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Snyder: Study Diversions From Lakes

Dredging Offers Only a Temporary Solution, Governor Says, and Calls for Monitoring

Monitoring and carefully analyzing Great Lakes levels will be the next step toward managing the current low levels and their impacts, and Governor Rick Snyder wants to be sure a strong understanding of the lake systems is established, with the goal o More...

Pickford Museum on Historic Register

Celebration Is Sat.

“It’s a fabulous museum,” said Pickford Historical Society President Dianne Schmitigal, describing years of effort leading to the restored and augmented Pickford Historical Museum. More...

News

Surplus Funds to Launch Improvements at Mackinac State Historic Parks Sites

Money left over from the sale of revenue bonds to reconstruct the South Southwest Rowhouse at Colonial Michilimackinac will be used for new projects at several Mackinac State Historic Parks sites at Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island.  More...

Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Mackinac Bridge May 28

The United States Coast Guard rescued a Petoskey man from the Straits of Mackinac Wednesday, May 29, after he had jumped from the Mackinac Bridge. The man had been in the water since about 6 a.m. More...

Rudyard Seeks Nominations for ‘Citizen of the Year’ by June 21

Rudyard Township Park Board is seeking nominations from community members to decide who will be the next Citizen of the Year. The award will go to someone who serves the community to ensure that Rudyard is a special place to live.  More...

Sports

Art Studio Tour Coming Up June 23

The first Moran and Brevort Lake Home Art Studio Tour will showcase numerous local artists in the area. More...

Engadine Library Offers Summer Hours

Engadine Library, located in Engadine school, announces new summer hours to begin June 4. Hours of operation will be as follows:  Mondays: Noon to 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.;  Wednesdays: Noon to 4:30 p.m.;  Thursdays: 7 p.m. More...

Pickford Boys Runner-up in Division 3, Josh Hester Breaks 37-year Record at U.P. Finals

The Pickford Panthers finished runner-up in the Division 3 boys Upper Peninsula track and field championships and Josh Hester of Cedarville broke a 37-year 800 record Saturday, June 1.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Early Smooth Sailing for Peters, Schauer in Primary

On occasion, Democrats have had spirited U.S. Senate and gubernatorial primaries for open seats and those held by Republicans. Not this time around.  More...

Brevort

Kay and Bob Beasley are getting to be regular weekend visitors at their home in Brevort. It was good to see them at breakfast Sunday morning, June 2.  Joe Chalmers was a visitor at our home Sunday afternoon, June 2. More...

St. Ignace

Andy Stempki, who lives in Destin, Florida, has been busy with his boat, the Emerald Lady, where he is captain. He treats everyone to guitar music, snacks, and a nice tour. He will be home in St. More...

City Finances Improving, Auditors Say

Budget cuts made last year, and a goal to spend less than the city earns, has led to a larger general fund balance this year, City Manager Les Therrian reported to the St. Ignace City Council Monday, June 3.  More...

‘Blue Deuce’ Crosses Mackinac Bridge

Before Wednesday, May 29, NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski had never driven over the Mackinac Bridge.  When he finally got the chance, he did it in style as the reigning Sprint Cup Series champion drove his #2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion race car over More...

Margo Brown Takes State Title

LaSalle High School sophomore Margo Brown became the second female golfer from St. More...

Social

St. Ignace Kindergarten to Fourth Grade Students Compete in Field Day

Devon Tomsheck (from left), Jonathan Ingalls, Jax Lipnitz, Michael Gaubault, Chase Belonga, Nick Halberg, and Ethan Shepard race around the track during Field Day at St. More...

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St. Ignace All Class Reunion Will Be July 6

St. Ignace will host an “All Class Reunion” Saturday, July 6, at 5 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena. It is organized by the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation. Early registration is open until Saturday, June 15, for $25. More...

Obituaries

Carl Burnham

Carl J. More...

Clement ‘Clem’ Desrochers

Clement Alfred “Clem” Desrochers, 87, of Dafter, was a World War II veteran who later gave of his time speaking to area students about his World War II experiences. He enjoyed a career as a mechanic and was active in civic organizations. More...

Dell Walker

A memorial service for Dell Walker will be Thursday, June 13, at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Cemetery in St. Ignace.  Mr. More...


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