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Emergency Alerts Coming for County

Starting this summer, the public can receive emergency alerts from Mackinac County Emergency Management via e-mail, Internet, or telephone. More...

Brass Band Offers St. Ignace Concert

Americana Tunes Will Be Highlight Sunday

The United Methodist Church in St. Ignace will host a professional performance by the Northern Michigan Brass Band, who will play a concert of Americana tunes beginning 3 p.m. More...

News

Multi-state Tribal Alliance Calls for Line 5 Closure

The Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes (MAST) called for immediate closure of the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac at a meeting in Washington, D.C last week, reported Aaron Payment, chairperson for the Sault Ste. More...

Legislation Scuttled That Would Threaten Historic Preservation

The proposed legislation that would have amended the Michigan Historic Preservation Act, making it more difficult to establish historic districts and easier to get rid of them, will not make it out of the House Committee on Local Government.  More...

Contractors for Line 5 Analysis Announced

Seven contractors submitted bids to analyze the Enbridge Energy Line 5 dual petroleum pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Sports

Pickford Girls, Boys Capture Team Titles at Web Morrison Invitational

Web Morrison coached the Pickford Panthers to 25 Upper Peninsula state championships. The Panthers captured titles in combined Class D/E from 1952 to 1959 and Class D crowns from 1960 to 1976. More...

Osborn Sets Morrison, Rudyard High Jump Record

Junior Jason Osborn of Rudyard set a new meet and school record in the high jump with a height of 6’ 3.5”. More...

Saints Hoopsters Honored During Awards Ceremony

The St. 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 TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016 AT 8:00 A.M.  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 8:10 AM  Roll Call: Present – Wellnitz, Carpenter, Sherlund, Reid, Rutledge.   More...

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Election Results - Free Access

ISD Careers Education Proposition Fails; All area election results posted here. More...

Sign Improvements Proposed for City

Preserving Bay Views, Aiding Commerce in Town Are Among Concepts Driving the Effort

A months-long study of the city’s sign regulations has resulted in proposed changes that will make some rules more clear and make it easier for businesses off the main street to direct traffic to their doors. More...

Chipman Hired For Equalization

Interim Equalization Director Pam Chipman was appointed Mackinac County equalization director in a 3-2 vote by the county board of commissioners Thursday, April 28. Some commissioners said Ms. More...

Wilkins To Head Post 62

At St. Ignace American Legion Post 62, longtime Post Commander Mike Lehto is stepping aside and handing his leadership role over to Mike Wilkins. Mr. More...

Social

Katie Hierholzer, Gage Kreski Named April LaSalle High Students of the Month

Katie Hierholzer and Gage Kreski, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been named April Students of the Month.  Katie Hierholzer  More...

Hudson Fountain

BIRTH

Justin and Cheyenne Fountain of Pickford announce the birth of a son, Hudson William-Elias Fountain, born Saturday, March 5, 2016, at Charlevoix Area Hospital in Charlevoix. More...

Community Foundation to Announce Grants and Scholarships

St. Ignace Area Community Foundation will host a ceremony Wednesday, May 18, at 5 p.m. in the St. Ignace Public Library Community Room, to award local students and community organizations scholarships and grants.  More...

Obituaries

Leonard Oliver

Leonard Craig Oliver, 77, of Mackinaw City died on Wednesday, April 20. Len was born September 10, 1938 in Wyandotte, MI to Cecil and Catherine (Gallaway) Oliver. More...

Mary Beall

Mary Margaret Beall of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday, April 30, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was 64.  She was born July 6, 1951, to Willard and Vera Fradenburg in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  Mrs. More...

Roger Huisman

Roger Huisman, 67, of Evergreen Shores in St. Ignace, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016, at the EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie. He had lived in St. Ignace for the past 18 years, where he was employed by the Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Some Michigan Roles in Presidential Race

Michigan Politics

Past and current elected Michigan officeholders have played key roles in the campaigning and commentary in the 2016 presidential race.  Particularly active has been former Governor Jennifer Granholm, who initially was a frequent member of divers More...

Mackinac Island

Sunday, May 1, was beautiful on Mackinac Island, with calm winds and warm temperatures. Grand Hotel opened Friday, April 29, and many people came to enjoy the hotel and Island. More...

St. Ignace

Warm and sunny days are in the forecast for the Straits area. It’s nice to see all the passenger boats out on the lake. More...


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