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Fluoride in Water? Voters To Decide in May

Council To Trim City Manager Candidate List to Top 4 Choices

St. Ignace voters will decide whether they want fluoride in their public drinking water May 2, 2006. More...

Halloween Fun Is Planned Across EUP This Weekend

This year, Halloween will take place Monday, October 31, and related events will occur across the region. Following is a recap of activities in area communities. More...

Governor’s Signature Would Seal Mackinac Bridge Authority Autonomy

Four new bills that would seal an agreement signed by Governor Jennifer Granholm in September, guarantee the autonomy of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, prevent future take over attempts of Bridge operations, and allow the Authority to retain its hist More...

Perfect Weekend for Football, Cross Country

Gridders Finish Unbeaten for First Time in 25 Years
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Perfect Weekend for Football, Cross Country

Gridders Finish Unbeaten for First Time in 25 Years

Above, Cedarville Trojans Coach Randy Schaedig with eight seniors after the dramatic win over North Dickinson. More...

News

County Sheriff Offers Holiday Safety Tips

To ensure Halloween safety for children, Sheriff Scott Strait offers the following tips: More...

Gustafson, Massaway, Della-Moretta Run for City Council Seats

Mayor Dodson Seeks Another Term in Nov. 8 St. Ignace City Election

When St. Ignace voters go to the polls Tuesday, November 8, they will already know who will fill the three open seats on City Council. Only three candidates are running for the three vacant four-year terms. More...

St. Ignace City Planners Seek To Regulate Motor Home, Trailer Use

Getting a handle on the growing trend of motor homes and trailers being used for housing on vacant residential lots has become more complicated than St. Ignace Planning Commissioners expected. More...

Obituaries

Betty Bryant

Betty Jane Bryant died October 18, 2005, at Troy Beaumont Hospital under hospice care. More...

Frank Hastings

Frank F. Hastings, 88, a longtime businessman in Engadine, was instrumental in the formation of the Garfield Township Fire Department and Ambulance Service, and at age 80, he became one of the oldest first-time recipients of a private pilot More...

Ralph Olmstead

Ralph Charles Olmstead of St. Ignace came from a family of commercial fishermen, and he fished with his father for many years. More...

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

We Need Grassroots Politics To Be Heard in Lansing

To the Editor: This is a follow-up on the article on the town meeting held by Senator Jason Allen and colleagues from Lansing and Upper Michigan. The results of that hearing did more to keep jobs in St. More...

A Season’s Change

Shown in this aerial photograph, trees in St. Ignace are beginning to turn colors for fall. Moran Bay, and, in the horizon, Mackinac Island and Round Island, can be seen. More...

City Task Force To Study Use of Arena

Declining Hockey Interest, Increasing Utility Costs Jeopardize Solvency of Little Bear East

A newly appointed committee is being asked to find ways to keep Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center solvent in the face of declining hockey interest and increasing utility costs. St. More...

New Satellite Weather System Will Help Pilots

Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace has a new weather satellite system and plans that include construction of a storage hangar for planes. More...

Garfield Twp. Board Seeks Resolution to Sidewalk Debate

Members of the Garfield Township board have found themselves studying township meeting minutes going back almost 20 years, analyzing a law dating to 1931, and reviewing a legal opinion by the Michigan Townships Association. More...

St. Ignace Featured at Henry Ford

St. Ignace will be now be featured in advertisements at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn with the new partnership between Henry Ford Museum and St. Ignace Visitors Bureau. More...

Social

Everson Named to Dean’s List

Nathan Everson of St. Ignace was on the academic honors list at Ferris State University in Big Rapids for the summer 2005 semester. He qualified for the honors list by maintaining a 3.5 grade point average. More...

Ingrid, Willi Berger

Willi and Ingrid Berger of Rochester Hills, longtime summer residents of Hessel, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary October 2, 2005, with daughters and their families, Yvonne and Wayne Wipp and Susan and Dennis O More...

Two Earn Degrees

Julie Pitko of Cedarville and Marv Aranda of Brimley were graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids in August. More...

Sports

Trojans, Panthers, Bulldogs Prepare for MHSAA Football Playoffs

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC) will have two representatives in the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs and the Straits Area Conference (SAC) will send three teams to the second season that begins Friday, October 28, and More...

Saints End 2005 on Positive Note

St. Ignace completed the gridiron season on a positive note, winning two of their last three games, including a 27-7 non-conference win over Lincoln-Alcona Friday, October 21. More...

Pickford, Engadine Lose Crossover Games

Pickford fell to Mid Peninsula 36-6 and Engadine was defeated by Bark River-Harris 49-3 during the cross-over games between the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Wolverine Conferences Friday, October 21. More...

Columns

Ratings Reveal Folly of Depending Upon One Group Michigan Politics

For 16 years, the pork-busting Council for Citizens Against Government Waste has been rating Capitol Hill lawmakers in six categories ranging from "Hostile" to "Taxpayer Superhero." More...

Coon Hunting is a Lost Art

Is there anybody in Michigan who has never seen a raccoon? No matter where you live, these rascals are close by, not only in the wilds, but even in the biggest cities, where they More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Halloween is a special day for all elementary students. It should be a safe day for the students. Here are some Halloween safety tips: More...


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