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Oil at Straits: New Study Shows Impact - Free Access

Great Lakes Echo

If oil burst from a pipeline under the Mackinac Bridge, it’s a crapshoot whether it would most harm Lake Huron or Lake Michigan. But neither direction is good, according to a University of Michigan computer model. More...

Climbers Encounter Surprise on Stairs

Castle Rock had an unexpected visitor Friday morning, July 25, when a bear was spotted walking down its staircase. The bear stayed for about 90 minutes, and caused no damage or injuries.  More...

News

Relay for Life Offers Activities, Food Saturday at St. Ignace

Mackinac County Relay for Life will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, August 9, at St. Ignace Elementary/ Middle School.  More...

Cardinal to Be Guest Speaker

Jane Cardinal will be the guest speaker Monday, August 11, at 7 p.m. at the Mackinaw Area Public Library, hosted by the Mackinaw Area Historical Society.  More...

Sales of Mackinac Bridge License Plate Suspended While Lettering Switched to Black

The state has suspended sales of the Mackinac Bridge license plate so the design can be altered to make it easier to read at night. The new plate will feature black lettering, instead of white. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Volleyball Teams Will Hold Tryouts August 13-15

The St. More...

Cross Country Meeting Is Monday

A meeting is set for boys and girls interested in participating in the Saints cross country program Monday, August 11, at 7 p.m., in the LaSalle High School library. The meeting is for interested students in grades six through 12 and their parents. More...

St. Ignace Golf Club to Host Tourney

The St. Ignace Golf Club will hold the annual club championships Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17. For more information or to sign up, contact Ben Brown at 643-8071.   More...

Columns

After Spirited Northern Primaries, Lively Statewide Races Loom

Michigan Politics

Northern Michigan has seen some highly competitive, expensive, and negative GOP races in the August 5 primary campaigns. Now come what could be lively November 4 general election races for governor and the U.S. Senate.  More...

Mackinac Island

It has been a very nice week on Mackinac Island, with lots of visitors. Folks are taking their vacation before school starts. More...

Rexton-Garnet

A large contingent from our town traveled to Escanaba Saturday, August 2, to witness the marriage of Whitney Kerridge and Jesse Salazar. More...

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Primary Election Results - Free Access

Primary election results for Mackinac County are posted in the Documents tab of this site, or by clicking on the underlined link. More...

Antique Boat Show Is Saturday at Hessel

“As unique as the Les Cheneaux Islands themselves, these vessels represent the pride of the boating community,” said Shirley Jewell, co-organizer of the Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show, set to fill the slips at Hessel Marina More...

Ironworkers to Display Skills of Their Trade

Ironworkers always work hard, but this weekend in Mackinaw City, they’ll have a chance to play just as hard at the 31st annual International Ironworkers Festival Friday, August 8, through Sunday, August 10. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Find the Solution to Last Week’s Puzzle on the Classified Page.   More...

Danielson Graduated From Navy Basic Training

Brennan Danielson was graduated Friday, July 18, after completing U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.  More...

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at CMU

Local students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester at Central Michigan University are Kathryn LaTour, Shelby Litzner, and Rachel Therrian, all of St.  More...

Obituaries

Ronald Bruning

Ronald Leroy Bruning of Rogers City and Cedarville, 16-year manager of the Les Cheneaux Club on Marquette Island, Cedarville and former owner and operator of the Bruning Standard Station in Hessel, died at the age of 80, Friday, July 25, at the Ball More...

Richard Welch

Richard Donald Welch, 69, of Irons, formerly of Rudyard, died Friday, June 27, 2014, in Bailey.  He was born November 7, 1944, to Harold and Beatrice (nee Beaudry) Welch in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mr. More...

Thaddeus ‘Ted’ Krzykowski

Thaddeus “Ted” Krzykowski, 81, of Pte. Aux Chenes in St. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

August  •Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of the Arts, August 9, Hessel  •International Ironworkers Festival, August 8 - 9 Mackinaw City  •Gold Wing Road Riders, August 15 - 16, St. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings – Your Government at Work   Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...


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