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Foundation Grants Aid Local Groups

The St. Ignace Area Community Foundation gave out $17,551 in grants to local organizations and St. Ignace Area Schools-related causes at the St. Ignace Public Library Monday, November 13. More...

News

State Lessens Ballast Water Standards To Increase Shipping Competitiveness

Michigan legislators seek to relax environmental regulations on ballast water from oceangoing freighters and bring the state in line with federal standards with House Bill 5095. More...

New Appointments Made To Fill Vacancies for Mackinac Island Municipal Boards

Mackinac Island Mayor Margaret Doud announced November 3 her selections to fill six seats on municipal boards and commissions, replacing members who had resigned, retired, and/or moved off the Island. More...

Line 5 Alternatives Analysis Now Available to the Public

The alternatives analysis for Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 twin pipelines that run beneath the Straits of Mackinac was made public Monday, November 20. More...

Sports

Rudyard Bulldogs Fall in Volleyball Quarterfinals Match to Munising

A fun and memorable volleyball season came to an end for the Rudyard Bulldogs last week when they lost their quarterfinal game in four sets to Munising Tuesday, November 14.  Scores were 25-23, 25-22, 23-25, and 25-19.  Sierra Dugan had 11 More...

COACHES CORNER: ROGER FRENCH

Coach’s Corner features area coaches from various teams to get their perspective on coaching – the rewards, the challenges, their goals, and the benefits of team sports for student-athletes. More...

Saints Peewees Top Cheboygan Chiefs 9-1; Squirts Fall to Soo

St. Ignace’s Peewee hockey team enjoyed a 9-1 victory over Cheboygan at Little Bear East Arena Saturday, November 18.  Carson Bigger had three goals and three assists for the Saints. Brendan Insley had three goals and one assist. More...

Columns

Les Cheneaux

In my column last week, it was stated that Sue Risher left Les Cheneaux about three years ago, when, in fact, it was three weeks ago.  More...

Mackinac Island

We’ve had a little snow this past week, but it doesn’t last. There has been a lot of construction going on and all the contractors are busy trying to get their work done before it gets very cold. More...

Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux News – 25 Years Ago, Les Cheneaux Hotels  After the Les Cheneaux Club, our next stop is Patrick’s Hotel, later known as the Pennsylvania Hotel. More...

Businesses Asked To Share in Costs Of Bridge Walk

Event Will Remain on Labor Day

The annual Mackinac Bridge walk, a late-summer staple of Michigan life since 1957, again will be held on Labor Day in 2018, the Mackinac Bridge Authority decided at a meeting in Lansing, but with a significant new wrinkle: Straits-area tourism bureau More...

Christmas Events Begin This Week

The holiday season is coming with several events planned in the Les Cheneaux Islands area this weekend. More...

Cheboygan Man Crosses 1st

Mike McFadden of Cheboygan was the first successful hunter to cross the Mackinac Bridge at about 4 p.m. on opening day of rifle deer season Wednesday, November 15. Mr. More...

Park Earns Award

Dark Sky ‘Place of The Year’ at Straits

Mackinaw City’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park was honored Saturday, November 11, with the International Dark-Sky Association’s (IDA) first Dark Sky Place of the Year award during the organization’s 29th annual general meetin More...

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Steel, Matelski Named LaSalle Students of the Month

Annie Steel and Robert Matelski, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as October Students of the Month by school faculty.   Annie Steel  More...

Pickford Elementary School Recognizes Students of the Month

Students of the Month for September at Pickford Elementary School are (back row, from left) Anna Tennant (third grade), Bishop Massey (fifth grade), Connor Hope (fifth grade), Alex Zimmerman (fourth More...

Obituaries

A. Victor Abnee, Jr.

A. Victor Abnee, Jr, 94, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Tucson, Arizona.  He was born in 1923 to A. Victor Sr. and Irene (nee Brogel) Abnee in Lexington, Kentucky.  More...

Emiley Barrett

Emiley Louise Barrett, 21, of Detroit, formerly of Trout Lake, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident in Detroit.  She was born November 30, 1995, to Harvey and Linda (nee Beaudoin) Barrett in P More...

Mona Carley

Mona Lea Carley of Sault Ste. Marie passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault. Ste. Marie. She was 79.  She was born June 19, 1938, to Lawrence and Marie (nee Guilmette) Forrest in Sault Ste. 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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