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Public Hearing Set for Draft of Village Business License

Mackinaw City Stresses Ethical Conduct

Mackinaw City businesses may soon need a business license designed to ensure ethical business conduct. The village council reviewed a draft of the proposed license ordinance at its Thursday, July 3 meeting. More...

'Coastie' Teaches Water Safety

While visiting her grandparents, Donna and Gary Bassett of St. Ignace, Paige Giehtbrock, 3, of Waterford made a new friend, Coastie, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's interactive robotic boat. More...

Bayview Mackinac Race To Bring Yachts to Straits

The Bayview Mackinac race enters its 84th season with recognition of one of the race's earliest participants and a pledge to protect the Great Lakes for future generations. More...

Mackinac Island Businesses Want Signs Reconsidered

They Say Restrictions Hurt Trade This Summer

Frustration over the city's recently amended sign ordinance was expressed by business owners at Mackinac Island's City Council meeting Wednesday, July 2, as owners argued the new restrictions are having a crippling impact on business. More...

News

Clark Township Officials Get Raises; Next Year's Budget Adopted at Annual Meeting

Clark Township voters adopted a tight 2008-2009 budget at the township's annual meeting Saturday, June 28. More...

Ambulance Tours, Bike Path Update Also Given at Clark Township Meeting

People attending an annual Clark Township meeting heard an update on work at Snows Heritage Recreation Park in Cedarville, a report on the local portion of a proposed bicycle path through the E.U.P. More...

Drawing More Swimmers to Pool, Securing Tennis Court Grants Are Goals of City Recreation Dept.

Schedule Announced for Upcoming Events

At 6 a.m. on many days, Scott Marshall can be found cleaning filters, adding chemicals, and checking the water temperature as he prepares the community swimming pool for the day's activities. More...

Obituaries

Gloria Graham

Gloria Elizabeth (nee Sherlund) Graham, 52, of Alpena, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Alpena General Hospital. She was born May 13, 1956, in Sault Ste. Marie. Mrs. More...

Anne Tolan

Anne Tolan, 61, died at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Thursday, July 3, 2008. She was born in Lansing, and was graduated from Monsignor John A Gabriel High School. She served in the United States Navy Medical Corp. More...

Barbara DePlonty

Barbara Jean DePlonty of Sault Ste. Marie passed away Monday morning, June 30, 2008, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. She was 65 years old. She was born May 11, 1943, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Clair and Lillian (nee Arbic) Thompson. More...

Columns

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Sewer Sludge and Detroit's Political Muck

"The whole thing is not good for Michigan." - Governor Jennifer Granholm on Detroit's scandals and other woes Not since the late 1950s, when its cash crisis and payless paydays for state workers prompted "Michigan on the Rocks" stories, has More...

Mackinac Island

Cheers! Summer is here. The warm, bright days have arrived on Mackinac, making it more beautiful than ever. More...

Pickford

Teen Serve volunteers are in Pickford this week, helping local people make home repairs. Cathy Tokheim, the group leader from Iowa, and a crew of volunteers were at the home of Bob and Ivana Jones Monday morning to re-stain their home. Mr. More...

Sailors Gather at Les Cheneaux for Weekend Regatta

13 Fleets To Start Races at Hessel

The 2008 Ensign Class Region V Championship Regatta in Hessel begins this Thursday, July 10, with races Friday, July 11, and Saturday, July 12. More...

City Signs Tower Warranty

Approves and Promotes Marshall in Recreation Dept.

A five-year warranty on the 100,000-gallon Evergreen Shores water tower and a one-year warranty on interior and exterior paint were approved by the St. Ignace City Council Monday, July 7. More...

Delays May Shut Down Cut River Bridge Work

The Cut River Bridge could be reopened to traffic this summer if engineering delays shut down the renovation and move it into next year. The $1. More...

New Griffin Facility Gets Township OK

Griffin Beverage's site plan for a 20,000-square-foot warehouse near US-2 in Moran Township was approved by the township board at the recommendation of the local planning commission Wednesday, July 2. More...

History in Wood: Jerry Prior's New Mackinaw City Sculpture Is Underway

A tall wooden statue of Hattie Stimpson stands nearly complete at the corner of Central Avenue and Louvingny Street in Mackinaw City, a symbolic welcome to the village she pioneered. More...

Social

Schlehuber Named 2008 UP Waste Water Operator

Jim Schlehuber of St. Ignace said he did not expect to receive the 2008 U.P. Wastewater Operator of the Year Award, which was presented to him by the Michigan Water Environmental Association at an operators conference in May in Watersmeet. More...

Murray Earns Degree from MSU

Walter J. Murray III was graduated from Michigan State University May 8 with a bachelor's degree in economics. More...

Brown, Ahlich Earn Dean's List Honors

Students named to the dean's list at Albion College for the spring 2008 semester included Allison Brown and Erica Ahlich, both of St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Results of the Children's Races July 4 at Dock 3 in St. Ignace

RUNNING Ages 1 through 5 Boys 1. Owen DeVries 2. Jack Becker 3. Christian Earl Girls 1. Jade Frasier 2. Hallie Marshall 3. Amelia Johnston Ages 6 through 8 Boys 1. Dylan McPhee 2. Cameron Smith 3. More...

Childhood Fun Is Focus of St. Ignace Independence Day Celebration

With every hotel room in town booked and the sun shining on the Straits, St. Ignace celebrated the country's 232nd birthday the best way small town America can, with a parade, children's games, a community picnic, and fireworks. More...

Record Times Fall, Largest Field at 26th Black Bear 6K, 12K Run/Walk

230 Runners Set New Record at Engadine, Naubinway Race

The men's 6K and 12K and women's 6K record times were shattered during the 26th Annual Engadine/ Naubinway Black Bear Run Friday, July 4.This year's event also saw its largest field of runners, with 230 participating. More...

Opinion

May Know Writer's Identity for Old Letter Found in Desk

To the Editor: It was with great interest that we read the article in the June 5 issue of The St. Ignace News, about the letter found in an old piece of furniture. More...


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