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School Lays Off Two

Even with an additional $45,000 in state revenue, St. Ignace Area Schools will lay off part-time elementary school teacher Amy Gus- tafson and cut the elementary music program, resulting in the layoff of teacher Stephanie Terpening. More...

Art Is Highlight at Hessel

Ron Paquin shows skills refined over decades making Native American art. Pictured here during Music and Art Dockside at Hessel Marina Sunday, July 20, he shows his carving of an elk horn formed into an eagle’s head with a turtle on the side. More...

News

Foster to Host Meeting at Kincheloe

State Representative Frank Foster will host a meeting Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the Kinross Township Hall at 4884 West Curtis Street in Kincheloe. More...

Deadline Friday for Primary Write-in Candidates

The deadline for write-in candidates to challenge Democrat and Republican candidates for seats listed on the upcoming Mackinac County ballot is Friday, July 25, at 4 p.m. The primary election is Tuesday, August 5.  More...

Local Natural Gas Power Plant Is Proposed

A proposal for a natural gas power plant in Newton Township received the township’s endorsement Monday, July 21, following a 90-minute public presentation attended by about 30 people.  Township Supervisor Fred Burton said, “Everythin More...

Sports

St. Ignace Hosts 135 Hoopsters at Saints Basketball Camps

Top two photographs: Saints Basketball Camp D for grades four through six includes: (not in order) Victoria Litzner, Josh Feleppa, Jackson Ingalls, Addison Cheeseman, Emily McLean, Ely North, Jayde F More...

Horseshoe League Results

Women’s AA: Hakola Logging 41, Wendricks Truss 73, Demwatting 30, Clyde’s Kinross 51, Ed’s Fish 36, A & J Rail Road 22.  Women’s A: Chippewa Animal Clinic 48, Jodi and Tiffany 52, Eclipse Salon 56,  More...

LaSalle High School Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Induction Date; Class to Be Determined

LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2014 class Saturday, December 20, at Kewadin Shores Casino.  More...

Columns

Attack Ads Abound in State, Federal Races

Michigan Politics

With the approach of the August 5 primaries, attack ads are escalating in state and federal races across northern airways. More...

Rexton-Garnet

We are in the midst of summer. More...

Mackinac Island

It has been a busy week with the arrival of the 90th annual Bell’s Beer Bayview to Mackinac Race. The first sailboat to arrive, Wind- quest, reached Mackinac Island about 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, July 13. More...

Rudyard To Host Festival

Rudyard Summerfest will be Thursday, July 24, through Sunday, July 27. Activities will range from a quilt show to lawnmower races. Several class reunions coincide with the festival. More...

Hay Days Begins Monday

Pickford Hay Days Monday, July 28, through Sunday, August 3, recognizes the value of literature and the success of the Pickford Community Library with its “Hay! Let’s Read!” theme this year.  More...

New Animals Join GarLyn Zoo

Bear Cub Finds a New Home, and a Friend, at Naubinway

Millie, a five-month-old Syrian brown bear, climbed up her exhibit fence, poking two small paws through the chain link fence and glaring at zookeeper Gary Moore.  “I don’t have any dates, Millie. More...

Comment Policy Questioned

Two complaints of the city council’s restrictions on public discourse received no comment from the mayor or council members Monday, July 21. More...

Social

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Bynoe and Jeffrey Naber Wed at Ste. Anne’s Church

Margaret “Peggy” Rose Bynoe of Mackinac Island and Jeffrey Steven Naber of Holland, Michigan, were united in marriage Friday, June 20, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Ste. More...

Daniel St. Onge to Wed Rylee Billings

Rylee Billings of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Daniel St. Onge, also of Cheyenne, formerly of St. Ignace, announce their engagement.  Ms. More...

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Obituaries

Sandra Izzard

Sandra Gayle Izzard, 69, of Cedarville, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, with her family at her side.  She was born April 30, 1945, to Samie and Anna (nee Marowski) Stevenson in Stalwart.  More...

Nora Billgren

Nora A. Billgren, 83, of Marlette, formerly of Cedarville and Oxford, died Saturday, July 19, 2014.  She was born January 17, 1931, to Robert and Erma (nee Clapsaddle) Dunn in Snover.  Mrs. More...

William Henderson

William Donald Henderson, 80, of Cedarville, died peacefully Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Cedarville.  He was born April 9, 1934, to William and Edith (nee Alcorn) Henderson in St. Ignace.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNUAL BUDGET HEARING SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014 9:30 AM   More...


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