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School Bells Ring In New Season

Classes In Session Across Eastern Upper Peninsula

After converging on the steps of Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville Tuesday, September 4, (clockwise, from upper left) senior Todd Hecht, sixth grade student Carolina Cabello, bus driver To More...

News

Rudyard Students Can Complete Slate of College Courses, Superintendent Reports

College credits are available at Rudyard Area Schools this year, with a new program through Baker College, reported Superintendent Anthony Habra. More...

Mackinaw Area Public Library Receives Internet Upgrade

Internet speeds have increased at the Mackinaw Area Public Library with the installation of Merit Network, using fiber-optic lines.  The library previously used DSL Internet, and the new Internet is around 10 times faster than the old, said libr More...

Sault Tribe To Conduct Market Study In Lansing Before Land Transfer

A flurry of work is being done behind the scenes to prepare for the transfer of property in downtown Lansing to the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to build a new casino. More...

Obituaries

LaQuita Munro

LaQuita Agnes Munro, 78, of De- Tour Village, died Thursday, August 30, 2012, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born November 11, 1933, on Drummond Island, to Elwin Francis and Margaret Zepherina (nee Stevenson) Cleaver. More...

Opinion

Positive Writing Style Sets News Apart From Others

To the Editor:  Thank you to Matt Mikus for writing such a good story regarding the Mackinac Island cemetery work completed earlier this year. You brought everything together and made an interesting story to read.  More...

Hay Farming Is Family Legacy

Erratic Spring Weather, Fuel Prices Challenge EUP Farmers This Year

Bright purple and yellow flowers fill the expanse of land behind Rob and Linda English’s farmhouse in Rudyard. Mr. English drives his green tractor unhurriedly across the field on a hot August day, cutting rows of hay, back and forth. More...

Swope Fund Will Enhance St. Ignace

The town of St. Ignace will continue to feel the positive impact of longtime community benefactor Jack Swope, long after his passing this summer, with the establishment of a charitable fund in his memory. More...

Role of Signs Raises Questions in Village

The purpose of business signs and the role of government in their regulation are being debated in the Village of Mackinaw City, where some business owners say village restrictions limit their ability to promote their services.  More...

Sports

Football

St. Ignace Post Shutout  During Parents Night  The St. Ignace Saints used a stingy defense and balanced offensive attack to post their second consecutive shutout with a 53-0 non-conference win over East Jordan during parents night in St. More...

Volleyball

Saints Sweep Bays, Wildcats  The St. Ignace Saints volleyball team enjoyed a successful week after sweeping the Brimley Bays 25-17, 25-17, 25-17 Tuesday, August 28, and the Wolverine Wildcats 25-12, 25-17, 25-8 Wednesday, August 29.  More...

Andrzejak, Cullip Win Cross Country Invite at Pickford

Jacob Andrzejak (18.42) of Pickford and Sarah Cullip (20.36) of St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Less Drama At Today’s Party Conventions

Political drama has faded from national party conventions but show biz blazes anew, as evident at the GOP’s Tampa theater last week.  That was underscored by actor Clint Eastwood’s bizarre, funny, but vulgar rambling warm-up before t More...

Brevort

We feel summer quietly slipping away to wherever summertime goes. We will welcome the cooler days of September, but will miss the long days of daylight.  Gio and Betty Giordani spent the Labor Day weekend in Elk Rapids. More...

Mackinac Island

We are certainly enjoying a nice stretch of summer weather. The days have been warm and the nights cool, great for sleeping. More...


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