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Boat Building School Plans Slate of 15 Summer Classes

9-Month Certificate Program To Begin in Fall

The Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville will teach at least 15 classes this summer, and construction of the main workshop and classroom building should be finished in time for an early July opening. More...

City Fixes Sewer Line, Mulls Museum Offer

Hopes of holding off repairs to the eight-inch sewer line along Portage Road until 2009 were dashed when a 10-foot section of the line collapsed between Second Street and Third Street Tuesday, March 27, costing the City of St. More...

Fish Disease Halts Walleye, Pike, Muskie Production

DNR Goal To Protect State Hatcheries From VHS

The rapid spread of a fish disease called Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia in Michigan has prompted the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to place a one-year moratorium on producing and stocking walleye, northern pike, and muskellunge to protect the More...

Garfield Twp. Board Questions Road Contracts

The Garfield Township Board of Trustees has echoed several other township boards by encouraging residents to attend a public hearing to promote expanding the Mackinac County Road Commission from three to five members. More...

News

$1,760 Paid to City Council, Mayor

Payments to members of the St. Ignace City Council for attending meetings and events during March was $1,760. More...

End of U.S. Involvement in Iraq Is Goal of Two Peace Groups Forming in EUP

To bring alternative views of the War in Iraq to the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Gould City veteran Jim Ramelis presented the Patricia Foulkrod documentary, "The Ground Truth," to St. More...

11 Property Owners To Pay Louvigny Street Assessment

Mackinaw City Manager To Address Parking Concerns

Mackinaw City Village Manager Jeff Lawson agreed to address parking concerns brought up by business owners on Louvigny Street, prior to the village council's vote to create the Louvigny Street Special Assessment District in which owners of 14 parcel More...

Sports

Mackinaw City Comets Baseball, Softball Gear Toward Spring Season

The Mackinaw City boys baseball team will field 19 players this year, with 11 returning to help guide the Comets to success, while the Comets girls softball team, fielding 12 players, with only five seniors and no juniors, is hoping its younger play More...

Paquin Named to Elite Team; Track Season Opens April 16

C.J. Paquin Selected to Elite All-Tournament Team

C.J. Paquin of Cedarville was selected to the elite high school boys basketball All-Tournament Team by Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press following the 2007 state finals. More...

Sportsmen's Club To Meet April 16

The Straits Area Sportsmen's Club will meet Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge on North State Street in St. Ignace. Members are asked to use the back entrance of the building. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Legal, Ethical Objections Given on Fort de Buade Purchase

A proposal receiving considerable attention lately is the one by Keith Massaway of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Debbie Stabenow Runs to the Middle

In the latest ratings from the National Journal, Michigan's Carl Levin is one of the most liberal U.S. senators. Representative John Conyers (D-Detroit) ranks among the most liberal members of the House. No surprise on either count. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Ferries Face a Year of 'Bottoming Out'

PART 14 - BOTTOMING OUT?

The St. More...

Free Spring 'Veggies' Available in Michigan Fields

A lot of people carefully clip those 10¢ and 15¢ coupons to save money at grocery stores. Yet, it's amazing how many of the same individuals regularly pass up foods that are completely free. More...

City, County Patrols Will Feel Impact of State Police Cuts

Local police agencies say they will feel the impact of Michigan State Police cuts as the department continues to slice services, jobs, and consolidate state police posts to balance its $13.6 million projected budget deficit. More...

All Residents To Share Twp. Hydrant Costs

Water Rates Are Set at Moran Township

Following a heated debate at the Moran Township meeting Wednesday, April 4, the board of trustees voted to pay its annual $10,000 fire hydrant bill with general fund revenue, rather than to charge residents who live near the hydrants half of the cos More...

Montcalm Earns Tribute From Underwater Preserve Council

Diver Honored Posthumously for Work at Straits

James Montcalm of St. More...

After-school Program Restored at St. Ignace; Administrative Salaries Set

School To Hire Bus Aide To Quell Problems

After-school and summer school tutoring and educational programs at St. Ignace Area Schools have been restored, reported Superintendent Mike Springsteen at the school board meeting Monday, April 9. More...

First Vessel of Shipping Season Delayed by Blizzard-like Lake Conditions

At Cedarville's McKay Bay

Ducks, geese, and gulls that were attracted to McKay Bay in Cedarville by the rapid spring thaw may have been surprised by the sudden drop in temperature and snowfall Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5. More...

Social

Stephanie Hall, Aaron Prout

Kevin and Brenda Hall of Gaylord announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie M. Hall of Gaylord, to Aaron W. Prout of Gaylord. They are planning a May 19, 2007, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Gaylord. More...

Ella Rakowski, Adam Komblevitz

Henry K. and Marie Rakowski of South Lyon announce the engagement of their daughter, Ella Marie Nicole Rakowski of South Lyon, to Adam John Komblevitz of Ann Arbor. They will be married May 10, 2008, in Plymouth. Mr. More...

Aquita Soblaskey, John Goudreau

Aquita Soblaskey of St. Ignace and John Goudreau of Marinette, Wisconsin, were married March 6, 2007, in Jamaica. The bride carried a bouquet of tropical flowers. A reception followed the ceremony at Negril, Jamaica. More...

Obituaries

Charles Bellant

Charles A. Bellant of Otisville was a summer resident of Trout Lake who worked for General Motors at the Buick City Final Assembly plant in Flint until his retirement. More...

Letha Brodeur

Letha Brodeur of Mackinac Island and St. Ignace lived many years on Mackinac Island, where she worked for Angels of Mackinac, The Leather Corral, and the Stuart House Museum. Mrs. More...

Thomas Saffian

Thomas R. Saffian of Cheboygan managed a Clark fuel station for more than 20 years after moving to Cheboygan in 1969. Since 1997, he had been working at Historic Mill Creek in Mackinaw City, operated by Mackinac State Historic Parks. Mr. More...


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