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Chickens Find Work at Library

The Mackinaw Area Public Library is launching a unique new program designed to help children read more called “Beaks and Books.” The program aims to help youngsters improve their reading skills by offering them the chance to read a book t More...

News

Tribal Chair Payment Receives Sgt. Shriver Achievement Award

Aaron Payment, chairman of the Sault Ste. More...

Navy Hornet Fighter Jets Conduct Low-altitude Training Over St. Ignace

St. Ignace residents got an airborne surprise Tuesday, September 24, as a formation of military jets flew over the city at a low altitude. More...

Opening Pushed Back for New Snowmobile Museum

The opening of the new Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum building on US-2 in Naubinway has been pushed back by a week or so owing to construction delays. It was originally scheduled to be Tuesday, October 1.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph Kompsi

Joseph William Kompsi, 77, of Mackinac Island, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, in St. Ignace.  He was born June 14, 1936, to W. Leonard and Anna (nee Kemppainen) Kompsi in Rudyard Township.  More...

Gloria Feller

Gloria J. Feller, 72, of Hessel, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, September 30, 2013, at her home.  She was born March 21, 1941, to James Martin and Charlotte (nee Cadreau) Bazinaw in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Raymond Knauf

Raymond A. Knauf, who owned multiple vehicle dealerships and loved to race snowmobiles and boats. He was the oldest driver to qualify for the I-500 snowmobile race in Sault Ste. Marie and raced in it 17 times. More...

Opinion

Mackinac Island

The weather has been spectacular, with bright sunshine, blue skies, and warm temperatures. Signs of fall are appearing all over, with cornstalks, pumpkins, and beautiful mums in a variety of colors. More...

City Buildings Need Major Repair

With Roofs and Walls Deteriorating, Manager Says, Projects Must Begin Soon

Replacing and updating the heating system at St. More...

Michigan Products Highlight Festival

Great Waters at St. Ignace This Weekend

The Michigan theme of the Great Waters Festival will provide the chance to browse artwork and crafts, taste foods and beverages, and listen and watch entertainment from around the state this weekend. Inside the huge heated tents at the St. More...

Council, Mayor Weigh In On Years of Deterioration

How Did We Get Here?

After years of operating without any long-range financial planning for the inevitable maintenance needs of city buildings, St. More...

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Pumpkin Roll Is This Saturday

The annual Autumn Apple Days and the Great Pumpkin Roll will provide a bounty of fall-related activities in downtown St. Ignace. Autumn Apple Days with games and activities is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 5. More...

Crabby Apple Road Race Starts in American Legion Park Saturday at St. Ignace

Runners and walkers will set out in the third annual Crabby Apple Road Race at the American Legion Park in St. Ignace Saturday, October 5. More...

Sports

Football

St. Ignace 4-1 Continues to Believe With 29-21 Non-League Win Over Sault Each week, the St. More...

Mackinac Island Volleyball and Soccer Enjoy Fall Seasons

Mackinac Island Captured NLL Volleyball Title The Mackinac Island Lakers started slowly before stepping up their play to capture the championship of the Northern Lights League Tournament at Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, September 28. More...

Volleyball

Onaway Wins St. Ignace Invite; Brimley Finishes Runner-up The Onaway Cardinals, the 2012 Class D final four team, captured the title of the St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Early Fury in Governor’s Race

The 2014 election is more than 13 months down the trail and Governor Rick Snyder has yet to formally declare for re-election and probably won’t this year. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Please encourage your children to do their best on standardized tests and help prepare them by making sure they get a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast. More...

DEAL ME IN

Contrary To Popular Belief…

Dear Mark: More...


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