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City To Close Ski Hill, Pool

Council Considers, But Votes Not To Ask for Pay Cut

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Holiday Cheer at Evergreen

Nursing Students Host Celebration at Long Term Care

Doris Schmidt (left) and her daughter-in-law, Sandy Schmidt, are smiles and laughter at the Evergreen Living Center’s annual Christmas party Friday, December 2, in St. Ignace. More...

News

Opportunities Are Plentiful For Holiday Giving In Our Communities

Cedar Post thrift store and food pantry in Cedarville will accept donations from noon through 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Because of limited storage space, donors are asked to bring fall and winter clothing but not summer clothing. More...

County Commission Compensation For November

The five Mackinac County commissioners were paid a total of $5,245.04 for November, which includes meeting attendance pay and a portion of their annual salary.  More...

St. Ignace City Council Pay Reported For November

For November, payments to members of St. Ignace City Council for attendance of meetings and events totaled $1,810.  Council members are paid $70 for regular meetings, which are on the first and third Monday of each month. More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Open Season at 3-0; Win Petoskey Invitational More...

Ingalls Named Girls Coaches of the Year

Dorene and Doug Ingalls of the St. More...

Closs Selected JV Coach at Swan Valley

Chase Closs, a 2007 graduate of Mackinaw City High and a senior at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), was selected junior varsity girls coach at Saginaw Swan Valley High School for the 2011- 2012 season.  The education major immediately nam More...

Opinion

Boy Scout Troop 104 Helps Stock Food Pantry

To the Editor:  We receive several times a day the statement, “Thanks so much for what you do.” The “you” should be plural because the volunteers hearing the thanks are a small part of those who are contributing behind th More...

Where Is City’s Plan To Bring in New Revenue?

To the Editor:  Regarding the city’s financial and budget difficulties, I have some questions.  More...

Community Suffers Loss Of Two Men in Plane Crash

Joe Pann of St. Ignace and Tom Phillips of Mackinac Island died in a plane crash on a flight from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island Saturday night, December 3. More...

Official Opts for Retirement

Appointee To Replace Mackinac County Register of Deeds

Mackinac County Register of Deeds Diane Frankovich has resigned from her elected post, effective December 31. More...

Snowmobiles Added To Festival

10-day St. Ignace Event To Include Pond Hockey, Ice Sailing

Vintage and antique snowmobiles will be added to this year’s winter festival at St. Ignace, which will span about 10 days and include pond hockey and the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) world championship.  More...

Social

Walkers Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Dave and Nancy Walker of St. Ignace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 11, 2011.  They were married November 11, 1961, at Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago, Illinois.  More...

Stacy McNamara and James Perry

ENGAGEMENT

Stacy McNamara of St. Ignace and James Perry of Columbus, Ohio, announce their engagement to be married.  Ms. McNamara, originally from Sault Ste. Marie, was graduated from Ferris State University’s dental hygiene program. More...

Colten Lorente

BIRTH

Brian and Keri Lorente of Eaton Rapids announce the birth of their son, Colten Jacob Lorente, born Monday, November 7, 2011, at Ing- ham Regional Medical Center in Lansing. More...

Obituaries

Steven Vanderboegh

Steven Vanderboegh, 48, of Twin Lake and Mackinac Island, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 3, 2011, near Wolverine, when he was hit by a semi-truck while aiding a stranded motorist along I-75. Mr. More...

Lester Stokes

Lester Stokes, 97, of Mackinaw City, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Hospice House in Cheboygan. As recently as a week before, Mr. More...

Joseph ‘Joey’ Pann

Joseph “Joey” M. Pann, Jr., 29, of St. Ignace, was a pilot working at the Mackinac County Airport who had previously worked as a flight instructor. Mr. Pann died Saturday, December 3, 2011, in a plane crash in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

For governors, the pen is mightier than the pulpit.  With their strokes, they put into office judges and others who often outlast the governors; sign bills into law, and, on relatively rare occasions, veto legislation.  More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. What wonderful December weather we’re continuing to have. So far, Mother Nature has given us mild weather.  More...

DeTour

Saturday, December 3, saw many area residents attending the events surrounding the EUP Fine Arts Council’s Village Christmas. More...


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