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Downtown Vision To Be Revamped

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority will have a new 20- year plan by the end of 2013, said Director Deb Evashevski. The first plan was created in 1991 and revised in 1993. During the next two decades, St. More...

News

Kelly Bean Leaves Post For New Job In Lansing

Kelly Bean, the mayor’s assistant on Mackinac Island, is leaving for Lansing, this week, for a new job and an opportunity to get a college degree in public administration.  More...

Brevort Township

Approves Card Policy; To Install Water Softener

Brevort Township adopted a policy for credit card use by township officials at the board of trustees meeting Monday, January 7. The policy limits the total credit the township can have to $5,000, or 5% of its budget for the fiscal year. More...

Al Case Leaves Sault Chamber

There will be a change in leadership at the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce, as director Al Case has taken a position with Lake Superior State University, and the chamber is in the process of seeking a new director.  More...

Sports

Lakers’ Zhan’e Nash Scores 1,000th Career Point in Win Over Vikings

Mackinac Island Public School senior Zhan’e Nash scored her 1,000th career point during the Lakers 43-23 non-conference win over the Alanson Vikings Saturday, January 12. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Number One Ranked Saints Remain Perfect at 9-0 More...

St. Ignace’s Joe Krause Records 100th Career Win

Saints Capture Sault Quad Title, Bentley, Ostman Top Wrestlers St. Ignace enjoyed a special day during the Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

40 Years Too Long, 55 Million Too Many

To the Editor:  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

Clark Township Board of Trustees Regular Meeting December 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM (re-scheduled from Dec. 20)  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance at 9:00 AM  Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Carpenter, Wellnitz, Sherlund   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, January 7, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

‘Yes’ for Historic Districts, Mackinac Island Declares

The City of Mackinac Island adopted two downtown historic districts Wednesday, January 9, culminating years of debate and paving the way for what many residents and visitors hope is a more organized and effective way to preserve the historic characte More...

Season Underway Early, and Vaccinations Are Still Timely

Flu Shots Ready and Waiting

The flu has come to the Straits area a little earlier than usual this year. Flu shots are recommended throughout the season, and are available locally.  More...

‘Choose Kindness,’ Raitz Urges Youth

St. Ignace School District Brings In Educator To Shed Light on Bullying

With toothpaste, speaker Jason Raitz employed a creative demonstration to visually show the consequence of words to the students of St. Ignace Area Schools. One method of bullying is verbal abuse, he teaches.   More...

Winterfest Games Set for This Week

Snow or shine, the food, games, art, and antics of Mackinaw City’s 20th Annual Winterfest will gather participants to the Straits of Mackinac Thursday, January 17, through Sunday, January 20, where the public can choose from a wide variety of e More...

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Engagements

Sherlund and Pollard To Wed   Tom and Linda Sherlund of Cedarville, and Christine Pollard of Hessel, announce the engagement of their children, Casey Lynn Sherlund, of Cedarville, and Justin Alan Pollard, of Hessel.  More...

Ingalls Named To Dean’s List

Carl Ingalls of St. Ignace was named to the dean’s list at Michigan Technological University, where he studies civil engineering. A 2011 LaSalle High School graduate, he is the son of David Ingalls and Terri Johnson.   More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Shaft

Dorothy Shaft, 92, passed away Monday, January 7, 2013.  She was born June 27, 1920, and grew up in Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, thoroughly enjoying a rich life that included several years working as a farm wife, gardening and raising ch More...

Ronald Brusseau

Ronald Brusseau, 73, of Newberry, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at his seasonal home in Yuma, Arizona.  He was born to Raymond Brusseau and Viola Gray April 16, 1939, in Newberry.  Mr. More...

Howard Berkompas

Howard Arthur Berkompas, 85, of Rudyard, died Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born April 4, 1927, in Rudyard, to George and Elizabeth (nee Ploegstra) Berkompas.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Some Scorecards On Up North Lawmakers

Only one Republican state senator has a more liberal voting record than Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba, and northern Michigan’s other three GOP senators have relatively moderate records compared to the most conservative senators. More...

Mackinac Island

It has been a week of weather events again. We had mild temperatures with rain that took all the snow away. Many people were riding bicycles and walking. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. What a mild winter we’re having. A workshop on “How To Start an Online Business” will be Tuesday, February 12, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Newberry Public Library. More...


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