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Hay Days Highlights Heritage

Pickford Parade Will Be Saturday

Adorned with blooms to highlight this year's "Flower Power" theme, the Hay Days Parade will proceed through Pickford Saturday, August 2. More...

Waterfront Land Debate Packs Village Hall

Shepler Says Company Is Threatened by Rezoning Move at Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is poised to choose between two development options, and Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, a company invested in the area for more than 50 years, is caught in the conflict. More...

New Attractions To Be Featured at Historic Village Summer Celebration

Mackinaw City Event Will Be August 2

There are lots of new things to see at the Mackinac Area Historical Society's Summer Celebration Saturday, August 2. More...

Youth Now Taking Tennis Lessons on City Court

Tennis lessons are back in St. Ignace, and more classes will offered in the future. They are taught by Jim Clement of St. Ignace, with the help of his family dog and ball retriever, Cali. More...

News

Work Begins on New Arena Room

The footings were poured Friday morning, July 25, for the new cardiovascular exercise room at Little Bear East Arena. St. More...

Evangelist Will Visit Hessel Church

Evangelist Charles Kempf will visit Lighthouse Baptist Church in Hessel Sunday, August 3, through Friday, August 8. Services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. each weekday. More...

Rental Rehab Proposed at St. Ignace

Meeting Is Wednesday for Interested Property Owners

A Rental Rehab Program designed to help improve and make available more rental housing in St. More...

Obituaries

A. Victor Abnee III

A. Victor Abnee III, 56, of Chicago and a seasonal resident of Cedarville, died Friday, July 25, 2008, following a brief illness. More...

Wilma Krino

Wilma Krino, 93, a Cedarville summer resident, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She was born December 31, 1914, to Edward and Anna Marie Esch in Cuyahoga Falls. Mrs. More...

Jean Sayles

Jean E. Sayles, 83, a lifelong Newberry area resident, owned and operated the Falls Hotel for more than 30 years. Mrs. Sayles passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Newberry Assisted Living Facility. More...

Fish Feast Draws 1,500+ to St. Ignace Marina

Last weekend's St. Ignace Fish Feast and Mackinac Bridge Celebration was judged a success by organizers and vendors, who sold $20,000 worth of tickets at the event and are already planning improvements for next year's Fish Feast. More...

Bus Station Pulls Ahead

Work May Begin in Fall

Busses could roll into a new St. Ignace bus station as early as May 2009. The $1.3 million depot, to be built on the corner of US-2 and Church Street, is moving forward again, and Tuesday, July 15, the St. More...

More Than 600 Attend LaSalle Reunion

More than 600 people traveling from 25 states and Ontario filled Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center in St. Ignace Friday night, July 25, in hopes of seeing the familiar faces of old friends. They weren't disappointed. More...

Mackinaw Boys To Play at Historic Village Saturday

Surrounded by fans, dressed in historical base ball regalia, John "Sewer Rat" Martin looked toward his first striker on the field in July 2006. More...

August 5 Primary Requires Voting Along Party Lines

When 9,483 registered voters head to one of 14 precincts in Mackinac County to cast their ballots in the Tuesday, August 5, primary election, they will be voting along party lines, as required by state law. More...

Social

DeTour Marina Concert Is Saturday

The next Music at the Marina Concert in DeTour will be Saturday, August 2, after the spaghetti dinner benefit for Emergency Services, with the DeTour Band performing. All concerts are from 7:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Salmon Derby Cancelled

The St. Ignace Salmon Derby set for Saturday, August 23, has been cancelled for this year as a result of a lack of participation, according to the Chamber of Commerce. More...

Sparrow Project Will Meet August 14

Sparrow Project will meet Thursday, August 14, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace. A guest speaker will discuss Social Security. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Youth Soccer League Kicks Off

The Marlee's Cruisers soccer team includes (not in order) Jayde Fraser, Lucas Hill, Marlee Huskey, Addison Cheeseman, Olivia Champion, Lauren Lee, Caleb Brown, Hunter Brown, Chance Morningstar, Azalea Brady, Anna Hart, and Coach Bill Fraser. More...

Scramble for Life Benefit Will Take Place August 23

A Scramble for Life benefit golf tournament will be held at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club Saturday, August 23. Registration and a putting contest will begin at noon, with tee-off at 1 p.m. Entry is limited to the first 27 paid teams. More...

Munoscong Horseshoe, Golf League Results

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Frank and Jim's 49, Oops and Whoops 46, Joe's Bar and Grill 44, Chippewa Animal Clinic 32, and Northern Floor Covering 28. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Environmentalist Urges Caution on Great Lakes Compact

The summer ride of Dave Dempsey underscores his rising role as the Paul Revere of the Great Lakes, sounding battle cries against those who menace their waters. His lantern is the written word. More...

St.Ignace

The city was very busy last weekend, as the all-class reunion and Fish Fest were taking place in town, drawing travelers, local people, and many graduates of LaSalle High School. More...

Pickford

A swine fitting and showing clinic was hosted by Galloway's Red Clay Ranch Monday, July 21, and presented by Abbie Galloway, 14, and Christine Galloway, 12. More...


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