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School Bells Ring Tuesday Morning

At DeTour, Charter School Opens Doors

The newly formed DeTour Arts and Technology Academy opened its doors Tuesday, September 7, in the former DeTour Elementary School building, a transition from public school to charter school to save money and capture new state funding.   More...

News

Company Seeks Permits To Brace Straits Pipelines

Enbridge Energy Partners, the company gaining notoriety for a July 25 oil spill that released nearly one million gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River, has applied to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) and the United More...

Cheboygan Hospital Receives Status To Aid With Funding

Cheboygan Memorial Hospital has been designated as a Medicare Critical Access Hospital, meaning federal reimbursements are intended to improve its financial performance, a move designed to reduce hospital closures. More...

Lewd Businesses Redirected at Village

The Mackinaw City Planning Commission affirmed its plan to direct any lewd businesses that might come to town to the manufacturing district at the south side of the village and will incorporate the requirement into a revamped zoning ordinance. More...

Sports

Football

Saints 2-0 After 31-0   Win Over Red Devils   The St. Ignace Saints move its season to a 2-0 record with a 31-0 non-conference win over the East Jordan Red Devils during parent’s night at Saints Field Thursday, September 2. More...

Saints 1969-70 Boys Team To Be Inducted Into LHS Hall

The St. Ignace Saints 1969-70 boys basketball team will be inducted into the 2010 LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame Saturday, January 8, at Kewadin Shores Casino.   The 1969-70 team was the first St. More...

St. Ignace Jr. Saints Football Schedule

September 11against Newberry at Engadine, 10 a.m. September 18 against Engadine at Rudyard, 12 p.m. September 25 at Pickford (Bye) October 2 against Rudyard at Newberry, 4 p.m.   October 9 at St. Ignace (TBA)   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Tea Party Flexes Muscles

While it's possible that it will fade, as Ross Perot's Reform Party did after its 1996 founding, the Tea Party movement, which has a similar grassroots spirit, is an energetic, growing, political force these days across the nation.   More...

Rudyard

The lights came on, the moon came out, and the football season began Friday, August 27, with a win over White Pines of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. More...

DEAL ME IN

Three Speeds - Three Different Results

Dear Mark: I'm confused as to your answer last week to George R. More...

Island Officials Share Views on Ferry Access

City Deliberating Property Purchase, Franchise Plans That Impact Its Control

Mackinac Island has an opportunity to shape the future of public access to the Island, say city officials, with a chance to purchase harbor property in three communities and a franchise with three boat lines that expires in six months. More...

St. Ignace Is Site for Marquette Film

Scenes for “Water Walk,” a film based on the book from Steven Faulkner that features a father and son who embark from the Straits of Mackinac on a 1,000-mile historical canoe trip, were shot in St. More...

Business Is Up at Mackinaw City

But Most Shoppers Looking, Not Buying

Business owners in Mackinaw City say they are either seeing an increase in business this season or at least doing as well as last year, and note better weather and visitors willing to vacation despite the bad economy are contributing to the business More...

Social

Geimer, Murray

Emily Jo Geimer and Shaun Michael Murray of Toledo, Ohio, were united in marriage Saturday, August 7, 2010, at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island, with Father Jim Williams officiating.   Parents of the couple are Phillip R. More...

Soeltners Will Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Thomas and Patsy (nee Mc- Kenzie) Soeltner of Trout Lake will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.   The couple was married September 10, 1960, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moran with Father Patrick Frankford officiating. More...

Obituaries

Melbourne Williams

Melbourne James Williams, 92, of Cedarville, died Friday, September 3, 2010, at his home.   He was born September 5, 1917, in Marquette Township in Rockview to Robert Wilson Williams and Annie (nee Nettleton) Williams.   More...

Wayne Taylor

Wayne Taylor, 90, of Trout Lake, died Monday, September 6, 2010, in Ann Arbor.   He was born March 3, 1920.   A memorial service will be Saturday, September 18, at Dodson Funeral Home at a time to be announced. More...

Patrick Henry

A small memorial service for Patrick Lee Henry, formerly of Hertford, North Carolina, will be Sunday, September 12, at 1 p.m. at American Legion Park in St. Ignace.   Mr. Henry passed away July 7, 2010. More...

Opinion

Voters Should Ask: What Benefit Would Justify Public Investment in Ferries?

To the Editor: Recently making news in this area is the City of Mackinac Island's consideration of the following:   (1) The purchase of docking facilities in three Great Lakes ports (St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City). More...


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