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May 4 Election Results

Voters Replace Several Incumbents

A St. Ignace school millage proposal was defeated in the May 4 election, and several incumbents were replaced, while voter turnout ranged from about 8.5% in Rudyard and Pickford to 47.4% on Mackinac Island. More...

News

‘Concerned Citizens for Forest’ Turn to Legislators for Help

The Concerned Citizens for the Forest, an advocacy group formed to explore the option of reopening local trails for off-road vehicles (ORVs) in the Hiawatha Forest, will now turn to legislators for help in their appeal to open the trails. More...

Islands Wildlife Sponsors Third Annual Pike Fishing Contest

Anglers of all ages are invited to reel in the big one during the third annual Pike Fishing contest, sponsored by Islands Wildlife. The contest runs from May 15 to May 31, ending at noon on Memorial Day.   More...

Summer CCSS Classes Offered in Cedarville; Register by May 14

Consolidated Community Schools Services will offer a full schedule of athletic activities for young people this summer, including baseball, softball, T-ball, and swimming. Participants must register for summer sports by Friday, May 14. More...

Sports

Trojans Boys, Bays Girls Capture First at Engadine

The Frank Formolo Memorial Track and Field Invitational was started in 1987 and is held in honor the friend of Engadine’s athletic program, who passed away in 1986. Mr. More...

Fifty-one Teams Compete at St. Ignace Red Hacker Tournament

Fifty-one teams competed in the St. Ignace Red Hacker Basketball Tournament at Little Bear East Arena Saturday, May 8. More...

Cedarville Boys B-ball Sponsors ‘Hire a Trojan’

The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team is sponsoring a “Hire a Trojan” to raise money for basketball camp this summer. The athletes will rake and cut your lawn, clean windows and automobiles, and perform other odd jobs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Centrist Runs in Conservative District

Some of Michigan's most competitive congressional primary races are in districts of two nineterm incumbents who are not seeking reelection.   More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO   The News and Free Press   May 15, 1885   Quite a few of “the boys in blue” were over from the Island yesterday, having a jolly time.   •••   More...

Les Cheneaux

It was a surprise Saturday morning, May 8, to wake up and see big snowflakes covering the ground. The snow melted almost as fast as it landed, but winter jackets and boots were in order for much of the day.   More...

New Economy:

It’s Time To Plan for Change

If the people of Michigan want to turn their economy around, they're going to have to be willing to throw out old ways of thinking and embrace new ones.   More...

School Hears Plea for Music Program

Concerned about the possibility of budget cuts to the elementary music program, parents and students packed the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, May 10, to voice their support for the music and band department. More...

Curtis Arts Center Growing as Hub for Writers, Artists

The creative process starts with an idea and grows from there. More...

Social

Welch Is Coast Guard Employee of the Month

Food Service Specialist Second Class Eric Welch has been named United States Coast Guard Employee of the Month. FS2 Welch has made improvements to the stations galley and the quality of food for his shipmates. More...

Hauswirth Earns Degree from Michigan State University

Mark Hauswirth, formerly of Rudyard, was graduated from Michigan State University May 6 with a degree in osteopathic medicine. Upon his graduation, he was promoted to lieutenant in the United States Navy. More...

Cline Earns Degree From Michigan Tech University

Kip Cline II of Pickford was graduated from Michigan Technological University (MTU), Magna Cum Laude, Saturday, May 1, in Houghton. Mr. Cline earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied ecology and environmental sciences.   More...

Obituaries

Frances Gillmore

Frances Gillmore, 91, of St. Ignace, was a musician who played guitar and bass violin. Mrs. Gillmore died peacefully Friday evening, May 7, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Long Term Care.   More...

Myrtice Cross

Myrtice Joy Cross, 74, of DeTour Village, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.   She was born May 1, 1936, in DeTour to Jewell and Wilda (nee Bailey) LaMere. She was a lifelong resident of DeTour. More...

Clifton Rowland

Clifton Dafoe Rowland, 87, of Mackinaw City, was a naval aviator in World War II and an engineer who owned his own business. He loved to pilot airplanes and to fix things. Mr. Rowland passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in Pensacola, Florida. More...


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