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Committee Mulls Limits on Bridge Toll Discounts

Does Not Favor Restricting Commuters by Location

A Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) committee failed to reach a consensus as to who should qualify as a frequent commuter and whether restrictions should be imposed on commuter debit cards when it met in Lansing Friday, October 24. More...

Communities Report Events for Halloween

Local communities have planned Halloween activities for children beginning Thursday, October 30, and through Friday, October 31. A list of children's activities follows. City of St. Ignace Halloween trick-or-treating in St. More...

St. Ignace Book Depicts History in Photos

Open House Will Launch Book Sales To Benefit Library

A map dating to 1717 and the first 19 private land claims shown on an 1828 land survey are just two of more than 220 photographs and sketches in a new pictorial history book, "St. Ignace," that is available this week. More...

Mackinac Island Awaits Judge's Decision on Property

Mayor Appoints Committee for Landmark Status Work

The City of Mackinac Island is awaiting orders from 11th Circuit Court Judge William Carmody in hopes that he will uphold a previous order that requires a Chicago couple to return its Hubbard's Annex property to its original state by November 1. More...

Thunderstorm Followed by Hail October 26

Vehicles create a path through a thick layer of hail that fell on State Street and parts of St. Ignace Sunday morning, October 26. More...

Council Trustee Hingston Steps Down From Planning Commission

Saying "this job was not something that I sought," Jeff Hingston resigned from the Mackinaw City Planning Commission Thursday, October 23, citing a potential conflict with his duties as a trustee on the Village Council. Mr. More...

News

Social Services Programs Appeal to County Commission for Same Funding as Last Year

Commissioners Learn Health Insurance Costs Will Rise by 7%

Social service organizations appealed to county commissioners to maintain the same funding levels for the coming year as they received in 2008. The county invested $94,900 in the social welfare of its residents in 2008. More...

Economy Challenges Child Support Collections

Lack of Jobs Means Wage Withholding Not as Effective in Mackinac County

The lack of steady jobs here, the poor local economy in general, and an interest rate the state tacks onto child support payments are all factors that can work against parents, making it easier for them to fall behind in their payments, and making More...

Cage Fighting Event Is Saturday

For the first time, mixed martial arts cage fighting will take place at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Saturday, November 1. More...

Sports

Saints Gear Toward Playoffs With 37-26 Win Over Manistique Emeralds

Character plays a big part in the success of athletic teams and the St. More...

Saints, Trojans Compete in Same Division

Two Eastern Upper Peninsula teams, the St. Ignace Saints and the Cedarville Trojans, will battle in the state's region two playoffs Division 8 Friday night, October 31. It will be the first time since 1983, when St. More...

Trojans Win MEFL Title; Post Perfect 9-0 Record

The Cedarville Trojans recorded their second consecutive Mid- Eastern Football League (MEFL) title and earned an undefeated regular season with a 25-6 road victory against the North Dickinson Nordics Friday, October 24. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Voter Registrations Soar

Each in his own way at critical times in the presidential campaign, Barack Obama and John McCain gave short shrift to Michigan. More...

St.Ignace

Another month is fading away as temperatures drop, leaves slowly fall, and days are shorter. There will be an open house at the St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, October 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Les Cheneaux

Halloween is upon us once more. Some of our high school students will be coming to neighborhood homes asking for food donations for Cedar Pantry. Cedar Pantry does a wonderful job of caring for the needs of many local families who are struggling. More...

EUP Among State's Strongest Zones for Wind Energy

Developers Eye Several Local Sites

Developers want to take advantage of wind conditions in the Eastern Upper Peninsula that are among the strongest in the state, and they are proposing two potential wind farms here, one in Hendricks Township in Mackinac County and one in DeTour and More...

LaSalle Students Host Blood Drive

First time donor LaSalle High School senior Jeffrey Gamble volunteers to give blood during the school's National Honor Society blood drive Tuesday, October 21. Carolyn Crumbacher of Petoskey with the American Red Cross explains the steps to Mr. More...

School OKs Technology Spending

Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux Community Schools board of education unanimously approved spending $94,981 for new technology at its meeting Monday, October 27. More...

Study Links Cormorants To Yellow Perch Decline

Fielder Publishes Les Cheneaux Islands Report

A new study links the rising population of double-crested cormorants in the Les Cheneaux Island to the collapse of the yellow perch fishery here. More...

Sidewalk Cafes Considered

Mackinaw City Planning Commission

In the competition to attract tourist dollars, the Mackinaw City Planning Commission Thursday, October 23, briefly discussed the allure of sidewalk cafes as part of a continuing examination of the village's master plan for land use. More...

Youngsters Warm Up for Holiday With 'Trunk or Treat' at St. Ignace

Michigan State Police Trooper Corey Hebner of the St. Ignace post with Jayce Anderson of Moran during Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 25, in St. Ignace. Jayce is the son of Michelle and Jeremiah Anderson of Moran. More...

Drill Reveals County Needs More Emergency Responders

More emergency responders from outlying areas and improved communication are needed during large-scale emergencies in Mackinac County, said Mike Kasper in his report on a series of three drills held at the Straits of Mackinac in September. Mr. More...

Program Seeks To Bring Medical Care to Uninsured Adults

Hundreds of people who live in Mackinac, Luce, or Chippewa counties and who do not have health insurance may benefit from a program to bring medical care and free or low-cost prescription medicine to qualifying adults. More...

Social

Rudyard Students To Present Play

James Taylor, director, gives advice to Rudyard High School students (from left) Shana Trotter, Rebecca Malaski, Celyne McMillan, and David Hoolsema, who are performing in "The King and I" The play will be presented at the school Thursday, Friday, an More...

Fireworks Set for Nov. 8 at Moran

For the fourth year, the families of the late Alfred "Pete" Peters and George Litzner will host a fireworks show on Dukes Road in the village of Moran Saturday, November 8. The display begins at 7 p.m. More...

Elusive Walleye Landed by Schlehuber at Brevort Lake

Bruce Schlehuber of Moran caught a walleye that has eluded anglers since it was tagged for the Brevort Lake Walleye Derby this past spring. While fishing with Steve Sayles and his son, Troy, Sunday, October 5, Mr. More...

Obituaries

Donna Ward

Donna J. Ward, 75, of St. Ignace, died early Saturday morning, October 25, 2008, at Mackinac Straits Hospital after suffering a stroke at her apartment. More...

Edwin Hohmann

Edwin H. Hohmann, 66, of Mackinac Island and Yorkville, Illinois, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his Mackinac Island apartment Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Mr. Hohmann was born in Cleveland, Ohio, May 12, 1942. More...

Thomas O'Dowd

Honorable Thomas J. O'Dowd, 77, of Rochester Hills, died of natural causes Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Born in Detroit, he was the son of Irish immigrant parents, Thomas and Helen O'Dowd. Judge O'Dowd was graduated from St. More...

Opinion

Vote No on Proposal 2

To the Editor: With Proposal 2 on the ballot, it is a good time to understand what we are voting for or against. Human embryonic stem cell research is already legal in Michigan and has been conducted for years at the University of Michigan. More...


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