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9 Learn Skills of Traditional Boat Builders

‘From Laborer, To Craftsman, To Artist’

The luster of the 19-foot wooden sailboat on display at the graduation ceremony of the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville was exceeded only by the beaming smiles of those who had labored to produce it.   More...

Radford’s Art Will Grace Book Cover

Photo manipulation to combine other people’s photography to make an original piece of art has been a passion of Jennifer Radford of Moran for the past four years, but it was one of her earlier pieces, produced in the winter of 2008 when she was More...

News

DNR Assists Drummond Island Citizens To Develop Land Management Plans

In a citizen-led effort, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is assisting officials from Drummond Island in developing a long-term resource management plan to address pressing local concerns centered around hunting, trail use, and tourism.  More...

Mackinaw Planning Commission Approves Ordinance Changes

Mackinaw City Looks at Becoming A Dark Sky Community To Complement Park

Mackinaw City could be one of the first Dark Sky communities in the world if the community acts on a proposal that would extend the Dark Sky Park created at the Headlands last year.  More...

New Assisted Living Facility To Add 20 Jobs in St. Ignace

By February, a new 38-bed assisted living facility is expected to open in St. Ignace. The 28,000- square-foot facility would employ 20 full-time people and a number of part-time positions, say developers. The St. More...

Sports

Wilson Carries On Coaching Tradition at Cedarville High

Tom and Ryan Wilson share careers. Ryan not only followed his father as a teacher, but he has taken over the coaching of both track and girls basketball at Cedarville High School. More...

Seven Players, Three Coaches Selected to All-Star Classic

Seven area players and three coaches were selected to play in the 26th Upper Peninsula All- Star Basketball Classic at Norway High School Saturday, June 18.  The North Girls will be coached by Dorene and Doug Ingalls of St. More...

St. Ignace Softball Players Receive Season-ending Honors

The St. Ignace Saints softball team and family members competed in a fun softball game Sunday, June 12. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Local Mergers A Tough Sell

Yet another Michigan governor has called for more regional cooperation among local communities. More...

Brevort

Plans for the midsummer pole raising Sunday, June 19, are ongoing. The new pole is in place, set by Dave and Dave, Jr. The red strip has been painted by Joyce Gustafson and Sharon Chalmers. More...

DeTour

Congratulations to the DeTour Arts and Technology Academy (DATA) Board of Directors, Janelle Dudeck, Jean Bloom, Olive Warner, Ron Papin, Ron Green, Rebecca Ferrell, and John Orr, and Superintendent Angela Reed on the completion of the first and succ More...

Classic Cars Ready To Shine

Antiques On The Bay at St. Ignace Marina Saturday

An entourage of antique cars will travel across Mackinac Bridge in a parade for the Antiques on the Bay show Friday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m., setting the stage for Saturday’s main show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Collectors Head for St. Ignace

Arizona Group Among Thousands To Converge June 23 - 25

From coast-to-coast, true car collectors usually have one thing underscored on their bucket list: A trip to the St. Ignace Car Show. More...

Citizens Plead for Repeal of St. Ignace School Staff Cuts

Music Dept. Draws Supportive Crowd

Gathering to support the district’s music program, a large contingent of parents, teachers, and students attended the St. More...

Social

Birth - Maddison Menominee

Chris and Jamie Menominee of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Maddison Louise Menominee, born Friday, April 8, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 18.25 inches in length. More...

Birth - Joellen Runt

Kevin and Sara Runt of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, announce the birth of a daughter, Joellen Marie Runt, born Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Elmbrooke Hospital in Brookfield, Wisconsin. More...

Hesser and Horsburgh Engaged

John “Bo” and Tina Hesser of Terrace Park, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Elizabeth, to Blake Jenkins Horsburgh, son of Chris and Chrissy Horsburgh of Kirtland, Ohio. More...

Obituaries

David LaJoice

David Edward LaJoice, 64, of Escanaba passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital, owing to a heart attack.  As a track and field athlete at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, Mr. LaJoice held a number of records for many years. More...

Audrey Hawkins

Audrey Lorraine Hawkins, 82, of DeTour Village, died Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born January 29, 1929, in DeTour, to Edward and Artchmese (nee Bosley) LaPointe. She grew up in DeTour.  More...

Mary Lou Williams

Mary Lou Sykes Williams, 84, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Slidell, Louisiana.  She was born April 4, 1927, near Rapid City, South Dakota, to Clarence and Glenn Mae Drake.  Mrs. More...


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