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Yacht Tender Lady A Wins Best of Show

Hessel Event Reports Revenue Up, Attendance Down by 100 This Year

A diminutive launch used for shuttling wealthy yacht owners to and from their vessels won the two top awards at the 2007 Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show Saturday, August 11. More...

No Injuries Reported in Monday Truck Fire

Firefighters from the St. Ignace Fire Department respond to a truck fire just off the I-75 ramp carrying westbound traffic into St. Ignace Monday morning, August 13. More...

United Parcel Service's Island Deliveries Still Resemble Those of 100 Years Ago

United Parcel Service delivery on Mackinac Island is a reflection of the company's early operations, which began 100 years ago in Seattle, Washington, August 28, 1907. More...

ZBAApproves Variance for 6-ft. High Fence

In a decision weighing aesthetics against the safety of an autistic child, the St. Ignace Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), Monday, August 6, allowed Gia Lopez a variance to build a six-foot-high cedar fence in her front yard. Mrs. More...

Rangers Reopen Marquette Memorial Nature Trail Spur

"It is just a nice place to be," said Tom Hamel, a seasonal ranger at Straits State Park, describing a recently upgraded portion of a half-mile nature and historical trail, which winds through the forest at the Father Marquette National Memorial in More...

News

Replica of Mackinac Bridge Is Made From Toothpicks, Craft Sticks

"It took a lot of patience and a lot of glue," said retired ironworker Terry Kuriger of Manistee, describing his wooden toothpick replica of the Mackinac Bridge, which he donated to the Mackinac Bridge Museum and Gift Shop in Mackinaw City Thursday More...

Ironworkers Show Skills

At left: Charlie Shoot (left) of Dayton, Ohio, an ironworker for more than 40 years, tries his hand at the spud throw during the International Ironworker Festival in Mackinaw City. More...

Building Inspector Hiring Put on Hold at Newton Twp.

The building inspector position in Newton Township will not be filled until the township board resolves its issues with the state regarding alleged state code violations by its former building inspector, John "Hughey" McNeil, said Township Supervis More...

Obituaries

Phyllis 'Peggy' Keller

Phyllis "Peggy" Keller, 78, of Gould City died Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at her home under the care of the LMAS Hospice and the Sault Tribe Elder Care Services. More...

Anna Collins

Anna Elizabeth Collins, 86, of Cedarville, passed away Friday, August 10, 2007, in her home. She was born June 23, 1921, to Vernon and Rose (nee Eckman) Adams in Cynthiana, Kentucky. More...

John Williams

John Albert Willams, 75, of Pickford worked for Michigan Limestone of Cedarville for 41 years. Mr. Williams passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Biggest PAC in State History

In politics, money talks. For Michigan Democrats of late, there's no voice quite like Stryker-speak. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Tourism to the Straits Area Continues To Decline

Part 32: 1943

As part of the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. More...

Mackinac Island

It's August, a time when there is an abundance of beauty everywhere. The summer sun and beautiful, moonlit evenings are such a delight for the many folks who come from far and near, just to visit our lovely Island. More...

Sleeper Lakes Fire 50% Contained

The 18,574-acre Sleeper Lakes Fire 6.5 miles north of Newberry in Lake Superior State Forest continued to burn Tuesday, August 14, but firefighters were holding a perimeter around 50% of the blaze, preventing it from spreading to structures near Ch More...

St. Ignace Eyed for New Museum

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority is positioning itself to operate a transportation museum in downtown St. Ignace that will house state artifacts, including items from the Mackinac Bridge and the former state car ferries. More...

Water Racers To Compete at St. Ignace

Midwest Watercross Tour Is This Weekend

For the second consecutive summer, St. Ignace will host two rounds of professional watercraft races for the Midwest Watercross Tour during the Straits Area Water Sports Weekend Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19. More...

Residents Ponder Idea of Forming DDA

Cedarville Group Seeks Economic Boost for Downtown Area

At least six empty storefronts and "for sale" signs around Cedarville's downtown area create a dismal appearance where there was once a vibrant business district. More...

Event To Focus on French, Native History

Rendezvous at the Straits Planned for Next Weekend at St. Ignace Fr. Marquette Park

A Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyager Reenactment and Powwow, a family event celebrating the history of the St. Ignace area, will take place Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26, at Father Marquette Memorial Park in St. Ignace. More...

Brevort Twp. Crew Prepares To Assist in Forest Fire

Brevort Township Fire Chief Mark Peterson announced that he is keeping a firetruck ready outside Moran's fire station, to respond as quickly as possible to a call for assistance from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to fight More...

Memorial at Park Honors Diver Montcalm

Melody Montcalm honors her late husband at the newly dedicated Jim Montcalm Memorial Sunday, August 12, at American Legion Park in St. Ignace. More...

Library To Host Movie Night, Book Sale

The last story time session for the summer will be Wednesday, August 15, at 3 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. The library will host Movie Night Thursday, August 23, at 6:15 p.m. The movie will be "Unaccompanied Minors," rated PG. More...

Social

John Thibault Marks 98th Birthday

John Thibault of St. Ignace celebrated his 98th birthday Tuesday, August 14. He was born and grew up in St. Ignace and has reared four boys, John, Gerald, and Joe of St. Ignace, and Larry of Wisconsin. Mr. More...

Birth

Bryce Milkey

Jeremy and Stacy (nee Massey) Milkey of Clarkston announce the birth of their son, Bryce Alan Milkey, born July 14, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac. He weighed 5 pounds, 7.4 ounces, and measured 17 inches in length at birth. More...

Sports

John McKinnon Finishes Runner-up at UPGA

John McKinnon of St. Ignace finished runner-up at the 93rd annual Upper Peninsula Golf Association Tournament (UPGA) held at the Munoscong Golf Club in Pickford and The Oaks in Kincheloe Tuesday, August 7, through Friday, August 10. More...

Weiss, Closs, Wheelock Play in All-Star Hoops

Jake Weiss of St. Ignace, Chase Closs of Mackinaw City, and Ben Wheelock of Traverse City St. More...

Drew and Landon Marshall Are Guests of the Tigers

The Marshall brothers, Drew and Landon, sons of Chris "Iffer" and Jennifer Marshall of St. Ignace, were guests of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park Sunday, August 5. More...

Opinion

Why Are City Police Patrolling US-2?

To the Editor:

Police patrol is welcome and necessary on West US-2, but I can't help but wonder why the St. More...

Group Shared Message: Build Bridges, Not Bombs

To the Editor:

I want to commend all those involved in the wonderful celebratory events held for the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. You provided a memorable day for all, and it will be a day long remembered. More...

Telephone Charge Is a Stealth Tax

To the Editor:

Get out the lipstick. Some of the elected folks in Lansing have yet another "pig" which needs extreme cosmetic makeover! More...


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