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State Tourism Index Dips to 3-Year Low

Local Labor Day Rally Not in Line With Trend

A boost in tourism reported over the Labor Day holiday in the Straits area was not enough to overcome the statewide decline in tourism numbers for the third quarter. More...

Government Modifies Fish Shipping Ban

In response to appeals from the aquaculture and bait industry, the federal government has scaled back its restrictions on shipments of live fish in the Great Lakes basin. More...

News

Les Cheneaux Study Finds Berries Important to Bird Survival

Leaves dropping from wild fruit trees and shrubs reveal striking clusters of red and orange berries. The berries are important to the survival of many migrating birds that fill the woods with song during the spring and summer. More...

Christmas Parade Set for Dec. 1

The annual Christmas tree lighting and Home for the Holidays parade is planned for Friday, December 1, in St. Ignace. The parade will kick off at 6 p.m. with Santa's arrival, and performances by the LaSalle Band Ensemble and the St. More...

Businesses To Offer Gift Wrapping

The St. Ignace Business Association will host "Wrap up the Holidays" in St. Ignace Saturday, December 16, and Saturday, December 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pavillion. More...

Sports

Cedarville Girls Basketball Team Victorious in Regional Semifinals

After the Cedarville girls basketball team shook off their firstquarter jitters, the Trojans outscored Onaway 45-20 in the combined second and third quarters, and the balanced scoring (with four players in double figures) lifted the Trojans to a 67-4 More...

Cedarville Hangs on To Down Rival Pickford for District Title

The old cliché that it's tough to beat a team three times in one season came true as Cedarville girls basketball team, defeated by Pickford twice during the regular season, had to hang on for 54-50 win to capture the championship of the Class More...

How Cedarville, Pickford Advanced to Final

Pickford girls basketball team survived a scare from Brimley with a 50-48 win over the Bays Monday, November 13, and Cedarville upended DeTour 64-40 Tuesday, November 14, during the 123 Class D district semifinals at the John Duncan Gymnasium in Ceda More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Northern Senators Almost Caucus Leaders

At one fleeting point, it appeared that two veteran lawmakers from northern Michigan would emerge last week as the top Republican and Democratic leaders in the state Senate for the next four years. Metro Detroit senators dashed those prospects. More...

This is the season of year when talk seems to just naturally swing around to deer hunting. You expect that if you're a longtime participant, but for a newcomer, a few helpful tips might be welcome. Actually, there are nearly More...

DeTour Area

Here we are approaching one of the most popular holidays of the year, Thanksgiving. The day after is the biggest Christmas shopping day of the year. With all involved, it is most exciting. More...

Log Facade Planned for Old Theater

Builders, managers, architects, and Mackinaw Crossings owner Jim Wehr packed the Mackinaw City Village meeting Thursday, November 16, awaiting approval of a site plan to transform the Mackinaw Theater into an outdoor equipment store. More...

Island Christmas Tree Makes Crossing

About to embark on a rough ride in 20-mile-per-hour winds, Mackinac Island's community More...

St. Ignace Twp. Sewer Project Gets Easement

A needed easement has been signed and construction is expected to begin as soon as materials arrive for the St. Ignace township sewer bypass. The easement was signed by the Sault Ste. More...

Ready for the Giving Season

Pickford Family, Community, and Careers Leaders of America and their More...

Social

Military Service Recognized for Cedarville Grads

Members of Law-White Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary shared memories and stories at a reception following the Veterans Day service in Cedarville Friday, November 10. More...

Wedding

Pitko, Lockhart

Hattie Marie Lockhart of Pickford and John James Pitko of DeTour were united in marriage October 21, 2006, at Pickford United Methodist Church by the Reverend Paul Gruenburg. More...

Birth

Katherine Tassier

Mary Beth Combs and Troy Tassier of Bronxville, New York, announce the birth of a daughter, Katherine Anne Tassier, born September 8, 2006. More...

Obituaries

Delphina Sutton

Delphina Elizabeth Sutton, 90, of Brimley, owned and operated a beauty shop in Sault Ste. Marie for many years, working until she was 80 years old, and was known to family and friends as an accomplished baker and cook. More...

Clyde 'Bo' Bradford

Clyde "Bo" Bradford, 67, of Moran, owned and operated Bradford House Grocery in Moran for many years and was active in Mackinac County and Brevort Township politics. Mr. More...

Michael 'Ryan' Ellet

Michael Ryan Ellet of Naubinway was a volunteer firefighter with the Hendricks Township Fire Department. Known as "Ryan" by friends and family members, he was working in advertising sales for the UP Wide Yellow Pages and More...

Opinion

Flooded With Pill Propaganda

To the Editor: We are being flooded with pill propaganda. You can't turn on the television without seeing an advertisement for pills. They have them for everything, from flat feet to baldness. More...

Hunter's Best Friend Will Find Your Way Out of the Woods

To the Editor: This is in response to "Lost in the Woods" from the November 9 issue of More...


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