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City Needs New Assessor, Treasurer, Police Officer

Elmer Retirement, Manager Evaluations Come Before St. Ignace City Council

Eugene Elmer will retire as St. More...

‘Gathering of the Eagles’

Native American Traditions Honored at Hessel With

The lead female dancer, Francie Wyers, and lead male dancer, Gene Biron, improvise as part of the two-step dance Sunday, August 19, at the Gathering of the Eagles Powwow in Hessel. More...

News

Townships Agree To City Charging For Fire Services

Moran and St. Ignace township officials who took part in a St. Ignace Fire Department committee meeting Tuesday, August 14, were agreeable to imposing fees on residents for the services the city fire department provides.  More...

Bullying Petitioners Proceed To School Committee Meetings

Petitions asking the St. More...

Haveman Appointed State Community Health Director

Jim Haveman, who was a strategic force in the construction of the Mackinac Island Medical Center almost a decade ago and of the new hospital in St. More...

Obituaries

Terrance Kurkierewicz

Terrance Edmund Kurkierewicz, 61, of Grawn, formerly of Drummond Island, died Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at his home.  More...

Zachary Warner

Zachary Warner, 25, worked in the Mackinac Island hospitality industry following his graduation from Oberlin College. He passed away on Mackinac Island Saturday, August 11, 2012.  More...

Norton Goodwin

Norton Goodwin, 96, of Chicago, Illinois, died of natural causes Sunday, August 5, 2012, in Morrisville, Vermont, surrounded by his family and loved ones.  He was born in Chicago April 1, 1916, to Clarence and Augusta Goodwin.  Mr. More...

Festival Celebrates St. Ignace Heritage

Parade Is Friday; Powwow This Weekend

The week of August 19 through August 26 in St. Ignace has been dedicated to local heritage and family. The first St. Ignace Heritage Week invites lifelong residents, those who have moved away, and visitors to gather and celebrate the history of St. More...

Best Summer in Years, Businesses Say

Sweltering weather and sunshine have boosted tourism in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Straits area this summer, agree many local business owners, but national and regional tourism campaigns are also credited for the upswing in economic activity thi More...

Coast Guard Gets New Vessel

The St. Ignace Coast Guard Station received a new search and rescue boat Tuesday, August 14. It is 20 feet longer than the next largest boat for that purpose at the station.   More...

Social

DuMonds Celebrate 50th Anniversary on Mackinac Island

Leroy Frank and Marilyn Ruth DuMond of Traverse City celebrated their golden anniversary Saturday, June 23, 2012, on Mackinac Island, the place where they fell in love.  Leroy DuMond and Marilyn Movalson were married June 23, 1962, at Trinity Lu More...

Ron and Nancy Glendening Reach Golden Anniversary

Ron and Nancy (nee McFadden) Glendening celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 4, 2012.  The couple met and married in Hartville, Ohio, then honeymooned in her hometown of Hessel.  More...

Andi Wender

Ryan and Randi (nee Johnson) Wender, of Bark River, announce the birth of their daughter, Andi LaLa Wender, born Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Dickinson County Hospital in Iron Mountain. More...

Opinion

Mackinaw City Council Unfriendly To Small Business

To the Editor:  As our nation suffers frustration with a federal government unable to respond to our country’s needs, recently, as local small business owners, frustration was caused from a governmental source much closer to home.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Hoekstra Seeks Six Debates With Stabenow

Debates and daily TV ad attacks are yet to come, but sparring between Republican challenger Pete Hoekstra and Senator Debbie Stabenow is well under way and escalated last week.  More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

Internal Marketing Message Must Have Multiple Dimensions

Dennis works for one of our vendors. I was surprised by him the other day when he said, “Jim, do you ever stop thinking about how to manage and market this place? More...

Mackinac Island

Mackinac has been busy, with many visitors taking advantage of the beautiful weather. The clouds resembled big clumps of whipped cream, with the blue sky in the background. More...


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