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Plant To Be Built South of Sault Will Be Nation's First

Fuel Facility Could Employ 50 Workers

The nation's first commercialscale cellulosic ethanol plants will be built in the Upper Peninsula south of Sault Ste. Marie with construction beginning next year. More...

Water Safety Program Set for Sunday

St. Ignace Marina

Water safety, Coast Guard boat tours, boating regulations, and life jacket information will be the focus of events planned for Sunday, July 6, at the St. Ignace Marina. More...

News

Three of Five Businesses To Reopen Soon After Mackinaw City Fire

Fire damage has been repaired at some stores in Mackinaw City following a June 23 fire at the former Stimpson House hotel, but at least one shop will remain closed for some time. More...

New Flagpole Installed at City Hall

A new flagpole, delivered to St. Ignace City Hall on State Street, is lifted from the truck bed by members of the Department of Public Works, working with Maverick Construction and using a 60-foot crane. More...

Oversize Garages, Porch Approved at Clark Twp.

Clark Township Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved four variances Tuesday night, June 24, one for a porch extension and three for oversized storage structures. More...

Obituaries

Theodore Aslin

Theodore "Ted" M. Aslin, 78, of Newberry, was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Mr. Aslin died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. Born May 27, 1930, in St. More...

Gerald Harrison

Gerald Alexander Harrison of Pickford was a master plumber and owner of Gerald Harrison Plumbing and Heating for 30 years. He was also a former member of the Pickford Township Board, serving as a trustee and clerk. Mr. More...

Roberta Montgomery

Roberta "Bert" A. Montgomery, 68, of Engadine, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique from complications of a stroke. More...

Joe McCoy Elected To Lead Tribe

Darwin "Joe" McCoy of Sault Ste. Marie defeated incumbent tribal chairman Aaron Payment, 3,853 to 3,495, in a June 26 election to become chairperson of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. More...

Area July 4 Celebrations Announced

Parades, Fireworks Planned in Many Local Communities

Parades, games, picnics, sailing races, and fireworks will mark 4th of July events across Mackinac County this year as residents prepare to celebrate the country's Independence Day. More...

Social

McFarland To Attend USCG Academy

Spencer McFarland of Mackinaw City has been recognized for superior academic achievement and leadership potential, and is attending the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. More...

Engadine Students Earn Academic Honors

Receiving the Presidential Academic Excellence Award are (from left) Brooke Livermore, Amy Kerridge, Tanner Flatt, Brittany Flatt, Mikayla Vallier, Forrest McArthur, and Kassie Metcalf. (Photographs courtesy of Angie McArthur) More...

Nightlinger Enrolls in Automotive Program

Jared Nightlinger, son of Wendy Pratt of Hessel, has been accepted to the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio. He will begin study in the automotive high performance program in August. Mr. More...

Sports

West Downs East 38-14 in U.P. Football All-Star Game at Superior Dome

Turnovers made the difference in the annual Upper Peninsula Football All-Star game as the West capitalized on three East mistakes in the first half, en route to a 38-14 victory at the Superior Dome in Marquette Saturday, June 28. More...

Upcoming Sporting Events in EUP

Inaugural Battle at the Bridge Wrestling Tournament July 13 Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace will host the first Battle of the Bridge Wrestling Tournament Sunday, July 13. Youth wrestlers from around the state are expected to compete. More...

Munoscong Ladies, Mixed, Senior Golf Leagues

Munoscong Ladies Golf Phyllis Baxter carded 55 for low gross and Dorothy McDowell recorded 49 for low net in the first flight during the Munoscong Ladies Golf League Wednesday, June 25. More...

Columns

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Bait-and-switch Ballot Proposal Bad for North

Stealth political scam artists are taking aim on Michigan's constitution with a sweeping cockamamie bait-and-switch proposal that could further dilute northern Michigan's voice in the judicial and legislative branches. More...

Mackinac Island

Summer is the season of adventure, when the days grow longer, and the sun, the moon, and nature's beauty can be seen in colors of a rainbow. Riding around the shore of our Island, one can find yellow daisies, buttercups, and black-eyed Susans. More...

Les Cheneaux

The Fourth of July is upon us once more and it's nice to see red, white, and blue decorations everywhere. A parade and evening fireworks will be part of the local celebration Friday. More...


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