October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Recycling Project Moving Forward

Bids Awarded at Clark Township; Timber Sale May Fund Sewer Upgrade

Bailey Electric and Rudy Sherlund excavating company will provide work at the site of the new municipal trash and recycling project, their contracts awarded by the Clark Township Board of Trustees Wednesday, October 16. More...

Election Is Tuesday

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  More...

News

Bill Proposed as Children Suggest That Mackinac Island Fudge Should Be State’s Official Sweet

Capital News Service,  Michigan State University  School of Journalism  More...

Limestone Mine Meeting Set for November 12 in Rexton

The townships of Hudson and Hendricks are sponsoring a Town Hall informational meeting with Graymont Company representatives Tuesday, November 12, at 7 p.m. More...

Payment an Officer in National Congress of American Indians

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairman Aaron Payment was voted as Midwest Area Vice-President to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). More...

Sports

Football

St. Ignace Falls To Cheboygan; Gear Toward D-8 Playoffs The St. Ignace Saints fell to the host Cheboygan Chiefs 48-16 in the final time that the rival teams will face off Friday, October 25. More...

St. Ignace Downs Newberry in Parents Night Game

The St. Ignace Saints continue to play positive volleyball with 3-1 match wins over Newberry during parents night Tuesday, October 22, and Brimley on the road Monday, October 21. More...

Hoolsema, Calcaterra Receive U.P. Dream Team Awards

Fullerton, Teysen Earn Cross Country Coaches Honors

Juniors Kaylee Hoolsema of Rudyard and Lilly Calcaterra of St. Ignace were named to the All- Division Dream Team. Coaches Emily Fullerton of St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Governor Snyder on When Not to Knot

As Governor Rick Snyder gears for a second term bid a year from now, there are many substantive issues to be examined, including Right to Work, Detroit’s bankruptcy, funding for schools and roads, lack of transparency of his NERD office fund, a More...

Les Cheneaux

The ride along M-134 both east and west of Cedarville is fantastic. The tamarack trees have all turned from an attractive light green into a bright gold. It reminds us how miraculous nature can be. More...

Brevort

We’ve had a hard frost here in the village and surrounding area. The sun is shining this Monday morning, October 28, the air is crisp, and the sky is a beautiful azure blue.  More...

What Should Be Done With Pool?

School to Get Professional Inspection

With the community swimming pool closed for the past two years and green algae and mold growing inside the facility, questions have been raised about who owns the pool, whose responsibility it is to clean it up or fill it in, and what such a project More...

Local Groups Seek To Host Welcome

The sloop Welcome, a replica of the fur trading vessel built at the Straits of Mackinac in the 1700s, may be destined to come home to the Straits as a museum ship, as two groups, one from Mackinac Island and one representing Mackinaw City in Emmet Co More...

Social

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES ROUND-UP

City of St. Ignace  Halloween trick-or-treating in St. Ignace will be Thursday, October 31, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the fire siren signaling the beginning and end of the activity.  More...

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Free Walking Program Offered

A new initiative to foster healthy lifestyles, called “Walk for the Health of It,” begins Monday, November 4, with a sign-up at Little Bear East Arena. Mackinac Straits Health System and the St. More...

Obituaries

Waldron Hansen

Waldron J. “Wally” Hansen, 84, of Cedarville, passed away Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Elmer Brown

Elmer O. Brown, 90, a lifelong resident of Engadine, was a World War II veteran who owned and operated his own farm for more than 65 years. Mr. More...

Marie Zbiega

Marie Zbiega, 87, of Goetzville, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013, in Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

Road Millage Will Not Increase 2014 Taxes, Will Improve Roads

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I would urge citizens to please remember to vote Tuesday, November 5, especially in regard to the road millage request.  More...

People of Coryell Island Have Notable Accomplishments

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  More...

Round of Applause for Pumpkin Roll

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  My name is Jake Blackburn. I am eight years old, and I live in Fresno, California.  My mom and dad and sister, Ella, were in St. Ignace visiting Marian King. Everyone was so friendly and nice. More...


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