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St. Ignace

Fall Festival Is Expanded This Year

St. Ignace's Autumn Apple Day, to be held Saturday, October 6, has been renamed to St. More...

Craig Skutt Honored for Heroism

Craig Skutt (center) of St. Ignace was honored by the City of Mackinac Island for his heroism in saving a man from drowning near the Island in August. More...

News

New State Tax Exemption Policy in Effect

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians eligible for sales tax exemptions must now request a tax exemption certificate prior to making a purchase, rather than paying sales tax and recovering it after the sale, the tribe announced. More...

Duncan Honor, Hakola Resignation, Off-campus Learning Are Topics for Les Cheneaux Board

Cedarville girls varsity basketball coach Sonja Paquin Duncan will be inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in Escanaba next year. More...

Boardwalk's New Section Is Finished

Another section of the St. Ignace waterfront boardwalk has been completed, with 1,150 feet of new walkway extending out to Wawatam Lighthouse along the old Railroad Dock. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints 5-0, Qualify for Playoffs With 20-6 Win Over Rudyard

The St. More...

Cedarville, Pickford Record Conference Victories

Six players scored for the Cedarville Trojans en route to a 59-6 Mid-Eastern Football League (MEFL) win over the Brimley Bays Friday, September 21. More...

Chiefs Lead Saints in Rivalry

One of the longest football rivalries in northern Michigan continues this year at Saints Field, when the host St. More...

Opinion

Worrisome Questions Remain With New Hospital Plans

To the Editor: It's wonderful news that the $37.4 million USDA loan for the new Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center has been secured, thanks to the sustained effort of hospital CEO Rod Nelson, the board, the Chippewa Tribe, Congressman Stu More...

Council Members Should Explain Reasoning for Vote

To the Editor: After reading Mr. More...

City Tax Dollars Should Be Replaced

To the Editor: The article in last week's paper, "City to Seek Appraisals on Waterfront Property," states that I agree with Councilman LaLonde that the City should drop the issue of purchasing the Star Line property on Main Street. More...

County Braces for 12% Health Insurance Hike

With 2008 budget planning underway, county commissioners say they are bracing for a projected 12% increase in health insurance costs, which would add more than $42,500 to the county's expenses. More...

Vacant Building To Be Rented at Cedarville

Special Land Use OK for Old Hardware Store

Rick Reichlin will operate his existing house painting and refinishing business, Reichlin Painting, in the old Hudson Hardware building in Cedarville, following approval granted Tuesday, September 11, by the Clark Township Planning Commission of Mr More...

Master Plan Hoped To Aid Use of Millecoquins Lake

Boosting Fishery, Controlling Weed Growth Are Goals

To encourage use of Lake Millecoquins near Naubinway by both sportsmen and recreational boaters, a master plan for the lake is being drafted that will strive to maintain the fish habitat and curb massive aquatic plant growth. More...

Rate Increases Announced for Little Bear East Arena

Rates for the fitness center and conference room at Little Bear East Arena and Community Center were increased by the St. Ignace Recreation Advisory Committee at its meeting Wednesday, September 12, to cover increasing utilities costs. More...

This Week

Silver Creek Bridge Hike Saturday at North Country Trail crossing on Worth Road. Paul Bunyan Breakfast and Hike Saturday at Sand Dune Trails of the Hiawatha National Forest. Proceeds benefit trail maintenance. More...

Social

Births

Carter, Caden Sackett David and Alisa (nee Mellon) Sackett of Alanson announce the birth of twin sons, Carter Joseph and Caden Roe, August 29, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Wedding

Adria West, Nathaniel Watson

Adria Jean West and Nathaniel Aaron Watson of Ann Arbor were united in marriage Saturday, August 25, 2007, on the beach at St. Ignace with the Reverend James Balfour of the United Methodist Church officiating. More...

Melbourne Williams Celebrates 90th Birthday

Melbourne Williams celebrated his 90th birthday Sunday, September 9, 2007, with approximately 150 relatives, friends, neighbors, and former co-workers at his home in Cedarville. More...

Obituaries

Felice Kostecki

Felice Clara Kostecki of Rochester, formerly of Cedarville, died Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at Crittendon Hospital in Rochester after a short illness. She was 88 years old. More...

Thomas Fountain

Thomas Fred Fountain, 82, of Fibre, was a World War II veteran who worked for most of his life as a trucker. Mr. Fountain died Saturday, September 22, 2007, at his home. More...

Lawrence Vanoy

Lawrence E. Vanoy, 56, of Cincinnati, Ohio, enjoyed a career as a contractor and excavator, and was a longtime summer resident of Marquette Island and Island No. 8 at Les Cheneaux, where he first visited first with his wife's family. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Polls Show Ex-Navy Pilot McCain in Tailspin

On the eve of the weekend gathering of seven Republican 2008 presidential contenders on Mackinac Island, Arizona Senator John McCain's campaign cited four national polls in asserting, "We are making large gains." He, indeed, made some gains. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

The school year has started on a positive note. Student numbers are on the increase, and we anticipate additional enrollment by the end of the month. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Gov. Sigler and Ziegler Disagree on Causeway

Part 38: The Jubilee

In last week's serialization of Les Bagley's unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries, "Autos Across Mackinac," we recalled the 25th Anniversary of the ferry fleet, celebrated in the summer of 1948. More...


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