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It’s Not Too Late To Get a Flu Shot

The Michigan Department of Community Health is urging people to be vaccinated against the flu. The illness is present in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and six flu-related deaths have been reported in Michigan as of December 21. More...

News

Investigating Enbridge Pipeline Under the Straits

While the water in the Straits of Mackinac and the Great Lakes freeze over, concern over the oil pipelines crossing under near the Mackinac Bridge continues to heat up since a peaceful rally of 350 held last July in St. Ignace.  More...

Army Corps Releases Great Lakes Asian Carp Report

Public Input Sought on Threat of Invasive Species

A report from the Army Corps of Engineers that was meant to point out the best solutions for keeping Asian carp and other invasive species out of the Great Lakes falls short, outlining several strategies in concept, but failing to recommend any of th More...

Mackinac Island: No City Action Yet on Appeal to Demolish Downtown Bike Shop

The city’s Historic District Commission reached no decision after hearing an appeal by businessman Ira Green to demolish a historic building in downtown Mackinac Island Thursday, January 9, instead scheduling another meeting to consider the mat More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Balanced Scoring Lifts Saints Over Newberry   Balanced scoring lifted the St. More...

Upcoming Girls Basketball Schedule

Wednesday, January 15 DeTour at Rudyard Newberry at Pickford Mackinaw City at Alba Thursday, January 16 MWBA at Grand Marias   More...

Cedarville To Host ‘Thunder in the Pit’ Antique Snowmobile Race Saturday

“Thunder in the Pit” is the name of a race using antique, one-lunger snowmobiles planned for Saturday, January 18, at Taylor’s Pit north of Cedarville.  Gates open at 10 a.m. and admission to watch the races is $10 per person. More...

Columns

Latest Example Of Political Scandal Fallout

Michigan Politics

“A person close to me betrayed me”  —New Jersey Governor Chris Christie   As dramatically evident recently, top executives in government sometimes suffer mightily from actions of their inner circle subordinates.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Students are taking end-of-thequarter exams this week. School will be dismissed Friday, January 17, at noon, the last day of the quarter and first semester.  More...

DeTour

It’s that quiet time in the village, when some folks are enjoying winter activities and others are just trying to walk outside on the ice for regular business without falling down. More...

Unemployment Checks Delayed

In Mackinac County, Some Are Still Waiting

When someone is on unemployment, a delayed check is one of the last scenarios that they want to face. But that is exactly what is happening recently with some checks from Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency. More...

Winterfest Planned at Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City Winterfest will take place Thursday, January 16, through Sunday, January 19, with most events, including the popular outhouse races, taking place Saturday.  The festival is expected to draw about 3,000 people, including many snowmo More...

Saturday Activities Will Feature Trails

‘Stomp the Park’ Promises Winter Fun

St. Ignace will host its first Trail Town program of the year Saturday, January 18. Activities begin with a guided trail-breaking hike at 10 a.m. More...

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Louis Michael Doud

BIRTH

Andrew and Nicole Doud of Mackinac Island announce the birth of their son, Louis Michael Doud, born Friday, December 13, 2013, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.  He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length.  Grandpare More...

Baker on Dean’s List at St. Norbert

Jordan Baker of Hessel was named to the 2013 fall dean’s list at St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin. Students must achieve a minimum of a 3.5 grade average for academic eligibility.   More...

Obituaries

John Andrews, Jr.

John J. Andrews, Jr., 82, of Seville, Ohio, formerly of Hessel, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 2, 2014, in Seville.  He was born August 11, 1931, to John and Cecelia (nee Wagaganese) Andrews in Hessel. More...

Mabel Armstrong

Mabel L. Armstrong, 68, of Lakefield Township, passed away Tuesday afternoon, January 7, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Newberry.  She was born May 6, 1945, to John and Hilda (nee Goldthorpe) Zellar in Newberry.  More...

Francis Straus II

Francis Howe Straus II, a physician and longtime resident of Mackinac Island, died at his Hubbard’s Annex home Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  January 6, 2014  The regular Council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m, with Mayor Pro-Tem La- Londe presiding.  Council excused Mayor Grondin from the meeting as he is sick.   More...


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