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Hospital Auxiliary Geranium Sale Raises $1,432

The Mackinac Straits Hospital Auxiliary raised $1,432 selling 1,200 geraniums at St. Ignace Greenhouse Friday, May 18, for the purchase of hospital supplies and special needs for Long Term Care residents. More...

News

'Lawnmower Man' Reaches Bridge in 17-mph Ride Across America

Fife Lake Man Crosses Michigan as 14th State

On a ride to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Lou Ransom of Fife Lake has been driving across the United States on a lawnmower. More...

Slippery Track Tests Drivers' Skills in First St. Ignace Mud Run

Upper Peninsula residents and downstate race fans lined the sides of a muddy track behind Little Bear East Arena and Community Center for the first St. Ignace Mud Run Saturday, May 19, a day of roaring engines, flying mud, kids games, and music. More...

Powerful Lightning Bolt Damages Curtis Ball Field

"It must have been amazing," said P.J. Costa, fire chief of the Portage Township Fire Department, describing a powerful lightning bolt that struck Curtis Recreation Area on H-42 Monday, May 14. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Girls Win Div. II Track Regionals

Team concept was key for the St. Ignace girls track and field team in capturing the Division II championships in Munising Friday, May 18. More...

Pickford Girls, Cedarville Boys Defend Div. 3 Regional Track Titles

The Pickford Panthers girls and Cedarville Trojans boys track and field teams defended their regional championships in Pickford Friday, May 18, although each team did so in different fashion. More...

Saints Baseball Runner-up in American Legion Invite

The St. Ignace Saints finished as runner-up during the first St. Ignace American Legion Round Robin Baseball Invitational at the Kiwanis Sports Complex Saturday, May 19. The pitching combination of Andy Tamlyn and Lewie Mullins lifted St. More...

Opinion

School's Activism in Rally Should Motivate Others

To the Editor: In April, most of us were very proud of students at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools as our Trojans won the Class D State Basketball Championship. This past Wednesday should make us equally proud of them. More...

Commends Students, Staff Participating in Education Rally

To the Editor: I commend Eric Cardwell, Gretchen Storey, and all the students, staff, and parents who participated in the May 16 education rally in Lansing to address the issue of school funding cuts. More...

Adventure Race Teams Headed to Straits

300-Mile EUP Trek May Be Toughest Yet

Thirty-six four-person teams will backpack more than 300 miles for four consecutive days, trekking along forest trails, bicycling, canoeing, rappelling from cliffs, and exploring caves in a timed race to take place in St. More...

Memorial Day Events Planned This Weekend

Memorial Day, a holiday to commemorate those who died in military service to the country, will be celebrated locally Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28. The traditional holiday is the last Monday in May. St. More...

Curtis School To Stay Open

Curtis Elementary School in Portage Township will remain open next year, although school administrators and the Tahquamenon Area Schools Board of Education cannot say for certain if it will remain open in 2008/2009, or beyond. More...

Plan Calls for Catholic Church Consolidation

A new plan that calls for changes in area Catholic churches includes the sharing of pastors and the closing of five churches and some rectories. More...

Social

Winberg, Bickham, Duman Top Students in Cedarville Class of 2007

Rebecca Bickham and Amy Katherine Winberg are the valedictorians of Cedarville High School's Class of 2007 and Kristen Duman is the salutatorian. More...

McGinnis, Cryderman To Lead LaSalle High School Graduates

Jessica McGinnis is valedictorian and Kelsey Cryderman is salutatorian for the Class of 2007 at LaSalle High School. More...

Kristi Kamphuis Is Valedictorian at Mackinac Island High School

Two To Earn Diplomas in Island Class of 2007

Kristi Kamphuis is valedictorian for the Class of 2007 at Mackinac Island High School. The daughter of Dr. Don and Karen Weesing, she has achieved a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) in high school. She participated in volleyball and yearbook. More...

Obituaries

Margaret 'Eileen' Kemp

Margaret "Eileen" Kemp, 76, of Rudyard, loved to bake and worked as a clerk at Dowd's Store in Fibre for many years. Mrs. Kemp died Monday, May 14, 2007, in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Elizabeth Pollard

Elizabeth (nee Cruickshank) Pollard lived most of her life in Cedarville, and ran a summer resort on Lakeside Road for many years. Mrs. More...

Catherine Gertz

Catherine Gertz, 93, of White Pigeon, a banking officer for 30 years, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Three Rivers. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Drug Prices Vary Widely in Michigan

Puzzled by how prices vary for gallons of gas depending on what station pumps them? That's nothing compared to huge discrepancies on prescription drugs depending on who peddles them. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Resilient Ann Arbor No. 4 Survived Many Tragedies

Part 20: THE VOODOO BOAT

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. Ignace News is serializing Les Bagley's previously unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries, "Autos Across Mackinac. More...

Les Cheneaux

A needed rain fell last week, greening things quickly and making the grass shoot out of the ground. Mowing is one of the things that I can't do; between my neighbor, Kate Ter Haar, and my family, it does get done. More...


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