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Naubinway Eyed for Offshore Wind Farm Installation

Shallow Water Areas Are Spawning Grounds, Fishermen Point Out

An area of Lake Michigan off the Naubinway shoreline is being eyed for an offshore wind farm under a state initiative to develop alternative energy sources in the state. More...

Ground Broken for Long Term Care

Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace broke ground on construction for its 44-bed, 29,900-square-foot long term care facility behind the new hospital on North State Street Wednesday, June 9. More...

News

Concerned Mackinaw City Citizens Ask for Explanation of Lewd Business Policy

Some Say Stores Do Not Fit in Village Culture; Businesses Say They Aren’t Seeking Controversy

Concerned citizens packed Mackinaw City Public Schools' multipurpose room Wednesday, June 16, to hear the village's rules and regulations governing lewd businesses, the sale of drug paraphernalia, and medical marijuana dispensaries.  More...

Dogs Bring Best Tail Wagging and Tricks To Compete at Bark in the Park in St. Ignace

From a three-pound Chihuahua to a 130-pound Great Dane, 37 dogs brought their owners along to watch them compete on the waterfront at American Legion Park in St. Ignace Saturday afternoon, June 19.   More...

Cedarville Library Book Sale Is July 6 and 7

Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville are preparing for their annual book sale. Proceeds from the annual book sale go toward facility operations. The book sale will take place Tuesday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 7, from 11 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Lucille Kriesche

Lucille Kriesche, 94, of North Pine River Road in the St. Ignace area, died Thursday evening, June 17, 2010, at home surrounded by her family.   She was born June 21, 1915, in Cheboygan, to Charles Victor and Ida (nee Neilson) Matson. More...

John Livingston

John W. Livingston, 73, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at his summer home in Shelby, where he enjoyed being part of the Little Point Sable Community.   Mr. Livingston served in the U.S. Army. More...

John Vickery

John L. Vickery, better known as Vic Lawrence, 69, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at his home under the care of Hospice. Mr. Vickery was a radio announcer for WIDG many years. He also was an announcer in Witchita Falls and Texas. More...

St. Ignace Car Show This Weekend

‘Polynesian’ Among Rare Cars at Show

Countless body shops in southern California were building custom cars in the heyday of hot rods after World War II, but there was one twoman enterprise in the small town of Burbank that stood above them all. More...

Arnold Ferry Sold to Petoskey Family

Deal Includes 70 Parcels at Island, St. Ignace, and Mackinaw City

Arnold Transit Company and all other properties of Union Terminal Piers, including a ski hill, have been purchased by James Wynn of Petoskey and several financial backers. The sale, for an undisclosed amount of money, was finalized Monday, June 21. More...

Social

Sawyer Barker

Savannah Barker and Dustin Lewis announce the birth of their son, Sawyer James Barker, born Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 8 pounds, 2.6 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Sports

EUP Players Shine at U.P. All-Star Classic; North Girls Win, Boys Defeated

The girls and boys representing the Eastern Upper Peninsula performed well during the Upper Peninsula All-Star Basketball Classic as the North girls defeated the South, 89-77, but the North boys fell to the South, 103-95, during a shootout at Norway More...

Munoscong Mixed Doubles Golf League

The team of Arvid and Theora Hamilton, Cindy Harrison, and Richie Cottle finished first with a ninehole score of 34 and 13 putts during the golf league Thursday, June 17. More...

St. Ignace Saints 2010 Junior High Track Teams

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Columns

Michigan Politics

Birds Could Bring Gulf Misery Here

“Gulf oil spill threatens Great Lakes migratory birds”   --Great Lakes Echo, Michigan State University (MSU) Knight Center for Environmental Journalism   As the crow flies, it's more than 1,500 miles from the Upper Peninsula More...

Brevort Celebrates Swedish-American Culture in Traditional Style

Accepts State Heritage Award at Picnic Sunday

Celebrating the Swedish American heritage of Brevort, settled in part for its rich fishing grounds a century ago by several families whose descendants still call it home, is the reason residents gather there at midsummer every year for a traditional More...

Brevort

Our 100th Trinity Lutheran Church celebration began with a fish boil Saturday evening, June 19, at the Movalson garage. An eight-foot midsummer pole, constructed by David Movalson, greeted guests as they arrived. More...


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