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Family Support Event Is May 7

Drug use, suicide, and risky social media behavior are three important issues facing today’s families. More...

Arnold Transit May Get Partner

Arnold Transit Company has been in a transitional state of restructure over the past few months, and the ferry company is still uncertain about its plans for this season. More...

News

School Proposals, Mackinac Island Candidates on Ballot Tuesday

Election day is Tuesday, May 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters in Mackinac County will consider school bond proposals, millage requests, and elected official candidates on the ballot. More...

County Survey Contract Extended

Mackinac County commissioners approved two contracts valued at $46,800 each for Neil Hill and Jeff Davis at their meeting Tuesday, April 15. The contracts provide for the remonumentation project, an ongoing update of county surveys started in 1990. More...

Massaway Elected to Board, All Other Units See Contested Races

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe

Candidates have been announced for the primary election of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors. Ballots will be mailed to tribal voters May 1.  More...

Obituaries

Lois Gregg

Lois Jane Gregg, 76, of Cedarville, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Hospice of the EUP in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born September 27, 1937, to Michael and Annabelle (nee McKay) Mangene in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mrs. More...

Howard Hesselink

Howard Hesselink, 89, of Rudyard, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He has born November 25, 1924, to Henry and Mary (nee Mouthaan) Hesselink in Rudyard.  Mr. More...

Kenneth Teysen

A memorial service for Kenneth C. Teysen, 92, of Mackinaw City, will be Saturday, May 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Straits in Mackinaw City. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  April 21, 2014  The Regular Council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, with Mayor Grondin presiding.   More...

Breaking News - 5/1/2014 5:31 PM

Regular Passenger Service to Mackinac Island Resumes May 1 - Free Access

All three ferry companies serving Mackinac Island are beginning to provide passenger service. More...

Wolf Numbers Stabilize

The Upper Peninsula wolf population appears to have stabilized after having increased since the late 1980s. The most recent census by the Department of Natural Resources counts 636 wolves now roaming the U.P. More...

Perch Fishery Is Strong

Cormorant Control Still Necessary At Les Cheneaux

Efforts to control double-crested cormorants helped keep the Les Cheneaux Islands yellow perch fishery strong and healthy in 2013, but limiting the population of the birds to 1,000 is proving difficult. More...

Sports

Pickford Boys, Brimley Girls Win 13th Web Morrison Invite

The Pickford Panthers won the boys championship, and the Brimley Bays girls captured the girls crown during the 13th annual Web Morrison Track and Field Invitational at Pickford High School Saturday, April 26.  More...

Opening Outdoor Track Meet Featured 11 Teams From the Upper Peninsula

The girls high hurdlers (from left) Monica Krackowski (3rd) of Cedarville, Kerri Chartrand (2nd) of Brimley, and Kim Cruickshank (1st) of Pickford. More...

Mackinaw City Begins Softball, Baseball Campaigns

Mackinaw City Opens Diamond Season   The Mackinaw City Comets softball team opened the season with a 1-5 record after splitting a twin bill at Harbor Light. The Comets won the opener 3-2, but fell to the Swordsman 19-0 in the nightcap.  More...

Columns

National Focus On Benishek-Cannon Race

Michigan Politics

The national focus escalated last week on Michigan’s 1st District race between two-term U.S. Representative Dan Benishek, R-Crystal Falls, and Democratic challenger Jerry Cannon, former Kalkaska County sheriff and a retired major general.  More...

‘The Most Important Way to Use Your Time’

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

One of the tenants renting one of our townhouses moved out the other day. The first thing you do as a landlord when a tenant moves out is inspect the place for damage.  More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone.  The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is looking for people interested in participating in the 2014 Sharp-tailed Grouse Survey. Participants are required to watch a video and pass a short quiz prior to participation. More...


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