July 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Budweiser Clydesdales Will Visit Straits Area Next Week

The Budweiser Clydesdales, which have represented the Anheuser-Busch company since 1933, will visit the Mackinac Straits area to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge beginning Monday, July 23. More...

Suicide Prevention Group Forms in Mackinac County

A group called "A Sense of Life" has formed to help prevent suicides. The group is seeking to increase its membership by inviting people interested in working on this complex and preventable problem to join them at a 7 p.m. More...

Getting 'Flocked' Is for Good Cause

Fundraiser Benefits County's Relay for Life Cancer Program

If you find a group of plastic pink flamingos in your yard one day, you have been "flocked." Do not fret, they are harmless and they are there for a good cause, as they are the newest fundraising idea by Mackinac County's Relay for Life program. More...

Brevort Township's Sewer Threat Averted

A threat to Brevort Lake and the Brevort Township sewer system has been averted, and sewer odor problems that have plagued the area around the sewer's lift station for years are unlikely to return, reported Rob Frazier of Maverick Construction at a More...

News

Bridge To Close Briefly During July 28 Events

The Mackinac Bridge will close briefly twice Saturday, July 28, during the 50th anniversary celebration. The first closure will be for a parade crossing. Northbound lanes will be closed from approximately 11:45 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. More...

Stupak Flag Bill Signed by President Bush

Legislation that will ensure that federal agencies lower their flags to half-staff in honor of fallen service members was signed by President George W. Bush Friday, June 29. The bill was sponsored by U.S. More...

'Homecoming' Stories Distinguish Feature Boats at Les Cheneaux Show

August 11 Event's Guest of Honor Is Grandson of Chris Craft Founder

The Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show is about memories and connections to the past. Families piled inside a boat for a sunset ride. Damp old boathouses sheltering dark, sleek hulls of wooden boats. More...

Sports

113 Teams Compete in St. Ignace's Red Hacker

The St. Ignace Sports Boosters hosted 113 teams from across the state during the annual Red Hacker Basketball Tournament held at the parking lots of the Little Bear East Arena and Community Center Saturday, July 14. More...

Rudyard Horseshoes, Pickford Golf

Horseshoe League Women's AA: Joe's Bar and Grill 37, Northern Floor Covering 33, and Frank and Jim's 31. Women's A: Cozy Inn 29, Chippewa Animal Clinic 28, and Lil Chuck's Lawn Service 22. More...

Road Race Benefits Athletic Programs at DeTour High

The third annual DeTour Village 5k run Wednesday, July 4, drew 131 runners and raised $1,500 for the athletic program at DeTour High School. More...

Columns

NEWS FROM ST. IGNACE AREA SCHOOLS

Summer for most schools means time to do yearly cleaning and repairs throughout the district. In the St. Ignace Area Schools, classrooms and offices are cleaned on a daily basis. More...

Michigan Politics

McCain Can Rebound From Campaign Woes

The rush among national pundits to write off beleaguered Senator John McCain's presidential prospects is challenged by his band of brothers in Michigan, where he upset George W. Bush in the 2000 GOP presidential primary. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Pere Marquette Becomes City of Petoskey

Part 28: BUILDING THE CAUSEWAY BEGINS

This year Michigan celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge. But for 34 years before that, the State of Michigan ran the nation's first highway ferry. As part of the celebration, the St. More...

City Approves Fort de Buade Purchase Agreement

Terms Are Five Years, $50,000 for Building

The collection of more than 2,000 historic and local artifacts in Fort de Buade Museum is much closer to becoming a permanent display in St. Ignace with the St. More...

Straits Area Will Mark Bridge 50th

Events Planned Next Week

Events planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge will take place Thursday, July 26, through Saturday, July 28, at St. Ignace. A new bridge token honoring bridge designer Dr. David B. More...

Kelso Resigns Post as County Road Engineer

Engineer Manager Craig Kelso resigned from his position with the Mackinac County Road Commission Tuesday, July 10. More...

School Board OKs Roof Work, New Carpet

Teacher Silet Retires

Richard Silet has chosen to retire from St. Ignace Area Schools. His resignation was accepted by the school board Monday, July 9. Mr. Silet has been at LaSalle High School since 1969, where he taught metal shop, history, and civics. More...

Coming Next Week...

Mackinac Bridge Anniversary Issue

The St. Ignace News will publish a special issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. The tabloid-size newspaper will be inserted in all copies of The St. Ignace News Thursday, July 26, to coincide with celebrations in St. More...

Artists, Musicians Gather at Hessel

Les Cheneaux Dockside Event Showcases Local Talent

Fiber artist Roxanne Eberts of Hessel demonstrates spinning at the Les Cheneaux Artisan Cooperative's Music and Art Dockside Sunday, July 15. More...

Social

Births

Isaac Brindley Micah and Lindsay (nee Lamb) Brindley of Sault Ste. Marie are the parents of a son, Isaac David Brindley, born June 26, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce at birth. More...

Rukat Takes 11-pound Pike

Caitlin Rukat of Canton holds an 11-pound, 31-inch pike she caught on Brevort Lake Tuesday, July 3, while fishing with her uncle, Wes Harland of New Hudson, and her father, Kevin Rukat. More...

Engaged

Pamela and Ronald Taylor of Sault Ste. Marie announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelli Nicole Taylor, to Jesse Robert Bishop. Miss Taylor is the granddaughter of Barbara Westover of St. More...

Obituaries

Melvin 'Noel' Hanna

Melvin "Noel" Hanna, a former Stalwart resident, was affectionately known by his pilot call sign, "Hooter," while serving several years as a pilot with the United States Air Force. More...

Russel 'Russ' Patrick

Russel "Russ" Patrick of Sandusky, Ohio, spent more than 30 summers at his family's cottage on LaSalle Island near Cedarville. Mr. Patrick and his wife, Virginia, regarded the cottage, "Celdom Inn" as their true home. Mr. More...

Warren Coutu

Warren Thomas Coutu of Cedarville worked in lumber camps and factories throughout most of his life, but also spent many years working as an electric company linesman. Mr. More...


Click here for digital edition
2007-07-19 digital edition