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Home Show Grows Into Spring Expo

St. Ignace

Displays are planned inside and outside Little Bear East Arena for the St. Ignace Home Show and Spring Expo set for this weekend. This is the seventh year for the two-day event. The expo begins Friday, April 17, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Job Fair Set for Friday

Job seekers of all ages may attend a Job Fair Friday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to noon at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. Approximately 20 businesses will be available to speak with individuals seeking work. More...

Board Faces Questions on Evaluation Process

Mackinac Island Public School Offers Teacher Buy-out

Public concerns about an ongoing pattern of conflict between teachers and administration were aired at a Mackinac Island school board meeting Thursday, March 19. More...

Village Commission Recommends Zoning Change

The Mackinaw City Village Planning Commission is recommending the Village Council rezone four acres on the south side from municipal to manufacturing research. More...

News

Straits Area Health Expo Planned at St. Ignace April 23 Through April 25

To Feature Walks With Wellness Author, Women's Expo Saturday

A Straits Area Health Expo is planned in St. Ignace and Mackinac Island Thursday, April 23, through Saturday, April 25, at various locations in the community. More...

Construction Work To Begin This Week on Mackinac Bridge

The west side of the Mackinac Bridge will be undergoing asphalt resurfacing and concrete repairs beginning Monday, April 13, and continuing through mid-June. All traffic will be routed to the northbound roadway of the bridge. More...

Tribal Police Officer Severance Is Acquitted of DUI Charges

Tribal police officer Ray Severance of St. Ignace was found not guilty of driving under the influence Wednesday, April 8, in 92nd District Court. Judge Beth Gibson acquitted Mr. More...

Sports

Derek Marshall Continues Wrestling Career at Grand Valley

Derek Marshall, a wrestler for Grand Valley State University Lakers, finished in the top 10 during the National Collegiate Wrestling Club Championship at the Hampton University Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia, Thursday, March 12, through Sat More...

High School Basketball, Football, and Bowling Notes

Free Press Recognizes Area Girls With All-State Hoops Team Honors Cedarville's Jessica Duncan was named to the state's Class D first team, Nicole Elmblad of St. Ignace received second team Class C honors, and Amanda Coveyou of St. More...

Opinion

Recalls Working at Island Bicycle Shop

To the Editor: As a long-ago employee of Nancy May Pfeiffelman on Mackinac Island, I felt compelled to write following a feature story about the shop's closing, published March 19. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Green Thumb Politics

When he was flamboyant mayor of Detroit before becoming a forceful and highly unorthodox governor of Michigan in 1897, Hazen S. More...

Mackinac Island

Many bright, cheerful thoughts are being sent your way. Have a colorful springtime. Our deepest sympathy to the Ogle and Fisher families on the recent tragic death of Clyde Ogle Friday night, April 3. More...

St.Ignace

Jenny Hart celebrated her 88th birthday with many friends and family members. Marsha Coveyou, Pat McQuery, and Leon Hart threw a birthday celebration for her Sunday, April 5. Her birthday was Wednesday, April 1. More...

Experts Predict Challenges for U.P. Tourism This Year

Statewide, Forecasts Vary From 4% Dip to 2% Increase

Conflicting reports on this summer's tourism outlook by two travel experts indicate a 6% gap in predictions of how the industry will fare across the state. More...

EUP Schools Explore Options To Cut Costs

Faced with declining enrollments and rising costs, and struggling to maintain quality programs for students, school leaders in the Eastern Upper Peninsula are breaking down the invisible walls that separate their districts to share ideas and talk a More...

Kelly Simmons Recognized at State Tourism Conference

Kelly Simmons of St. Ignace was recognized by the Michigan Governor's Tourism Conference as the 2009 Sales and Marketing Employee of the Year. More...

'Home Again' - Mackinaw City Seniors Offer Meals at Russell Building

When the Wawatam Area Senior Citizens signed a five-year lease with the Mackinaw City Lions Club in January to use the Lion Dan Russell Building on Cedar Street at a cost of $1 per year, it opened the door to hold dinners, clinics, entertainment, a More...

Social

Trojans Celebration Will Be Sunday

A community celebration will be Sunday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Cedarville High School commons to honor the Cedarville High School boys basketball team and its recent trip to the Class D state finals. More...

Freshwater Foods Bakery Recognized for Volunteer Service

Freshwater Foods Bakery, Coffeeshop, and Deli in St. More...

Students Enjoy Capitol Meeting

Four Engadine High School students met with local legislators in Lansing Tuesday, March 24. As part of the 4-H Capitol Experience program, they also attended Senate and House sessions that day. More...

Obituaries

Vera Wamsley

Vera Jane Gertz Wamsley, 89, of St. Ignace, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. She was born April 28, 1919, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Melvin and Elizabeth (nee Laxford) Gertz. She grew up in St. More...

Lloyd Clement

Lloyd F. Clement, 82, of St. Ignace, was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He worked for the Michigan Bell company for 41 years, retiring in 1988 as the microwave supervisor at the St. Ignace office. Mr. More...

Betty Goetz

Betty Ann Goetz, 82, of DeTour Village, died Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born May 30, 1926, in a lighthouse on Lake St. Clair in Detroit, to George Merle and Vida Matilda (nee Garrod) Tellefsen. More...


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