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Spring Will Bring Card Use at Booths

Mackinac Bridge Toll Booths Program

Drivers using the Mackinac Bridge who have been waiting to use credit cards at the toll booths are expected to get their wish by sometime this spring.  More...

News

Riders Warned To Use Caution on Snowmobile Trails

With varying amounts of snowfall so far this season across the northern section of the state, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging snowmobilers to use caution riding trails.  More...

Island Snowmobile Deaths Can Now Proceed to a Jury Trial

The cause of death for two sisters who died in a snowmobile crash on Mackinac Island in 2010 can proceed to a jury trial, now that the Michigan Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal. More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,770 for Month of October

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,770 for the month of October. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Obituaries

Diane Miller

Diane Marie Miller, 69, of Chocolay Township near Marquette, passed away Wednesday evening, December 28, 2016, at her home, in the care of her family and caregivers of Lake Superior Hospice.  More...

Paul ‘Pete’ Merchberger

Paul “Pete” Regis Merchberger, Jr., 77, of Barbeau, died Thursday, December 22, 2016, at home.  He was born November 19, 1939, to Paul and Agnes (nee Bedard) Merchberger in Pontiac.  Mr. More...

Gail Lytle

Gail Lynn Lytle, 42, of Drummond Island, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at her daughter’s home.  She was born June 24, 1974, in Saginaw. 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...

Programs Planned On Trails Saturday

Stomp the Park Ends Day With Evening Hike, Beach Bonfire, and View of Bridge

This Saturday, January 7, people can put on coats, hats, gloves, and snowshoes or skis and explore the trails of the St. Ignace area during Winter Trails Day, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is a free event for the entire family. More...

Snowmobile Clubs Make Season Plans

Consortium May Be Formed by EUPRPDC

A short portion of snowmobile Trail 472, just west of Kinross, will be closed for the season after a grooming machine became submerged in a peat moss swamp. This incident was among those discussed when the Eastern U.P. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Wrestlers Win Rogers City Tournament; Third at Munising

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve was a busy and satisfying one for the St. Ignace wrestling team. More...

JANUARY SWIMMING SCHEDULE

All matches at 5 p.m. unless noted  RUDYARD SWIMMING  January 18 at Manistique 21 at Marquette Invitational (TBA) 24 Rudyard (5:30 p.m.) 28 Rudyard Invitational (10 a.m.) 31 at Sault Ste. Marie   More...

JANUARY WRESTLING SCHEDULES

All matches at 6 p.m. unless noted ST. IGNACE WRESTLING January7 at Escanaba (10 a.m.)(Invitational)11 at St. Ignace (SAC)18 at Sault Ste. Marie (SAC)21 at Marquette (TBA)25 at Rudyard (SAC) More...

Opinion

Democracy Is A Tool That People Use To Make Decisions Together

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  A few years ago, a noted economist said that democracy only works in a growing economy. Without a return to economic growth, the democratic experiment will fail. More...

Columns

Republicans Had Success At County Level

Michigan Politics

This year begins with Republicans looming dominant not only in Washington and Lansing, but also controlling 69% of Michigan’s 83 county board commission seats statewide.  More...

All About The Town

What do you like to read on a cold winter’s night?  Are you a mystery and suspense reader? More...

Mackinac Island

The weather was very nice this past weekend and we received about four inches of snow Saturday, December 31. The snow made walking and snowmobiling much better. Folks came from far and near to celebrate New Year’s on Mackinac Island. More...


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