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East Crew Leader Hired; Shed Gets OK

Road Commission

The Mackinac County Road Commission hired Frank Stempki of St. Ignace for the position of East District crew leader Tuesday, April 15, during the commission meeting. More...

New Ideas Suggested To Keep View Open at Mackinaw City

As the idea of public ownership of waterfront property gains momentum in Mackinaw City, the village council, planning commission, and the public are discussing specific plans to keep the view of the Straits of Mackinac open. More...

Say 'Pizza!'

16 St. Ignace Toddlers Enjoy Pizza-making Field Trip

The Headstart program in St. Ignace took a field trip Tuesday, April 15, to B.C. Pizza, making their own pizza and then enjoying lunch. More...

Area Hope To Dedicate Building To Brown Musser May 3

St. Ignace Area Hope will recognize a gift from the R. Daniel Musser family by naming its Ferry Lane building Marley Brown Musser Resource Center during a dedication ceremony Saturday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. More...

News

MSHP To Add Five-Story Viewing Tower at Mill Creek Discovery Park

Two more new features now under construction at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park near Mackinaw City are a 40-foot climbing wall and a 50-foot tower that will offer a view of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Island. More...

Sportsman of Year, Racer of Year Among Honors for Cedarville's James Hicks

Reflecting on this year's Michigan Regional World Power- Sports Association snowmobiling season, James Hicks said, "I wanted to really win. I don't like to lose." Mr. Hicks achieved his goal. More...

Racers Preparing for Season's Last Tournament May 3

Race To Take Place at St. Ignace Casino

A competitve radio-control race car tournament that features more than $2,000 in prizes will be held at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3. More...

Sports

SAC Honors 108 Scholar Athletes During Awards Banquet at St. Ignace

As many as 108 athletes from the six-member Straits Area Conference were honored during the fourth annual conference awards banquet at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace Monday, April 14. More...

Engadine Athletes Recognized During 46th Sports Awards Banquet

Shauni Rutledge was awarded the 33rd Senior Sports Award and Mike Schutt, a 1998 graduate of Engadine High School, was inducted into the Golden Eagle Family during the 46th annual athletic award banquet to honor student athletes at Engadine Saturda More...

St. Ignace Sweeps Track Opener; Cedarville Boys, Pickford Girls Second

The St. Ignace Saints boys and girls teams posted victories in the track and field season opener at the St. Ignace Kiwanis Sports Complex Tuesday, April 15. Seven schools from the Eastern Upper Peninsula made their 2008 outdoor debut as St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

'Yooperwood'

Sixty years ago, Republican Kim Sigler, a dandy dresser who was a flamboyant corruption fighter before his brief but colorful two years as governor, was known as "Hollywood Kim. More...

Engadine

It's time for the Naubinway Spring Fest, Saturday, April 26, at the Naubinway pavilion. The auction will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until all items are sold. Refreshments, including fresh pasties, will be served. More...

St. Ignace

The Junior Prom for LaSalle High will be Saturday, April 26, at St. Ignace Middle School. Music is provided by Jason Bryma, our band instructor. We're wishing all these well dressed students a wonderful evening to remember. More...

Voters To Decide on Hospital Corporation May 6

Private, Nonprofit Entity Sought So New Hospital Can Be Built

Residents in Brevort, Moran, and St. Ignace townships and the City of St. More...

City Council To Explore Uses for Little Bear Room

Hockey Team, Fitness Group Want the Space

The future use of one room at Little Bear East Arena has two local groups at odds. St. More...

Young Inventor Honored With 'Eccentric Technology'Award

Intermediate School District Recognizes Jeffry Misner

Every year, a handful of student science projects impress parents and teachers with unexpected ingenuity at the Eastern Upper Peninsula student science fair. More...

Franchise Ordinance To Be Proposed To 'Protect Mackinac Island's Charm'

Regulating franchise businesses on Mackinac Island will be the aim of new regulations soon to be introduced by the city's Ordinance Committee, addressing concerns that franchises operations could dilute the Island's charm as a small, historic resor More...

Job Fair at Little Bear East April 25 To Recruit Workers

Twenty-three employers and colleges will be represented at a Job Fair/Career Day at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Friday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Works! More...

Mealworms, on Your Mark...Get Set...Slow!

Shouts of "Go!" went unheeded, much to the disappointment of St. Ignace Elementary third grade student Eric Ward (left) at a "mealworm race" in his classroom Tuesday, April 15. More...

Social

Weddings

Sorenson, Abbott

Tamara Sorenson and David Abbott, both of Puyallup, Washington, were united in marriage February 29, 2008, at Puyallup Foursquare Church with Joel Bartolome officiating. The bride, formerly of St. More...

Births

Evan Arnold

Glen and Heather (nee Livermore) Arnold of St. Ignace announce the birth of their son, Evan Jon Arnold, born March 15, 2008, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Lions Roar Auction To Be May 10

The St. Ignace Lions Club will host its annual Lions Roar Auction Saturday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kewadin Shores Casino. Food, prizes, and raffles will be offered at the auction. More...

Obituaries

William Collins

William Thomas Collins, 86, of Cedarville enjoyed a career in medicine in Ohio, before moving to his cottage on the Snows Channel. Dr. Collins passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in Traverse City. He was born February 22, 1922, to John M. More...

Joseph Carr

Joseph Michael Carr, 26, of Cedarville, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, in Cedarville. He was born November 21, 1981, in Springfield, Missouri, but has lived in Cedarville since the age of one. Mr. More...

Howard Owens

Howard S. Owens, 72, of St. Ignace passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2008. He was born May 31, 1935, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Howard and Johanna (nee Carlson) Owens. Mr. Owens was a licensed electrician. More...

Opinion

It's Hard To Give Up Trust Developed With Negaunee Dispatch

To the Editor: I am writing to inform you that the article about the switch of 911 Dispatch Services from Negaunee Regional to Chippewa County left out some information that may be helpful to the people of Mackinac County. More...

New Hospital Will Have Benefits For County Residents

To the Editor: I am the Emergency Room Medical Director at Mackinac Straits Hospital and wanted to share a couple of my thoughts with the residents of Mackinac County about the proposed new hospital for Mackinac County residents. More...

New Hospital Is an Opportunity We Can't Pass Up

To the Editor: To the voters eligible to vote in the hospital election: On May 6, the voters of Moran Township, St. Ignace Township, Brevort Township, and the City of St. More...


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