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Marina Dedication Is Saturday

Mackinaw City

Straits State Harbor will be open for public tours Saturday, July 18, at 4 p.m. An official dedication will take place two hours later. The marina, at 409 South Huron Street in Mackinaw City, has 130 slips and 174 feet of broadside dockage. More...

Art, Music Festival Is Sunday

Hessel Marina

Artists, crafters, and musicians will share their talents with Les Cheneaux residents and visitors Sunday, July 19, at the sixth annual Music and Art Dockside festival in Hessel. More...

LaSalle High School Moves Away From Block Scheduling

LaSalle High School students in St. Ignace will be switching from block scheduling back to traditional, daily classes for the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Repairs Announced for Clark Township Roads

By the end of September, roads in Clark Township will see more than one-half million dollars in repairs with less than half of the funding contributed by the township. More...

3,000 Sailors To Head for Straits of Mackinac Saturday

Chicago Yacht Club Race Soon To Set Sail

New sailing challenges, yacht club competitions, and a race addition highlight the 101st sailing of the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac that begins Saturday, July 18. More...

News

Eastern U.P. Farmers Learn To Overcome Challenges of 'Hoop House' Technique

Farmers in the Eastern U.P. More...

Games, Contests Planned at Relay for Life Friday

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will come to the St. Ignace Middle School Friday, July 17, at noon. The relay is free, but donations are accepted to American Cancer Society, said Sherrill Soblaskey of St. More...

Guardrail To Be Replaced W. Lant Rd.

The St. Ignace Township Board of Trustees approved a contract with the Mackinac County Road Commission to remove and upgrade the guardrail along West Lant Road at its Thursday, July 9, meeting. More...

Sports

Rudyard Lions Triathlon and 5K Is July 26

The Rudyard Lions Annual Triathlon and 5K run Sunday, July 26, is the first leg of the third annual Upper Peninsula Triathlon Triple Crown, which also includes the established triathlon race in Curtis Saturday, August 8, and a race in Grand Marais More...

Horseshoe League Results

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Oops and Whoops 42; Willabee's 31; Joe's Bar 28; Chippewa Animal Clinic 22. Women's A: Paul Thompson Trucking 49; Northern Floor Covering 39; Makin Waves 25; Demawating Development 20. More...

Munoscong Golf League Results

Munoscong Ladies Day Penny Poluk carded a score of 46 for low gross and Dorothy McDowell 42 for low net to win the first flight during the Mun oscong Ladies Day Golf League Wed - nesday, July 8. More...

Opinion

Commuter Pass Changes Create More Problems

To the Editor: The Mackinac Bridge Authority has proven to the public that they do not listen. When someone came in late to the meeting in St. More...

LaSalle Players Aware of Social Needs

To the Editor: On behalf of St. Ignace Area Hope and Habitat for Humanity, we want to celebrate the LaSalle Players and their director, Kathleen Schacht, for their consciousness of the social needs present in their community. More...

Mackinac Bridge Is Neighborhood Road

To the Editor: To those of us who live in the U.P., the Mackinac Bridge is more than a span of highway linking the two peninsulas, it is part of our neighborhood road system, and we use it like any other street. More...

Bridge Commuters Granted 36-hour Window

Discount Crossing Program Changed at Mackinac Bridge

Beginning January 1, 2010, motorists crossing the Mackinac Bridge who are enrolled in the commuter card program will be required to make a return trip within 36 hours to receive a discount off the regular fare. More...

Goehmann Leaves School Job

Cedarville, DeTour

Rod Goehmann is retiring as superintendent of Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville and DeTour Area Schools in DeTour at the end of August. More...

Medical Clinic Plan Gets OK

St. Ignace Hospital To Work in Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw City Village Planning Commission approved a site plan and special use permit to Citizens National Bank to convert half of its building on Nicolet Street into a medical clinic. More...

Little Bear East Arena Lowers Event Rates

Change Necessary To Remain Competitive, Says Marshall

Those looking at renting Little Bear East Arena for wedding receptions and other special events will have lower costs to consider, owing to a decision by the St. Ignace Recreation Advisory committee Wednesday, July 8. More...

1800s Bakery Building Demolished in St. Ignace

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The old Just Rite Bakery building on the corner of State Street and Central Hill in downtown St. Ignace was torn down Monday, July 13, owing to weak structural integrity. More...

Social

Steve Lehto To Speak at Chippewa Historical Society in Sault Ste. Marie

Steve Lehto, author of the new book "Michigan's Columbus, The Life of Douglass Houghton," will speak at the Chippewa County Historical Society Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at 115 Ashmun Street, in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Youth Enjoy Movies Under the Stars

Brad Gustafson (from left), John Ellis, Dalton L'Allier (front), Joe Fullerton, and Martin Donajkowski take it easy before the movie begins Thursday night, July 2. More...

Vintage Rifle Shoot Draws Gun Enthusiasts; More Shoots Planned

In a vintage rifle shooting competition Saturday, June 6, Chuck Tamlyn from Moran Township, shooting an M-1 Garand for his first time, won first place, Bill Fitzpatrick of St. Ignace won second, and Mauri Uusitalo from Brevort Township won third. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth 'Dale' Horrom

Kenneth Dale Horrom, 72, of Rudyard, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. He was born May 17, 1937, in Rolla, Missouri, the only child of Argo Kenneth and Betty Dale (nee McConathy) Horrom. More...

Flossie Lawlor

There will be a memorial service for Flossie Anna Lawlor Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Rudyard Presbyterian Church in Rudyard. Friends and family are invited. There will be a luncheon following the service. Mrs. More...

Gerald 'Jerry' Cronan

Graveside services for Gerald "Jerry" Cronan of St. Ignace will be Sunday, July 19, 2009, at St. Ignatius Cemetery following the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Deacon Don Olmstead will officiate. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Citizen Group Claims Victory Over Bottled Water

Small groups of committed citizens can make big impacts. More...

Mackinac Island

What a great Fourth of July on Mackinac! The weather was pictureperfect, sunny, and a very comfortable temperature. More...

Les Cheneaux

It was nice to see Art Dunn and his wife, Sandy, last week. Art and Sandy reside in Juneau, Alaska, and were back home for a Dunn family reunion. Arthur is the son of Archie and the late Bernadine Dunn of Cedarville. More...


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