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Rare Sleds To Be Show Highlight

Snowmobiles Draw Crowds To Naubinway

Snowmobile fans throughout Michigan, Canada, Indiana, and other states are expected to attend the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show and Ride in Naubinway Friday, February 19, and Saturday, February 20. More...

2010 Snowsfest Winners

Cardboard Sled Derby   Results for the cardboard sled derby during Snowsfest are listed below. More...

News

More Than 300 Mackinac County Census Jobs Are Available

More than 300 U.S. Census field jobs are available to Mackinac County residents, said census office manager Vicki Bruff. With the first round of training sessions planned Sunday, February 21, Ms. More...

Funding Is Available for Arts and Humanities Programs

The Michigan Humanities Council is now accepting applications for grants to support arts and humanities programs between April 1 and September 30, 2010.  More...

Curtis Winter Carnival Gives a Taste of Fishing, Dogsled Rides, and U.P. Chili

Youngsters Try Luck at Fish Coop; Rides With Mushers Sell Out

Sam Christma attended his first Curtis Winter Carnival last weekend. He was one of about 1,500 people who walked onto the ice at South Manistique Lake as the small community celebrated winter. More...

Obituaries

Stanley ‘Stosh’ Gierlaszynski

Stanley “Stosh” Gierlaszynski, 86, of St. Ignace and Clearwater, Florida, was a World War II veteran and a longtime businessman in St. Ignace. Mr. Gierlaszynski was one of the founding members of the St. Ignace Tourism Association. More...

Beatrice Tobias

Beatrice Tobias, 88, of Gould City, died Saturday, February 13, 2010, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.   She was born April 19, 1921, in Fosters, to John and Bessie (nee Liddicoatt) Matthes. More...

Fred Gunders

Fred A. Gunders, 85, of Gould City, was a World War II veteran and worked as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Gunders died Monday, February 8, 2010, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Columns

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Congratulations to our Quiz Bowl Team, which placed second last week in Brimley. This is the best the team has done in the past seven years of Quiz Bowl. More...

Michigan Politics

Dropouts and No, Thanks’ Mark Dems

As Governor Jennifer Granholm grapples with a staggering budget and other problems in her final year in office, Democrats are still sorting out who will run for that office in the August 3 primary that is less than six months away. More...

DeTour

DeTour schools are busy this time of year. The results of the second marking period are complete and 19 students have achieved honor roll status, receiving all A’s and B’s, many for the second time. More...

UP Pond Hockey Begins

132 Teams To Face Off on Moran Bay in St. Ignace

Since the ice of Moran Bay has been thick enough to drive on, volunteers have been preparing the bay for the 132 teams and thousands more spectators who will venture onto the ice for the third annual U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament in St. More...

Marquette Island, Mackinac Island Turn Up on Mars

Two large rocks discovered in a sea of sand dunes on the planet Mars have been named Marquette Island and Mackinac Island. More...

Snowsfest Offers Winter Fun at Hessel

Flames engulfed Les, the Snowsfest snowman, Saturday morning, February 13, to begin the Les Cheneaux area's annual celebration of winter and anticipation of spring.   More...

Celebration Hall Proposal Denied

Developers will not be able to build a "celebration center" on a piece of property along M-134 between Cedarville and Hessel, owing to a 5-0 vote by Clark Township planning commissioners Tuesday, February 9, to deny their request for a special land More...

Social

Pickford High Selects Snowcoming Court

Members of the Pickford High School Snowcoming court are (from left) Dylan Rye, Jaelinn Soeltner, Zack Derenski, Leigha Dilday, Jonah Hascall, Amber Hill, Frank Ygeal, Amanda Felty, McKinley Portice, More...

Sports

Six Saints, Two Bulldogs Wrestlers Qualify for State Regionals

Six St. Ignace Saints and two Rudyard Bulldogs wrestlers qualified for the Division 4 wrestling regionals with top four places during the individual districts at LaSalle High School Saturday, February 13.   More...

Girls Basketball

Saints Move Closer   To Clinch SAC Title   The St. Ignace Saints moved one step closer to clinch the Straits Area Conference (SAC) championship with a 64-32 home win over the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils Thursday, February 11.   More...

Boys Basketball

Rudyard Ties for SAC With Win Over Cheboygan;   Downs Raiders, Panthers   More...

Opinion

Windmills Don’t Belong In Residential Areas

To the Editor: I am not pro or con windmill. My beliefs are we should allow wind turbine generators in selected areas. These areas should not have any residential development in the proximity of such areas. More...

City Worker Saves the Day for Travelers

To the Editor: On Sunday, February 14, we were going south and the front tire on our car blew out. We sat for several minutes trying to call someone to come and tow us or change our tire. No service stations were open.   More...

Pond Hockey Volunteers Do A Great Job

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