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Fire Sweeps Through 15,428 Acres in U.P.

200 People Working To Prevent Spread to South

The Sleeper Lakes forest fire north of Newberry continued to spread Tuesday, August 7, consuming 15,428 acres in a swath eight miles long and 3.5 miles wide as heat, winds, and bogs hampered containment. More...

City Opposes Prison Work Program Cut, Telephone Tax

St. Ignace City Council, meeting Monday, August 6, opposed two state legislative proposals, one to cut the state prisoner work program and the other to impose a $1.35-amonth fee tacked on telephone bills to fund state public safety programs. More...

George Ford Fills Hospital Board Vacancy

George Ford of Moran Township was voted onto the 11- member Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center board during its meeting Monday, July 30, filling a vacancy left by former board treasurer Peter Della- Moretta, who has moved out of the area. More...

News

Caro Family Bikes Through St. Ignace for Fundraiser

Twelve-year-old Jordan Brennan of Caro enlisted the company of her family for a fundraising bicycle ride of more than 300 miles. They traveled from Caro to Sault Ste. Marie to benefit the international Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE). More...

Flavor Is Deciding Factor as Glory McLennan Wins Mackinac Bridge Cake Contest

Using her grandmother's lemon cake recipe topped with a special butter cream frosting recipe she created, Glory McLennan, owner of Tas TCreations in St. More...

Chris Smith, Grandson of Chris Craft Founder, To Be Guest of Honor

Recalls Early Years in Boat Building Plant for Show This Week

"I can honestly say I've never received a paycheck from anyone but Chris Craft," mused Chris Smith while in Cedarville July 5, celebrating his 80th birthday. More...

Sports

It's Football Time: St. Ignace Varsity Team Goes Through Rigors of Camp

"There's no time for any down time. It's nothing but football." Marty Spencer Saints Head Coach

Say good-bye to your family and your girlfriends. It's football time. Turn off your cell phones. It's football time. Forget about your summer job. It's football time. For three days, the coaching staff of the St. More...

Horseshoe Results

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Joe's Bar and Grill 49, Frank and Jim's 42, and Northern Floor Covering 38. Women's A: Chippewa Animal Clinic 42, Cozy Inn 39, Lil Chuck's Lawn Service 31. More...

Quinnells and Poluks Score 32 in Mixed Doubles

Munoscong Mixed Doubles Golf The team of Jim and Beth Quinnell and Mike and Penny Poluk carded a score of 32 with 11 putts for first place in the Munoscong Mixed Doubles Golf League Friday, August 3. More...

Opinion

Hospitality and Events Were Great for Mackinac Bridge Anniversary

To the Editor:

To St. Ignace and Mackinaw City: What a great celebration! The atmosphere was great, the parades were great, the hospitality was great, the events were great! More...

Discontinuation of Prison Work Crews Would Cause Hardship

To the Editor:

In regard to the recent announcement by our state government concerning the discontinuation of the Corrections Department's work crews, I have to question some of the reasons given for this decision. More...

Les Cheneaux Boat Show Marks 30 Years This Weekend

The 30th Anniversary of the Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts will sail into the islands Saturday, August 11, with related festivities starting Friday night, August 10, and ending Sunday, August 12. More...

All Clear

Area Bridges Deemed Safe

Concerned that travelers will be concerned about bridge safety in Michigan following the August 1 collapse of a steel arch bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Department of Transportation engineers inspected the similarly-designed Cut More...

Campgrounds Show Midsummer Rebound

High gas prices and cool weather earlier this summer caused a slight decline in campground visits, operators say, but state and federal campgrounds are reporting a rebound as the summer progresses. More...

Underwater Treasure Hunt Renamed for Jim Montcalm

Event Is Sunday at St. Ignace Beach

This year's Underwater Preserve Treasure Hunt in St. Ignace will be dedicated to organizer and shipwreck enthusiast Jim Montcalm, a longtime promoter of local diving opportunities, who passed away September 4, 2006, More...

Pickford Hay Days Celebrates Heritage of Farming Community, Early Settlers

Janet Thompson Crowned Queen

Hay Days 2007 was ceremoniously launched by a blessing of the banjos at dusk Wednesday night, August 1, near the banks of the Munuscong River in Pickford's Glen Gough Memorial Park. More...

Recycling Program Approved by Council

Mackinaw City

Meeting Thursday, August 2, the Mackinaw City Village Council approved a long-awaited recycling program and a 1,000- gallon fuel tank for use by Mackinaw Parasailing. Council also discussed problems associated with the Mackinaw City Triathlon. More...

Social

Anniversary

Ron and Arlene Sarley

Ron and Arlene Sarley of Hulbert celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 29. They were married in 1967 in Hulbert. Mr. and Mrs. Sarley have two children, Karlene Rose of Lake Ann and the late Ron Sarley Jr. More...

Births

Jacob Sheber

Jessie Anderson and Daniel Sheber of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Jacob Ryan Sheber, July 13, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth and was 18 inches in length. More...

Haley Straus

Mark and Lorraine (nee DeMasi) Straus of Mackinaw City announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Jean Straus, born July 20, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.75 ounces at birth and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Dumback

Joseph Stephen Dumback, 54, of Pickford, sailed on the Great Lakes, served in the U.S. Navy, and operated his own construction company. Mr. Dumback died Wednesday, August 1, 2007, in Ann Arbor. He was born August 21, 1952, in Sault Ste. More...

Gary Moore

Gary P. Moore, 66, of Curtis, died unexpectedly at his residence in Curtis Wednesday, August 1, 2007. He was born in Newberry March 14, 1941, to Sherwood and Clara (nee Sherperd) Moore. Mr. More...

Gary Everson

Gary T. Everson, 53, died at his home in El Dorado Hills, California, Thursday, July 26, 2007, after being ill with cancer. He was born July 5, 1954, in Petoskey. Mr. Everson attended grade school at the Convent in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Cars Are Symbolic in Auto State Campaigns

Cars have had high profile symbolic roles in some of Michigan's most notable political campaigns. In the 1948 campaign that launched Democratic Governor G. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Highway Chief Reid Faces Several Challenges

PART 31: Several Months of Mr. Reid

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

Mackinac Island

It was a magnificent sight as a radiant, star-filled sky suddenly burst into a beautiful fireworks display as folks lined the boardwalk on Lakeshore Drive. It was a gorgeous summer night on Mackinac, Saturday, July 28. More...


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