April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic Districts Earn Island Awards

Community collaboration and the City of Mackinac Island’s involvement in educating citizens during the efforts to establish historic districts earned Mackinac Island two awards from the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. More...

Public Forum Set For Brownfields

To help revamp buildings and properties in Mackinac County, upgrade them into establishments that contribute more to the local economy, and increase the county’s tax base, the public is encouraged to bring ideas regarding potentially eligible s More...

Pinwheel Parade Raises Awareness

A group of adults and children march down St. Ignace’s North State Street carrying pinwheels Tuesday, April 16, to raise awareness as part of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness Day. More...

News

State Reports Impact of Cuts to Be Largely in Education, DHS

Cuts to education funding and Department of Human Services are pending, but no state workers will be laid off as a result from the implementation of federal sequestration, the State Budget Office announced Monday, April 15. More...

Mackinac Island Developers Present Economic Hardship Appeal to City

Main Dock Inn developer Melanie Libby and co-owner Ira Green have applied to proceed with their proposed hotel development in the Market and Main Historic District, claiming financial hardship if they do not. More...

St. Ignace Spring Fling Radio-controlled Car Race Starts April 26

Dexterity and patience are two skills that will come in handy during the 13th annual Spring Fling radiocontrolled car races. More...

Obituaries

Lucy Savard

Lucy Mary Savard, 94, of St. Ignace, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Norlite Nursing Home in Marquette, surrounded by her family.  She was born May 25, 1918, in Carp River, to Oliver and Mary (nee LaFave) Belonga.  More...

Anna Savard

Anna Josephine Savard, 75, of St. Ignace, passed away Friday evening, April 12, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.  She was born April 10, 1938, in Moran, to Frank and Pearl (nee Mc- Call) Stempki.  More...

Louis ‘I.I.’ Conguy, Jr.

Louis “I.I.” Conguy, Jr., 64, of St. More...

Friends Recall Legacy of R.D. Musser

Service Philosophy of Longtime Grand Hotel Owner Impacted Entire Region

At distant intervals on Mackinac Island, since the time of the British, a notable figure passes away and the Island pauses to reflect on accomplishments that have profoundly benefited the entire community. More...

Engineering to Begin on City Dredging

The City of St. Ignace will begin its engineering assessment of the St. Ignace Marina for emergency dredging as soon as the state gives the final approval and provides 25% of the costs. More...

Workshop to Explore Lake Huron Fishery

The 2013 Lake Huron Regional Fisheries Workshop in Cedarville offers a rare opportunity for experts and members of the public to examine the state of the lake and its fish, large and small, in waters shallow and deep, on topics ranging from experimen More...

Income Inequality Wide in Michigan, and May Be Permanent, New Study Shows

Income inequality – long a social reality in America – may be permanent, a new study by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., suggests. More...

Social

Hillary Winberg

Russell and Megan (nee Podlesny-Andary) Winberg of St. More...

Local Youth Are Finalists in Contest

Fiona Wing, a seventh grade student from Three Lakes Academy in Curtis, and Mackenzie Pentland, an eighth grade student from Sault Area Middle School in Sault Ste. More...

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Sports

St. Ignace Spring Sports Schedules

Saints Track Schedule   More...

U.P. Sports Hall of Fame to Induct 42nd Class May 11

The Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame will hold their 42nd Annual Induction Saturday, May 11, at the Island Resort Casino west of Escanaba on US-2.   More...

Saints Wrestlers to Be Honored at Awards Banquet

The St. Ignace Saints wrestling team will be honored during the annual awards banquet Sunday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. at LaSalle High School.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Camp, Rogers Have Major Roles on Major Issues

Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated April 22, although some places—including those in 170 countries— observe it at different times. More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Invest Time and Know What You’re Committing To’

Graduation is right around the corner. It’s time to pull out that age-old question, “So now that you’re out of school, what are you going to do?” For most, the answer is some kind of work or the start of a career. More...

Mackinac Island

Mother Nature doesn’t seem to realize that it’s spring. Our weather has been cold, with snow and not much rain. The Straits of Mackinac is still filled with heavy ice. It certainly is shaping up to be a very late spring.  More...


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