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Les Cheneaux

Low Gas Prices, Plenty of Boaters

Business owners in Cedarville and Hessel say there has been greatly increased business this summer, as well as staffing shortages at restaurants, gift shops, marinas, and gas stations.  At Bonnie Mikkelsen’s businesses, Hessel Grocery and More...

Events Celebrate St. Ignace History

Both Downtown Museums to Host Activities; Rendezvous Powwow to Follow

St. Ignace History Week will celebrate our past and bring community and visitors together for seven days of workshops, demonstrations, historical reenactments, talks, and performances. More...

News

2 Brownfield Workshops Will Offer Information This Week

The public at workshops to discuss the basics of brownfield development offered by the Mackinac Economic Development Alliance this week. More...

Firefighters Aid Boy Stranded On Cliffside Near Arch Rock

The Mackinac Island Fire Department rescued a young boy who was stranded on a cliff near Arch Rock Saturday afternoon, August 8. The call came in at about 1:20 p.m. and the fire department was on the scene within 10 minutes.  More...

One Injured in Boating Mishap

A woman received a minor injury when two boats collided on the water between Cedarville and Hessel Wednesday, August 5. More...

Obituaries

Marie Bawks

Marie Margaret Bawks, 87, of Hessel, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015, at her home, with all of her children at her side.  She was born October 20, 1927, to Alphonse and Margarette (nee Bigelow) Provencal in Dearborn.  More...

Russell Nelson

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Mary Swiercz

Longtime Gould City resident Mary L. Swiercz, 81, of Engadine, died Friday morning, August 7, 2015, at U.P. Health Systems in Marquette.  She was born May 12, 1934, to Harry and Emma (nee Sly) McNeil in Gould City.  Mrs. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings August 3, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

St. Ignace

Rising Awareness May Be Paying Off

“It’s been a busy, wonderful summer,” said St. Ignace Visitors Bureau Director Mindy Rutgers. “All the business owners I’ve talked to are very happy. More...

Mackinac Island

Good Weather Brings Big Crowds

Marked by good weather and big crowds, the 2015 tourist season on Mackinac Island has started off strong. More...

Mackinaw City

Sky Park Proves Popular Draw

Business is good in Mackinaw City this year, as hot weather downstate has encouraged visitors to head north to cool down and have fun. More...

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Sports

Dorene Ingalls Earns Induction Into U.P. Sports Hall of Fame

St. Ignace Saints girls basketball coach Dorene Ingalls is among the 10 newest members of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame that will be inducted during the 45th annual banquet May 14, 2016.  More...

Saints Junior High Volleyball Will Begin Practice August 24

The St. Ignace Saints junior high volleyball teams will begin practice Monday, August 24. For more information, contact Saints varsity coach Debbie Brandstrom at (906) 430-5556.   More...

Saints Football Team to Host Food Drive

The St. Ignace Saints varsity and junior varsity football team will host a food drive Thursday, August 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Coach Marty Spencer at (906) 430-1380.   More...

Columns

Great Lakes Trio Does Well in GOP Debate

Michigan Politics

In last week’s first GOP presidential debate in Cleveland, hosted by Fox News, most of the media buzz was about provocative billionaire real estate tycoon Donald Trump, who has big leads in early polls, but suggests he might run as an independe More...

St. Ignace

Summer is in full swing in St. Ignace. The downtown streets are crowded every day with traffic bringing folks from far and near. It seems like there is an event or activity here almost every day. More...

The Legend of ‘Barefoot Dave’

Les Cheneaux

There have been many stories about the colorful, legendary character David “Barefoot Dave” Sugden, who settled in the Les Cheneaux Islands many years ago. A relative of Dave’s, Karen S. More...


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