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Powwow Puts Focus on Tradition

Gathering of Eagles Starts Friday at Hessel

People of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to participate in the 16th annual Gathering of the Eagles Powwow in Hessel, free of charge, Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17, where more than 300 dancers, artists, and vendors are expected to More...

Ironworkers Celebrate Heritage of Trade

Walk of Fame Breaks Ground at Mackinaw City

Operating a mechanical lift 120 feet above Mackinaw City, ironworker Jack Milbrath has a good view of the crowd below. More...

Some Want To Limit Saddle Horses Downtown

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island's three commercial liveries are asking that the city create policies to restrict the use of private saddle horses in the downtown area. More...

Shepler Rezoning Decision Delayed

The Mackinaw City Village Council voted 4-3 Thursday, August 7, to delay action on a planning commission recommendation to place Shepler's lakefront parcels in a district that prohibits motels and hotels. More...

News

St. Ignace City Council Meeting Payments Reported

In July, payment to members of the St. Ignace City Council for attending meetings and events totaled $1,920. Meeting salaries are set, while no rules constitute what events are eligible for payment. More...

Beach Boys Tribute Concert Is August 20

Phil Dirt and the Dozers will present "Surf's Up: A Tribute to The Beach Boys" Wednesday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Cheboygan. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased at the Opera House box office at (800) 357-9408. More...

St. Ignace Tree Committee Wants To Apply for Grants To Replace City Ash Trees

Facing the loss of the city's ash trees to the destructive emerald ash borer (EAB) from Asia, the St. Ignace Tree Committee will seek two grants through the Department of Natural Resources. More...

Sports

Kanitz, Swope Win 5K Run; 3-on-3 Tournament Draws Area Hoopsters

Lee Kanitz of Hessel finished first in the men's division and Chelsea Swope of St. Ignace won the women's class in the inaugural St. Ignace Summer Daze 5K Run Saturday, August 9. More...

Rudyard Places Second in CCSS Baseball

The Rudyard baseball team took second in the Consolidated Community School Services' Senior Youth Baseball division. More...

Trio Wins Saints Hoops Golf Tournament

Coveyou, Grondin, Tallaire Win Saints Golf Tournament The trio of Tom Coveyou, Lou Grondin, and Sean Tallaire carded an 18-hole score of 60 to win the championship flight of the sixth annual Saints Basketball Scramble Golf Tournament Saturday, More...

Opinion

If Unhappy With $80 Bridge Card Minimum, Contact Our Lawmakers

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: Last week, I received a e-mail from Senator Jason Allen, our state senator, asking me to evaluate tourism in Northern Michigan. I have no special rapport with the senator; I am just lucky enough to be listed on his e-mail burst. More...

Applauds Volunteer Effort in Clean-up

To the Editor: Many individuals, groups, and businesses offered their time and efforts to clean up the land at tribal housing near St. Ignace July 21. Teenagers from the Zion Lutheran Evangelical Ministries of Ohio and St. More...

Chief Mackinac Takes Best in Show

Bittersweet Is People's Top Choice at Hessel

Chief Mackinac, a 1917 Consolidated, returned to Hessel last weekend and captured the 2008 Best of Show and first in her class awards at the Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show. More...

Marshall Hired as Coach; School Meal Prices Go Up

Jason Marshall will be the new head coach for varsity boys basketball at LaSalle High School this fall, Ona Lee Gibson has been hired to teach at the Tribal Youth Facility and LaSalle High School. The St. More...

Wind Energy Workshop Is Tuesday at St. Ignace

Residents, community planners, leaders, and zoning officials will be able to learn more about planning for and regulating wind energy development in their municipalities at a Wind Energy Siting and Policy Issues workshop in St. More...

Mackinaw City To Host Up to 20,000 Bikers August 25

Mackinaw Crossings has received permission to host a party for an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 motorcycle riders Monday, August 25. The riders will stop in Mackinaw City on a trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the base of operations for Harley Davidson. More...

Encampment, Powwow Set for August 23 at St. Ignace

A family event that celebrates the history of the St. Ignace area, the Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyageur Encampment and Powwow is set for Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24. More...

Moran Twp. Considers Ash Borers Grant, Forestry Plan

If sufficient demand by Moran Township residents warrants it, trustees will pursue a grant through the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to replace ash trees that are likely to be killed by the Emerald Ash Borer, a voracious insect that has des More...

Social

Robinson, Suchman

Lindsay Robinson and Edwin Suchman III, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, were united in marriage Saturday, July 5, 2008, on the grounds of Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace, with the Reverend James Balfour of the United Methodist Church officiating. More...

Landreville, Nyberg

Donielle Landreville and Joseph Nyberg of Sault Ste. Marie were united in marriage Saturday, June 7, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Hessel Pier with Mark Clymer officiating. More...

Trout Lake Pie Social Is Aug. 31

The Trout Lake Women's Club will hold its annual pie social Sunday, August 31, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Township Hall on M-123. The club also is selling tickets for a quilt made by club members. More...

Obituaries

Girth Pardee

Girth Azle Pardee, 73, of Pickford, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. He was born July 12, 1935, in Owosso to Azle Joel and Edna Marion (nee Mitchell) Pardee. Mr. More...

Ivan Falconer

Ivan A. Falconer, 67, of Vicksburg, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008, in Grayling. He was born April 9, 1941, in Scottville to John B. Falconer and Hazel M. (nee Bates) Falconer. More...

Dorothy Fletcher

Dorothy Ann Fletcher, 66, of Muir, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008, at her home, of lung cancer. She was born October 9, 1941, in Rudyard, to David and Bessie (nee Steele) Barens. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Primary Votes Send Loud Messages

In downstate congressional races, a Democrat just had a huge primary scare and two Republicans face high profile challenges this fall. More...

Mackinac Island

The balmy days of summer continue to be as beautiful as ever, bringing radiant blue skies and warm sunshine. This week I've met many visitors, who are going to or coming from Grand Hotel. More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather has been gorgeous and it has been a very busy week full of activities. Sadly, two of the occasions bringing people together were memorials, but such happy memories were shared of both of the individuals who have passed. More...


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