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Anglers Are Ready for Jamboree

Pickford

The annual Walleye Jamboree on Munuscong Bay will award $600 to the angler who catches the largest walleye in the four-day fishing tournament. The event will start at midnight Thursday, January 24, and continue through noon Sunday, January 27. More...

Mackinaw City Winterfest Draws Crowd of 200+

Despite frigid weather, a crowd of more than 200 people cheers on the Wee Wee Tee Pee as it slides toward the finish line during the third annual outhouse race at Winterfest in Mackinaw City Saturday, January 19. More...

300 in Attendance for Annual Ice Follies

An estimated 300 people were entertained by figure skaters in the third annual Ice Follices show at Little Bear East Ice Arena in St. Ignace Sunday, January 20. More...

County Web Site To Be Redesigned

A new Web site for Mackinac County is expected to be completed in about two months. It will contain general county information and resources and eventually could include election results and property assessment information. More...

News

Forest Service Open House To Address Project on Hiawatha

Would Affect 64,000-Acre Niagara Area

The U.S. Forest Service is inviting the public to an open house to discuss a forest-management project involving a 64,000-acre portion of the Hiawatha National Forest called the Niagara Area. More...

Police Recover Two Bodies From Lake

The bodies of Nick Pangburn of Sault Ste. Marie and Kristina Peffers of Pickford were recovered from Munuscong Lake by Michigan State Police and Chippewa County Sheriff's Department divers late Tuesday morning, January 22. More...

Teens To Make Repairs at Pickford

Free home repairs will be offered to elderly, disabled, and low-income residents in the Pickford area this summer, during a one-week "TeenServe" workcamp July 6 through July 13. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Saints Record Key SAC Win With Strong Rebounding Effort

The St. Ignace Saints boys basketball team remains in a first place tie with the Cheboygan Chiefs in the Straits Area Conference (SAC) after a 60-40 road win over the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils, Friday, January 18. More...

Midseason Report on Local Boys, Girls Basketball Teams

March Madness is building, with the 2007-08 high school basketball season now just past the midway point for both the girls and boys teams, which are playing together in one season for the first time in the state's history with the Michigan High Sc More...

Saints Girls Visit Krista Clement at Michigan

The St. Ignace Saints girls varsity and junior varsity basketball teams were at the University of Michigan's Chrysler Arena Sunday, January 13, to watch former St. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Community Will Be Served If Goehring Stays on as Museum Mentor

To the Editor: As a summer resident of Boot Island, I subscribe to The St. Ignace News and read it regularly. Amy Polk's clear, complete coverage of Les Cheneaux events has impressed me ever since she began working for the paper. More...

Ironworkers Walk of Fame Proposed at Mackinaw City

Would Feature Commemorative Bricks

A privately-funded Mackinaw City promenade to celebrate the contributions of ironworkers was enthusiastically embraced by the village council Thursday, January 17, and sent to the planning commission. More...

Huron Halts Service as Straits Ice Closes In

Creeping through thickening ice in Moran Bay, the Huron made its last trip to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace Saturday, January 19. The final sailing off the Island was at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. More...

U.P. Parolees Get Help in Rejoining Society

Upper Peninsula parolees can finally get jobs, housing, counseling, and education before they rejoin society under the statewide Prisoner Reentry Initiative that was expanded to the U.P. in October. More...

Mackinac County, Township Reps Work out Five-Year Plan for Road Projects

Mackinac County township representatives seemed satisfied by the roads selected for work over the next five years as they met with Mackinac County Road Commission and Road Commission Manager Karrie Abbitt Tuesday night, January 15. More...

Kids, Ski Hill Take Advantage of Winter Snow

Two St. Ignace elementary fourth grade students, Natalee Lee (left) and Mackenzie Arthur, were among those to brave the cold temperatures and enjoy an afternoon of tubing at Doc Holle's Silver Mountain Sunday, January 20. More...

$7,200 To Bring Food Trucks To EUPArea

The Pickford Chapter of Family, Community, and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) has set its sights on feeding as many as 400 local families, and will host a February 1 "Dress Down Day" for local businesses to raise money. More...

Project Hope Building Closed; Food Needs Available Through Hotline

The Hope Chest resale shop and St. Ignace Food Pantry are closed until further notice owing to renovations at the building on Ferry Lane in St. Ignace, Connie Litzner of the Hope Chest told The St. Ignace News February 16. More...

Social

Local Students Earn Academic Honors at Hope

Sara Schaedel of St. Ignace, and Emily Feldhake and James Snyder, both of Pickford, were named to the dean's list for the first semester of the 2007-08 school year at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. More...

Schlehuber Promoted to Staff Sgt.

MILITARY

Nicholas Schlehuber of St. Ignace was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant December 1, 2007. SSgt. Schlehuber is stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Southern Illinois. More...

Biang Family Gathers at Naubinway

Shirley (nee Snyder) Biang Nickols of Naubinway (seated) celebrated Christmas with a party at the Naubinway Pavilion December 22, 2007. Six of her seven daughters and their families attended. Pictured with Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Eulogy - Olivia Chambers

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. Ev'ry where I go, I'm gonna let it shine." Olivia Ann Chambers' light touched the hearts of everyone she met in her short life of 11 years. More...

Harlin 'Dee' Orsborne

Harlin D. "Dee" Orsborne, 75, of Pickford, died Friday, January 18, 2008, at his home. He was born May 4, 1932, in East McDowell, Kentucky, to Arthur and Nellie (nee Tackett) Orsborne. Mr. More...

Ernest Weaver

Ernest C. Weaver, 91, of Paradise, was a United States Army World War II veteran and the former owner of Weaver's Sunrise Cottages north of Paradise. Mr. Weaver died Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at the Luce County Annex in Newberry. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Romney Clan 7 for 10 in State Elections Since '60s

Mitt Romney's decisive victory in the GOP presidential primary last week was the seventh time a Romney won a statewide contest in Michigan. They had three losses. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Ferry Employees Committee, Civil Service at Odds

PART 55 - A New Highway Commissioner

When the Mackinac Bridge opened on November 1, 1957, 34 years of service by Michigan State Ferries came to and end. In this serialization of Les Bagley's unpublished manuscript, the St. More...

Mackinac Island

Winter has finally arrived on Mackinac, bringing frigid temperatures and biting winds. Ice formed in the Straits Monday, January 21, and the mighty Huron stopped for the season. We wish the crew a good vacation. More...


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