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Young Musicians Ready To Perform Jazz, Pop, Steel

Dinner Concert Is Saturday at St. Ignace

Through ambient lighting and weeks of practice, young St. Ignace musicians will transform the tent area of Kewadin Casino into a jazz club . The biggest fundraising event of the year for the St. More...

Gala To Benefit Cedarville School

Billed as a fundraising event for Les Cheneaux Community Schools, “The Gala: A Chocolate Ball” will be held Les Cheneaux Community Center in Cedarville Saturday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m. More...

News

Open Meetings Act Protects Citizens’ Rights

“The public has the right to see you during your thinking process. They don't just have the right to see the end result,” Sue Jeffers, an attorney for the Michigan Municipal League, said of the Open Meetings Act. More...

Medicare Investigation of LMAS Nears Conclusion

Letter Expected To Tell Cost for Department

LMAS District Health Department may be nearing the end of a Medicare investigation that has resulted in payment denials of nearly $100,000.  More...

Park Named in Mackinaw City

The unnamed pocket park at the end of Depeyster Street in Mackinaw City was officially named Mackinaw Maritime Park by the Village Council Friday, March 5.   More...

Sports

Hetherington Plays for Icebreakers

At left: Rachel Hetherington of St. Ignace plays for the Icebreakers hockey team in Mackinaw City, where she was the featured player for the week of February 15. More...

Shirley Bentgen Will Cheer on Walker at Vancouver Paralympics

Shirley Bentgen of St. Ignace will travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, to watch her grandnephew, Tyler Walker, compete in the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. The games begin Friday, March 12, mirroring the international Olympics.   More...

Evashevski Places 2nd at State, Best Finish in LHS History

Rudyard’s Top Wrestler Lewis Places 5th; Thurston, Ostman 6th at State Wrestling Finals

LaSalle High School wrestlers senior John Evashevski and freshmen Galloway Thurston and Joey Ostman have put the St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

The Brothers Levin

There's no match to the 20th century family fame of the Kennedy brothers on Capitol Hill--Democratic Senators John F. and Teddy of Massachusetts and Bobby of New York. More...

Mackinac Island

We are experiencing unusual weather for this time of the year, with mild temperatures, blue skies, no wind, and bright sunshine. Reports are that the tulips in front of Grand Hotel are about an inch out of the ground. More...

Rudyard

The Kinross Recreation Center will have an Easter Bunny brunch Saturday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for children age six through 12 and $3.50 for ages 13 and older. There is no charge for children age five and younger. More...

Tourism Fund Hopes for Boost of $9.5 Million

‘Tidal Wave’ of Impact Rolled Through State From Michigan Campaign Last Year

Another $9.5 million or more may be added to Michigan's meager tourism promotion budget with Senate passage Wednesday, March 3, of a bill to put more money into the Michigan Promotion fund, which supports tourism and business development in the stat More...

All Eyes On Sadie

Fame Follows Win For Country’s Top Dog

With her shiny coat skirting the ground, Sadie, the prize-winning Scottish terrier, took a victory swing around New York City the morning after Judge Elliott Weiss declared her Best in Show at the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Febr More...

Committee Will Target ‘Yes’ Voters

0.7 Mill Sought for St. Ignace Area Schools

Seventeen parents, educators, and community members gathered Sunday, March 7, at St. Ignace Middle School to form a committee to sell to voters the idea of a proposed 0.7 mill property tax levy for 11 years.   More...

Master Plan Work Put on Track

Mackinac Island Project Gets December Deadline

Fran Brink has revitalized Mackinac Island's master plan revision, which has languished in committee for more than five years. More...

Social

Birth

Madison St. Andrew

Cassandra Schnake and David St. Andrew announce the birth of their daughter, Madison Ann St. Andrew, born Sunday, December 6, 2009, at Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe. She weighed 4 pounds, 1 ounce at birth and measured 17 inches in length. More...

Wedding

Edwards, LaPine

Darrin Scott LaPine of Bay Mills and Cathy (nee Paquin) Edwards of St. Ignace were united in marriage Saturday, January 13, 2010, in Sault Ste. Marie.   The groom is the son of Doris LaPine and the late Vern LaPine of Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Hansen Finishes Basic Training

Air Force Airman Matthew Hansen was graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He earned distinction as an honor graduate. More...

Obituaries

Richard Sagear

Richard Allen Sagear, 73, of Cedarville, died Monday, March 1, 2010, in Sault Ste. Marie.   He was born May 9, 1936, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, to Raymond William and Hazel Rose (nee Smith) Sagear.   More...

Merlin Fountain

Merlin Lewis Fountain, 81, of DeTour Village, died Friday, March 5, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.   He was born August 30, 1928, in DeTour to C. Clayton and Merle (nee Harris) Fountain.   More...

Edalor ‘Ed’ Hins

Edalor "Ed" Hins, 72, of Naubinway, enjoyed a career in ranching and dairy farming before moving to the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Mr. Hins died at Tendercare Nursing Facility in Sault Ste. Marie Sunday, February 28, 2010. More...


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