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Love of Athletics Fuels 30-year Career for Latva

The excitement of touchdown runs, three-point baskets at the buzzer, and 100-yard sprints in front of cheering crowds have filled three decades worth of stories and photographs for sportswriter David Latva, who attributes his enthusiasm for the work More...

News

EUP Firm Hired to Design Cedarville’s Docking Facility; Recreation Board Established

The Clark Township Board of Trustees chose a firm to design and manage construction of Cedarville’s new public boating facility, established membership for a local recreation board, and approved language for an addition to the township’s More...

Bill to Exempt Maple Sap Transport from Seasonal Road Restrictions

Michigan maple syrup makers will have an easier road to transport maple sap now that Public Act 72 has been signed into law. It adds maple sap to a list of agricultural commodities exempted from seasonal weight restrictions on roads.  More...

Motion Denied in Terpening Case

A motion for reconsideration by the defense in the trial of former St. Ignace teacher Stephanie Terpening was denied Monday, March 21. More...

Obituaries

Norma Tessmer

Norma Jean Tessmer, 69, was employed as a teacher’s aide at Pickford Public Schools for many years. She truly loved her job, the staff, and the students. Mrs. More...

Andrew Laswell

United States Coast Guard Seaman Andrew Scott Laswell, 26, of St. Ignace and Clifton Park, New York, died Sunday, April 3, 2016, in St. Ignace. More...

Stephen McCoon

Stephen Scott McCoon, 51, of Newberry, passed away Monday, April 4, 2016. He had been a resident of Newberry for the past five years.  He was born February 15, 1965, to Robert and Penelope (nee Howell) McCoon in Cass City.  More...

Columns

Les Cheneaux

The new Lynn Auto Parts store in Cedarville opened for business Friday, April 1. Mike and Kelly Rudd will manage the store. They are both helpful and knowledgeable.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

M-STEP testing begins for our students this week. English language arts and mathematics will be assessed in grades 3 through 8; science in grades 4, 7, and 11, and social studies in grades 5, 8, and 11. More...

St. Ignace

Mother Nature is certainly the boss of our weather. More...

Jobs Outnumber Workers Again At St. Ignace Fair

In Mackinac County, the jobless rate skyrockets to among the highest in the United States during the winter months, but at a job fair in St. Ignace Tuesday, April 5, potential employers could barely find enough people to fill their job openings. More...

Western Townships Struggle With EMS

Finances, Distance, Population Are Challenges

Townships in western Mackinac County will consider hiring a consultant this month to study emergency medical services in Portage, Garfield, Hendricks, Hudson, and Newton townships. More...

Enbridge Addresses Safety Questions

“You don’t have to choose between the environment and energy,” Jason Manshum of Enbridge Energy told citizens and officials who gathered to hear a presentation about Line 5 Tuesday morning, April 5. More...

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Hetherington, Laver to Wed

ENGAGEMENT

Curtis and Michelle Hetherington of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Hetherington, to Travis Laver, both of Carp Lake. Mr. Laver is the son of Kevin and Melissa Laver, formerly of St. More...

Sports

Pickford, Rudyard, DeTour, Engadine, Mackinac Island Spring Sports Schedules

Pickford Co-op Baseball, Softball Schedules   More...

Pickford Honors 2015-2016 Winter Sports Athletes

The Pickford Panthers winter sports athletic award winners include: (front, from left) Taylor Opolka (varsity most improved), Kayla Rambo (varsity most valuable), Jordan Stebleton (varsity coach’s award), Mary Tinker (varsity sportsmanship), Vi More...

Les Cheneaux Trojan Trek Fundraiser Will Be April 17

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools fifth grade class will cheer on participants taking part in the Trojan Trek five-kilometer walk-and-run at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Islander Bar in Hessel. More...

Opinion

Politics as a Family Affair

Michigan Politics

Family ties long have been prominent in Michigan politics, including the Levins, Millikens, Romneys, Dingells, and for decades, especially of late on the Republican fundraising front, the DeVos family of Amway fame.  More...

Recent Study on Spills in the Straits of Mackinac Misses the Mark

To the Editor:  A recent study sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has left the wrong impression on what could happen on our Great Lakes.  More...

David Latva Sports Coverage Is Unprecedented

To the Editor:  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...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIPBOARD OF TRUSTEESREGULAR MEETINGMONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016AT 7:00 P.M. More...


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