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Pickford Historical Group To Show Off Restored 1912 Building at Hay Days

Pickford residents and visitors can get a look at the evolving face of Pickford Historical Museum when it serves as the Hay Days Hospitality Center this weekend. The building will be open three days this week, from noon to 7 p.m. More...

County Board Learns of High Inmate Medical Costs, Animal Control Officer Concerns

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners, meeting Thursday, July 28, stepped in to ameliorate a rift between the county animal control officer and Mackinac Animal Aid Association, which is contracted to operate the animal shelter, and began an inve More...

City Council Hears Garage, Motor Home Usage Concerns at Monday Meeting

Zoning violation concerns from a St. Ignace citizen regarding two of his neighbors may turn into a full-scale investigation of other city residents who may be in violation of the same ordinance. More...

County Dispatch Board May Loan Radios to Coast Guard Station in St. Ignace

The United States Coast Guard station in St. Ignace will receive a few of Mackinac County More...

News

As Prices Climb, More Drivers Flee Pumps Without Paying

More Stations Make Prepaying Mandatory To Cut Thievery, Which Cost $237 Million Last Year

NEW YORK - Call it theft to obtain octane. As gasoline prices stay well above $2 per gallon, gasoline station owners are increasingly encountering customers who pump but don%27t pay. More...

Drought Can Damage Trees Now, or in Years To Come

Upper Peninsula Extension Forester Drought affects trees in a variety of ways depending on many conditions. Water stress may kill a tree or, more commonly, predispose it to a wide variety of ailments. More...

Red Hat Society To Meet August 9

The Jewels of the Straits Chapter of the Red Hat Society will meet for a Vesper cruise Tuesday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arnold Line Dock in St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Mighty Mac Golf Outing Set for Aug. 9 in Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce will host the Mighty Mac Golf Outing Tuesday, August 9, at the Mackinaw Club in Mackinaw City. A 1 p.m. shotgun start will begin the scramble. Four-person teams are welcome to compete at a cost of $260 a team. More...

Dan’s Place Horseshoe League

Men%27s AA: Ed%27s Floor Covering 74, Ron and Bill 68, Auto Value 66, and B and B Gutters 61. More...

St. Ignace Youth Baseball League Teams

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Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Step Into the Light To Ask Township Questions

To the Editor: In the last election, Clark Township voters spoke in a clear and resounding voice by sweeping out the Township Board and electing new leadership. More...

Special Interest Groups Crucial to Fundraising

Michigan Politics

In seeking the post, House Speaker Craig DeRoche, R-Novi, vowed to ratchet up fundraising for his party%27s campaign war chest. Mission accomplished. He%27s already a million dollar man. More...

For the Record...

In last week%27s issue of The St. Ignace News , the Page 9 story about Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education incorrectly states that Dan Burrows nominated John Causley for president of the board. Dave Murray did. More...

Funding Crunch Topples Idea of U.P. Weather Alert Tower

Transmitter Could Provide Better Weather, Security Warnings for Northern Michigan

A 660-foot radio tower in Stutsmanville, a small community in northern Emmet County, 35 miles southwest of Mackinaw City, could provide severe weather and security alerts to the Eastern Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan, but lacks federal funding More...

County in Black

But Checks and Balances Needed in Accounting Practices

While commending Mackinac County employees for meticulous bookkeeping, auditors have reminded commissioners that a lack of checks and balances in the county More...

Thompson Resigns; Clark Twp. Seeks New Assessor

Clark Township is looking for a new assessor, following the resignation of Christina Thompson, who will leave the post August 16. More...

LaSalle School Must Put in New Water Line

Renovation Project Hits Water Pressure Snag; Work Begins Aug. 1

After learning that the current water line for LaSalle High School would not supply enough pressure for the new fire control sprinklers being installed, St. Ignace Area Schools officials have had to make quick arrangements to implement new service. More...

Sprucing Up Biscayne Bay

Work takes place on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay More...

Trees Chosen To Serve in EAB Detection Study

About 12,000 ash trees throughout Michigan, including Mackinac County, have been strategically selected to serve as detection trees for the invasive Asian beetle, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which has killed more than 15 million trees in the state since More...

Social

Police Chief Jim St. Louis Honored for Work with Youth

Jim St. Louis, chief of police in Midland, was awarded the More...

69 Members of LaPine Family Gather for St. Ignace Reunion

Descendants of Levi and Susan LaPine of Mackinac Island attended a reunion in St. Ignace Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24. Sixty-nine family members enjoyed a beach party at the Sand Dunes and a picnic at the home of Jim and Colleen Horn. More...

Engadine’s Oberle, Robinson To Serve on Legion Board

Two Engadine men and one Powers man have been named to the Department of Michigian American Legion for 2005-06. Louis Oberle and Edsel Robinson were elected to the board. Mr. Oberle is an alternate committee member of the 11th District and Mr. More...

Obituaries

Cleve Lockhart

W. Cleve Lockhart of Pickford was a prize-winning farmer who also worked construction for 30 years on projects like Kincheloe Air Force Base and Lake Superior State College. Following his retirement in 1983, he declared a need More...

Frances Krzycki

Frances Irene Krzycki of Goetzville was known by her friends as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family, family members said. More...

Aletha Smith

Aletha W. Smith, 87, of Newberry owned and operated Sonny More...

Columns

Engadine By Julie Freeman

477-6959 jf@portup.com August is here and it came in with a boom. We could go without the thunder and lightning, but the well-needed rain was definitely welcome. More...

Brevort

By Lois Movalson 292-5581 The summer weather continues on and on. More...

DeTour Area By Barbara Buschbacher

297-8075 bbann@sault.com Welcome to the month of August. One realizes summer is drawing to a close when school supplies are being advertised. But it is still summer and we have a whole lot of summer time living to do, so enjoy. More...


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