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Cable Service Disrupted by Gunshot

Access to Phone, Internet Restored by Monday for Northern Michigan Residents

A shotgun blast to a fiber optic cable near Levering Sunday, March 31, knocked out area telephone, cable television, Internet, and cellular service from Charter Communications and Verizon Wireless for about 12 hours. More...

News

Citizen Petition to Prevent Legal Wolf Hunting Gathers 250,000 Signatures

Advocates seeking to protect Upper Peninsula wolves from government endorsed hunting reached a milestone Wednesday, March 27, with a petition demanding that voters, not the state, decide whether to allow legal wolf hunting in Michigan. More...

Oswald’s Bear Ranch Continues Cub Interaction

Oswald’s Bear Ranch in Newberry can continue allowing the public direct contact with bear cubs, as it has for 15 years, under a new law signed by the governor Tuesday, March 26.  More...

Zoning Ordinance Review Scheduled

A Zoning Ordinance Review meeting will be Thursday, April 4, at 3 p.m. at Mackinac Island Community Hall.  The city is in the process of reviewing its zoning ordinances. The most recent meeting was Wednesday, March 27. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Dominate All-Upper Peninsula Girls Basketball Team

Boys Basketball: Hester, St. Louis, Duncan Notable in Class D Picks

The state champion St. More...

Rudyard Area Schools Swimmers Close Out a Successful 2013 Season

Rudyard Area Schools hosted a strong swim team that included 22 varsity swimmers this year. In the Upper Peninsula, Rudyard falls squarely at the center in terms of the district’s size and number of swimmers. More...

Saints Elementary, Middle School Wrestlers

St. Ignace Saints Elementary and Middle School Wrestlers finished up a successful season on Saturday, March 23 at a meet in Rogers City. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

GOPs Agema Out of Step With Party He Helps Lead

Every state gets one Republican National Committeeman, and Michigan has had some notable ones who long performed with distinction but were not always in step with party leadership.  More...

Brevort

Mother Nature played an April Fool’s Day joke the morning of Monday, April 1. First came the fog, then rain and snow. The sun came out bright and shiny, then it was back to cloud cover, and then it starts all over again.  More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Understanding Your Customer’s Motivations’

In an earlier column, I wrote about a trip to the mall, and I mentioned that when I got to the food court, it was closed. All of the restaurants were closed, out of business. More...

Spring Chicks Delight Classroom

Cole Matson (from left), Valarie Orriss, and Bugzy Christie show off chicks in their kindergarten classroom at St. Ignace Elementary School. More...

Programs for Youth and Seniors To See Cuts, Staff Layoffs

Federal funding for local Community Action programs that aid preschool children and senior citizens is to be cut, and layoffs for program providers are expected as a result of across-the-board federal spending reductions known as sequestration, repor More...

City to Lease Dock 3 to Arnold Transit

The City of St. Ignace will sign a one-year lease for Dock 3 with Arnold Transit for 2013. Arnold has been the sole renter since the city started leasing the site in 1988, and the most recent five-year lease expired December 31. More...

Social

Results Announced for Intermediate School District Regional Science Fair

Winners have been announced from the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District Math/Science Center Regional Science Fair. More...

Trevor Blair Earns Car Show Scholarship for Building Quadricycle Replica

Inspiration can hit at any time, and for St. Ignace LaSalle High School senior Trevor Blair, 18, it came during history class.  More...

Chargo, Ostman Are Students of the Month

Dorothy Chargo and Joe Ostman have been named Students of the Month at LaSalle High School for February.  Dorothy Chargo  Dorothy Chargo, a senior, has a grade point average of 3.122 on a four-point scale.  Her schedule includes anatom More...

Obituaries

Fred ‘Tucko’ Olmstead

Fred Edward “Tucko” Olmstead, 100, of DeTour Village, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013.  He was born March 9, 1913, on Cockburn Island, Manitoulin, Canada, to Andrew Aloysius and Mary Alene “Lena” (nee LaPointe) Olmstea More...

Lillian Hartwell

Lillian Mae Hartwell, 87, of Pickford, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born June 19, 1925, in St. Ignace, to Francis and Lilly (nee Kelly) Potter.  More...

Nancy Poling

Nancy Lynn Poling, 50, of West Bloomfield, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak following an extended illness.  She was born March 22, 1963. She grew up in Detroit and Birmingham.  Ms. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING MARCH 20, 2013 AT 7:00 PM Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Carpenter, Sherlund, Wellnitz. More...


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