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Holiday Celebration Features Tree Display

Les Cheneaux

A holiday open house is underway at Les Cheneaux. Betty Struble of Cedarville (left) accepts a wreath donated by Laura Sherlund and Marlene Griffin. More...

News

County Road Commissions May Be Too Costly, Governor And Others Say

Governor Rick Snyder and some legislators want to merge the state’s county road commissions into their respective county governments.  Supporters say the move could save millions of dollars for each county. More...

City Approves Taxi Applications, Extends Public Works Project

The rehabilitation project at the City of St. Ignace Wastewater Treatment Plant is taking longer than expected, so the contract term with United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development has been increased from six to 24 months. More...

Brevort Township May Change Exterior Lighting In Community Center

Lighting at the new community center, currently under construction in Brevort Township, will likely change from the original plans.  More...

Sports

Sarah Cullip Competes at Cross Country Regional

LaSalle High School junior Sarah Cullip finished 130th out of 360 runners in the Foot Locker Cross Country Regional in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Saturday, November 26.  Cullip, the only runner from the Upper Peninsula, was in the senior and junior hig More...

Eight HS Football Teams Crowned State Champions

The Michigan High School Athletic Association crowned eight football champions during finals played at Ford Field in Detroit Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 24.  More...

Whitney Frazier Named EUPC Volleyball MVP

Senior Whitney Frazier of Brimley was selected Most Valuable Player by the coaches in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference during their annual meeting Tuesday, November 8.  The first team consists of Kristen Cline, Abbie Andrzejak, and Olivia More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

GOP Ratchets Up Stabenow Opposition

Republican efforts to thwart Senator Debbie Stabenow’s bid for a third term are heating up, in part because of growing public disgust with Washington’s dysfunction, especially failure of incumbents in both parties to deal with the soaring More...

Les Cheneaux

We enjoyed a great week here in the Islands. It was a bit wet and chilly; however, we have no snow yet so that’s great. There are still a few hunters around; perhaps even more of them than there are deer in the past few days. More...

Engadine & Gould City

Hello, everyone. December is here already. You can hear the sounds and see the sights of Christmas in most towns. The beautiful lights were hung in the streets of Newberry. Now all we need is a little bit of snow.  More...

Christmas Parade Moved To Saturday

Santa To Arrive in St. Ignace This Weekend

Santa Claus is expected to arrive in St. Ignace Saturday evening, December 3. The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring an afternoon and evening of shopping and activities downtown, which will include a parade and tree lighting.  More...

Mackinaw City Will Light Its Tree Friday

Christmas in Mackinaw will be celebrated at Mackinaw City Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4. The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce hosts the event.  More...

Christmas Bazaar Is Community Favorite

Mackinac Island Celebrates This Weekend

An 18-foot-tall blue spruce tree placed in the middle of Main Street on Mackinac Island will draw the community together to begin the Christmas season celebrations Friday, December 2. More...

City To Make Renovation Decisions

On Mackinac Island, Materials for Public Restroom Project Are Wanted Before Ice Forms

The public restrooms on the walkway between Market Street and Main Street on Mackinac Island will see a number of renovations by next summer, but city Building and Grounds Committee members hope all decisions can be made on the project before ice for More...

Social

Crydermans Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary

Jim and Carol Cryderman of Cedarville will celebrate their 50th anniversary Saturday, December 3.  The couple was married December 9, 1961, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Cedarville by Pastor Olsen. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Sarah Pickett and Matthew McKimmy

Sarah Elizabeth Pickett, daughter of Jackie and Terrence Pickett of Paw Paw, is engaged to Matthew Kirk McKimmy, son of Debra and Mike Laviolette of Paw Paw, and Tom and Karen McKimmy of Saginaw.  The bride-elect is a graduate of LaSalle High S More...

BIRTHS

Jenavieve Fisher

Jim and Julie (nee Barch) Fisher of Mackinac Island announce the birth of their daughter, Jenavieve Rhea Fisher, born Friday, October 28, 2011, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. More...

Obituaries

Dennis Carlin

Dennis Lee Carlin, 77, of Drummond Island, died Sunday, November 27, 2011, at home surrounded by his family.  He was born February 19, 1934, in Bryan, Ohio, to Clarence Arthur and Isabelle Lenore (nee Shaffer) Carlin.  Mr. More...

Richard Kitch

Richard Kitch, 43, of Hessel, formerly of Swartz Creek, died Friday, November 18, 2011.  He was born June 14, 1968, in New Albany, Indiana, to George and Sharon (nee Smith) Kitch. He attended Swartz Creek High School.  More...

Billy Munro

Billy Dean Munro, 86, of DeTour Village, died Saturday, November 26, 2011, at home.  She was born May 6, 1925, in Berkley to Grig and Margaret (nee Parrish) Tinkis. She grew up in Berkley, Sault Ste. Marie, and then DeTour.  More...


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