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Santa Gets A Little Help From His Friends

Santa Claus received a little festive help from his friends in Mackinaw City Thursday, December 22, as a team of students from the Mackinaw City Public Schools, including many National Honor Society members, and additional volunteers teamed up at the More...

News

Falling Ice, Wind Bring Closures at the Mackinac Bridge and Power Outages

Unseasonably warm weather and a strong windstorm resulted in closures at the Mackinac Bridge Monday, December 26, and power outages in other parts of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. About 4,900 EUP residents lost power owing to the storm.  More...

Civilians To Learn About Police Work with Citizens Academy

Winter Program at Manistique, Spring Program in St. Ignace

People will get a rare look at how police work is done in the upcoming Michigan State Police Citizens’ Academy program. More...

25% of Tribal Housing Units To Be Designated Smoke Free

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has established that 25% of its tribal housing units will be smoke free at each of the nine housing locations across the tribe’s seven-county area. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Wrestlers Pin Conference Competition for Two Wins

Wednesday night, December 21, was a good one for the St. Ignace wrestling team as it hosted a Straits Area Conference meet at home and won both its matches. More...

Sportsmen’s Club’s Announces 2016 Big Buck Contest Winners

The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club in St. Ignace announces the winners of the 2016 Big Buck Contest, as follows:  (Results based on number of antler points, plus the widest inside spread in inches)  More...

Engadine Closes Out 2016 With Victory Over Rudyard

The Engadine girls basketball team closed out the year 2016 with one last victory at home Monday, December 19, against Rudyard. The Eagles soared past the Bulldogs 58- 40 after outscoring them in three of the four quarters.  More...

Columns

Michigan Lawmakers Tout National Security

Michigan Politics

As key Great Lake states members of Congress, it is no surprise that some from Michigan, including Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, have long been champions on environmental issues like the Soo Locks, water diversions, and Asian carp.  But so More...

Mackinac Island

Our beautiful winter wonderland has disappeared. We’ve had rain, freezing rain, and wind. The wind blew at speeds of more than 54 miles an hour Monday, December 26. More...

Rexton-Garnet

As in Christmases past, folks in our tiny towns enjoyed the company of family and friends this holiday season. The weather seems to always be a factor in the plans that are made, or, in some cases, cancelled. More...

Cheeseman Will Succeed Nelson As Hospital CEO

The Mackinac Straits Health System has appointed St. Ignace native and 16-year staffer Karen Cheeseman as chief executive officer effective this July, following the retirement of Rod Nelson, who has been CEO for 17 years. More...

Kasper Has Seen Dept. Grow Over 62 Years of Service

A changing of the guard is imminent for the Clark Township Volunteer Fire Department as longtime chief Chet Kasper, Jr., retired from the position at the start of December. Mr. More...

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Belleville, Ward Are LaSalle Students of the Month

Jordan Belleville and Eric Ward, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as December Students of the Month by school faculty.   Jordan Belleville  More...

Harbaugh Fettig

BIRTH

Gregg and Lani Fettig of Moran announce the birth of a son, Harbaugh Lee Fettig, born Thursday, September 1, 2016, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Obituaries

Mary ‘Cindy’ Marsh

Lifelong Newberry resident Mary L. “Cindy” Marsh, 62, died Monday morning, December 19, 2016, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. More...

William Morrison

William J. Morrison, 84, of Mackinaw City, was a businessman and an avid sailor and master scuba diver. Mr. More...

Tammy Fagan

Tammy Sue Bazinau Fagan, 47, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016, at Fairview Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.  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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