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IJC: St. Clair Structures May Help

Great Lakes Low Water Levels Hurt Commerce, Recreation

A proposal to install control structures in the St. Clair River, with the goal of reducing excessive outflow and raising lakes Huron and Michigan, merits further research, according to the International Joint Commission’s recommendation. More...

Voters Could See City Road Request

St. Ignace

A millage earmarked solely for road repairs could be on the August ballot in St. Ignace if the city needs a primary, which depends on how many people file for mayor and city council seats by Tuesday, May 14. More...

News

Arnold Transit Says Federal Suit Filed by Financier Won’t Affect Island Boat Operations

A lender is seeking foreclosure on a $3 million loan to Arnold Transit and its operating companies for, among other things, failure to make several payments on its loan since last September, and failure to inform it of the sale of two lots at the hea More...

Beautification Committee Sets Colorful Flags Flying at Les Cheneaux

The Les Cheneaux Beautification Committee let fly brand-new banners in Cedarville and Hessel Monday, May 6, as part of its colorful, ongoing efforts to celebrate and uplift area communities.  More...

Island Residents Ask City Not to Use Bike Licenses as Payment in Option Deal

The citizens of Mackinac Island are against the use of bicycle licenses as payment for the development rights of a section of the Main Dock property at the head of the Arnold Transit Company dock. More...

Sports

Saints Sweep St. Ignace Kiwanis Track and Field Invitational Championships

The Saints girls and boys both won the St. Ignace Kiwanis Track and Field championships at the Kiwanis track complex Friday, May 3. It was the third win for both teams in four years.  More...

Saints, Comets Win Baseball Doubleheaders

The St. Ignace Saints improved to 4-2 after sweeping the Brimley Bays 12-0 and 17-10 during a non-conference home doubleheader Thursday, May 2. More...

St. Ignace Softball Downs Bays in Twinbill

Saints Softball Improves To 2-4 With Sweep Over Bays The St. Ignace Saints softball team improved to 2-4 on the season after sweeping the Brimley Bays 8-4 and 14-9 in a home doubleheader Thursday, May 2, at Saints Field. More...

Opinion

Take Ownership of the Community – Pick Up the Trash

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I am writing this letter to inform people of our environment. To most it may not be a big issue, but to me it means a lot. Recently, my family and I did some yard work over the weekend. More...

Watershed Council Must Lead On Les Cheneaux Critical Issues

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  This past winter, the Les Cheneaux community has become divided over critical issues facing our waters and the proposed solutions. These issues are not easy to solve, and many people are passionate about them. More...

Breaking News - 5/8/2013 12:21 PM

Election Results - Free Access

Doud, Hoppenrath, Redman Win at Mackinac; Millages Pass

Mackinac CountyPortage Township 2-mill Ambulance/Fire Proposition Passed101-63 Gros Cap School 16.8734-mill Renewal Passed113-27 Les Cheneaux 18-mill Renewal Passed168-50 Mackinac Island City ElectionMayor* Margaret Doud 207 More...

School Kids Get to Meet Farm Kids

Kindergarten students had the opportunity to interact with two young goats in Pat Lannin’s class Tuesday, April 30. Danny Lannin brought them to St. Ignace Elementary School at the conclusion of Mrs. More...

$25K Pledged For Harbor Dredging

Mackinac Island CVB and Businesses

Businesses will contribute at least $25,000 to help the city fund a state dredging project of the Mackinac Island Marina, announced city alderman R. More...

Social

Students to Present Play in Cedarville

“Elementary! An Evening with Sherlock Holmes” will be presented by the Cedarville High School drama club Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 12, at 3 p.m. in Cedarville schools old gymnasium auditorium.  More...

Young Pickford Authors Earn Recognition

The work of these young authors from the Pickford area has been published in the “2012-2013 Pickford Young Writers Anthology of Short Stories and Poetry.” Pictured (from left) are Taylor Green, Katie Arman, library manager Ann Marie Smith More...

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Obituaries

Charles ‘Chuck’ Hessel, Jr.

Charles Edward “Chuck” Hessel, Jr., 59, of Hessel, was a retired corrections officer and a longtime coach of youth sports. He loved all sports but his greatest passion was golf. He was a registered PGA professional sponsored by Titleist. More...

Juanita Welcher

Juanita Welcher, 87, of Rudyard, formerly of Rogers City, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born August 18, 1925, in Eby, Kentucky, to William and Inez (nee Cooper) Hilger.  More...

Violet Hanna

Violet Cecelia Hanna, 94, of Rudyard, died Friday, April 26, 2013, in Brighton.  She was born to Charles and Fidelia (nee Turcotte) Carlston September 2, 1918, in Wetmore.  She grew up in Rudyard and lived there for most of her life.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Senate Contender Peters Plans Northern Swing

While several Republicans, including two congressmen, ponder seeking the seat to be vacated by retiring Senator Carl Levin, three-term U.S. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

by Angie McArthur Superintendent

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR   The turnout for Spring Fling and the Green and Gold Revue was splendid. More...

DeTour

It’s always great to come home from a trip, but even better when you’ve met someone in Frankfurt, Germany, who knows your hometown.  More...


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