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Teams Revving Up for I-500 Race

As the date for the 43rd annual International 500 snowmobile race approaches, Dale Dunn, Sr. of Cedarville is excited to see what his machine can do at the racetrack in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

$305K Grant Will Augment Charter School Programs

With Start-up Funding, Charters Find Ways To Offer Amenities Most Struggling Districts Can’t

The decision to close the former DeTour Elementary School and open a new charter school in its place this fall has already paid off with a $305,000 grant the district can spend for improvements like new laptop computers and Smartboards, establishing More...

News

U.P. Celebration Planned for Former Congressman Stupak

Former Congressman Bart Stupak and his wife, Laurie Stupak, will be honored for their more than three decades of public service. The U.P. Tribute to Bart and Laurie Stupak will be Saturday, February 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Dan Benishek Will Visit St. Ignace, Sault Wednesday

Congressman Dan Benishek will visit St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie as he comes to the district to visit constituents. His local schedule will be Wednesday, February 2, as follows: at St. Ignace City Hall from 11:30 a.m. More...

Computer Hard Drives Taken at School Break-in

Two computer hard drives containing school information were all that were stolen when St. Ignace Middle School was forced into during the evening of Thursday, December 30.  More...

Sports

Softball Tournament Planned on Moran Bay February 12

St. Ignace To Host Frozen Yooper Challenge

Players will race down the base paths, sometimes slipping and sliding along the way, during Frozen Yooper Softball Saturday, February 12, at the Shepler’s Ferry parking lot in downtown St. Ignace. More...

BOYS BASKETBALL

St. Ignace Downs Rudyard,  Pickford; Improves to 6-5  More...

Saints Place Tenth at Gaylord; Ostman, Thurston First

Sophomores Joe Ostman (189) and Galloway Thurston (171) continue to build on their outstanding wrestling seasons as the duo led the St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Bill Schuette’s New Duty

“I am ready to be On Duty for Michigan,” —Newly inaugurated Attorney General Bill Schuette, Jan. 1, 2011   More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

Voters in the district supported our bond last August and the district now has two new buses on the roads as of Friday, January 28. The computers in the lab are being replaced this week. More...

Rudyard

Parents of the senior class will have a senior pizza celebration dinner Friday, February 4, at the boys basketball game. This also will be the night when the sweetheart court will be announced and presented.  More...

Mercury on the Rise in Great Lakes

Levels of mercury have been increasing in the Great Lakes over the past two decades, and soon a new natural resources program will begin correcting this by applying stringent federal and state regulations for coalfired power plants, the primary manma More...

City Asks Ferries To Submit Rates

Ferry schedules approved by the City of Mackinac Island two weeks ago have already been changed to add an 11 p.m. boat to St. Ignace on weekends, at the urging of the City of St. More...

Latest Project for Nettleton, 85, Is Building Log Cabin Near Pickford

This summer, Barney Nettleton, 85, of Pickford could be seen in the woods moving a large pile of 75 green poplar logs, using an old-fashioned cant hook as a lever to pull them by chain. More...

Social

Serwach To Serve as MEDC Director of Communications

Joseph Serwach was named the new director of communications for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in Lansing Friday, January 28.  In that role, Mr. More...

Gros Cap Sends Eight Students To EUP District Spelling Bee

Eight students from Gros Cap School in Moran Township will compete in the EUP District Spelling Bee Thursday, February 3, at St. Ignace Middle School at 1:30 p.m. More...

Mackinac Island Top Spellers Move to District Competition

Eight Mackinac Island Public School students took the top slots in the school’s spelling bee Wednesday, January 19, and now will head to St. Ignace for district competition Thursday, February 3. More...

Obituaries

Fredrick Scott

Fredrick L. Scott, 64, of Levering, worked as a policeman in Mackinaw City and in Emmet County, as well as in security at Kewadin Shores Casino. Mr. More...

Robert Botke

Robert R. Botke, 90, of Drummond Island, died Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born May 9, 1920, in Detroit, to Robert and Florence (nee Riemer) Botke.  More...

Jeff Kenyon

Jeff Kenyon, 62, of St. Paul, Minnesota, formerly of Grand Ledge, was among the early groups of tour guides working at Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island in 1966 and enjoyed reuniting on Mackinac Island with Fort staff members over the years. More...


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