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Hooper Marks 60 Years of Service

John "Rex" Hooper of St. Ignace (right) receives a certificate of continuous membership for his 60 years of service with the American Legion from Mike Lehto, commander of American Legion Post 62 of St. Ignace. Mr. More...

Delegates Chosen at St. Ignace Event

The First District Democrats of Michigan, meeting at St. Ignace April 19, selected delegates to represent them at the Democratic National Convention in August in Denver, Colorado. More...

Road Plans To Be Presented Thursday

An overview of construction, maintenance, and transportation enhancement projects planned for Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties during the next five years will be presented to the public Thursday, May 15, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Chamber Takes Over Four Billboards

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce has taken over financial responsibility for four billboards that have advertised the city for more than 20 years on I-75 and US-31, reported Dawn Edwards, executive director of the chamber. More...

Commander Little of the Mackinaw Began His Great Lakes Career at St. Ignace

Change of Command Ceremony Friday Will Give Ship's Leadership to Scott Smith

During this winter, under the command of Commander John Little, the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw assisted 200 ships in ice and last summer, the ship and crew saved two lives during a rescue mission in the Straits. More...

Fred Paquin Faces 2nd Suspension

Fred Paquin of St. Ignace has been suspended from his post as the tribe's chief of police for a second time in eight months. Sault Ste. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace May 6 and 7, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Emily Pieri Receives Highest Score in Oboe at Festival

Emily Pieri, of Cedarville, scored a 93 in Proficiency III on oboe at the Michigan School Band and Orchstra Association (MSBOA) State Solo and Ensemble Festival in Escanaba March 15. This was the highest oboe score in the Upper Peninsula. More...

EUP Fine Arts Council Will Present Summer Art Classes

The E.U.P. Fine Arts Council will present a series of art classes for both adults and children throughout the summer at the E.U.P. Fine Arts Council Center in DeTour. Adult classes begin Wednesday, May 14, from 10 a.m. More...

Men of G.A.S.S. Art Exhibition On Display at Alberta House

A watercolor and pastel paintings display by Sault Ste. Marie artists Ken Hatfield, Tom Marshall, David Bigelow, and Carl Forslund will be shown at Alberta House in Sault Ste. Marie through May 31. More...

Four in Cedarville Class of 2008 Earn Highest Girl Scout Awards

For performing work that will have lasting impacts on their community, Karen Landerville, Emily Pieri, and Carissa and MacKenzie Sudol each received Girl Scout Gold Awards during an April 20 ceremony in Cedarville. More...

Meehan Is Among Top Graduates at Northern Michigan

Brian Meehan of Rudyard was among outstanding graduating seniors honored at an honors reception by Northern Michigan University. Mr. Meehan received a bachelor's degree in economics. Commencement was Saturday, May 3. More...

Mackinaw Library Book Sale Is May 17

The Mackinaw Area Public Library in Mackinaw City will have a book sale Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library will have new and used books for sale for 10¢ per paperback and 25¢ per hardcover book. More...

Writing Contest Deadline Is June 1

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan Writers Association is hosting a writing contest open to Upper Peninsula adults and children in grades four through 12 (or age 10 and older if home schooled). Entry forms are available at community libraries. More...

Brevort Lake Walleye Derby Will Be May 31

Registration is underway for the second annual Brevort Lake Walleye Derby Saturday, May 31, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The contest will include cash prizes for winning teams and a fishing boat for the team that catches a newly tagged fish. More...

Cedarville Students 'Bowl' Into Business Plan

Community Foundation, Business Leaders Teach Students Determination To See Business Through

Bringing a bowling alley to Cedarville will take a lot of hard work, Cedarville students are learning this quarter. More...

Underage Drinking Is Focus of LMAS Program

If a group of people are sitting at a table in a restaurant or bar and one person walks over to the bar to buy a pitcher of beer, asks Melanie MacDowell, what should the server do to be sure no underage customers in the group are drinking? More...

Rudyard's Otten To Perform at Evening of Arts May 15

Samuel Otten, a graduate of Rudyard High School and a locally known composer, has written a choral piece entitled, "And Nero Played," which will be premiered at Rudyard High School's Evening of the Arts Thursday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Historical Society Seeks To Upgrade Centennial Book

The Rudyard Historical Society is collecting information for an addendum to the 1983 brown history book. More...

Volunteers Prepare Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum for Season Opening

Volunteer workers (from left) Barb Smith and Kerri Smith clean inside and around one of the many antique boats on display at the Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum in Cedarville Saturday, May 10. More...

Payment To Chair CORA Committee

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Chairman Aaron Payment of Sault Ste. Marie has been unanimously elected to chair the Inland Lands and Waters Resources Committee of the Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority (CORA). More...

Company Recoups Funds for County

A three-year contract with Maximus of Bay City was approved by Mackinac County commissioners Thursday, April 24. More...

DeTour X Salmon Derby To Be June 7

The DeTour "X" Atlantic Salmon Derby will be Saturday, June 7, in DeTour with the shotgun start at 6 a.m. The entry fee is $50 per boat. The public weigh-in ceremony is at 5 p.m. at the River Bend Resort. More...

Mackinaw Loads Buoys at St. Ignace

The Mackinaw finished breaking Ice April 14, and began making preparations for her next mission of buoy tending. Twice yearly, the ship is responsible for 42 buoys in lakes Huron and Michigan. While in St. More...

Family Says Sense of Humor Helps During Long Hours in the Sugar Bush

Tassiers Make Maple Syrup at Cedarville

As a young girl growing up on the McAdams farm near DeTour, Martha Tassier made maple syrup with her family. More...

Mackinaw Crossings Files Property Tax Appeal at Mackinaw City

Litigation is expected to begin soon between Mackinaw Township and Jim Wehr's Mackinaw Crossings in Mackinaw City, which appealed its property value assessment to the Michigan Tax Tribunal about one year ago and seeks to reduce its property taxes b More...

For the Record

An article entitled "Bay City Couple Wins Mackinaw Ice Tower Contest," published May 1, inaccurately reports that John and Karen Lawler, who won the Mackinaw Area Historical Society's contest, are from Bay City. Mr. and Mrs. Lawler are from Troy. More...

Pickford Students Honored at Scholarship Banquet

Pickford High School hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet Thursday, April 24. This ceremony honors students who have been on the Honor Roll for three consecutive marking periods, and includes the annual National Honor Society Induction ceremony. More...

Klamerus, Peterson Are DeTour's Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Commencement Will Take Place May 24

Nathan Wade Klamerus is the class of 2008 valedictorian at DeTour High School. Mr. Klamerus is the son of Paul and Janis Gratowski and the late V. Wade Klamerus. He has maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout his high school career. More...

Straits Area Ostomy Meets May 18

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. in the private dining room at Mercy Hospital in Grayling. For more information, call 643-8536. More...

Gros Cap Participates in 'All Children Exercising Simultaneously'

At left: Gros Cap students perform the "chicken dance" as part of a nationwide school project called All Children Exercising Simultaneously Wednesday, May 7. More...

Honor Roll Students Named by Area School Districts

Brimley Middle and High School Third Quarter 7th Grade: Jayson Aikens*, Krystal Barrette, Ben Bowen, Sarah Bryer*, Amanda Carrick, Anna Carrick, Brandon Carrick, Sean Daniels, Sarah Donnelly, Kyle Friez, Sierra Hascall, Tyler Lounds, Taylor More...

Deadline Is June 1 for Sault Summer Arts Festival Work

The application deadline for the 2008 Sault Summer Arts Festival is June 1. The festival is a juried show and sale of original fine arts and crafts in Sault Ste. Marie, planned this year for Tuesday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Students Jump for a Cause

Music, laughter, and jumping filled the school gymnasium in St. Ignace Friday, May 9, as part of a fundraising event. Students in kindergarten through seventh grade took turns for six hours jumping rope alone and in groups. More...

Farmers Market To Begin May 17

The Bayside Farmers Market, formerly the St. Ignace Farmers Market, will begin Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. at the marina in St. Ignace. The market will be held every Saturday through September, except for June 28. More...

2008 DeTour Academics Awards

DeTour Area Schools announced academic awards for 2008. New members of the National Honor Society are Jeffery Aldridge, Jessica Bouwma, Laura Fussman, Phillip Hartman, Victoria Mills, Brian Pardee, and Thomas Worden. More...

Mackinac Island Places in Top Three in 'Best of Best' Survey

Mackinac Island earned top finishes in three categories in Oakland Press' "Best of the Best" reader survey, conducted from mid-February to April 1. More...

'You May Enter'

Lilac Queen Officially Opens Fort Mackinac's 2008 Season

2007 Lilac Queen Kristi Kamphuis and Mackinac State Historic Parks Director Phil Porter ceremoniously open the tall wooden doors of Fort Mackinac on Mackinac Island Tuesday morning, May 6, symbolizing the beginning of the parks' summer tourism season More...

Les Cheneaux Fishing Contest To Be Held Memorial Day, May 26

Islands Wildlife will give pike and musky anglers a chance to compete for cash prizes in a weeklong tournament in the Les Cheneaux Islands area that starts at daylight Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. More...


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