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County Candidates On August Ballot

Two new candidates, Mary Swiderski and David Sudol, will enter the race for a seat on the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners when elections for Mackinac County are held Monday, August 6. All candidates are running unopposed.  More...

Holiday Services Planned

Memorial Day, a holiday to remember those who died in military service to the United States, will be celebrated in local communities Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28. The traditional holiday is the last Monday in May. More...

News

Mackinac Island Horsemen Suggest Island Could Be Marketed as Equestrian Destination

Withdraw Request To Host Show Stallions on Island

The Mackinac Horsemen’s Association withdrew its permit request for the Tempel Lipizzans to visit Mackinac Island for the Festival of the Horse in August, and presented an idea to the Mackinac Island City Council to market the Island as a prime More...

Mackinaw City Businesses Hear Results of Visitor Survey

Knowledgeable, positive employees can help generate a positive impression among visitors, while staff who complain or ignore customers can create a negative one.  More...

Candidate Slate Announced for Chippewa County August Ballot

Candidates for the August 7 election in Chippewa County have been announced.  Patrick Shannon will challenge incumbent Lowell Ulrich for a sixyear term as probate judge.  Paul Rambo, Emil Mattson, and James Parr will challenge incumbent Rob More...

Sports

Saints, Panthers, Bays Win Regionals

The St. Ignace Saints boys won the Division 2 track and field championship at Stephenson Thursday, May 17. More...

St. Ignace Saints Girls, Boys Win Division 2 Regional Track Championships

By David Latva  The St. Ignace Saints girls and boys captured the Upper Peninsula Division 2 regional track and field championships at Herbert Corey track complex in Stephenson Thurs- day, May 17.  More...

Pickford Boys, Brimley Girls Capture Division 3 Regional Track Titles

By David Latva  The Pickford Panthers boys and Brimley Bays girls captured the Division 3 track championships held at Pickford Friday, May 19.  Boys Results: The Panthers totaled 85.5 points, followed by Brimley with 32.5, Cedarville 31, Ma More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Centrists a Fading Factor In United States Politics

The shrinking center in American politics is evident in both parties but is especially prominent of late in the increasingly ideologically divided GOP.  More...

Brevort

It’s always an adventure living in Michigan. With all the natural beauty around us, we have a variety of weather. We’ve enjoyed a few days of very warm temperatures, and Monday morning, May 21, we woke up to very cool temperatures. More...

Mackinac Island

Folks enjoyed the Mother’s Day weekend at Grand Hotel, which included the famous Grand buffet. More...

Erskine Chosen To Lead Parade

Memorial Day Weekend in Mackinaw City

Vern Erskine, a World War II combat veteran from St. Ignace, will be this year’s grand marshal of the Mackinaw City Memorial Day parade this weekend.  More...

American Legion Gives $10K To Hospital

The St. Ignace American Legion has pledged $10,000 over five years to Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation, bringing the hospital closer to its $400,000 target for a matching grant. The pledge was presented at the annual St. More...

Native American Festival Is Highlight in St. Ignace

A Native American Festival will be Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St. Ignace. It is open to the public. See story, inside.   More...

Social

Mike Lane Earns St. Ignace Community Spirit Award; Thibault, Radecki Get Scholarships

Mike Lane was given a Community Spirit Award and Alexia Thibault and Louis Radecki were announced as scholarship winners at the St. More...

Trey Norris Is Regional Winner in Essay Contest

Drummond Island Student Recognized for Writing Skills

Trey Norris of Drummond Island is a regional winner of a national essay contest. Trey is a sixth grade student of Drummond Island Middle School, and he will receive a $500 cash award along with a laptop computer and software.  More...

More Award Recipients Announced at LaSalle High

The LaSalle High School academic awards assembly Wednesday, May 9, recognized the work of St. Ignace students with academic awards and scholarships. The full list of awards was published in The St. Ignace News May 17. More...

Obituaries

John Ozanich

John William Ozanich, 81, of Engadine, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.  He was born in Engadine Thursday, November 27, 1930, to Matt and Barbara (nee Mihelcic) Ozanich and was a 1949 graduat More...

Barbara Taylor

Barbara Taylor, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, passed away Monday, May 14, 2012, at Ministry Door County Medical Center Emergency Room.  She was born February 11, 1927, in Flint, to John and Irene (nee Glashaw) Ogle.  More...

Robert Stephens

Robert Michael Stephens, 61, of Pickford, died Monday, May 14, 2012, in Sault Ste. Marie, with his wife, son, and mother at his side.  He was born March 25, 1951, in Owosso.  Mr. More...


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