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Business To Add Downtown Zipline

Mackinaw City

A Mackinaw City business wants to add an aerial cable ride, called a zip line, and reconfigure its existing store and restaurant to use additional space, but is awaiting approval to build a tower for the ride while planning commissioners decide what More...

Teens Craft Furniture To Aid School

Cedarville Class Puts New Focus on Entrepreneurship

Teenagers are learning about entrepreneurship by designing, building, and marketing their own furniture in a Cedarville High School woodworking class. More...

Hollyhock Performs Straits Buoy Work

The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock of Port Huron worked in the Straits Wednesday, December 2, decommissioning aids to navigation for the season, said Seaman Marc Loofgren of Station St. Ignace. More...

News

Michigan’s Winter Ad Campaign Canceled

$24.6 Million Cut From Pure Michigan

Advertising for tourism in Michigan took a blow late this year when Travel Michigan's popular Pure Michigan advertising campaign budget was cut from $30 million to $5.4 million for 2010. More...

City’s Projected Budget Shows $53K Surplus

St. Ignace City Council pored through more than 100 pages of documents outlining the city's budget for 2010 at a special workshop Monday, November 30. More...

Children Decorate Downtown Christmas Trees

Pat Lanin's St. Ignace developmental kindergarten class poses with the tree they decorated in downtown St. Ignace Thursday, December 3, part of a yearly Christmas tradition. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Ozak

Shirley Ozak, 93, of Hessel, died Thursday, December 3, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace.   She was born September 16, 1916, in Detroit, to Reginald and Pearl Gladys (nee Williams) Teetzel. More...

Evelyn Anguilm

Evelyn Marie Anguilm, 98, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee.   She was born October 17, 1911, in Gould City to Clem and Mary Rose.   More...

Robert Cataline

Robert A. Cataline, 71, of St. Martins Point, Hessel, passed away early Saturday, December 5, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, after an 11- year illness of cancer. More...

Deer Season Disappointing

Hunters in the Eastern Upper Peninsula are complaining of fewer deer and poor hunting during this year's rifle season and some biologists from Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) agree, said biologist David Jentoft of the season in Chip More...

Winter Heating Cheaper for Some

Local Resources Ready for Those in Need

Winter home heating bills are expected to be lower than last winter for people using natural gas or propane, while those using electric heat or fuel oil will see small increases. More...

Bridge: Insurance Savings Realized

The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) canceled its insurance for liability, excess liability, contractor's equipment, boiler and machinery, employee crime, marine, and business property and, instead, will selfinsure by starting a cash fund for such em More...

LMAS Gets Own Lawyers as County Explores Break-Up

Mackinac County Working Out Details of Split

Legal counsel has been retained by the LMAS District Health Department as its first response to a notice that Mackinac County wants to split from the four-county agency. More...

Council, Mayor To Pick Candidates in Search for New Police Chief

To select a new St. Ignace police chief, Mayor Paul Grondin and council members will each choose their three top candidates from the pool of 34 applications, and all those chosen will go through an interview process at a public meeting. More...

City Will Open Bidding for Garbage Contract

The City of St. Ignace is requesting bids from waste hauling contractors, since its current contract with Waste Management to provide residential trash pickup and other services in city limits will expire February 1, 2010.   More...

Social

Wiley Is Employee of the Month for November

United States Coast Guard

Third Class Petty Officer Benjamin Wiley, an electrician mate, was named November Employee of the Month for United States Coast Guard Station St. Ignace.   More...

Birth

Tessa Fenwick

Casey and Jenalee (nee Evans) Fenwick of Dexter announce the birth of their daughter, Tessa Marie Fenwick, born Saturday, November 28, 2009, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Bowling League Action

Bluewater League   News Crew 57, Gateway Lanes 46, Mackinaw Trolley 45, Northern Bells 42, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 40, Bessie’s Pasties 39, Quality Inn 33-1/2, Apollo Home Mortgage 33-1/2. More...

Girls Basketball

Saints Outlast Blue Devils   In Home Season Opener   St. More...

Saints Capture MunisingWrestling Invite; Host Lions Meet December 12

Saints 4-1; Capture   Munising Invite   St. Ignace and Gladstone each posted 4-1 records during the Munising Mustangs Wrestling Invitational, but the Saints took home the championship on total points Saturday, December 5.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Ag Chief Touts a Growing Industry

Michigan’s economic grief is underscored by slumping sales and jobs in the auto industry, which is replete with turnover of auto chief executives.   More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

Congratulations to director Jeremiah Clark and the Sixth Grade, Junior High, and High School Bands for an outstanding concert last week. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Paul and JoAnn Miller of Clarksville are new neighbors of Louella and John Snow. Paul and Louella, by happenstance, found they have a mutual friend, Virgil Kauffman, dating back to their teenage years. More...


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