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Mackinac Bands Gather at St. Ignace

The Mackinac Bands of Chip- pewa and Ottawa Indians called attention to their ambition to become a federally recognized tribe during their Spring Gathering, which included a ceremony and meal in honor of their 15th anniversary. More...

News

Taxes and Charitable Giving – Yes, They Are Related

President and CEO, Council of Michigan Foundations  More...

Taxi Applications Pass Under New Mackinaw City Ordinance

A new taxi policy in Mackinaw City is in effect, and Mackinaw Old Time Trolley Company and Mackinaw Trolley Company, existing companies that were the first to file applications under the new approach, were approved to operate at a village council mee More...

Broadband Project to Host Gathering

Information sessions are planned in St. Ignace and in Mackinaw City Tuesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. More...

Sports

History Is Strong for Area Teams, Athletes at U.P. Track and Field Finals

Local Athletes Have Longstanding Records in Team, Individual Championships in the Upper Peninsula More...

Web Morrison Meet Is April 27

Pickford will host the Web Morrison Track Invitational Saturday, April 27, with events starting at 10:30 a.m.   More...

St. Ignace Wrestlers Honored at Awards Banquet; Nine Seniors Receive Recognition

The senior class at LaSalle High School has many outstanding athletes and nine have tallied 929 victories during the last four years on the Saints wrestling team.  More...

Opinion

Remembering Billy Gough, A Mentor and Friend

To the Editor:  I read with great sadness of the passing of William “Billy” Gough in your April 13 issue.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

GOP Congressman Benishek’s Seat Called ‘Precarious’

In his first two congressional campaigns, First District Representative Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) had squeaker wins and now is described by Inside Michigan Politics (IMP) newsletter as next year having “the most precarious seat” in t More...

Les Cheneaux

It’s good to be back in the Les Cheneaux Islands again and to see the spring thaw taking place, watching the ice disintegrating and moving slowly out of Cedarville Channel. More...

Brevort

Sharon and Joe Chalmers are home after spending a few days in Virginia visiting friends. The weather was nice. Sharon caught the biggest catfish she had ever seen. More...

ISD Seeks Special Education Millage

Inside This Issue: School and Township Requests on Ballot Tuesday, May 7

Special education is a mandated service that school districts must provide to all students to enhance academic and vocational skills. More...

Council Seat Will Remain Unfilled

The Mackinac Island City Council vacancy left by the death of alderman Armin Porter will be left unfilled for the remainder of his term, after council could not get a quorum by the April 20 deadline to appoint a replacement. More...

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23 Inducted to Prentiss M. Brown Chapter of National Honor Society at LaSalle

Current NHS Members Recognized for Service

Twenty-three juniors and seniors were inducted into the Prentiss M. Brown Chapter of the National Honor Society at LaSalle High School Tuesday, April 16, for scholarship, character, leadership, and service.  More...

Historical Sites Impress LaSalle High Group on Spring Break Trip to Europe

Members of the LaSalle High School Europe Club glimpsed history during spring break. Standing on the beaches of Normandy, France, they imagined what it would have been like to be a soldier in the World War II D-Day invasion.  More...

Obituaries

Louis ‘II’ Conguy, Jr.

Louis “II” Conguy Jr., 64, of St. Ignace, passed away early Monday morning, April 15, 2013, at Mackinac Straits Health System, following a seven-month battle with lung cancer.  He was born November 16, 1948, in St. More...

Georgiana Libby

Georgiana Marie Libby, 83, of Keldon, died April 16, 2013, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born March 25, 1930, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, to Louis and Delrose (nee Desormeaux) Bouchard while her mother was in Canada visiting family. More...

Genevieve Backie

Genevieve Backie, 106, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away at Bortz Health Care in Petoskey March 8, 2013.  A memorial service for Mrs. Backie will be announced in the summer.  Charles G. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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