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Foster and Timmer Outline Growth Plans

Frank Foster, a Republican from Pellston, and Richard Timmer, a Democrat from Brimley, are running against each other for the 107th District House seat previously held by Gary McDowell, who is term limited. The election is November 2.   More...

Snyder Calls for New Approach in Michigan

Rick Snyder, Republican candidate for governor in the November 2 election, says it's time to tackle Michigan's problems from a whole new angle: a business perspective, not a political perspective. More...

Work Starts Again on Long Term Care Unit

Construction of Mackinac Straits Health System's long term care building has resumed, CEO Rod Nelson said Friday, October 15, after hospital administrators learned last week that the federal loan application is to be considered in the current fiscal More...

News

Pickford Library To Open Saturday

The Pickford Community Library will open its doors Saturday, October 23, after two years of planning, preparation, and fundraising. The grand opening celebration, from 10 a.m. More...

Jim Hill, Carl Frazier Race for One Seat on County Board; Litzner, Patrick Will Join

With one contested seat on the Mackinac County commission to be decided in the Tuesday, November 2, election, the contest to represent District 1, encompassing Portage and Newton townships and parts of Garfield township, will be between incumbent De More...

Two on Ballot for Engadine School Board

Voters will consider two candidates to fill two seats on the Engadine Consolidated Schools board in the general election Tuesday, November 2, both of whom are running for six-year terms. More...

Sports

Football

Engadine Downs Brimley   in Come-from-behind Triple   Overtime Weather Bowl Win   The Engadine Eagles retain the Weather Bowl Cup for the sixth consecutive year after a comefrom behind, 46-40, triple overtime, 8-Man Bridge Allia More...

Upcoming High School Football Schedule

Friday, October 22   All Games at 7 p.m. Bark River at Cedarville Manistique at St. Ignace N-Dickinson at Pickford Rudyard at Munising Inland Lakes at Pellston   More...

NMU Wildcats Football

Pierson Leads NMU Defense in Win Over Ferris State

Zach Pierson of St. Ignace recorded a career and team high of 14 tackles, two quarterback sacks, and four stops for negative yards in Northern Michigan University’s 22-20 win over Ferris State University Saturday, October 16. More...

Opinion

Public Utility No Longer Means ‘Natural Monopoly’

To the Editor: Regarding the Arnold/Star Line's ferry franchise proposal to the City of Mackinac Island:   The city should inform its taxpayers of the real consequences of its financing of the purchase of docks from Arnold/Star Line.   More...

Island, Ferry Companies Should Cool Off, Re-evaluate Situation

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Board Member Apologizes for Characterization of Teachers

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McDowell, Benishek: Differing Perspectives

With strikingly different views about the fundamental role of government, Gary McDowell and Dan Benishek are the two major party candidates seeking to fill Bart Stupak's vacated 1st Congressional District seat in the Tuesday, November 2, election. More...

St. Ignace Masonic Lodge Marks 125 Years

Members, Guests Gather To Celebrate

Like his lodge brothers, Ed Walmsley faithfully attends Masonic meetings and activities, and finds the fraternity has great worth to him and his community. Mr. Walmsley takes part in monthly meetings at St. Ignace Masonic Lodge 369. More...

Walker, Carr Want To Improve Efficiencies

Bob Carr, a Democrat from Mackinac Island, and Howard Walker, a Republican from Traverse City, are facing off in the November 2 election for the 37th District Senate seat held by Jason Allen, who is term limited. More...

Bernero Puts Focus on Business Climate

Virgil Bernero's bid to be the next governor of Michigan is predicated on the platform of breaking up the marriage between Wall Street and Washington, implementing at a state level the same type of sweeping changes he says he did as mayor of Lansing More...

Children Show Off New School Sign

Kindergarten students at Mackinac Island Public School like the new sign that clearly identifies the building for those traveling around the Island on M-185. More...

Social

More Than 240 Gather as Descendants of Conrad and Louise Becker Host Reunion in St. Ignace

A family reunion of the descendents of Conrad and Louise “Puss” Becker took place Saturday, October 2, at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace. The Beckers were longtime residents and pioneers of Mackinac County. More...

Anna Mae Beaudoin Family Enjoys Reunion at St. Ignace

Anna Mae Beaudoin, 86, of Moran, treated her family of 70-plus members to dinner and music Saturday, July 17, at the Moose Lodge in St. Ignace. More...

Evermore Kincaid

Amanda Falkenberg and Mickey Kincaid of Cheboygan announce the birth of their daughter, Evermore Donna Catherine Kincaid, born September 14, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Obituaries

Max Clifton

Max Taylor Clifton, 89, of Muncie, Indiana, died Saturday, October 16, 2010.   He was born July 29, 1921, in Greensburg, Indiana, to Charles H. and Dora B. Clifton. More...

Gerald Goetz

Gerald Charles Goetz, 76, of DeTour Village, was a lineman for Cloverland Electric for 42 years. Mr. Goetz died Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Mary Oberman

Mary Kathryn Oberman, 59, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away quietly Saturday, October 16, 2010, surrounded by her husband and three children.   She was born August 31, 1951, in Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Mud Fest and Truth Squads

Since June, the Ann Arbor-based Center for Michigan has provided a valuable public service by making "Truth Squad Calls" on claims in this year's gubernatorial and other campaigns.   More...

Mackinac Island

The weather has been gorgeous, with bright sunshine and warm temperatures. The fall colors are still sparkling as the sun shines through the trees. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

I recently had someone ask me about how athletics are funded, so I will address this topic. About 75% of Engadine students participate in school sports at some level, so this is a big part of the students’ school life. More...


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