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Watching Over Ellsworth Street

This 13-foot snow sculpture of an Easter Island statue comes as a surprise to many traveling along quiet Ellsworth Street in St. Ignace. The sculpture includes snow and plenty of ice. More...

News

Access to Information Should Be Common Goal for Better Government, Better Lives

If you’ve been watching what goes on in Washington and some statehouses across the country, you might wonder if there’s any issue that everyone should be able to agree on whether they are conservative or liberal or libertarian, Democrat o More...

Initiative Gathers Signatures for Wolf Hunt Vote

To enable voters to decide whether a second wolf hunt should occur in Michigan, a group called Keep Michigan Wolves Protected turned in more than 225,000 signatures opposing wolf hunting Thursday, March 13.  More...

Center for Michigan Will Visit Mackinaw City

The Center for Michigan will be at the Mackinaw Area Public Library Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Rebounding Offsets Shooting Woes

State Semifinals

Saints Reach Class C State Finals Against Saginaw Nouvel   The St. More...

Saints Down McBain Ramblers

State Quarterfinals

Class C Q-Finals   The trio of Abbey Ostman, Kelley Wright, and Emily Hinsman combined for 44 points to lift the St. More...

Former LaSalle Players Make Finals Appearances

Former Miss Basketball (2003) Krista Clement of St. Ignace was one of the assistant coaches for the Gobles Tigers. Her father, Scott Clement, was graduated from that program in 1970. She has been coaching the Tigers two to three days each week. More...

Opinion

Mining Is the Answer Again For Our County

To the Editor:  More...

Shelter Dog Finds Medical Care

To the Editor:  A couple from Cheboygan recently adopted a dog named “Libby” from the Mackinac County Animal Shelter in St. Ignace, a sweet, warm, lovely animal.  More...

Building Collapse Study Is Underway

Investigation: Trusses May Be Partly at Fault

Improper bracing of trusses during construction, coupled with heavy snow on the roof this year, may have been factors in the collapse of a Mackinaw City store, although investigators say a definitive cause has not yet been determined. More...

‘Family Fun’ Set For This Saturday

The 11th annual Family Fun Day provides activities and information about resources for local residents. Little Bear East Arena will host the fun day Saturday, March 22, from noon to 3 p.m. More...

A Milk Carton’s Journey to Island School

From Dairy to Landfill

A hungry student opens a small carton of milk for lunch at Mackinac Island Public School. Before hurrying back to class, she tosses the container into a garbage can, lined with a blue bag and destined for a landfill on the mainland.  More...

Social

Local Students Earn Spots on NMU Dean’s List for Last Fall

Local students named to the dean’s list for fall 2013 at Northern Michigan University include the following:  Grade point average of 4.0: Molly Dake, Whitney Guillard, and Ryan Perrigo, all of Newberry; Noah Clock of Curtis, and Katelyn Ho More...

Spencer Crystal Completes Training

Air Force Airman Spencer Crystal was graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.  He completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air F More...

Longs Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Wayne and Wanda Long of Beavercreek, Ohio, summer residents of Hessel, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary March 24, 2014. Mr. and Mrs. Long, who have vacationed in Hessel for 65 years, were married March 24, 1944.  Mr. More...

Obituaries

Darrin Postma

Darrin Jake Postma, 43, of Rudyard, passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday, March 14, 2014.  He was born July 9, 1970, to Jake and Carol (nee Jeske) Postma in Sault Ste. Marie.  A lifelong area resident, Mr. More...

Cynthia Fountain

Cynthia Ann Fountain, 50, of Kincheloe, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at her home.  She was born December 9, 1963, to Gordon and Marylin (nee Payment) Anderson in Algoma, Wisconsin.  Her family moved to DeTour when she was an infant. More...

Shirley Hesselink

Shirley Hesselink, 82, of Rudyard, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born May 31, 1931, to Andrew and Anna (nee Folkersma) Ploegstra in Rudyard.  Mrs. More...

Columns

Potholes on the Campaign Trail

Michigan Politics

’Tis the season for the politics of potholes.  On March 7, the Michigan Democratic Party issued a biting press release headlined: “Dems Launch Campaign to Hold Governor Accountable for Pothole Epidemic, Failing to Fix the Roads.&rdqu More...

Les Cheneaux

Jim and Sally Messenger, Wayne and Wanda Long, and Phyllis and Terry Cox recently enjoyed spending a few days in Hessel. More...

Engadine-Gould City

The senior class at Engadine Consolidated Schools will take on law enforcement during the annual “Cops and Robbers” basketball game Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. More...


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