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Kids Go Fishing Saturday

Kids Fishing Day will be at Castle Rock Ponds Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A community event promoting outdoor recreation and family fun, it is free of charge and corresponds with the state’s Free Fishing Weekend. More...

News

Lee Chatfield and Other Michigan Legislators Visit Top of Mackinac Bridge

Levering State Representative Lee Chatfield and a dozen legislators from around Michigan visited the Mackinac Bridge Thursday, May 28, for a rare chance to visit the top of the South Tower. Mr. More...

Detroit and ‘Up North’ Are Closer Than You Think

If any of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference attendees drove a different route back home instead of I-75, they might have seen some similarities to Detroit—slum and abandoned houses, vacant farms and other land, and More...

With a Hobby Farm in Moran, Thurston Sets Out to Make His Own Fish Fertilizer

“It really doesn’t smell at all, once it’s fermented,” Dave Thurston said, holding out a bottle of brown, opaque liquid. He’s right. More...

Obituaries

Jane ‘Janey’ Hart

Jane B. "Janey" Hart, widow of the late U.S. Senator Philip A. Hart, died Friday, June 5, 2015, in West Hartford, Connecticut, where she had lived her final years under care near her daughter, Cammie. More...

Fredric Massena

Fredric Massena, 90, of Cedarville, died peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015, at Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville.  He was born November 9, 1924, to Frederick and Martha (nee Hazzard) Swallow in Washington, D.C.  More...

Melvin Spencer

Melvin Spencer, 84, of San Isidro, Texas, and Pickford, was a welder, carpenter, and mechanic who worked on the International Bridge, the Soo Locks, and Railroad Bridge in the Sault Ste. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings June 1, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding.   More...

County Projects Planned

Projects expected to cost roughly $151,000 are planned for the Mackinac County Courthouse in St. Ignace in 2015. They are to be paid with proceeds from the sale of tax-foreclosed properties. More...

Festival Will Highlight Ideas of Aldo Leopold

“There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to land,” said conservationist Aldo Leopold, whose life and influence are to be celebrated this month at a Les Cheneaux festival in h More...

Caretakers of Tradition: 15 Boat Builders Graduated

“This is what it’s all about. More...

Social

Spencer Crystal, Sharman Colegrove Wed

WEDDING

Sharman Elise Colegrove of St. Ignace and Spencer Joseph Crystal of Albion, Texas, formerly of Cheboygan and St. Ignace, were united in marriage Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 11 a.m. More...

Jack and Bonnie Joseph Mark 50th

Jack and Bonnie Joseph of St. Ignace will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 13, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., with family and friends at the home of their son, Todd, at 3813 Belonga Road in St. Ignace. More...

Chambers, Berkompas, Wheeler Named to Dean’s List at Alma

Local students named to the dean’s list at Alma College for the winter 2015 term are Maggie Chambers of Mackinac Island, Carrie Berkompas of Rudyard, and Grace Wheeler of St. Ignace.   More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints, Cedarville Trojans Varsity Track Teams End 2015 Season

At left: The St. More...

Rain Postpones Kinross Opener to June 14

Sunday, June 7, was to be opening day for the 2015 season at the Kinross Speedpark but rain has caused a postponement. More...

Columns

GOP ‘Elephant Herd’ Hopefuls Might Hit Michigan Trails

Michigan Politics

The way 2016 presidential primaries are shaping up, Michigan could see an unprecedented swarm of visiting candidates in coming months, especially among Republicans. The “elephant herd,” as described by The Wall Street Journal.  More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather has improved and warmed up. The lilacs are blooming and they are beautiful. There is a pretty bunch between Sadie Nye’s house and First Union Church. They are so pretty and have a great fragrance. More...

St. Ignace

Graduation ceremonies in our area are over for this school year. The St. Ignace Middle School held eighth grade graduation Monday evening, June 1, with 45 students graduating. More...


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