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United States Calls ‘Timber’ in Long-standing Trade Dispute With Canada

TORONTO - As President Bush returned last week from a trip halfway around the world to improve US trade ties in Asia, a significant development closer to home eased a longstanding dispute between America and its No. 1 trading partner, Canada. More...

New Legislation Protects Private Land Owners

New legislation was passed by the United States House of Representatives that would deter municipalities and local governments from taking private property under eminent domain for the purpose of private economic development. More...

City Pays $3,860 for Council, Mayor for Nov.

A total of $3,860 was paid for November to City Council members and the mayor by the City of St. Ignace for council and committee meetings. The total for October was $1,650. More...

Mackinaw City Tourism Bureau Adds Members

To improve its ability to serve the tourist industry in Mackinaw City, the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau is adding at least four new members to its board of directors. More...

Historic Mackinaw City Landmarks Theme of Handstitched Quilt Display

A hand-stitched quilt depicting historic Mackinaw City landmarks has been hung on display at Mackinaw Village Hall. More...

Committee: Controversial Burn Barrels Should Stay on Island

Recommendations to tighten Mackinac Island More...

AARP Seeks Aide Volunteers for 2006 Taxes

Volunteers are needed to help prepare taxes during the 2006 tax season in a Tax Aide program sponsored by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). More...

UP State Retirees Luncheon Dec. 5

The Upper Peninsula Chapter of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its Christmas Luncheon Monday, December 5, at noon at the Highland Golf Club in Escanaba. More...

St. Ignace-DeTour Bike Trail Proposed

Interest Sought at Meeting Tuesday at Clark Twp.

Clark Township More...

DeTour To Host Village Christmas

40 Vendors To Display Holiday Goods Saturday

An old-fashioned Christmas will be celebrated in DeTour Village Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Grief Program Set at Pickford Dec. 8

The families and friends of people who have died can learn methods for coping with grief, particularly during the holidays, at a program Thursday, December 8, at Reamer Galer Funeral Home in Pickford. More...

Les Cheneaux Students To Present Pair of One-Act Plays This Weekend

Youth To Take the Stage in

Tickets are on sale for the Les Cheneaux Community Schools (LCCS) Middle School Drama Club play, More...

Book Fair Proceeds To Purchase Patient Bath Tub

Mackinac Straits Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a Book Sale Wednesday, December 7, Thursday, December 8, and Friday, December 9, in the Education Room of Mackinac Straits Hospital. More...

Church Bazaar Set at DeTour Saturday

The DeTour Village Union Presbyterian Church will hold its winter bazaar Saturday, December 3. Coffee and fresh baked goods will be served at 9 a.m. with a soup, bread, and dessert luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. More...

MDOT Reminds Motorists To Brake, But Not To Veer for Deer

Motorists are being advised to brake but not to swerve around deer in avoiding collisions with the animals. More...

State Traffic Crashes Down Owing to Seat Belt Use, Alcohol Awareness

The number of fatal traffic crashes in Michigan dropped 10 percent in 2004, thanks in large part to increased safety belt use and greater awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, reports a University of Michigan (U-M) researcher. More...

A List of Agencies Offering Assistance for Home Heating Costs in the County

*Continued from page 13 ings, windows, and to provide new furnaces and water heaters. Homeowners match 25% of cost. The rest amounts to a low interest loan which the homeowner never pays unless the home is sold. More...

DARE Exercise Set at Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux Elementary School will hold its Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) culmination exercises Wednesday, November 30, in the Old Gymnasium (multi-purpose room) at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. More...

ARC Blood Drives Scheduled in Dec.

American Red Cross Blood Drives have been planned in the area in December on the following schedule: More...

Island Snowmobile Regulations Approved

Protecting Mackinac Island students, limiting speeds, the addition of a temporary stop sign, and prohibiting commercial operation all are included in the snowmobile traffic control regulations approved by the Mackinac Island City Council at its Wedne More...

Ojibwa Culture Museum Sales Up 15 Percent

Sales were up $15,000 over last year at Marquette Mission Park and Museum of Ojibwa Culture gift shops and Greektown Casino in Detroit will contribute $31,000 toward museum programs next summer, reported Shirley Sorrels, museum manager, during the F More...

Three Local Families Adopt Children Into Their Homes in Time for Thanksgiving

Little Girls Start New Chapter of Life Through November

Thanksgiving meant a little more this year for the Brant family of Cedarville, the Penner family of St. Ignace, and Betty Sherwood and Rickie Buskirk of Gould City, who have adopted children into their families. More...

Teacher Protests Lay Off at St. Ignace Area Schools

The St. Ignace Board of Education has found itself in a legal battle with Jennifer Powell, a tenured fifth grade language arts and social studies teacher who was laid off at the end of the 2003/2004 school year. Ms. More...

Court Report

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, November 22 and 23, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Mackinac Island Team Advances to Finals in Lego Contest; Gros Cap Group Research Score ‘Perfect’

Nine students from Gros Cap School in Moran Township and seven students from Mackinac Island Public School traveled to Northern Michigan University in Marquette to compete in a Lego Robotics invention contest Friday, November 18. More...

Youth Cheerleaders To Compete Dec. 3

Twenty-five of the 36 girls participating in St. Ignace More...

Honor Roll Students Announced at EUP Schools for First Quarter

Cedarville Middle and High School 6th Grade: More...

Singles Group To Meet Saturday

Singles for Christ, for singles age 40 and over, will host a potluck game night Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. at the Charlevoix Estates clubhouse at 6685 M-66 in Charlevoix, across from the post office. More...

Meeting Planned Monday for Senior Citizens

State Representative Gary McDowell (D-Rudyard) will host a town hall meeting for all senior citizens Monday, December 5, at 1 p.m. at Pellston Friendship Center in Pellston. More...

Hospital Auxiliary Plans Lights of Love Ceremony

A Lights of Love Ceremony will be hosted by the Mackinac Straits Hospital Auxiliary Sunday, December 4, at 1:30 p.m. in Dining Room III of the Long Term Care Facility. More...

Clark Twp.Dinner Planned for Friday

The Clark Township Ambulance Corps More...

Straits Area Snowmobile Club To Meet

The Straits Area Snowmobile Club will meet Monday, December 5, at the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce at 7 p.m. The club will hold elections for officers at this meeting. More...

Grants Available for Planting Trees

Tree planting grants through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the DTE Energy Foundation are available, with applications due December 31. More...

New Book Coming From Brumwell

Jill Lowe Brumwell is writing her third book on Drummond Island history, and is anticipating a 2007 release. More...

Governor Receives Lake Award

Governor Jennifer Granholm received a Guardian of the Great Lakes Award from Clean Water Action of Michigan Wednesday, November 9. The agency cited the governor for outstanding leadership in protecting Michigan More...

Christmas Program Planned Dec. 18

A Family Christmas Program is planned at Faith Baptist Church Sunday, December 18, at 6 p.m. The public is welcome, said Pastor Earl Bercot. More...

Brown Appointed to State Humanities Council

Marlee Brown of Mackinac Island and Petoskey has been appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to the Michigan Humanities Council for a term beginning October 25 and expiring December 31, 2008. More...

Rep. McDowell Renews Efforts for Anti-Garbage Legislation

State Representative Gary McDowell (D-Rudyard) Monday, October 31, blasted the Legislature More...


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