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Voters To Head To Polls Tuesday

City Races, County Hospital Millage on Ballot

Voters in Mackinac County will decide on a proposed hospital millage renewal and St. Ignace residents will vote on a city charter amendment, three open City Council seats, and elect a mayor.   More...

Boo!

Halloween Events Announced

Area communities have planned Halloween activities for children Wednesday, October 28, through Saturday, October 31. A list of children’s activities follows.   City of St. Ignace   More...

Island Opens Door to Districts

Historic District Ordinance Would Allow Preservation Oversight

The City of Mackinac Island now can establish local historic districts following the adoption of a historic district ordinance Wednesday evening, October 21, during a regular City Council meeting. More...

Rudyard Boys, Schlosser Win U.P. Titles

The Eastern Upper Peninsula was well represented at the Upper Peninsula state cross country finals as the Rudyard boys won the Division 2 crown and Matt Schlosser of Cedarville captured the Division 3 individual title during the meet at Ludington Pa More...

News

Cost of Doing Nothing About Quality Health Care Is Too Great

In Michigan we know that skyrocketing health insurance costs are costing us jobs. For the majority of families in Michigan who have coverage, they are seeing costs go up and up. More...

Zoning Ordinance Review Continues

The review process to update the Clark Township Zoning Ordinance is waiting on the Clark Township Board of Trustees. More...

ISD Superintendent Proposes Elimination of School Districts

Idea To Be Considered Further in Face of Funding Cuts

Local schools should consider pooling their resources and eliminating the concept of school districts, suggested Pete Everson during the EUP School Board Association meeting at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace Tuesday, October 20. Mr. More...

Obituaries

Linda Pearson

Linda Ruth Pearson, 63, of Cedarville, died Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.   She was born March 29, 1946, in Dayton, Ohio. She was the daughter of Wilbur and Lucille (nee Heck) Baker.   More...

Dorothy Fuerstnau

Dorothy Lorraine Fuerstnau, 95, formerly of Fibre, died Monday, October 19, 2009, in Grand Rapids.   She was born April 16, 1914, in Grand Rapids to Frank Charles and Lavancha Mae (nee Losey) Maynard. More...

Orma Clark

Orma Clark, 95, of St. Ignace, died Friday afternoon, October 23, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care, where she has been a resident for the past six years. More...

Schools Report Flu Absences

Rudyard Closed, But Some Districts Not Hit

Some school districts across the Eastern Upper Peninsula have experienced high numbers of absences in past weeks, sparking a decision by school administrators to close schools and let sick students recover at home. More...

Gale Makes for Rough Crossing

17-foot Waves Batter Ferries, Toss Passengers

Ferry boat passengers popped out of seats, became seasick, and were soaked from rain and wind that blew sideways in the worst gale of the year, so far, Friday, October 23. More...

County, LMAS May Split

Medicare Billing Investigation Underway

Mackinac County is on the hook for over-billing to Medicare through the Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft (LMAS) Health Department, an amount that could add up to $400,000, pending the results of an ongoing, two-year investigation. More...

Sault Soldier Dies in Bombing

Army Specialist Brandon Steffey, 23

U.S. Army Specialist Brandon Steffey, 23, of Sault Ste. Marie, was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan Sunday, October 25. His unit was traveling on assignment Sunday morning when a roadside bomb exploded. Spc. More...

No Decision Yet on Extra Les Cheneaux Dredging Proposal

Members of the Les Cheneaux Islands Waterways Restoration Group met with representatives from Representative Gary McDowell's office, Waste Management, and the Michigan departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources in Lansing last week t More...

Mackinaw Area Historical Society Presidents Recall Past, Plan Future Projects

Presidents from the Mackinaw Area Historical Society's past and present spoke of the society's and historic village's history and its potential during the society's annual meeting Monday, October 12, at Mackinaw City High School. More...

Sports

Saints Qualify for Playoffs With 22-12 Road Victory Over Manistique

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Photo

Sue Huffman (left) made this quilt out of St. Ignace Saints Tshirts and donated it to the school athletic program. More...

Trojans, Bulldogs, Saints, Panthers Prepare for Postseason

Four area teams qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs as the Cedarville Trojans, Rudyard Bulldogs, St. More...

Opinion

Let Them Sink Or Swim Like Other Businesses

To the Editor: Having received the letter from Ron Mitchell regarding the upcoming millage vote for the hospital, I felt a need to respond. First, it seems that there has been little publicity for this millage. More...

Hospital Millage Is Critical

To The Editor: The hospital operating millage renewal vote Tuesday, November 3, is critical for the future of the Mackinac Straits Health System and for health care in all of Mackinac County. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Honoring Former Governors

The Michigan landscape abounds with real estate named after former governors.   More...

Rudyard

All of Rudyard mourned as school was closed early Wednesday, October 14, for Army Sergeant Christopher Griffin’s memorial service at the Rudyard High School. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone.   The American Legion Post 290 will sponsor a fish fry Friday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Engadine. The dinner will benefit the preschool program at Engadine Consolidated Schools. More...


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