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Walker To Work on Education

Nearly a month into his new position as a state senator, Howard Walker of the 37th District has been encouraged by what he has witnessed in Lansing, heard in the governor’s State of the State address, and seen firsthand when visiting with Michi More...

Camaraderie on Ice Draws Anglers to Walleye Jamboree

Flashes of color will dot the irregular white terrain of Munuscong Bay Thursday, January 27, to Sunday, January 30, as ice-fishing enthusiasts erect shanties of every shade and size across the frozen surface. More...

News

EUP Workforce Development Board Adds Three New Members, Selects Officers

The Eastern U.P. Workforce Development Board welcomed three new members with the appointments of Deb LaRue of Wal-Mart, Brad Ormsbee of Fernelius Hyundai, and Sheri McGinn of Experience Works Monday, January 17. More...

Trash Deal Turns Trucks Around, Lawmakers Report

We all remember the headlines when Toronto closed its landfill in 2003 and started shipping all their trash to Michigan. It was outrageous that Michigan had become Canada’s dumping ground. More...

Berkompas Takes 1st Overall at Talent Show

A performance of Phantom of the Opera’s “Music of the Night” was the music of the moment Saturday, January 15, as Rudyard High School senior Carrie Berkompas captured first place overall at the fourth annual Yoopers Have Talent cont More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Defense Continues  To Jumpstart Offense  More...

Radecki, Thurston, Ostman Win Individual Titles

Junior Louie Radecki (145) and sophomores Galloway Thurston (171) and Joe Ostman (189) captured individual championships during the prestigious Marquette Invitational Saturday, January 22.  More...

BOYS BASKETBALL

Defensive Intensity Lifts  St. Ignace Over Cheboygan  St. Ignace defense lifted its offense to a 70-52 Straits Area Conference (SAC) road win over the Cheboygan Chiefs Friday, January 21.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Snyder’s New Ideas, Recurring Themes

There were echoes of governors past last week in Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s ringing State of the State theme: “Simply put, Job 1 is jobs.”  Democratic 1983-90 Governor James J. More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather here in the “Snows” has been cold in the daytime and much colder at night, with some sunshine and about six inches of new fluffy white snow. More...

DEAL ME IN

Vegas to Klondike - Not so Far

Dear Mark:  Microsoft Solitaire game has an optional setting called Vegas rules. Is there really such a thing as a Vegas Solitaire?  Bob B.  More...

All 3 Boat Lines Must Run Ice to Ice

Early and Late Season Travel Mandatory to St. Ignace, Mackinac Island City Says

The City of Mackinac Island will require all three ferry companies that serve the Island to operate until ice forces them to quit, and to devise their schedules around the same basic framework, which includes a late evening boat and early morning boa More...

Lawmakers Share Early Observations

Foster Will Chair Committee

With a freshman class of about 60 representatives, 107th District Representative Frank Foster feels that an atmosphere of cooperation may develop in the state House of Representatives, but sees there are plenty of challenges ahead for Michigan.  More...

Training Puts Focus on Handling Suicide Concerns

Research Shows Direct Approach Is Often Best

When someone is thinking about taking his own life, there usually are warning signs, which is why it is important for parents and educators to be aware of what to look for and be prepared to have a direct conversation about it.  More...

Straits Trip Made Sunday

Jason St. Onge (from left), Bobby Horn, and Brett Horn made the first ice crossing of the year on snowmobiles from Mackinac Island to St. Ignace Sunday, January 23. More...

Social

Engadine Names Students of the Week

Engadine Consolidated Schools has named David Fowell and David Tryon the Students of the Week for the week of January 14.  More...

Sutton Is New VISTA Youth Worker

Arriving at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace in November, Troy Sutton of the Americorps VISTA program will spend a year working with students to create volunteer service opportunities in the community.  More...

McNamees Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Bob and Carla McNamee of St. Ignace will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in Lakeland, Florida, where they reside in the winter.  The couple was married January 25, 1951, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace.  More...

Obituaries

Janice Rutherford

Janice A. More...

Willard Miller

Willard Russel Miller, 63, of Kinross, died Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at his home.  He was born September 8, 1947, in Sault Ste. Marie to Earl Henry and Beaulah Pearl (nee Wilson) Miller.  Mr. More...

Leo Gervais

Leo Roger Gervais, 88, of Goetzville, served in the United States Marine Air Corps during World War II with the Marine Air Squadron VMB-413 in the Pacific, and then worked for 35 years for General Motors. Mr. More...

Opinion

No Dispute Needs To Be Resolved With Violence

To the Editor:  More...

Save The Last Historic Great Lakes Ships

To the Editor:  More...

Memories Of McNally Cottage Will Last

To the Editor:  The day after Christmas 2010, my friend from Put-in-Bay, Ohio, informed me about what had happened, and the possible fate of my grandfather’s house and property on Mackinac Island.  More...


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