April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Birds of Prey Draw Fascination at Straits

Mackinaw City’s first Mackinaw Raptor Fest at the Mackinaw City Public Schools was popular Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, as the event drew more visitors than expected. More...

News

Report Raises Concerns About Well-being of Forests as Warming Climate Takes Toll

The most recent Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 2015 forest health report has some forestry experts worried about the state’s future ecological well-being.  More...

Make Governor and Legislature More Transparent and Accountable

The third week of March was Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of access to public information, and I was pleased to mark the occasion by participating in a bipartisan press conference at the Capitol to unveil legislation to increase government More...

North State Street Sewer Upgrade Is on Target for May 20 Completion Deadline

Work on the North State Street sewer project in St. Ignace has progressed well over the relatively warm winter. More...

Obituaries

Annette Cross

Annette M. Cross, 96, a former resident of Rexton since 1977, passed away early Saturday morning, April 2, 2016, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. More...

Donald ‘Don’ Frazier

Commercial fisherman Donald R. “Don” Frazier, 77, of Naubinway, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016, at the EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, after a lengthy illness.  More...

Columns

Great Lakes Issues Loom In Campaigns

Michigan Politics

Thankfully, Great Lakes issues are likely to become prime factors in 2016 congressional, gubernatorial, and presidential campaigns in Michigan – maybe more this year than ever before.  More...

St. Ignace

April showers bring flowers, and we started the month with snow. Oh, well, it will soon be gone. Many people are anxious to get started in their gardens.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

It’s hard to believe we are in the last nine weeks of the school year. Students and staff are working to recognize the learning targets established for this school year. More...

St. Ignace to Host Home Show, Expo

Free Admission at Arena This Weekend

People looking to do any home improvement, hunting, car shopping, decorating, or cooking may find exactly what they are looking for the St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo, and Gun Show this weekend at the Little Bear East Arena and Community Center. More...

New Study Maps Out Spill

Entire Area at Risk, Says U-M; Enbridge Says Impact Exaggerated

More than 700 miles of Great Lakes shoreline could be affected by a spill from the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac, predicts the latest study by University of Michigan hydrodynamics scientist David Schwab. More...

RC Cars Ready To Race

This Weekend At St. Ignace

The Spring Fling remote controlled car races will take place inside the event tent at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. More...

Sports

Abbey Ostman, Gage Kreski, St. Ignace Saints Girls Receive Top Honors

Ostman, Kreski, Saints Girls Receive Top Honors   St. More...

St. Ignace, Mackinaw City Spring Sports Schedules

St. Ignace Saints  Softball/Baseball Schedule   More...

Opinion

Company Courts Elected Officials While Citizens Ask for Prevention

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Communities throughout Michigan are working to “restrict Line 5 to nonoil cargos” now. More...

Ensure Washington Expands the Soo Locks

OPINION

It’s spring again in Michigan. One sure sign of spring is the reopening of the Soo Locks. From March to January every year, more than 4,500 ships carrying up to 80 million tons of cargo base pass through this vital economic port. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. The listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...


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