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Newton Twp. Seeks Lease for Scots Point

Newton Township is looking to lease Scots Point Park from the state to help maintain and improve the area. More...

Pieri Sails Adagio To Win

Leroy Pieri of Cedarville won the racing class in the 2006 Mackinac-to-Manitoulin Yacht Race, which took place Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21. He and the crew of the 29-foot More...

News

Coast Guard Makes Grand Marais Rescue

Coast Guard Station North Superior rescued 23 people from the water of Grand Marais Harbor after the giant canoe in which they were riding capsized Saturday, July 29. There are no reports of injury. More...

Research:Will Boost in Spending, New Ads Pay Off for Tourism Industry?

Michigan tourism generates $17.5 billion in revenue, contributes $971 million in state taxes, and employs 193,000 people. More...

Police Reports

The following are reports from the St. Ignace Police Department More...

Sports

Future Saints Begin Path to Varsity Football With Summer Camp Experience

St. Ignace Saints coaches Marty Spencer and Chris "Iffer" Marshall held football camps for fifth through eighth grade students at the LaSalle High School practice field Thursday, July 27. More...

Area Foursome Places First in Munoscong Seniors Tourney

The foursome of Jim Christensen, Murray Bryant, Tom Newton, and Chuck Hessel were overall winners of the Munoscong Seniors Four-Man Golf Scramble Thursday, July 20. More...

Dan's Place Horseshoe League

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Cathy and Kasey 55, Joe's Bar and Grill 47, Jute and Missy and Frank and Jim's 44, and Quality Inn of St. Ignace 40. More...

Opinion

County Employees Complimented for Road Work

To the Editor: The recently completed Pte. Brulee Road project has been a challenging job. A road that leads More...

Apologies for Canceling Festival

To the Editor: On behalf of the Les Cheneaux Area Artisan Cooperative (LCAAC), I would like to apologize for having to cancel our Third Annual Music and Art Dockside Festival, and for being unable to reschedule it. More...

Walk-in Clinic To Open at Mackinac Straits Hospital

Receiving diagnosis and treatment for many ailments will soon become more convenient at Mackinac Straits Hospital when a new walk-in clinic is established. Open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. More...

Underwater Hunt Set for August 13

Divers To Explore Straits Scuba divers, their families, and the general public are invited to a 7 p.m. seminar on shipwreck history at the St. Ignace Quality Inn Saturday, August 12. More...

Voters Asked To Replace Old Clark Twp. Fire Truck

1 Mill Would Also Buy New Ambulance

The frame on Clark Township's water truck is bent and weak, said Clark Township Fire Chief Chet Kasper, as could be expected for a converted milk truck. More...

Water Warriors Ride 430 Miles for Special Olympics

Taking five days to travel 430 miles on a water scooter may sound intolerable to some, but for about 30 Water Warriors, it's a great opportunity to enjoy riding the Great Lakes while raising money for Special Olympics Michigan. More...

Social

Bois Blanc Fire Dept. Gets New Pumper

Bois Blanc Township isn't accustomed to receiving new vehicles for its fire department, but with a $262,500 check received from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, the fire department is now equipped with a new pumper. More...

Candidates Vie for Pickford Queen Title

Hay Days Celebration Begins August 2

Pickford Hay Days will start this week Wednesday, August 2, with the annual hamburger bash fundraiser for the event. More...

Buddy Has Long Les Cheneaux History

Buddy, one of the three feature boats in the 2006 Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts Saturday, August 12, has a long history in the Les Cheneaux Islands, where she was known as the "fastest boat in the Snows," said current ow More...

Obituaries

David Moles

David Douglas Moles, 63, was a resident of DeTour for the past five years. He died Friday, July 28, 2006, at his home. More...

Anna 'Marie' Long

Anna "Marie" Long of Roscommon was a former resident of Lake Orion and Curtis. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Intra-Party Discord Erupts on High Court

What has long been simmering among Republicans on the Michigan Supreme Court is beginning to erupt. More...

Outdoor Matters

Creel Clerks Provide Valuable Fisheries Data

It wasn't a good day at Heather Seites' "office." It was very windy and there was a storm brewing over Lake Michigan, and that meant there were few anglers out fishing on this July day. More...

Brevort

The front porch seems to be the place to be on these warm humid days. There seems to be a breeze all the time. Front porch visitors this week were Ann Meier of Lima, Ohio, Anne and John Ryan of Tecumseh, and Bob Flora. More...


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