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Antique Boats To Shine at Hessel

35th Annual Show Is Saturday

More than 125 antique wooden boats will be displayed at the 35th annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show in Hessel Saturday, August 11. More...

Closs Rescues Boy In Water

Without hesitation, Chase Closs of Mackinaw City jumped into the water and saved the life of a 6-yearold boy who accidentally slipped off the Arnold Line dock and fell into Lake Huron in July. More...

Festival Celebrates the Horse

Equestrian Culture Highlighted on Mackinac Island

The fourth annual Festival of the Horse begins Thursday, August 9, kicking off a three-day celebration of the animal that Mackinac Island residents, business people, and visitors rely on every day. More...

News

Two Sign Requests Have Mackinaw City Mulling Role of Variances

Denies One Sign, Postpones the Other

Ordinance variances can be viewed as permissions to break the law that should be difficult to obtain, or they can be deemed necessary when property limitations cause a hardship for the property owner.  More...

ZBA Approves Land Division on Hill Island Road

Clark Township

Max and Mary Otto have been permitted to divide their property on Hill Island Road in Cedarville, even though the new property line splits the space between two existing cabins in such a way that makes each too close to the property line.  More...

Mackinaw City District School Board Has Four Open Seats

Four seats are available on the Mackinaw City school board, and the deadline to file with the Cheboygan County clerk to be a school board candidate in the November election is Tuesday, August 14, at 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Golf Notes and League Results

Cedarville Basketball To Host 4-Person Golf Scramble   The Cedarville Trojans basketball program will host the annual 4-person golf scramble at Les Cheneaux Club Friday, August 17, with a shotgun start start at 5 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Charlene ‘Sally’ Ward

Charlene Rose “Sally” Ward, 83, of Fibre, died Sunday, August 5, 2012, in Sault Ste. More...

Rex ‘Rexie’ Ely

Rex E. “Rexie” Ely, 75, of Florida and Cedarville, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, due to complications from cancer surgery.  Mr. More...

Wilma Avery

Wilma Elaine Avery, 86, formerly of Cedarville, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Detroit.  She was born July 16, 1926, in Cedarville. At an early age, she went to Detroit and was graduated from Grosse Point High School.  Mrs. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING JULY 26, 2012 AT 10:00 AM More...

County, City Millages Fail; Reid Tops Hill in Clark; Spencer Beats Feleppa; Strait Holds Seat - Free Access

Mackinac, Chippewa County Primary Election Results

Mackinac County voters soundly defeated a so-called economic enhancement millage in the Tuesday, August 7, primary election, and narrowly elected Stuart Spencer over incumbent Fred Feleppa in the Republican run-off for prosecuting attorney. More...

Trucks Want Discount on Bridge

State Bill Has Economic, Political Ramifications

A state senate bill to give commercial trucks commuter status on the Mackinac Bridge, and a 25% discount on bridge fare, has support from trucking outfits, but not the Mackinac Bridge Authority, which contends that the loss in revenue could hinder it More...

How Can Schools Thwart Bullying?

Three Districts Share Their Approaches

As citizens are petitioning St. Ignace school administrators to put stronger emphasis on preventing aggression and bullying in school, The St. More...

Ironworkers To Compete

Mackinaw City Festival Is This Weekend

Ironworkers will vie for the chance to take home the new Ironworkers Festival trophy designed by Janice Trimpe, the same artist who designed the ironworkers sculpture in Bridge View Park in St. Ignace. More...

Social

Crosby Kraft

Christopher and Jessica Kraft of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, announce the birth of a son, Crosby Mathew Kraft, born Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. More...

Ian and Owen Strong

John Strong and Sherry Thompson of Sault Ste. Marie announce the birth of twin sons, Ian and Owen Strong, born April 16, 2012. Ian weighed 4 pounds 10 ounces at birth and Owen weighed 4 pounds.  More...

Burton Gough, Allison Priskorn

Rod and Jill Priskorn and Dale and Jodi Gough, all of Pickford, announce the engagement of their children, Allison Priskorn and Burton Gough, both of Pickford.  Miss Priskorn is a 2008 graduate of Pickford High School. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Benishek-McDowell U.S. House Race Called ‘Toss-Up’

With the general election about upon us, Michigan’s most competitive congressional contest appears to be in the sprawling 1st District, where freshman Representative Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) faces a rematch with ex-state representative Ga More...

Rexton-Garnet

Nothing says summer like a family reunion. This past weekend saw the Willie and Anna Mae Beaudoin group converge for an evening at a local lodge. More...

Les Cheneaux

The annual Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show is on the horizon, much anticipated by everyone. Motels are filling and restaurants and grocery stores are busy with visitors arriving and making plans for an exciting weekend. More...


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