August 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee To Improve Tennis Courts

Can motor homes be parked on a person's property without a principal building there? How much will it cost taxpayers to restore the tennis courts and should they be more of a priority than other city recreational features? More...

Switchback Concert Saturday To Benefit Historical Project

A concert by the Irish music band Switchback will be Saturday, August 12, at the St. Ignace Marina to raise funds for promotion of the Turtle's Back interactive history museum project planned at the site of the former Father Marquette Memorial. More...

News

Lane Closure Change on I-75

Lane closures changed on an I75 project in Mackinac County, Tuesday, August 8. The right northbound lane now is scheduled be closed through Wednesday, September 30. More...

Police Search for Stolen Tailgate

The larceny of a pickup truck tailgate in Chippewa County has prompted Michigan State Police to seek information through the Crime Stoppers program. More...

SANE Arrest Two St. Ignace Men on Charges of Delivery of Drugs

Two St. Ignace men were arrested on drug charges by Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement (SANE), the agency announced July 28. More...

Sports

Tigers T-Ball

The St. Ignace Tigers T-Ball team includes Austin Getchell, Chelsey Coleman, Hallie Marshall, Gaven More...

Reds T-Ball

The St. Ignace Reds T-Ball team includes Reid Marshall, Austin Graham, Hunter Brown, Tucker More...

Saints T-Ball

The St. Ignace Saints T-Ball team includes Marley Matson, Jayde Fraser, Chase Tallaire, Mason More...

Opinion

Realtors Turning Scenic View From Road Into Ads Bonanza

To the Editor: Few drives compare to the eastward ride on M-134 from I-75 to DeTour Village. Long referred to simply as "The Scenic" by locals, the 40-plus mile road is peaceful, often bucolic, as it hopscotches the north shore of Lake Huron. More...

Better Fiscal Responsibility Needed at Gros Cap School

To the Editor: Paul Gingras' article on the Gros Cap School stated the school received $995,886.36 for the 2005-06 school year. With 77 students in grades K-8, that figures out to $12,933.59 per student. More...

Board OK's $200,000 Solution to Sewer Odor

St. Ignace Township board members plan to eliminate sewer odors in Evergreen Shores within 100 days. More...

'No Sale' Most Offers Rejected at Mall Auction

Buyers seeking a bargain soon learned otherwise when owners rejected all bids for the retail units in the Mackinaw Crossings auction Monday, August 7, except those offered on properties being sold as absolute (no minimum bid). More...

Ready for the Horsepull at Pickford Hay Days

Billy Thompson of East Jordan helps a friend prepare his draft-pulling team for the Pickford Hay More...

City's Wawatam Lighthouse Awaiting Permit

The new lighthouse in St. Ignace has been named Wawatam Lighthouse and its navigational light could be operational later this month, pending approval by the U.S. Coast Guard. Standing at the end of the old Railroad Dock, home to the rail ferry More...

Social

Locals on the Bay, Bayside Live

Evashevski, Ramblers To Play This Week

Emily Evashevski of St. Ignace will be featured in a Locals on the Bay concert Wednesday, August 9, at 7 p.m. at St. Ignace Marina. More...

Magician To Perform at LibraryWed.

Gordon the Magician will perform for children Wednesday, August 9, at 7 p.m. at St. Ignace Public Library. The magic show is free of charge. More...

This Year's Pickford Hay Days Is a Celebration of 'Home'

The scene in Watson's Shoe Store window shows children playing with old fashioned toys at home, activities for rainy days. A nearby sign reads, "There's No Place Like Home." More...

Obituaries

Kenneth O'Connor

Kenneth George O'Connor, 81, of Pickford, was a longtime teacher and coach at Pickford schools and established O'Connor's automobile dealership in Pickford. Some of Mr. More...

John 'Ben' Bell

John Benson "Ben" Bell of Sebastian, Florida, formerly of St. Ignace, Arlington, Massachusetts, and Ocean Park, Maine, died April 12, 2006, at the age of 76 in Sebastian. More...

Barbara Maleport

Barbara Marlene (nee Thornton) Maleport of Sault Ste. Marie passed away Wednesday evening, August 2, 2006, with her family by her side. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Pols Slinging Cleaner Mud Than in Past

This year's gubernatorial campaign will be Michigan's costliest, thanks largely to the deep-pockets TV spending by Republican Dick DeVos. But it won't be the nastiest. More...

Les Cheneaux

The Queen Anne's lace along the highways and in the fields is taller and more abundant that I can ever remember. That, along with yellow tansy and the wild daisies that were so prevalent earlier this year, has made my frequent drives to St. More...

Gould City

Great things are happening at the United Methodist Church in Engadine. Bible School, called "Club Can Do," is taking over the church Monday, August 21, through Friday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. More...


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