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Gros Cap Trail Ready for Hikers

The new Gros Cap Trail in the Hiawatha National Forest is ready for public use this summer. The path at the St. More...

News

Officers Take Oath at Hulbert Legion

Stan Kennedy, of Pickford and American Legion 11th District, swears in new officers for Hulbert American Legion Post 393. More...

Village Manager Calls for More Involvement

Mackinaw City

More members of the village’s staff will now attend the first council meeting of each month in Mackinaw City, the council learned Thursday, June 6, with new meeting procedures put in place under the direction of new village manager Adam Smith.& More...

Cloverland Reports Election Results

Incumbents Dale Carlson, Robert Schallip, and Peter Legault will keep their seats on the board of directors for Cloverland Electric Cooperative, which announced the results of its elections Wednesday, June 12.  More...

Sports

Mackinaw City Comets Hold Basketball Camps

The Mackinaw City Comets session 1 of basketball camp for grades 3 to 7: (front, from left) Jaren Valot, Conner Holland, Kaitlynn Webber, Caroline Somers, Travin Barkley, Cooper Whipkey, Noah Valot, More...

LaSalle High School to Host 28th U.P. All-Star Hoops

LaSalle High School will host the 28th annual Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame girls and boys All-Star Classic Saturday, June 22.  More...

Ellis, Drew Graham Earn MVP Honors

Ellis and Drew Graham, formerly of St. Ignace, were both voted most valuable players on their respective athletic teams at Carlson High School in Gibraltar.  Ellis started his hockey career with the St. 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, June 3, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

Classic Cars to Shine at Marina

St. Ignace Antiques on the Bay Show This Weekend

The classics are coming as St. Ignace prepares to host its annual Antiques on the Bay car show. The show begins Friday June 21, with registration and a parade over the Mackinac Bridge. Cars will then be displayed at the St. More...

Bergler to Display Drag Racers

Next Weekend: Show to Draw Hot Rods, Custom Cars, Antiques

Back in the day Al Bergler was one of the bigger names in the world of speed. The Shelby Township native raced in the National Hot Rod Association from 1959 to 1982, fielding some memorable entries and setting a few speed records on the way.  More...

Clark Twp. to Buy Property

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners dealt with tax-foreclosed properties and authorized taxes to be reflected on summer and winter tax bills, among other matters, at its meeting Thursday, June 13.  More...

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Sunday School Children Provide Pennies for Flowers This Spring at United Methodist Church

Church Landscaping Benefits from Generosity of Youngsters in St. Ignace

Pennies in April brought May flowers to St. Ignace United Methodist Church this spring.  More...

DeTour School to Host Anniversary Celebration July 5

The DeTour High School’s girls basketball team will have an opportunity to participate in a scrimmage against the basketball players who earned the state championships between 1980 and 1984 at the 30th anniversary reunion of champions and honor More...

Obituaries

Marguerite Laughlin

Marguerite Violet (nee Whiting) Simmons Laughlin, 99, of Hastings and formerly of Peru, Indiana, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Thornapple Manor in Hastings.  She was born January 28, 1914, to Nelson and Martha (nee Ihnow) Swift Whiting.&n More...

Don Metzler

Don Edwin Metzler, 91, of McMillan, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.  He was born January 6, 1922, in Shields, to Fred and Hazel (nee Watson) Metzler. More...

James Shaum

James Edward Shaum, 85, of Engadine, a business owner, came to the Upper Peninsula from Wakarusa, Indiana, as a carpenter and started Shaum Construction Incorporated in 1961. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Highly Competitive Race Shaping Up for Levin’s Senate Seat

Despite dropouts of potential candidates for both parties, a highly competitive 2014 race shapes up for replacing retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan’s longestserving senator.  Democrats have essentially anointed three-term U.S. More...

Brevort

Sunday, June 23, is Midsummer in Brevort. In Brevort the Swedish decedents gather with neighbors and friends to raise the Midsummer pole, a Swedish tradition brought with those early settlers in the late 1800s. More...

Les Cheneaux

It was a very special Mother’s Day for Elvina Firack, to learn that her daughter, Carol Fountain, was awarded Best Actress in a leading role for her work in the Owosso Community Players production of “Steel Magnolias.” Carol was ver More...


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