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Clark Township To Repair System

Sewer Top Priority

Clark Township’s flat sewer rates have increased from $81 to $84 per quarter for each Resident Equivalent Unit (REU), to cover general operations and maintenance, explained the Clark Township Board of Trustees, which voted unanimously for the i More...

How Will City Charge for Aid in Fires?

Questioning Fairness of New Policy, Council Re-evaluates

The City of St. Ignace will reevaluate, and possibly revise, a draft of Ordinance 636 to establish fees for assistance from the St. Ignace Fire Department. More...

Village of Mackinaw City

Casino, Special Events Are Council Topics

A public hearing slated for this month to consider a proposed Odawa casino in Mackinaw City has been pushed back to February, after some village officials met with tribal representatives to review feasibility studies on issues such as traffic, water, More...

News

EUPCAN Actively Promotes College Attendance

“Our goal is to double the percentage of residents who have a higher education,” said Holly Rohrer, director of the Eastern Upper Peninsula College Access Network (EUPCAN), in her address to the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners Thur More...

Waters Closed By U.S. Coast Guard

Water passages are closed to traffic in three areas: between St. More...

Soo Seal Reopens For Winter Fun

The Soo Seal Recreation Department, closed January 11 owing to lack of snow, opened back up for the season Thursday, January 17.  All lifts, runs, and food concessions were opened.  Regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 3 p More...

Sports

Ostman Named Outstanding Wrestler at U.P. Finals; Thurston Sets LaSalle Record

Three Wrestlers Place First; Saints Third At U.P. More...

St. Ignace Girls Split Home Bowling Matches

The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team split their matches, defeating the Sault Ste. More...

Mackinac Island Sweeps Paradise in NLL Games

The Mackinac Island Lakers boys basketball team swept the Paradise Rockets during a road weekend Northern Lights League series Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19.  Four players scored in double figures in the 64-37 win on Friday. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Good Roads An Oft-Sought Elusive Goal

At an extraordinary 1981 “Gathering of Governors” at Michigan State University with four of his predecessors and successors, 1949- 60 Democratic Governor G. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Engadine Consolidated Schools has a long history of academic excellence. But our district is facing a financial crisis. More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Brilliant Examples of Marketing’

I am always looking for brilliant examples of marketing. I look at everyone’s advertising and marketing so that I can study and understand it. More...

Clinic To Expand in Mackinaw City

St. Ignace Hospital Sees Room for Growth

Plans for a new primary care facility complete with a full-time doctor, nurse practitioner, and pharmacy were revealed as part of a major remodeling and expansion of Mackinac Straits Outpatient and Wellness Center in Mackinaw City Wednesday, January More...

Mush!

Students Try Sled Dog Adventure

Mackinac Island Public School had its first middle school field trip as its 11 students got a jolt of wintry fun at Nature’s Kennel Premier Winter Sled Dog Adventures in McMillan Tuesday, January 8.  More...

Families Enjoy Rink

Ben Feiro, of St. Ignace, and his daughter, Alida, 3, tie up their skates to take a spin on the ice at Fab Friday January 11, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.   More...

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Auditions Planned for Theater Guild

Auditions for Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” will be hosted by the Chippewa Theater Guild Saturday, February 2, and Sunday, February 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 700 Eureka Street in Sault Ste. More...

Cedarville, Pickford Graduates Return To Schools To Share Advice About College Life

Recent graduates returned to Pickford High School December 20 and Cedarville High School January 4 to meet with about 50 juniors and seniors at each school to answer questions about their college experience.  More...

Obituaries

Michele Kreisler-Hull

Michele Diane Kreisler-Hull, 61, of Goetzville, passed away January 12, 2013, in Petoskey.  She was born August 1, 1951, near Seattle, Washington.  She grew up in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, and after spending a brief time in Philadelphia More...

Yvonne O’Rourke

Yvonne J. O’Rourke, 89, of St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Evergreen Living Center. She was born July 31, 1923, to Alfred and Rose (nee Sharboneau) Goudreau.  More...

James Varty

James D. Varty, 41, a lifelong resident of the Rexton area, died unexpectedly at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey Tuesday, January 15, 2013.  He was born in St. More...


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