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Trappers Share Ideas With DNR

To discuss possible changes to rules for hunters and trappers seeking fur pelts, representatives of hunting and trapping organizations from Ann Arbor to the Keweenaw Peninsula converged with representatives of the Department of Natural Resources (D More...

Moran Twp. Approves Budget, Raises Salaries

The Moran Township Board of Trustees approved a $296,986.54 balanced budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1, $25,556.54 higher than last year. The board also approved meeting pay increases for its trustees from $85 to $150. More...

Cormorant Control Meeting Is Monday Night at St. Ignace

A meeting is planned Monday, March 17, to update the public on ongoing efforts to limit the population of double-crested cormorants at Brevort Lake. The 7 p.m. meeting, hosted by the Straits Area Sportsmen's Club, will be at St. More...

Mackinac Island's Historic Stuart House Museum Ends Year $8,931 Ahead

Following a successful summer with more than 12,000 visitors to the Stuart House Museum, volunteers there have asked the Mackinac Island City Council to consider a plan hire a second employee, paint the lower level of the building, improve air flow More...

Brevort Twp. To Decide on Fire Hall, Accepts Master Plan

The Brevort Township Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting to decide what to do with two township-owned parcels, one on M-123, and a second on Church Street in Moran, after it receives information from builders and the Michigan Department o More...

Grant To Allow Teachers to Enhance Math, Science Studies

St. Ignace Area Schools will send two teachers next year for extra university training in mathematics and science teaching techniques. More...

News

Three Minor Citations Reported in Long Term Care Survey

The Long Term Care facility at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace received a good rating for its staff work and procedures by the state Department of Community Health (DCH) Thursday, February 28, with only three minor citations reported. More...

News From St. Ignace Area Schools

By Mike Springsteen, Superintendent

The technology explosion is revolutionizing our world in the way we communicate, learn, and work. At St. More...

American Red Cross Seeks Volunteers

The American Red Cross is seeking Mackinac County volunteers. Those interested are asked to call 643-9779 to register for the following meetings: "Fulfilling Our Mission" Friday, March 14, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Mackinac County Airport. More...

Sports

Cedarville Girls Win 1st Quarterfinal; Fall to MP Sacred Heart in Semis

The Cedarville Trojans girls basketball team made history with the school's first Class D quarterfinals win after a 63-54 victory over the North Dickinson Nordics Tuesday, March 4, at Negaunee High School. More...

Cedarville Girls Complete Season 24-2; Put Mark in School's History Book

The Cedarville Trojans girls basketball team's outstanding 24-2 season came to an end with a 34- 26 loss to Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart during the Class D state semifinals Thursday, March 6. More...

Comets Fall to Superior Central in Regional Semis

The combination of outside and inside shooting by Superior Central proved too much for the Mackinaw City Comets boys basketball team as it fell to the Cougars 67-58 during the Class D regionals at LaSalle High School Monday, March 3. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Past Eloquence vs. Modern Bombast in Consecutive Movement

In a half century of following presidential campaigns, I have never seen anything quite like what is unfolding before us now. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Straits Transit Retires The Straits of Mackinac

PART 61: Going topless in Wisconsin

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. More...

St. Ignace

Sunny days, and the evenings are growing longer. Erin Patti, a senior at LaSalle High School, was the recipient of a $25 check as an essay contest winner. Miss Patti is the daughter of Rachel Coveyou and the granddaughter of John Coveyou. More...

County Weighs 911 Dispatch Decision: Negaunee or Chippewa?

Negotiations are underway to decide whether Negaunee Regional Dispatch or Chippewa County Central Dispatch will provide 911 dispatch service to Mackinac County, with an April 1 deadline to reach a decision. More...

Principal Ledy To Retire; Board Renews Contracts

Educator Bonnie Ledy is retiring in June after 32 years, her resignation tendered at the St. Ignace school board meeting Monday, March 10. More...

Ironworkers Walk of Fame Plan Debated

Mackinaw City Council Checks Feasibility of Project

Concerns about whether the Village of Mackinaw City can legally go into business with a private company to sell and install street pavers commemorating ironworkers will send the Ironworkers Walk of Fame proposal to the city attorney for review. More...

LaSalle High School Teachers Take ACT

At 9:03 a.m. Friday, March 7, the first group of 18 LaSalle High School teachers opened their booklets, raised their pencils, and began taking a 35-minute timed ACT reading test. More...

Trojans Hold off Superior Central 92-76 for Regional Title

Cedarville's Winning Streak Reaches 50

The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team held off the Superior Central Cougars to capture its third consecutive regional championship and earn its 50th consecutive win over two seasons with a 92-76 victory at LaSalle High School in St. More...

Civil Infraction Hearing Set for Planning Comm. March 18

A hearing on the new Clark Township civil infraction ordinance will be Tuesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. before the Clark Township Planning Commission's master plan and zoning ordinance workshop. More...

Les Cheneaux Fishery Status To Be Discussed by Biologists, Experts

An informational meeting about the Les Cheneaux Islands fishery and cormorant control in the area will be presented Wednesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at the Les Cheneaux Sportman's Club on M-134, just east of Cedarville. The public may attend. More...

Social

Birth

Leonard Huffman Charles Jr. and Autumn Huffman of Moran announce the birth of their son, Leonard Thomas, born February 21, 2008, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and measured 18 inches in length. More...

Engaged

Baker, Spencer Lynn Baker and Jeremy Spencer, both of Caro, are planning a July 19 wedding in Corunna. The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Owosso High School and is trained in emergency medical care. More...

Wedding

Williams, Rickley

Jaime Williams and Travis Rickley, both of Moran, were united in marriage Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Family and friends attended the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father. More...

Obituaries

Mary 'Bernie' Trainor

Mary Bernadette Catherine Trainor of St. Ignace, known as "Bernie," worked at Peggy's Fudge Shop, the Indian Village, Sears Catalog Store, and made totem poles for Calvin Tamlyn, and was a former Sault Ste. Marie, Saginaw, and Detroit resident. More...

Alfred Matchinske

Alfred H. Matchinske, 88, of Engadine, was a U.S. Army Air Force World War II veteran who worked for U.S. Steel Corporation in Chicago. Mr. Matchinske died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. More...

Dorothy Vaseau

Dorothy Vaseau of Curtis was an experienced quilter and seamstress. She was a former resident of the Detroit and Brighton areas, moving north from Brighton in July 2005. More...

Opinion

Skier Concerned About Car Towed From Trailhead

To the Editor, My purpose for writing this letter is to make everyone aware of what I went through so the same thing doesn't happen to them. On February 27, I cross-country skied on the North Country Trail, east side of Brevort Lake Road. More...

Say 'No' To Closed Hospital Meetings

To the Editor: Your paper says it all! From the March 6 article, Commisioners Question Why Residents May Have No Say in New Hospital Board, " . . . More...

FOR THE RECORD...

In a March 6 article about Les Cheneaux Community Schools students participating in a band festival, Alice Landreville was mistakenly referred to as Alice Coyne. More...


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