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Ancient Waterfall Found Off Mackinac Island Shore

"It is not as large as Niagara, but it is a very, very significant waterfall." - Captain Luke Clyburn

An ancient 100-foot waterfall off the shore of Mackinac Island was discovered underwater last week by the crew aboard the training and research vessel the Pride of Michigan. More...

Curtis Art on the Lake

Art and music will highlight "Art on the Lake" at Curtis Saturday, September 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The festival exhibits will close at 6 p.m., and entertainment will continue until 7 p.m. There is no admission charge. More...

Mackinaw City May Adopt Business License

Would Help Protect Rights of Consumers

In response to more than 20 consumer complaints filed this year by visitors and residents of Mackinaw City, the village council has directed its manager, attorney, and members of its staff to draft regulations that will protect consumers from quest More...

Dave Price, CBS Early Show Film Live From Island; Fisher Awarded Trip

"We're clear," was echoed across the temporary set of the CBS Early Show as the two-hour live broadcast from the porch of Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island ended Thursday, August 23. More...

Star Line's Craig Skutt Saves Lansing Man From Drowning

Craig Skutt of St. Ignace saved the life of a Lansing man just off just off the Star Line dock on Mackinac Island Saturday, August 18. More...

News

New LIFT Group Wants To Help Prevent Suicides by Aiding Troubled Youth

"We have a responsibility as parents and community leaders to help." - Lana Causley, LIFT chairperson

Spurred by the suicides of at least six young people from the Eastern Upper Peninsula in the past year, including the June 23 death of Lucas Izzard of Cedarville, 22 citizens have formed the Lucas Izzard Foundation for Teens (LIFT). More...

Miss Michigan Kirsten Haglund Enjoys Straits Visit

When Kirsten Haglund, Miss Michigan 2007, stood atop a Mackinac Bridge tower Saturday, July 28, she found herself immersed in history, in awe of the landscape, and honored to share the 50th anniversary of Mighty Mac with Miss Michigan 1957, Valerie More...

Request Denied To Expand Murray Street Boardinghouse

St. Ignace property owner Mike Compton's request to change the zoning of his six lots on Murray Street from two-family (R-2) to a mixed residential (R-3) to expand his employee housing was denied by the St. More...

Sports

Team Mettle Shines for Saints in 28-21 Season Opener Win Over Charlevoix

Team mettle was the biggest factor that made a difference, Head Coach Marty Spencer believes, in his St. Ignace Saints football team's 28-21 non-conference win over the Charlevoix Rayders in the season opener at Saints Field Friday, August 24. More...

Reloaded Trojans Start Season With 42-16 Romp Over Posen

The Cedarville Trojans' reload season took a big step with a 42-16 non-conference win over Posen Friday, August 24, at Trojans Field. "I was pleased with our overall play," said Trojans Coach Randy Schaedig. More...

Engadine Drops MEFLOpener to Wolverines

Engadine opened the season on the road and dropped a 42-19 Mid-Eastern Football League decision to the Mid Peninsula Wolverines Friday, August 24. More...

Opinion

Clark Township Needs Affordable Land Along With Housing

To the Editor:

I've been involved in local government for more than 30 years. Here is some free advice for the Clark Township board: Fire the Traverse zoning advisors on master plans. Traverse, you're not. More...

War With Radical Muslims Is Justified

To the Editor:

I would like to respond to the letter of Mary K. Martin, published in the August 16 issue of The St. Ignace News, "Group Shared Message." I would agree with her that war and bombs are a tremendous waste of lives, time, and monetary resources. More...

Payment to City Employee Hard To Believe

To the Editor:

I find it very difficult to believe that a part-time employee, who is paid $18 or more per hour, and is currently working two other jobs, and receiving retirement with health insurance, would have his neighbors (some of whom are having a difficult More...

50th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk Will Be Monday

Straits Swimmers To Highlight Event

"Out on the Straits, there is so much time to think," said Kellie Nightlinger, a veteran open-water swimmer from Rexton who will join a team of 50 to swim the Straits of Mackinac on Labor Day, Monday, September 3, highlighting the 50th Annual Macki More...

Walk Begins at 7 a.m.

On Labor Day, Monday, September 3, Governor Jennifer Granholm will lead the 50th Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk. Walkers can begin their journey anytime between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. The two eastern lanes of the bridge will be closed to traffic. More...

Arts Dockside at St. Ignace

Art To Be Focus of Weekend Shows

Original art and music have been a hallmark of Arts Dockside in St. Ignace for 30 years. This year, the event returns to St. Ignace Saturday, September 1, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Art in the Park at Cedarville

The Les Cheneaux Artisan Cooperative's Art in the Park in Cedarville returns for its seventh year Saturday, September 1. The art fair and demonstrations will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the waterfront park in downtown Cedarville. More...

Out-of-state Travel Boosts Local Tourism This Year

High Gas Prices Not as Harmful as Expected

Tourism is up this year, Mackinac Island business owners say, and whether the increase is just a few percentage points or a leap, they agree that more people are visiting the Straits of Mackinac this year than have for the past four years. More...

The St. Ignace News DEADLINE AND OFFICE HOURS

Labor Day

The St. Ignace News office in St. Ignace will be open Monday, September 3, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. DISPLAY ADVERTISING DEADLINE will remain 5:00 p.m. Friday. CLASSIFIED DEADLINE will remain 1:00 p.m. Monday. More...

New Century Club To Help Fill Funding Gaps for School

A new club has been formed to help fill in some of the funding gaps at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. More...

Law Enforcement Prepares for Labor Day Weekend Safety

More than 500 Michigan law enforcement agencies will participate in the a drunk driving crackdown through Labor Day, September 3, to keep holiday motorists safe. Motorists with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or above will be arrested. More...

Social

Birth

Kollin Sayles

A baby boy, Kollin Michael Sayles, was born to Sonya (nee Green) and David Sayles of St. Ignace Friday, August 3, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 3 pounds, 3.5 ounces at birth and measured 15.5 inches in length. More...

Annette, Chris Bloswick

Christopher Dale and Annette Sue Bloswick celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday, August 28. They were united in marriage on Mackinac Island in 1982. They currently reside in St. Ignace. More...

Jeanne, Howard Hague

Howard and Jeanne Hague of St. Ignace will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, August 31. They were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Nebraska. They moved to St. Ignace in 1954, where Dr. More...

Obituaries

Paul Mackin

Paul Edward Mackin, 51, of St. Ignace died Tuesday morning, August 28, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. Visitation will be Thursday, August 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dodson Funeral Home in St. Ignace. More...

Todd Backus

Todd Allen Backus, 44, of Houston, Texas, grew up in St. Ignace and Brevort, graduating from LaSalle High School in the Class of 1981, and from Western Michigan University. More...

Clarissa Goad

Clarissa Goad, 74, of Birmingham, passed away Monday, August 20, 2007, in her home. She was a summer resident of the Les Cheneaux Islands. She was a graduate of Baldwin High School, and in 1955, she was graduated from the University of Illinois. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

Volunteers Work Hard To Eliminate Trash From Michigan's Forest Trails

Northern Michigan is well known for its vast tracts of forested lands and the countless recreational opportunities they provide. More...

Michigan Politics

Primary Hopscotch Game Exposes Political Rifts

Two northern Michigan lawmakers who once were ballot opponents are on opposite sides of a spat on the 2008 U.S. presidential race: Will Michigan January 15 be among the first states to hold a primary? In one corner: U.S. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Ticket Sales for the Ferries Begin To Improve

Part 34: The War Winds Down, the Traffic Heats Up

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, The St. More...


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