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Analyst To Rate City’s Walkability

Public Invited to St. Ignace Workshop

Walking is part of most days, but how often do most people think about how convenient it is to walk in their community? More...

Island To Protect Historic Buildings

Experts Say Historic District Needed at Mackinac Island

Within a week, Mackinac Island will have an ordinance in place to protect its historic buildings from demolition, said Mayor Margaret Doud during a joint meeting of the City Council and Planning Commission. More...

St. Ignace Bus Station Open

At right: Representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the City of St. More...

County OKs Release of Shelter Records

CAA Shortfall Also Comes to County Board

A woman who did not adopt a cat from the county animal shelter has asked the shelter for the release of animal adoption records, a request that was granted by the county commission but has raised objections by Mackinac Animal Aid Association.   More...

EUP Hunters To Have Only 3 Check Stations

Deer check stations for hunters in the Eastern Upper Peninsula will be reduced from six last year to just three this year, in Newberry, Shingleton, and Sault Ste. Marie, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced. More...

News

Mackinaw City Planners Approve Hotel Room Expansion, Deny Smith Land Request

The Mackinaw City Village Planning Commission approved a site plan and special use permit to Joseph Lieghio to create eight additional hotel rooms at the Hamilton Inn Select on South Huron Avenue at its Thursday, September 24, meeting.  More...

2009 Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show Winners

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Former Mackinaw City Superintendent Offered Island School Post

Concerns Raised About Island School Board Meetings

Michael Bootz of Mackinaw City will be offered the interim superintendent position at Mackinac Island Public School through January 1, if agreement can be reached on a salary. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Squeak Out Last Minute 34-28 SFL Win Over Bulldogs

St. Ignace and Rudyard battled for 48 minutes before the host Saints scored with 1:22 on the clock to squeak out a 34-28 Straits Football League (SFL) win over the Bulldogs Friday, September 25.   More...

Trojans Blank Rockets in MEFL Road Contest; Eagles Fall to Jets in League Match-up

The Cedarville Trojans, 4-0 in the Mid-Eastern Football League and 5-0, overall used a strong defensive effort to blank the Rapid River Rockets 36-0 during a conference road game Friday, September 25. More...

Engadine To Host ‘Dig Pink’ Volleyball Match October 8

The Engadine Eagles varsity team, ranked number 11 in the state volleyball coaches association poll, and junior varsity volleyball team will host their second annual Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally Thursday, October 8, against the Ne More...

Opinion

Arts Dockside Forced To Reduce Size

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: Now, I don’t want to whine, however, I must oblige.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Poll Results Expected, but Wildcards Loom

Two voter surveys by seasoned pollsters give Attorney General Mike Cox leads for the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nomination and for a possible face-off with Lieutenant Governor John Cherry, clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.   More...

St. Ignace

Saturday, September 19, was a fun time for folks who gathered at the home of Rick Ledy on Black Point Road in Moran for a country barn night. There was a chili contest, an old-fashioned hayride with two horses, good food, and a bonfire. More...

Rudyard

Saturday's Coat Give-a-way was a huge success, as more than 600 people showed up to receive free coats, blankets, mittens, gloves, hats, and hygiene products. More...

Bayside Fall Fest Is Saturday

Pumpkin Roll Will Be One Highlight

As leaves around St. Ignace begin to change color, Bayside Fall Fest will celebrate the season and offer family-themed activities downtown Saturday, October 3. More...

Prisons Feel Impact of Cuts

Facilities Combined at Kincheloe

A room-sized pit that prisoners dug in the ground and furnished with chairs and shelves was not part of any escape attempt at a Kincheloe prison last week, but was motivated by prisoners seeking a place to get away from the eyes of guards and other More...

Youth Enjoy Saturday Fair

Olivia McNamee (from left) and Matty Coleman stop to pet a rabbit and goat at Pat Shiemke's table during Super Saturday at Little Bear East Arena September 26. More photographs, page 14. More...

County To Put Deputy on SANE Team

For the first time since its formation, the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement (SANE) unit will have a deputy from the Mackinac County Sheriff's office on its team, owing to a $231,022 grant received by the sheriff's office last week.   More...

Les Cheneaux Dredging Contract Awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded Malcolm Marine of St. Clair a $1.64 million contract to dredge the federal navigation channels in the Les Cheneaux waterways. More...

Change Mulled in Deer Season Opening Day

Changing the opening day for firearm deer hunting season from the traditional November 15 to a nearby Saturday is a move being mulled by the Natural Resources Commission. No decision on the proposal is expected until at least next spring.   More...

Social

McCarthys Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

Verona and John McCarthy, formerly of Pickford and Sault Ste. Marie, now living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Wednesday, October 28.   More...

Birth

Nicholas Tassier

Mary Beth Combs and Troy Tassier of Bronxville, New York, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Lee Tassier, born July 10, 2009. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Pederson Ends 23-year Career With Service on Biscayne Bay

As Eric Pederson, chief electrician's mate aboard the Biscayne Bay in St. Ignace, closed out his 23-year career with the U.S. More...

Obituaries

Marlow Smale

Marlow Minor Smale, 51, of Cedarville, passed away at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey Wednesday, September 23, 2009.   He was born November 23, 1957, to Marlow Sr. and Beverly Ann (nee Morrow) Smale.   More...

Alice ‘June’ Sarley

Alice “June” Sarley, 88, of Brimley, passed away at War Memorial Hospital Monday, September 21, 2009.   She was born June 17, 1921, in Gould City to William and Ella (nee McCallum) Ehn. More...

John Chedrick

John Andrew Chedrick, 91, of Cedarville, was a World War II veteran who worked as a barber for more than 30 years. Mr. Chedrick died Thursday, September 17, 2009, at his home. More...


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