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Island To Collect 2% Room Tax

Mackinac Island hotels will soon be collecting a 2% room tax that will fund marketing efforts to bring more people to the Straits of Mackinac. More...

News

Music Planned at July 3 Farm Market

Bayside Farmers’ Market is seeking to increase the number of vendors. Backyard gardeners are welcome. Anyone with too much of one item, such as rhubarb, can attend for only one or two weeks. More...

New Grocery Store Revitalizes Downtown Building, Creates 28 Jobs in St. Ignace

Doud’s Market Opens as Specialty Grocery, Bakery

Doud's Market, the new grocery store in downtown St. Ignace, recalls earlier days when the town offered several small specialty food shops, such as bakery, deli, and grocery stores, and pulls their services together under one roof.   More...

Blockade Reroutes Ambulances at New Hospital

Ambulance service is now using the main entrance of the Mackinac Straits Health System on North State Street, rather than a separate, designated emergency route along Alpine Street and an access street directly to the hospital's emergency room, Mark More...

Obituaries

Patricia St. Amour

Patricia L. St. Amour, 68, of Cheboygan, passed away Friday, June 25, 2010, in Mackinaw City.   She was born April 14, 1942, in Pontiac, to Clarence and Margaret (nee Morrow) Hudak.   She married William K. St. More...

Janice VanHoesen

Janice VanHoesen, 54, of St. Ignace, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.   She was born May 20, 1956, in California.   She is survived by her husband, Garret. More...

Earl Stephenson

Graveside services for Earl C. Stephenson of Manistique, formerly of Rexton, will be Saturday, July 10, at 3 p.m. at Caffey Cemetery. Dinner will follow after the service at Hendricks Township Hall.   Mr. More...

Dredging Work To Begin July 5

The tugboat Manitou towing two barges arrived in the middle of the night Tuesday, June 22, setting in place the pieces required for this summer's $2.4 million Les Cheneaux waterways channel dredging project, to begin Monday, July 5.   More...

Tribe Announces Election Results

Incumbent Keith Massaway was re-elected to represent Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians members from the St. Ignace area (Unit 3) on the tribe's board of directors, topping challenger Doug Goudreau, 752 votes to 680. More...

Social

Carmeans Mark 70th Wedding Anniversary

Durwood and Gladys (nee McCarthy) Carmean of St. Ignace celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.   They were married June 29, 1940, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Scoring Pass Lifts East Over West, 21-14, in U.P. All-Star Football Game

Eleven Area Players, One Coach Compete in All-Star Game

The St. More...

St. Ignace To Host Track Clinic, Basketball Camp

Hurdles/Field Events Track Clinic at Kiwanis Complex   Siena Heights University and LaSalle High School will host a hurdles and field events track clinic at the Kiwanis Track complex from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17.   More...

Paquin, Aikens To Compete at Special Olympic Nationals

Christina Paquin of St. Ignace and Joan Aikens of Sault Ste. Marie will compete in the Special Olympic National Games at Lincoln, Nebraska, July 16 to 23.   More...

Opinion

Take Caution, Keep Walkers Smiling

To the Editor: Karen Gould’s photos accompanying the June 24 Bark in the Park article are outstanding. I especially enjoyed Gunnar’s “best smile.” It truly captured it and made me smile back.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Nerd Comes North

When statewide candidates pay serious attention to northern Michigan, I like to tune in. More...

DeTour

The Fourth of July is almost here, and activities in DeTour begin Wednesday. The Friends of the Library fish fry will be at 4:30 p.m., followed by the History Round Table at 6:30 p.m. in the school multipurpose room Wednesday, June 30.   More...

Mackinac Island

Oh, what a beautiful day! Oh, what a wonderful parade! It was a perfect Mackinac day as brothers Don and Carl Andress led the 61st Lilac Parade down Main Street. More...


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