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Eagle Project Indicates Lake Health

Eaglets Banded in Treetop Nest at Mackinaw City

High above inland swamps near the top of a 100-foot tall aspen tree, a pair of bald eagles have built a large platform nest. This spring two baby eaglets kept their parents busy bringing food to them from Lake Huron and nearby beaver ponds. More...

Curtis: Art on the Lake

The Art on the Lake festival will offer crafts, a parade, and music to visitors of Curtis Saturday, September 4. The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will host the festival at its park. More...

News

1437th Engineer Company Returns From Iraq Service

Thompson of St. Ignace Among Returning Soldiers

The National Guard 1437th Engineer Company returned to the Upper Peninsula Wednesday, August 25, from their deployment to Iraq with great fanfare as a police escort heralded their arrival at Sault Ste. More...

Michigan Politics

Weaver’s Bold Move Assures Northern Voice

New Justice Alton T. Davis of Grayling, a 1960s Petoskey disc jockey who became a well-respected Circuit and Michigan Court of Appeals Court judge, is a rarity in the 174-year history of the Michigan Supreme Court.   More...

Eichmans Refurbish and Open Chapel Hill Motel at Brevort

Carol Eichman of Saginaw is opening the Chapel Hill Motel in Brevort with the hope of attracting visitors to the area. The motel, which has 27 rooms and a two-bedroom cottage, will open on Labor Day weekend. It has been closed for a year.   More...

Obituaries

Mabel Pechta

Mabel Ball Pechta, 98, of Moran passed away Friday, August 27, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace, surrounded by her family. More...

Oner Lee

Oner Eleise Hill Lee, 84, of Rockville, Maryland, formerly of Dalton, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010, in Maryland. More...

Gerard ‘Jerry’ Luepnitz

Gerard “Jerry” Luepnitz, 83, of St. Ignace, died peacefully Sunday evening, August 29, 2010, at his home.   He was born April 1, 1927, on the Luepnitz farm near Moran.   No services are planned. More...

Opinion

Ferry Monopoly Would Hurt Island and Others

To the Editor: I have heard that Mackinac Island is planning to expand their franchise prerogatives to allow only one ferry line service to the Island. Granting a monopoly on service to the Island is a major error because:   1. More...

A Beautiful Ceremony for Rev. Goudreau

To the Editor: My daughter and I went up to St. Ignace for the memorial of Father Bill Goudreau August 17. He was my friend since the early 1930s. I knew him and all his people. More...

Mighty Mac Walk To Honor Rubin

Crossing To Draw Thousands Monday

A favorite project of many ironworkers, a National Historic Civil Engineering landmark, and a vital link between Michigan's two peninsulas, the Mackinac Bridge has had a major impact on the lives of many. More...

Mackinac Island Weighing UTP Buy on Mainland

Mackinac Island is negotiating with Union Terminal Piers to purchase property in St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, and on Mackinac Island. More...

St. Ignace: Arts Dockside

Closing this summer's festivities on Labor Day weekend, more than 85 art vendors will line up at the St. Ignace Marina for the 33rd annual Arts Dockside festival Saturday, September 4, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 5, from 9 a.m. More...

Cedarville: Art in the Park

The 10th annual Music and Art in the Park festival in Cedarville Saturday, September 4, offers a chance for art lovers to see more than just the art on display, it is a chance for that art to come alive as artisans demonstrate how their pieces are m More...

Social

Waltz, Markstrom

Ginny Waltz and Gary Markstrom were married June 19, 2010, at their home in Howell.   The bride is the daughter of Robert and the late Cindy Waltz of Brighton. The groom is the son of Charles and Mae Markstrom of Cedarville.   More...

Graysen Schmitz

Brad and Sara (nee Sherlund) Schmitz of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, announce the birth of their second son, Graysen Bradley Schmitz, born Wednesday, August 11, 2010, at Aurora Lakeland Hospital in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. More...

Four Generations of Giacherio Family Gather in Traverse City

Four generations of the Giacherio family attended a reunion July 19 in Traverse City. Family members are the decendents of LaVerne and the late Ernest Giacherio of St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Saints, Trojans, Panthers Post Gridiron Victories in Season Openers

Team Defense, Three Running Backs Excel In Competitions

The St. Ignace defense and running backs Jordan Baker of Cedarville, Charlie Halsey of Pickford, and Jared Clark of Rudyard excelled during the first week of the gridiron season. More...

Volleyball

Panthers Sweep Trojans   in EUPC Road Match   The Pickford Panthers opened up Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference volleyball league play with a 25-17, 25-11, 25-12 decision over the Cedarville Trojans at the John Duncan Gymnasium Thursd More...

Upcoming Football Schedule

Thursday, September 2 East Jordan at St. Ignace Stephenson at Cedarville Rudyard at Frankfort Bark River at Pickford   Bellaire at Engadine   Brimley at TC-Christian Friday, September 3   Pellston at Johannesburg   More...

Columns

Rexton-Garnet

The weather continues to be just about summer perfect.   Congratulations to Robyn Albrecht, who scored a hole-in-one at the Hiawatha Club course Friday, August 27. It was a par 3, 132 yards and hole number four. More...

Brevort

It has been quite a summer. Blueberries and blackberries are in abundance. Gardens about town are doing really well, the hens at the farm are laying, and the mosquitoes are at a minimum. (What are the bats eating?)   More...

Engadine & Gould City

Hello, everyone.   Feneley, McNeil, Nesbit American Legion Post 290 will have a fish fry Friday, September 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Engadine. Everyone is welcome.   More...


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