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St. Ignace Community Foundation Gives 12 Grants

The St. Ignace Area Community Foundation awarded nearly $16,000 in grants to local organizations at the St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, November 19. Fall awards were granted to 12 projects proposed by the public library, St. More...

Plans On Track for Facility

A formal proposal to install a mental health services facility at the Burdette Street site of the old hospital in St. Ignace could come before the Mackinac County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority as soon as January. More...

News

St. Ignace Area Unsatisfied with Ambulance Proposal

St. Ignace area representatives are still unsatisfied with Allied EMS’s proposed budget for 2015 and plan to meet with the remaining Allied entities in Gaylord, Monday, November 24, without Allied EMS representatives present. St.  More...

Clark Township Maintains Good Financial Condition

Clark Township is in sound financial condition, despite a slight drop in property values this year. General fund savings reached $666,311, up from $546,650 in 2013.  More...

Still No Word From FERC on Electricity

The electricity surcharge scheduled to begin December 1 is still being reviewed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in Washington, D.C. More...

Sports

Krista Clement (2004), Ken Perry (1961) Join LaSalle Sports Hall of Fame

Krista Clement, a 2004 graduate of LaSalle High School (LHS), and Ken Perry, a 1961 graduate of LaSalle High School, will be inducted into the sports hall of fame during ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, December 20.  Krista Clement More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  Apollo Home Mortgage 54, Mackinaw Trolley 49, Fred’s Pub 48, The Wooden Door 43, Truck Stop Restaurant 27.  HTG: Mackinaw Trolley 444, HTS: Apollo Home Mortgage 1255; HIG/s: Mary Cullen 168/468.  450-500 Series: More...

Opinion

Dire Straits: Pipelines and Policy Options for Great Lakes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  With the 2014 elections over, Michigan lawmakers can no longer ignore Michigan’s pipeline ticking time bomb. More...

Columns

Michigan a Leader of Trade, Investment in States Ties With China

Michigan Politics

There are major United States- China issues atop the national agenda, including, on a positive note, a recent agreement on climate change. More...

Les Cheneaux

Nearly 100 people attended the recent soup and salad luncheon at First Union Church in Cedarville. The luncheons are open to the public.  More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone.  With the mild temperatures and rain Sunday, November 23, and Monday, November 24, much of the snow is gone.  The Curtis Aglow Parade will be Friday, November 28, at 6 p.m. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

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

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings November 17, 2014  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 17, 2014 in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

Clark Township Minutes

ELECTION COMMISSION OCTOBER 20, 2014 10:00 AM  Call to Order: 10:00 AM  Roll Call: Present – Carpenter, Reid, Rutledge   More...

Santa Coming Friday

His Arrival by Boat Begins Les Cheneaux Holiday Lineup

Holiday activities are planned in the Hessel and Cedarville area from the end of November through December. Santa Claus will be making his rounds with appearances at the historical museum, the Clark Township Community Center, and Cedar Cove.   More...

Toy Drive Underway

Donations are needed this year for the Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive, and the collection effort is now underway. Toy drive organizer Wendy Colegrove of St. More...

Hospital Repackages Debt, Saving $510K a Year

Access to Doctors Appointments Expected to Improve in January

A new financing deal for Mackinac Straits Health System saves the hospital money in interest on its loans and buys it some extra time to consider options for forming an inevitable partnership with another hospital group. More...

Social

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George and Gail Andrews Celebrate 50 Years

George and Gail (nee Haun) Andrews of Fairfax, Virginia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, October 25, with family and friends in Fairfax.  They were married October 24, 1964, at the Church of God in Fairfax. More...

Gideon Ivins

Christopher and Jalene Ivins of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Gideon Harrell Ivins, born Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Obituaries

Albert Tucker

Albert Carl Tucker, 86, of Mount Clemens, died Friday, November 7, 2014, at McLaren-Macomb Hospital in Mount Clemens.  He was born October 3, 1928, to Chester and Ada (nee Stapleton) Tucker in Detroit.  He married Florence Wells June 2, 195 More...

Dale Dunn

Dale Robert Dunn, 25, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  He was born in Petoskey to Dale and Lisa Dunn July 4, 1989.  He resided in Cedarville with his wife, Chelsea (nee Babcock) Dunn.  More...

Robert Lear

Robert Lee Lear, 72, of Niles, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana.  He was born November 21, 1941, to Glen and Florence (nee McCall) Lear in Buchanan.  Mr. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

November 2014  Holiday Bazaar, Museum Open House, Decorated Tree Auction, November 28 – 30, Cedarville  December 2014  Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House, December 5, 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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