Michigan Politics

Nerd Comes North

When statewide candidates pay serious attention to northern Michigan, I like to tune in. So it was in the last week or so when Ann Arbor businessman Rick Snyder, one of five contenders for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, held town hall meetings in Marquette, Petoskey, Traverse City, and Cadillac and had a blitz of small town visits and media interviews […]


The Fourth of July is almost here, and activities in DeTour begin Wednesday. The Friends of the Library fish fry will be at 4:30 p.m., followed by the History Round Table at 6:30 p.m. in the school multipurpose room Wednesday, June 30. The Sacred Heart rummage sale will be Friday, July 2, and Saturday, July 3, at the EUP Fine […]

Mackinac Island

Oh, what a beautiful day! Oh, what a wonderful parade! It was a perfect Mackinac day as brothers Don and Carl Andress led the 61st Lilac Parade down Main Street. Lilac Queen Marie Bunker and her court, with Princess Mabel Styburski, looked beautiful as they paraded through town in the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours wedding carriage. The theme was Broadway […]

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. Everyone is welcome to the Fourth of July celebration at Naubinway Friday, July 2, through Sunday, July 4. The kiddie parade and games start Friday at 6:30 p.m. There will be a teen dance at the pavilion from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., with music by Sammy Beaverson. Saturday activities include Blessing of the Fleet at 10 a.m., […]


Fireworks in Kinross will be Sunday, July 4, at dusk at Dukes Lake. Tom and Elise Lawlor just had a baby girl named Ashley. Congratulations. Coach Pat Maloney would like to remind all varsity players to check their schedules for upcoming football training. The weight room at the school is open every day, and night hours. There will be a […]

St. Ignace

The annual car show in St. Ignace was spectacular last weekend and drew spectators from across the country. Residents of our town also look forward to participating in the show each year and hosting guests from all over. The show featured many cars whose owners had not been here before, as well as many who love to return every year. […]


The fifth generation Swedish Americans who drove the linch pin into the midsummer pole were Drew Gustafson, Grant Gustafson, Bradley Gustafson, Lucas Gustafson, and Linnie Gustafson, greatgreat grandchildren of Charles and Ida Gustafson. Also present were Zachary Movalson and Samantha Movalson, great-great-grandchildren of Axel and Elin Blom Movalson. Last week Aaron Dodge and Alia Compton of Grand Rapids were visitors […]

Les Cheneaux

The Les Cheneaux organization called “Friends of the Animals” will have a bake sale Friday, July 2, in front of Cedarville Foods. Donations and customers will be welcome. This organization has provided funds to spay or neuter 1,447 animals in the area in the past 10 years for a small fee. Proceeds from this bake sale will be used toward […]

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News July 5, 1890 Commandant Smithy, of Fort Mackinac, was in the city last Wednesday afternoon. ••• Lager beer retails at one cent a glass at Manistique, and tramps are rushing to the town from all directions. ••• The new election law will come into effect at the general election to be held this […]


Slot Personnel Will Be Your Happy Guide

Dear Mark: Maybe it’s a frivolous question you have already answered, but which quarter slot machines typically offer the highest returns? Ron G. No problem here, Ron, about you being fussy over such details. For all I know Persnickety is your middle name. Where you will find quarter slot machines that have the highest payback is at casinos that advertise […]