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Rainy Start to School Year

EUP Students Return to Class Tuesday...

Students braved heavy rains that soaked schools around the Eastern Upper Peninsula Tuesday, September 4, the first day of the 2007- 2008 school year. More...

Stalwart Fair Celebrates 102 Years of Agriculture

The livestock show at Stalwart Fair will return to the Stalwart Fairgrounds this weekend. The fair is Thursday, September 6, though Saturday, September 8. More...

Transportation Study Shows High Cost of School Busing

Pete Everson of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District compiled the following information for the Upper Peninsula Transportation Study presented to Lansing legislators. More...

News

New Islands Association President Rusk Confirmed

Ed Rusk was confirmed as president of the Les Cheneaux Islands Association Thursday, August 9, at the association's annual meeting and dinner. More...

Tribal Police Chief Fred Paquin Suspended

Fred Paquin, chief of police for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, has been suspended from his job indefinitely, with pay, by Tribal Chairman Aaron Payment, because of allegations that have not been made public. More...

Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show To Feature Big Rigs at St. Ignace Next Weekend

The 12th annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace Friday, September 14, through Sunday, September 16, will display custom, working "big rigs" downtown, free of charge, highlighted by the Parade of Lights Saturday at dusk. More...

Sports

Ground Attack Lifts St. Ignace Saints Over East Jordan Red Devils 34-8

The St. Ignace Saints ground attack totaled 327 yards en route to a 34-8 nonc onference win over the East Jordan Red Devils at Boswell Stadium Thursday, August 30. More...

Walsh, Kibble Each Scramble for 100 Yards in Panthers Win Over Eagles

The Purple Craze is quickly picking up momentum as the Pickford Panthers earned the second consecutive conference win with authority, beating the Brimley Bays 49-0 on the road Friday, August 31. More...

Area Football Scores

Straits Area Conference Saturday, September 1 Rudyard 38, Sault Ste. Marie St. Basil (Ontario) 0 Friday, August 31 Boyne City 21, Newberry 0 Gaylord 33, Cheboygan 24 Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

St. Ignace Rendezvous at the Straits Is Worth Continuing

To the Editor: This is an open letter to the people of the St. Ignace region. Ani Boujou. Bonjour. Hello. More...

Let's Redirect Attention From Iraq War to Global Warming

To the Editor: This letter is in response to Mr. Andree's letter of August 29 and to all those who have bought the bogus lies and propaganda that was fed to Americans in the lead-up to the war in Iraq. More...

Museum Artifacts Stay Here

Deal Signed; Fort de Buade Reopens

Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace reopened Friday, August 31, after city officials signed a deal with the Donald Benson family Monday, August 27, purchasing the downtown building and its retail inventory for $500,000. More...

Hospital Sees Greater Profits This Year

An increase in patients using Mackinac Straits Hospital for rehabilitation and recovery after surgery have boosted the hospital's profits to $181,934 in the first four months of its fiscal year, a considerable improvement over this time last year, More...

Antique Machinery Draws Interest at Fair

Eastern Upper Peninsula Antique Equipment Association members toss hay into a 1938 International Harvester baling machine that forms and ties bales into their rectangular shape. More...

Local Districts To Ask Voters To Increase Special Education Millage Again

As summer slides into the school year this week, school funding issues remain unsettled. More...

Art Attracts Crowds to St. Ignace, Les Cheneaux Waterfronts

At left: One of the newest exhibitors at Cedarville's Art in the Park, Arlene Thompson shows her works at the Saturday, September 1 show, sale, and demonstration. More...

Social

Anniversary

Accorneros Celebrate 50th Year

Roger and Sandra Accornero of Plaza, North Dakota, and Hemet, California, celebrated their 50th anniversary Tuesday, July 31. Mr. and Mrs. Accornero are formerly of St. Ignace. They celebrated in Plaza, where they spend summers. More...

Births

Carli Kmetz

Eric and Jody (nee Eger) Kmetz of Aurora, Illinois, announce the birth of their daughter, Carli Marie Kmetz, born Tuesday, August 21, 2007. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Emily Martin

Dave and Mary (nee Fisher) Martin are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Dawn Martin, born Monday, August 6, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Obituaries

John 'Norm' Burton

John "Norm" Burton of Manistique began working as a carpenter, then later owned and operated several businesses in the Wayne area. More...

Carl Huffman

Carl Huffman of Manistique was a Great Lakes sailor, working the past 24 years for the American Steamship Line, and 10 years before that for the Steinbrenner group under the late Captain Ray I. McGrath of St. Ignace. Mr. More...

Josephine Miller

Josephine Miller, 82, of Drummond Island, was a devoted homemaker who cared for her children, foster children, and grandchildren. Mrs. Miller died August 29, 2007, one day before her 83rd birthday. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Spotlight on Vintage Mackinac

Michigan's motto asserts: "If You Seek a Pleasant Peninsula, Look About You." If you seek the most storied crossroads of Michigan history, commerce, and politics, look about where the two peninsulas meet. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Civil Service Leads to Problems for Mr. Ziegler

PART 35: Labor, Management, and the Civil Service Commission

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. Ignace News is publishing a weekly serialization of Les Bagley's history of Michigan State Ferries, "Autos Across Mackinac. More...

Mackinac Island

Monday evening, August 27, the moon was absolutely beautiful, with its beams shining down on the calm Straits of Mackinac. It was a magnificent sight for everyone who was taking an evening stroll on the boardwalk. More...


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