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Judge: Edison Sault Should Pay Customers $4.6 Million

An administrative law judge says that Edison Sault Electric Company should return $2,124,000 to its 23,000 EUP customers, and her decision will be taken into consideration by the Public Service Commission (PSC) when it makes the final ruling on the More...

Will 'Treasure Hunts' Draw New Tourists?

Geocaching Sport May Be Marketed in Area

Madelyn LePage never knew about Sunset Rock on Mackinac Island until she and her family discovered it while geocaching. The relatively new treasure hunting game incorporates satellite technology to locate hidden objects, and Mrs. More...

$400,000 of Tribal Revenue Granted to 40 Local Projects

Almost $400,000 of gaming revenue from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians was granted to local municipalities and groups at Kewadin Shores Hotel in St. Ignace Thursday, January 18. More...

News

Local School Boards Will Have Open Seats; Candidates Must File by February 13

Those who want to be a part of the decision making for their local school have until Tuesday, February 13, to file a nominating petition to become a candidate for school board elections in May. More...

Gros Cap School To Call for Three-Year Millage Renewal

Tuesday, May 8, residents in Moran Township will be asked to vote on candidates for two open school board seats currently occupied by Nancy Dandona and Mike Cope. More...

Les Cheneaux Schools Give Nod to Wednesday Sport Scheduling, Hike Driver Education Fees

Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education agreed to the use of Wednesday nights for athletic games, if it becomes necessary, and voted to raise the school's fee for driver education by $75. More...

Sports

Escanaba Defends Super 8 Volleyball Tourney at LHS

Rose Paquin, Erica Ahlich, and Lindsay McLeod Make All-Tournament Team

The defending champions of the annual Super 8 Volleyball Invitational in St. Ignace, the Escanaba Eskymos, struggled during pool play with a 2-4 record, however, the Esykmos stormed back to capture the tournament championship Saturday, January 20. More...

Pickford, DeTour Post EUPC Wins

Pickford Downs Brimley, Rudyard in Volleyball Pickford defeated Brimley 25- 19, 25-22, and 25-14 during Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference play Thursday, January 18, and, during Monday's match, January 15, upended Rudyard 21-25, 25-12, 13- 25, 2 More...

LaSalle Wrestlers Defeat Rudyard, 50-21, in SAC

St. Ignace handed Rudyard a 50-21 defeat as the Saints took 10 of 14 weight classes during a Straits Area Conference (SAC) dual match Monday, January 15. "This was a good win, but we need to stay focused," said Saints Coach Harvey Bentley. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

War-time Veteran Says 'Demand End to U.S. Occupation of Iraq'

To the Editor: It has been four years now since I last wrote to the people of the Upper Peninsula. Weeks prior to the invasion of Iraq, in 2003, I wrote a small column, and with the courtesy of the local editor, it was published. More...

Year-Around Jobs Most Pressing Need for Local Workforce

Minimum Wage Hike Will Have Indirect Impact Here; Most Employees Pay More Owing to Labor Shortage

Increases in the state's minimum wage will not apply directly to many workers in Mackinac County because most local employers already are paying higher wages. More...

Petoskey Hospital Dropped From U.P. Medicaid Program

Mackinac Straits Protests Impact on 600 Patients

Opposition over a decision that could force families using MIChild insurance and patients on Medicaid to travel to Sault Ste. More...

Sled Display on Track in Naubinway

Plans Move Ahead for Snowmobile Museum

Plans are being developed for a vintage and antique snowmobile museum on US-2. More...

Commission Concerned Fort Walls Are Crumbling Again

1780 Fort Mackinac Walls Restored in '01

The white limestone walls that protect Fort Mackinac have begun to deteriorate again. More...

St. Ignace BroomBowl Fields Seven Teams, Generates $1,516 for Recreation

The first St. Ignace BroomBowl Tournament drew 64 players to a rink of snow in the parking lot of the Driftwood Sports Bar Saturday, January 20. More...

Bill To Protect Great Lakes From Asian Carp Invasion

Congress introduced legislation Thursday, January 18, to fund the last line of defense against the nonnative Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes, causing havoc for boaters and anglers, and threatening the region's $4.5 billion fishery. More...

Social

Wedding

Nicole Hahn, Joseph Gugin

Nicole Hahn and Joseph Gugin were married at Community Hall on Mackinac Island December 31, 2006. Mackinac Island Mayor Margaret Doud officiated the ceremony. Witnesses for the wedding were Sheryl Gough of Mackinac Island, Terry Gillespie of St. More...

Engaged

Stefanie Olson, Scott Ehle

Gerald and Wendy Ehle of Rudyard announce the engagement of their son, Scott Ehle, to Stefanie Olson, daughter of Steve and Jean Olson of Marinette, Wisconsin. Mr. More...

Tabitha Kerridge, Cale Gorham

Mike and Kim Kerridge of Garnet announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabitha, to Cale Gorham, son of Larry and Donna Gorham of Cassopolis. More...

Obituaries

Elinore Spence

Elinore Marie Spence, 79, of Goetzville, worked for 20 years as a housekeeper and also as a tribal census taker. Mrs. Spence died Friday, January 19, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Gerald Munro

Gerald William Munro, 85, of DeTour Village, was a World War II Navy veteran who worked on the Great Lakes freighters and served as constable in DeTour for many years. Mr. Munro died Saturday, January 20, 2007, in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Nora Jean Rushford

Nora Jean Rushford, 58, of Newberry, was a resident of Gould City, Grand Marais, and Curtis, before she finally settled in Newberry. She worked in adult foster care homes, providing primary care for several terminally ill patients. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

State Stars Align for '08 Presidential Contenders

At the start of his second term, Republican Attorney General Mike Cox has a dual focus. More...

Autos Across Mackinac:

Ferry Act Makes Service Part of Highway Dept.

The 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge is this year, and the event marked the end of automobile ferry service across the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Biography:

Captain John Stevenson

Capt. John Stevenson, the man who selected the first car ferry to be used at the Straits of Mackinac, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1854. At the age of 12, he went to work as a blacksmith's helper while attending school. More...


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