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Bent Ski Classic Is Saturday

The Bent Ski Classic, a snowmobile scavenger hunt, will take place at St. Ignace Saturday, February 27, regardless of whether the temperature is below freezing. More...

News

School Operating Millage To Be on Ballot in Pickford

Property owners in the Pickford Public Schools district will be asked to renew a non-homestead property tax for school operations Tuesday, March 8. The request will be on the same ballot as the presidential primary. More...

Line 5 Discussion Planned at Little Bear East March 5

Several speakers will present their concerns about the Enbridge Line 5 petroleum pipeline from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace. The program is open to the public.  More...

St. Ignace City Council Paid $1,100 for the Month of February

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,100 for the month of February. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Obituaries

Victoria Wynn

Victoria Marie Wynn, 87, of Goetzville, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born June 14, 1928, to Henry and Lorene (nee Waybrant) Wojnaroski in Detroit.  Mrs. More...

Joseph Rahilly

Lifelong Newberry resident Joseph Louis Rahilly passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, February 17, 2016, at Newberry Assisted Living Community, with his family at his side. More...

David Osterhout, Sr.

David L. Osterhout, Sr., 63, a Newberry area resident, owned and operated Osterhout Logging for more than 26 years. More...

Columns

Both Parties Spur Presidential Efforts in Michigan

Michigan Politics

With the March 8 Michigan presidential primary approaching, both parties last week accelerated assorted campaign activities.  More...

Les Cheneaux

The following news was reported in this column in February and March 1988: More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Come out Saturday, February 27, and enjoy the Millecoquin Lake Winter Carnival. The fun begins at 8 a.m. and continues throughout the day with fun activities and great food. The fourth annual Polar Eagle Plunge will start at 2 p.m.  More...

March 1 Is Grant Deadline

From broadband initiatives to afterschool services, applications for community development projects are coming in, and the Mackinac Economic Alliance encourages individuals and organizations anywhere in Mackinac, Chippewa, and Luce counties to submit More...

Primary Election Is March 8

The Michigan presidential primary will be Tuesday, March 8. Voters may cast ballots for a Democratic or a Republican candidate for president of the United States. More...

Historic Districts See Threat

People on Mackinac Island are increasingly concerned about the future of historic preservation, as legislation designed to diminish it makes its way through the state legislature. More...

Racers Overcome Flooded Track to Compete In

150 Laps on Hessel Bay

Van Sloten Racing of Rudyard took first place in the Hessel 150 ice oval vintage sled race Saturday, February 20, on Hessel Bay. More...

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Carrie Berkompas Named to Dean’s List for Fall Semester at Alma College

Carrie Berkompas of Rudyard has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at Alma College.   More...

Sports

LaVake Buzzer Beater Lifts Saints Over Bays; Kreski Scores 2,000th Career Point

David LaVake scored St. More...

Pickford Wins EUPC Title; MWBA Takes NLL Crown

The Pickford Panthers captured their first Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference championship since 2004 with a 71-68 road win over the Cedarville Trojans Friday, February 19.  More...

Saints Bowlers To Compete at TC Regionals

Morgan Thomas, in her first year of bowling, is competing on the boys team for St. Ignace. More...

Opinion

Historic Preservation vs. Property Rights—Why This Legislation?

To the Editor:  There was a time when historic preservation was common ground for politicians of all stripes. More...

Questions Remain About Safety of Line 5

To the Editor:  The Mackinac County Planning Commission has been carrying Enbridge’s oil for far too long.  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...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings February 15, 2016  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding. More...


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