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Where Is Winter?

Climate Center Predicts A Warmer Season, Less Snow for EUP This Year

Above-average temperatures and below-average precipitation associated with a strong El Niño weather system are expected to characterize this winter in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

News

Mackinaw City Village Council Affirms Permit Following Zoning Appeal

The Mackinaw City Village Council affirmed a zoning permit issued by the village earlier this year during its Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday, December 3, while also delaying a decision on a second appeal. More...

St. Ignace City Council Paid $1,180 in September, $1,500 in October, $1,520 in November

September  St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,180 for the month of September. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

DDA Committee Reviewing Zoning Ordinance to Meet Dec. 16

A meeting of the Plan and City Zoning Committee of the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority is scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, at 8 a.m., in City Hall. More...

Sports

Saints Finish First at Petoskey Invitational; Defeat Marquette, Brighton

The St. Ignace Saints defeated the Marquette Redettes 49-46 in overtime for the championship of the Petoskey Invitational Saturday, December 5, and downed the Brighton Bulldogs 51-49 in the semifinals Friday, December 4. More...

Saints Football Team Honored During Awards Banquet

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Mackinaw City Library to Host Holiday Open House Dec. 16

The Mackinaw Area Public Library will host a holiday open house Wednesday, December 16, from noon to 7 p.m., at the library. Participants can admire the Snow Village there and try a scavenger hunt to find items in the village. More...

Recreation Complex Earns State Funding

Plans Move Ahead for St. Ignace Ball Fields, More

The city’s proposed outdoor recreation park at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace has been approved for a $280,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  More...

City Will Reconstruct North Half of Truckey

The full width of Truckey Street will be rebuilt this winter, as the St. Ignace City Council agreed Monday, December 7, to replace the north lane of the street. More...

All Is Merry and Bright

At Cedarville Christmas Party

Top, right: At the Clark Township Christmas Party at the community center in Cedarville are (from left) Susan Rutledge, Jeri Griffin, and Ernie Hagen. More...

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Shoberg Receives Award for Sewer Upgrades

Clark Township Sewer Advisory Board Chairman John Shoberg was given an award for his work to upgrade the Clark Township sewer system by the board of trustees Wednesday, November 18. More...

Gustafson Graduated From U.S. Navy Guard Training

Airman Zachary Gustafson was graduated from initial training from the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard Tuesday, November 3, in Washington, D.C.  More...

Obituaries

Lilia Alejandra ‘Ale’ Ruiz

Alejandra known as “Ale” by her Father, was born in Mexico City July 24, 1991 to Alejandro Ruiz and Lilia Gomez, died December 2, 2015, in Mexico City, in a motor vehicle accident. More...

Columns

Multimedia Push for More Open Government

Michigan Politics

This fall, the weather has provided an abundance of sunshine in Michigan. More...

Les Cheneaux

Dale and Connie McConkey of Pickford celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, November 26. Several family members joined them in the celebration. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

December is a time to focus on giving. The students of Engadine Schools will be giving to others.  The girls basketball team decorated sugar cookies and delivered them to area residents this past weekend. More...


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