June 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Dogs Fetch Prizes

Buddy wins Best in Show at Bark in the Park in St. Ignace Saturday, June 22. The Best in Show winner is the one with first place in the most categories of the contests. More...

News

New Hugh A. Murray Maritime Research Library Offers History Books in Mackinaw City

The Village of Mackinaw City gained a new resource Saturday, June 8, as the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) officially cut the ribbon to open the Hugh A. Murray Maritime Research Library. More...

Water Levels Appeal Loses on East Lake Dam Decision June 11

The decision to rescind the lake levels established for East Lake was upheld Tuesday, June 11, by the Michigan Court of Appeals. Mackinac County assistant prosecutor Kayla Nixon handled the case, Mackinac County Board of Commissioners vs. More...

May Mackinac County Pay Reported

Pay for the Mackinac County commissioners totaled $4,842.30 for May.  More...

Sports

South Girls Outlast North; Saints’ Sarah Cullip Earns Most Valuable Player

The South girls squad outlasted the North 62-53 and Sarah Cullip of the St. More...

North Boys Down South Team; Mid Peninsula’s Brett Branstrom Receives MVP

In the boys matchup, the North team defeated the South 91-81 in an offensive shootout, and Brett Bran- strom of Mid Peninsula was named most valuable player. More...

Rudyard’s Coffey Signs Letter of Intent With LCC

Kayla Coffey has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lansing Community College to play volleyball there, reported Rudyard volleyball coach Ellen Perry. More...

Columns

Brevort

Sunday morning, June 23, started out a bit chilly and overcast, much to the dismay of the midsummer pole raisers of Brevort. More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Feedback on Marketing Techniques Is Crucial’

I have spent two thirds of my life in marketing. I analyze and study everything I can get my hands on. I read newspapers and magazines to critique the ads. More...

Les Cheneaux

The first “Blessing of the Fleet” occasion, sponsored by the Les Cheneaux Islands Association, will take place Sunday, June 30, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Cedarville. First on the agenda will be positioning of the participating boats. More...

Casino Proposal Changes

Tribe Seeks Answer; Village Says ‘Not Yet’

Instead of building a casino on the former Kings Inn property on South Nicolet Street in Mackinaw City, as originally proposed, the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians now seeks to build the casino next door on the former Thunder Falls Water P More...

Best in Show: ’69 Charger

A blue 1969 Dodge Charger RT/SE belonging to Pete Schwesinger of Trout Lake took Best of Show honors at Antiques on the Bay car show in St. Ignace Saturday, June 22. More...

Tribal Longhouse to Be Dismantled

The longhouse at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture has stood on the grounds since 1990, and in the coming weeks, the structure will be dismantled owing to safety concerns. More...

Social

Youngsters Can Delve into Books for This Year’s St. Ignace Library Reading Program

“Dig into Reading” is the theme for this summer’s St. Ignace Public Library children’s reading program. More...

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St. Ignace Mud Run Is Saturday

The St. Ignace Mud Run will be Saturday, June 29, at 4 p.m. outdoors at Little Bear East Arena. The event will take place on a side-byside 200-foot track.  There will be an entry fee of $25 for all classes. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Konle

Shirley E. More...

Daniel Stephenson

Daniel Stephenson, 58, of Clarkston, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013.  He was born August 15, 1954.  He was an avid Bass Competition fisherman. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 31 years.  More...

Mary Runkel

Mary M. Runkel, 77, of Mackinac Island and East Lansing, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her home on Mackinac Island.  She was born in St. More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Fellow Republicans Stiff Governor Snyder With No Action before Vacation

Republicans rule the roost in Lansing—but decidedly not in harmony. GOP lawmakers, who run the Legislature, rebuffed GOP Governor Rick Snyder twice last week.  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 17, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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