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Ballot Proposals Lined Up for the May Election

The following local ballot proposals will come before voters in the Tuesday, May 3, election:  Moran Township  More...

Les Cheneaux School Board Will Try Combining Food Service

A proposed athlete drug policy based on reasonable suspicion was cleared for a first reading by the Les Cheneaux school board in Cedarville Monday, February 21. Three readings are required before any proposal becomes a policy. More...

Two St. Ignace School Millages: Voters To Be Asked For Buses, Technology on May Ballot

Two millage proposals from St. Ignace Area Schools will come before voters Tuesday, May 3. More...

Mackinac State Historic Parks Program Visits Pickford Elementary School

Halfway into his Water, Woods, and Wildlife presentation at Pickford Elementary School, Jeff Dykehouse asked for all fourth grade students who had seen a bald eagle to raise their hands.   More...

For the Record

The February 24 article “EUP Schools May Consolidate Food Service” should have noted there were more than two EUP schools that operated a food program in the black last year. Tahquamenon Area Schools and St. More...

Pennington Talks at Chippewa County Genealogy Society

Mary Jane Pennington will be the featured presenter for the next meeting of the Chippewa County Genealogy Society at Bayliss Library in Sault Ste. Marie Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. More...

Mackinaw City Society To Host Dinner

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society will host its annual Cabin Fever Dinner at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall in Mackinaw City Sunday, March 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  More...

Parents Appreciation Dinner Hosted By Child Protection Rountable March 21

In celebration of Parenting Awareness Month in March, the Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable will host its annual Parent Appreciation Dinner Monday, March 21, at the St. Ignace Middle School Cafeteria from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  More...

Mason Matson Hooks Perch

Mason Matson, 9, of Moran caught this 13-inch perch on Brevort Lake Saturday, February 26. The fish was spawning, so Mason put the fish back in the lake. (Matson family photograph) More...

EUPISD Superintendent Comes From Sault Ste. Marie Position

Dan Reattoir, superintendent at Sault Ste. Marie, has been hired to lead the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District. He replaces Superintendent Pete Everson, who will retire June 30.  Mr. More...

Medical Marijuana Regulation Remains Hazy

Many Questions Left For Local Governments, Law Enforcement

The voter initiated Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 is leaving many local communities in Michigan with unanswered questions. More...

St. Ignace Knights of Columbus Raising Funds for Ultrasound

The St. Ignace Knights of Columbus Council 2173 will work with nine other councils throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula to raise $15,000 to purchase an ultrasound machine for the Care Net Pregnancy Center in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

EUP Parent Great Start Coalition Presents Cooking With Kids Class

A “Cooking With Kids” class will be presented Friday, March 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the St. Ignace Middle School cafeteria by the EUP Parent Great Start Coalition.  More...

Berkompas Earns People’s Choice Award at ‘Northern Michigan Has Talent’ Contest

Rudyard High School senior Carrie Berkompas earned the “People’s Choice” award at the fourth annual Northern Michigan Has Talent contest in Cheboygan Saturday, February 26. More...

Food Drive Will Be Held at Curtis

The Curtis Women’s Club and the Manistique Lakes Lions Club will sponsor a drive to restock the West Mackinac County Food Pantry in Engadine Saturday, March 12, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. More...

Moran Township Increases 2011 Budget by 3.9 Percent

Water and Sewer Project, Reassessment To Be Among Expenses; Budget Trimmed for Roads, Recreation

Residents in Moran Township can expect to spend money this year for a water and sewer project and for costs associated with ongoing reassessment work, including related documents sought from the state under the Freedom of Information Act, but will sp More...

Guns and Hoses Basketball Game Raises $800 For Fire Department Equipment

A fundraising game that stretched the rules of basketball began with an unexplainable 18-point lead on the scoreboard for the St. Ignace Firefighters team. More...

Mackinaw City Planning Commission Recommends Increasing Customer Service Ratios

Restaurants and retail stores in Mackinaw City’s downtown area may soon be able to use more space to serve customers and display products. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace Monday, February 28, and Tuesday, March 1, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

EAB Update: Funding Still Available for Surveys

With the Slow Ash Mortality project slated to end this year, researchers met with residents in St. More...

For the Record

St. Ignace Super 8 took second place in their division at the youth pond hockey tournament on Moran Bay in St. Ignace Saturday, February 26, and Sunday, February 27. More...

Cedarville Middle School Band Will Perform at Cheboygan Opera House

The Cedarville Middle School Band will perform as part of the 2011 Youth Arts Festival in Cheboygan. More...

Mackinaw City Mulls Its Own Ordinance

Council Looks for Ways To Protect Village Interests in Ferry Issue

Could Mackinaw City benefit from spelling out its interests in Mackinac Island ferry transportation by establishing its own ferryboat ordinance? More...

Moran Twp. Mails Tax Assessment Information

Moran Township’s taxable value assessments for 2011 were mailed to residents Friday, March 4.  The values for 2010 have been approved by the State Tax Commission and will be used for this year’s tax roll.  More...

Ordinance To Deal With Medical Marijuana Issue

With four weeks remaining in a six-month city-wide moratorium on marijuana dispensaries, the St. Ignace Planning Commission agreed to recommend the city extend the moratorium an additional six months. More...

‘Lion King Theater On Ice’ Raises $1,000

Hosted by North Star Figure Skating of Cheboygan, “Lion King Theater On Ice” drew more than 300 people Sunday, March 6, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

St. Ignace, Cedarville Students Participate in March Reading Month

March is reading month and elementary students at St. Ignace and Les Cheneaux schools will participate in a host of interactive reading activities.  This year’s theme at St. More...

Bridge Traffic Down 2.9% for January

Traffic on the Mackinac Bridge decreased for the month of January by 2.9% but revenue rose by 2.2% compared to January 2010, the Mackinac Bridge Authority announced February 10, reporting that 177,099 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge in the first More...

Contested Mackinac Island Property Sold

The Hubbard’s Annex property that was the subject of a 10-year legal battle with the City of Mackinac Island over an unfinished home on the site has been sold, following its restoration to a vacant lot. More...

Tassier Derby Frames Perfect Ice Fishing Weekend

The Steve Tassier Memorial Pike and Perch Fishing Derby Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6, was successful on many fronts, Event organizer Brianna Freel said: The contest lured 137 entrants to the ice around the Les Cheneaux Islands, while spawni More...


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