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City Council Candidates Share Views

Six Race for Three Seats in St. Ignace

St. Ignace voters will choose from among six candidates to fill three vacant seats on the City Council in a city election Tuesday, November 6. Mayor Paul Grondin is also running unopposed for a second two-year term. More...

Island Park Commission Mulls Presence in St. Ignace

"The event the Bridge Authority put on, bringing the two communities together, plus Mackinac Island, it was a remarkable achievement for our area. I'm interested in seeing that continue." - Commissioner Jim Williams

Upon learning that the area-wide promotion of the Mackinac Bridge anniversary this summer was successful in tourism throughout the season, Mackinac Island State Park commissioners are mulling whether they can become involved in strengthening futur More...

No One Hurt in Griffin Beverage Roof Fire

No injuries resulted from roof fires at Griffin Beverage Company on Lemotte Street in St. Ignace Wednesday, October 3, and Thursday, October 4. More...

Power Outages Concern Mackinaw City Residents

The Mackinaw City Village Council addressed special event sign requests, a liquor license transfer, cast its ballot for the Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau Board of Directors election, and fielded questions from the public regarding power outages tha More...

News

H2B Visa Legislation To Smooth Straits Employment Expected To Pass, Stupak Says

Straits area business owners who employ seasonal workers from other countries will find their path smoothed by pending legislation that exempts returning workers from visa quota limitations. More...

Hydrant Flushing Readies City Water System for Winter

St. Ignace City Public Works employees Ann Marie Dewey and Dennis Sorenson unleash water from a fire hydrant near The Galley Restaurant on State Street Thursday, October 4, as part of the city's annual hydrant flushing program. More...

Herman Campbell Honored for EMT Service

Pickford Man, 82, Has Served 35 Years

A farmer by occupation, Pickford's Herman Campbell is no stranger to getting up early. That experience was vital over the 35 years he has served as an emergency medical technician (EMT). Calls for help can come at any time, night or day. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Donaghue

Thomas Donaghue of Valrico, Florida, passed away from cancer September 29, 2007. He was 71. He was an air traffic controller, and he and his family had a residence near Trout Lake. Mr. More...

Ila McLeod

Ila A. McLeod of Newberry was a former Curtis resident who was active in many clubs there. More...

Robert Traynor Sr.

Robert Leonard Traynor Sr. of Goetzville was employed with the Operating Engineers Local 324 of Detroit for 51 years. He operated a road grader on road construction, and he was considered one of the best fine grade operators in the area. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Repair Needed for Bizarre 'Quick Fix' on Budget

In criticizing the way Republican Highway Commissioner Charlie Ziegler built unconnected four-lane stretches a half-century or so ago, Democratic Governor G. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: A Third Ferry Dock Is Proposed at Straits

Part 40 - A Third Dock Is Proposed

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of opening the Mackinac Bridge this year, The St. Ignace News is presenting, for the first time, a serialization of Les Bagley's unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries, More...

Mackinac Island

The season of fall is fast approaching, when the trees in the woodlands take on the radiant colors of yellow, orange, and deep red. More...

Linda Sherlund Earns Citizen of Year Award

"Friends," Linda Sherlund said simply, are the greatest rewards she has reaped in her many years of volunteer service. "You meet so many friends through volunteering," she added. "You get back what you give." Mrs. More...

Pumpkins Roll at Bayside Fall Fest...

The pumpkin roll on Goudreau Hill near St. Ignace's City Hall is always the most popular feature of the annual Bayside Fall Fest, formerly called Autumn Apple Days. More...

Summer Events Boost Area Tourism

Businesses Report Slight Upturn in Sales

Reflecting on the 2007 tourism season, business owners throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula and Mackinaw City reported slightly stronger sales than in summer 2006, which many cited as an exceptionally bad year. More...

New 6% Service Tax To Be Introduced in Michigan

Local Residents Can Expect To Pay Tax on List of Items

Michigan legislators agreed early October 1 to raise the state income tax rate and charge service tax in exchange for a 30-day extension on the current budget. More...

Pleasant Pastime: Seeking Salmon in Bush Creek

Anglers fish for Chinook salmon on Bush Creek east of Cedarville Sunday, September 30. The creek intersects M-134, and salmon have been heading upstream from Lake Huron to spawn there. More...

Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club Marks 40 Years

Public Is Invited to Picnic Saturday

Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club will celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend at its annual picnic Saturday, October 13. The event will be at the Snowmobile Clubhouse on Blind Line Road in Cedarville at 10 a.m. More...

Social

Paula McNamara, Art Underwood

Paula Jane McNamara and Arthur D. Underwood of St. Ignace were united in marriage Friday, September 7, 2007, at the St. Ignace Golf Club, with Mayor Paul Grondin officiating. Ms. McNamara was given in marriage by her son, John P. McNamara. More...

Jessica Hewer, Robert Ward

Jessica Hewer and Robert Ward were married May 26, 2007, in the gazebo at Harbor View Inn on Mackinac Island. The Reverend Edwin G. Remaly officiated the afternoon ceremony. More...

Hogan Fettig

A son, Hogan Michael Fettig was born Thursday, October 4, 2007, to Gregg and Lani (nee Johnson) Fettig of Moran at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20.25 inches in length at birth. More...

Sports

Saints Fall to Blue Devils 35-21 in SAC Match-up, 2nd Consecutive Loss

The St. Ignace Saints suffered their first two-game losing streak, losing to Straits Area Conference rival Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils 35-21 Friday, October 5, on the heels of a loss to Cheboygan September 28. More...

Pickford Downs Engadine in Homecoming Conference Contest

The Pickford Panthers clinched a playoff berth with their sixth win of the season, owing largely to senior Richard Gibson, who scored five touchdowns and gained more than 200 yards to lead the Panthers to a 44-16 Mid-Eastern Football More...

Cedarville Posts 37-0 MEFL Win Over NC Jets

Concerns of whether the Cedarville Trojans would overlook the Powers North Central Jets to focus on upcoming match-ups with two of the Mid-Eastern Football League's (MEFL) top teams were put to rest with a 37-0 shutout in Powers Friday, October 5. More...


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