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Crews Share Ambulance Cost Concerns

Portage, Garfield Townships

Ambulance workers in Garfield and Portage townships are concerned about costs incurred by their ambulance services when back-up paramedics, highly trained "Echo Units" dispatched by Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, are called in on ambulance runs unnece More...

County Gives $10,000 to St. Ignace Park Project

Reasoning the funds would support future economic development in the area, the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners granted $10,000 to the St. More...

LC Schools To Sell Property To Offset $136,323 Deficit

Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education voted Monday, February 19, to sell its rental house at auction to help offset a $136,323 budget deficit. More...

News

County Road Commission Stands Firm, Seeks $10,000 Compensation

The Mackinac County Road Commission stood its ground in seeking $10,000 in compensation for five new plow trucks that did not meet bid specifications, even though the manufacturer questioned the amount of the request during the commission's Tuesday, More...

Store To Get New Name, Look, Reintroduce Traditional Values

Doud's Market To Open in Mid-April

The grocery store at the corner of Main Street and Fort Street on Mackinac Island, set to open in mid-April, may have a new name and a new look, but owner Andrew Doud hopes to establish Doud's Market as a reliable grocery store that reaches out to i More...

Citizen Planners Program Offered

A Citizen Planner program is being offered in Mackinac, Cheboygan, Chippewa, and Emmet counties from Monday, March 12, through Monday, April 30, at Little Bear Arena and Conference Center in St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Mary 'Betty' Doran

Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Doran, 83, died February 22, 2007, at the Long Term Care Facility of Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. She was born September 1, 1923, to Joseph and Mary (nee Milaney) McSweeney in Sault Ste. Marie and attended St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Study Shows State of Michigan Cities

"Vibrant cities are key to revitalizing the State's weak economy. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Ferries Pressed With as Many as 80,000 Cars Expected in 1926

PART 8 - ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER CRUSH (PART ONE)

November 1, 2007, marks the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge and the end of auto ferry service across the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Ariel Serves Seven Decades

The Ariel's original owners, the Walkerville Ferry Company, purchased a new boat in 1923 to replace her on the Detroit River. Subsequently, another vessel, the Halycon, would also join the fleet in 1926. More...

Petoskey Hospital Put Back in U.P. Medicaid Program

U.P. Hospitals Plan To Bring Obstetrics, Orthopedic Clinics to St. Ignace Soon

Mackinac County Medicaid patients will be allowed to receive medical services at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey for at least another year, while Upper Peninsula hospitals plan outreach programs that will bring specialists to St. Ignace. More...

Bike Path Project Moves Forward in 2 Counties

Pre-engineering Study Next for North Huron Pathway

The North Huron Scenic Pathway received a $10,000 commitment from Chippewa County in February, when the county board matched a $10,000 contribution from Mackinac County made last year. More...

9.8-Pound Walleye Brings Top Prize for Goetzvilles's Jim Skinner

Goetzville's Jim Skinner won the 2007 Munuscong Walleye Jamboree with a 9.80-pound walleye he hauled in Sunday morning, February 25. The fish took a four-day lead away from Casey MacLaren of Sault Ste. More...

EUPISD Seeking Millage Increase to Generate $1.4M for Special Education

Property owners will pay an additional 0.75-mill for special education services if a new millage is approved by Eastern Upper Peninsula voters May 8. More...

State Budget Deficit Has MSHP Staff Preparing for Cuts

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission stands to lose $14,000 this year and $57,000 next year under budget cuts proposed by the governor. More...

Social

Engaged

Larson, Bosley

Dave and Jean Larson of Milford announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennie Helen Larson of Milford, to Derek William Bosley of DeTour Village. Mr. Bosley is the son of Cliff and Diane Bosley, also of DeTour Village. More...

Sports

Saints Girls, 3 Bowlers Qualify for State Finals

The St. Ignace girls bowling team was the first team from St. Ignace to qualify for the state finals after placing third in the Division III regionals Saturday, February 24, in Traverse City. The state finals will be in Jackson Saturday, March 3. More...

Trojans Ranked Number One in State, U.P. Polls

The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team climbed to number one in the Associated Press state Class D polls Tuesday, February 20. More...

Saints Capture SAC Title; Win Over Chiefs, Hornets

St. Ignace clinched its first Straits Area Conference (SAC) title since 2001 after Cheboygan handed Sault Ste. More...


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