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Perimeter Guards Cut To Save Costs

State Says Sporadic Patrols, Fencing, Cameras Will Do The Job at Prisons

Michigan’s prisons will no longer have armed guards patrolling their outside perimeters in a vehicle 24 hours a day, seven days a week, beginning April 1. More...

Hospital Closes Its Doors; 403 Jobless

McLaren Deal Falls Through in Cheboygan

Cheboygan Memorial Hospital closed Monday, April 2, just before midnight, as negotiations with McLaren Health Care Corporation to purchase the facility stalled amidst Medicare’s refusal to allow its immediate transfer. More...

News

Mining Boom In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Economic Boost Or Environmental Threat?

Jeff TenEyck was glad to come home last year. He had left Michigan for a small trucking business in South Carolina but returned to work at a new mine just outside Big Bay, the little mill town where he grew up.  More...

St. Ignace City Council Pay Reported For March

St. Ignace City Council members received $1,180 in compensation for March. The mayor receives $70 per council meeting and $60 for committee meetings or when representing the city at public events. More...

Pickford Historical Society Sets Sights On New Furnace

Only the ground floor of the three-story Pickford Historical Society building can be heated with the old, small furnace, so the group is raising the $20,000 to $25,000 needed for a new one. More...

Obituaries

Ralph Oman

Ralph N. Oman, 86, of St. Ignace, formerly of Jackson, was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army Air Force, and loved his career as a pharmacist. Mr. More...

Ronald French

Memorial services for Ronald A. French will be Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m., at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island with Father Jim Williams officiating.  Mr. French died March 12 on Mackinac Island at the age of 48. More...

Richard Dohmen

Richard Frank Dohmen, 91, was an automobile enthusiast who served as a judge and photographer at the St. Ignace car shows. He was a military veteran and involved for many years in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Mr. More...

Tourism Industry Expects 6% Surge

The forecast is favorable for tourism this summer. Travel to the Upper Peninsula is expected to increase 5.2% this year and travel spending could rise 6%. More...

Historical Society To Get Dock Pieces - Free Access

City Reverses Decision To Scrap Artifacts

The Michilimackinac Historical Society should be custodian of the pieces of the Chief Wawatam railroad elevator by late April or early May, when a Cheboygan construction company removes the elevator and adds about 200 tons of stone to the dock to rei More...

Bridge Ceremony Spotlights Autism

The blue lights at the Mackinac Bridge, and elsewhere around the country, are shedding light on autism, a disorder that advocates say has been in the shadows for far too long. Members of the Mackinac Bridge Authority and the Sault Ste. More...

Sports

Saints Named Class C Team of Year; 16 Area Players Receive All U.P. Honors

The St. Ignace girls basketball team, with a 25-1 season record, was selected the Class C Team of the Year during the 37th annual meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association in Escanaba Tuesday, March 27.  More...

Ledy Joins 10 Others in U.P. Hall of Fame

Eleven new members will be inducted into the 41st Annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame at ceremonies Saturday, April 28, at the Dansforth Place in Escanaba.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Track, Golf, Softball Schedules

2012 Track Schedule Games at 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. April 17 - at Brimley 19 - SAC Teams at St.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Levin, Camp Lauded On Capitol Hill

Yet again, veteran members of the Michigan congressional delegation have been cited by the national media for committee leadership on Capitol Hill.  For many years, 28-term Representative John Dingell (D-Dearborn), longest-serving member of the More...

DeTour

It’s good to be back and writing this column again. Thanks to all who kept my daughter in their prayers during the past months. She is doing well, and I should be spending a lot more time in De- Tour.  More...

Les Cheneaux

This past week was unusual, with no snow, a little snow, sunshine, beautiful sunsets, and a few boats enjoying the pretty blue water. Even though it was chilly Sunday afternoon, April 1, there were several boaters enjoying the lake. More...


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