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School Adds Parental Policy

To help cultivate a more welcoming atmosphere for parental and family involvement in the schools, new parent involvement policies, as well as bullying prevention policies, were adopted by St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education Monday, May 14. More...

Voters Pass School Millages

Voters passed school millage requests at Pickford, Les Cheneaux, and DeTour in the Tuesday, May 8, election.  Of the 212 voters coming out for the Les Cheneaux ballot, 181 voted for the millage and 31 voted against. More...

News

Mackinac Island To Contract Transportation Study; Pricetag Not To Exceed $75,000

The City of Mackinac Island has found an accounting firm to conduct a study of ferry transportation and audit the three ferryboat companies. More...

Downtown Development Authority Rents Ice Cream Shop

The Downtown Development Authority-owned building, which used to host Ginger’s Ice Cream, has been rented to house another ice cream shop, director Deb Evashevski reported to her board Friday, May 11.  More...

County Commission Pay Reported For April

For April, pay for the five Mackinac County commissioners totaled $4,841.15.  More...

Sports

City To Take Up Hoops Tourney

St. Ignace Recreation Department

As Red Hacker is out of business, the St. Ignace Recreation Department will run its own three-on-three basketball tournament this year, Recreation Director Scott Marshall announced at the recreation advisory board meeting Wednesday, May 9. More...

Saints Post 5-1 Mark During Week of Doubleheaders

Saints Sweep Panthers  The St. Ignace Saints softball team completed a successful week with a 5-1 record after sweeping the Pickford Panthers 11-2 and 14-4 during a non-conference doubleheader on the road Thursday, May 10.  More...

Senior Golf League Results

St. Ignace Golf Club Senior League Results  The team of Chuck Kingsbury, Dan Yake, and Paul Ryerse finished first and Leonard Valentine, Bucky McPhee, and Larry LeVeille placed second during the St. Ignace Golf Club Senior League. Mr. More...

Columns

Sunshine Lacking In Supreme Court Races

Michigan Politics

Michigan has no greater current blot on state government than anonymous campaign contributions that give big money interests too much influence with too little transparency in all three branches, especially of late on the Supreme Court.  It&rsqu More...

Engadine & Gould City

Hello, everyone.  The movie “Courageous” will be shown Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium at Engadine High School. There is no admission fee. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

This past Friday, May 11, the ninth through 12th grade honor roll students were recognized at the Engadine Consolidated Schools’ Foundation for Educational Excellence Banquet. More...

EDC Rejected, But Tax Plan Gets OK

Mackinac County commissioners settled on a course of action for economic development in the county, and it does not include the hiring of an economic development officer or the creation of an Economic Development Center. More...

Fashion Show To Aid ‘Hope’

Lunch, a silent auction, a fashion show, and a game where participants can win jewelry will all be part of a fundraiser for St. Ignace Area Hope Saturday, May 19, at Jose’s Cantina. More...

Mahlmeister Earns Award

Standing in front of a crowd of community leaders, Brandi Mahl- meister tried to convey the ways her mother, Deni Mahlmeister, has positively impacted the Mackinaw City community during her career.  “She was everywhere. More...

Social

LaSalle High School Students Earn Scholarships, Year-end Academic Awards

The LaSalle High School academic awards assembly Wednesday, May 9, recognized the hard work of St. More...

Belonga, Campbell Are Students of the Month

LaSalle High School

Alexander Belonga and Ashley Campbell have been selected as Students of the Month for April at LaSalle High School.  Alexander ‘Xan’ Belonga  More...

C. Flatt, S. Flatt, and Townley Take Top Spots

Engadine High School Class of 2012

The valedictorians at Engadine Consolidated Schools are Cody Flatt and Shelby Flatt, each with grade point averages of 4.01. They are cousins.  More...

Obituaries

Richard Bellant

Richard L. Bellant, 66, of Lakeland, Florida, formerly of St. More...

Betty Meyer

Betty J. Meyer, 87, of Trout Lake, passed away at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace Thursday, May 3, 2012.  She was born in Detroit to Peter and Grace (nee Schiner) Schaller April 21, 1925.  More...

William Colegrove

William “Bill” Colegrove, 61, of Comstock Park, formerly of Moran, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, May 10, 2012, of an apparent heart attack at his home.  He was born in Moran June 11, 1950, to Everett C. More...


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