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4 Run for 2 Clark Twp. Trustee Seats

By Josh Perttunen In Clark Township, voters will see a contested election Tuesday, November 6, with two candidates for clerk and four candidates running for two township trustee seats. The treasurer and supervisor candidates are running unopposed. More...

Children Visit Bank, Withdraw Pumpkins

Mackinac Island preschoolers enjoy making their pumpkin withdrawals at the First National Bank of St. Ignace Mackinac Island Branch Friday, October 19. They were invited to come in and select a pumpkin from the bank’s bountiful patch. More...

News

French Frog Feast Dinner, Auction Is Saturday

The fifth annual French Frog Feast hosted by the Michilimackinac Historical Society is Saturday, October 27, at Kewadin Shores Casino, and the fundraiser will offer dinner, an auction with more than 90 items, live music, and dancing. More...

School To Get $52/Student Boost; Vacancy Discussed

Les Cheneaux

Schools that meet seven of eight best practices as outlined in the State School Aid Act will receive an additional $52 per student, Les Cheneaux Community Schools Superintendent Amy Scott told the board of education Monday, October 15. More...

32 Care Bags Collected For Foster Children

Children’s supplies were donated for foster care families Tuesday, October 16. More...

Obituaries

George Bodwin, Jr.

George A. Bodwin, Jr. of Cadillac passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 19, 2012. He was 58.  He was born September 26, 1954, in St. More...

Robert Pettit

Robert Henry Pettit, 81, of Drummond Island, died Monday, October 15, 2012, at home.  He was born March 4, 1931, in Flint, the son of Roy Fred and Marjorie Pettit.  More...

Walter ‘Jim’ Fischer

Walter R. “Jim” Fischer, 83, of Trout Lake, passed away Monday morning, October 22, 2012 at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living in St. Ignace.  He was born October 31, 1928, in Kennen, Wisconsin, to Joseph and Freda Fischer. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s Big Three Nov. 6 Races

In the Big Three high profile competitive races in Michigan, latest polling indicates Democratic leads of varying degrees for President Barack Obama, Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Gary McDowell, challenger of 1st District U.S. More...

Mackinac Island

It was a very busy weekend on Mackinac Island. People came to enjoy fall on the Island. The colors are still beautiful, and I’ve never seen the mums so beautiful, in a wide variety of colors. The sunrises and sunsets have been magnificent. More...

Brevort

Mice continue to be the story this week. Doug Peterson, of Rexton, said he caught 15 mice in his pole barn in a very short time. More...

Straits of Mackinac

Pipeline Upgrade Sparks Warnings

Enbridge Energy’s plans to increase oil flow by 2.1 million gallons a day through its pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac has triggered a warning by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), which wants to stop the project. More...

Mackinaw City

Citizens Respond To Casino Proposal

A proposal to build a $26 million casino at Mackinaw City drew high attendance and outspoken public comment, most of it unfavorable to the plan, but little comment from the Mackinaw City Village Council, which said weeks of deliberation and a formal More...

Dan Benishek, Gary McDowell

Goals Revealed In Race for Congress More...

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Story Time Planned at St. Ignace

Story time at the St. Ignace Public Library Monday, October 22, showed a turnout of around 20 community members attending. More...

Trail Association Meets Thursday

The Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter of the North Country Trail will meet Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Pure Country Restaurant in Rudyard.   More...

Sports

Saints, Trojans, Panthers, Eagles Open 2012 Football Playoffs Friday Night

Saints Close Season at 9-0 After 14-10 Win Over Chiefs   The 54th gridiron series between St. Ignace and Cheboygan was expected to be memorable, and it lived up to expectation as the St. More...

Eberts, Koster Crowned Queen and King

Cedarville seniors Mary Eberts and John Koster were crowned 2012 homecoming queen and king Friday, October 19. (Photographs by Tom Coyne) More...

Playoff Preview

The St. Ignace Saints, Cedar- ville Trojans, Pickford Panthers, and Engadine Eagles are gearing for the football playoffs, and all first round games are scheduled for Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m..  St. Ignace Saints   More...

Opinion

Local Teachers Union Voices Stance on Three Proposals

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   I write this letter to the editor on behalf of the St. Ignace Education Association (SEA). We urge you to consider the importance of three ballot proposals that will greatly affect all Michigan public services. More...

Off Season Island Ferry Service Ignores Spirit of ‘Peace Treaty’

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   More...

Clark Twp. Ordinance Review Was Not A Waste Of Time

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

Clark Township Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

September 20, 2012 7:00 PM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Hill, Miller, Carpenter, Wellnitz, O’Brien  Approval of Agenda   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, October 15, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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