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Rural U.P. Flights Threatened by Cuts

Rural airports in the Upper Peninsula have relied on the Essential Air Service (EAS) program since 1978, which provides subsidies to major airlines to offer commercial flights in low traffic areas. But according to an aviation bill passed by the U. More...

Maritime Festival Is Saturday

Sinking of the Cedarville Commemorated at Mackinaw City

The second annual Mackinaw Maritime Festival on Saturday, June 11, offers visitors a chance to learn about the maritime heritage of the Straits of Mackinac, but the purpose behind the festival is to memorialize the lives lost to the Great Lakes 46 ye More...

Day at the Pond Thrills Youngsters

Children and their families gathered together for the 15th annual Kids Fishing Day Saturday, June 4, at Castle Rock Ponds near St. Ignace to enjoy a warm, sunny day of casting lines and catching fish.  More...

News

Coast Guard Station Sault Ste. Marie Welcomes New Response Vessel

The United States Coast Guard Station Sault Ste. Marie received a valuable asset Wednesday, May 18, in the form of a new 45-foot medium-sized response boat, or RBM. More...

Business Seminar To Offer Tips For Preventing Crime

To give the business community the latest information on how to prevent crime before it happens, a business community-education program will be held Wednesday, June 15, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. There will be two sessions, both free. More...

Mackinaw City Alum Wallin Advises Graduates ‘Find All Things Shining’

Nine Seniors Receive Diplomas

When it comes to graduation ceremonies, seniors generally only have one thing crossing their minds: Getting their diplomas, which represent a ticket to freedom.  More...

Obituaries

Crystal Jutson

Crystal Dawn Jutson, 21, of Levering, died Saturday morning, June 4, 2011, on US-31 near Carp Lake as the result of an automobile accident.  She was born December 28, 1989, in Petoskey, to James and Sherry (nee Moyer) Jutson.  More...

Steven Kuchuk

Steven Raymond Kuchuk, 30, of Drummond Island, died in an all-terrain vehicle accident Wednesday, June 1, 2011.  He was born November 8, 1980, in Livonia, to Steven Joseph and Ruth Ann (nee Yadlosky) Kuchuk.  More...

Jeanine Kelso

Jeanine Cecille Kelso, 64, of Mackinaw City, passed away at her home Saturday morning, June 4, 2011, the day after her 44th wedding anniversary.  She was born May 29, 1947, in Cheboygan, to Leo and Blanche (nee Love) Mollen.  She grew up in More...

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Gustafson Hired as Superintendent

After hearing final interviews, the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Don Gustafson as the superintendent Tuesday, May 31. Mr. Gustafson, who was chosen for the position over Janet Spry of St. More...

Students Explore Voyageur History

Second grade students from Helena Shepard and Amy Metz’s classes celebrated French and Indian history with several activities outside St. Ignace Elementary School Friday, June 3. More...

Moran Twp. Reappraisals Underway

Reappraisals of Moran Township properties have begun, and property owners will be contacted personally by the field teams to assist in the project, said Brent Bosley of CSZ Appraisals, at a township board meeting Wednesday, June 1, at the old Ozark s More...

Social

Local Students Named to Albion College Dean’s List

Local students named to the Albion College dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester are Erica Ahlich of St. Ignace, Alice Coyne and Nicholas Kostecki, both of Cedarville, and Donza Worden and Erin Worden, both of Drummond Island.   More...

LaTour Accepts NSCS Membership

Katy LaTour, 2010 graduate of LaSalle High School, has been accepted into the The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) and will be honored during an induction this fall on the campus of Central Michigan University.  More...

Vicki Carter and James Varty United in Marriage

Vicki Carter and James Varty, both of Rexton, were united in marriage Friday, April 29, 2011, at the Mackinac County Courthouse in St. More...

Sports

EUP Dominates: Four Championships, One Runner-up at State Track Finals

Saints, Trojans, Bays, Panthers Race to Strong Finishes

Area teams dominated the Upper Peninsula Track and Field finals as the St. More...

Rudyard Bulldogs Boys, Girls Sweep District Titles

Rudyard Sweeps District Titles  The Rudyard Bulldogs baseball and softball teams swept the Division 4 district championships Friday, June 3, at Rudyard. More...

Relay Teams Show Strong Results

The Pickford Panthers 1,600 relay team (from left) Alec Firack, Paul Morrison, Isaac Leach, and Austin Brunning finished first in Division 3. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Political Fallout From Congressional Remapping

When it comes to communities of interest in northern Michigan, the congressional redistricting draft being floated by Republicans— who now control the three branches that have the deciding clout—the GOP map makes more sense than the curre More...

Mackinac Island

The Memorial Day weekend had a mixture of weather. Saturday, May 28, it was a rainy, cool day, but Sunday, May 29, the sun came out and crowds of people came to visit Mackinac in all its spring splendor. More...

Rudyard

Fifty-six of our wonderful senior students were graduated Sunday, May 29, welcoming them into the real world. More...


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