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Mackinac Island, St. Ignace Consider Streetlight Options

Mackinac Island and St. More...

Expert Gives Ideas About 'Walkable' Communities

MDOT Funds Study for Cities, Including Mackinaw

Mackinaw City was one of several northern Michigan communities to be studied last week by Dan Burden of Walkable Communities, Inc. A nationally recognized authority on bicycle and pedestrian facilities and design, Mr. More...

Protecting Neighborhoods From Commercial Intrusion Is Focus at Mackinaw City

The heart of the Mackinaw City master plan, the section that addresses future land use, was reviewed by the Planning Commission at its Thursday, September 11 meeting. More...

DEQ Requires Upgrades to Brevort Twp. Sewer

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has demanded that Brevort Township increase its ability to monitor the sewer system to avoid accidental contamination and to maintain efficient treatment. More...

Mackinaw City Receives Positive Audit Report

Finalizes Shepler Property Zoning Change

The Mackinaw City Village Council held its final debate on the re-zoning of two waterfront properties owned by Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry at its Thursday, September 18 meeting, after which it voted 6-1 to place the parcels in the B2 business d More...

News

DNR Releases Small Game Forecast: Plenty of Rabbits, Squirrels, Ruffed Grouse for Hunters

Most fall hunting seasons are right around the corner and Department of Natural Resources biologists say hunters will find plenty of opportunity this year with populations of most small game species stable in Michigan's woods and wetlands. More...

Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show Results

The following is a list of award winners from the 13th Annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show in St. More...

Model Maker Completes Dock To Go With Sainte Marie

Charles Purin has completed his latest scale model, the St. Ignace railroad dock, which compliments the model of the railway ferry Sainte Marie he finished last October. Mr. Purin is a 69-year-old U.S. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Cruises to a 62-29 Non-League Win Over Rogers City Hurons

St. Ignace exploded for 41 firsthalf points and cruised to a 62-29 non-conference win over Rogers City at Saints Field Friday, September 19. "I was pleased with our overall play, especially the blocking up front," said Saints Coach Marty Spencer. More...

Balanced Offense, Defense Lifts Cedarville to 41- 0 Conference Win Over Rapid River

Cedarville used a balanced performance on offense and defense to shut out Rapid River 41-0 in a Mid-Eastern Football League game Friday, September 19, improving its record to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference. More...

Pickford, Rudyard, Pellston, Engadine Football Results

Panthers Win 40-38 Overtime Decision Over Wolverines Pickford played in its second consecutive overtime game, but, unlike its first, the Panthers came away with a 40-38 non-conference win over White Pine of Ontario Friday, September 19, by deny More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Ebb and Flow of Great Lakes Funding

It was a big loss for the state Senate in 1993 when Grand Rapids Republican Vern Ehlers left to become a congressman. More...

Mackinac Island

The golden signs of autumn can be seen here and there all over our beautiful Island. Tinges of orange and yellow are appearing on trees and gardens. More...

Brevort

There's a big sea rolling on Lake Michigan this Friday morning, September 19. Maybe it will wash all the ugly, smelly, green stuff off the beach. Fred and Terry Green of Dearborn are spending a week at the Green compound on Shore Road. More...

Citizens Appeal for Funding To Dredge Channels

Congressional Earmark Needed To Direct Money to Les Cheneaux Islands

A congressional earmark or a fundamental change in how the federal government funds recreational harbor maintenance will be needed to address sedimentation and weedgrowth problems that are choking the Les Cheneaux Islands navigation More...

Sault Tribe Cutting Costs in Face of Large Deficit

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is restructuring its finances and cutting costs to reduce a projected deficit of millions of dollars for this year and next year. More...

Rate Hike Official for Clark Twp.

Annual Sewer Fee: $288

The $184 annual fee Clark Township residents now pay for sewer service will be increased to $288 to support operations and maintenance of the system and develop a replacement reserve. More...

Blasting, Excavation Begin at Hospital Site

Excavation work to prepare the North State Street site in St. Ignace for a new hospital, to be called Mackinac Straits Healthcare Village, began Friday, September 5. More...

DeTour Riders Raise $5,800 for Charity

The second annual Albany Trail Ride raised more than $5,800 for Camp Quality, a camp for young cancer patients, Saturday, September 13, in DeTour. Karen Bennett, owner of the Albany Restaurant in DeTour, is the organizer of the ride. More...

Social

Legacy House Will Show Off Renovations Thursday

Open House Is Planned at Women's Home in St. Ignace

An open house will take place at Legacy House in St. Ignace Thursday, September 25, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., to show the public the results of the year-long renovations at the shelter for women in need. More...

Soblaskeys Celebrate 50th Anniversary October 4

Alfred and Sherrill (nee Mc- Kenzie) Soblaskey of St. Ignace will celebrate their 50th anniversary Saturday, October 4, 2008. They were married at the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Rudyard. Mrs. More...

MSU Extension 'Better Kid Care' Offering Fall Classes

Michigan State University Extension Better Kid Care is offering fall classes in St. Ignace, Newberry, and Sault Ste. Marie. Classes are free, and parents and guardians of children are especially invited to attend. More...

Obituaries

Gerald King

Gerald W. King, 69, of Cedarville, had a career as an airport manager and also enjoyed working with the Events Staff for University of Michigan football games for many years. Mr. More...

Grace Black

Grace Anna Black, 85, of Sault Ste. Marie, was a provider of child care and adult foster care who was accomplished in needlework. Mrs. Black died Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at her home. More...

James Harris

James R. Harris, 69, of Rexton, died Tuesday evening, September 16, 2008, at his home, with his wife of 34 years, Louise, at his side. Mr. Harris was under the care of L.M.A.S. Hospice. More...

Opinion

Village Council Voted With Common Sense

To the Editor: It is disappointing, and a bit surprising, that Mackinaw City's village president, Ron Wallin, continues to express opinions that are in complete contrast to the facts presented at the September 4 village council meeting. More...

Why Did City Not Cut Costs Before Raising Permit Fees?

To the Editor: Last winter I wrote several poignant letters over my concern with the blatant waste of taxpayers' money, especially concerning the building inspection department. More...

Ride Across the Mackinac Bridge Was Awesome

To the Editor: We wanted to write and let you know about the most awesome experience we have ever had. More...


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