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Airport Work Will Have Impact for Island, Mainland

Pilot layoffs are anticipated as the three-month closure of the Mackinac Island Airport nears. The $4.3 million project calls for a complete rebuilding of the runway and major patching and filling of the limestone fissures under it. More...

Corvette Fans Revved for Show

On the weekend of Saturday, August 27, Mackinaw City will see hundreds of slick, fast Corvettes filling the streets.  With all of the Chevrolet Corvettes filling the Mackinaw Crossings Mall Parking Lot, Vern Hiar of Mackinaw City and Jeff Dunlap More...

Free Services Day Set Up for Families

August 31 at Hope Chest

Community Care Connections will be at the Hope Chest in St. Ignace Wednesday, August 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

News

34th Annual Les Cheneaux Antique Boat Show Results

After much deliberation, the “Best in Show” winner at the 34th Annual Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show was chosen Saturday, August 13. More...

Hay Day Results Announced

The results of Pickford’s Hay Days competitions Wednesday, August 3, through Sunday, August 7, are listed below:  More...

I-75 Detour Gives Downtown St. Ignace A Boost, and Some Free Exposure

The week-long detour that took northbound I-75 traffic through downtown St. Ignace has ended. More...

Obituaries

Robert Bynoe II

-Robert H. Bynoe II, 43, of Mackinac Island, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 20, 2011, at his store in Mackinaw City.  He was born December 17, 1967, in Southfield to Robert H. and Judith Ann (nee Dufina) Bynoe.  More...

Robert ‘Rob’ Feigel

Robert H. “Rob” Feigel, 82, a lifelong Engadine area resident, worked in trucking and construction. Mr. More...

Frederick Dykstra

Frederick J. Dykstra, 54, of St. Ignace died unexpectedly Friday morning, August 19, 2011, at his home on Rabbits Back Road in St. Ignace Township.  He was born February 6, 1957, in St. Ignace to Kenneth and Merle (nee Wilkins) Dykstra.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Snyder Expected To Endorse Hoekstra for U.S. Senate

In the endorsement derby for the 2012 GOP nomination to oppose two-term Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, former nine-term U.S. Representative Pete Hoekstra has a substantial lead over a field of relative unknowns. His best is yet to come.  More...

St. Ignace

As summer comes to a close, children are eager to return to school to be with friends and challenge themselves for another year.  Theresa St. Andrew recently visited relatives and friends in the St. More...

Brevort

The evenings are cool and the days still pleasantly warm. Lynne and Roger Van Dok have arrived from Colorado to join Lynne’s sister, Anne Andersen, at the Hagen homestead in Brevort. Blueberry picking is the main activity. More...

‘Rendezvous’ To Showcase Cultures

Native American, French Voyageur Gathering Open To All This Weekend at St. Ignace

This weekend, at least 100 Native Americans will be praying with their feet – dancing – to the beat of drums at this year’s Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow. The public is welcome.  The powwow will be Friday, August   More...

Sports Fees Set, Ticket Prices Rise

St. Ignace Schools Go With ‘Pay To Play’

Students will have to pay an activity fee to participate in sports at the St. Ignace middle school and high school this year, and admission prices to athletic events have been raised, in an effort to raise about $15,000 for athletic programs. More...

County Pays $36K in Worker Dispute

Animal Control Officer Thompson Gets Severance Package, Quelling Lawsuit

Under a cloak of secrecy, the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners is paying $36,695 in an employment dispute settlement to the county’s animal control officer, Lorie Thompson, and has brought back former control officer Wendy Frosland to fil More...

County Looks for Way To Stop Dam

The Mackinac County Commission is looking for a way to stop the East Lake Dam project. More...

No Consensus Reached in Workshop Meeting

Mackinaw City Airs Ideas for Medical Marijuana, Lewd Businesses

A joint meeting of the Mackinaw City Village Council and Planning Commission Thursday, August 11, to discuss how to regulate medical marijuana and lewd businesses, led to no consensus, but aired many ideas that will eventually be used to formulate le More...

Social

Local Students Make Dean’s List

Brittany Hoolsema and Trent Salo, both graduates of Rudyard High School, and Cedarville High School graduate Joel Feldhake, were named on Calvin College’s dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester.   More...

Area Academic Honors

Central Michigan University Announces Honor Students   More...

Sports

St. Ignace Golf Champions Crowned

Sandy Krause, Kevin Matson Win Two-day Individual Event

Sandy Krause and Kevin Matson captured the St. Ignace Golf Club individual championships during the two-day event Saturday, August 20, and Sunday August 21. More...

Latz, Hepker Trio Wins Saints Scramble

The trio of Jason Latz, Eric Hepker, and Joe Latz carded a nine-hole score of 61 to win the 9th Annual St. Ignace Basketball Golf Scramble at the St. Ignace Golf Club Saturday, August 13.  More...

LHS Plans 4th Hall of Fame Induction

LaSalle High School will hold its 4th Annual Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, August 27.  The 1973 state champions St. More...


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