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DEQ Sued Over Sulfide Mine Permit

Sulfide mining opponents, concerned about environmental threats and spurred by an announcement that up to seven mines will be considered in the Upper Peninsula, are suing the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for approving one sulfide mi More...

A Christmas Story

Two Red Pillows May Be 'Gift from an Angel'

Mary Swiderski was looking for red pillows to accent her St. Ignace home for Christmas. What she found was a "gift from an angel," she said. More...

News

Bridge Traffic Down for November

Traffic crossing the Mackinac Bridge decreased 3.4% for the month of November, compared to November 2006, according to the Mackinac Bridge Authority. This November, 283,780 vehicles crossed the bridge, while 293,750 crossed during November 2006. More...

Gros Cap Board Sees Potential Problems in Senate's School Funding Bill

Concerns Loophole in New Business Tax

At its Tuesday, December 18, meeting, the Moran Township School Board of Education discussed a senate bill to correct a school funding problem related to the Michigan Business Tax (MBT), which cut revenue to non-traditionally funded districts like More...

8 Learning Trade at Boat Building School

The signs of the season were scattered about the Great Lakes Boat Building School in December. More...

Obituaries

Edra Lahaie

Edra L. Lahaie, 91, formerly of Marquette, died at a Green Bay, Wisconsin, nursing facility Tuesday, December 25, 2007. She had suffered from Alzheimer's disease for 16 years. She was born at Gros Cap near St. Ignace July 6, 1916, to Edmund J. More...

Lillian Fioravanti

Lillian Grace Fioravanti, a long time cottager here and permanent resident of Hessel since 1990, died Sunday December 23, 2007, at the age of 90. More...

Viola Lepinsky

Viola Lepinsky, 96, of St. Ignace died at Mackinac Straits Hospital Sunday, December 23, 2007. She was born in Grover, Wisconsin, near Peshtigo, March 31, 1911, to Henry and Bertha (nee Discher) Polzin. She was one of seven children in the family. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Bhutto Death Calls on Candidates' Foreign Policy Experience

A TV ad pitch for the January 15 GOP presidential primary by native son Mitt Romney begins: "And for me, Michigan is personal." It concludes: "There's a lot we can do to strengthen Michigan. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Situation Becomes Tense for Ferry Workers

Part 52: ANOTHER STRIKE?

The St. Ignace News is serializing Les Bagley's unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries, the fleet that carried automobiles, trucks, and passengers across the Straits of Mackinac for 34 years prior to the opening of More...

Brevort

Christmas in Brevort started with a Christmas Eve candlelight service at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey sharing the Christmas story. More...

Moose Lodge, Coast Guard Make Christmas Deliveries to Families in Need

Before the sun rose, while many were still in bed Saturday morning, December 22, members of Moose Lodge 999 arrived at Glen's Market in St. Ignace to prepare food for distribution to area families. More...

Portage Twp. Gets Truck; Will Seek 1 Mill Jan. 15

Portage Township has secured emergency service equipment and announced it will seek a tax renewal of one mill for the replacement of ambulance and fire equipment at its Tuesday, December 11, board meeting. More...

Getting By, With Help From a Friend

The strap on Mackinac Island kindergarten student Hannah Styburski's left skate came loose shortly after students came on the ice at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Thursday, December 20. More...

Mackinaw City Will Again Permit Summer Triathlon

Following debate at its Thursday, December 20 meeting, the Mackinaw City Village Council voted to allow the Mackinaw Multi Sport Mix, a midsummer triathlon, to be staged at Chief Wawatam Park in 2008, despite problems associated with the race the p More...

Social

Mary Lechner, Roy Stearns

Mary Lechner, 91, of Bruce Township and Roy Stearns, 95, were united in marriage Saturday, November 24, 2007, at the Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. Both grew up in Rosedale. More...

Local Students Named to Dean's List

Allison Brown of St. Ignace, Erica Ahlich of Trout Lake, and Erin Worden of Drummond Island have been named to the Albion College Dean's List for the fall 2007 semester. All three are first-year students at Albion. More...

Sports

Comets Hang on for Overtime Thriller Over Swordsmen

The Mackinaw City Comets boys basketball team offered a thrilling ending to the dedication of the gymnasium to their former coach, Francis "Mac" McMahon, by posting a 66-62 overtime conference win against the Harbor Light Christian (HLC) Swordsmen More...

Saints Girls, Boys Hoops Sweep Indians in SAC

Both the St. Ignace Saints girls and boys basketball teams earned Straits Area Conference (SAC) victories against the Newberry Indians last week. More...

Cedarville Boys, Girls Overpower Bays in Match-up

Both Cedarville Trojans teams earned victories against the Brimley Bays during Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC) games Friday, December 21. More...

Opinion

Shame on the Bridge Authority

To the Editor: How appropriately ironic during this wonderful season of charity and love that the Mackinac Bridge Authority has taken time away from listening to citizens' concerns to stick it to us all worse than even they promised. More...

Boathouse Would Be a Welcome Asset to Hessel Community

To the Editor: After reading the most recent letters to the editor (12/20/07) from Greg Malcho and David Wallace, we can't sit idly by while they falsely interpret our local Master Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and the wishes of our Les Cheneaux communi More...


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