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Snowy Owl Attracts Attention

Commandeering a perch on a light post and surveying the Mackinac Bridge, a snowy owl did not seem to mind the traffic crossing the span. Rumbling trucks and fastmoving cars zoomed below the bird, but the owl did not spook. More...

News

Moran Twp. Weighs In On Tower Lighting

A proposal to partially reinstate the tower lighting at the I-75 and US-2 interchange near St. Ignace is under consideration. More...

Mackinac Bands Christmas Party Is Dec. 15

The sixth annual Christmas party for the Mackinac bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians will be Saturday, December 15, at noon, in the Inverness Township Hall in Cheboygan.   All members of the Mackinac bands are invited to attend. More...

Benishek To Serve On Agriculture Committee

First District Congressman Dan Benishek has been named as a new member of the House Committee on Agriculture for the 113th Congress, his office announced. More...

Sports

Thurston, Bentgen, Spencer Win Titles During 34th Lions Wrestling Invitational

Krause, Mommerency Place Third

LaSalle High School senior Galloway Thurston, with a 4-0 record in the 171-pound weight division, became a four-time champion during the 34th Annual St. Ignace Lions Wrestling Invitational Saturday, December 8.  More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League   News Crew 59, Apollo Home Mortgage 51, Mackinaw Trolley 44, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 41, Bessie’s Pasties 40, Gateway Lanes 38.  HTG/s: News Crew 641/1792; HIG/s: Wendy Colegrove 189/498.  200 Games: Lois Hame More...

Saints Girls, Boys Bowlers Drop Season Opening Matches

The St. More...

Opinion

Ask Politicians To Stand Up For Social Security

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  About 3,000 or more years ago, Psalm 90:10 was written and said, “The days of our life are 70 years, or perhaps 80, if we are strong.” In2011 the average age of death in Mackinac County was 77. More...

Fiscal Cliff: Let The Tax Cuts Expire For Rich

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Time to talk deficit-fiscal cliff. Clinton left a budget surplus of over $200 billion. George Bush left a trillion dollar deficit. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Moran Twp. Minutes

Moran Township Board  W1362 US-2, St. Ignace, MI 49781  (906) 643-8027  SYNOPSIS OF MEETING MINUTES  December 5, 2012  Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm. All members present.   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, December 03, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

Could Michigan Set Open Season on Gray Wolves?

Wolf Forum Discusses Options at St. Ignace

A law that would allow an open season for wolf hunting in Michigan is “well on its way” to being adopted, according to one of the top wolf managers in the state, Brian Roell of the Department of Natural Resources. Mr. More...

Village Hears New Voice on Casino

In an effort to slow down a project to create a casino in Mackinaw City by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, former tribal chairman Ken Harrington addressed the Mackinaw City Village Council at its meeting  More...

County Officials Take Oath

‘Our Job Is To Serve’-- Incoming Mackinac County Officials Take Oath of Office

New county road commissioner Bill Wagner (back row, from left), county commissioner Jim Hill, new county commissioner David Sudol, commissioner Calvin McPhee, Judge William Carmody, county treasurer Nora Massey, surveyor Jeff Davis, Sheriff Scott Str More...

Social

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Tatrow and Massey Engaged

Mike and Nora Massey and Randy and Hermina Tatrow, all of St. Ignace, announce the engagement of their children, Mark Massey and Amy Tatrow, both of St. Ignace. More...

Ben Damron, Shelby Litzner LaSalle Students of the Month

Seniors Ben Damron and Shelby Litzner have been selected as Students of the Month at LaSalle High School for November.  Ben Damron has a grade point average of 3.243 on a 4.0 scale.  His schedule this year includes anatomy and physiology, a More...

Obituaries

Elliott Cottle

Elliott Snell Cottle, 86, of Pickford, died Saturday, December 8, 2012, in Petoskey.  He was born February 27, 1926, in Marquette Township to Russell William and Reta May (nee Harrison) Cottle.  A lifelong resident of Pickford, Mr. More...

John Brenzie

John Francis Brenzie, 79, of Goetzville, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born April 27, 1933, in Goetzville, to Frank John and Cecelia Sophia (nee Kott) Brenzie.  More...

Phyllis Ahlich

Phyllis M. Ahlich, 87, of St. Ignace, passed away early Sunday morning, December 9, 2012, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Snyder Reversal Sparks Big Controversy

Before Governor Rick Snyder’s abrupt flip-flop last week on legislation to make Michigan the 24th rightto work state in the nation, he said it was too divisive an issue for it to be “on my agenda.” Now that it is high-profile on his More...

Rexton-Garnet

The pace is picking up, as it always does this time of year. More...

Les Cheneaux

It seems as though December is flying by, and there is still so much to do, including gift buying and wrapping, mailing, baking, and heaven knows what else. More...


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