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Summerfest Offers Fun at Rudyard

Human strength versus machine will be on display at Rudyard’s Annual Summerfest, which runs from Thursday, July 27, through Sunday, July 30.  More...

News

New H-2B Visas Approved, Bittersweet for Mackinac Island Businesses

Another 15,000 seasonal visas have been approved to supplement the number of temporary workers filling H-2B nonagricultural jobs for the remainder of this fiscal year.  U.S. More...

Mackinac Island Native American Cultural History Trail Honored

The new Native American Cultural History Trail erected last year on Lake Shore Boulevard on Mackinac Island received the Alice Smith Prize in Public History at the Midwestern History Association’s annual meeting Wednesday, June 7, at Grand Vall More...

St. Ignace Planning Commission Ponders Future Land Use in New Master Plan Work

The St. Ignace Planning Commission dedicated its Tuesday, July 18, meeting to its ongoing development of a new master plan. More...

Obituaries

Emma Brown

Emma L. Brown, 93, of St. Ignace passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, July 22, 2017, surrounded by a loving family. She was born February 26, 1924 in Norwich Township, Big Rapids to John and Rose (Fitzharris) Kailing. More...

Vern Romano

Vern Lewis Romano, 85, of Pickford, was a Korean War veteran who received a Bronze Star for his service. Mr. Romano loved working on the farm or in the woods cutting timber and skidding logs with his horses. More...

Charles Neal

Charles S. Neal, 79, of Hessel, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017.  Mr. Neal was employed as an engineer for General Motors Truck and Bus Division.  He was a member of the Les Cheneaux Historical Association. 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...

Stelmaszek Chosen As City Manager

The St. Ignace City Council voted to offer the city manager job to Kingsford Public Safety Lieutenant Michael Stelmaszek Monday evening, July 24, following interviews and discussion with 10 candidates. If Mr. More...

Iseri Will Direct Economic Alliance

Growing up as the son of international teachers, Traverse City born Alex Iseri is well traveled, having lived in India, Indonesia, Nicaragua, and several U.S. cities. Now, he has come to St. More...

Sports

Turkey Shoot Draws Muzzleloader Enthusiasts

A Black Powder Turkey Shoot was held at the St. Ignace Gun Range on Castle Rock Road as part of St. Ignace Heritage Days Saturday, July 15. This was the first year for the event. More...

Il Mostro Wins Annual Port Huron to Mackinac Sailing Race

Il Mostro, owned and piloted by Peter Thornton of Chicago was the first yacht to finish the 93rd annual Port Huron to Mackinac sailing race, docking at the Island marina in a steady rain just past 11:25 a.m. Sunday, July 23.  More...

LaSalle Graduate Joe Ostman Named to NCAA Wuerffel Award Watch List

Joe Ostman, a senior at Central Michigan University and a 2013 graduate of LaSalle High School, has been named to the NCAA’s Wuerffel Award Watch list for college football. More...

Opinion

We Need To Know Who Is Coming Here

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  In response to Don Howe’s letter about immigrants in America, published in the July 20 issue, the type of immigrants our grandparents were, and the type of people coming into this country now, differ in many ways.  More...

Columns

Many Contenders for August Primaries

Michigan Politics

It’s about a year before there will be an August 7 Michigan primary to pick nominees for the 2018 election for governor and U.S. senator. But already there are swarms of contenders.  Governor  More...

Mackinac Island

Sunday, July 16, the weather was beautiful for the Chicago to Mackinac race. The earliest finish in the 109-year history was Infinite Diversion in the Cruising Class Sunday morning, just as the 1,000-foot Stewart J.  More...

Rexton-Garnet

For fear of causing more rain to fall, we are breathing deeply and walking softly as the sunshine has shown up, allowing outside activities, camping, boating, bonfires, and all things summer.  The Unit II Naubinway Elders of the Sault Ste. More...


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