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Wind Farm Plan Draws Debate

Will guidelines be enough to forestall public concerns in large farm proposed in EUP?

A push from Milwaukee-based wind farm developer Half Moon Power for the opportunity to increase the number of wind turbines at a proposed wind farm in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is prompting Rudyard Township to consider changes to its wind turbine More...

City To Buy Police Cars, Backhoe

Residents of St. Ignace are invited to voice their comments and concerns about a proposed grocery store at 399 North State Street in downtown St. More...

Broadband Plan Gets Conditional Support

Mackinac County: Wait Until Other Counties Are on Board

A group that wants county funding to help bring wider broadband Internet access to people in Mackinac County has found -- for the second time -- that commissioners are taking a "wait and see" approach. More...

Tribe Wants To Improve Health for Communities

Focus Turns to ‘Big Picture’ Solutions

Looking at the "big picture" of community health, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has put new educational activities in place for people in four Upper Peninsula towns. More...

News

Mackinac County Board Will Hear Comment on LMAS Split

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners will hear public opinion on a proposal to separate the county from the Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft (LMAS) Health Department and create a single county health department during a public hearing We More...

DeTour School Interviews Three for Superintendent Position

The DeTour Area Schools Board of Education interviewed three candidates for superintendent at a special meeting at the school in DeTour Monday, November 2. More...

School Conferences Announced

St. Ignace Elementary and Middle School will be hosting parent/teacher conferences for grades developmental kindergarten through eighth grade during the evenings of Tuesday, November 10, and Thursday, November 12. More...

Sports

Saints Post Thrilling Come-from-behind O.T. Win Over Snowbirds

St. Ignace trailed 21-7 with 6:49 left in the game before posting a 29- 28 overtime win over the Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds during the Division 8 district contest at Gaylord Intermediate Field Friday, October 30. More...

St. Louis, Salo Named to Dream Team; Top SFL Players

Junior Austin St. Louis of St.  More...

McFarlane, Eckola Receive Top Football Honors in MEFL

Senior Zach McFarlane of Cedarville was named the Defensive Back of the Year and senior Ben Eckola of Pickford received the Offensive Lineman of the Year during the annual meeting of coaches from the Mid-Eastern Football League in Manistique Monday, More...

Opinion

Maloney Hill Falls Victim to Revisionist History

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Health Care Reform Is a Power Grab

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Elected Officials: Represent the People

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who were elected Tuesday, November 3, and to remind them that they have been elected by the people, so please try to represent the people. Joe Durm St. Ignace   More...

Election Results - Free Access

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Store Plan Brought to City

St. Ignace residents may get a new grocery store downtown if developers follow through on plans presented to the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) at its Friday, October 30, meeting. More...

Is image on film a Mackinac Island ghost?

Paranormal investigators seek evidence at old hotel

Charlie the gentleman ghost was back at the Island House hotel this month, staying long enough to wander through a fourth floor guest room and have his picture taken. More...

Veterans Day Events Planned

Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11, is an observance to honor veterans of all wars. It marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. More...

Halloween Highlights

Cleopatra was there. Cinderella and Wolverine were there, too. Witches, princesses, ninjas, soldiers, hockey players, and butterflies were all there. Ghastly ghouls from all over St. More...

Co-op To Buy Edison

All electricity customers in the Eastern Upper Peninsula will now buy their power from a nonprofit cooperative, as Cloverland Electric Cooperative will buy Edison Sault Electric Company in Sault Ste. More...

Social

Huyck Brothers Earn Military Promotions

Specialist Jason Huyck has been promoted to sergeant and Captain Daniel Huyck has been promoted to major.   More...

Birth

Caleb Host

Jessica Hadley of St. Ignace announces the birth of her son, Caleb Fredrick Host, born September 24, 2009, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Seaman Nathan Hatch Honored at Coast Guard Station

Seaman Nathan Hatch was named September Employee of the Month for United States Coast Guard Station St. Ignace.   More...

Obituaries

Brandon Steffey

Army Specialist Brandon Keith Steffey, 23, of Sault Ste. Marie died Sunday, October 25, 2009, while serving in Afghanistan.   He was born October 6, 1986, in Sault Ste. Marie to Dennis Steffey and Rachel Humpf. More...

Gregory McCord

Gregory Thomas McCord, 56, of Stalwart, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at his home.   He was born December 30, 1952, in Sault Ste. Marie.   More...

Avis Skeans

Avis L. Skeans, 71, of Eckerman, died suddenly Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, while visiting family. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

‘Safe’ Seats May Be in Play

One or two northern Michigan races could be pivotal in the uphill quest of Democrats next year to seize control of the state Senate, now the only bastion of GOP power in the three branches of government in Lansing. More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO St. More...

DEAL ME IN

Toke Tapping Tenets For Tipsters

Dear Mark: I read an article by Henry Tamburin in which he states that the best way to tip a blackjack dealer is to place the "tip chip" on top of one's bet in the layout circle and if you lose the hand the dealer gets nothing, but if you win, More...


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