Veterans Honored at School Program



Strong Republican Turnout for County



The Tuesday, November 8, general election saw a 65.43% voter turnout in Mackinac County, as 6,237 voters cast ballots out of the county’s 9,533 registered voters. County positions and township boards were up for election this cycle, which saw record turnouts in some areas. Of the 6,237 ballots cats, 2,080 voters cast straight party votes. Of the straight party voters, […]

Foundation Grants Aid Local Projects



The St. Ignace Area Community Foundation issued 13 grants totaling $16,330 to local organizations during its 2016 fall grant cycle. The checks were presented Wednesday, November 9, at the St. Ignace Public Library. Each organization talked briefly about how the funding will be used. Foundation chair Pete Everson recounted the formation of the organization 21 years ago and how it […]

New Toll Legislation Could Impact Bridge



The Mackinac Bridge Authority may have to install new electronic toll readers on the bridge to comply with a federal mandate that the country have universal toll readers across state lines. Every entity that collects tolls electronically must have equipment for one of a few trans-state tolling systems, or risk the withholding of federal funds. A law passed in 2012, […]

County Voters Lean Heavily Republican, Supporting Trump, Bergman, Chatfield

Locally, Jail Millage Request Fails and Republican Sweep Carries County Offices, Too

Voters in Mackinac County overwhelmingly supported Presidentelect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on election day Tuesday, November 8. The Republicans received 60.94% or 3,744 votes. Democratic nominees Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tim Kaine received 33.94% or 2,085 votes. For the First Congressional District Representative in the U.S. Congress, Republican Jack Bergman was successful in his bid. He […]

Longtime Company Leaves Fond Shared Memories for Coworkers



To the Editor: Arnold Line was not just a place of employment; it was a lifestyle, a family, a second home. It was a place where friendships were created and relationships bloomed, many of which turned into marriages and/or children. Whether it was the best summer job, a great job, or an excellent retirement job, it was the place to […]

Veterans Day Program at School Makes Us Proud



To the Editor: As a veteran, I attended the Veterans Day assembly at LaSalle High School. I was honored and impressed by the fine program that was presented. Teachers, staff, and students, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard, the LaSalle High School band, and the elementary students made an excellent contribution to the success of the program. […]

McKenzie Will Serve 20+ Years



Richard Allan McKenzie, Jr., 55, was sentenced to serve 20 years to life, plus an additional two years, in 11th Circuit in St. Ignace Court Wednesday, November 9, after pleading guilty in September to charges of second-degree murder and felony firearms possession in relation to the October 2014 shooting death in St. Ignace Township of his father Richard McKenzie, 75. […]

Lovegrove Sentencing Delayed



The sentencing of St. Ignace resident Darrell Lovegrove in Charlevoix County’s 33rd Circuit Court was postponed from Friday, November 11, to Monday, November 21, at 10 a.m. to avoid a conflict with Veterans Day. Mr. Lovegrove was convicted in Charlevoix of involuntary manslaughter and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing death, in October.

New St. Ignace Township Officers To Be Sworn Into Office Nov. 21



The new officers in St. Ignace Township will be sworn into office at a meeting Monday, November 21, at 7 p.m. at the township hall on Gorman Road.