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Bicycle Racks Ready for Summer

On Mackinac Island, City and Businesses Are Gearing Up for A Busy Season

Mackinac Island city foreman Sid DeHaan displays a bicycle rack in the city workshop Friday, April 10. More...

News

Culinary School Offers Class April 20

A cooking class will be offered at the Les Cheneaux Culinary School in Hessel Monday, April 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Instructor Betty Jones will teach participants how to make pierogis. The class is limited to 12 students. Cost is $35 per adult. More...

Cedarville Dodgeball Night Is Friday

The first Family Dodgeball Night will be Friday, April 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the John Duncan Gymnasium at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students. More...

Chatfield To Host Local Office Hours

State Representative Lee Chatfield will be available to meet with people during office hours Friday, April 24, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Dixie Saloon Restaurant in Mackinaw City, and Monday, April 27, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Davenport Member of LSSU Title Team

Justin Davenport of Cedarville served on the Lake Superior State University Lakers men’s basketball coaching staff this season. More...

Northern Michigan Golfers Compete at Augusta

Two young golfers from northern Michigan were among those taking part in a national competition in Augusta, Georgia. Cheboygan nine-year-old P.J. More...

Clement, Brown To Be Honored at Banquet

Former Miss Basketball and St. Ignace Saints standout Krista Clement will be inducted into the 44th Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Saturday, May 9, at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris.  More...

Columns

Benishek, Peters Tout Aid for Vets

Michigan Politics

There are encouraging bipartisan efforts by Michigan lawmakers on Capitol Hill to correct the pitiful way that the nation deals with its veterans on hospital wait lists and other issues.  More...

St. Ignace

Beautiful spring days are here at last. The sunshine and blue skies certainly brighten everything up.  The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Tuesday, April 21, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the St. Ignace United Methodist Church.  More...

Les Cheneaux

This past week was warm and sunny, although it was cool in the evenings. Much of our snow has melted, and part of the ice in Cedarville Bay has broken open. It’s wonderful to see bright blue water.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  April 6, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, 2015 in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding.   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING  MARCH 18, 2015 AT 7:00 PM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:05 PM  Roll Call: Present – Rutledge, Carpenter, Reid, Wellnitz, Sherlund.   More...

Forecast Is Bright for Tourism This Season

U.P. Could Become Its Own Brand, Says Travel Mich.

Low gas prices, growing consumer confidence, and an expansion of the Pure Michigan marketing campaign suggest that 2015 will be a strong year for Michigan tourism. More...

Bureau, Village Seeking Events Partnership Deal

Mackinaw City Events Would Get Break on Fees, Village Would Get Advertising in Proposed Exchange Now in Development

The Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau and the Village of Mackinaw City want to reach a deal that will save the visitors bureau money in village events fees and get some advertising space for village facilities in return. Talks are ongoing. More...

Effort Underway To Keep Jail Work Crews

Citing jail work crew programs as valuable assets to inmates and local communities, Sheriff Scott Strait told the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners he plans to do everything he can to keep them operating. More...

RC Car Racing Is This Weekend at St. Ignace

The cars may be small but the action will be intense Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, during the 15th annual Spring Fling remote controlled car race in St. Ignace. This year’s race will be held inside Little Bear East Arena. More...

Social

Marceline Mason Earns Degree From Grand Valley State University

Marceline Mason, daughter of Brian and Michelle Kenny of Cedarville and granddaughter of Marceline Waggoner of Hessel, has earned a master’s degree in speech pathology from Grand Valley State University.   More...

Joseph Schlehuber To Wed Fern Fitzpatrick

Sandra McLean of Eastlake announces the engagement of her daughter, Fern Areal Fitzpatrick, to Joseph Patrick Schlehuber, son of Patrick Schlehuber of St. More...

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Obituaries

Kent Holwadel

Kent Ferris Holwadel, 82, of Hyde Park, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2015.  He was born November 1, 1932, to Earl and Clara (nee Ferris) Holwadel in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Mr. Holwadel was graduated from Withrow High School in 1950. More...

Stella Grzymala

Stella Mary Grzymala, 68, of Howell, passed away unexpectedly early Sunday morning, March 8, 2015, at Providence Park Hospital in Novi.  She was born April 13, 1946, to Leo and Ann (nee Marshall) Krzeminski on Mackinac Island.  Mrs. More...

Gail Goetz

Gail Marie Goetz, 80, of Kinross, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and its side effects. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

April 2015  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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