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Economy Drives Reorganization of MSU Extension

Major restructuring underway at Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) calls for the elimination of county directors, shifting employee responsibilities, creating educational institutes, and organization by districts rather than counties. More...

News

County Canvass of Primary Votes To Be Finished This Week

Ann Arbor business executive Rick Snyder beat four other Republican contenders for Governor Tuesday, August 3, and will run against Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in November. Mr. Bernero beat House Speaker Andy Dillon, his only Democratic opponent. More...

Recreation Millage Defeated

Moran Township's request to renew its 0.25 recreation millage was defeated by a tie vote of 107 in the election Tuesday, August 3. Roughly $21,986 will not be collected in 2010 to pay for township youth to attend City of St. More...

Millage Passes With 53.5% Vote

Moran Township Mackinac County

Mackinac County voters approved a renewal of a countywide millage by 147 votes in the Tuesday, August 3 election. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Another Michigan Squeaker

Once again, Michigan voters have demonstrated the power of one. More...

Engadine-Gould City

A group in Newton Township (Gould City) are in the process of organizing a historical society to preserve the history of our area. Several informal meetings have been held, and photographs and memories were shared. More...

Les Cheneaux

The Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show and the Festival of Arts are on the schedule for this weekend. This is a big weekend for everyone. Drive carefully and watch the traffic, especially on the busy corner of M-129 and M-l34 in Cedarville. More...

Antique Boat Show Is Saturday

Restored Wooden Crafts Ready To Shine at Hessel Marina

More than 120 antique wooden boats are expected to enter the 33rd annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show at Hessel Saturday, August 14. More than one-third of the registrants are local, with a home port in the Les Cheneaux area. More...

Ironworkers Will Get 1st Glimpse of Monument

Mackinaw City Festival Is This Weekend

A festival celebrating the hard work of ironworkers, along with the dedication of a monument in honor of their efforts, will take place in Mackinaw City Friday, August 13, to Sunday, August 15. More...

National Ensign Sailors To Compete at Les Cheneaux

Three ensign sailboats converge on a buoy, jockeying for position. The crew aboard each may have taken different routes to get to this checkpoint, but when the vessels get this close to one another, it's all about strategy. More...

Sports

Elmblad Verbally Commits to University of Wisconsin

LaSalle High School (LHS) senior Nicole Elmblad has made a verbal commitment to attend the University of Wisconsin (UW) at Madison and play basketball for the 2011-2012 Badgers.   More...

Saints Girls Hoops Team Will Hold Silent Auction

The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team will hold a silent auction during the annual golf tournament at the St. Ignace Golf Club Saturday, August 14.   Bidding will continue throughout the day, starting at 10:30 a.m.   More...

Jr. High Volleyball To Begin Practice

The St. Ignace Saints seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams will begin practice Monday, August 30, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the middle school. Athletes must have physicals before practice begins. More...

Obituaries

Mark ‘Marko’ Howland, Jr.

Mark Andrew “Marko” Howland Jr., 22, of Kincheloe, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at his home.   He was born October 2, 1987, in Petoskey.   Mr. Howland attended and was graduated from Rudyard Area Schools. More...

Mary Caulfield

Mary Francis Kneip Caulfield, 73, of Drummond Island, worked as a surgical nurse for many years before retiring to her summer home on Drummond Island. She died Monday, August 9, 2010, at her home. More...

Daniel Rowley

Daniel Gerard Rowley of Rudyard was a special education paraprofessional at the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District’s Rudyard Service Center. Mr. Rowley passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 2, 2010.   More...


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