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‘Unearthing the Past’

Archeologist Lynn Evans holds a small shard of English pottery discovered last summer in the Southeast Rowhouse House E in Colonial Michilimackinac. More...

News

Michigan Citizens Need Access to Information To Be Able To Evaluate Government

If someone told you they were going to spend your money and make rules about how you live your life, you would have lots of questions and ask for all kinds of information.  More...

New Law Lowers Blood Alcohol Limits for Snowmobile Riders

A new law lowering the maximum blood alcohol content allowed for snowmobile drivers is a step in the right direction for the Michigan Snowmobile Association.  More...

Bill Aims To Fight Asian Carp, Other Species

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to prevent Asian carp and other invasive species from damaging the Great Lakes economy and ecosystem. The legislation authorizes the U.S. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Prevails Over Hillman in Regional Finals

Class D Girls Regional 31 At Rudyard High School   The St. More...

Saints Upset Trojans in Regional Semifinals

The St. Ignace Saints pulled off an upset of the boys basketball season with a 73-61 win over the previously undefeated Cedarville Trojans during the Class D regional semifinals at Pellston High School Monday, March 16. More...

EUPC, NLL All-Conference Teams Selected

Boys: Senior Joey Duncan of Cedarville was selected Player of Year in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference. More...

Columns

Snyder Stresses Increase in Renewable Energy

Michigan Politics

“Michiganders need to know that when they flick on the switch, they can depend on the power and heat being there for the homes and businesses.”   More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

A few years ago, several members of the community met to discuss long-term needs of the district, and how to best serve our students and community. The “Secure the Future” campaign came out of this meeting. More...

‘The Next Step Is Always Something You Haven’t Done Before’

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

I was listening to an interview with Jack Welch the other day. Jack is the former CEO of General Electric, or GE. The interviewer asked Jack to describe what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Jack gave an answer that sounded good. More...

Ruling Suspends Worker Program

The federal H-2B visa program that brings skilled hospitality workers to Straits area hotels, restaurants, and other businesses was suspended in early March, leaving some local businesses without enough workers for the summer tourist season.  More...

Sports Complex Is Finding Support

New Development at Little Bear East

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Cedarville Dock Plan Moving Ahead

A plan for transient docking at Cedarville was recommended by the Clark Township Planning Commission Tuesday, March 10. More...

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Local Teaching Students Conclude Training

Last fall’s Lake Superior State University teacher interns have finished student teaching in Michigan and Ontario public, charter, and parochial school classrooms.  More...

Scholarship Available for Health Care Students

The Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center at Northern Michigan University has announced the availability of a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating high school senior. More...

Obituaries

George Peaine, Sr.

George P. Peaine, Sr., 91, of St. Ignace Township, was a commercial fisherman for all of his life. More...

Rudolph Sherlund

Lifelong Cedarville resident Rudolph August Sherlund served with the 388th Fighter Squadron in Europe during World War II. He later established and operated an excavating company. Mr. Sherlund died peacefully Thursday, March 12, 2015, at home. More...

Jeri Bailey

Jeri Lee Bailey, 71, of Drummond Island, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015, at home, with her family at her side.  She was born July 2, 1943, to Donald and Frances (nee Hill) Stillabower in Wayne.  Mrs. Bailey grew up in DeTour Village. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

April 2015  St. Ignace Home Show and Spring Expo, April 11 –12, St. Ignace  15th Annual Spring Fling Remote Control Car Race, April 17 – 18, 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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