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Council Defends City Pool Closure

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Mackinaw City To Replace Docks

The Village of Mackinaw City will replace a fixed dock in its marina with a floating dock this year. More...

Parking Rules Get Scrutiny

At Clark Township, Blanket Ordinance May Not Be Best

In a community that is already strapped for parking spaces, Clark Township is pondering how to set fair parking rules that discourage abuse, and that are enforceable. More...

News

Two New Fundraisers Planned For Les Cheneaux Community Recreation

Both the Clark Township Recreation Committee and Hessel Beach Committee will pursue new fundraising ideas this year. Their proposals were approved, 3-0, by the township board Thursday, March 15.  More...

St. Ignace Council Pay Reported For 2011

St. Ignace City Council members and the mayor were compensated a total of $19,420 for 2011. More...

Some City Roads, Sidewalks May Be Replaced

Roads and sidewalks on McCann and Marquette streets in St. Ignace may be replaced this summer, and the public is welcome to attend a focus group that will meet to discuss replacement at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at City Hall.  More...

Obituaries

Rodney Archambault

Rodney J. Archambault, 44, of Trout Lake, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, March 15, 2012, at his home.  He was born April 18, 1967, in Royal Oak to Emery and Gail (nee Clement) Archambault and was graduated from Romeo High School.  Mr. More...

Harlin ‘Shag’ Shagonabe

Harlin “Shag” Shagonabe, 84, of Hessel, served in the U.S. Navy and then worked on the Great Lakes freighters. He later worked at the casino in St. Ignace and at the Hessel Ridge Golf Course. Mr. More...

Margaret Perry

Margaret Perry, 88, of Laguna Woods, California, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at her home with family and under hospice care.  She was born October 27, 1923, in Appleton, Wisconsin, to John and Cora (nee Becker) Winters.  The family later More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Moran Twp. Minutes

Moran Township Board W1362 US-2, St. Ignace, MI 49781 (906) 643-8027  SYNOPSIS OF MEETING MINUTES  March 7, 2012, Regular Meeting  Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm. More...

Citizens Can See Government At Work

Sunshine Laws: Your Rights Under Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information

Every citizen has the right under Michigan and federal law to know what government is doing. More...

Will Development Effort Find Place in County Priorities?

Budget shortfalls lie ahead for the county, commissioners say, and as they began prioritizing their goals for use of the county’s money in the coming years, they questioned whether earmarking funding for economic development efforts will find a More...

Toll Software In Works For Bridge

Changes Could Speed Passage at Booth

Traveling through the toll booth at the Mackinac Bridge could be expedited with new electronic tolling software soon to be developed, easing the bridge’s transition toward accepting debit and credit card payments. More...

Two Place High in U.P. Bee

St. Ignace middle school students Ben Freier and Linnie Gustafson competed in the Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Finals Wednesday, March 14, in Negaunee. More...

Sports

Saints Winning Streak Snapped During Semifinal Setback To Mohawks

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St. Ignace Captures Seventh Quaterfinal Match-up With Win Over McBain

The St. Ignace Saints won the Class C quarterfinal with a 73-65 decision over the McBain Ramblers Tuesday, March 13, at Gaylord High School.  More...

Bulldogs Fall To Mountaineers in Regional Semifinals

The Rudyard Bulldogs were outscored 23-11 in the fourth quarter on the way to a 50-42 loss to the Iron Mountaineers during the Class C regional semifinal Monday, March 12, at Escanaba High School.  More...

Opinion

Are Belly Blades Better For Heavy Snow?

To the Editor:  I like not to criticize, and am aware that there are many items in this world to disagree with, but am compelled to ask a question.  With the recent snowstorm, our road commission was challenged to clear roadways for safe tr More...

Commissioners Should Approve County Development Office

To the Editor:  More...

Judge Theut Is Fondly Remembered

To the Editor:  Mackinac County lost one of its citizens recently. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

On Open Government, There’s More Shadow Than Sunshine

“If the broad light of day could be let in upon men’s actions, it would purify them as the sun disinfects.” — Justice Louis D. More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather has been just beautiful here in the Snows. It’s almost spring. We’re not sure how long this will last, but we sure are enjoying it. It’s nice to watch the snow and ice disappear. More...

Brevort

Do you wonder what weather is in store for us in April and May? This warm weather puts us in the mood for scraping and painting, which is what the Movalsons did this past weekend.  More...


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