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1 Principal To Replace 2

Les Cheneaux Schools

Les Cheneaux Community Schools will replace an elementary school principal and a high school principal with one principal for both schools. At a special meeting Monday, June 2, trustees said they will take applications through Friday, June 27. More...

Finkel Crowned Island's Lilac Queen

Mackinac Island Lilac Parade Is Sunday at 5 p.m.

The 59th Annual Lilac Festival opened Friday, June 6, in traditional fashion with the crowning of the Lilac Queen, despite nearby rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning. More...

Plenty of Fishing Fun During Annual Kids Event at Castle Rock Ponds

Tangled fishing lines, and freed bobbers sailed through the air as young anglers took to the shores of Castle Rock Ponds Saturday, June 7, during the 12th annual Kids Fishing Day. More...

News

Mackinac County Is Feeling Affect of Falling Property Values Across State

The trend of falling property values in the Lower Peninsula is beginning to creep across the Mackinac Bridge this year as Mackinac County saw a slowing of the increase in the state equalized value (SEV) for property. More...

Local Youths Raise $467 for Bike-a-Thon

A group of local children rode their bicycles May 3 to raise $467 for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The money is enough to buy a wig for a child and to supply oxygen to one child for a day, reported organizer Cathy Nordquist. More...

Historical Society To Hold Election

The Michilimackinac Historical Society will meet Thursday, June 12, at 5 p.m. at the Marina Pub in St. Ignace to elect board members and officers. The public is welcome to attend the annual election meeting. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Clement

Joseph Paul Clement, 83, of Pickford, was a U.S. Navy veteran and a cabinet maker who owned several businesses in the Dafter area. Mr. Clement died Friday, June 6, 2008, in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

James 'Jim' Solon

James "Jim" Solon, 77, of Mackinaw City, was a Korean War veteran who was committed to his longtime involvement with the Fraternal Order of United Irishmen and to his charity work for St. Patrick's Parish in Detroit. Mr. More...

Lucia Hagen

Lucia Aline Francher Hagen, 89, once established and operated a church thrift store in St. Ignace, and worked for many years at the family business, the Fort Algonquin museum and store on Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace. More...

Time To Make the Gardens Grow

Downtown St. Ignace

Carol Bell (back) of Cedars of Mackinac Landscaping and her crew begin planting this summer's colorful Kiwanis Beach garden, designed with 50 varieties of annual flowers, Wednesday, June 4. Over the winter, Mrs. More...

Mackinaw City To Host Sept. Builders Exposition

A new manufacturers exposition called the Northern Michigan Fall Construction Expo was unanimously approved by the Mackinaw City Village Council Thursday, June 5. More...

1st Class of Boatbuilders Graduated at Cedarville

Surrounded by the five boats they built using contemporary and traditional methods, seven members of the first graduating class of the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville received certificates of completion Friday, June 6. More...

Marina Gets Fresh Coat of Blue

St. Ignace Marina workers apply the final coat of blue paint to a dock beam Wednesday, June 4. More...

Icebreaker Mackinaw Opens for Season

Retired Cutter Receives $100,000 in Donations

On a warm summer morning in 2006, village historian Dick Moehl awoke in stateroom 16 of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, a ship floating in tranquil retirement near the shore of Mackinaw City. More...

Social

Community Yard Sale in St. Ignace To Be Held June 14

The St. Ignace Community Yard Sale will be Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., along North State Street in front of downtown businesses. Cost is $10 to rent a 10-foot spot. For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 643- 8717. More...

Red Hat Society Convention Canceled

The Red Hat Society Convention scheduled for St. Ignace June 6 through June 8 has been canceled owing to a decrease in advance registrations, said Rosalie Robinson of the Jewels of the Straits Red Hat Society, organizers of the annual event. More...

Pickford Historical Society Quilt Show Begins June 13

The Pickford Area Historical Society's quilt show this Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14, at the school will display more than 50 antique and modern quilts and raise funds for the museum. More...

Sports

Rudyard Bulldogs Baseball Wins 4th Regional Championship Since 2003

The Rudyard Bulldogs baseball team captured its fourth regional championship since 2003 with a 13-2 victory over host Johannesburg Lewiston Cardinals in the Division 4 regional title game Saturday, June 7. More...

Pirates Down Saints in Semis; Fall to Bulldogs in Finals

The Rudyard Bulldogs defended their Division 4 district championship after senior Craig Wallis pitched a no-hitter during a 10-0 win over Pickford-Cedarville Pirates in St. Ignace Monday, June 2. More...

Bulldogs Named to All-District Softball Team

Chelsea Mesnard, Leah Wallis, and Destiny Chontos of Rudyard were named to the All-District Team, following the conclusion of the Division 4 tournament in St. Ignace Monday, June 2. More...

Opinion

Reports 'Made in China' Tag on American Flag

To the Editor, I was in Clare for the Memorial Day weekend and I attended a beautiful service at the cemetery. The lady next to me had an American flag that said "Made in China." Maybe we're actually lucky. More...

Columns

McCain, Obama Should Be Pressed on Great Lakes Protection

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Every election year since the environmental movement gained traction in the late 20th century, political war dances have been held to drum up commitments for restoration and protection of the Great Lakes. The drums throb again. More...

Brevort

If this weather doesn't start cooperating, we may not have many front-porch visitors. Denny Rippett did stop by this past week, only to be run into the house by the mosquitoes, but we did have a nice chat. More...

Rudyard

This past Wednesday, the last day of school, as kids came flying out of classes ready for summer vacation to begin, all of us parents were already wondering when school is due to start back up. More...


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