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Mackinac Island Celebrates 57th Annual Lilac Festival

In a raindrenched Lilac Festival Parade on Mackinac Island More...

William Johnson Earns Medal, Leaves USCG Station to New Commander

Jeffrey Mallory To Take Over Post

In a change of command ceremony Friday, June 16, in St. More...

Mackinaw City Planners Debate Restructuring of Village Economy, Housing Project Concerns

The Mackinaw City village board is continuing its research into a 30-unit affordable housing project proposed by developer Gerald Haan of the Harbor Springs-based Phoenix Holding Group. More...

News

Susan Horn Wins National Magazine Clean-Up Contest

Kitchen Project To Be inWoman's Day This Fall

Having a cluttered kitchen isn't always bad. Susan Horn had one and she won a national contest sponsored by More...

Hoddy Property Donation Launches Fundraising Campaign for L.C. Library

Fundraising Committee Seeking to Raise $700,000 Over 5-year Span for Library

George W. Hoddy has donated property to the Friends of Les Cheneaux Community Library to launch a fundraising campaign to ensure the library is maintained forever. More...

Bridge Tokens Honor Ferry Boats, Crew

Eight new Mackinac Bridge tokens commemorating the old state car ferries at the Straits of Mackinac were dedicated Friday, June 16, at Bridge View Park in St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Gram

Nancy Quirk Williams Gram, widow of six-term Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams and more recently of H. James Gram of Grosse Pointe Farms, died Monday, June 19, 2006. She was 91 years old. More...

Robert Eisenman

Robert Eisenman, 77, of St. Ignace, worked as a salesman for 40 years. Mr. Eisenman died Friday, June 16, 2006, at Mackinac Straits Hospital's Long Term Care. More...

Franklin Browning

Franklin D. "Sonny" Browning, 69, of Garnet, died Saturday evening, June 17, 2006, surrounded by his family at his home. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Second Terms May Be Tough for First-timers Granholm, Stabenow

Democrats Governor Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow won office by narrow margins and face tough bids this year for second terms as the first women to hold those offices. More...

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, June 20, 1891 More...

Mackinac Island

The Lilac Festival parade was held Sunday, June 18, where our visitors saw the trees laden with a magnificent crop of lilacs ranging in colors from white to the deepest purple. More...

Boat Building School Launched at Cedarville

Planners Hope To Break Ground This Fall

Less than a year after a group first met to discuss the possibility, the Great Lakes School of Wooden Boat Building has been launched in the Les Cheneaux Islands. More...

Car Buffs Share Stories at Antiques on the Bay

The 10th Annual Antiques on the Bay show brought 94 restored or preserved vintage cars to St. Ignace Saturday, June 17, in a display that highlighted vehicles of the 1930s and '40s. More...

The St. Ignace News Car Show & 4th of July OFFICE HOURS AND DEADLINES

The St. Ignace News Office in St. Ignace will be closing at Noon, Friday, June 23 More...

Children in County To Be Eligible for Expanded State Dental Care

Mackinac County is among 22 counties to be included in an expanded state dental care program for children who do not have insurance coverage. More...

Donated Van Improves Daily Living for St. Ignace Family

A wheelchair-accessible van was donated by Hiawatha Behavioral Health and First National Bank of St. Ignace to Tina Champion, 36, the daughter of Yvonne Weaver of St. Ignace, in May. More...

Social

Birth

Noah Bertram

Noah Allen Bertram was born Friday, May 26, 2006, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie to Nick and Lindsay Bertram of Brimley. More...

Sports

Saints Track Athletes Earn All-UP Honors

Paul Davis earned All-Upper Peninsula honors after winning the 100 and 200-meter dashes. He and Zach Pierson, Derek Clark, and Jesse Becker received U.P. awards with a win in the 800-meter relay. More...

Joe Brown Places Second at Lock City Open Golf Tourney

Joe Brown finished second during the Lock City Open Golf Tournament at Sault Country Club in Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18. More...

Seven Area Athletes Place in Tae Kwon Do Tournament

Seven area athletes from the Straits Area Tae Kwon Do Academy (SATKDA) placed during the Mount Pleasant Tournament Saturday, May 13. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

There Are Better Ways to Spend Tax Dollars Than on Road Signs

To the Editor: It is a mystery to me. Doesn't anyone care where your tax dollars are going? More...

Les Cheneaux Can Learn From Minnesota's 'Spreading Nightmare'

To the Editor: As an islander who has been coming to Cedarville for 60 years, and who is also a resident of Minnesota, I was very concerned when I read in the More...

Are The State's Upgrades to Road Signs Necessary?

To the Editor: I wonder what the object of the highway department is along I-75. I see that signs are being replaced for reasons I cannot fathom. More...


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