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Should Vending Machines Be Hidden From View?

Rules to govern the outdoor placement of vending machines are being discussed by the Mackinac Island Planning Commission. More...

News

Special Use Permit Needed for Cloverland Electric Storage Site

A special use permit will be required for Cloverland Electric to use property on Cheeseman Road in Moran Township to store poles. The permit will be sought after the fact, since the utility has already begun to clear and develop the property.  More...

Upgraded Firefighting Equipment Gets OK From Brevort Twp.

After battling a fire in Moran for six hours Saturday, July 31, the Brevort Township Volunteer Fire Department requested several equipment upgrades from the Brevort Township board Monday, August 9, that will help them fight blazes in the future. More...

Pickford Community Recalls Old-time Country Schools at 2010 Hay Days

With a youthful twinkle in her eye, 93-year-old Nellie Lindberg lifted her arm and flashed a smile to the faces streaming by.   More...

Opinion

Development of Storage Yard Questioned

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Appreciates Well Written Stories That Could Impact Tourism

To the Editor: Thank you so much for the nice article about some of the area attractions. Hopefully they will bring more people to the Straits area and if the visitors have a good time here, they just might tell their neighbors.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Allen Concedes Close Race, Urges Party Unity

Senator Jason Allen of Alanson, who trailed Crystal Falls surgeon Dan Benishek by 15 votes after the state certified GOP primary results in the 31-county 1st District for the seat being vacated by U.S. More...

Mackinac Island

Sunday, August 8, the weather was picture perfect with blue skies and warm temperatures. In the evening, while strolling down the boardwalk, people noted the sunset was absolutely breathtaking as a big red ball descended behind St. Ignace. More...

St. Ignace

The beaches have been popular as temperatures in the 80s with high humidity were evident last week.   Brian and Eve Baumguard of Lansing visited the St. Ignace area recently, where they enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and scenery.   More...

Local Couple’s Generosity Aids St. Ignace Causes

Jackson Gift Will Have Lasting Impact

Remembered by neighbors and friends for their dedication to the community, the late Frederick “Jiggs” and Margaret “Maggie” Jackson have bequeathed a $492,344 donation to the St. More...

Bridge Card Expiration Date Extended 1 Year

A 36-hour rule for people who want to pay the commuter rate across the Mackinac Bridge has whittled commuter traffic from about 21% last year to an anticipated 12.9% this year, leading the Mackinac Bridge Authority to push back the expiration date o More...

Chair Auction Will Benefit Charities

Chairs for Charity, a live auction featuring a diverse collection of hand-painted chairs, will take place in front of First National Bank in downtown St. Ignace Saturday, August 21, at 7 p.m.   More...

Social

Johnson, Wender

Randi Leigh Johnson and Ryan Dulton Wender of Bark River were united in marriage Saturday, July 17, 2010, at 4 p.m. on the deck at Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace with Judy St. Louis, a friend of the bride, officiating. More...

Edwards, Waybrant, Kish Promoted

Two branch managers from First National Bank, Merle Edwards and Joanne Waybrant, were promoted as assistant vice presidents and a third officer, Kathy Kish, was promoted to vice president, the First National Bank of St. More...

Obituaries

Elwood Lewis

Elwood W. Lewis, 94, of St. Ignace, died Saturday morning, August 14, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Long Term Care. He was formerly of Berkley.   He was born November 8, 1915, in Cleveland, Ohio, to William and Anna (nee Post) Lewis.   More...

Cecelia Questard

Cecelia Marie Questard, 88, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, formerly of DeTour Village, passed away Sunday, August 15, 2010, at her home. More...

James Barrett

James R. Barrett, 63, of Trout Lake, died Monday, August 9, 2010, at Tendercare Nursing Facility in Sault Ste. Marie.   He was born August 20, 1946, in Sault Ste. Marie to Harvey and Florence (nee Rapson) Barrett.   Mr. More...


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