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Leak Repair Is Underway

Brevort Twp. Sewer Damage Discovered

To combat a major leak in a sewer pipe at the Brevort Township lift station, the township board of trustees hired Maverick Construction at its Tuesday, June 5, meeting to build a pipe system to bypass the sewer's wet well, allowing the sewer to con More...

Moran Township Gives Stipends To Balance West End Fire Service

To ensure adequate fire and ambulance coverage in northern and western portions of Moran Township, the Moran Township Board of Trustees voted to provide stipends of $5,000 to Hendricks Township and $3,000 to Brevort Township to help the neighboring More...

Jack 'Doc'Watson Announced as Guest of Honor for St. Ignace Car Show

Planners Preparing for Antiques on the Bay June 22 - 23, and 32nd Annual Car Show June 28 - 30 at St. Ignace

The 11th annual Antiques on the Bay car show will take place Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23, and the 32nd annual St. Ignace Car Show will be the following weekend, June 28 through June 30, at St. Ignace. More...

It's Summer Tee Ball Time

Anthony Nayback takes aim at the ball on the tee. Tee ball players began learning the basics of baseball, such as how to hit, catch, and when to run. More...

Museums Opening for Season at Les Cheneaux

Wild birds feeding their young are among a collection of photographs by Helen and Harry Harris of Cedarville now featured at the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum on Meridian Street in Cedarville. More...

News

M-134 Gets New Drainage Pipe

Road construction crews install new, underground drainage pipe along the eastbound lane of M-134 in Cedarville as part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's road improvement project between Three-Mile Road in Hessel and Hilltop Drive More...

Variety of Terrain Made EUP Adventure Race a Success, Racers Say

"It was great how amazing the different terrain was. I'm definitely coming back up for a vacation to go canoeing, especially the Carp River and Les Cheneaux Islands area." - Sarah Deuel, Lansing racer

The terrain in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is what made Infiterra Sports' four-day, 300-mile Expedition Adventure Race so enjoyable and successful, say race coordinators and racers. More...

Bike Path Advisory Board Is Forming; Work Crew Needed

Fundraisers Planned at Clark Township

Several upcoming fundraisers will help the Clark Township Bike Path Committee reach its goal of building a 22-mile trail the length of Clark Township. The organization will sell full-color window decals and bottled water this summer. More...

Sports

Cryderman, Weiss, Olsen Named LaSalle Athletes of the Year

Stanley St. Louis Memorial Athletes of the Year were presented to Kelsey Cryderman and Jake Weiss and Dan Olsen during an awards ceremony at LaSalle High School Monday, June 4. More...

Eagles' Hood and Troyer Set New Track Records

Grayson Hood and John Troyer of Engadine each recorded new track records late in the Eagles' 2007 season. More...

East Boys Win, South Girls Fall in U.P. All-Star Hoops Classic

The East defeated the West, 98- 83, in the boys game and the North upended the South, 96-81, in the girls contest during the 22nd annual Upper Peninsula Hall of Fame Basketball All-Star Classic at the John Duncan Gymnasium in Cedarville Saturday, J More...

Commissioners Vote Against Expanding Road Board

Decides To Keep Commissioners at Three After Second Public Hearing

The size of the road commission will not be increased from three to five members, said Mackinac County commissioners following a second public hearing on the matter Thursday, June 7. The first public hearing was held in April. More...

Les Cheneaux Schools Cut $137,000 From Budget

Aide Position, Athletic Busing Eliminated, Will Be Reinstated if Finances Improve

Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education made substantial cuts to balance next year's budget and reduce a projected $190,000 deficit at a special meeting Wednesday, June 6. More...

St. Ignace Shoppers Turn Out To Enjoy Downtown Yard Sale

Twenty-one vendors were set up along St. Ignace's downtown sidewalk for the annual Community Yard Sale Saturday, June 9. The event is sponsored by the St. Ignace Business Association. More...

Station St. Ignace Is Host to Cutters on Stopover

Towers of the Mackinac Bridge seem to stand watch over the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw (left) as it moors overnight Monday, June 11, in St. Ignace, the home port of the U.S.C.G. Cutter Biscayne Bay (right). St. More...

Derby Celebrates Fishing Rebound at Brevort Lk.

Walleye Takes Top Prize at Six Lbs., 11 Oz.

Craig Krueger of Grand Ledge was the winner of the inaugural Brevort Lake Walleye Derby Saturday, June 2, catching a sixpound, 11-ounce walleye, winning $1,200. More...

Social

Erica Cena, Calvin Mattson Wed May 19

Erica Cena and Calvin Mattson were united in marriage May 19, 2007, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. Father Jim Williams performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Barb Cena of St. More...

Birth

Greyson Hatrick

Brian and Angela (nee Powers) Hatrick of Midland announce the birth of a son, Greyson James Hatrick, born April 30, 2007, at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces, and measured 22.5 inches in length at birth. More...

Engaged

Gould, Massey

Mike and Sheri Gould of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Stevie Catherine Gould, to Jamie Daniel Massey of St. Ignace. No wedding date has been set. More...

Obituaries

Janet Turk

Janet Lee Turk of Cedarville worked as a medical receptionist at a podiatry office in Houston, Texas, where she lived for many years, before returning to the Les Cheneaux Islands. Ms. More...

Patricia 'Diane' Grondin

Patricia D. "Diane" Grondin, 57, of Cheboygan, passed away Monday, June 4, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She was born November 11, 1949, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the daughter of Charles and Thelma (nee Hester) Allen. More...

William Foster

William Arthur Foster Sr., 50, of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly of St. Ignace, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 31, 2007, at his home. He was born in Detroit August 29, 1956, to Jack and Drew Foster. He is survived by his mother, Drew Foster of St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

It's 'Bash Bart' Time in Lansing and D.C.

Four Michigan Democrats have high profile roles in Capitol Hill's oversight of the beleaguered Bush Administration. Republicans on two fronts last week attacked the most junior of them, Representative Bart Stupak of Menominee. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: 1938 Season Sees New Boat, Safety Features

Part 23: THE CITY OF MUNISING

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. Ignace News is serializing "Autos Across Mackinac," an unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries by Les Bagley. More...

Rexton-Garnet

The weeks continue to be packed full of summer things to do, planting the garden, getting the kids ready to attend Bible school, planning picnics, lining up summer jobs, and fitting all of this into the work schedule. More...


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