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Relay for Life Begins This Friday

About two weeks before the county's Friday, July 25, Relay for Life event, Jeni and Craig Therrian discovered a flock of pink flamingos decorating the lawn of their Cedar Lane home in St. Ignace. More...

August 5 Primary Will Narrow Candidate Field

Treasurer, Road Commissioner Among Contested Races at County Level

Inside This Issue: Voters Guide to All Mackinac County Primary Races Multiple candidates for the posts of Mackinac County Treasurer and Mackinac County Road Commissioner will be among tough choices facing voters in the Tuesday, August 5, primary e More...

Mackinaw City Approves Wells for Geothermal Units

Concern about ash trees lining Mackinaw City streets, voiced by Village Manager Jeff Lawson at the Thursday, July 17, village council meeting, led to approval for him to apply for state funding to combat emerald ash borer (EAB) infestations, which More...

News

Supervisor Post Challenged in Clark Township August 5

In Clark Township, the August 5 primary election will determine who could be supervisor, as both incumbent Linda Hudson and challenger Gerald Hill are Republicans. More...

Custom-designed Music To Be Featured at Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show

Moored among the vintage wooden boats at Hessel this year will be a three-month-old, customdesigned, 34-foot Grand Craft sport cruiser. More...

St. Ignace Tree Committee Eyes Grant Program To Combat EAB

Taking action against the aggressive emerald ash borer (EAB), the St. Ignace Tree Committee is expected to recommend participation in a matching grant program totaling $10,000. More...

Obituaries

Miriam Welcher

Miriam A. Welcher, 76, of Rudyard, was a cook who worked on Mackinac Island and for Rudyard schools. Mrs. Welcher died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Jeannine Gable

Jeannine Miriam Gable, 72, of Sault Ste. Marie and Drummond Island, was an appellate court judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Sault Ste. Marie. Mrs. Gable died Friday, July 18, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Rose Beisel

Rose Beisel, 85, of Escanaba, died at her home Thursday, July 17, 2008. Born December 13, 1922, in Engadine, she was a daughter of Phillip and Amelia (nee Krause) Meyer. She attended Engadine Schools. More...

Fish Feast, Bridge Celebration Will Honor Town's Heritage

All Class, Community Reunion Also Planned at St. Ignace This Weekend

Recognizing the importance of the lakes to the community's residents and economy, and marking the 51st year of the Mackinac Bridge, the Second Annual St. Ignace Fish Feast and Mackinac Bridge Celebration is set for Saturday, July 26, at the St. More...

Scott, McClure Hired at Les Cheneaux Schools

When the doors open at Les Cheneaux Community Schools Tuesday, September 2, a new principal and mathematics teacher will greet students. More...

Brown, Johnson, Latz Hired at St. Ignace School

Three new teachers have been hired, walls are being decorated with learning materials, bookshelves organized, and laptops for seventh and eighth grade students are being programmed. More...

Pickford Hay Days To Begin July 30 With 'Flower Power' Theme

The theme of Pickford's 30th annual Hay Days Celebration is "Flower Power," chosen to encourage residents to plant flowers to beautify the area, to remind residents to slow down and enjoy life, and to remember an era when homes throughout Pickfo More...

Newton Twp. Ballot To Have Full Candidate Slate

A full slate of candidates vying for seats on the Newton Township Board of Trustees will be narrowed down when approximately 345 registered township voters cast their ballots in the primary election August 5. More...

Social

Fp Duo Will Perform at St. Ignace Methodist Church

The Fp Duo will perform Saturday, July 26, at 3 p.m. at the St. Ignace United Methodist Church. The duo is composed of two Central Michigan University graduate students, Angela Miller of South Dakota and Shelly McLeod of St. Ignace. More...

Holy Family Parish Hosts Its Annual Chicken Barbecue

Holy Family Parish will host its annual chicken barbecue Sunday, July 27, from noon to 5 p.m. at the parish in Barbeau. Take-outs are available. Mass will be at 10:45 a.m. More...

Cedar Cove Celebrates Anniversary July 25 With Open House

Cedar Cove in Cedarville will host an open house Friday, July 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., to celebrate its third anniversary. Door prizes, live music, and refreshments will be available. The public is welcome to view the assisted living facility. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Youth Partake in Basketball Camp

The St. More...

O'Connors Captures Business Golf Scramble

O'Connors Win Business Golf Scramble at St. Ignace Team O'Connors carded 59 (29- 30) to capture first place during the Business Four Person Golf Scramble at the St. Ignace Golf Club Sunday, July 13. More...

Monuscong Golf, Horseshoe League Results

Munoscong Mixed Doubles Golf League The team of Renae Reich and Matt Romatz and Theora and Arvid Hamilton carded 32 with 11 putts for first place in the Mun - oscong Mixed Doubles Golf League Thursday, July 17. More...

Opinion

Bridge Commuter Card Hike Hurts Local Families

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: Mr. Sweeney, there has to be another way of deterring unlawful usage of the commuter cards. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Keeping Term-limited Seats in the Family

Family ties abound in the August 5 primaries for the State House of Representatives, a house decimated because 44 of its 110 members are term-limited. More...

Rexton-Garnet

The signs of summer are all around and as sure as the sun comes up in the morning, summer will hurry by faster than we can turn the calendar. More...

Mackinac Island

What a glorious morning, Wednesday, July 16, for our visitors to enjoy. The sky is a heavenly blue, shining down on our beautiful Mackinac, where the flower gardens are at their peak in an array of vivid colors and the lawns of velvet green. More...


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