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U.P. Lions Clubs Gather at St. Ignace

A jovial atmosphere of networking, district business, music, and dining pervaded Kewadin Shores Casino at the Single District 10 Convention of Lions Clubs International Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28, in St. Ignace. More...

News

Les Cheneaux School Board to Develop Policy on Free Speech and Written Communication

The Les Cheneaux Community School’s policy committee will study the relationship between free speech and how the school board handles written communications, such as letters, as part of developing an official policy on the matter, school board More...

Escanaba’s Assistance Lands New Bell’s Brewery Facility

Economic Development

Community effort, led by economic development organizations, paved the way for a brewery and bottling facility at Escanaba, scheduled to be in operation in about a year. Larry Bell, owner of Bell’s Brewery, Inc. More...

Positive Business Impact, Questions About Community Image Raised at Public Hearing

Proposed Tribal Casino in Mackinaw City Still Under Consideration

A casino in Mackinaw City could have a positive impact on local business, supporters say, while some detractors point to concerns about problem gambling and the public’s perception of the village. More...

Sports

Panthers Boys, Saints Girls Win 12th Web Morrison Invitational at Pickford

The Pickford boys and the St. Ignace girls captured first place during the 12th annual Web Morrison Track and Field Invitational at Pickford Saturday, April 27. More...

Saints Open Track Season With Home Win

The St. Ignace Saints track teams opened the home season with a win over the Rogers City Hurons. The girls posted a 101-34 win and the boys notched a 126-6 decision Wednesday, April 24.  More...

Saints Sweep Twinbill Against Hornets; Comets Girls, Boys Victorious Versus Brimley

The St. Ignace Saints baseball team swept a doubleheader from the Pellston Hornets 9-7 and 10-9 Friday, April 26, at Saints Field. More...

Opinion

Mackinaw City Casino Feasibility Study Questioned

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians commissioned a feasibility study of their proposed Mackinaw City casino, and shared it confidentially with the Mackinaw City Village Council.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Straight Talk About Judicial Issues

Straight-talking retired Justices Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court and Elizabeth A. More...

Brevort

Now we can hope there will be no more snow. The temperatures got out of the 40s, there are green leaves on the rhubarb, and Saturday evening, April 27, we could hear the “peepers” from behind the Hagen house. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Spring Fling is Saturday, May 4. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. It’s a great event that benefits our students. Enjoy an afternoon filled with free live entertainment, food, and games. More...

Brownfield Board Will Guide Efforts

Nine people have been appointed to serve on a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, newly established by Mackinac County. They are: Jim North, president of First National Bank of St. Ignace, St. More...

Island Asked To Split Dredging Cost

A request by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for the City of Mackinac Island to share in the cost of harbor dredging left many with questions at the city council meeting Wednesday, April 24. More...

Areas Singled Out for Wolf Hunting

Draft Plan Recommendations

Areas of Mackinac and Luce counties comprise one of three “wolf management units” recommended for public wolf hunting to reduce chronic problems caused by wolves, but a widespread approach that would allow hunting the animals for recreati More...

Super Saturday Promises Family Fun

The Super Saturday Children’s Celebration and 4-H Expo arrives at St. Ignace’s Little Bear East Arena Saturday, May 4. The free expo will offer families with a variety of fun activities from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Social

Alumni to Gather at Pickford High

Pickford High School will host an alumni banquet Saturday, May 18, with a social hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., in the school multipurpose room followed by a program and short business meeting. More...

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Mayor Grondin Honored

Michigan Association of Mayors (MAM) has recognized Mayor Paul Grondin of St. Ignace for his community service. Mayor Grondin is also the vice president of the mayors association. More...

Obituaries

Gloria Borland

Gloria Marie (nee St. Onge) Borland passed away Friday, November 16, 2012, in her home. She was born to Francis Glen St. Onge and Amanda Marie (nee LaPine) St. Onge on Mackinac Island, July 12,1952. More...

Jim MacLaren

Jim MacLaren enjoyed a career as a reporter, editor, and publisher, and was also heavily involved in sports and recreation. Mr. More...

Margaret Tamlyn

Margaret Anna Tamlyn, 77, of St. More...


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