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New Snowmobile Ideas Taking Shape

The snowmobile problem facing the city and state park on Mackinac Island is partly economic and partly safety. More...

News

Mines Return to Wisconsin Electric, Good News for EUP, Dasho Says

A hefty surcharge for electric service in the Eastern Upper Peninsula could be dropped by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under a new arrangement whereby mineral mines in the western U.P. More...

Red Cross Announces Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will host blood drives the following days, times, and locations: Pickford Monday, February 16, 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Pickford Public Schools, 333 South Pleasant Street. St. Ignace Tuesday, February 24: 8:30 a.m. More...

St. Ignace Preparing for Youth Pond Hockey Tournament, Seeks Volunteers

St. Ignace Recreation Director Scott Marshall and the Little Bear East Arena staff are seeking additional volunteers for this year’s Frozen U.P. 4 on 4 Youth Pond Hockey Championship. More...

Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL

Free Throws Key in Bulldogs SAC Win Over Saints   Before a packed house at LaSalle High School, St. More...

Upcoming Schedules

Girls Basketball Schedule   More...

Dance Troupe Debuts

At left: The Saints Dance Troupe includes: (front, from left) Lydia Brown, Haley Dodds, Tayla Lounsberry, Angela Donajkowski, Shelby Ingalls; (back) Amber Tillman, Erin Bunker, Micaela O’Rourke More...

Opinion

A Report Exploring Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac

This report discusses the Enbridge Oil Pipeline 5 that crosses the Straits of Mackinac. I am still in the exploration phase of this investigation: a literature search and gathering information. More...

The Silent Majority Spoke and Favors Economic Opportunity for EUP

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Snyder-backed Road Plan Scrambles for Allies

Michigan Politics

The complex $1.2 billion road fix plan that will be on the May 5 statewide ballot hit a number of potholes last week. More...

‘Build Trust to Differentiate Your Business’

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

It has been about 35 five days since Christmas. Did you watch “Miracle on 34th Street?” It gets replayed all through December every year. Watching it together, as a family, is an annual tradition for many. More...

Les Cheneaux

The whole month of January is already behind us. Although January had some very cold weather, there was not a lot of snow in this part of the country. We awakened to temperatures well below zero Sunday morning, February 1. More...

Quality Jobs Top List of Positives For Mine Project

At Newberry, Public Comments Run the Gamut: Questions, Opposition, Support

Graymont mining company’s request for about 10,000 acres of local public property to be sold, leased, and traded to develop new limestone mining operations in the Eastern Upper Peninsula received both strong support and strong opposition at a p More...

Ambulance Plans Eyed This Week

Mackinac County communities could take the first steps toward selecting a new ambulance service this week, with the St. More...

Sleds to Hit I-500 Track Saturday

The time for talk is over, and now it’s time for racing. More...

Social

Ariana Mitchell

Allen and Julie Mitchell of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Ariana Lane Mitchell, born Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

Holly Jaroche Named to LSSU Dean’s List

Holly Jaroche of Hessel has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Lake Superior State University.  Ms. Jaroche is majoring in nursing. More...

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Obituaries

Esther Hakola

Esther Pearl Hakola, 94, of Rudyard, died Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace.  She was born January 15, 1921, to Opie and Edna (nee Shipley) Lovegrove in Ozark.  More...

Catherine ‘Katie’ Geske

Catherine V. More...

Vernon Munro

Vernon Rene Munro, 59, of De- Tour Village, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at his home.  He was born April 4, 1955, to William and Lorna (nee Ehle) Munro in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mr. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

February 2015  Mackinac Island Winter Carnival, February 7 – 8, Mackinac Island  Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship, February 12 –15, 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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