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Jeeps Will Cross Mackinac Bridge

Event Showcases EUP to 300+ Drivers

Jeep the Mac will take place this weekend, Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, at St. Ignace. More...

Election Is May 3

Voters in Mackinac, Chippewa, and Luce counties will decide whether to fund career and technical education for local high school students at a special election Tuesday, May 3. More...

News

Mackinac County Board of Commissioners Rejects Local Line 5 Forum

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners rejected plans for a public information forum intended to update area residents and answer questions about the Enbridge Line 5 petroleum pipeline Thursday, April 14. More...

American Legion Posts Will Gather With Legislators April 30

The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts will sponsor a legislative dinner Saturday, April 30, at the American Legion Post 50 at 916 River Avenue in Iron Mountain. It is open to the public.  More...

Michigan Townships Association Meeting to Be in Engadine April 25

The public is invited to a Michigan Townships Association (MTA) meeting at the Garfield Township Hall in Engadine Monday, April 25. State Senator Tom Casperson will be on hand to greet constituents from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Helen Bergman

Longtime Newberry resident Helen M. Bergman, 91, died Tuesday afternoon, April 12, 2016, at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.  She was born August 26, 1924, to Abraham and Selma (nee Mattson) Malmberg in Grand Marais.  Mrs. More...

Howard Messenger

Howard Ray Messenger, 95, of Drummond Island, died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at his home.  He was born June 2, 1920, to Andrew and Birdie (nee Van Sickle) Messenger in Perry.  More...

Helen Laakso

Helen Toini Laakso, 92, of Drummond Island, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016, in St. Ignace. She had lived on Drummond Island her entire life.  She was born April 11, 1923, to Tenho and Hilma (nee Aho) Jarvinen on Drummond Island.  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...

Many Prizes Up for Auction at Library

The annual Friends of the Library silent auction is underway at the St. Ignace Public Library and will conclude with an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28. More...

Road Plan Steers Toward Finding Common Ground

Continued future discussion and planning for bicycle safety and convenience can be expected between the City of St. Ignace and St. Ignace Township following a public hearing Monday, April 18. More...

Labor Shortfall Felt in Straits Area

Delays Have Impact in Mackinaw City

The federal H2B visa program, bringing international workers to the United States to temporarily fill a variety of positions, has been faced with a number of shortfalls this year as new policies regarding applications, computer issues, and an increas More...

Social

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Marley Dodson

BIRTH

Josh and Rose Rinke-Dodson of Oxford announce the birth of a daughter, Marley Rose Dodson, born Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Hurley Hospital in Flint. More...

Sports

Senior Class Adds Strength for Saints Softball, Baseball Teams in 2016 Season

Strong Numbers Key To Softball and Baseball   The senior class will provide the core strength of Saints softball and baseball teams for the 2016 seasons. This year’s rosters follow.  Softball  More...

Saints Open Golf Season At Inland Lakes Invitational

The St. More...

Upcoming Sports Schedule

April 28 Track at Engadine 29 Golf at Cedarville/Pickford 30 Track at Pickford Web Morrison Invite May 2 Golf at Mackinac Island 3 Track at Brimley   More...

Opinion

Township Vote Taken Too Soon On Business Spur Changes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Here in the beautiful Upper Peninsula, St. Ignace Township, we as citizens do expect certain behaviors and actions from our elected officials.  More...

Columns

Michigan Congressional Round-up

Michigan Politics

The already spirited battle to replace retiring 1st District U.S. Representative Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls) looms large as the most competitive of Michigan’s 14 congressional races this year.  More...

Les Cheneaux

It is finally warming up in Les Cheneaux. The temperatures are in the 50s and the sun is shining bright and beautiful. The sunrise over Hill Island, with its yellow, pink, and blue colors, was simply fantastic. More...

Les Cheneaux

The following account was printed in the Les Cheneaux News column in 1987:  More...


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