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Food Pantries List Needs and Services

Almost every person on the planet has a goal of keeping food on their table, but sometimes, despite one’s best efforts, that goal can remain just out of reach.  More...

News

Turnover in Township Tax Collection Shrinks County Deficit During Past Two Weeks

A recent turnover of tax revenue collected by townships yielded the lion’s share of nearly $378,000 received by the county in about two weeks, reported Mackinac County Treasurer Nora Massey Thursday, October 10. More...

Investigation Complete, Island Council Confers About Docks

Ownership, Potential Development, Riparian Rights Among Concerns for City

The Mackinac Island city council met behind closed doors for about an hour and half Wednesday, October 9, to review written legal opinions from three city attorneys regarding the investigation into Union Terminal Piers (UTP) property. More...

Bridge May Be Renamed to Honor Memory of Navy SEAL Robinson

The Cut River Bridge could become the “Heath Michael Robinson Memorial Bridge” to commemorate the fallen son of local resident Debora Coxe of St. Ignace. Mr. Robinson died August 6, 2011, while serving as a Navy SEAL.  More...

Sports

5 Individuals, 1983 Saints Football Team Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Prentiss Brown Jr., Bob Kalb- fleisch, John Brown, Pat Gallagher, and Jim Clement and the 1983 St. More...

Football

Saints Clinch Share of League Title, Playoff Berth With Win Over Pickford More...

LaSalle High School Students Select Homecoming Court

The LaSalle High School 2013-14 homecoming court includes: (front and back, from left) seniors: Emily Hinsman, Chase DeKeyser, Rachel Hetherington, Kyle Winkelman, Savannah Seccia, Jake Dodds, Morgan More...

Opinion

‘Good Job for Forest Service’ On Scotch Pine Efforts

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: I support the protection of our dunes west of town by the cutting of the Scotch pine. I wrote a letter to the editor several years ago asking the U.S. More...

Food Pantries Rely on Donations

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: At times, keeping the food pantry well stocked can be a challenge. Without your help and support, we would not be able to do all that we can for those who come to us. For your continuing generosity, we say thank you. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING OF ZONING ORDINANCE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 AT 7:00 PM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Carpenter, Wellnit More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 AT 9:00 AM  Call to Order: 10:10 AM  Roll Call: Present – Carpenter, Reid, Rutledge. Absent – Sherlund and Wellnitz   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2013 AT 3:15 PM  Call to Order: 3:15 PM  Roll Call: Present – Carpenter, Reid, Wellnitz, Rutledge Absent – Sherlund.   More...

‘Autumn Ambience’

Community Turns Out to Celebrate Season at Pickford

Two-year old Corey Headley of Hessel weighs his options at the Fall Fest pumpkin patch as parents Tim and Jennifer (not pictured) look on Saturday, October 12, at the township park in Pickford. More...

Overseas Tourism Expected to Grow

More International Travelers Visiting Straits

While international travel to Michigan is on the upswing, Travel Michigan and other promoters want to increase it even more, and have boosted spending to $4 million in overseas markets in a campaign that will begin in October and add China and Japan More...

Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum Moves to New US-2 Site

Thursday, October 10, was moving day in Naubinway as the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum began the process of relocating its collection of vintage machinery from its original museum site on Central Street to the new one on US-2.  More...

Social

Jay Hills Joins Police Post

The St. Ignace Michigan State Police post added a new trooper, Jay Hills, last week. Mr. Hills, a Lake Orion native who has lived in Cedarville for the last decade, joined the post Wednesday, October 9. More...

Open House Set for Librarian Friday

The St. Ignace Public Library Board of Directors and Friends of the Library will host an open house in honor of Debra Ely, director of the library, Friday, October 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 110 West Spruce Street in St. More...

Cedarville Band Performs on Island

The Cedarville High School Jazz Ensemble will perform on Mackinac Island Friday morning, October 25, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

Thomas ‘Tommy’ Nelson Mertaugh

Thomas Nelson “Tommy” Mertaugh was born November 15, 1965, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, to E. James “Jim” and Ella May “Elly” (Nelson) Mertaugh. He was a 1984 graduate of Les Cheneaux Community Schools. More...

Richard Holtfreter

Richard P. Holtfreter, 82, of McMillan, passed away Thursday morning, October 10, 2013, at Schoolcraft Memorial Care Facility in Manistique.  He was born to William and Zera (nee Pierce) Holtfreter November 25, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio.  More...

Edward Martin

Edward J. Martin, 82, of St. Ignace, passed away Monday morning October 14, 2013, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace.  He was born February 15, 1931, to John and Mary (nee Robinson) Martin in Gros Cap. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Reflections on Rise and Fall Of Kwame Kilpatrick

As elsewhere, first impressions in politics can be deceptive. So it was a dozen or so years ago as I reported on Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit when he was the Democratic Floor Leader in the Michigan House.  More...

St. Ignace

Carl and Lenore Webb own the Tiki Campground on South Airport Road in St. Ignace. Lenore says they had a busy summer and will close the campground the end of October. More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

Learn the Skills Required to Achieve Your Goals

Minimum wage is in the national news these days. The fast food industry is the focal point. More...


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