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Mackinac Bridge Token System May See Changes

MBA: Too Many Are Abusing Discount Plan

The Mackinac Bridge Authority is expected to change its commuter discount program this fall to curtail abuses estimated to cost up to $500,000 in revenue. More...

Hospital, County Must Pay Company Refunds

Tax Tribunal Rules in Enbridge Case That Will Impact Some Schools, Twps.

Mackinac County, Mackinac Straits Hospital, and some county schools and townships will be required to refund some taxes paid by Enbridge Energy between 2003 through 2007, the Michigan Tax Tribunal has ruled. More...

Eight Tons of Hazardous Waste Materials Removed From Area Watershed

Eight tons of hazardous waste were removed from the Les Cheneaux Watershed July 14, exceeding expectations and the three-year budget, in the first year of collection. More...

News

11th District Legion Officers Elected to Office

The 11th District American Legion officers are (from left) Gary Goudreau, of Hulbert Post 393, who was re-elected Adjutant of the 11th District; Louis Oberle, of Engadine American Legion Post 290, the outgoing 11th District committeeman, Mike B More...

Mud Runs, Contests, Livestock Events To Highlight Chippewa County Fair

The Chippewa County Fair in Kinross will open Sunday, August 26, and continue through Monday, September 3. More...

Preparations Underway for 50th Annual Bridge Walk

In 1958, sixty-five people strode high above the Straits of Mackinac during the first Mackinac Bridge Walk. This year, an estimated 50,000 participants will stroll south along the five-mile span from St. More...

Sports

Fay Massey, Jo Jo Visnaw Capture St. Ignace Golf Club Championships

Fay Massey and Jo Jo Visnaw captured the individual championships of the St. Ignace Golf Club Tournament Saturday, August 18, and Sunday, August 19. Massey, a first-time winner, carded a 36-hole score of 185 (90- 95). More...

Saints Battle Rayders in Gridiron Opener

St. Ignace Saints will open their 2007 football season with a Parents Night contest against Charlevoix Friday, August 24. More...

Jr. High VB Practice Begins

Cedarville seventh and eighth grade volleyball will begin practice Monday, August 27 at 5:15 p.m. in the old gymnasium. For more information, contact Kathy Trevarrow at 484-2226. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Tilting at Windmills and Water Withdrawals

Don Quixote, Cervantes' Man of la Mancha, tilted with windmills in a classic of the 16th century literary world about vision and fantasy. More...

News From St. Ignace Area Schools

The 2007-2008 school year begins Tuesday, September 4. The first day of the school year will be a full day. LaSalle High School students will begin at 8:05 a.m. and dismiss at 3 p.m., while middle school and elementary students begin at 8:10 a.m. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Snowstorms and Ice Cause Problems for Ferries

Part 33: 1944 and a New Icebreaker

Last week's installment of Les Bagley's "Autos Across Mackinac," the history of Michigan State Ferries, covered the changes that came to the ferry fleet as WWII fuel and tire rationing depleted tourist travel all over More...

Nepotism Charged in City Hiring

Council Deals With Manager Evaluations

The city attorney was directed to look into a charge of nepotism at the Recreation Department during a long meeting of the St. More...

Dogs Have Their Day at Bark in the Park

It is said that every dog has its day, and that day was Saturday, August 18, as 33 dogs and their owners enjoyed a day of demonstrations and contests during Mackinac Animal Aid Association's Bark in the Park. More...

Shorter Classes Planned at LaSalle High This Year

Schedule, Busing Changes Announced

Achange to shorter classes with fewer seminar periods will highlight the upcoming school year for LaSalle High School students, and the school district will change bus routes and make the Spring Street parking lot exit available to buses and parent More...

St. Ignace Salmon Derby Begins Saturday Morning

Anglers are invited to participate in the fifth annual St. Ignace Salmon Derby, which will begin at the St. Ignace Boat Launch on Hazelton Street Saturday, August 25. More...

Charter School Status Discussed for Curtis Elementary

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP

Agroup of concerned citizens in Portage Township has organized an effort to keep the Curtis Elementary School open if budget problems force the Tahquamenon Area Schools district to close the building and redirect its students to other schools. More...

Boat Yard Approved; Request Tabled To Permit Lot Sales

CLARK TOWNSHIP

The Clark Township Planning Commission, August 14, tabled Cedarville developer Bob Vanderboegh's petition to sell lots in the manufactured housing development he established seven years ago. More...

Social

Gary and Marlene Olsen Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Gary and Marlene Olsen of St. Ignace will celebrate their 50th anniversary this year with an open house at the Driftwood Restaurant Saturday, September 1. The couple were married September 7, 1957, at the First Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls. More...

Christie Finnigan, Anthony Thibault Marry

John and Jean Thibault of St. Ignace announce the marriage of their son, Anthony Thibault of Lyons, Illinois, to Christie Finnigan of Lyons, July 22, 2007. More...

April Houghton and Kristopher Masters Marry

April Houghton and Kristopher Masters were united in marriage Saturday, July 28, 2007, at the home of the bride's parents in Engadine. Magistrate Linda Livermore performed the 2:30 p.m. garden ceremony. More...

Obituaries

Sonya Sayles

Sonya Lynn Sayles, 36, of St. Ignace died of cancer Thursday morning August 16, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She was born December 21, 1970, on Mackinac Island to Allen and Pauline (nee Cadotte) Green. More...

Velma June Gustafson

Velma June Gustafson, 82, of St. Ignace passed away Saturday, August 18, 2007, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. She was born in St. Ignace June 15, 1925, to Clarence and Rena (nee Cleary) Vallier. More...

Sharon Reese

Sharon L. Reese, 62, of Rock, was a longtime teacher who taught school on Mackinac Island. Ms. Reese died Friday, July 27, 2007, at her home, of multiple illnesses. Ms. More...


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