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Storm Strikes Area Sunday

Two thunderstorms, one producing hail, hit Mackinac and Chippewa counties Sunday, July 8. More...

Newton Township Annual Meeting

3% Raise for Board Officials, Cemetery Upkeep Decided

Newton Township officials, meeting Saturday morning, June 30, following the township's annual meeting, approved a 3% salary raise for the board and accepted the township budget for the next fiscal year, which began Sunday, July 1. More...

News

Clark Twp. Residents Reject Charter Township Idea; Split on Name Change

Clark Township residents at the June 30 annual meeting said no to becoming a charter township and were divided on changing the township name. More...

Uncle Sam Float Judged 'Most Patriotic' in St. Ignace July 4 Parade

This year's winners in the float contest during St. Ignace's annual Independence Day Parade Wednesday, July 4, were the St. More...

Families, Visitors Take Part in Trout Lake July 4th Fun

Barb Carmen of Trout Lake with her dog, Blana, prepare to take part in the Trout Lake Independence Day parade Wednesday, July 4. More Trout Lake holiday photographs, page 12. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Demmon

Shirley Mae Demmon, 56, of the Princeton area in Gwinn, died Friday, July 6, 2007, at the Mather Nursing Center, surrounded by her family and under the care of Lake Superior Hospice. More...

Michael Kangas

Michael "Mike" James Kangas passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at the age of 33 in Caledonia, Wisconsin. He was born October 8, 1973, in Ishpeming. He was a structural steel iron worker for Local 25 in Detroit. Mr. More...

Nora Fox

Nora Alice Fox, 88, of St. Ignace passed away Thursday, July 5, 2007, at Bay Cliff Nursing Facility in Harbor Springs. She was born August 1, 1918, in Litchfield to Clyde and Lydia Leona (nee Rhinard) Smith. More...

Car Show Results: Business Is Up, Crime Is Down

St. Ignace Event Draws Strong Participation

Overall participation was up and business increased slightly at this year's 32nd Annual St. Ignace Car Show, organizers report. More...

Clark Township Annual Meeting

Board Considers Pay Hike, Hears Public Suggestions

Clark Township residents learned officials may still give themselves raises this year as long as they are adopted as compensation for extra duties assigned those positions. That compensation will not be subject to a public vote. More...

Music, Art Dockside To Be Sunday at Hessel

The Fourth Annual Music and Art Dockside in Hessel will be bigger and better this year, with more artists and new work, in addition to a variety of music and treats. More...

Social

Open House Honors Shaws 70th Anniversary

DeTour area residents and friends and family will honor the 70th wedding anniversary of Captain Glen Shaw and Joan Shaw at an open house at the village hall Sunday, July 15. Light refreshments will be served and local musicians will perform. More...

Cecelia Flanagan Marks 100th Birthday July 4

Cecelia (nee Donnelly) Flanagan, with her daughter Kathleen Hoppenrath, and a lifelong friend, Jeannette Doud of Mackinac Island, celebrated Mrs. More...

Sports

Black Bear Event Sets New Record With 217 Competitors During 25th Run

The Engadine/ Naubinway 25th annual 12-kilometer and 6- kilometer Black Bear Run and Walk set a new record with 217 competitors Wednesday, July 4. Before the 8:30 a.m. More...

Old Mission Bank To Host Jr. Golf Tourney

Old Mission Bank of Sault Ste. Marie will host the eighth annual Junior Golf Tournament at the Sault Ste. Marie Country Club Friday, July 27. Entry fee for the tourney is $10 per golfer, which includes golf and lunch. More...

Munoscong Golf Leagues

Mixed Doubles The team of Gary Klop and Sonja Clegg and Stu and Joyce Murray carded a score of 31 with 11 putts for first place in the Munoscong Mixed Doubles League Friday, July 6. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Immigration: Doing Nothing Is Taking a Position

To the Editor: Doing nothing about immigration and border security is taking a position on the issue. Those who don't want tightened border security or any type of sane, comprehensive immigration policy are in effect saying: "Yes. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

There were welcome strides made in Lansing and Washington last week on Great Lakes legislation. Whether they cross the finish line is a great question in both capitals. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Pere Marquette 17 Fills Need for More Ferries

Part 27 : AUTO FERRIES IN TRAINING, III

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. Ignace News is serializing ferry historian Les Bagley's unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries, "Autos Across Mackinac. More...

Mackinac Island

The balmy summer days, bringing warm temperatures and lots of sunshine, have continued for the past week. More...


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