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Festival Draws Families Downtown

Pumpkins head down Goudreau Hill for the Great Pumpkin Roll Saturday, October 1, a highlight of Autumn Apple Day festivities in St. Ignace. More...

News

Knowledge of History, Government Is Price of Admission For Democratic Participation

“Students who aren’t receiving instruction in history and civics today will be pushed to the sidelines of democracy tomorrow.”

Civic education in America is in crisis. Only 9% of American fourth graders can identify the reasons Abraham Lincoln was important. Only 7% of eighth graders can name the three branches of government. More...

Fall Festival Is This Weekend at Drummond Island

Drummond Island’s “Fall on the Island Festival” will be Friday, October 7, through Sunday, October 9, under a heated tent at the Township Hall. Festival admission buttons are designed by Lynne Coulter. More...

One Charged For Assault in Alley

One man has now been charged for the assault that took place in the alley between Truckey Street and Spring Street in St. Ignace August 26.  Ahquan Lay, 18, of St. Ignace, was charged with assault to do bodily harm. More...

Sports

Cedarville Downs Rapid River; Four Way Tie Atop Bridge Alliance League

The Bridge Alliance Football League has a four-way tie for first place after the Cedarville Trojans defeated the Rapid River Rockets 20-14 during homecoming Friday, September 30. More...

Football

Pickford Improves to 4-2 After Win Over North Central   The Pickford Panthers improved to 4-2 on the season after a 34-28 Mid-Eastern Football League home win over the North Central Jets Friday, September 30.  More...

St. Ignace Flag Football Team Finishes Season With 3-2 Record

The St. Ignace flag football team recorded three wins against two losses this season. More...

Manager Search Brings Opportunity

St. Ignace, Mackinaw City

Two communities in the Straits of Mackinac area are searching for a new manager. Mackinaw City began its search in July, when its village manager for 17 years, Jeff Lawson, resigned to pursue a position as Cheboygan County administrator. St. More...

Professional City Managers Trained in Development

People skills are the most important skills for city managers, experts say. In addition, ability to deal with change, an understanding of budgets, and an eye toward the future of the city are important.  Both Mackinaw City and St. More...

Mayor, 3 Council Seats, Library Millage on Ballot

On the ballot in Mackinac County Tuesday, November 8, will be one Mackinac County commissioner seat, the post of St. Ignace mayor, three St. Ignace City Council seats, and a library millage proposal in St. More...

Charity Drive Warms 300 With New Coats

Volunteers at the third annual free coat giveaway in Kinross Saturday, October 1, ensured more than 300 Eastern Upper Peninsula residents would have warm winter apparel for the coming months. More...

Social

Joseph and Kathryn Maciag Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Joseph and Kathryn (nee House) Maciag of Goetzville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, October 15, 2011.   Mr. Maciag retired from Drummond Dolomite and Michigan Limestone. Mrs. Maciag retired as Raber Township treasurer. More...

Rex and Virginia Wisner Commemorate 50 Years of Marriage

Rex and Virginia Wisner of Cedarville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, September 17, 2011.  They were married September 16, 1961, at First Union Church in Cedarville.  Mr. More...

Megan Schairer and Matthew Compton Wed

Megan Jean Schairer and Matthew Ross Compton were united in marriage Saturday, June 11, 2011, at St. More...

Obituaries

Frances ‘Pudge’ Pechta

Frances “Pudge” Pechta, 89, of St. Ignace passed away peacefully Friday evening, September 30, 2011, at Mackinac Straits Health System, surrounded by her family.  More...

Jessie Predmore

Jessie Dale Predmore, 63, of St. More...

Michael ‘Max’ Bentley

A memorial service for Michael “Max” Bentley, 64, of Valdez, Alaska, will be Tuesday, October 11, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Ignace at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeremy Winter officiating. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s Top 2010 Campaigns ‘Least Accountable’ Ever

The title is benign but the contents of the just-published 95-page Citizens Guide to Michigan Campaign Finance 2010 abound with citations “absolutely poisonous for democracy.”  More...

Rexton-Garnet

In the blink of an eye, we seem to have changed seasons.  Brian, Corrina, and Briannan Gouza of Sault Ste. More...

DeTour

The color is beginning to peak in our area and all it takes is a few days away to remind us how truly beautiful it is during this fall season.  If you’re a crafter, there is still time to register for a table at the Raber craft show Saturd More...


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