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Kasper Fills County Post

Emergency Services Coordinator Hired

Mike Kasper's new job as Mackinac County's emergency management coordinator is like a dream come true. The 40-year-old Cedarville native said he enjoys community service, having grown up in a home where it was modeled to him by his family. More...

Newly Elected Representatives Seek Tourism Growth, Resource Preservation

Mackinaw City

Ronald Wallin, who was elected Mackinaw City village president Tuesday, September 11, said he will bring his political experience and educational background in economics and education to bear in making decisions to help guide the village. Mr. More...

Generator Donated To Twp. Fire Dept. by Parlin Family

A generator donated by Les Cheneaux Islands cottager Dave Parlin to the Clark Township Fire Department will enable the volunteers to run a ventilation fan and power tools. More...

Paul Bunyan Breakfast, Hike Planned for Sept. 29, Oct. 6

Two Paul Bunyan Camp Breakfast and Hikes are planned for two fall weekends, Saturday, September 29, and Saturday, October 6, organized by the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau and the U.S. Forest Service. The events will begin at 8:30 a.m. More...

News

Commodity Food Program Announces New Schedule in EUP

Community Action Agency's commodity supplemental surplus food program will change its schedule for September distribution, and each month thereafter. More...

Voters Now Must Show Picture Identification

New state requirements that voters must show picture identification are in effect, reported the Mackinac County clerk Thursday, September 13. More...

Riders Raise Nearly $7,000 for Children's Camp in First Albany Trail Ride

Approximately $7,000 was raised for Camp Quality children's camp by participants in the first Albany Trail Ride between Cedarville and DeTour. More...

Obituaries

Dennis 'Dody' Schaefer

Dennis "Dody" Schaefer of Gladstone formerly lived in Sault Ste. Marie, where he worked on the Poe Lock at the Soo Locks for seven years. In 1968, he brought his family to the Escanaba area to work on the construction of Mead Paper Company. Mr. More...

Leona Woody

Leona E. Woody of Engadine helped her husband operate their dairy farm, and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Engadine. Mrs. More...

Mildred Klepack

Mildred Klepack, 91, of St. Ignace, formerly of Royal Oak, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2007. She married her childhood sweetheart, John Klepack. They were married 53 years. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Chuck Yob Leaves GOP Post

For 18 years, Republican National Committeeman Chuck Yob has been the Energizer Bunny of the Michigan GOP, bounding among 83 counties to recruit and campaign for candidates, attend hundreds of Lincoln Day dinners, and help raise hundreds of thousan More...

Autos Across Mackinac: High Gasoline Prices Didn't Deter Motorists

Part 37: The Ferries Turn 25

On January 1, the Sainte Marie (II) relieved the City of Petoskey and the 1948 winter schedule went into effect. The ferry made one sailing from each side every three hours, starting at 6 a.m. from St. Ignace, and ending with a 10:30 p.m. More...

DeTour Area

What a weekend it was in DeTour, with so much to do and see. Mother Nature cooperated with the weather for Happy Apple Day Saturday, September 15, in the village. The turnout was great, and everyone enjoyed the day. More...

$37.4 Million USDA Loan Secured for New Hospital

A sigh of relief can be heard at Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center now that funding for the construction of a new hospital in St. Ignace has been secured. More...

City To Seek Appraisals on Waterfront Property

Whether St. More...

New Teachers, Paintball Get School Board OK

At its Monday, September 10, meeting, the St. More...

6 Candidates Seek Council Seats in St. Ignace Nov. 6

Six candidates will be running for three open seats on St. Ignace City Council in the November 6 election. More...

New Officers Include President, Two Trustees, Clerk and Treasurer Elected September 11

With 325 voters submitting ballots in the Mackinaw City election Tuesday, September 11, a new village president and two new trustees will join the seven-member village council. Residents also elected a new clerk and retained their treasurer. More...

Ceremony Pays Respects to Those Lost in Sept. 11 Tragedy

Mackinac Island residents and visitors observed Patriot Day Tuesday, September 11, at the veteran's memorial on Market Street, with speeches and a special tribute to Island Girl Scouts for sending cookies to soldiers leaving for Iraq. More...

Social

Fenlon, Scott Marry Aug. 11

Mandy Fenlon and Michael Scott of St. Ignace were united in marriage Saturday, August 11, 2007, at Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey officiated. The bride, daughter of Jerry and Susan Fenlon of St. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints 26-6 Victory Over Hurons Extends Undefeated Streak

Two undefeated Division 7 teams, the St. Ignace Saints and the Rogers City Hurons, battled at Gilpen Field, and in the end, it was the Saints defense that bent but didn't break during a 26-6 nonconference win Friday, September 14. More...

Cedarville Trojans 4-0 After 43-20 MEFLWin Over Rockets

The Cedarville Trojans remain undefeated with a 4-0 overall record, 3-0 in the Mid-Eastern Football League, after a 43-20 win over the Rapid River Rockets (1-3) Friday, September 14. More...

Engadine Falls To North Dickinson

The Engadine Eagles lost their fourth consecutive game, losing to the North Dickinson Nordics 49-8 during a Mid-Eastern Football League (MEFL) contest Friday, September 14. More...

Opinion

City Officials Elected by the People To Uphold City Charter

To the Editor:

According to last week's paper, the city manager violated the City Charter and the mayor supports that violation; i.e. the hiring of a relative of an elected official to be employed by the city. More...

School May Need Coach Who Can Handle Bigger Team

To the Editor:

I am absolutely appalled with the St. Ignace board of education's decision to take no action on the recent cuts of five athletes from the Saints volleyball program. More...

Varsity Team Cuts 'Unconscionable'

To the Editor:

No doubt if you have a child in school in St. Ignace, especially if your kid participates in athletic competition at the St. More...


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