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Ordinance To Regulate New Communication Towers in City

A new ordinance that regulates the construction and deconstruction of communication towers was recommended to the St. Ignace City Council by the Planning Commission during its meeting Wednesday, July 18. More...

Pickford Hay Days To Honor Homespun Music

Community Heritage Festival Is Aug. 1 - 5

"If any instrument needs blessing, it's the banjo," local folk music guitarist Marty Feldhake recently said of the upcoming Blessing of the Banjos at Pickford's Hay Days the first week of August. More...

The Clydesdales Have Arrived

Budweiser Clydesdales Team Supervisor Pete Peterson gives the draft horses water early Tuesday morning, July 24, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. Mr. More...

MORAN TOWNSHIP

Board Considers Purchase of Marquette Park

The former site of Father Marquette National Memorial museum may receive a new owner, owing to a proposal by the Moran Township Board of Trustees to buy the land from the state and develop it into a township park. More...

NEWTON TOWNSHIP

Vacant EMT Position May Be Filled Soon

Newton Township may fill its need for a local emergency medical technician (EMT), although the applicant is a non-resident, said Township Fire Chief Neil McArthur at a board meeting Wednesday, July 11. More...

News

1957 Opening of Mackinac Bridge

One Transportation Era Ends, Another Begins

Almost shirt-sleeve weather greeted the thousands who jammed the Mackinac Bridge at its opening last Friday afternoon and who stayed to witness the demise of Michigan's "Great White Fleet." The sun peeked through the haze at high noon, when Gov. More...

Great Lakes Air Named 'FBO of Week'

Great Lakes Air in St. Ignace was named Fixed-based Operators of the Week for the second week of July by AVweb, a Web site for aviation enthusiasts. Airport manager Paul Fullerton received a blue ribbon in recognition of his staff's service. More...

Gros Cap Board Reviews Construction Progress

In preparation for the upcoming school year, the Moran Township Board of Education elected officers, hired an elementary school aide, adopted a school calendar, and approved final adjustments to last year's budget at its Monday, July 16, meeting. More...

Sports

Trojans Scramble, Pickford Leagues

Cedarville Football Golf Scramble Tourney The team of Rob Anderson, Craig Hoffman, Zack Melvin, and Nathan Klamerus won the men's division and Sarah Patton, Bob Newell, Jeff Autore, and Chip Autore captured the mixed division at the Cedarville More...

St. Ignace Saints Basketball Camps

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Dan's Place Horseshoe League Results

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Joe's Bar and Grill 40 and Northern Floor Covering and Frank and Jim's 36. Women's A: Cozy Inn 33, Chippewa Animal Clinic 32, and Lil Chuck's Lawn Service 26. More...

Bridge Anniv.

Mackinac Bridge: 1957 to 2007

In Tribute to the Mackinac Bridge, Its Planners, Designers, Builders, and Modern Day Caretakers

Top photograph: Glen "Mink" Lewis performs maintenance on one of the main towers of the Mackinac Bridge. (Photograph courtesy of the Mackinac Bridge Authority) More...

A Day in the Life of the Mackinac Bridge

Work never stops on the Mackinac Bridge. Over one typical 24-hour period in late June, the maintenance crew labored on the bridge deck and beneath the road bed. More...

Rubin, Sweeney Share Experiences in Guiding the Mighty Mac

Mackinac Bridge operations are far more sophisticated now than they were in 1957, when the bridge first opened to traffic, said Larry Rubin, the first executive secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, who oversaw all operations. More...

Full House

Lodgings Booked for Busy Weekend

Vacancy at hotels, motels, and campgrounds in the Straits area this week is scarce, which reflects the popular draw of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Mackinac Bridge this weekend. Many places have been booked well in advance. More...

Cake Bakers' Masterpieces Will Be Featured Saturday

Edible Bridge Replica To Highlight Banquet

Within view of the Mackinac Bridge, a contest involving delicate gourmet cakes with bridge themes will sweetly highlight the 50th anniversary celebration of the span Saturday, July 28, at Bridge View Park in St. Ignace. More...

Hospital Event Raises $300,000+

New Facility Is Goal

More than $300,000 was raised during a reception at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Sunday, July 1, the first of many fundraisers planned to raise $3 million toward construction of what is now being called the new Straits Area Healthcare Village in More...

Clark Twp. Invites Comment at Public Land Use Forum Monday

The future land use of Clark Township is being discussed now, and township planners will host a public forum to get taxpayers' opinions Monday, July 30, at the Community Center in Cedarville. More...

Chief Waramaug Is Feature for Les Cheneaux Boat Show's 30th Anniversary

The name Chief Waramaug bears a significance to a region of Connecticut where the American Indian leader ruled over several tribes through the early 1700s. More...

Mackinac County's 24-hour Relay for Life Begins July 27

Mackinac County's Relay for Life 24-hour fundraiser at the track of LaSalle High School in St. Ignace will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, and will continue until Saturday, July 28, until 1 p.m. More...

Social

Weddings

Besteman, Massaway

Michelle Besteman of Rudyard and Andrew Massaway of St. Ignace were married June 16, 2007, at the Christian Reform Church in Rudyard by Pastor Robert Steen, witnessed by Deacon Don Olmstead. More...

Gravelle, Frazier

Ashley Gravelle and Jeff Frazier were united in marriage July 7, 2007, at the home of Walt Frazier of Naubinway. Magistrate Linda Livermore performed the service. The bride's uncle, Daryl Houghton of Engadine, gave an Indian prayer for the couple. More...

Engaged

Rebecca Robinson, Brandon Malaski

Gregg and Karen Greschak of Warren announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Lynn Robinson, to Brandon James Malaski, son of Robert and Annette Malaski of Rudyard. An October 6, 2007, wedding is planned in Mount Pleasant. More...

Obituaries

Kelly Townsend

A memorial service for Kelly Kay Townsend, 45, of Zeeland, will be Saturday, August 4, at North Raber Cemetery in Raber, at 1 p.m. She was a former Raber resident who passed away January 13, 2007. More...

Margaret Jackson

Margaret Jackson, 85, of St. Ignace passed away Friday, July 20, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Facility. A complete obituary will follow. Dodson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

First Gentleman Talks Leadership to Governors

Dan Mulhern, husband of Governor Jennifer Granholm, is a unique figure in Michigan politics, and not just because he is the state's first "First Gentleman." Beyond that, he is the most influential gubernatorial spouse on political and policy matte More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Fall Ferry Traffic Looks Like Summer Rush

Part 29: THE EARLYWAR YEARS

As Michigan celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. Ignace News is serializing a history of Michigan State Ferries, More...

Engadine

Hello, everyone. It has been a busy month for us, from an allgrandchildren party my mom, Edna Rushford of Gould City, held Sunday, July 1, to the wonderful Independence Day festivities in the local towns. More...


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