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New Plan Eyed for Father Marquette Memorial Site

Would Be Developed Under Park Commission

A plan to augment the economies of the Straits region by developing the Father Marquette National Memorial site under the auspices of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission was discussed by State Representative Gary McDowell, members of St. More...

City OKs Wine Tasting Event, Adopts Budget

A proposed wine tasting occupied much of the discussion at the St. Ignace City Council regular meeting Monday, December 17, in which Council quickly approved its 2008 budget, which begins January 1, 2008. Janet Peterson, director of the St. More...

Countdown to Christmas Eve

Rebekah Valloric of Tecumseh, 6, tells Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas during the Law-White Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Children's Party in Cedarville Saturday, December 15. More...

Island City Employees To Pay More for Health Insurance

Beginning January 1, Mackinac Island city employees will share more of the cost of their health care insurance through increased copayments. More...

Books Reveal More of McCabe's Story of Acting

For nearly a week in mid- November, John Bell and Linnard McCabe sat on the floor and sorted through thousands of show business and theater books. More...

News

Mackinac County Jail Death Investigated

Mackinac County Sheriff's Department is investigating an apparent suicide Saturday, December 15, of a Mackinac County Jail inmate, Louie Sherrl Swanson, 44, of Adairsville, Georgia. More...

Straits Community Anxiously Awaits Bridge Commuter Fare Decision

Area residents awaiting a December 21 Mackinac Bridge Authority decision on bridge fare hikes are now worried about how the Authority is going to select who will be eligible for reduced commuter fares. More...

St. Ignace Girl Scouts Host Dinner With Santa

Four Girl Scout troops from St. Ignace hosted a pancake dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus at McDonald's restaurant Wednesday, December 5. Girls from troops 104, 384, 72, and 340 attended, ranging in age from five years to 17. Pictured with Mr. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

St. Ignace Boys Defeat Panthers, Cruise Past Hurons James Peterson scored a careerhigh 25 points and Gerrit Mortensen scored 24 points to lead the St. More...

Saints Grapplers Post Perfect Record at Rudyard Brawl

The St. Ignace Saints wrestling squad posted the only undefeated record (5-0) among 10 teams during the Rudyard Bridge Brawl Invitational Friday, December 14. More...

Cedarville Trojans Extend Winning Streak to 30 Games

Trojans Down Eagles in EUPC The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team's undefeated streak reached 30 victories over a twoyear span after defeating Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC) opponent Engadine Eagles 74-44 Thursday, December 13, a More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Enhanced Role for Secretary of State

Their names have been on licenses in our wallets, and their branch offices abound across our two peninsulas. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

Happy holidays. School will be out of session from December 24 through January 4. All classes will resume January 7, 2008, with the first semester coming to an end January 18, when school will be in session for the morning only. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Weekend Travelers Are Backed Up for Miles

Part 50: A Road to the Straits

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge in 2007, The St. Ignace News has been serializing Les Bagley's unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries, More...

Mackinac Bridge Fare To Rise 50¢ for Cars, 10¢ for Commuters;MotorHomes Up $1.50

Mackinac Bridge tolls will increaseMarch 1 from $2.50 to $3 for a passenger car and from $1.50 to $1.60 for commuters under a fare increase adopted by the Mackinac BridgeAuthority Friday, December 21, in Detroit. More...

Voters Asked To OK New Board for Proposed Hospital

For the next six months, the Mackinac Straits Hospital Board will be focused on establishing a new nonprofit board and committees that will oversee the proposed new hospital facility and functions, while the current board will maintain the current More...

Use of Arena Room Debated

Youth Hockey Team Seeking More Space

Disagreement between fitness center users and members of the St. Ignace Hockey Association is brewing over the issue of converting the Little Bear East fitness center's cardiovascular room in St. More...

Dave Simpson Is Ambulance Corps Volunteer of the Year

Clark Township

Dave Simpson of Hessel is the 2007 Clark Township Ambulance Corps Volunteer of the Year. More...

Moran Township Adopts Poverty Guidelines, Recognizes Robert Flora

Prior to its deliberations Wednesday, December 5, the Moran Township Board of Trustees observed a moment of silence for township resident Robert Flora, who died December 4 in a traffic accident on US-2. After paying their respects to Mr. More...

Got To 'Hand' It To 'em: Kids Crafty With Christmas

Les Cheneaux Cub Scout Wyatt Landreville demonstrates gleeful joy as he is caught in an impulsive pose after completing a paper wreath. More...

Christmas Spirit Shines in Light Displays

This Christmas display lights up the home of Gladys Tamlyn on Second Street in St. Ignace. More...

Social

Addie Wilde Will Turn 90

Addie Savard Wilde of St. Ignace will celebrate her 90th birthday January 9, 2008. Born in St. Ignace in 1918 to Albert and Cecelia (nee Chenier) Savard, she was one of 10 children in her family. More...

Wyers, Steiner Are Named Students of the Months

Audrey Wyers and Brendon Steiner have been named Students of the Month at LaSalle High School. Senior Audrey Wyers was named Student of the Month for October. Miss Wyers is the daughter of Ann Wyers of St. Ignace and Dan Wyers of Sault Ste. More...

Weddings

Robinson, Malaski Becky Lynn Robinson and Brandon James Malaski of Mount Pleasant were united in marriage Saturday, October 6, 2007, at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Mount Pleasant with Deacon Larry Fussman officiating. More...

Obituaries

Bonnie Arfstrom

Bonnie Jean (nee Fyvie) Arfstrom, 62, of Sault Ste. Marie passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at her home. She was born May 28, 1945, in Manistique to Dr. James and Vesta Fyvie. Mrs. More...

Edna St. Louis

Edna R. St. Louis of St. Ignace previously worked for the businesses of Winkleman's, Indian Village, Phillips Jewelry, and for the Eby family at Castle Rock for many years. Mrs. St. More...

Opinion

United Methodist Church Has Shown Gracious Hospitality

To the Editor: Our town of St. Ignace has many loving families and caring people. Since my arrival here last July, I have also learned with delight how well the local churches work together. More...

Townships Have Struggled With Road Work Bids

To the Editor: Now that the political dust has fallen from the departure of our Engineer/Manager Craig Kelso from the Mackinac County Road Commission, I think a number of things need to be addressed. More...

Continued Support of Master Plan Is Urged at Hessel

To the Editor: In your November 29 edition of The St. More...


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