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Man Faces One Charge in Animal Neglect Case

Some Concerned That Animals Could Be Returned

Larry Roney of Rexton will face one misdemeanor charge of animal abandonment and cruelty to more than 56 animals on his farm at a pretrial hearing in Mackinac County's 92nd District Court Tuesday, February 26. More...

County Eyes Change for 911 Dispatch

Mackinac County is investigating whether it should move its emergency 9-1-1 dispatch service from the Michigan State Police Negaunee Regional Dispatch post to Chippewa County's 9-1-1 center. More...

City Raises Spark Debate at Council Meeting

Coffee Break Accountability Suggested

Discussion turned into debate at a meeting of St. More...

Hingston Denies Violating Meetings Act

Village of Mackinaw City

At the Thursday, January 17, meeting of the Mackinaw City Village Council, trustee Jeff Hingston denied a charge by President Ronald Wallin that a council member had misled the council into violating the Open Meetings Act by privately prearranging More...

Fireworks To Be Added in Brevort Lake Ice Fishing Jamboree Feb. 16

Fireworks will be added to this year's Brevort Lake Ice Fishing Jamboree, which will be held Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17. More...

News

350 Attend Two-hour Celebration To Install Father Mott, Dedicate New Altar

Priest Built Altar That Contains Relic of St. Ignatius of Loyola

As a light dusting of snow fell over the city Saturday evening, tradition, ceremony, and faith filled St. More...

Offers To Buy Properties Cause Residents Concern

Advice: Check Property Values Before Signing Anything

Residents are being told by county officials to be cautious when dealing with unsolicited offers to buy their property, and to make sure they have an attorney review such transactions. More...

Snowmobile Show To Be Next Week

Naubinway

Naubinway will be the site of the 16th Annual Top of the Lake Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride Friday, February 15, through Saturday, February 16. There will be a vintage snowmobile ride at 9 a.m. Friday. No registration is required. More...

Opinion

Apathy Continues Toward City Hall, and City Depends on It

To the Editor: I started this letter last Monday, January 28, before the January 31 newspaper came out, so it will be in two parts; one part angry, and the second part livid. More...

Transportation Museum Would Require Taxpayer Investment

To the Editor: The above-the-fold headlines have recently highlighted the latest work in progress masterminded by the select few at City Hall, and particularly at the Downtown Development Authority. More...

Let's Give Referees a Break

To the Editor: As a passionate fan of the game of basketball, I've always looked forward to high school basketball season. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Great Lakes Guardians Keep Dogging Prez Hopefuls

It's an uphill struggle, but Great Lakes governors and lawmakers are accelerating efforts to get the dwindling band of presidential candidates to commit to funding restoration of the lakes and outlawing diversion of water. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Tourists Flock to See Bridge, Last Ferry Ride

PART 56: The Last Crossing

For the past year, to commemorate the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, the St. Ignace News has been serializing Les Bagley's previously unpublished manuscript, Autos Across Mackinac, A History of the Michigan State Ferries. More...

St. Ignace

Jack Soderquist is a patient at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, where he has undergone leg surgery after suffering a fall. Richard and Kay Stascak of Green Bay, Wisconsin, along with Terry and Sharon Smith of St. More...

Finding Help for Problem Gamblers

It took an intervention by court order to make Alice realize she had a problem with gambling. She had been charged with writing fraudulent checks. More...

Making Tracks at the Mush

"Once they get going, they're on a mission," said Dawn Sova of Cheboygan, volunteer coordinator for the Mackinaw Mush, just after the first wave of sled dogs hit the trail Saturday, February 2, at Mackinaw City. More...

Old Carp River Bridge To Be Replaced in 2010

Two Mackinac County bridges are scheduled for major construction projects in the next two years. More...

Civilians Gather From Around the State To Experience Icebreaking on Biscayne Bay

Program Thanks Those Who Employ Soldiers

Looking out past the open water to the ice pack ahead, civilians aboard the Coast Guard icebreaking tug Biscayne Bay braced themselves against the nearest railing in anticipation of the expected jolt. More...

Museum To Receive Grant for Icebreaker Mackinaw

The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum is poised to receive a large challenge grant to help fund operations at the floating museum, which is docked on the Straits of Mackinac at Mackinaw City, announced Dick Moehl. More...

Sports

Anthony Lester Sets LaSalle School Record With Nine 3-pt. Field Goals

St. Ignace junior Anthony Lester set a new school record for the most three-point field goals, hitting nine triples during the Saints' 76-30 Straits Area Conference win over Newberry Thursday, January 31, and Tuesday, January 29, St. More...

Saints Athletic Program To Honor Jim Lamoreaux

LaSalle High School's athletic department will honor Jim Lamoreaux of St. Ignace for his more than 50 years as a registered referee with the Michigan High School Athletic Association Tuesday, February 12. More...

Boys Basketball

Trojans'Winning Streak at 40 Wins The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team reached a new plateau with its 40th consecutive win, which spans the past two seasons. More...

Obituaries

Reuben Kangas Sr.

Reuben Martin Kangas Sr., 81, of Sault Ste. Marie, was a World War II veteran and later worked on engineering projects all over the country. Mr. Kangas passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Sault Ste. More...

Dan Fountain

Dan Henry Fountain, 48, of Fibre, was the owner of Dan's Place in Rudyard. Mr. Fountain passed away February 1, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Evelyn Ratliff

Evelyn M. Ratliff of St. Ignace worked for 40 years at the Trail Bar on Ford Road and Outer Drive in Dearborn, where she was a bartender. Mrs. More...


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