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Mackinac Island Pares Costs

Revenue To Fall Short This Year and Next

Before the ink had dried on the resolution adopting this year's city budget, Mackinac Island City Council members began bracing for the even greater shortfall in tax revenue forecasted for the coming 12 months by city assessor Joe Stakoe.   More...

Home Show Starts Friday

St. Ignace Arena Hosts Spring Expo

Featuring more than 50 booths representing a host of retailers, businesses, and restaurants across the state, the annual St. Ignace Home Show and Spring Expo is scheduled for Friday, April 16, from 4 p.m. More...

News

Slush Tips Truck on Cheeseman Road

A sanitation truck lost control and tipped over on the side of Cheeseman Road near St. Ignace Thursday, April 8, according to Michigan State Police. More...

EAB Detected at Sault Ste. Marie

An infestation of Emerald Ash Borers, insects that damage and kill ash trees, has been found at the Lake Superior State University campus in Sault Ste. Marie, it was announced March 16. More...

Kindergarten Family Night Is Thursday

Kindergarten Family Night will be Thursday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Ignace Elementary School. Incoming students and their parents will be able to preview kindergarten classrooms, tour the building, and meet teachers. More...

Sports

Saints Wrestling, Basketball Teams Honored During Banquets

Evashevski Named Most Valuable Wrestler

Senior John Evashevski, the first LaSalle High School (LHS) athlete to receive the Upper Peninsula Mr. More...

Saints Wrestling, Basketball Teams Honored During Banquets

Mortensen Receives MVP Award

Four St. Ignace Saints basketball players, Kevin Guillard, Evan Everson, Austin St. Louis, and Gerrit Mortensen, received top honors from Coach Jason Marshall during the team’s annual awards banquet Wednesday, April 7.   More...

Saints Football Golf Classic Set for May 8

The St. Ignace Saints 14th annual football program’s Golf Classic will be held rain or shine at The Mackinaw Golf Course in Mackinaw City Saturday, May 8.   More...

Opinion

Hospital Staff Is Superb

To the Editor: Having just spent four days in the “old” hospital, I would like to say the care and treatment I received, from emergency medical technicians to checkout people, was outstanding in terms of skill and compassion. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Stupak Decision Shakes Things Up

There's a good deal of misguided gloating and glee in Tea Party and other circles that claim credit for prompting the decision of nine-term Congressman Bart Stupak to call it quits. More...

Les Cheneaux

What a surprise to wake up Thursday morning, April 8, and find the ground covered once again with snow and a strong wind blowing in a cold gale from the northeast. More...

Brevort

Without a doubt, the highlight of this past week for many was the tour of the new Mackinac Straits Health System and the Sault Tribal Health Clinic and Human Services in St. Ignace. More...

Trail Projects Slow, But Rewarding

Securing Funding, Easements Are Main Hurdles to Developing Bike Paths

Northern Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful bicycle trails in the state, drawing in thousands of cyclists every summer. Every bike path has a story behind its creation, and many of them are stories of challenges overcome. More...

School Bullying Raises Concerns

Parents, Board Members Call for More Supervision in St. Ignace District

A push is underway to teach St. More...

Stupak Will Not Seek Reelection

Congressman Worked on High-profile Issues

Congressman Bart Stupak of Menominee will not seek reelection after more than 20 years in office, he announced Friday, April 9. Mr. More...

All the Right Ingredients

Pastry Chef Says Community Interest, Good Cause Give Class

With a sudden April snowstorm frosting the ground outside, the pastry chef looked out the window, wondering if the weather would deter the nearly 28 people signed up for her cake-decorating class. More...

Social

Engaged

Schairer, Compton

Donald and Sheryl Schairer of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Jean Schairer, to Matthew Ross Compton, son of William and Cindy Compton of Ann Arbor.   Ms. More...

Births

Evan Porter

Will and Steffanie Porter of Northville announce the birth of their son, Evan Joseph Porter, born Thursday, March 4, 2010, at St. John Providence Park Hospital in Novi. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces at birth and measured 19.75 inches in length. More...

Births

Lennon Bliss

Andy and Billie Bliss of Traverse City, formerly of Mackinac Island, announce the birth of their daughter, Lennon Lucille Bliss, born Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces at birth. More...

Obituaries

Melvin ‘Mike’ Piippo

Melvin Harold “Mike” Piippo, 79, of Rudyard, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.   He was born September 1, 1930, to Andrew and Tynne (nee Kangas) Piippo.   More...

Kenneth ‘Bud’ Weger

Longtime Garnet resident Kenneth "Bud" Weger, 87, was a World War II Navy veteran and went on to a career as an electric company lineman. Mr. Weger died Wednesday morning April 7, 2010, at the Luce County Annex in Newberry. More...

Mary ‘Joanne’ Kisabeth

Mary "Joanne" Kisabeth, 74, formerly of the Engadine, Gould City, and Curtis areas, died at Gratiot Medical Center in Alma Sunday, April 4, 2010.   She was born in Engadine August 15, 1935, to Douglas and Emma (nee Krause) Feneley. More...


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