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Curtis 4th of July: ‘Lots of People, Small-town Feel’

“It’s coming!” yelled Nate Stielstra as he sprinted toward his family along the main street of Curtis Sunday, July 5. More...

News

Mackinaw City and Two Townships Continue to Seek Fire Contract Deal

Mackinaw City, Mackinaw Township, and Wawatam Township are continuing fire contract discussions leading up to the village’s Thursday, July 9, public meeting on the topic. More...

St. Ignace Fire Department Purchases New Protective Equipment

The St. Ignace Fire Department purchased new personal protective equipment for its firefighters, known as turnout gear, with a $61,750 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. More...

Lee Chatfield To Host Local Office Hours Thursday, July 10

State Representative Lee Chatfield will be available to meet with people during office hours Thursday, July 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Java Joe’s in St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Kinross Speedpark Drivers Face Rivals in Special Race

The battle is on in the Kinross Speedpark Super Seven championship racing series. Three of the season’s seven races have been completed, producing plenty of on-track action.  Race 2  More...

Mackinaw City Youth Improve Skills at Basketball Camps

The Mackinaw City Comets basketball camp for grades three to seven: (not in order) Vanessa Groenewould, Isaac Valot, Sean Postula, Alicia Valot, Landon Whitman, Jack Kaminen, Lucas Bergstrom, Nick Vieau, Robert Godfrey, Brennan Thater, Aidan Ogle, Xa More...

Munoscong Golf League Results

The following results are from the Munoscong Mixed Golf League played Sunday, June 28:  First Place: Foursome of Moe Syrstad and Saundra Coullard and Mike and Penny Poluk, with a score of 33.  Second Place: Foursome Bill and Marilyn McKerch More...

Opinion

Celebrating American Freedom

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  The United States of America turned 239 years old last week. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Community Events

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING JUNE 17, 2015 AT 7:00 AM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Sherlund, Wellnitz. Absent – Carpenter (sick leave)   More...

Frog Fest Is This Weekend

Highlights Ecology In Cedarville Area

Environmental awareness, entertainment, and community spirit will be the themes for the 15th annual FrogFest in Cedarville Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Mustang Stampede Coming

Mackinaw City’s all-Ford Mustang Mackinaw Mustang Stampede car show will take place in the village from Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12. More...

Highway Project To Begin

Bacco Construction Company of Iron Mountain, contractor for I- 75 Business Loop repairs in St. Ignace, is expected to begin work around Monday, July 20. More...

Social

Raymon Perrault and Kelly LaJoice to Marry

Matthew and Loni LaJoice of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Lyn LaJoice, to Raymon Perrault, both of St. Ignace. Mr. Perrault is the son of Sherry Peterson of Moran and Roy Perrault of St. More...

Local Students Earn Northern Michigan University Degrees

Local students who were graduated from Northern Michigan University in May 2015 are Kevin Guillard of St.  More...

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Obituaries

Sally North

Sally North, 81, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, surrounded by her sons and daughters-in-law, after a lengthy illness.  More...

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Gallagher

Gerald “Jerry” Gallagher, 78, of Crystal Falls and formerly of St. More...

Elma Rubin

Elma M. Rubin, 99, passed away peacefully June 29, 2015, at War Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Donaldson October 19, 1915, to William and Leticia Beamish, the fourth of 12 children.  More...

Columns

Fixing State Roads Becomes Complex Issue for Politicians

Michigan Politics

Seldom have Michigan’s legislative and executive branches had such a complex issue as the current one on how to fix state roads. Potholes abound on roads and on political trails.  More...

Les Cheneaux

The past week was really enjoyable with warm days and cool nights. The sunsets were beautiful with a big, round, golden moon shining down on Les Cheneaux. Most days were in the 70s, just a typical Les Cheneaux day. Good sleeping at night. More...

Engadine-Gould City

The fifth annual “Ewe-per Fiber Fair” will be Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Three Lakes Academy on Main Street in Curtis. More...


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