July 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Families, Youth Enjoy 'Movies Under the Stars'

Children and adults enjoyed an evening watching Disney's "Cars" outdoors at the grounds of Little Bear East Arena and Community Center Tuesday, July 2. Rain threatened at the beginning of the show, but held off. More...

News

Rep. McDowell Office Hours

State Representative Gary McDowell will meet Eastern Upper Peninsula constituents Monday, July 9. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. he will be at the Chippewa County Courthouse Annex Meeting Room, Third Floor, 300 Court Street, Sault Ste. Marie. More...

FOR THE RECORD...

On page nine of the June 28 issue of The St. Ignace News, there are incorrect captions beneath two photographs of cars. At the top of the page is a 1950 silver-and-black Ford, which has a 400-horsepower Chevy engine. More...

Repair Project to City's Cracked Water Tank Expected To Begin Monday

Committee Now Seeks Paintball Course in City

The two-to-three-day repair project for the St. Ignace city water tank in Evergreen Shores is expected to begin Monday, July 9, said Public Works Director Les Therrian during a city council meeting Monday, July 2. More...

Sports

Golf League Scores Reported

Ladies League Angela Cowell carded 44 for low gross and Amanda Ross and Bev Vandergeest shared low net honors with 38 in the first flight during the Ladies Day Golf League Wednesday, June 27. More...

Chris Waha Pitches in All-Star Game

Chris Waha, a Charlevoix high school senior and grandson of MariAn and Ray Huhn of St. More...

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Results

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Northern Floor Covering 28, Joe's Bar and Grill 27, and Frank and Jim's 24. Women's A: Chippewa Animal Clinic 24, Cozy Inn 22, and Lil Chuck's Lawn Service 18. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Abuse of Special Hunting, Fishing Privileges Needs to Stop

To the Editor: Hunting and fishing licenses to be raised affects us all. I live in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, where a group of people have special privileges. With these special privileges, they do not have to purchase a Michigan license. More...

Vacation Spots Rated

Island Takes 2nd Place in Midwest

Mackinac Island ranks only behind Chicago as the most popular vacation spot in the Midwest, according to a survey of AAA travel agents. More...

Road Board Agrees To Provide Estimates

Townships Want To See Details of Work

Townships now will receive detailed estimates from the Mackinac County Road Commission once projects are approved at the township level. More...

Hessel Beach Landscaping Is Goal of Volunteer Crew

Fifteen volunteers worked until the sun dipped low in the sky behind Hessel Beach Friday night, June 29. More...

Social

St. Ignace July 4 Contest Winners

Representing St. Ignace during the Fourth of July are (back row, from left) 2007 Miss St. Ignace Marcie Rickley, Miss Junior St. Ignace Haillee Becker; (front) Little Prince Preston Spencer, and Little Princess Alicia Garen. More...

Rachel Schaedel Named to Dean's List

Rachel Schaedel of St. Ignace was named to the dean's list at Calvin College. Ms. Schaedel is the daughter of Mark and Roberta Schaedel of St. Ignace. More...

Engaged

Shannon, Cwiklinski

Holly Shannon and Paul Cwiklinski announce their engagement. They plan to marry July 7, 2007. Miss Shannon is the daughter of Dan and Ruth (nee Adams) Shannon of Omer. Her grandparents are Alvina and the late Earl Gordon Adams of St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Schmidt

Phyllis Lee Schmidt, 62, of Cheboygan, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She was born July 31, 1944, in Sault Ste. More...

Nettie Hewer

Nettie May Hewer of Kinross was a former cook's assistant in logging camps around the Cedarville area, assisting her mother who worked as a cook. She went on to work for Forest Ply in Kinross, and as a cook at Cedarville High School. Mrs. More...

Columns

Houghton Lake Flats One of Best Wildlife Viewing Stops in Mid-Michigan

Motorists traveling US-127 near Houghton Lake on a summer evening may be annoyed by the frequent tap, tap, tap of insects hitting their windshields, but they may not notice the adjacent wetland where most of these flying creatures are coming from. More...

Michigan Politics

'Mighty Mac' Is Engineering Political Triumph

As a cub reporter on a rainy day in 1958, I tagged along when 1949-60 Governor G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams, with seagulls over his head and sunflower seeds in his mouth, was the first governor to walk the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Tourism Becomes 'Very Big Business' in 1940

Part 26: A BIG YEAR BEFORE WWII

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


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