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Moran Township May Add 1,000 Feet To Portage Street Water Project

Representative Frank Foster Surprise Visit To Township Meeting For Legislative Update

An amendment to the Portage Street water project will allow Moran Township to add an additional 1,100 feet to the main water line.  More...

Project Backpack Hopes To Raise Students’ Self Esteem

The Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable is looking for donations and volunteers to help fill backpacks for Project Backpack, which provides assistance for students and their families to receive school supplies for the coming school year.  More...

Congressman Benishek To Host Forums in Mackinac County

Dan Benishek, the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, will host public forums in St. Ignace and Cedarville in the next two weeks. The forums will be at St. Ignace City Hall Tuesday, August 23, from 8:30 a.m. More...

Sports

MacDonald To Be Inducted Into LHS Hall of Fame

Steve MacDonald, 2001 valedictorian and two-time athlete of the year, will be inducted into the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, August 27.  More...

Celebrity Golf Reception To Be Held at Mackinac Island

A celebrity walk-around reception on Mackinac Island will feature eight former National Hockey League players and two Major League Baseball players Wednesday, August 24, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  More...

Golf and Horseshoe League Results

Munoscong Golf League  Barry and Mary O’Connor, playing as a foursome, carded 28 with 10 putts to finish first during the Munoscong Mixed Doubles Golf League Thursday, August 11.  More...

Opinion

Voting on the Budget Control Act

Last week, I cast my toughest vote since becoming a member of Congress in January. More...

Chief Wawatam Deserves A Memorial

To the Editor:  This letter should be edged in black because I’m in mourning for the loss of the Chief Wawatam’s elevator.  It was sad when the Chief left, but we still had the elevator to make us feel that the Chief would make More...

Use Boat Line Revenues To Clean The Streeets

To the Editor:  The head count money the boat lines are charged by the City of Mackinac Island is outrageous. Now the city doesn’t know what to do with the money.  More...

Grassroots Effort Wants To Restore Old Chief Structure

A grassroots effort is underway to try to restore and preserve the historic Chief Wawatam rail elevator that unexpectedly collapsed on the St. Ignace waterfront Wednesday, August 3. More...

Governor Hears Business Concerns

St. Ignace

Spending $25 million to promote the state through Pure Michigan and then cutting hours at Michigan Welcome Centers doesn’t make sense, Governor Rick Snyder acknowledges, and he promised to look further into this issue after he learned of it dur More...

Festival Honors Bridge Builders

The International Ironworker Festival celebrated the history and dedication of the organized labor that built the Mackinac Bridge and other towering structures in the United States and Canada. More...

Social

Kimberlee Wisner, Michael Parker

Kimberlee Joy Wisner of St. Ignace and Michael Isaiah Parker of Colorado were united in marriage Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the St. More...

Rachel Kerkhoven, Mick Sweeney

Rachel Kerkhoven and Mick Sweeney of St. Petersburg, Florida, were united in marriage Saturday, July 16, 2011, in an outdoor ceremony on Mackinac Island.  The bride is the daughter of Alvin and Ellen Pridemore of Garrettsville, Ohio. More...

Harry and Gloria Smith Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Harry and Gloria (nee Rutledge) Smith of Pickford celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary January 1, 2011.  They were married January 1, 1951, at the Pickford Presbyterian Church in Pickford. More...

Obituaries

Arthur Jarvie

Arthur Henry Jarvie, 81, of Rudyard, died Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at home with his family at his side.  He was born July 14, 1930, in Rudyard, to Eino Ilmari and Goldie Arlene (nee Griswald) Jarvie.  More...

Virginia Alexander

Virginia J. Alexander, 89, of Mackinaw City passed away Thursday, August 11, 2011, at her home, surrounded by her family.  More...

Effie Schroeder

Effie Schroeder, 88, of Newberry, died early Sunday morning, August 14, 2011, at Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo, Illinois.  She was born November 27, 1922, in Engadine, to John and Frances (nee Ozanich) Lesatz.  She attended Engadine H More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

GOP Senate Leader Touts Up North Agenda

Of all the leaders of the three GOP-ruled branches that run state government, none lives farther from northern Michigan than Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville of Monroe, just above the Ohio border.  More...

St. Ignace

Ervin Prevost of East Jordan was once again a visitor here this past week. He moved on to Brimley, where he enjoyed camping for a few days.  It was nice to hear word from Robin (nee Faleris) Granger, who now resides in Casper, Wyoming. More...

Brevort

It has been a busy two weeks in the village. More...


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