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Two in County Fall Ill in Salmonella Outbreak

Two people in Mackinac County were sickened by the same salmonella bacteria implicated in a nationwide outbreak that has affected 183 people in 21 states. More...

Ground Broken for St. Ignace Hospital

State Democrats took advantage of a campaign trip through St. Ignace Wednesday, November 1, to More...

News

Hope Hotline Volunteers Connect Callers With Helping Agencies

Service Is Second Effort for Project Hope

The new community charity, St. Ignace Area Hope, opened the doors to a donation-based resale shop less than three months ago, and now the organization has launched its second project, the Hope Hotline. More...

Sewer Bypass Falls Behind Nov. Schedule

St. Ignace Twp. Raises Rates for Customers

The 3,000-foot sewer bypass to eliminate sewer odors in Evergreen Shores has slipped behind schedule as project engineers seek an easement from the Sault Ste. More...

Planners Test Drive-Through Immunizations

21 Vaccinated for Flu

Registered Nurse Helen Marks of Cedarville, who works at Mackinac Straits More...

Sports

Lost in the Woods: Seasoned Hunters Say Knowledge Can Keep You Alive

Hunters enter the Upper Peninsula armed with high-tech gadgets to help them stay warm and oriented in the woods, but no matter how well prepared, each will eventually comes face to face with dead batteries at night, a broken compass off trail, a stuc More...

EUP Hunters May See More Deer Than in 2005 Season

Hunters in Eastern Upper Peninsula woods can expect to see more deer than last year, owing to a mild winter that allowed better yearling survival than in the previous year. More...

Hunters Can Help Feed the Hungry With Game Donations

Hunters with excess or unused venison can donate the meat through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources or Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger, which are partnering to put meat on the tables of those who need it most. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

Innovative Weir Design Allows Removal of Grand River's Dimondale Dam

The village of Dimondale, southwest of Lansing, like many communities across Michigan, was established because local river conditions offered a good source of power. More...

Michigan Politics

Reflections on Campaigns '06

Reflections on what has been by far Michigan's costliest election campaign year, one that accentuated the negative in statewide and legislative races, but was far from being the nastiest, show what happened makes campaign finance reform all the more More...

Les Cheneaux

Sault Ste. Marie and several other places in the Eastern Upper Peninsula received quite a bit of snow last Thursday night and Friday morning, while we, in Cedarville and Hessel, enjoyed balmy temperatures and a partly sunny day. More...

Government Halts Great Lakes Live Fish Shipments

Emergency Federal Order Targets Fish Virus, Hits Commercial, State Hatcheries

A government freeze on live fish shipments from Great Lakes states will send powerful economic ripples across the region and, locally, it may jeopardize the expansion of a tribal fish hatchery at Nunn's Creek near Hessel, hurt the winter sport fishin More...

Veterans Services Planned

Veterans Day Saturday, November 11, marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. Veterans of all wars are honored on that day. More...

Council: City Budget May Be in Black by Next Year

The St. Ignace City Council and City Manager Eric Dodson envisioned a positive balance at the end of 2007 as they began discussions on the new budget during a workshop meeting Monday, October 30. More...

Moran Township Will Sell Brevort Community Center

Moran Township trustees voted Wednesday, November 1, to sell the Brevort Village Community Center for at least $45,000 after receiving an appraisal from Goudreau and Associates in Naubinway that establishes that as its minimum value. More...

Social

Masseys Celebrate 50 Years

Don and Judy Massey of St. Ignace marked their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration Saturday, October 28. The celebration was held at the Village Inn in St. Ignace and included a buffet luncheon with fall decorations. More...

Kimberley Hankamp, Gary Kroupa

Kimberley Hankamp and Gary Kroupa of Cedar were united in marriage Saturday, October 7, 2006, at Bayview Wesleyan Church in Traverse City. Pastor Jack Steenbergh officiated the ceremony. More...

Jillian Fraser

Bill and Angela Fraser of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Jillian Ivy, born October 13, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length at birth. More...

Obituaries

Marguerite 'Maggie' Sweeney

Eulogy

Mackinac mourns the loss of Mrs. Marguerite "Maggie" Sweeney, longtime resident of Hubbard's Annex. More...

LeRoy 'Sam' Mills

LeRoy "Sam" Mills, 68, of St. Ignace, died Sunday, November 5, 2006, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He had been ill for nine years. More...

Weldon Slater Jr.

A former music teacher and volunteer at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Weldon John Slater Jr., 60, of Curtis died Saturday, November 4, 2006, in a boating accident. More...

Opinion

Keep in Mind the Right To Bear Arms

To the Editor, In reply to Jo Ford, "Gun control should be based on facts," in the November 2 issue: More...

Experience Was a Blessing in Disguise

To the Editor: I would like to express my appreciation to the community of St. Ignace, and to the teachers, faculty, and students of St. More...


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