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Outdoor Rink Will Soon Be Removed

Mackinaw City Recreation Gets New Attention

Dave Paquet has been involved with Mackinaw City recreation programs since before there was even a parks and recreation department in the village. More...

Mackinaw Area Collaborates For Marketing Efforts

Creating a comprehensive marketing strategy for the Mackinaw City region is underway, using suggestions from nearly 40 local business owners, government officials, and representatives of nonprofit organizations who gathered at the Mackinaw reception More...

News

Some, Not All, Local Governments Have Written Financial Policies

Establishing written policies to spell out how local governments conduct their business can help reduce the risk of mistakes and corruption, no matter how small the community. More...

Trail May Be Open By End Of Summer

Moran Township

Part of a trail just west of St. Ignace should be open by the end of summer and available for skiing next winter, said Jim Ozenberger, acting recreation program manager for the St. Ignace Ranger District of Hiawatha National Forest. More...

Straits Area Ostomy Association To Meet

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m. at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey in the back doctors’ dining room in Petoskey.   More...

Sports

Saints Win 3rd Straight Title

Saints Down Gremlins, Wykons for Class C Regional Crown  More...

Trojans Win 7th District Crown

Cedarville Wins 7th Consecutive District Championship with Win over Brimley  The Cedarville Trojans won their seventh consecutive Class D district championship with a 63-48 win over the Brimley Bays Friday, March 9, at Pickford High School. More...

Bulldogs Capture Class C Districts

Rudyard Downs St. Ignace, Manistique for 3rd Straight Title The Rudyard Bulldogs defeated St. Ignace 75-47 for their third straight Class C district championship Friday, March 9, at St. More...

Opinion

Agriculture Bill Slashes Rural Development Funding In U.P. - Free Access

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel extensively in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. More...

Columns

Political Firsts for Michigan Women

Michigan Politics

With this being Women’s History Month, it is timely to note that under the Capitol dome and elsewhere in Lansing women politicians have achieved a range of historical firsts.  More...

Les Cheneaux

The Cedarville Trojans came out the basketball champions Friday evening, March 9, in Brimley, by a score of 63-48. Josh Hester scored 29 points in that game. The gymnasium was full of people who were anxious to see the game. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Engadine Consolidated Schools will start its spring sports season with track, golf, and elementary boys basketball.  More...

Foreclosure Funds Could Pay For Development Plan

Mackinac County Economic Development

Foreclosure funds collected in Mackinac County, expected to be about $1 million this year, could be used to establish an economic development office, proposes a county committee that has been studying the issue. More...

City Is Moving On Transport Authority

Mackinac Island Transportation

At the urging of its two attorneys, the Mackinac Island City Council is moving toward the formation of a transportation authority that will regulate boat and air traffic to the Island. More...

Jazz Night Raises $8,500

The LaSalle High Lyric Dance Team performs during the Night of Jazz presented by the St. Ignace school music department. More...

Rudyard Quiz Team Heads To Finals

Engadine, St. Ignace, Soo Also Compete In EUP Championships

The Rudyard High School Quiz Bowl team won the right to advance to the state finals in a competition among four local schools at Sault High Saturday, March 10. Also competing that day for the EUP championship were Quiz Bowl teams from Sault Ste. More...

Social

Rickley Earns Military Award

Army Private Second Class Laura Rickley, a 2007 graduate of LaSalle High School, has earned a Commanding General’s award in recognition of her performance while training with the Delta Company, 3rd Battallion, 10th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Chemic More...

Thomas Coveyou and Allyson Torsky United in Marriage at Charlevoix

Thomas Coveyou and Allyson Torsky were married January 7, 2012, at Castle Farms in Charlevoix.  The bride is the daughter of John and Dana Torsky of Cedarville, while the groom is the son of Tom and Cathy Coveyou of St. Ignace.  More...

Local Students Earn Academic Honors

Jessica Singleton of Brimley was graduated with a Bachelor of Science, and Patrick Tadgerson of Brimley was graduated with a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University.  More...

Obituaries

Barbara Hanna

Barbara Lee Hanna, 73, of Pickford, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, in Petoskey.  She was born March 3, 1939, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Morrell Floyd and Leila (nee Shoberg) Thompson.  More...

Dorothy Vander Kooi

Dorothy Vander Kooi, 85, of Rudyard, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born March 20, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois, to Jacob and Minnie (nee Boerema) Zuidema.  More...

Brenda Coffey

Brenda Louise Coffey, 67, of Rudyard, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at her home.  She was born July 13, 1944, in Moran to Chester Lewis and Helen (nee Neelis) Becker. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings(Unofficial) The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, March 5, 2012 at the LaSalle High School. The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Mayor Grondin with the Pledge of Allegiance. More...


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