March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New Plow Tested

State’s Only Tow Plow to Be Used Locally

Clearing snow from roads faster will be the benefit from a new piece of machinery called a tow plow. There’s only one of them in Michigan, and it was tested in St. Ignace last Thursday, March 14. More...

News

Need for Open Government Has Never Been Greater

It’s your government. More...

Home Show Deadline Is April 2

Building contractors, supplies, realtors, and home improvement specialists will provide information and products to spectators at the St. Ignace Home Show and Spring Expo.  More...

Owl Banding, Stargazing Planned

Straits Area Audubon Society members and guests will gather at the Guest House at the Headlands Park in Mackinaw City Friday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Quarterfinals: Saints Advance to Final Four With Win Over Forest Park

Basketball is a team sport and the team effort was very positive as the St. More...

Semifinals: Saints Scratch Out 42-36 Victory Against Panthers

The St. More...

Saints Players Say They’re Thankful for Longtime Fans, Support of Favorite Cause

The LaSalle High School basketball team took a special field trip Friday, March 15, to another Breslin Center in East Lansing. More...

Opinion

Opposed to Using Herbicides for Milfoil Control

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Visitor Appreciates Pond Hockey

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   I wanted to write and thank the community for the wonderful experience I had at the LaBatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Tournament. It was my second time at this event and, again, it was quite the experience.  More...

Goal Is Economic Development

County to Adopt Brownfield Idea

Derelict buildings of low value throughout Mackinac County now have a better chance of being redeveloped into structures that contribute more to the local economy, owing to a decision by the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners Thursday, March 14, More...

Marinas May Get Emergency Funds

Local communities in Mackinac County and northern Lower Michigan could receive much-needed funding from the state to dredge marinas. More...

Squirts Make It Into Semifinal Round

The St. Ignace Saints Squirts hockey team advanced to the state semifinals, making it into the final four of hockey play before being knocked out at the semifinal level. The competition was Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, in Trenton.  More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Foster Visits Children for March Into Reading

State Representative Frank Foster reads to first grade students in St. Ignace Elementary School Friday, March 8. Mr. Foster was a special guest for the program March into Reading. More...

Gustafson Is U.P. Spelling Runner-Up

Linnie Gustafson, of St. Ignace, is the seventh grade winner of the Upper Peninsula Spelling Bee Finals. She also came in second place overall during the competition March 13 in Negaunee. More...

Obituaries

Lenore Milan

Lenore Winifred Milan, of St. Martin’s Point, Hessel, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, surrounded by her family from around the world. More...

William ‘Bill’ Gough

William “Bill” Irvin Gough, 72, of Cedarville and Mackinac Island, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Hazel ‘Peggy’ Dutcher

Hazel Margaret “Peggy” Dutcher, 89, of Cedarville, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Hospice of the EUP in Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Media Chatter as Snyder Tackles Detroit Woes

During World War II, Detroit was widely known as America’s Arsenal of Democracy. Now it’s increasingly known as a national arena of agony. More...

Brevort

We get sporadic sunshine here in the north country, reminding us of more blue skies and warmer temperatures, but alas, the weather forecast is for more snow, and lots of it this week. We’re tough, and we’ll endure.  More...

DeTour

The DATA and DeTour School production of “Once On This Island Jr.” was a great play. Congratulations to Dave Rhinard, Gordon Usher, and all of the students who performed. More...


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