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Leopold Festival Is This Weekend

Celebrates Nature at Les Cheneaux Islands

The second Aldo Leopold Festival will be Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15, in the Les Cheneaux Islands area. More...

City Upgrades Its Patrol Cars

Two new police cars will now be patrolling the streets of St. Ignace, purchased after Police Chief Mark Wilk, Sergeant Allen Mitchell and city mechanic Derek Packer traveled to northern Indiana Monday, April 11, to purchase both cars for $10,500. More...

News

Energy, Business Workforce, Line 5 Among Issues Brought to Sen. Peters on Visit

“Use us as an extension of your staff when you are interfacing with the federal government. That’s why we’re here,” U.S. Senator Gary Peters told a group of local people at the St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, May 4. More...

Mackinaw City, Emmet County Look at Rec Center Options

A second emergency generator and a 1,000-gallon propane tank to power it will soon be added to Mackinaw City’s emergency broadcasting tower at 600 Trails End Road to serve broadcast equipment for the Michigan Public Safety Communication System. More...

Wightman, Hoppenrath, and McGreevy Win Election

Danielle Wightman defeated incumbent Linda Price to become Mackinac Island’s city clerk during the general election Tuesday, May 3. Ms. Wightman received 168 votes to Ms. Price’s 81. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Girls Win Kiwanis Track Invitational; Pickford Places Second

The St. Ignace Saints girls and the Pickford Panthers boys won the 31st annual St. Ignace Kiwanis Track Invitational Friday, May 6.  More...

Mackinaw City Softball Splits With Boyne Falls in NLC Game

The Mackinaw City softball team split at home Tuesday, May 3, with its Northern Lakes Conference opponent Boyne Falls. The Comets (6-10, 3-3) were dealt a 23-6 loss in game one but rallied back to win game two 18-16.  More...

UPCOMING SPORTS SCHEDULES

Baseball/Softball May 12 at Newberry May 14 Saints Invite Track May 12 at East Jordan Invite May 13 at Munising May 16 at Boyne City Invite May 16 at Engadine   More...

Opinion

Fort de Buade Museum Is Alive and Thriving

To the Editor:  More...

Appreciates Sports Coverage of David Latva

To the Editor:  As a former teacher at LaSalle High School, where I taught from 1969 to 1981, I just missed having David Latva as a student, but I did have the opportunity and privilege to teach his three siblings, Dale, Dennis, and Vicki, plus More...

Columns

St. Ignace

The lawns are green, leaves are sprouting, flowers are blooming, and the warm spring days are here. We are looking forward to some awesome summer days.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

The Department of Natural Resources provided 4,000 red pine trees for students to plant at the school forest. Students in Science 8 and Environmental Science classes planted the trees Wednesday, May 4. More...

Les Cheneaux

Greetings, friends! What beautiful days and evenings we’ve had. The temperatures have been in the low 50s, with cool nights for sleeping. More...

Voters Turn Down Education Millage

Career Training Request Could Be Repeated

The millage proposal to fund career and technical education (CTE) classes throughout the region was narrowly defeated at the Tuesday, May 3, election. More...

Rudyard Schools To Be Remodeled

Voters Pass $3.9 Million Bond Proposal

Work will begin this summer to improve the Rudyard Area Schools building after voters passed a $3.9 million bond proposal Tuesday, May 3. Of 1,057 votes cast, 623 voted for the tax and 434 voted against it. More...

Pickford Students Place at Finals

Fifth grade students from Pickford Public Schools and Les Cheneaux Community Schools excelled at the Michigan History Day state level competition. The students, who had done well at Regional History Day in Sault Ste. More...

Social

Christine Bawol Is New Director of Ferry Operations

Christine Bawol has replaced Armand Horn as Shepler’s new director of operations for the St. Ignace dock. She oversees the dock’s daily activity, solving the wide array of problems that occur on ferry docks every day. More...

Carl Ingalls Receives Degree From Michigan Tech University

Carl Ingalls was graduated cum laude from Michigan Technological University in Houghton Saturday, April 30, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.  Mr. More...

John Eby Earns LSSU Degree

John Eby of St. More...

Obituaries

Sebastian ‘Sub’ LaTocha

Sebastian “Sub” LaTocha, 82, a longtime Mackinaw City businessman, passed away early Monday morning, May 2, 2016, at his home. More...

Jill Lester-Sterk

Jill Marie Lester-Sterk, 59, of St. Ignace, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 8, 2016, at the EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, following a short illness.  She was born July 2, 1956, to Allen and Margaret (nee Paquin) Lester in St. More...

Donald Hamlin

Lifetime Cedarville resident Donald Carl Hamlin died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Sault Ste. Marie. He was 52.  He was born January 22, 1964, to Donald and Susan (nee Gustafson) Hamlin in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mr. 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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