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EUP Women Knit Hats for Soldiers

A group that began in the EUP and now includes people from areas as diverse as Rudyard, Bay City, Grand Blanc, and Brooklyn, New York, have banded together to knit and crochet hats and send them to ill and wounded American troops overseas in Iraq a More...

Youngsters Splash Into Lessons at St. Ignace Community Pool

A group of nine youth gathered at the community pool in St. Ignace Thursday, June 25, for swimming lessons between 10 a.m. and noon. More...

News

Public Hearing Planned on Mackinac Bridge Commuter Program

A public hearing is planned Thursday, July 9, at 11:45 a.m. at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace for two proposals regarding the commuter fare program at the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Mackinaw City Planning Commission Looks at Wind Turbine Regulations

The Mackinaw City Village Planning Commission plans to create regulations for residential and small business wind turbines within the city. More...

Veterans Officer To Visit Wednesday

Vietnam Veterans of America Service Officer Vic Romback will be available to assist veterans with questions and concerns Wednesday, July 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in Newberry, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

ESPN's Dick Vitale Delivers Motivational Speech at Grand Hotel

Dick Vitale, a college basketball analyst for the ESPN television network, delivered a motivational speech during a Michigan Hospital Association membership meeting at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Friday, June 26. More...

North Girls, Boys Win 24th Annual Upper Peninsula Hoops All-Star Classic

Despite the 17-point effort that included five triples by Jessica Duncan of Cedarville, and the combined 36 points of her teammates, the South girls suffered a 74-53 setback at the hands of the North squad and the North boys posted an 84-82 comebac More...

Saints To Host Final B-ball Camp

The St. Ignace Saints will host their final basketball camp of the summer from Monday, July 13, to Thursday, July 16, at LaSalle High School. Girls entering fourth to eighth grades will meet from 9 a.m. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Land Development: Secretary of State Out of Governor's Race

There was a notable development last week in early jockeying for the 2010 campaign to replace term-limited Governor Jennifer Granholm. More...

Mackinac Island

Oh, what a beautiful morning! Oh, what a beautiful day!Warm temperatures and sunny skies made everyone smile. Summer is finally showing off the many picturesque flower gardens. More...

Rexton-Garnet

There were lots of visitors in the area, some this past week, and others making their way home for the holiday. Hello to the Miller group, Jan Miller Bontrager and her husband, Ken, and Gwen Miller Black and her husband, Bill, of Goshen, Indiana. More...

Hot Rods and Customs

Name: Wes Myrick Model: 1940 Hudson Custom Home: Belmont Number of Visits: Has been to every show, but this is first with this car "I love the north. I've met so many wonderful people up here. It's a great experience. More...

July 4 Events Planned

Activities Announced in St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, Curtis, Naubinway, Trout Lake, DeTour, Les Cheneaux

A listing of Independence Day observances planned throughout the area. St. Ignace Crowning of the royal court Thursday, July 2, will begin St. More...

'I Will Make My Own Economy'- Businesses Get Tips for Recession

"We're going to show you how to finish the race, no matter the economy," Joe Bonura, a national business and marketing consultant, told a crowd of 68 people at the St. Ignace Middle School Wednesday morning, June 24. Mr. More...

Social

O'Rourke and Zeitler, Boogie 2 Shooz Will Perform

Concerts at St. Ignace Marina

This week's concerts: MJ Bishop will perform Wednesday, July 1, and the Saints of Steel drum band will perform Thursday, July 2. Both concerts are at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Marina. More...

'Movies Under the Stars' Returns to St. Ignace

"Movies Under the Stars" will return to St. Ignace this year, bringing a large inflatable movie screen outside Little Bear East Arena for free, outdoor movies with a "drivein" feel. The showings, hosted by the City of St. More...

Paleo Joe To Speak at St. Ignace Library July 6

Paleontologist Joseph "Paleo Joe" Kchodl will speak Monday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

Obituaries

Michael Belonga

Michael J. Belonga, 58, of St. Ignace, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning, June 27, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital after collapsing in a parking lot Friday evening. Mr. Belonga was born June 25, 1951, in St. More...

Lyle Krause

Lyle W. Krause, 85, of St. Ignace, died Thursday June 25, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care following a lingering illness. Mr. Krause was born in St. Ignace March 1, 1924, to Paul and Thelma (nee McGregor) Krause. More...

Vernon 'Micky' Lee

Vernon "Micky" Lee, 90, Gulliver, died June 27, 2009, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. He was born August 21, 1918, in Bryon in Newton Township, to Neil and Gertrude (nee Moe) Lee. Mr. More...

Opinion

24-hour Rule Bears No Connection to Defining a Mackinac Bridge Commuter

To the Editor: I am condensing my public comments filed with the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) about its alternate proposals for a 24-hour round trip for commuter card use. More...

Needed: An Extra Large Thinking Cap

Editorial

Someone recently asked me if I thought the state would eventually mandate school consolidation. I responded by saying, "No, they don't have to mandate it, as finances will drive the decision. More...


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