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Rate Hike Would Fund Sewer Repairs

St. Ignace residents may soon get an increase in sewer service rates so the city can upgrade problems in ithe system, Department of Public Works Director Les Therrian told the Utilities Committee Wednesday, February 10. More...

News

Overflow Boat Parking Amendments Finalized in Mackinaw City

Following months of deliberations, the Mackinac City Planning Commission has finalized the boat line summer parking language, deciding that boat lines serving Mackinac Island may use their offsite lots for overflow parking during the peak tourism se More...

Racing To Catch Up: Michigan High Schoolers Test Below National Average

Administrators Say Their Students Are Well Prepared for College, but Colleges Disagree

High schoolers in the Upper Peninsula, following a trend seen throughout the state, have been slipping behind the rest of the nation when it comes to preparing for college, earning lower than average ACT scores. More...

Rezoning Denied for Event Hall Near Cedarville, Hessel

After the planning commission turned down a developer's request to build an event hall between Cedarville and Hessel, he approached the Clark Township Board of Trustees to advise them that miscommunication can frustrate the process of launching a ve More...

Sports

20 Teams Compete in Youth Pond Hockey at St. Ignace

Twenty teams of young hockey players, along with friends and family, gathered on the ice of Moran Bay Saturday, February 27, for the second U.P. Youth Pond Hockey Tournament in St. Ignace. More...

Youth Pond Hockey Results

Mite Division (7-8 years old)   Teams competing: Petoskey St. Ignace Super 8 St.Ignace B & B Plowing   Cheboygan   Championship Game- First Place Petoskey, Second Place St. Ignace Super 8   Squirt House Division   More...

Girls Basketball

Elmblad Records Triple Double Junior Nicole Elmblad recorded a triple double with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists and added six steals to help lift the St. More...

Opinion

City of Petoskey, Cheboygan Could Be Distinguished by Smokestacks

To the Editor: In regard to the photograph of the City of Petoskey in the February 25 issue, I never paid attention to the three windows in the pilothouse. More...

Cable To Aid EUP

Internet Technology Projects in Works

Like much of rural America, most of the Eastern Upper Peninsula lacks the high technology services that are dominating the way people conduct business in the larger cities. More...

Leadership Skills Key to Delta’s Success

Neighbors Visit Mackinac County To Share Advice for Growth

Leadership training, pooling resources, and "buying" economic development are the ingredients for success in Delta County, tourism and business leaders told Mackinac County citizens Thursday, February 11. Their emphasis was on leadership training. More...

Decision on Wind Farm Plan Weighs Heavily in Rudyard

Rudyard Township

The prospect of placing wind turbines in Rudyard Township continues to whirl through standing-room-only crowds each time the Rudyard Township Planning Commission takes up the issue. More...

Island, Ferry Lines Near Agreement

Ticket Prices Same as Last Year; Off-season Service Promised

This year, Star Line and Shepler's ferry companies will pay an additional 0.5% of gross ticket sales for a franchise to provide passenger service to Mackinac Island. Their total payment of 2.5% is part of a one-year agreement. More...

Social

Eastern Upper Peninsula Schools Name Honor Roll Students

Brimley Middle/High School Second Quarter   More...

Camryn Oliver

Nick and Nicole Oliver of St. Ignace announce the birth of their daughter, Camryn Nicole Oliver, born Friday, February 12, 2010, Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Angela Cena Earns Academic Honors

Angela Cena of St. Ignace was named to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. More...

Obituaries

Larry Hazen

Larry Clyde Hazen, 73, of Hessel, formerly of Manchester and Onsted, worked for Ford Motor Company as a millwright for 41 years, retiring in 1999. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. More...

Edith Ferris

Edith Ferris of St. Ignace, 93, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace.   She was born November 8, 1916, in Hessel, to Jasper and Lucy (nee Bourisaw) St. Louis.   More...

Katherine Baine

Katherine "Katie" Baine, 90, of Newberry, died Wednesday February 24, 2010, at the Luce County Annex in Newberry, where she had resided since January 2005.   She was born April 26, 1919, in Newberry, to David and Maria (nee Luoma) Honkonen. More...

Columns

Les Cheneaux

By Helen Shoberg 484-2626 • helenshoberg@centurytel.net Having been away for two weeks visiting my brother, Jack Demmink, and his wife, Donna, in Englewood, Florida, I found that much has happened in Cedarville and Hessel during that time. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

March is reading month. This year, our theme is “Reading is Big Time Fun.” Most of our activities will have a circus theme. More...

Guest Column: K-12 Education Support Reaches Crisis Level

This article is a call to attention and a call to action in regard to what is happening to K-12 education across our area, region, and state. The way schools are funded in Michigan is no longer adequate. More...


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