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Tribe Lists Budget Cuts

Budget shortfalls for the Sault Ste. More...

County Commission Considers Staffing Partnership for Care of Animals, Airport Needs

Fuel Sales Down at County Airport

A staffing partnership under consideration by Mackinac County commissioners would aid in the care of animals at the county shelter, as fewer pets are being adopted and more animals are being abandoned. More...

St. Ignace Car Dealership Building Demolished

Demolition of the Mackinac Ford Sales garage and show room on US-2 near St. Ignace began early Monday, October 6, and was finished the following day. More...

News

Mackinac Straits Health System Will Offer Flu Shot Clinics

Mackinac Straits Health System is offering Flu Shot Clinics Monday, October 20, in Primary Care, and Tuesday, November 18, in the Medical Building. Medicare, Blue Cross, and Medicaid will be billed. More...

Sault Area Arts Council's Annual Art Auction Set for November 1

The Sault Area Arts Council will host its annual arts auction Saturday, November 1, at the Lake Superior State University Cisler Center in Sault Ste. Marie. The 7 p.m. auction will be preceded by a dinner at 6 p.m. More...

Downtown Trick or Treat Fest Is October 31

The annual Downtown Trick or Treat Fest will be Friday, October 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Sault Ste. Marie. Costume judging will take place at Avery Square at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Trojans Clinch Playoff Spot With 33-14 Homecoming Win Over Broncos

The Cedarville Trojans clinched a playoff spot for the fifth consecutive season with a 33-14 homecoming win over conference foe Bark-River Harris Broncos Friday, October 3. More...

Big Plays Lift Cheboygan Over St. Ignace in Final Straits Area Conference Game

St. Ignace held a 57-45 margin in offensive plays, but could only muster two touchdowns in a 41-14 defeat, its first this year, to its Straits Area Conference rival, the Cheboygan Chiefs, in Cheboygan Friday, October 3. More...

Rudyard Downs Hurons; Engadine, Pellston Defeated

Rudyard Running Attack Lifts Bulldogs to Win The Bulldogs' running attack lifted Rudyard to a 42-14 road non-conference win over the Rogers City Hurons Friday, October 3. More...

Opinion

Park Commission To Aid St. Ignace Tourism Push

Group Seeks Expertise To Develop and Promote Straits Triangle of History

A runway rehabilitation project at the Mackinac Island Airport that was expected to cost $2.5 million will now cost $6 million. More...

Longtime Civics Teacher Advised: Choose Best Individual Candidate

To the Editor: For many years I have realized Mackinac County is basically a Republican county. If I am in doubt, I still vote Republican. Back in 1937, I was fortunate to be in a civics class where Clinton Fair was the teacher. More...

Give the Bailout Money to Taxpayers, To Pay Off Credit Cards

To the Editor: It appears that our current financial mess was created in large part by the government. More...

Teachers Sign 4-year Contract

St. Ignace

A pay increase for educators and an insurance cost-sharing plan are a few of the changes written into the new four-year teacher's contract that was ratified Thursday, September 25, by the St. Ignace Education Association and adopted by the St. More...

DDA One Step Closer

Clark Township

A resolution of intent to establish a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was adopted by the Clark Township board Thursday, September 18. The support came at the urging of resident Rick Shapero. More...

Fireworks, Tree Cutting Draw Debate

City Council

Two issues brought concerned and angry residents and members of the Special Events Committee to the St. More...

Mackinac Straits Hospital Offers New Heart Clinic

Starting Thursday, October 9, St. Ignace's Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center will offer many cardiac services on a weekly basis, eliminating the necessity for travel to other cities for such treatment. More...

President Bush Signs Great Lakes Compact

President George Bush signed the Great Lakes-St. More...

Social

Engaged

Demske, Harmon

Irene Fenlon of St. Ignace announces the engagement of her grandson, Mike Demske of Stevensville, to Lindsay Harmon of Iron River. Miss Harmon is the daughter of Jerry and Julie Harmon of Iron River. More...

Annual Fort Fright Will Be at Colonial Michilimackinac

Families are invited to enjoy a spooky night at Colonial Michilimackinac for the third annual "Fort Fright" in Mackinaw City Friday, October 10, and Saturday, October 11, as the colonial fort will be transformed into a village inhabited by scary ch More...

St. Ignace Cub Scout Round Up Will Be Held October 13

Cub Scout Pack 127 will host an organizational meeting for boys in grades one through five Monday, October 13, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Ignace Elementary School. More...

Obituaries

Leonard Potoczak

Leonard Andrew Potoczak, 75, of Dearborn Heights, died Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Annapolis Hospital in Wayne. He was born September 6, 1933, to Andrew and Stella (nee Depa) Potoczak in Dearborn. Mr. More...

Katsuko Moore

Katsuko Moore, 72, of Raber, died Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the her home. She was born September 7, 1936, in Nagasaki, Japan, to Jiro and Chiyo Nagashi. More...

Andrew Kolo

Andrew Charles Kolo Jr., 73, of Raber, worked for 30 years for Chrysler Corporation in Detroit before retiring to the Upper Peninsula. Mr. Kolo died Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Hearthside Assisted Living in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

McCain's Fade Could Help State Democrats

Republican John McCain's abrupt, ill-advised Michigan fade could be good news for Democrats down the ticket, maybe even for Supreme Court candidate Diane Marie Hathaway, partisan-nominated contender on the ill-named "bipartisan" ballot. More...

St.Ignace

Checking out a variety of small engines last month at the Chippewa County Fair, Bruce Zimmerman of St. Ignace was a participant. Mr. More...

Brevort

This week promises to be milder and more colorful as the fall season progresses. The bows have been sighted in, as bow hunting season begins. More...


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