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Whiteout Closes US-2 and Bridge

Travel Delays, But No Serious Injuries, Result

A snowstorm moving through the Upper Peninsula Friday, January 24, caused numerous problems and delays for travellers but no serious injuries. Blowing snow and whiteouts caused accidents and forced the closure of both US-2 and the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Cross Country Skiers Find Trails in Prime Condition on Mackinac Island This Winter

Winter on Mackinac Island draws many visitors looking for great cross-country skiing opportunities, and this winter, conditions are some of the best seen in a while, according to local trail groomers. More...

News

Food, Transportation to Doctor Appointments Are Among Many Services Offered Locally

People in the Eastern Upper Peninsula can take advantage of services such as transportation to medical appointments, help at home for senior citizens, help with utility bills and tax preparation, and access to free food, but a new survey shows that s More...

City of Mackinac Island Will Soon Ticket Those Without Key Boxes

Mackinac Island property owners who have not installed exterior key safes may soon be ticketed, the city council announced Wednesday, January 8. More...

Public Meeting to Discuss Pipeline Set for February 5 at St. Ignace

A public forum to discuss the safety of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 oil pipeline, a light-petroleum product line running beneath the Straits of Mackinac, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. More...

Obituaries

Gail Dill

Gail Eloise Dill, 75, of Kincheloe, died Thursday, January 23, 2014, in her home. She was born March 18, 1938, to Richard and Dorothy (nee Leonard) Gereau in Wells Township. More...

Charles Pyle, Jr.

Charles Herbert Pyle, Jr., 85, of Arlington, Texas, a retired U.S. Air Force major and command pilot, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014, at his home.  He was born January 22, 1929, in Nevada, Missouri, to Charles H. More...

Daniel Pope

Daniel Pope, 67, of St. Ignace, passed away Monday evening, January 27, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family following a lingering illness.   He was born December 31, 1946, in St. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings  January 20, 2014  The Regular Council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. Councilmember Paquin was excused from the meeting as he is out of town.   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 15, 2014 AT 7:00 PM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Carpenter, Reid, Rutledge, Wellnitz, Sherlund.   More...

I-500 Racers to Hit the Track Saturday

Drivers, start your engines! The Eastern Upper Peninsula’s icy oval track racing takes center stage this weekend at the International 500 snowmobile race in Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, February 1.   More...

Ribbons to Be Displayed Downtown

To raise awareness of violence against women and girls, white ribbons will be displayed on light posts in St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie next week. More...

Help Offered With Health Care Law

Local help is available for people who want to enroll in health care plans under federal health care reform. More...

Social

BIRTH

Charlie, Hunter, John, and Korey LaJoice

John and Tracie LaJoice of Phoenix City, Georgia, announce the birth of their quadruplet sons, born Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 12:21 p.m., at Columbus Regional Healthcare System.  More...

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Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Down Panthers, Bulldogs In Girls Basketball Matchups   The St. More...

James Cryderman Places First for Saints at Gaylord Invite

LaSalle High School junior James Cryderman continues his successful season with a third first-place invitational championship finish at the Northern Michigan Championships in Gaylord Saturday, January 25. More...

St. Ignace Bowling: Girls Split; Boys Drop Two at Petoskey

The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team split their Northern Michigan Bowling Association contest, defeating the Sault Ste. More...

Columns

In the 1st: Benishek vs Cannon

Michigan Politics

In seeking a third term this year, 1st District U.S. Representative Dan Benishek (D-Crystal Falls) faces a new dynamic. In his first two general elections, his opponent was a fellow Yooper, State Representative Gary McDowell (D-Rudyard).  More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Business Formulas Are Everywhere, Even in Old Movies’

If this isn’t the first time you have read my column, you know that I am a fan of creating checklists, systems, and processes that are followed to grow and build any business. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Old Man Winter has been hitting us hard this winter, from the bitter cold to high winds and snow.  Business After Hours will be Thursday, January 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., hosted by Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn in Curtis.  More...


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