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Cold Snap Brings Island Ferry Season To A Close

Below-zero temperatures last week may have prompted the closing of ferry service between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, but warmer weather this week has left some Islanders to wonder whether the season could be extended. More...

News

Truck Discount For Mackinac Bridge Toll Back On Table

A toll discount for commuter trucks crossing the Mackinac Bridge is still a possibility, according to Michigan Senator Tom Casperson. Mr. More...

Free Tax Help Offered Locally

AARP is sponsoring free income tax preparation for low to moderate incomes and senior citizens in St. Ignace and the Les Cheneaux area by appointment only.  The St. More...

Engadine Man Recovering From US-2 Car Accident

A four-vehicle accident Friday, January 25, involving a semi truck left Engadine resident Wayne Flatt badly injured. The accident occurred on US-2 near Paquin Creek Road just after Mr. Flatt had assisted a stranded motorist.  More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wright Scores Career High 40 In Saints Win Over Rudyard; St. Ignace Downs Pickford More...

Saints, Chiefs To Battle in ‘Hooping For A Cure’ Game

The St. Ignace Saints will host the fifth annual Hooping For A Cure girls basketball game, the fourth with the Cheboygan Chiefs, at LaSalle High School Thursday, February 21.  More...

U.P. Girls/Boys Class D Basketball Poll

Girls  1. St. Ignace 2. Forest Park 3. Superior Central 4. DeTour 5. Bark River-Harris  Boys   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Northern Political Rivals Have Common Cause On Vets

In 2010, Upper Peninsula surgeon Dan Benishek and longtime state lawmaker Jason Allen of Traverse City had a fierce battle for the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Representative Bart Stupak (DMenominee). More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

Lessons Learned Could Be Costly

This week there is a follow up to last week’s article about the brilliant niche marketing by Subway. The same day I sent my article in, a story broke on the Internet with the headline “Subway Foot-Longs Coming Up Short.”  More...

DeTour Area

Foster Family Donates New Nature Preserve

A 120-acre land parcel near De- Tour, including the nearly 25-acre Hartley Lake, has been donated as a nature preserve to Little Traverse Conservancy, becoming the James V. Foster Hartley Lake Preserve. More...

Economic Effort Seeking Partners

Mackinac County Development

A new grassroots initiative to spur economic development in Mackinac County has been brought to the county commission for consideration.  More...

Program To Spark Family Reading

St. Ignace School Starts ‘One Book’

Will young students be inspired to read for pleasure if everyone they know – their friends, classmates, parents, siblings, and even their school bus driver and lunch server – are reading the same book together, a chapter at a time? More...

I-500 Race Is This Week

What began as a simple, straightforward snowmobile race in Sault Ste. Marie, the I- 500, has become a highly developed, very fast race expected to draw about 10,000 visitors to its 45th anniversary Saturday, February 2. More...

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Coullard Named To LSSU Dean’s List

Jessica Coullard, of Pickford, was named to the dean’s list at Lake Superior State University, where she studies exercise science.  She is the daughter of Rhonda and Anthony Coullard of Pickford.   More...

Mike and Carol Linder Mark 50th Anniversary

Mike and Carol (nee Rabideau) Linder of Loveland, Colorado, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise to the Hawaiian Islands, with a week of relaxation on Waikiki Beach.  The couple married December 1, 1962, at the United Methodist More...

Obituaries

J. C. Stilwell

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John Bloswick

John Charles Bloswick, 73, of Lansing, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Lansing.  He was born June 2, 1939, on Mackinac Island to John and Ruby (nee Smith) Bloswick.  More...

Marjorie Biddle Kassin

Marjorie (nee Fluck) Biddle Kassin, 78, of Lansdale, formerly of the St. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Taxpayers Already Pay For Fire Calls

To the Editor:   I’m very confused about the discussion of charging for fire calls.  First, I’m under the impression that our fire department is run by volunteers.  Secondly, the extra cost would be covered by taxes, which More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 16, 2013 AT 7:00 PM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Wellnitz, Sherlund, Reid, Rutledge, Carpenter.   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, January 21, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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