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Bridge Tolls Rise; New Signs Coming

10¢ Hike for Commuters Is Only Increase

Commuters will pay 10¢ more per Mackinac Bridge crossing, starting Tuesday, January 1, 2013, with rates rising from $2 to $2.10. More...

Merry and Bright

Second graders Carly Bora (left) and Heidi Dorenbecker line up in their classroom to make their entrance for the holiday program at Gros Cap School Wednesday, December 19. More photographs, page 12. More...

News

Conservancy Seeks Volunteers For Bird Count

Bird watching enthusiasts from across the Upper Peninsula will come to the Les Cheneaux area to count birds for the annual Christmas Bird Count, meeting Friday, December 28, at 8 a.m. at the BP in Pickford, according to The Nature Conservancy. More...

LSSU Nursing Program Receives Major Donation

State-of-the-art medical mannequins will be part of a proposed new nursing simulation center in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, established in part with a donation of $400,000 from the R.W. Considine Foundation.  More...

City Council Dec. Pay Reported

St. Ignace City Council members received $1,390 in compensation for the month of December. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Sports

Rudyard Bulldogs Senior Leah Jarvie Scores 1,000th Career Point at Pickford

Leah Jarvie Scores 1,000th Career Point   Rudyard High School senior Leah Jarvie scored her 1,000th career point Monday, December 17, in a game against Pickford. More...

Saints Blank Ironmen 78-0, Defeat Cardinals 66-12 During Quad Meet at St. Ignace

Saints Defeat Ironmen, Cardinals in Wrestling   The St. Ignace Saints continued their successful wrestling season with a 78-0 win over the Mancelona Ironmen and a 66-12 victory over the Onaway Cardinals at St. More...

Tremblay, Coffey Receive MVP Awards

Seniors Dominque Tremblay and Kayla Coffey received most valuable player honors from Rudyard Bulldogs volleyball Coach Ellen Perry Monday, December 3.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, December 17, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

Fraser Runs Business With His Own Style

Maverick Construction Owner Is Citizen of Year

Since the early 1990s, Rob “Maverick” Fraser has been constructing buildings and excavating, among other work, in the Eastern Upper Peninsula with his business, Maverick Construction. More...

Old Hospital To Be For Sale at Auction

Overlooking Lake Huron, the old hospital building on Burdette Street in St. Ignace has finished its term of service. More...

Message Signs Changing for Toll Lanes

New message signs with words will replace red and green lights marking open or closed toll lanes on the Mackinac Bridge in the next month. More...

Social

Area School Districts Name Honor Roll Students

Les Cheneaux Community Schools   (The following names were omitted from the Honor Roll list published December 6)  8th Grade: Elissa Griffin, Kylie Hill  12th Grade: Casey Vogel  Pickford High School  More...

Mila Greer

Erica Rickley and Matt Greer, of Petoskey, announce the birth of a daughter, Mila Louise Greer, born Thursday, November 29, 2012, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and measured 19 inches in length.  More...

Case Fettig

Gregg and Lani Fettig, of Moran, announce the birth of a son, Case Moran Fettig, born Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Obituaries

Deborah Miller

Deborah B. Miller, 61, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, at her home in Naubinway.  She was born in Lansing, to Richard and Jean Ross.  More...

Opinion

Michigan State Forest Faces Strip Mine Company

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  After reading some published reports about Graymont’s proposed strip mine in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, I feel an alternative viewpoint is necessary.  More...

Columns

Latest Snapshots Not Flattering To Snyder

Michigan Politics

At the outset of this commentary on a negative poll about Governor Rick Snyder, I emphasize that political polls are but snapshots in time and, as ex-Governor Jim Blanchard was fond of saying, “like yo-yos.”  More...

Engadine-Gould City

Ice fishing is open on all Seney National Wildlife Refuge ponds from January 1 to February 28.  There will be a Family Fun Night Wednesday, January 2, at Seney National Wildlife Refuge featuring beavers and wolverines. More...

Les Cheneaux

Driving around the area, one can notice more Christmas light displays. More...


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