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Dutcher Earns Heritage Award

David Dutcher (pictured) will teach Marjorie Maracle to apply Iroquois beadwork to moccasins they will make. These antique versions show the style of beadwork they will use. See story on his Michigan Heritage Award, page 6.   More...

Heritage Award Goes to Wilson

Paul Wilson with a red-hulled scale model of a 17-foot wood canvas canoe he built at his home in Hessel. See story on his Michigan Heritage Award, page 7.   More...

News

National Wildlife Federation Threatens to Sue Pipeline Safety Administration

The National Wildlife Federation says it will sue the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) unless it meets its obligations to safeguard the oil pipeline under the Straits within 60 days. More...

Presidential Primary Election Is Tuesday in Michigan

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...

Contractors Sought to Analyze The Risks Associated With Line 5

Contractors interested in analyzing the risks associated with the Enbridge Line 5 petroleum pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac, and contractors interested in analyzing potential alternatives to Line 5, may submit proposals to the Michigan Pipeline S More...

Obituaries

Lowell Lindley

Lowell Robert Lindley, 54, of St. Ignace, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, February 24, 2016, at the home of his parents.  He was born May 22, 1961, to Robert and Yvonne (nee Summerby) Lindley in St. Ignace.  Mr. More...

Clarence Bumpus

Clarence Charles Bumpus, 104, of Rapid River, was a World War II Navy veteran and enjoyed a 39-year career as a time study engineer. He was a former Epoufette resident who had also lived at Tipton. Mr. More...

Robert Simpson

Robert Winfield Simpson, 68, of Trout Lake, passed away Wednesday morning, February 24, 2016, at his home on Wegwas Lake in Trout Lake Township. More...

Opinion

Convoy of Oil Tanker Trucks on Bridge Is Unlikely

To the Editor:  Enbridge wants us to envision an endless convoy of crude oil-laden trucks crossing the Mackinac Bridge, should crude oil be eliminated from Line 5.  More...

Throw the Whole Thing Out

To the Editor:  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

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES WORK SESSION TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 AT 7:00 PM  Call to Order: 8:00 AM   More...

Golfers To Play Near Bridge

This weekend at St. Ignace, people will have a chance to golf on the ice near the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula Ice Golf Scramble, which features activities Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5. More...

Fees to Reflect Expenses

Mackinaw City Seeks To Regulate Ferries

Mackinaw City will base its franchise fees for Mackinac Island ferry companies on the costs that the village says it incurs because of ferry traffic on city streets and other structures, according to a subcommittee that is developing the policy. More...

Barr: Apprenticeship Program

Scott Barr with a scale model of a clinker rowboat Tuesday, February 23, in the industrial arts classroom at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. More...

Captain To Speak March 10

Life and Work Aboard A Great Lakes Freighter

Everyone in the Straits area recognizes Great Lakes freighters, massive cargo vessels sometimes more than 1,000 feet long that transport bulk cargos. Tim Alfson is the captain of one of them, the Edwin H. More...

Social

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Gabriella Montie

BIRTH

Nick Montie and Leigha Dilday of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Gabriella Elizabeth Montie, born Monday, November 30, 2015, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Sports

Gage Kreski Sets Upper Peninsula, LaSalle High School Scoring Records

Gage Kreski scored 46 points to set a new Upper Peninsula and LaSalle High School career scoring record during the Saints’ 79-23 non-league home record win over the Pellston Hornets Saturday, February 27. More...

Father, Daughter Earn Black Belts Together

Earning a black belt in any form of martial art requires years of training and discipline, mastering lessons on all levels in pursuit of the ultimate goal. It can be a very rewarding experience, and even more rewarding when done together. St.  More...

Melissa Worden Wins Regional Bowling; Saints Girls Team Places Second

LaSalle High School senior Melissa Worden won the individual bowling regional competition and the Saints girls placed second in Traverse City Friday, February 26, so the bowlers will compete in the state finals at Royal Scot in Lansing this weekend. More...

Columns

Flint Water Crisis Gets Presidential Spotlight

Michigan Politics

Flint’s lingering contaminated water crisis looms large, not only in Michigan politics, but also in the presidential campaign. More...

Les Cheneaux

Sharron Wildfong of Traverse City was the winner of the first place prize of a Mackinac Bridge tower tour for two people at a raffle fundraiser drawing held Monday, February 22, at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

It was a great day for the Millecoquin Lake Winter Carnival and Polar Eagle Plunge. We appreciate the Top of the Lake Communities Association and the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club for continuing to hold a great event.  More...


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