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Hill Takes Charge at Cedarville

The newly elected Clark Township board held its first meeting Monday, December 1, at the township offices on Blindline Road, and one of new Supervisor Gerald Hill's first acts was to appoint replacements to the Clark Township Planning Commission an More...

'Deconstruction' Deadline of Mackinac Island Home Pushed Back to Spring

An order to remove a house foundation in Hubbard's Annex on Mackinac Island has been extended to May 31, 2009, by 11th Circuit Court Judge William Carmody. More...

In Michigan's Auto Belt, It's Nail-biting Time

Workers and Residents Worry One of the Big Three Might Not Make It

For Jackie Kelly-Smith, the General Motors pensions that support her and her husband, and pay for their healthcare, are on the line. More...

Gros Cap School Taxpayers May See Tax Break

Moran Township School District taxpayers could get a slight break in 2009 in what they pay for Gros Cap School, Superintendent William Peltier suggested Monday, November 17, at the district's monthly meeting. More...

News

Special Education Parenting Group To Host Craft Show, Christmas Party

Seeks Parent Volunteers To Serve on Board

Parents with special needs children are sought to serve on a committee that acts as a communication link among parents, teachers, and school administrators. More...

Moran Christmas Decorating Will Take Place Thursday Afternoon

Families in the Moran play group will decorate a community Christmas tree at Bradford's Grocery in Moran Thursday, December 4, at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Heather Bird at 643-0096. More...

County Budget Hearing To Be Dec. 11

Mackinac County commissioners have prepared a $6.3 million budget for 2009, and it can be reviewed at the clerk's office. A public hearing will be Thursday, December 11, after which commissioners are expected to adopt the budget. More...

Sports

Soeltner, Huskey To Join Hall of Fame

This is the fourth in a series of five stories about people to be inducted into the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame in December. More...

St. Ignace Bantams Finish Runnerup at Sault

The St. Ignace Saints Bantam Hockey Team finished second during the Steel City Hockey Tournament Friday, November 21, Saturday, November 22, and Sunday, November 23, at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. More...

Saints Football Playoff Team Receives Awards

The St. Ignace Saints' varsity football team and cheerleaders were honored during the annual awards ceremonies Sunday, November 23, at LaSalle High School. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Dem Gains on Local Boards in November 4 Election

Post-election headlines were on resounding Democratic victories on the presidential, congressional, and Michigan House ballots, as well as surprise ouster of Republican Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Cliff Taylor and a sweep of state educatio More...

Les Cheneaux

Thanksgiving Day is behind us once again. This holiday season, more than ever, we can't forget the many families who do not have all of the things that many of us enjoy. Sharing our blessings is what the season is all about. More...

DeTour

The first day of December dawned with a blanket of fresh snow, and for those who don't have to be out, it is beautiful. All of this snow makes everyone think of Christmas and the upcoming DeTour Village Christmas. More...

City To Cut Snowplowing Owing to Debt in Funds

Discussions to reduce snow plowing and overtime and possibly raise city taxes began at the St. Ignace City Council meeting Monday, December 1, the same day the federal government finally announced the country is officially in economic recession, More...

Master Plan Changes Advance at Clark Twp.

Commission Hears Concerns About Commercial Zones

The Clark Township Planning Commission approved revisions to the township master plan following a public hearing Tuesday, November 25, where members of the community made comments concerning the remaining chapters of the master plan and zoning ordi More...

Support of Children's Issues Earns Award for McCluskey

St. Ignace Woman Named Advocate of Year

Wendy McCluskey of St. Ignace was named the first Mackinac County Parent Coalition Advocate of the year by the United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Volunteer Center November 8. More...

Community Party Will Be Sunday

Les Cheneaux

Clark Township residents are invited to get into the holiday spirit early this year by attending a community Christmas party Sunday, December 7, at 3 p.m. More...

Heavy Snowfall Ushers in December in EUP

St. Ignace resident and Vacationland Motel and cabins owner Tom Briggs plows through a fresh batch of fallen snow with his snowblower Monday afternoon, December 1, a chore he calls "a never-ending battle from here on out." St. More...

Blight To Be Focus of Meeting

Mackinaw City

Blight in and near downtown Mackinaw City will be the subject of a special Village Council meeting immediately after the council's next scheduled session Thursday, December 4. More...

Social

DeTour's Old Fashioned Christmas Begins Friday

Plans are underway for DeTour Village's fourth annual Village Christmas, "A Walk Back In Time," which will feature a play, tree lighting, a luminary walk, caroling, and a bazaar. More...

Pickford Children Enjoy Thanksgiving Meal at School

Jodie Bergeron's kindergarten class at Pickford school enjoys Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday, November 26, at the school. Pictured are (from left) Billy Newell, Melody Turner, Christopher Vagts; (right) Elle Cottle. More...

Holiday Giving Opportunities in Our Community

Several opportunities are available for donating to needy families in the community during the holiday season, including the following: • Mackinac County Children's Toy Drive: Cash canisters are available in St. More...

Obituaries

Helen Johnson

Helen Lorraine Johnson, 81, of St. Ignace was an active community volunteer who chaired the local Christmas toy drive for many years. Mrs. Johnson died Thursday morning, November 27, 2008, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care. More...

Albert Adler

Albert E. Adler, 90, of Lakefield Township, died at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette Wednesday, November 26, 2008. Born in Engadine May 1, 1918, he was a son of Samuel and Pauline (nee Greenwood) Adler. Mr. More...

Leo Landreville

Leo S. Landreville, 63, of Longwood, Florida, died October 1, 2008, at the John Haley VA Medical Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He was born at home in DeTour Village January 7, 1945, to Ray and Ina (nee Toivola) Landreville. Mr. More...

Opinion

Cedarville School Meeting Affirms Strength of Community

To the Editor: I was scared to death when I saw the packed parking lot at school [November 19]. More...

Supporting Outdoor Recreation Opportunities Is Vital

To the Editor: In economically challenging times our thoughts turn, among other things, to the needs of people in our communities and the needs of local charities. Some people have acute needs for food, shelter, and other basics. More...


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