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EUP Communities To Host Christmas Season Events

St. Ignace Holiday Parade Set for Friday AHome for the Holidays Parade is planned for 6 p.m. Friday, December 1, in St. Ignace, followed by the downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, Santa Land at The Pavillion, and Christmas caroling. More...

Municipal Building Upgrades Proposed

St. Ignace Officials Also Plan Update for City Wastewater Treatment Plant

Improvements are slated for the St. Ignace municipal building and wastewater treatment plant, city officials say, although money for the projects has yet to be found. More...

Hospital Plans Lights of Love Ceremony

Mackinac Straits Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a Lights of Love ceremony at the Hospital Sunday, December 10, and a book sale fundraiser Wednesday, December 13, through Friday, December 15. More...

News

New Water Diversion Would Derail Proactive Lakes Charge

More than a dozen lake advocates have joined the Alliance for the Great Lakes in urging the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to reject a Lake Michigan diversion request until adoption of a critical interstate compact that would protect Great More...

Body Found of Missing Hunter

A missing hunter, John Robert Felsk, 53, of Manton, was found dead Wednesday, November 22, in Brevort Township, following an extensive search. More...

Stacee Schnicke Expected To Make Full Recovery Following Accident

Stacee Schnicke, 16, of St. Ignace, is expected to make a full recovery from injuries she sustained in a car accident Monday, November 20, her father told More...

Obituaries

Elaine Schopp

Elaine Schopp of DeTour Village was a teacher on Sugar Island and Drummond Island, and worked beside her husband in the family business, Schopp's Central Market in DeTour Village, until the business was sold to Sune Bucht in 1971. More...

Anderson 'Jumbo'Woodruff

Anderson James "Jumbo" Woodruff of Brevort Township was a retired truck driver who was building a log cabin on East Lake. Mr. Woodruff died suddenly November 26, 2006. More...

Lucille Fetters

Lucille L. Fetters, 89, of Middlebury, Indiana, established the first Jehovah's Witness congregation in the St. Ignace area and served as a minister for 50 years. Mrs. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

An Answer for 'Joe Average'

To the Editor: I am glad we live in a free country, especially the right of free speech and the fact of one man one vote. More...

Indian Trails To Take Over U.P. Greyhound Bus Routes

Indian Trails Bus Company is taking over Greyhound Bus Company's routes through the Upper Peninsula February 1 under a twoyear, $25 million agreement between Indian Trails and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The contract guarantees More...

Forum Will Explore Town Planning Ideas

Set at St. Ignace Tues., January 9

Dave Ivan, an expert in community and economic development, will bring his program, "Can Small Towns Be Cool?" to Mackinac County Tuesday, January 9, at 1 p.m. The program will be at Little Bear East Arena in St. More...

New Merit Test Includes Free ACT

State Replaces MEAP With New Examination

To make standardized testing more meaningful for Michigan high school students, the Michigan Department of Education has dispensed with the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) for juniors and replaced it with the Michigan Merit Exam. More...

Children Enjoy School Thanksgiving Tradition

Pickford kindergarten students (clockwise, from left) More...

Social

Dorinda France Joins Honor Society

Dorinda Jean France of Engadine was inducted into the Alpha Xi Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Bay de Noc Community College October 23. More...

Nickolas Polstin To Attend University

LaSalle High School senior Nickolas Polstin, son of Robert Polstin and Amy Polstin of St. Ignace, has been accepted to the More...

Long Finishes Basic Combat Training

Army National Guard Private Casey Long has been graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Sports

Cedarville Suffers Disappointing Defeat in Regional Finals, 59-53

In the Class D Regional 31 championship game at Newberry, the Trojans' first-half effort led to a 13-point lead before Rapid River took just 1:45 of the second half to erase the margin, upending Cedarville 59-53 Wednesday, More...

Tom Wilson Has Made Impact On Cedarville Student Athletes

Accomplishments Include Four Regional Titles

Tom Wilson has made an impact on student athletes at Cedarville High School (CHS) in the 23 years while on the bench for the Trojans girl's basketball team. More...

New Coach Continues Trojan Basketball Tradition at CHS

Sonja Duncan, completing her first year as head coach of the Cedarville Trojans girls basketball program, has continued her former coach's winning tradition, applying the knowledge she learned from him to her coaching style, which, with hard work fro More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Quickie Book Re-caps Governor's Race

Behind-the-scenes glimpses of the campaign between newly reelected Governor Jennifer Granholm and Republican challenger Dick DeVos that cost a record $50 million-plus are contained in a sprightly book that sets its own publishing record for postelect More...

Gould City

The turkey has been stuffed, and so am I. This is "diet time" of the year after eating all of that food for days on end. During hunting season there are so many good places and good things to eat. More...

Les Cheneaux

We hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. Certainly the weather was a wonderful part of it all; families could even enjoy outdoor activities because it was so warm. More...


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