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Ferry Franchise Talk Continues

Mackinaw City Considers Its Own Ordinance

A second set of revisions are slated for Mackinaw City’s new ferryboat franchise ordinance, following discussion at a village council workshop and comments made by Mackinac Island ferry boat operators Monday, August 1. More...

Future of County Jail To Get Study

The future of the Mackinac County Jail will be examined in upcoming months, Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait reported to the county board of commissioners at its meeting Thursday, July 28. More...

News

Clark Township Board Agrees To One-year Trial Period for Sewer Additive

Township Will Also Pick Up a Greater Portion of the Bill for Community Recycling Program

More than 50 residents attended the Clark Township board meeting Thursday, July 21, where the board agreed to provide additional funds as needed to support the community’s recycling program and to commit $28,000 toward application of an enzyme More...

Moran and Brevort Townships Compromise on 27 Mile, Black Point

A special meeting between Moran and Brevort townships Tuesday, July 26, helped to form a plan to repair two roads that lie on the border between the two townships, 27 Mile Road, and the North-South portion of Black Point Road.  More...

Headlands To Be Discussed August 10

Gauging public opinion on the potential demolition of the Beach House structure at the Headlands in Mackinaw City is one purpose of a community forum and meeting Wednesday, August 10, at the Mackinaw City Area Schools multipurpose room.  More...

Sports

Mike Lehto To Be Inducted Into LHS Hall of Fame

Mike Lehto, a 1954 graduate of LaSalle High School, will be inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, August 27.  More...

Eastern Upper Peninsula Junior High Football Schedule

August 13, 10 a.m. LeagueScrimmage at SaultAugust 20 at Sault12 p.m. Cheboygan vs. Newberry 2 p.m. Pickford vs. St. Ignace4 p.m. Sault 1 vs. Sault 2Bye: RudyardAugust 27 at St. Ignace12 p.m. Rudyard vs. Sault 22 p.m. Sault 1 vs. More...

Horseshoe and Golf League Results

Dan’s Place  Horseshoe League  Women’s AA: Joe’s Bar and Grill and Jackpine Bar and Grill 78, Oops and Whoops 61, Lil Chuck’s Lawn Care 48, and Demawating Development 47.  Women’s A: Bay Mills 48 and Chipp More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

For Republican Governors, ‘Big D’ Is Devos Family

For Republican governors across the land, Big D in Michigan is not Detroit. It’s the Big D of GR: the DeVos family so prominent in the Grand Rapids area for economic enterprise, civic service, and politics.  More...

Brevort

The heat has been persistent the past two weeks. Our house is a twostory log and stays quite cool. With the doors and windows open, we have cross-ventilation. There aren’t many mosquitoes around. More...

Les Cheneaux

Elaine Chard of Hessel is a patient at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. Please take a minute and send Elaine a card.  More...

Bayside Music Festival Is Saturday

4 Michigan Bands in Downtown St. Ignace

An evening packed with entertainment for the entire family from the music of four Michigan bands, dancing in the street, children’s games, food, beverages, including beer and wine, and fireworks will highlight the St. More...

East Lake Dam Price Tag: $631K

With a price tag of $631,000 and most property owners saying they’d like to stop the push for building a dam at East Lake, the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners may reach a decision about whether to proceed with the project at its next mee More...

‘Hay Days’ Marks Pickford Heritage

Community Festival Begins Wednesday

Once the organizers of Pickford’s Hay Days settled on the theme, “Wheels R Us,” they were off and rolling. More...

Summerfest Offers a ‘Welcome Home’

Community Celebration Is A Favorite Among Those With A Heart for Rudyard

The township of Rudyard swelled with old and new friends at its annual Summerfest Friday, July 29, through Sunday, July 31. More...

Social

Local Students Earn Academic Honors

Local students named to the dean’s list for the winter 2011 semester at Grand Valley State University are: Stephen Massaway and Ashley St. Louis, both of St.  More...

Eleanor and Trey Murray

Jerry Murray III and Carolyn Burk of Flint announce the birth of twins, Eleanor Reinette Murray and Trey Robert Murray, born May 27, 2011, at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw. More...

Rebecca Bartz and Patrick Litzner

Rebecca Bartz and Patrick Litzner, together with their families, announce their engagement.  Miss Bartz is the daughter of Dennis and Lori Bartz of Rapid City. More...

Obituaries

Tamlyn ‘Toby’ Fogelsonger

Tamlyn “Toby” R. More...

James LaChapelle

Former St. Ignace resident James Michael LaChapelle passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, under home hospice care in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was 83.  More...

Maxine Bailey

Maxine Thelma Bailey passed away Monday, July 25, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, surrounded by her family.  She was born March 7, 1939, on Lime Island in Raber Township to Harold and Helen (nee Bailey) Robertson.  More...


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