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Festival Celebrates St. Ignace Heritage

Experience a Glimpse of 1700s Cultures

Established in 1671 by Jesuit missionary Father Jacques Marquette, St. Ignace is 346 years old. It is one of the oldest continuously occupied settlements in the United States. More...

Island Hosts Large Crowds July 2 - 5

Visitors came in droves to Mackinac Island during the long Independence Day weekend, a period Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry President Chris Shepler described as the busiest days for his company since the 1980s. More...

News

Michigan Looks at Options for Tax Incentive Program To Attract New Jobs

The Michigan legislature is considering approving three Senate bills jointly known as the Good Jobs for Michigan Act that would create a tax incentive program desired to bring more new jobs to the state.  More...

Line 5’s Saga Continues; Watershed Council Offers Free Workshops

There must be a back story to Enbridge’s Line 5 Straits oil and gas pipeline that only a few know, because from the outside, nothing makes much sense. More...

Opinion: U.P. Tourism Communities Reap Benefits of Business Incentives

Natural wonders. Family communities. Strong talent and unprecedented work ethic. Outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. All of these make Upper Peninsula spots like St. More...

Sports

New Racers Find Victory Lane at Kinross Speedpark; Next Race Will Be July 23

The sounds of raw horsepower echoed through the Kincheloe area Sunday, June 25, as the Kinross Speedpark hosted the third races of its 2017 season. More...

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Week 7  Women’s AA: Demawating Development 35, Chippewa Animal Clinic 32, Jodi and Tiffany 32, Ed’s Fish 31, Lisa and Amanda 30, Huck’s Pub 29, The Bunker 7.  More...

Columns

Les Cheneaux

I had planned to attend the breakfast the Ambulance Corps sponsored Tuesday, July 4. Nearly 100 cars were parked there, and the line for food was very long, so I decided to send them a donation, instead. More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

For as long as I can remember, and I can remember a really long time, Duke’s was “the” bait shop in Newberry. There were, and are, others, and they are pretty good. More...

Mackinac Island

Once again, the weather has been very mixed. We’ve had a lot of rain, so everything on Mackinac Island is very green and the gardens are growing. More...

Bridge Authority Meeting Thursday To Be Livestreamed - Free Access

Mackinac Bridge Authority July 13 Meeting To Be Livestreamed The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) will discuss the bridge closure to motor vehicles during the Labor Day bridge walk Thursday, July 13, and the meeting will be live-streamed from the More...

Fun and Games Highlight 4th of July

  Games, Picnic Follow St. Ignace Parade Teamwork was the name of the game as threelegged racers joined up in pairs to try to be the first to cross the finish line at the annual Kiwanis Kids Games on Independence Day. More...

July Starts Strong

Business: Straits Area Reports Busy Holiday Week

Lower gas prices, good weather, and an extended holiday weekend contributed to increased revenues for many area businesses during the weekend leading up to Independence Day.  More...

Mustang Show To Be This Weekend

The Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede Car Show will return to the village for the fourth consecutive year Saturday, July 15. This year’s show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Social

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HONOR ROLL

Engadine Consolidated Schools   Second Semester  6th Grade: Molly Burton, Kelsey Butkovich, Alexia Connelly, Lucas Davidson, Gracey Freed, Leah French, Luke Germain, Lauren King, Mikka Luoto, Trevin Masters, Colt Reid, Jesse Simon, Conrad S More...

Local Students Named to WMU 2017 Dean’s List

Local students named to the dean’s list at Western Michigan University for the spring 2017 semester are Rebekah Miller of Cedarville, Benjamin Wyse of Naubinway, and Savannah Dugan of Rudyard.   More...

Obituaries

Patricia ‘Patsy’ Gustafson

Patricia “Patsy” Gustafson, 62, of Brevort, passed away early Sunday morning, July 2, 2017, in the emergency room at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. More...

John Wietecha, Jr.

John Walter Wietecha, Jr., 79, of DeTour Village, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017, at his home on Lake Huron, surrounded by his family. He had suffered with Parkinson’s disease for several years. Mr. More...

Michael Obey

Lifelong Newberry resident Michael W. Obey, 45, died Friday, June 30, 2017.  He was born May 20, 1972, to Larry and Karen (nee Burton) Obey in Manistique.  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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