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Gathering of Eagles Celebrates Tradition

“It’s just part of you, to be here,” said Carl Andress of Hessel as drums symbolizing the heartbeat of Mother Earth emanated from the drum arbor and dancers rounded the arena during the Gathering of the Eagles powwow Saturday, Augus More...

Corvettes Rumble In

Mackinaw City Show Is This Weekend

Corvettes of all ages and speeds will be displayed at this weekend’s 26th annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show in Mackinaw City. More...

News

Next Steps on Oil Pipeline Under Straits Discussed at Mackinac Island Forum

“Where should the pipeline be?”  More...

Small Demonstration at Rexton Focuses on Treaty of 1836

Demonstrators wearing Occupy Rexton shirts camped out and kept a small fire burning over the weekend in protest of the state’s decision to sell about 10,000 acres of public land to Graymont mining company in March. More...

St. Ignace Resident Tom Hamel’s Trial Pushed Back to October

The federal trial of St. Ignace resident Tom Hamel has been pushed back from July to October. Mr. More...

Obituaries

Harley Curtis

Harley George Curtis, 84, of Drummond Island, died Sunday, August 16, 2015, at his home.  He was born May 27, 1931, to George and Ruth (nee Childs) Curtis in Lansing. Mr. More...

Victor Shureb, Jr.

Victor Albert Shureb, Jr., 65, of Pickford, died Sunday, August 16, 2015, at home.  He was born August 3, 1950, to Victor and Elma (nee Johnson) Shureb in Highland Park. He grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  More...

Barbara LaJoice

Barbara Mae LaJoice, 91, of St. Ignace, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015, at the Hospice of the Straits in Cheboygan.  She was born September 13, 1923, to Carl and Lillian (nee St. Andrew) Mortensen in St. Ignace.  More...

Powwow Shares Culture, History

St. Ignace: Rendezvous at the Straits

The ninth annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow will celebrate Native American culture at the Father Marquette National Memorial in Moran Township near St. Ignace Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23. More...

Engadine Charity Reaches Milestone

Engadine’s Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) food pantry and thrift store will celebrate its opening Friday, August 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Dreyer Swims Towing Barge, Car

Nears Island, Only to Be Blown Back to St. Ignace, But Fights Currents to Finish Feat

Jim Dreyer, an athlete who performs feats of strength, swam from American Legion Park in St. Ignace to the British Landing dock on Mackinac Island Saturday, August 15. More...

Sports

Claudette Brown, Kevin Matson Win City Golf Finals

Claudette Brown and Kevin Matson were crowned St. Ignace Golf Club champions Sunday, August 16.  Brown carded an 18-hole score of 196 to edge Michelle Clements, who had 200, for the women’s title.  More...

Lester, Pemble, and Lester Card 61 to Win Saints Golf Scramble

The trio of Ed Lester, Uzz Pemble, and Eddie Lester carded an 18-hole score of 61 to win the 13th Annual St. Ignace Saints Girls/Boys Basketball Golf Scramble at the St. Ignace Golf Club Saturday, August 15.  More...

Horseshoe League Results

Reported August 20, 2015   Women’s AA: Wendrick’s Truss 96, Clyde’s Kinross 72, Hakola Logging 59, Chippewa Animal Clinic 56, Eclipse Salon 56, DeMawating Development 38, Dan’s Dolls 23.  More...

Columns

Stabenow, Peters Push Great Lakes Protections

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s current Democratic U.S. senators, as well as some of their predecessors such as Carl Levin, are leaders in pushing for federal action in protecting the Great Lakes on a wide range of issues.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Last week The Legend of Barefoot Dave story was given to me by his relative, Karen Hayes. More...

Rexton-Garnet

The annual Rexton Mennonite Church and Naubinway Christian Fellowship picnic was held Sunday, August 16, at the home of Esther Bigelow at the far end of the point on Epoufette Bay, bringing together both congregations and some longago members who wer More...


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