June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

EUP July 4 Celebrations Announced

Independence Day observances are planned throughout the area for various dates next week. St. Ignace Crowning of the royal court Monday, July 2, will begin St. More...

Planners Envision Cultural Hub for Central U.P.

Ground Broken for New $800,000 Erickson Center at Curtis

Groundbreaking for the multifaceted Erickson Center in Curtis took place Wednesday, June 20. More...

City Planners To Review Lighted Sign Request for Vacant Lot

David Swope's request to erect a lighted advertisement sign on his empty property near Hillside House Restaurant on North State Street will be considered by St. Ignace Planning Commission once he submits a site plan. More...

Dave Price of CBS Collects Footage of Straits Area

Weatherman Dave Price of the CBS television network will be filming live for The Early Show Thursday, August 23, on Mackinac Island. More...

Mackinac County Property Taxes Increase 8.58%

County residents will see an 8.58% increase in county operational millage for 2007. Following a truth in taxation hearing, Mackinac County commissioners approved the increase Thursday, June 14. More...

News

Youth Boating Safety Classes Offered in Cedarville

Boating safety classes for all ages will be offered in Cedarville Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6, and people who plan to take the class must register early, because space is limited. Classes will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Library Plans Summer Programs

Asummer reading program will take place at the St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, July 11, through August 15, meeting every Wednesday at 3 p.m. The reading program for older students, "Connect with Nature," is for grades third through fifth. More...

Retailers Offer 50th Bridge Anniversary Souvenirs

With the official celebration weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge just one month away, souvenirs that chronicle bridge construction, history, and the Straits can be found at many area retail shops. More...

Sports

Ontario Trio Wins 23rd Annual Pickford Scramble

The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, trio of Blanch Aho, Trudy Derasario, and Mary Lundchild captured the 23rd annual Munoscong Three-Women Golf Scramble championship after carding n 18-hole score of 69 Monday, June 18. More...

Cedarville Trojans Basketball Camp Teaches Skills

Cedarville's annnual youth basketball camp gave children an education in basketball skills and ended Friday, June 8. More...

Munoscong Golf Club Weekly Results

Ladies Day Amanda Ross carded a low gross score of 48 and Paulette Belair scored a low net score of 38 to win the first flight of the Munoscong Ladies Day Golf League Wednesday, June 20. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

That Walleye Is No Walleye

Your articles on hunting and fishing are usually well done. However, the photo of Jimmie Miller holding Craig Kruger's winning "walleye," worth $1,200, is not a photo of a walleye. More...

Automotive Antiques Spark Memories

Ninety-two-year-old Bob Gregg, a 25-year veteran and former fire chief for the Homer Fire Department, had never seen the 1920 Prospect fire engine look as good as it did during Antiques on the Bay at the St. Ignace public marina Saturday, June 23. More...

Long-awaited Weevils Go To Work in Cedarville Bay

The term "snug as a bug in rug" was illustrated as 15,000 milfoil weevils were carefully placed in heavy mats of weeds in Cedarville Bay Thursday, June 21. 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 29 and will reopen Monday, July 2. The St. Ignace News Office in St. Ignace will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. More...

Mackinac Island Seeks Tightening of Sign Ordinance, Piped Music

Businesses filling their windows with merchandise, promoting services on awnings, using oversized price tags and sandwich boards, and piping music onto downtown streets could be found in violation of proposed changes to city ordinances. More...

Schnell Leaves Development Post at Village

Mackinaw City

Steve Schnell, community development director for Mackinaw City, has resigned from the village to work in a similar, newly created position for Cheboygan County. More...

Fundraiser To Begin Hospital Campaign July 1

A fundraiser to support construction of a new county hospital in St. Ignace will be held at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Sunday, July 1. More...

Social

Engagement

Sarah Boyle, Thomas Beaudoin Jr.

Sarah Cunningham Boyle and Thomas David Beaudoin Jr. have announced their engagement. A June 2008 wedding is planned in Williamsburg, Virginia. More...

Truman Graduated From LSSU

Patty Jo Truman of St. Ignace was graduated from Lake Superior State University May 5 with a major in biology, and a minor in chemistry. More...

Births

Jayce Peters

Jeremey and Michelle Peters of St. Ignace announce the birth of their son, Jayce Michael Peters, born May 2, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 20.75 inches in length at birth. More...

Obituaries

Sharon Maxwell

Sharon Marie Maxwell died at her home in Kincheloe Monday, June 18, 2007, at the age of 51. She was born in Sault Ste. Marie January 9, 1956, to George John Piippo and Mary Ellen (nee Obeshaw) Piippo. More...

Lucas Izzard

Lucas Mark Izzard, 19, of Cedarville, passed away early Saturday morning, June 23, 2007. Mr. Izzard was born October 15, 1987, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, to Mark Allen Izzard and Kimberly (nee Rader) Izzard. More...

Clyde Savard

Clyde C. Savard, 85, of St. Ignace died Monday, June 18, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, following a lingering illness. Mr. Savard was born in St. Ignace December 25, 1921, to Albert and Cecelia (nee Chenier) Savard. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

'WaterWonderland'Wonders About Water

Drought-stricken California just had its driest one-year period since 1924 and is all the more prone to wildfires. Georgia has been battling drought for five years. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Growth in Ferry Traffic Continues in July 1939

Part 25: GROWTH IN 1939

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. Ignace News is serializing Les Bagley's manuscript of the history of Michigan State Ferries in 52 installments. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Summertime is upon us. With graduation behind us, now come the weddings, at least one a month. Congratulations this week to Lyle Sisson and Natalie Metcalf, who will wed this Saturday in Engadine. More...


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