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Schools Mull Shared Services

Districts Turn Fresh Attention To Finding All Cost-Cutting Options

With concerns heightened by Governor Rick Snyder’s education plan, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District (ISD) hosted a meeting of area administrators and school board representatives at Rudyard Area Schools Thursday, March 3 More...

News

Ballot Proposals Lined Up for the May Election

The following local ballot proposals will come before voters in the Tuesday, May 3, election:  Moran Township  More...

Moran Township Increases 2011 Budget by 3.9 Percent

Water and Sewer Project, Reassessment To Be Among Expenses; Budget Trimmed for Roads, Recreation

Residents in Moran Township can expect to spend money this year for a water and sewer project and for costs associated with ongoing reassessment work, including related documents sought from the state under the Freedom of Information Act, but will sp More...

Les Cheneaux School Board Will Try Combining Food Service

A proposed athlete drug policy based on reasonable suspicion was cleared for a first reading by the Les Cheneaux school board in Cedarville Monday, February 21. Three readings are required before any proposal becomes a policy. More...

Obituaries

Emery ‘Jim’ Pallagi

Emery J. “Jim” Pallagi, 78, of Mackinaw City owned and operated two businesses in Mackinaw City, the Keyhole Bar and Pallagi’s Party Store, and served for many years on the village council. Mr. More...

Dora Stepanski

Well known in Hubbard’s Annex on Mackinac Island for her delicious apple pies, generous nature, and sense of humor, Dora Stepanski, 78, of Alpena, died peacefully at home Friday, March 4, 2011, surrounded by her family.  More...

Henry Stephenson

Henry J. Stephenson, 49, of Hiawatha Trail in Caffey, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at home surrounded by his family.  He was born April 20, 1961, in St. Ignace, to Earl Stephenson Jr. and Mary Ellen (nee Sommer) Stephenson.  Mr. More...

Ferry Ordinance Examined

A proposed new version of Mackinac Island’s ferry boat ordinance went under the microscope last week, receiving sharp criticism by one of the companies seeking a franchise with the city. More...

Moment of Victory

Ostman Brings Home 1st State Wrestling Title for U.P.

Trailing 10-2 in the third period, Joe Ostman of the St. More...

Cuts May Strain City Operations

Looming cuts proposed in the state budget could strain city services and, to address the threat, the mayors and city managers from St. Ignace and Sault Ste. More...

Social

Navy Graduates Corrion

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob Corrion of Drummond Island has been graduated from Navy Master at Arms School, where he was trained in security, weapons, crime scene investigation, and military justice. More...

Local Students Earn Academic Honors at Ferris State University

The following local students were awarded academic honors from Ferris State University for the semester ending in December 2010: Kristina Heilman of Mackinaw City, Fuller Cowell of Mackinac   More...

Sports

St. Ignace Girls Basketball Wins Ninth Class C District in Eleven Years

The St. More...

Rudyard Falls to Newberry in District Semifinals

The Rudyard Bulldogs trailed by nine points after the first quarter and couldn’t recover as the Newberry Indians recorded a 59-53 decision during the Class C district semifinals in Newberry Wednesday, March 2.  More...

Mackinac Island Girls Win NLL Conference Tourney

The Mackinac Island Lakers’ undefeated 17-0 record posted the regular season Northern Lights League championship and they added to their successful season with a 49-33 win over the Maplewood Baptist Academy Black Bears in the tourney semifinals More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Varying Rankings for Michigan Lawmakers

In the National Journal’s latest ranking of the ideological spectrum of the U.S. More...

DeTour

Just when we were expecting spring, Mother Nature ushered in winter, providing more snow than we’ve seen most of this year.  More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. It looks like Mother Nature didn’t forget it is still winter.  There will be a free Tai Chi workshop Saturday, March 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Naubinway Christian Fellowship on the main street in Naubinway.  More...


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