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1901 Letter Discovered in St. Ignace Store Table

More than a century ago on Mackinac Island, a summer shop girl named Effie wrote a letter when her employer at Fenton's Bazaar stepped out of the store. The letter was never sent. More...

Kids Fishing Day Is June 7

Youth will be able to fish for 12-inch to 16-inch rainbow trout during the 12th Annual Kids Fishing Day Saturday, June 7. No fishing license is required for the event, from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. More...

St. Ignace, Brimley Capture Upper Peninsula State Track Championships

The St. Ignace Saints girls track team won the Division II state finals in Kingsford Saturday, May 31. More...

Coronation of Lilac Queen To Begin Annual Festival

59TH MACKINAC ISLAND LILAC FESTIVAL

From the coronation of a new Lilac Queen to the annual Grand Parade, the 10 days of Mackinac Island's 59th Annual Lilac Festival will be filled with activities celebrating the Island and its bountiful lilacs. More...

News

Paving Complete; 2 Lanes Closed

Mackinac Bridge Project To Be Finished Soon

The two lanes on the east side of the Mackinac Bridge will remain closed for at least another week as crews finish touch-up work, including cleaning joint areas. Paving work was completed Monday, June 2. More...

St. Ignace Students Throw Surprise Party for Retiring Principal Bonnie Ledy

For nearly a month, somehow 380 students at St. Ignace Elementary and Middle School kept a huge secret. Along with teachers and staff, the students planned a surprise retirement celebration for their principal, Bonnie Ledy. More...

14 Earn Diplomas at Mackinaw City High

In keeping with tradition, two sets of diplomas were given out in a packed auditorium at Mackinaw City Public Schools Saturday, May 31. More...

Obituaries

William Wade

William F. Wade, 84, of Gould City, was a World War II veteran who later worked as a contractor. Mr. Wade died Sunday, May 25, 2008, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. More...

Dorothy Moden

Dorothy A. Moden, 88, of Kincheloe, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born April 25, 1920, in Aiken, South Carolina, to Robert John and Mattie (nee Wise) Arender. More...

Erwin Brakel

Erwin C. Brakel of Cedarville worked for Associated Trucking as a long haul driver most of his life. More...

Opinion

Questions High Local Costs for Trash Disposal

To the Editor, It was great to be back in St. Ignace to open up our cabin for the season last weekend. More...

Office Should Find Time To Prosecute Animal Abusers

To the Editor: In regard to Mackinac County's Prosecuting Attorney Fred Feleppa's response letter ( The St. More...

Community Foundation Gives $22,991

Projects, Scholarships Funded at St. Ignace

More than $212,000 has been given to students and groups since the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation was founded in 1995. That amount includes the $22,991 that was awarded Tuesday, May 28, at the St. More...

City Charter Goes Under Council's Microscope

Conflicts Between Operations, Document Prompt Review

Holding their first work session to examine the city charter Monday June 2, St. Ignace city council members say they don't want to spend the money to amend the 38- year old document, especially because the city already is in debt. More...

CAA Bus Gets $10,000 From County

Bus services began Monday, June 2, for Take 5 program clients and other residents who participate in the St. Ignace Community Action Agency's meal program. More...

Mackinaw City Planners Delay Waterfront Rezoning Decision

The planning commission voted 5-2 to delay rezoning an area of Mackinaw City's waterfront, which includes Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry property, the village marina, and the village-owned dock property. More...

Economy May Play a Part in Increase of Abandoned Pets

After several unsuccessful searches, Mackinac County Animal Control Officer Wendy Frosland finally coaxed a hungry female rottweiler from hiding near I-75 Sunday, May 26. More...

Greektown Casino Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Greektown Casino in Detroit filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, May 29. The Sault Ste. More...

Social

Ostomy Association To Meet Sunday

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet Sunday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. For more information, call 643-8536. More...

Births

Emmorie Gustafson Peter and Kathleen Gustafson of Novi announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Emmorie Claire, born Wednesday, May 7, 2008. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18.5 inches in length at birth. More...

Jewell LaForest Was Member of 'Send in the Clowns' Cast

Jewell LaForest was among young performers in the Children's Theatre Dance and Drama production of "Send in the Clowns" May 3 and May 4 at the Dream Makers Theater in the Kewadin Center at Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Boys 400 Relay Sets New LaSalle High, U.P. Finals Record

Saints Girls Win First State Track Crown Since 1998

The St. Ignace Saints girls placed in 12 of 17 events to capture the Division II track and field state championship in Kingsford Saturday, May 31. More...

Mapes, Gamble Post Individual State Golf Titles

Juniors Tyler Mapes of St. Ignace and Michael Gamble of Mackinac Island did not let the rain dampen their play Friday, May 30, as both golfers earned individual Upper Peninsula/ State golf championships in Division II and II, respectively. More...

SPORTS

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Columns

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Term Limits, National Coattails Energize State House Races

In the battle for control of the state House, northern Michigan has three toss-up races, two of them GOP seats along shores of Lake Michigan, and some spirited primaries. More...

St.Ignace

The last couple of weeks, I explored again areas such as Brevort Lake, Gulliver, Gwinn, and Little Lake. The ghost town of Fayette was also an exciting attraction to me, since I hadn't been there in 15 years. More...

Engadine

Hello, everyone. The warmth from the sun sure feels great, but the ticks and mosquitoes are thicker than ever. It's a little hard enjoying the outdoors with the bugs so thick. More...


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