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Governer Splits DNRE Back To DNR And DEQ

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality will be split into two separate departments, a decision that will take effect Sunday, March 13, following the first executive order signed by Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday, January More...

School Board Discusses Lunch Program, Reviews Report Card

Estimates Indicate 20% Decrease in Student Enrollment

After compiling data for a semester, early indications are that the Les Cheneaux Community Schools board decision to close campus during the lunch period has made only a minimal impact on the district’s lunch receipts. More...

Fish Fry Fundraiser Friday Will Aid Mackinaw City’s Memorial Day Parade

The first Fish Fry Dinner fundraiser of the year will be Friday, January 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pancake Chef Restaurant in Mackinaw City. All proceeds will go to the annual Memorial Day Parade. More...

Area Blood Drives Scheduled

American Red Cross blood drives will be held on the following schedule: Wednesday, January 19, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Sault Ste. Marie; Tuesday, January 25, from noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Price Sentenced To Probation, Fines

Judd Price was sentenced to six months probation, fines and costs of $1,350, 180 days of jail (suspended), and ordered to follow the recom- mendations of an alcohol assessment, not use any intoxicants, and submit to random testing when he appeared Mo More...

Researcher Tells Story of Michigan Indian Sharpshooters Who Served in Civil War

A contingent of 150 Native Americans who comprised Company K of the 1st Michigan Sharpshooters during the Civil fought in major battles and included Odawa Indians from Emmet County, where their descendants live today. More...

Volunteers Needed for New Hospice Program

Volunteers are needed for a new program offered to Mackinac County residents by Hospice of the EUP. The Bridging Program assists those who are chronically ill, homebound, or elderly, but not terminally ill. More...

Responsibility for Accuracy Lies With Assessor, Fenlon Tells Twp.

The Moran Township Board of Trustees and Mackinac County Equalization Director Jim Fenlon discussed the problems that occurred with the township assessments at the township board meeting Wednesday, January 5. More...

Yoder Gets Outhouse Race Off and Running Before Stepping Down as Chair

Enzo Lieghio To Lead Race Efforts

As the Mackinaw City Winterfest Outhouse race ends its sixth year, Greg “Big G” Yoder will step down as the event’s chairperson. More...

Black Tie Ball Raises $3,117 for Scholarship Fund

The fourth annual Audie’s Scholarship Ball at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City raised more than $3,117 for the Audie’s Scholarship Fund that gives scholarships to collegebound students from Mackinaw City Public Schools. More...

County Commission Case Rescheduled

A court date to hear the Michigan Department of Transportation’s case claiming that Mike Litzner’s position as a Mackinac County commissioner creates a conflict of interest with his position as chief financial officer for the Mackinac Bri More...

Mackinac Island Ferry Schedules Remain Up in the Air

Boat Lines Disagree While Waiting To Hear What City Wants

If a scheduling impasse cannot be resolved among the three boat lines that serve Mackinac Island, the city will step in and could require all of them to run ice-to-ice. More...

Rural Health Preservation Nonprofit Will Not Buy Cheboygan Hospital After All

A nonprofit health care preservation group will not purchase Cheboygan Memorial Hospital after all, the hospital announced Tuesday, January 11, but it will offer specialty surgical services there, as planned, and the hospital will keep its doors open More...

Tower Lights On US-2 Are Down to Eight Bulbs

The 10 tower lights installed in the vicinity of the US-2 and I-75 interchange in St. Ignace are gradually failing and will not be replaced. Eighty high-powered bulbs were used to light the roadway in that area. More...

Special Olympics Names Arnold Transit Business of the Year

Transit has been named the Michigan Special Olympics 2010 Business of the Year. More...

Planning Commission Develops Wind Ordinance, Revisits Landscaping

Using another community’s wind ordinance as a springboard, the Clark Township planning commission devised its own set of rules at a Tuesday, January 11, meeting. More...

Sand Dunes Ski Trail Open

Work on the Sand Dunes Cross Country Ski Trail west of St. Ignace along US-2 has been completed and the trail system is open to the public, the Hiawatha National Forest announced Friday, January 7. More...

Engadine Church To Host Meal

Engadine United Methodist Church will host a free community meal Wednesday, January 26, from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. There will be free snowmobile rides and free dogsled rides at the meal, weather permitting. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace January 10 and January 12, Judge Beth Gibson and Judge W. Clayton Graham presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Fiber Optic Network Substation Installed on Ojibway Trail

A power mini-substation has been installed on Ojibway Trail in St. More...

CEDAR Will Host Meeting Wednesday

A business and entrepreneurship networking meeting will be hosted by CEDAR (Cultivating Entrepreneurial Development At our Roots) Wednesday, January 19, at Ang-Gio’s Restaurant in Cedarville from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all. More...

Cedarville Quiz Team Triumphs

A Cedarville High School quiz bowl team of Janaan Myers, Sam Eberts, Gabe Miller, and Bekah Miller triumphed 130-120 in triple overtime in first round play over Ashley High School at CMU’s Quiz Central. More...

Mackinac County Republican Party Elects Convention Delegates

The Mackinac County Republican Party reported a strong attendance when it met for its County Convention Monday, January 10, at the county courthouse in St. Ignace, noting that citizens came from all parts of the county to participate. More...

Fishermen Compete for Top Prizes at Paradise Lake

Matt Yoder Wins Prize With 4.47-lb. Walleye

Matt Yoder of Mackinaw City shows off his catch, including his prizewinning walleye at 4.47 pounds, 24 and 3/4 inches, from the Paradise Lake Fishing Contest hosted by Friends of Paradise Lake Saturd More...

Youngsters Dig Into Snow Sculpture Class Project

Students from Charlene Darrow’s fifth grade class made snow sculptures Wednesday, January 12, to get ready for Mackinaw City Winterfest Thursday, January 13, through Saturday, January 15. Mrs. More...

Coast Guard, Fire Department Team Up for Ice Rescue Training

“Get out on good ice, anchor up, and approach him from the water!” shouts Seaman Marc Lofgren to his ice-rescue team. More...


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