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5 Millage Renewals on Portage Ballot

Portage Township will ask voters to renew five expired millages at the election Tuesday, May 3. Two of the millages are for roads, two are for fire, and one is for the Curtis Library.  More...

Young Men Brave Frigid Lake To Take an Early Dip

Two Young Cousins Brave the Cold To Take Their First Swim April 15

The ice chunks had disappeared from the shoreline just two days earlier, but even they would not have stopped James Cryderman and his younger cousin, Tucker Shepard, from making their annual first dip of the year into Lake Michigan Friday evening, Ap More...

News

Conference To Address Church Assistance With Prisoner Re-entry

A one-day conference to assist Upper Peninsula churches and church groups with understanding the needs of men and women returning to community from prison is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, at Lake Superior Christian Church in Marquette, reports Da More...

Gros Cap School: Dandona, Gillmore, Sposito on Ballot for 2 Seats; MacDonald Uncontested

Three candidates in the Tuesday, May 3, election will contest two full-term seats on the Gros Cap School board, while one candidate will run uncontested for a partialterm seat. More...

Gros Cap Seeks Fund Renewal

May 3 School Election

Moran Township School District will ask voters at the Tuesday, May 3 election to consider renewing the building and site sinking fund of 1.75 mills for three years. The fund will generate about $150,000 each year.  More...

Obituaries

Delores Goetz

Delores J. Goetz, 70, of DeTour Village, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born January 12, 1941, in Laurium, to Henry Emil and Hilma Marie (nee Kestie) Aittima.  More...

Marcella Longman-Silva

Marcella G. More...

Linda Fenske

Linda Fenske, 97, of Engadine, was a farmer who especially enjoyed tending to her garden, hoeing, weeding, and growing vegetables and strawberries, in which she took great pride and sold to many residents, continuing until recently. Mrs. More...

Voters To Consider Buses, Technology

St. Ignace Area Schools

St. Ignace Area Schools is seeking voter approval on two millages. If passed at the Tuesday, May 3, election, the proposals would levy funds over the next six years to provide multi-media technology for students and to replace aging school buses. More...

4 Race for 2 Seats on School Board

Mackinaw City

Incumbents Val Barnett-Dullack and Matthew Cronk will face two newcomers at the polls, David Krueger and Kellie Krueger-Zynewicz, when the four candidates vie for two seats on the Mackinaw City Public Schools Board of Education. More...

Murray, Freel Seek School Board Seats

Les Cheneaux

Two four-year seats are available on the Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education in the May 3 election. Current school board vice president David Murray is seeking reelection, while Leslie Freel is seeking election for the first time. More...

School Board Race Draws 3 Candidates

Three candidates will be on the ballot to fill two seats on the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education on election day Tuesday, May 3. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Girls, Boys Win Eastern Upper Peninsula Track Season Opener

The Saints girls and boys raced to first place during the team track and field season opener in the Eastern Upper Peninsula at the St. Ignace Kiwanis Complex Tuesday, April 12. More...

Saints Drop Twinbill in Softball Season Opener

The St. More...

Former Saints Graduates Play on Gridiron at NMU

LaSalle High School graduates Zach Pierson (14), linebacker and defensive back, and Gerrit Mortensen (15), quarterback, receiver for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats participated in an annua More...

Opinion

Requiring All Ferries To Operate Off-Season Is Irresponsible

To the Editor:  Does the Mackinac Island City Council consider itself the equal of a body like the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in its regulatory capability?  More...

Library Says It’s Not Fair For City To Change Its Support

To the Editor:  More...

Encourages New Candidates To Run For City Seats

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Book Cites Varied Civil War Roles of Michigan Politicians

Michigan had prominent heroes in the Civil War, including dashing “Boy General” George A. Custer, and intriguing stories such as those about underage enlistees and women warriors who served disguised as men.  More...

St. Ignace

Last weekend started out with colder weather, with rain and wind, and by late Saturday evening, April 16, we had snow and it was very windy. It was necessary to escort certain vehicles over the Mackinac Bridge. More...

DeTour

It takes many steps to get a newspaper out by deadline, and once in a while a mistake happens. This column fell victim to such a mistake last week when it was overlooked somewhere between submission and printing. More...


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