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Island School Gives Teachers Pink Slips

Half of Mackinac Island teachers received pink slips in a preemptive measure as school leaders brace for proposed cuts in state funding that could reduce operating revenue by $90,000. More...

Voters Head To Polls May 3

Election Day is Tuesday, May 3, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

News

City Rec Committee Delays Approval of Five-Year Plan

The St. Ignace Recreation Advisory Committee found minor changes that needed to be made in the revised five-year recreation plan Wednesday, April 13. More...

M-123 Closed North of Newberry

A road repair project on M-123 at Murphy Creek, nine miles north of Newberry, has prompted the crossing to be closed entirely and a detour set up on M-123 through Paradise and Eckerman to M-28, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announc More...

New Straits Tours To Sail From Mackinaw City; Commissioners Hear Boat-building Update

A 40-foot New England lobster boat will arrive in Mackinaw City this month and once Chris West, owner of the vessel, gives her a fresh coat of paint, she will be used for tours to shipwreck sites and trips under the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Sweep Softball Twinbill Over Maplewood Black Bears

The St. More...

Sports Briefs

State Champions To Be  Honored Sunday, May 1  More...

History of LaSalle High School Track Records Tells Story of Saints Success

The wall in the LaSalle High School gymnasium tells the story of the St. Ignace Saints track and field records and the history that dates back to the early 1960s.  More...

Opinion

Election, Advertising Superintendent Job Externally Are A Waste Of Money

To the Editor:  I would like to take time to remind the voters and taxpayers of the St. Ignace Area Schools of the two millage requests that will be on the ballot at the Tuesday, May 3, election.  More...

Two School Funding Decisions in Hands of Voters, Not Lansing, May 3

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Social Media: A Recall Battleground

As Republican Governor Rick Snyder faces a recall effort after less than four months in office, he can take comfort in the fact that recall moves against Michigan’s three previous governors failed to even get on the ballot.  More...

Mackinac Island

Easter Sunday, April 24, was sunny, bright, and beautiful. It was a historic day for Grand Hotel because it was the first time that the hotel had hosted an Easter egg hunt in the Tea Garden.  More...

DEAL ME IN

The Oddities of Odds

Dear Mark: Seems to some of us that the replacement discard is the same face value card but a different suit (of course) than random probabilities would warrant. More...

Economic Growth Strategies Outlined

Focus on building regional wealth, not just on creating jobs, to bring about economic growth in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Disposal Offered for Medications

Police ‘Take Back’ Program Is Saturday

People may dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs by dropping them off Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Ignace City Hall, Sault Ste. Marie, Manistique, and St. More...

450+ Hours

Abby Chambers Earns Two Top Volunteer Awards

Spend a few minutes talking with 17-year-old Abigail Chambers, a senior at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace who will be graduated this May, and there’s a good chance you’ll walk away smiling.  Why? More...

Boating Season Gets Underway

Paul Stuart of Bois Blanc is the first boater to arrive at the Mackinac Island marina Thursday, April 21. “I like to come here when there’s not all the tourists,” he said. More...

Social

Genevieve Hanna

Richard and Kimberly Hanna of Denver, Colorado, announce the birth of a daughter, Genevieve Elizabeth Hanna, born Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Rose Medical in Denver. More...

Lillian Winkelman

Andy Winkelman and Emily MacGuire of Corrboro, North Carolina, announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Claire Winkelman, born Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. More...

Payton McNulty

Eddie and Megan McNulty of Hudson announce the birth of a daughter, Payton Grace McNulty, born Friday, February 4, 2011, at Bixby Hospital in Adrian. She weighed 5 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and measured 20.5 inches in length.  More...

Obituaries

Frank Malkowski, Sr.

Frank Aloise Malkowski, Sr., 92, of Cedarville, was a cook in the U.S. Army before going on to a career in a local limestone quarry. Mr. More...

Lawrence Vallier

Lawrence T. Vallier, 86, of Engadine, was a decorated World War II veteran who also served as a member of President Eisenhower’s Personal Honor Guard. He later enjoyed a career as a truck driver in the Upper Peninsula. Mr. More...

Joseph Porcaro

Joseph J. Porcaro, 78, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Monday, April 18, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family, after a yearlong illness of stomach cancer.  He was born September 26, 1932, in Sault Ste. More...


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