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March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Living In Bear Country

Longer daylight hours, warming temperatures and new green plants have wildlife moving and sightings increasing. Michigan’s black bear is a species that attracts a lot of attention when spotted. More...

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News

War Memorial Hospital Scores in Top 20 Rural Hospitals in U.S.

Last month it was reported that War Memorial Hospital received recognition for scoring in the Top 100 Rural Community Hospitals in the United States at the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Rural Health Policy Institute.  More...

Choose Food That Fuels Healthy Lifestyle

Food can mean a number of things to people: a source of enjoyment, a way to gather friends and family around a common table or part of cultural and social traditions. More...

Photos

McMillan Lodge #400 F & A Masons gave away four bikes recently to the TAS Elementary for achieving their March Reading Goal. More...

Obituaries

Christian Wickey

Christian “Chris” Wickey, 91, of Engadine died at his home surrounded by family while under the care of North Woods Home Health and Hospice Friday, March 24, 2017.  More...

Mervin Jay Pike

Lifelong Newberry resident Mervin Jay “M.J.” Pike, 71, died Sunday morning, March 19, 2017 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital .  More...

Dorothy E. Kenny

Longtime McMillan resident Dorothy E. More...

Sports

Photo

The wood harvested from the Tahquamenon Area Schools forest has reached its final destination. More...

Renew Fishing License, Boat Registration April 1

With many bodies of water hovering between open water and ice cover, most anglers are unable to fish this time of year. More...

Deer Habitat Improvement Funds Awarded Locally

The Chippewa - Luce - Mackinac Conservation District has been awarded a Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative (DHIPI) grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  Private landowners adjacent to public land owning 20 acres More...

ORVs Now Allowed in Luce County Park

The Luce County Commission meeting that was scheduled for March 21 had to be moved to March 22 because of a boiler problem that shut down the County Building for the day.  More...

Deadline Approaching for May 2 Election

Michigan residents have until Monday, April 3 to register to vote in the May 2 election, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced recently. Of Michigan’s 83 counties, 61 will hold elections. More...

Angel Drug Program Starts at Sault Ste. Marie MSP Post

In an attempt to assist people struggling with addiction and reduce drug demand, the Michigan State Police (MSP), along with its law enforcement partners, have joined almost 200 police departments nationwide in the Angel Program, a pre-arrest diversi More...

Homicide in St. Ignace

A 21-year-old St. Ignace man, Jacobb St. Andrew, appeared at the lobby of the Mackinac County Sheriff’s office Saturday morning, March 25, and informed an officer there that a relative of his was deceased.  More...

Local News

Little Changed in State’s Graduation, Dropout Rates

Michigan high school students are graduating and dropping out at rates very similar to last year, according to data recently released by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI).  More...

LUCE COUNTY SHERIFF’S LOG

March 13 – 26  March 13 — Snowmobile Personal Injury Accident, Trail 452, Lakefield Township. Investigated, report taken.  March 13 — Snowmobile Personal Injury Accident, Trail 8, McMillan Township. More...

DNR Fisheries Division Offers Local Coffee Hour

The Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division will host several “Coffee and Conversations” public forums to discuss local and statewide fisheries management activities and concerns.  One of these public forums, planned for T More...

Columnists

TRAVELLING THROUGH TIME

of April 1, 1892 Communicated.  Editor News: - At the Democratic caucus held last Monday evening, Senator Sharp made a few remarks on the school question. I heartily coincide with the senator in having a high school established.  More...

José Can You See

Don’t Get Me Wrong!

We got a big job to do, the biggest job that ever there was. It’s going to be low-tech and high-tech, tall and strong, real and symbolic and, most of all, long. It will stop migrations, human and animal, in their tracks. More...

Goodbye, M.J. Pike. Thanks for 50 Years.

Just Bill

I was saddened to learn of the passing of M.J. Pike. I didn’t know him as a man, but I did know him as the owner of Duke’s Sport Shop. He owned Duke’s for half a century.  More...

Features

Did You Know?

There is a company specializing in making hidden doorways/rooms for your home. One requires a chess board played in a certain combination to unlock. More...

TRIVIA

—When Lorna Johnson passed away, her family gave her a “fancy dress” Halloween-themed funeral in honor of her favorite time of year. More...