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Students to Pilot Volunteer Program

YAC Group Tests Out Business Idea of LaSalle Alumnus

Krista Clement saw a need to organize needs, and she has turned the idea from a business school project into her own company. More...

News

Pickford Library Will Host Storyteller Mary Couling

Pickford Poetry Hour will host storyteller Mary Couling Tuesday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickford   Community Library. Refreshments will be served.   The program is free and all are welcome.   More...

St. Ignace Library Hosts Two Book Clubs

The St. Ignace Public Library Book Clubs will meet Thursday, January 16, at the library. The Morning Book Club will feature “Dearie” about life of Julia Child at 10 a.m. The Evening Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. More...

District Ranger Stevan Christiansen Has Seen Shifting Trends in EUP Forest

The use of forest resources on the Hiawatha National Forest is slowly changing, says district ranger Stevan Christiansen, who has enjoyed a long career in forest management. More...

Obituaries

Violet Gustafson

Violet Gustafson, 100, of St. Ignace, passed away Sunday evening, December 22, 2013. Mrs. Gustafson had celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends nine days earlier, December 14.  She was born December 14, 1913, in St. More...

Curtis Grondin

Curtis Joel Grondin, 35, of Wilson, passed away Monday evening, December 23, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  He was born on November 23, 1978, in Petoskey to Patrick “Pat” and Kathleen (nee Nichols) Grondin. More...

Lucille Visnaw

Lucille Louise Visnaw, 83, of Carp River, passed away Tuesday evening, December 17, 2013, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 18, 2013 AT 7:00 PM   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2013 7:00 PM   More...

Snowmobile Trails Ready for Riders

“It’s been a long time since we had this much snow this early in the season,” said Straits Area Snowmobile Club President Jim DeKeyser, who reported that snowmobile trails in Mackinac County are in good shape and the 2013-14 season More...

School Seeks Ideas For Repair Plans

The Cedarville school district may need to request public funding for a building improvement fund to fix problems, the school board believes, but Superintendent Randy Schaedig cautioned the school’s building and site committee to keep in mind t More...

Science Takes Class Out into Community

A new approach to science studies at Cedarville sends students into the community to apply their lessons, transforming woodlots, building business plans, designing fish study tanks, planning greenhouses, and creating robots. More...

Social

James McDonald, Olivia Dean

ENGAGED

Jim and Lil McDonald of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their son, James “Jimmy” Mc- Donald to Olivia “Livy” Dean, daughter of Krista and Bob Dean, of Applegate.  More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

SAC Winning Streak Continues; Saints Down Blue Devils   The winning streak continues in the Straits Area Conference as the St. Ignace Saints have recorded more than 50 consecutive victories with a 61-52 home decision over the Sault Ste. More...

Saints Girls, Boys Drop Bowling Season Openers

The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team fell to Petoskey and Cheboygan and the boys were defeated by Cheboygan in the season openers at Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, December 21.  More...

Mackinaw City ‘Dance Bratz’ Perform at Halftime of Boys Hoops

The Mackinaw City Dance Bratz Team coached by Jo Cooley: (from left) Chloe Codey, Kyra Cryderman, Sarah Morse, Nadya Wood, Samantha Cooley, and Savannah Grimmer. More...

Columns

Increased National Interest In Michigan Races

Michigan Politics

There’s been recent heightened national interest in Michigan’s U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races, and it will increase in coming weeks. Some observations on 2014 outlooks:  More...

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Les Cheneaux

It’s hard to believe that we are now entering the year 2014. Old Father Time waits for no one. More...


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