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Schools Race To Qualify for Funds

School districts around the state and across the nation scrambled last week to set up special board meetings and consider signing a memorandum of understanding tied to federal Race to the Top funding.   More...

New Tribal Chairman Visits Mackinaw City

Ken Harrington, chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and Vice Chair Dexter McNamara introduced themselves to the Mackinaw City Village Council, discussed the status of Bell's Fishery, and supported the expansion of a waterfron More...

Dirty Jobs Episodes Featuring U.P. Begin Airing This Month

Three episodes of the television show "Dirty Jobs" with Mike Rowe will be shown on the Discovery Channel featuring the Upper Peninsula, including the Soo Locks, Mackinac Island, and an interview with two of his Michigan fans on Mackinac Island. More...

News

Mackinac County To Set Pay for Shelter Manager, Control Officer

A consensus on pay for the newly hired animal control officer and the animal shelter manager is expected to be approved when county commissioners hold their regular meeting Thursday, January 14. More...

Nelson Reelected Chair of Mackinac County Board of Commissioners

Dawn Nelson was reelected chair of the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners by her fellow commissioners during an organizational meeting Monday, January 4. More...

Winter Work on Mackinac Island Calls for Horses With Special Temperament

Horses and Drivers Begin Work Day Early To Haul Freight in Snow and Ice

The 12 horses working on Mackinac Island this winter are strong, calm, and good-natured. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Trojans Post Win Over Saints   The Cedarville Trojans used a strong outside scoring effort and free throw shooting to post a 92-63 home non-conference win over the St. Ignace Saints at John Duncan Gymnasium Tuesday, January 5.   More...

Saints Down Blue Devils, Cardinals in Dual Matches

The St. Ignace Saints wrestling team improved to 13-6 in dual matches after a 54-27 decision over the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils and 51-16 win against the Onaway Cardinals, both Straits Area Conference opponents, at the St. More...

LaSalle High School Bowling Team Opens 2010 Season

The LaSalle High School bowling team has opened the season with two tournaments and two single matches.   St. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Arts Dockside Committee Steps Down

To the Editor: For the past 32 years the Arts Dockside committee has taken very seriously the charge to provide a first rate, high quality Labor Day weekend event that benefits the entire St. Ignace community.   More...

Winter Festival Set for Weekend

Mackinaw City

Taste-testing chili recipes and watching outhouse sled racers slide by are among many events to be offered at the Mackinaw City Winterfest Thursday, January 14, through Saturday, January 16. More...

Arts Dockside Future in Question

The future is in question for one of the oldest annual events in St. Ignace, the Arts Dockside art and craft festival, as a result of the resignation of the Arts Dockside committee, a group of volunteers who organized and ran the festival.   More...

St. Ignace Weighs Three Waste Hauling Contract Proposals

The City of St. Ignace is considering three proposals from area waste haulers to provide contracted trash and recycling services to city residents, and the city's Solid Waste committee plans to meet at 3:30 p.m. More...

ORV Riders To Meet About Trail Closures

Concerned off-road vehicle (ORV) riders plan to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at the St. Ignace Public Library to discuss closures of trails formerly open to off-road vehicles. The closures are being executed by the U.S. More...

Social

Engaged

Therrian - Huntsman

Steve and Joan Therrian of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Therrian of Lakewood, Colorado, to Charles Huntsman of Lakewood. Mr. Huntsman is the son of Bill and Barbara (nee Pope) Huntsman of Golden, Colorado. More...

Engaged

Johnson - Eastman

Johnson, Eastman Dan and Cathy Johnson of Moran announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissah Johnson, to Matthew Eastman of Mio. Miss Johnson was homeschooled and was graduated in 2007. She currently works on Mackinac Island. More...

Birth

Oliver Olmstead

David and Mary (nee McCarty) Olmstead of Aurora, Illinois, announce the birth of their son, Oliver Colin Olmstead, born Thursday, November 26, 2009, at Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora. More...

Obituaries

Corey Gustafson

Corey Gustafson, 33, of Mackinaw City, formerly of St. Ignace, died Monday, January 4, 2010, at his home.   He was born November 22, 1976, in Warren to Richard and Pam (nee Gierlaszynski) Gustafson.   Mr. More...

Colleen Seltzer

Colleen M. Seltzer, 59, of Rudyard, died Monday, January 4, 2010, at her home.   She was born June 3, 1950, in South Bend, Indiana.   She married Brent Seltzer May 5, 1990.   More...

Norman Kopitzke

Norman Kopitzke, 77, of Brevort Lake and Kokomo, Indiana, passed away Friday, December 25, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo.   He was born September 19, 1932, in Gillett, Wisconsin, to Eric and Elda (nee Barkey) Kopitzke.   Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Cherry Split Opens Race

Nine-term U.S. Representative Bart Stupak would have a good shot at being the second Michigan governor from the Upper Peninsula if he were this year’s Democratic nominee.   More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

Michael Klobucher and Abigail Miller have been named Students of the Week at Engadine Consolidated Schools for the week of January 11.   More...

Mackinac Island

As we enter January, we’ve experienced some very cold temperatures, but not much snow. We could really use more snow for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and sledding. More...


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