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Wind Tower To Be Erected at Naubinway Marina

To Aid in Forecasting Rip Currents

The Naubinway Marina will set the stage for a new weather tower to augment the forecasting abilities of the National Weather Service (NWS). More...

FOTA's Pet Fix Program Raises Rates, Still Among Cheapest in Region

Friends of the Animals (FOTA) has raised the rates for spaying and neutering animals to meet rising veternarian costs in the face of lower donations and grant collections, however, according to Treasurer Diane Parcella and President Sally North, the More...

Island's Fire Safety Ordinance To Be Tweaked

A misunderstanding over code compliance requirements stalled the adoption of a rental housing inspection and licensing ordinance during the Mackinac Island City Council meeting Wednesday, March 29, sending the document back to committee for language More...

County Provides Island With Extra Cop

Mackinac County will give $15,241.92 to the City of Mackinac Island to hire a police officer for six months, because, one commissioner contends, there is no sheriff patrol on the island. More...

News

'Henry Ford'Visits Classrooms To Share UP's Historic Role in Automotive Industry

Detroit automobile mogul and inventor Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry and built an empire based in the city of Dearborn. More...

DNR Begins To Sell Michigan Land Parcels

U.P. Parcels Go on Web Site; Mackinac County Land To Be Offered in Six Months

The Department of Natural Resources is starting to sell state land slated for disposal through the department%27s land consolidation strategy. More...

Cedarville High School Band Students Will Travel to Beijing, Shanghai China

Cedarville High School%27s band members got a glimpse of life in China last month in preparation for their summer trip there. Dr. Guidi Yang, a professor at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. More...

Obituaries

William St. Onge

William Ernest St. Onge of Cedarville worked 36 years for United States Steel at the Cedarville Limestone Quarry, until his retirement in 1989. More...

Charlo Mayhew

Charlo M. Mayhew, 90, of Gould City died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique. Mrs. Mayhew was a homemaker and enjoyed working in her garden and canning what she grew. More...

Virginia Richlen

Virginia Mary Richlen, 87, was an accomplished teacher who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in her later years. She died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. More...

Opinion

Family Shares History of Maple Leaf School

Editor%27s Note: The January 19 edition of The St. More...

Fond Memories of St. Ignace Third Ward

To the Editor: An article under your heading for St. More...

Unfair To Call Bridge Toll Collectors Rude After Almost 50 Years of Smooth Crossings

To the Editor: This letter is in response to the March 30 Letter to the Editor regarding the gentleman and his rough passage through the Mackinac Bridge toll booth. More...

Vacant Council Seat To Be Filled in August

Hinkson of Recreation Dept. Resigns

St. Ignace residents will be going to the voting polls once again to decide who, among six possible candidates, will fill a vacant seat on the City Council. More...

New Bridge Tokens To Commemorate Car Ferries

Eight new Mackinac Bridge tokens honoring the state car ferries that crossed the Straits of Mackinac from 1923 through 1957 will be available following a June ceremony, the Mackinac Bridge Authority announced during its Friday, March 10, meeting in L More...

Lugering, Miller, Luepnitz Named Outstanding Citizens

Citizens of Brevort Township recognized three residents for oustanding service at the annual meeting Saturday, April 1. Don Lugering, Jimmie Miller, and Frank Luepnitz were given plaques of recognition by the township board. More...

Walker Bros. Circus Comes to Town

Talented Animals Are Highlight of Family Event

At right: Circus Ring Mis-tress Dallas Zoppe takes a stroll with one of her talented dogs, this one walking on its hind legs in a fancy dress and a feathered hat. More...

Social

Births

Mia Law Abbey Bjunes Glen "Trey" and Jennifer Law of Hermosa Beach, California, are the parents of a newborn daughter, Mia Marie, born March 7, 2006, at 3:15 p.m. at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, California. More...

Engaged

Latour, Oliver

Shannon Latour and Brian Oliver, both of Taylor, are engaged to be married. More...

Engaged

MacGuire, Winkelman

Dr. Rainer and Roslyn MacGuire of Lenoir, North Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Rainer MacGuire of Ann Arbor, to Andrew Gene Winkelman, son of Rob Winkelman of St. Ignace and Kathy Winkelman of Lansing. More...

Sports

Saints Volleyball Teams Honored at Banquet

St. Ignace varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams were honored during the annual awards banquet Monday, March 13, at LaSalle High School. More...

Lani Fettig Prepares for Benefit Marathon

Sister Randi Johnson To Join Her To Raise Funds in TC Event

Nearly every morning, Lani Fettig and her dog Chance run the length of Brevort Lake Road near Moran. As the sun climbs and the seasons change, Mrs. Fettig trains for the Bay Shore Marathon in Traverse City. More...

Three From St. Ignace on NMCA Volleyball Team

The Northern Michigan Christian Academy Lady Eagles Volleyball Team includes Hannah Bloswick, April Ryan, and Miranda Litzner, all of St. Ignace. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Political Experts Differ on Vulnerability of Stabenow

When Democrat Debbie Stabenow first ran for the U.S. Senate in 2000 against Spencer Abraham, the Michigan GOP labeled her "Liberal Debbie," playing off advertising for the "Little Debbie" food products. That obviously didn%27t scare off voters. More...

Engadine

Hello, everyone. How are you adjusting to the time change? It sure is nice to have daylight later in the evening. Now if Mother Nature will just send some warm sunshine and no more snow, we%27ll have it made. More...

Brevort

The ice has left the shore. Amid the sounds of the gentle surf you can hear the geese gathered on the beach. More...


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