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Voters to Choose School Candidates

4 on Ballot in Les Cheneaux

Four candidates are vying for two seats in an upcoming May 4 election of the Les Cheneaux Community Schools board. More...

Voters to Choose School Candidates

Mackinaw City Seats Draw 3

David Valot, Wendy Krueger-Bell, and Michael Zynewicz are vying for two seats on the Mackinaw City Public Schools Board of Education in the election Tuesday, May 4. Mr. Valot is running for re-election. More...

Fishery Workshop Will Be Monday at Cedarville

A Lake Huron Regional Fishery Workshop will be offered in Cedarville Monday, May 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Les Cheneaux Sportsman's Club on M-134.   More...

News

Emergency Crews Receive Crash Course on Accident Procedures

Mock Accident Will Take Place in Rudyard Township

The Rudyard Township Fire Department is staging a mock school bus accident Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m., at a yet-to-be-determined location in Rudyard Township. More...

Two Men Are Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Chippewa County

Traffic stops led to two drug arrests in Chippewa County Wednesday, April 21.   Randy Phillips, 19, of Trout Lake, and a downstate man who has yet to be arraigned in court were arrested for drug trafficking in two separate incidents.   More...

Boynton Speaks on Haiti May 8,9

Jesuit Brother Jim Boynton, who has served in Haiti during and since the earthquake in January, will be speaking in St. Ignace during mass at St. Ignatius Loyola Church and at Immaculate Conception Church in Moran.   More...

Sports

Jerry Gallagher Inducted Into Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame

Jerry Gallagher, a former St. More...

St. Ignace Saints Track Teams Continue Successful Spring Season

The St. Ignace girls and boys success on the track continues as the Saints swept the championships of the 13-team Inland Lakes Invitational in Indian River Monday, April 12.   Girls Top Five Teams: St. More...

EUP Softball, Baseball Teams Off to Strong Start for the 2010 Season

Pirates Sweep Bays   In EUPC Softball   The Pickford/Cedarville Pirates swept the Brimley Bays during the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference home doubleheader 14-0 and 9-8 Thursday, April 22.   More...

Opinion

Committee Urges Public To Vote Yes on School Request

To the Editor: The St. Ignace area committee Save our Kids, Save our Future, urges St. Ignace Area Schools district voters to vote yes on the school bond request Tuesday, May 4.   More...

Brevort Twp. Mill Is a Good Deal

To the Editor: Thank you for your excellent coverage of Brevort Township board meetings. Your reporters always take the time to get their facts straight, and that’s appreciated.   More...

Smoking Ban Starts Saturday

Local Businesses Say They’re Ready

Local restaurants and bars are ready for the statewide ban on smoking that will be enacted Saturday, May 1, and some say they plan to set up ash trays or benches for smokers who will step outside their establishments to light up. More...

Voters to Choose School Candidates

5 Seek 3 Seats in St. Ignace

Voters will consider five candidates for the St. More...

2 Spots Open in Rudyard

Two four-year seats are available on the Rudyard Area Schools Board of Education, with three candidates vying for these spots. More...

Voters To Choose School Candidates

DeTour Has 2 Seats, Millage

Residents of Drummond Island, DeTour Township, and part of Raber Township will determine if they will renew 18 mills for operational funding for DeTour Area Schools on the May 4 election ballot. More...

Super Saturday Is May 1

A day of food, fun, and prizes is planned for the Super Saturday Family Fair and 4-H Expo Saturday, May 1, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. It is free of charge.   More...

Social

Brady Upchurch

Traci Tamlyn and Jimmy Upchurch of St. Ignace announce the birth of their son, Brady Ivan Thomas Upchurch, born Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 1.5 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Brett Harmison

Brian and Kristi (nee Garcia) Harmison of Fort Wayne, Indiana, announce the birth of their son, Brett Mitchell Harmison, born Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. More...

Mekenzi Conlin

Michelle Conlin of Cheboygan announces the birth of her daughter, Mekenzi Mae Conlin, born Friday, March 12, 2010, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and measured 20.25 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Darlaine Hines

Darlaine J. Hines, 73, of Gould City, died Monday, April 19, 2010, at her home.   She was born February 1, 1937, in Hermansville, to Albert and Leola (nee Yale) O’Neil. More...

Geline Weldy

Geline Weldy, 71, of Lawton, owned Miller’s Camp restaurant in St. Ignace for a time. Mrs. Weldy passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, April 20, 2010, at her residence. More...

Norman Souter

Norman Bruce Souter, 68, of Newton Township, passed away peacefully at home April 25, 2010, surrounded by his family.   He was born September 27, 1941, to Gordon and Margaret (nee McNeil) Souter in Ferndale.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Up North, the hills are full of the sound of politics -- legislative, gubernatorial and, especially this week, congressional.   More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO   The News and Free Press   May 1, 1885   More...

DeTour

Events taking place at our schools in May include the regular board meeting, which will be at Raber Bay, Monday, May 10, at 6:45 p.m. The honors and athletic banquet is Wednesday, May 12, in DeTour, with the banquet at 5 p.m. and awards at 6 p.m. More...


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