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Millage Would Build New Hall

Fire, Road Requests on Ballot in Brevort Twp.

Brevort Township voters will decide May 4 whether to renew 1.0 mill for the community center, 1.9 mills for the fire department, and 2.9 mills for roads. The requests are presented as three separate ballot proposals.   More...

Next Steps: Long Term Care, Surgery

Long term care could be moved behind Mackinac Straits Health System by the end of this year, and outpatient surgery could be offered in St. Ignace by next spring, if financing and permits fall into place this summer.   More...

News

Census Workers Will Go Door to Door May 1

Census workers will begin knocking on doors locally Saturday More...

Tassier Certified as Athletic Trainer

Dustin Tassier, originally of Cedarville, has become a certified athletic trainer from the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer, after completing a nationally accredited athletic training education program in addition to passing the nation More...

Mackinaw City Council Approves Political Tea Party September 5

The Mackinaw City Village Council, meeting Thursday, April 15, approved a political Tea Party the day before Labor Day, extended contracts for its department heads and administrators, and approved its new ferryboat overflow parking ordinance.   More...

Sports

LaSalle High School Hosts First Track and Field Meet of 2010 Season

Saints Girls, Boys Capture First Place In Track Opener

St. Ignace Saints girls and boys captured first place in the six-team field track opener at the Kiwanis Track Complex in St. Ignace in windy and cold temperatures Tuesday, April 13. More...

Kreski To Be Inducted Into NMU Sports Hall

Deanna (nee Sutton) Kreski of St. Ignace will be inducted into the Northern Michigan University (NMU) Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the University Center Great Lakes Room Saturday, April 24. More...

St. Ignace Senior Men’s Golf League Set for Play May 4

The St. Ignace senior men's golf league for golfers age 50 and older will begin play at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 4.   For more information, contact the golf course in St. Ignace at 643-8071.   More...

First 8 Patients Admitted Friday

Excitement radiated through the new North State Street medical facility last week as staff and contractors prepared for opening day of the hospital Friday, April 16, and of the tribal health center Monday, April 19. The new health facility in St. More...

St. Ignace School Seeks 0.7 Mills

Voters To Consider Millage Appeals

Voters in the St. More...

Gros Cap Asks To Renew Mills

Moran Township voters will consider May 4 if they want to renew Gros Cap School's 16.8734 millage for three years, which is expected to generate $961,784 operational revenue in the first year in 2010. More...

Pickford School Renewal, Buses

Pickford Public Schools will seek a renewal of a 18-mill operating millage in the May 4 election. Agreeing to this statutory rate of 18 mills allows the school district to receive its per-pupil funding from the state. More...

Social

Warren, Collins

James Jr. and Laurel Warren of Baxley, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Warren of Monroe, Louisiana, to Mark Ronald Collins of Atlanta, Georgia, son of Gerald and Carolyn Collins of Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Chippewa-Mackinac Retired School Personnel Meet Thursday

The Chippewa-Mackinac Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will host a membership meeting Thursday, April 22, at noon at First Union Church in Cedarville. More...

Converse Participates in Kapp Honors Day at Alma College

Senior Paul Converse of Engadine participated in Alma College’s 14th annual Kapp Honors Day program Thursday, April 1. Mr. More...

Obituaries

John ‘Jack’ Tassier

John Harvey “Jack” Tassier, 79, of Cedarville, helped establish a sugar bush business in Cedarville, and enjoyed building and restoring sailboats. Mr. Tassier died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at his home after a brief illness. More...

Elinor Kokko

Elinor Marie Kokko, 76, of Farmington Hills, passed away Monday, April 12, 2010.   She was born February 14, 1934.   More...

Kaylene Grogan

Kaylene Grogan, 53, of St. Ignace, died Thursday evening, April 15, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care.   She was born February 6, 1957, in St. Ignace to William and Jane (nee Thompson) Grogan.   Ms. More...

Columns

Mackinac Island

Thursday, April 8, Old Man Winter played a joke on us and gave us several inches of snow. We could hear snowmobiles in the distance, but the snow didn’t last long; however, walking for a few days was slippery. More...

Michigan Politics

Jennifer Granholm Again a Supreme Contender

Once again, Governor Jennifer Granholm has surfaced as a darkhorse potential nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.   More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO   The News and Free Press   April 24, 1885   More...


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