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Cyclists Promote Their Sport With DALMAC Ride

Organizer Dick Allen Still Riding at 80

In 1971, a small group of bicyclists coasted swiftly away from Michigan State University, heading for the scenic roads of northern Michigan en route to the Mackinac Bridge. More...

News

Commodities Distribution Dates Reported

The Emergency Food Distribution Program will distribute food in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Wednesday, September 11, through Friday, September 13.  The following is a list of the dates, locations, and distribution times for people who are enroll More...

Grants for Arts and Cultural Programs Now Open

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs program has grants to offer through the following five programs: Program for Operations and Project Support, Capital Improvements, Arts in Education Residency, New Leaders and Mini-grants.  Applicat More...

Book Examines 1908 U.P. Lighthouse Mystery

A new book examines a 1908 incident that took place at the North Lighthouse on Grand Island, north of Munising.  The non-fiction book, “Death at the Lighthouse: A Grand Island Riddle,” investigates the cultural and political factors More...

Sports

Football

Saints Drop Season Opener To Charlevoix Rayders The St. Ignace Saints opened the 2013 season on a disappointing note, falling to the Charlevoix Rayders 20-0 in a non-conference parents night home contest at Saints Field Thursday, August 29. More...

John Brown To Be Inducted Into LaSalle Hall of Fame

John Brown, a 1970 graduate, will be inducted into the LaSalle High Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, October 12. Brown, a standout runningback and kicker, played three years for the Saints varsity team.  More...

Cross Country

Northwood Invite  Andrew Sjogren of St. Ignace finished first with a time of 19:15 during the Northwoods Cross Country Invitational in Pickford Wednesday, August 28.  Runners recorded the following results:  More...

Tractors to Chug Into Straits Area

Parade and Display Planned for Weekend

Tractors will drive across the Mackinac Bridge in the sixth annual Antique Tractor Crossing parade Friday, September 6. It is expected to draw more than 800 tractors from across the United States. More...

Recreation Plans in Works for Island

Clark Township, Government Island

Selecting a site for the proposed Aldo Leopold historical marker and improvements at Government Island stood out among topics discussed at Clark Township Hall Tuesday, August 20. More...

Gauden Is Truck Show Guest of Honor

Young Cheboygan Man Is Overcoming Medical Challenges to Realize Dream

A notable passenger with a passion for trucks will ride in the lead vehicle of the Parade of Lights this year, fulfilling a dream of his. This young man will also be the guest of honor in the 18th annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. More...

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Artists Share Rare Glimpse Into Their Techniques at Les Cheneaux ‘Art in the Park’

No matter the media, Art in the Park at Cedarville offered pleasing aesthetics and inspiring demonstrations to a steady flow of onlookers Saturday, August 31.  More...

Ethan Lamoreaux and Esther DePew United in Marriage

Ethan Lamoreaux and Esther DePew were united in marriage Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the Baptist Church in Raber.  The groom’s father, Pastor Floyd Lamoreaux, performed the wedding ceremony.  More...

Obituaries

Albert Feliksa

Albert Edmund Feliksa, 90, of St. Ignace, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013.  He was born March 16, 1923, to Carl and Carolina Feliksa in Pontiac.  More...

Eli Aron

Eli Junior Aron, 89, of St. More...

Barbara Tapp

Barbara J. Tapp, 79, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She was born in Munising.  Mrs. Tapp loved dining out with friends, spending time with her family, bowling, and sewing. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Running Mate Process Not Always Smooth

Tea party activist Wes Nakagiri’s bid to replace Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley as Governor Rick Snyder’s running mate is churning up some choppy waters in what has been mostly smooth sailing for a half century in shaping the top of sta More...

Engadine-Gould City

There will be a volunteer reception Sunday, September 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis. For more information, call (906) 586-9974.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

The 2013-2014 school year is upon us. Welcome back to our students and staff. More...


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