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Researcher Tracking Sand Dunes Currents

US-2 Beach Area Subject of Dye Study

A researcher is testing the waters for dangerous rip currents at the Sand Dunes beach area along US-2 west of St. Ignace. More...

Ironworkers Memorial Work Starts

Mackinaw City Project Underway This Summer

Construction of the Ironworkers Walk of Fame, a memorial honoring the union ironworkers who built the Mackinac Bridge, and all those across the United States and Canada, has officially begun in Mackinaw City. More...

Pediatric Care Hours Expanded at Mackinac Straits Hospital

Children can receive expanded pediatric care at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace on Mondays through Fridays under a new program that began Monday, June 8. More...

Mackinaw City Farmers Market Moved Back to Park

The farmers market in Mackinaw City is changing its location for the second time in six weeks. The market will now be in two back-to-back sessions at different locations on Sundays in the northern Lower Peninsula village. More...

News

Pickford Group Seeks New Library

A new community library is the goal of the Friends of the Pickford Community Library, and public focus groups are planned this month to gather information for the project. More...

St. Ignace Antiques on the Bay To Feature Classic Chryslers June 19 - 20

The 13th Annual Antiques on the Bay vintage car show in St. Ignace will feature vehicles from Chrysler Corporation manufactured in 1984 and before. More...

15 Earn Diplomas in Engadine High School Class of 2009

Engadine Consolidated Schools graduated 15 students Saturday, June 6. Valedictorian for the class of 2009 is Ryne Ozanich, and the salutatorian is Ashley Weichlein. More...

Sports

Saints Softball Players Honored During Awards Banquet; Rickley Selected MVP

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Saints Basketball Camp Includes Hoopsters From K-8

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Munoscong Golf Leagues

Ladies League Penny Poluk carded low gross of 47 and Dorothy McDowell low net of 40 to win first flight in the Munoscong Ladies Day Golf League Wednesday, June 3. More...

Opinion

Merchant Marines WWII Service Should Not Be Forgotten or Ignored

To the Editor: I was very saddened, once again, to go the Brevort Township Cemetery in Allenville on Memorial Day and not to see a U.S. flag placed at my father's veterans plaque. All other veterans plaques were adorned with U.S. flags. More...

Remembering Lil's Snack Bar

To the Editor: I love your paper, especially "Looking Back." In the Thursday, May 21, publication, in the Looking Back section, regarding Lil's Snack Bar, the two unidentified women in the photograph are Betty Izzard (in apron) and Dorothy Hamel More...

Local Jobs To Be Lost in Hiawatha Prison Closure

Some Inmates Will Be Released

Hiawatha Correctional Facility at Kincheloe is among three prisons and five prison camps to be shut down by the state, in a budget cutting move announced Friday, June 5. More...

Boat Building School Graduates Class of 8

Cedarville Trade School Forecasts Growth

The Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville graduated eight people in its second class of students Friday, June 5. About 75 people attended the graduation, including students' families, friends, and supporters of the trade school. More...

School's Budget Falls Short

St. Ignace

The St. Ignace Area Schools general fund will face $279,389 in cuts and a $285,363 deficit for the 2009-2010 school year, based on the budget approved by the school board at its meeting Monday, June 9. More...

New Emergency Plan Proposed in Moran Twp.

Lives may be saved if calls for emergency assistance west of the Brevort River go to nearby fire departments in both St. Ignace and Hendricks Township simultaneously, rather than to St. More...

EUP Parent Group Lobbies Legislators in Lansing

The group from the EUP poses for a picture with State Representative Gary McDowell on the steps of the state capitol in Lansing. More...

St. Ignace Fire Displaces Families

No one was injured but residents were displaced when a fire ignited in "Nancy's Place" on North State Street in St. Ignace Tuesday, June 2, at 4:30 p.m. More...

Social

Cline Wins Scholarship Drawing

Pickford senior Cheyenne Cline attended the Cloverland Electric Copperative's District A meeting and was the winner of a $250 Luck of the Draw scholarship. Presenting Miss Cline the scholarship is Cloverland Board President Carl Eagle. More...

Les Cheneaux Lions Club Plans Calendar

The Les Cheneaux Lions Club is accepting names to add to its annual fundraising birthday calendar. Names and anniversaries must be submitted by Tuesday, June 23, to be added to the 2009/10 calendar. More...

Local Dancers Perform in 'Fern Gully'

Local students were among those participating when the Academy of Performing Arts presented "Fern Gully," May 16 and May 17 at Dream Makers Theater in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Obituaries

John Ault

John William Ault, 78, of Drummond Island, served in the U.S. Navy and later worked for a railroad and then a telephone company. Mr. Ault died Thursday, June 4, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Tommy Huskey

Tommy Huskey, 53, of St. Ignace died unexpectedly Sunday evening, May 31, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey following a fall at his home. More...

Darlene Daniels

Darlene E. (nee Williams) Daniels, 70, of Wyandotte, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2009. Born July 18, 1938, in Newberry, she was the daughter of James S.T. and Hannah (nee Turner) Williams. She was graduated from Engadine High School in 1956. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Lawmen Seek To Marshal Votes

Attorneys general and other law folks have had considerable success getting elected governor in Michigan. More...

Brevort

Lois Stevenson celebrated her 85th birthday with friends and relatives last week at her home on Epoufette Bay. She is the granddaughter of the late Caroline and John McLeod, and the great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

DeTour

I received the following note this week from correspondent Barbara Buschbacher, who spent the winter out of state, and thought it should be included in its entirety in the column. More...


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