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From the Archives: A Christmas Memory

‘Until Electric Bulbs Came in Use at Christmas, Death From Candle Fires Seemed Less Important Than Tradition’

Since my 97th birthday will come up January 18, 1994, I have been wondering how the many Christmases - all of them - I really felt. All of them since the first one have, I know, been different. More...

News

DNRE Gives July Deadline for Swine Regulations

Animals Will Become an Illegal Invasive Species July 8, Unless Regulated

Possessing feral swine and wild boar in Michigan will become illegal unless laws are enacted to regulate commercial breeding and hunting farms.  More...

Island Community Foundation Gives $115,000 in Grants This Year

The Mackinac Island Community Foundation awarded $115,455.60 in grants for 2010, up $3,500 from last year. Requests for funding, however, were down.   More...

Mackinaw Mush Cancelled Again

The Mackinaw Mush sled dog race has been cancelled this year because of an unfinished Department of Natural Resources and Environment bike trail. Construction posts are blocking the trail heads leading to the parking area used for the race. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

Saints Offense, Defense   in High Gear During Wins   Over Hurons, Panthers   More...

Joy Marolf To Speak at ‘Hooping For A Cure’

Joy Marolf, a 1983 graduate of LaSalle High School and the daughter of Marlene and Gary Olsen of St. Ignace, will be the guest speaker at the third annual Hooping For A Cure benefit girls basketball game between the St. More...

Upcoming Sports Schedule

Wednesday, December 29   Wrestling: St. Ignace at Rogers City Quad.   Monday, January 3   Boys Basketball: Brimley at Rudyard, Big Bay de Noc at Engadine. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Fed Cop-out on Carp?

There's an encouraging bipartisan effort by Michigan politicians in leadership of the multi-state effort to combat invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.   Especially notable are outgoing Republican Attorney General Mike Cox, U.S. More...

Brevort

The season is here. Sunday evening we got a good dose of the Christmas spirit. More...

Les Cheneaux

A true winter storm took place last weekend with snow, high winds, and temperatures hovering around zero. More...

Design Guidelines Must Reflect ‘Real Town,’ Expert Says

Seeing Mackinac Island for all that it really is -- a real, working community; a bustling resort whose livelihood hinges on preserving its history, and conversely, a shuttered, sleepy winter village – is at the heart of Nore Winter's efforts t More...

Emergency Crews Describe ‘On Call’ Holiday Experience

When it comes to unforeseen circumstances, misfortune knows no season. More...

Community Loses Longtime Mentor

Web Morrison of Pickford, 1921 - 2010

Webster Donald Morrison, 89, of Pickford, was a longtime educator and coach in the Pickford community. Mr. Morrison died suddenly Monday, December 13, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Social

Birth

Wesley Mudloff

William and Brandy Mudloff of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, announce the birth of their son, Wesley William Mudloff, born Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, New Jersey. More...

Military Note

Navy Seaman Jacob Corrion

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob Corrion, son of Mark Corrion of Drummond Island, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.   He was graduated from DeTour High School in 2010.   More...

Engagement

David Slater, Emily Cochran

Bruce and Diane Cochran of Cedarville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily, to David Slater of Pickford.   David is the son of Leanne and Steve Storey of Pickford and George and Lori Slater of Ionia. More...

Obituaries

Michael ‘Mickey’ Lasley, Jr.

Michael G. Lasley, Jr., 79, of St. Ignace, died Friday, December 17, 2010, at Hospice House in Cheboygan, following a short illness.   He was born April 17, 1931, in St. Ignace to Michael G. Sr. and Ida (nee McCrory) Lasley.   More...

Donna Ledy

Donna Mae Joy Ledy, 80, of Drummond Island, was an organist who was always willing to lend her musical talent to anyone requesting her services. Mrs. Ledy died Friday, December 17, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Stanley ‘Joe’ Decker

Stanley “Joe” Decker, 66, of Shiloh, Pennsylvania, passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2010.   He was born September 11, 1944, to Oscar and Betty Decker of Tyrone, Pennsylvania.   He married Hazel Smith of St. More...


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