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Staffing Issues Come Before County Board

Treasurer's Office

County commissioners said they could not entertain a seven-month leave of absence request by Nora Massey from her deputy treasurer position. The leave, which Mrs. More...

Variance for 50-foot Sign for Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum Approved

Installing a 50-foot sign inside a right-of-way is favored over installing a 100-foot sign blocking a shoreline view, said the Mackinaw City Planning Commission, which voted 6-2 to support a variance request by the Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum for th More...

Island's Science Teacher Ferguson Resigns

Jeff Ferguson, a high school science teacher for Mackinac Island Public School since 2005, resigned for "personal reasons," it was announced at a school board meeting Thursday, April 24. Mr. More...

Bridge Workers' Children Enjoy 'Shadow Day'

Children of Mackinac Bridge Authority employees were invited to spend Thursday, April 24, learning about the Mackinac Bridge and what their parents do each day at work. More...

News

ISD Plan Will Save Local School Districts Money on Special Education Busing

School districts that pay to bus students to special education programs in the Eastern Upper Peninsula may save hundreds of thousands of dollars, collectively, owing to a plan by the Intermediate School District, More...

St. Ignace Students To Present Play Sunday

Rehearsing "Crabapple Academy: A Comedy" Monday, April 28, the LaSalle High School Players are preparing to perform the play for St. Ignace students Thursday and Friday. A performance is open to the public and begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4. More...

Games, Prizes Will Highlight Super Saturday

St. Ignace

Super Saturday Children's Celebration and 4-H Expo will be Saturday, May 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. The event includes games, crafts, stories, a bicycle rodeo, and wagon rides. Admission is free of charge. More...

Obituaries

Roy Pemble

Roy C. Pemble, 98, of Bay City, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at West Court Retirement Living in Saginaw. He was born May 25, 1909, in St. Ignace to Charles and Mary Clara (nee St. Onge) Pemble. More...

Robert Siira

Robert A. Siira, a former Sault Ste. Marie and Drummond Island resident, was known as an expert crane operator, and family members said he was known for his sense of daring, and his nickname was "the daredevil." Mr. More...

Charles Harju

Charles E. Harju, 79, of St. Ignace was a U.S. Navy veteran who taught in the St. Ignace school district for 32 years. Mr. Harju died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Opinion

Mayors Say 'Vote Yes on Hospital'

To the Editor: The Straits area is faced with a wonderful opportunity. A new Mackinac Straits Hospital means access to even better health care and potential for new jobs, with $37 million being invested in the Straits area. More...

Voting Yes May 6 Will Ensure Our Hospital's Future

Editorial Viewpoint

Quality medical care in St. Ignace has long been recognized as a keystone in the development of the Straits area. More...

If Voters Approve Transfer, New Hospital Will Be Built

To The Editor: Recently there have been statements doubting information that Mackinac Straits Hospital has made available to the public. More...

Fixing the Road, From the Concrete Up

Mackinac Bridge Work Is on Schedule

The sounds of a milling machine, mechanical broom, dragging chains, and multiple jackhammers mix with engines of cars and semi trucks on the Mackinac Bridge, during part of a two-year resurfacing project. More...

Letter Resolves County's Concerns About Hospital

Commission Offers Support of Transfer

Outstanding issues between the County Commissioners and hospital representatives were resolved last week. More...

Producers Lining Up To Film in Michigan, With Incentives

Hosting Film Crews Will Bring Jobs, Cash, Allen Says

About 100 movie producers have already inquired about making films in Michigan this year, following the development of a package of tax breaks that makes the state the most financially-friendly place in the country to produce films, commercials, an More...

'Fly-by' View of Straits, Bridge, St. Ignace

This aerial photograph was taken from near the St. Ignace Marina, looking south over the Mackinac Bridge, April 19. (Photograph by Patrick Duflo) More...

Tribal Election Has Four Chairman Candidates

Four candidates are vying for the chairmanship of the board of directors for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and several representative seats are available on the board. More...

Social

Marlene, Stan Kennedy Celebrate 50 Years Together

Anniversary

Marlene (nee Eisinger) and Stan Kennedy of Pickford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 26, 2008. They were married by the Reverend Marion Hostetler in the First Presbyterian Church in Kinde, Michigan, where Mrs. More...

Megan Elliott, Ed LaRocque

Engagement

Bradford and Jan Elliott of Rock Hill, South Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth Elliott, to Edward John LaRocque, son of Billy and Margaret LaRocque of St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Sonja Duncan, Dan Rambo Are Inducted Into U.P. Sports Hall of Fame

Sonja Duncan of Cedarville and Dan Rambo of Sault Ste. Marie were two of the 10 members inducted into the 37th Annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Danfourth Place in Escanaba Saturday, April 26. Mrs. More...

Engadine Girls Down DeTour in Golf Opener

The Engadine Eagles girls golf team opened the season with a win over the DeTour Raiders at the Munoscong Golf Club Thursday, April 24. The Eagles recorded a fourplayer score of 297. More...

St. Ignace Softball, Baseball Off To Positive Start

The St. Ignace Saints snapped a six-game losing streak with a doubleheader sweep of the Brimley Bays, 9-2 and 21-11, Monday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 23. The Saints also split with Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Politicians Start To See Green

When it comes to politics and the environment, promises made have not been promises kept. Pledges to conserve and protect usually ring hollow soon after such hyped rituals as Earth Day and Arbor Day, most recently observed last week. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

With spring's late arrival, the track and golf seasons have begun in earnest. The varsity track team made a good showing at the Marquette Dome Track invitational last week and our first home track meet had our Eagles placing third overall. More...

Brevort

With the cold, windy weather, last weekend was not the best of weekends for the sand dunes clean-up, but the 30 or so volunteers who gathered persevered and gathered bags of trash off the beaches. More...


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