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300+ Cars Registered for St. Ignace Show

Early Entries Coming in for 32nd Annual Auto Event Next Weekend

The mechanical and aesthetic innovations of automotive celebrity Jack "Doc" Watson will highlight the 32nd Annual St. Ignace Car Show Thursday, June 28, through Saturday, June 30. Mr. Watson is this year's guest of honor. More...

County Auditor Suggests Accounting Changes

By Karen Gould

The county ended 2006 in the black and commissioners adopted the 2006 audit report Thursday, June 14. More...

Straits Hospital Outsources Laundry Service; Internal Staff Shifts Expected

Laundry service at Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center will be outsourced to prison work crews at Michigan State Industries, Straits Correctional Facility Laundry, beginning Saturday, June 23, to partially compensate for proposed state fund More...

11 Vessels Participate in Blessing of Fleet

A Blessing of the Fleet ceremony was held at the St. Ignace Public Marina Saturday, June 16. As each of the 11 participating vessels passed the lighthouse in Moran Bay, each one was blessed by Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey, Pastor Dan Williams, More...

Twp. Salaries To Be Decided by Residents

For the first time in more than a decade, residents will be able to vote on the salaries of Clark Township officials Saturday, June 30, at an annual meeting. More...

Youth To Host Epoufette Powwow June 23

Agroup of 19 young campers at Epoufette will host a free powwow Saturday, June 23, as a way to learn more about traditional Native American culture. More...

News

Great Lakes State Park Six Bill Package Summary

(Information provided by the office of 35th District Senator Michelle McManus)

Senate Bill 429 Sponsored by Senator Michelle McManus (R-Traverse City). Creates the Great Lakes State Park and requires the Department of Natural Resources to manage those lands. More...

14 Shipwrecks May Be Explored in the Straits of Mackinac

Fourteen shipwrecks in the Straits area are part of the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Preserve, spanning 148 square miles. More...

St. Ignace Schools To Use Surplus Fund To Erase Expected $164K Deficit

"Financially, we are not out of the woods, yet, but we are back on the path that takes us there," reported St. More...

Sports

Rudyard's Baseball Season Ends At Semi's

Bulldogs Fall to Rangers in Division 4 Tourney

The Rudyard Bulldogs' "Field of Dreams" on the baseball diamond ended in the Division 4 semifinals as the Reading Rangers took the victory with a 6-3 win in Battle Creek Friday, June 15. More...

Mixed Doubles, Seniors Golf League in Pickford

Mixed Doubles The team of Dave and Danielle Postma and Jim and Beth Quinnell carded 29 with nine putts for first place in the Munoscong Mixed Doubles Golf League Friday, June 15. More...

Brad Smith Competes for Sault High in Track, Hockey

Brad Smith, a sophomore at Sault Ste. Marie High School and son of Ed and Jill Smith of St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Budget Aside, There Is Progress in Lansing

Amid all of the headlines out of Lansing on the battle of the budget, there were two bits of good news last week about upgrading of state services for consumers: + The Department of Community Health (DCH), long prodded by Attorney General Mike Cox More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Ferries Face Several Unfortunate Incidents

Part 24: CRASHES AND CLASHES

On January 2, 1939, Grand Ledge farmer Frank Fitzgerald was again sworn in as Governor of Michigan. In a modestly simple ceremony, devoid of pomp at Fitzgerald's request, he led an all- Republican cabinet into office in Lansing. More...

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, June 18, 1892 The graduating exercises of the St. Ignace High School are to be held next Thursday evening in the M.E. Church. It is the first class to graduate from our high school. More...

Lake Floor Could Become State Park

Supporters Claim Plan Will Boost Tourism; Opponents Say Budget Crunch Sinks Idea

To stimulate tourism in Michigan by emphasizing the Great Lakes as a travel destination, a plan to create a state park of Great Lakes bottomlands was introduced to the legislature in April, and testimony from officials for and against it was heard More...

Bill Seeks Tribal Reservation Status

Stupak Measure Would Allow Gaming in Main Building of Casino

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has garnered legislative support for its efforts to secure reservation status for approximately 65 acres of land in St. More...

Fly Fishermen in Training...

Pickford Is Site of Annual Fishing Expo

Scott Ratchford, 5, of Sault Ste. Marie ties a fishing fly while observers (from left) Kurtis Reich, 9, and his brother, Travis Reich, 13, both of Pickford, await their turn at fly tying at the Fly Fishing Expo in Pickford Saturday, June 16. More...

The St. Ignace News Car Show & 4th of July

OFFICE HOURS AND DEADLINES

The St. Ignace News Office in St. Ignace will be closing at 1 p.m. Friday, June 22 and will reopen Monday, June 25. The St. Ignace News Office in St. Ignace will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. More...

Final Repairs to Water Tank Expected Soon

Final repairs to the city water tank in Evergreen Shores may be completed by next week, reported Les Therrian, director of the City of St. Ignace Public Works Department, at a City Council meeting Monday, June 18. More...

Permits for Day Care, Boathouse Approved

Sarah Patton will be able to operate a group day care for up to 12 children in Cedarville, following Clark Township Planning Commission approval of her application for a special land use permit Tuesday, June 12. Ms. More...

Challenges to Sault Tribe's May Secretarial Election Dismissed

Three election challenges have been dismissed and results from the May Secretarial Election of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians have been officially approved by the U.S. Department of Interior. More...

Portage Twp. Prepares for Summer Events

The death of Curtis resident Harold "Watts" Stamper was noted early in the Tuesday, June 12, meeting of the Portage Township Board of Trustees. Mr. Stamper passed away Monday, June 11, at 79 years old. More...

Youth's Can Drive Raises $300 for Fulgenzis

Children collected returnable cans to benefit the Fulgenzi family of St. Ignace Thursday May 24, raising $330 for the family, who lost their belongings and home in a fire in May. More...

Social

Births

Cadence and Addison Cullen

Richard and Mary (nee Paquin) Cullen of St. Ignace announce the birth of twin daughters, Cadence Cherry and Addison Ivory, born June 7, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Family Life Center. More...

Billy Derrick

Bob and Heather Derrick of Laingsburg are the parents of a baby boy, Billy Alan. He was born May 17, 2007, weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and measuring 16.5 inches in length. More...

Jonathan Williams

Dan and Leah Williams of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Jonathan Caelan Williams, born May 27, 2007 at home with the assistance of a midwife. He weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches long. More...

Obituaries

Edna Besteman

Edna Mae Besteman of Rudyard was a member of the Rudyard Christian Reformed Church and the Ladies Aid at the church. She also worked as an Avon sales representative for several years. Mrs. More...

Sharon Graves

Sharon Danielia Graves of Drummond Island was a licensed practical nurse who previously worked as a nurse for the State of Michigan at Southern Michigan Prison in Jackson. More...

Junis 'Kaye' Birkmeier

Junis "Kaye" Birkmeier of DeTour Village was the proprietor of two DeTour businesses, River Threads and Beyond Words. More...


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