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Cars to Converge at Straits for Rally

Hundreds of MINI Cooper drivers from around the country will converge at the Straits of Mackinac with their cars and a common purpose. They are attempting to break the world record for the most MINI Coopers in a parade, which is 1,450 cars. More...

News

Brotherton to Chair Brownfield Authority; Old Hospital Building Is Top Priority

Former Newton Township Supervisor Bob Brotherton will chair the newly formed Mackinac County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, which elected officers Tuesday, July 16. More...

Mackinac County Commission Changes Budget Process

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners is rearranging the way it makes out the county budget so the entire board is more involved in the process. The changes were made at its Thursday, July 11, meeting.  More...

Commissioners Paid $3,423 in June

Pay for Mackinac County commissioners totaled $3,423.38 for June.  More...

Sports

Saints 1983 Football Team, Five Individuals to Be Inducted into LHS Hall of Fame

The 1983 Saints state championship football team and five individuals will be inducted into the LaSalle High School Sport Hall of Fame Saturday, October 12, at the Kewadin Shores Casino.  More...

Horseshoe League Results

Women’s AA: Wendricks Truss 54, Ed’s Fish (in a) Bag 41, Hakola Logging 36, Pure Country 27, Betty and Liz 22, Mike’s Garage 15.  Women’s A: Demwatting 43, Chippewa Animal Clinic 42, Jodie and Tiffany 27.  Women&rsqu More...

Sportsman’s Club to Host Art Show

The Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club will host its 63rd Annual Art, Craft, and Hobby Show Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Bipartisan Efforts on Great Lakes Issues

Michigan lawmakers of both parties on Capitol Hill last week urged Congress and the Obama Administration to strengthen efforts on behalf of the Great Lakes.  More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Capture Those Great Ideas Right Away’

I lost my voice recorder the other day and I have been lost ever since. I forget things almost as fast as I think of them sometimes. Having a recorder allows me to capture my thoughts before they have a chance to escape. More...

Mackinac Island

The 2013 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, hosted by the Bayview Yacht Club, certainly had fair winds. More...

Toll Increases Put on Hold at Bridge

Straits of Mackinac

Car and truck tolls on the Mackinac Bridge, scheduled to increase in January, will remain where they are, and commuter tolls will be rolled back 10¢ in 2014, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) decided at its meeting Friday, July 26, on Mackinac Isla More...

St. Ignace to Host 5th Music Festival

Four Bands to Entertain Crowds Saturday

This year’s lineup will offer a variety of music genres at Bayside Music Festival on the St. Ignace Marina grounds. Mike Ridley of Iron River begins the festival at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 3, with song parodies, folk music, and Michigan humor. More...

Heritage Festival Puts History on Display

Exhibition Base Ball, Races, Children’s Activities Planned at Mackinaw City

Over the past eight years, the Mackinaw Area Historic Festival has proven to be a popular one-day event, so popular that this year the free festival is expanding to two days for the first time.  More...

Car Show Added to Boat Show Lineup

New Feature at Les Cheneaux August 9

Entries are encouraged for the first Les Cheneaux Car Show, a new event that combines wheels and watercraft by running back-toback with the Antique Wooden Boat Show, offering automobile enthusiasts a chance to show off their rides Friday, August 9, w More...

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Flute Choir Will Perform in Mackinaw City August 4

The Northern Michigan Flute Choir will perform a free concert in Mackinaw City Sunday, August 4. The choir will perform starting at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Straits.  More...

Former St. Ignace Resident Receives Education Award

Former St. Ignace resident A. More...

Obituaries

Robert Gill

Robert Joseph Gill, 60, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, passed away unexpectedly July 13, 2013, at his home.  He was born to Joseph and Catherine (nee Palethorpe) Gill May 7, 1953.  He was graduated from LaSalle High School and earned a cer More...

Francis Gallagher

Francis Joan Gallagher, 86, of St. More...

Lucille Hawley

Lucille M. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING JUNE 19, 2013 AT 7:00 PM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Sherlund, Wellnitz, Carpenter   More...


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