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Agencies To Offer Services Friday

St. Ignace Event To Help Families Fill Back-to-School, Social Service Needs

More than 25 agencies offering social services, including assisted housing, health care, child care, mental health, and job placement, will be at the Hope Chest in St. More...

News

Bat Infected With Rabies Found on Mackinac Island

A rabid bat found on Mackinac Island last week and another discovered in Cedarville in late July do not indicate a rise in the disease among area bats, but district health officials are cautioning people to be careful around the animals and to get t More...

Court Issues Guilty Verdict in Little Bay de Noc Fishing Case

Three Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians members were found guilty in tribal court on numerous charges for an illegal fishing operation on Little Bay de Noc, the tribe announced Friday, August 20. More...

Mackinac Island To Take Closer Look at Allied EMS Charges

All the Mackinac Island ambulance crew wanted was a batterypowered hydraulic cot, but the request has led to the city's Finance Committee scrutinizing the expenses Allied EMS Systems charges back to the city. More...

Obituaries

Earl John Duncan

Earl John Duncan, 67, of Cedarville, a longtime school administrator and coach, was called “a true leader and friend to the Cedarville school.” Mr. Duncan died Tuesday, August 17, 2010, at his home. More...

Ken Dressler

For World War II glider pilot Ken Dressler, also a Korean and Vietnam War veteran, his service in World War II was most important to him, after his love of family. Mr. Dressler died at his home in Hawaii Saturday, August 14, 2010, at the age of 92. More...

Bernetta Soeltner

Bernetta Soeltner, 93, of Moran, died Thursday evening, August 19, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace.   She was born December 10, 1916, in Sault Ste. Marie to Herbert and Amelda (nee Garrett) Burton. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

1st District Pols Fight for Conservative Label

As they engaged in a hot GOP primary that ended in a near dead heat, winner Dr. Dan Benishek of Crystal Falls, and Senator Jason Allan of Alanson, who decided not to seek a recount of his 15-vote loss, dominated media coverage.   More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. It’s hard to believe September is right around the corner and the school bells will be ringing soon.   More...

Mackinac Island

The weather on Mackinac has been unusual, with extremely warm temperatures and high humidity. Folks enjoyed swimming in the Straits of Mackinac and other summer activities. More...

Fur Trade Era, Native Powwow To Be Showcased

Featuring authentic Native American dancing to the beats of several drum groups, historical reenactments from the French fur trading days, and numerous vendors selling an array of traditional wares and food, the fourth-annual Rendezvous at the Strai More...

Mackinac Island Business Is Up

Summer Travel Better Than Last Year

Good summer weather, a more certain economy, and the state's Pure Michigan tourism advertising have led to a better year for businesses on Mackinac Island than last year, although most businesses say they have only seen a small increase in numbers. More...

MRI Scans Added at New Hospital

Residents and patients in the surrounding area can schedule Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace now that its new equipment has arrived. More...

Social

Amy Bellant

Joseph J. and Stefanie Bellant of Ramstein, Germany, announce the birth of their daughter, Amy Joyce Bellant, born Monday, August 16, 2010, at St. Johannis Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany. More...

Armentrout Advances in Rank

Coast Guard reservist Lyndsae Armentrout of Rudyard has advanced to Boatswain’s Mate Third Class. Ms. More...

Sports

Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Selects 2011 Class for Induction

The 23-member Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame (UPSHF) committee selected 10 athletes for the Class of 2011 at its annual meeting at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace Friday, July 30. More...

Massey, Tallaire Win St. Ignace Golf Club Individual Titles

Fay Massey won the women’s crown and Sean Tallaire the men's title during the St. Ignace Golf Club Individual Championships Saturday, August 21, and Sunday August 22. More...

Four Area Teams Open Season at Sault Volleyball Invitational

Four area volleyball teams opened the season at the Sault Ste. Marie Invitational Saturday, August 21. The Brimley Bays reached the semifinals with a 5-7 overall record before falling to Petoskey. More...

Opinion

Name Should Reflect History

To the Editor: Where were our great Mackinac Island historians when they let our old Indian Dorm become Manoogian Art Museum?   Why not the Thomas W. Ferry Art Museum with donation of Richard and Jane Manoogian?   What will be next? More...

Read the Lease Contract (and Reconsider the Old Magazines)

To the Editor: Living in a senior apartment complex is very interesting. The apartment where I am now residing is my third one in the past 20 years. Actually I think that I could write a “best seller” book on the subject.   More...


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