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60 Youth Teams Compete on Moran Bay

Mackinac Sales squirts team (left) includes Konnor Rickley (not in order), Hallie Marshall, Donovan Insley, Brendan Insley, Lane Matson, Gaven Gustafson, and Reid Marshall. More...

News

A New Model for Local Chambers of Commerce

There was a time when most chambers of commerce offices across northern Michigan simply handed out maps, postcards, and tourist information to those stopping by a small town and held a yearly annual dinner honoring special community citizens and busi More...

County Commission Pay Reported

Pay for the Mackinac County commissioners totaled $4,464.62 for January.  More...

County Funds Digital Mapping

Modern mapping systems, a new planning commission member, and a visit by the county’s new public defender were among matters dealt with by the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners Thursday, February 14.  More...

Sports

St. Ignace Youth Tournament Sees Local Squirts Teams Dominating

The pucks were back on the ice last weekend as Moran Bay hosted its annual Youth Pond Hockey Championship. More...

Lions Host Race To Build Playground

The first Kinross Lions Club 300 snowmobile event will be Saturday, March 2, at the Kinross Township Fairgrounds, with gates opening at 8 a.m. More...

Bike Route Meeting Is March 6

A meeting will take place about local efforts to capitalize on Michigan’s newly designated national U.S. Bicycle Route 35 Wednesday, March 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Low Green Score For State In U.S. Houses

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters last week praised Senator Carl Levin’s 100% pro-environmental 2012 voting record but branded as “dismal” the average of the state’s 15-member House delegation. More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Deliberate Practice Pays Off’

I have been reading “E Myth Mastery.” It’s 399 pages of small type and it’s hard for me to read and understand. I read a paragraph and then many times I have to read it a second time so that I get it. More...

Brevort

We’ve received at least six to eight more inches of the lovely pristine white stuff, which is so essential for snowmobilers, snowshoers, crosscountry skiers, and rabbit hunters. It has been a normal winter.  More...

Will State Establish Hunting Season?

Many Voices Speak in Wolf Hunt Debate

Now that wolves in the Great Lakes region have been off the federal endangered species list for more than a year and legislators have made wolves an official game species in Michigan, specific concerns about the potential for legal wolf hunting in th More...

Oil Spill Experts Test Technology - Free Access

Work at Straits Yields Good Results With Aerial Observation, Tries Robotic Devices

The U.S. Coast Guard sought ice and northern weather to augment military readiness for potential oil spills in challenging conditions last week, and they got what they needed at the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Social

Dancing, Drumming, and Jazz: Students Polish Their Acts for March 9 Show

St. Ignace School Has Tickets Now for Annual Jazz Night

LaSalle High School students devote weekends and time in school to prepare for the annual Jazz Night. The dancers and musicians often perform in more than one act, filling their Sunday afternoons from January to March with rehearsals. More...

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Haillee Brown, Curtis St. Louis Earn Honors at LaSalle High

Haillee Brown and Curtis St. Louis have been named Students of the Month at LaSalle High School for January. Haillee Brown Haillee Brown, a senior, has a grade point average of 3.606 on a four-point scale. More...

Obituaries

Robert ‘Rob’ Black

Robert J. “Rob” Black, 57, of St. Ignace, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, following a long illness.  He was born June 25, 1955, in Trenton to Robert and Lucy (nee Pawlac) Black.  More...

Lawrence Opalka

Lawrence Francis Opalka, 86, of Goetzville, died Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at Hospice of the EUP in Sault Ste. More...

Edythe Ritter

Edythe Fedele Ritter, 91, of Zionsville, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013.  She was born to Albert and Anna (nee Johnson) Sorensen of St. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

Clark Township Board of Trustees Special Meeting January 17, 2013 at 4:00 PM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 4:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Sherlund, Carpenter, Reid, Rutledge. Absent – Wellnitz   More...

Clark Township Minutes

Clark Township Board of Trustees Public Hearing February 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Reid, Carpenter, Wellnitz, Sherlund, Rutledge.   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, February 18, 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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