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Task Force to Take On Invasive Species

Great Lakes Summit on Mackinac Island

An Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force to prevent or minimize exotic plants and animals from damaging the Great Lakes was established during the Council of Great Lakes Governors Summit on Mackinac Island last weekend.  More...

64th Lilac Festival Parade Is Sunday

Mackinac Island

With many of Mackinac Island’s lilacs expected to bloom this week, wine tastings, nature walks, and parades are set to accompany the blossoming during this year’s celebration of the Mackinac Island Lilac Festival.  More...

News

Snyder: Collaboration, Reducing Barriers Are Keys

Governor Gives Opening Remarks; Payment Gives Blessing at Great Lakes Summit

Collaboration, reducing barriers between states and countries, and reconciling the needs of industry and the Great Lakes environment are three pressing issues Governor Rick Snyder identified at the gathering of Great Lakes governors on Mackinac Islan More...

Great Lakes Industry Leaders Share Their Perspectives

Great Lakes industries are balancing economic success with environmentally safe practices and policies, politicians learned during the Council of Great Lakes Governors 2013 Leadership Summit Saturday, June 1, at Grand Hotel.  More...

Antiques on the Bay Is June 21 and 22; St. Ignace Car Show Events Are June 27 - 29

Two car shows are planned in St. Ignace in the coming weeks. Antiques on the Bay will be Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, followed by the St. Ignace Car Show Saturday, June 29. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Participate in Youth Basketball Camps

Participating in a St. More...

Tremblay Signs Letter of Intent

Dominique Tremblay of Rudyard has signed a National Letter of Intent to study and play volleyball and softball at Finlandia University in Hancock. More...

Cedarville Trojans Name Tara Smith Cross Country MVP

Senior Tara Smith of Cedarville was named co-most valuable runner for the Trojans cross country team. Her name was inadvertently omitted from a list of athletic award winners published June 6. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Great Lakes

Budgets are tight and relations are ugly between the two parties, but there have been recent encouraging advances at the national, state, and local levels on protecting the Great Lakes. A sampling of some mid-year developments:  More...

Brevort

The one sure thing we can count on here in the village is mosquitoes, black flies, ticks, bats, and the fickle weather. More...

DeTour

Summer is still almost two weeks away, according to the calendar, but if you look around town, there are signs that it has arrived. More...

School Seeks New Top Administrator

Les Cheneaux District

In anticipation of the pending resignation of Amy Scott, superintendent and principal at Les Cheneaux Community Schools, the board of education called a special meeting Thursday, June 6, to discuss the district’s options regarding how to replac More...

Region Has Assets Unique in Nation

LaHood Addresses Great Lakes Governors

Putting aside party labels, harnessing the Great Lakes region’s economic potential, and expanding its infrastructure can put the region on the map as a place that smart, young people would want to congregate to and thrive in. More...

Trail Town Center Opens This Friday

Hikers make their way through winter snow to an outcropping of the Niagara escarpment, and spring takes over the woods around Trout Lake Pond. Children play on a Lake Superior Beach on a summer day while birds swoop through the sky. More...

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Field Day Fun at Cedarville School

Haleigh Geisler (left) and Meredith Emigh participate in the challenging sack race on a sunny day at Les Cheneaux Community Schools Friday, May 31, during the elementary school field day. More...

BIRTHS

Rebekah Pope   Dr. Sherwood and Areli Pope of Belleville announce the birth of a daughter, Rebekah Ann Pope, born Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at St. More...

Obituaries

Louis Litzner

Louis C. Litzner, Jr., 97, of Evergreen Shores near St. Ignace, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, following a short illness.  He was born March 7, 1916, in Au Train, to Louis C. Sr. More...

Dora Hiser

Dora Hiser, 95, of St. More...

Karl Sjogren

Karl A. Sjogren, 92, of Pte. Aux Chenes, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, following a lingering illness.  He was born in Hanke, Finland, May 12, 1921.  More...


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