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City Will Request Road Repair Tax

35% of St. Ignace Streets Need Work

After rating the condition of all of the city's streets this summer and finding more than a third of them need repair, St. More...

Grants Will Boost Two Local Libraries

St. Ignace, Mackinaw City

The St. Ignace and Mackinaw Area public libraries received a financial boost last week with grants from the Robert Charles Reinhardt Fund in Midland worth $11,000 and $25,000, respectively. St. More...

News

Earmark Ban in Congress May Hit Michigan Projects

When U.S. Representativeelect Tim Walberg returns to Washington in January after a two-year hiatus out of office, the Capitol’s anti-earmarks mood will be far different than he experienced there before.   More...

Toy Donations Accepted Until Dec. 17

The Reverend Brian Tuttle and Johnda Tuttle of Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth hold a few of the donations they made to the Mackinac County Children's Toy Drive at The St. More...

55 Years of Firefighting Service Earns Community Accolades for Richard Campbell

Always ready to respond when paged, often hopping out of bed in the dead of night, suiting up, and rushing to the scene to save lives and property, Richard Campbell has been on duty for the last 55 years for the Mackinaw City Volunteer Fire Departme More...

Obituaries

Verna Watson

Verna Margaret Watson, 76, of Pickford worked in her family's business, Watson's Shoe Store, and was a Sunday school teacher in the community. Mrs. Watson passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2010, in her home. More...

Rosemary Marsh

Rosemary L. Marsh, 44, of Curtis, died unexpectedly at her home Sunday, November 28, 2010.   She was born July 15, 1966, in Grand Rapids to Richard and Barbara Hoogerhyde. More...

Judith ‘Judy’ Black

Judith “Judy” Black, 95, of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, formerly of Kinross, enjoyed a 25-year career with the U.S. Post Office. Mrs. Black passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010, in Wisconsin. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Impact of Northern Congressmen

Northern Michigan's three veteran congressmen have lead roles in major issues facing the 111th Congress in its final weeks, and the final weeks in office for two of the lawmakers. More...

DeTour

The DeTour Arts and Technology Academy offers interesting elementary classroom experiences. More...

Les Cheneaux

Although Sault Ste. Marie and most of Chippewa and Luce counties were buried in snow this past week, the Les Cheneaux area enjoyed balmy weather with no snow. More...

Pure Michigan Campaign Gets $10M

Lawmakers OK Promotion Funding in Last Hours of Session

Legislation granting the Pure Michigan advertising campaign an additional $10 million was approved Thursday, December 2, by the Michigan Senate in the final hours of the 2010 legislative session. More...

Bridge Crossers May See Credit Card Toll Option

The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is moving closer to allowing credit cards to be used by customers in the bridge's toll lanes. More...

Clark Township Residents Deliberate: Should Bon Air Be Bought by Public?

Ideas on what must be done with the old Bon Air building in Cedarville may vary, but a general philosophy is starting to solidify. More...

Social

Local Ferris State Graduates Announced

Carlie Levi of St. Ignace, Marie Snider of Pickford, and Elisabeth Ortiz of Rudyard were graduated from Ferris State University in August 2010. Ms. Levi received an Associate in Applied Science degree in radiography. Ms. More...

Students Recognized for Academic Honors

Local students receiving academic honors for the semester ending in August at Ferris State University are Carlie Levi of St. Ignace, Ryne Ozanich of Engadine, Elisabeth Ortiz of Rudyard, and Lindsay Bawks of Pickford.   More...

Engaged

Eveleigh, Kross

Fred and Linda Eveleigh of Rudyard and Walter and Cindy Kross of Trout Lake announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Eveleigh and Travis Kross, both of Trout Lake. More...

Sports

Area Girls Basketball Teams Open Season With Success on the Hardwood

St. Ignace Girls 2-1   To Begin New Season   The St. Ignace girls basketball team opened the season with three non-conference games against three Class A schools in an invitational at Petoskey last week.   More...

Lakers Girls, Panthers Boys Sweep Weekend Series Between Michigan, Ohio Islands

Lakers Sweep Panthers   In Girls Match-up   The Mackinac Island Lakers swept the Put-in-Bay Panthers in the girls basketball home weekend series, 41-29 Friday, December 3, and 45-39 Saturday, December 4.   More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League   News Crew 55, Mackinaw Trolley 53, Apollo Home Mortgage 41, Mackinac Grille 40, Timmy Lee’s Northern Bells 39, Fred’s Pub 38, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 35, Bessie’s Pasties 35. More...


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