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City Sewer Project Moves Toward Fall Construction

Contract Bids Accepted; Cost Higher Than Projected

Improvements to the city's wastewater system moved closer to a fall construction start when St. Ignace City Council accepted two bids totaling $3,376,212 Monday, August 4. More...

Krause Family Setting Up Temporary Office After Fire

Blaze Destroys Mackinac Ford Sales Garage

An early morning fire destroyed the Mackinac Ford Sales garage on US-2 near St. Ignace Monday, August 4. No one was injured. The roof collapsed on two vehicles that were parked inside the building. The attached automobile showroom, said St. More...

Redesign Credited for Attendance Surge of 20% at Mill Creek Discovery Park

But MSH Parks Down 5% Overall This Summer

Since the opening of its newest features in June, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park near Mackinaw City has increased its attendance close to 20%, a great achievement considering attendance at Mackinac State Historic Parks is down 5% overall, direc More...

Truck Scales Upgraded at Mackinac Bridge

Accurate screening of trucks and other commercial vehicles was set in place last month at the Mackinac Bridge as 13-year-old weigh-inmotion scales were rebuilt and the system's computer software was upgraded. More...

News

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation Grants Total $66,000+

More than $66,000 in grants, scholarships, and endowments to benefit the Les Cheneaux community was awarded by the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation in its spring grant program. More...

Accident Claims Life of Rudyard Man

A two-vehicle traffic crash took the life of a Rudyard man Tuesday, July 29, at 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of M-48 and Centerline in Rudyard. More...

Vote Delayed on Shepler Property Zoning

A vote on whether to re-zone Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry property in Mackinaw City, planned for the Thursday, August 7, meeting of the Mackinaw City Village Council, will not take place August 7. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Team Tops CCSS Youth Baseball League

The St. Ignace "black" team for 12- to 14-year-old baseball players finished the season with an 11-2 overall record and won the CCSS playoff title after defeating the St. Ignace "gold" team 20-0, Brimley 19-7, and Rudyard 13-1. More...

Rudyard Lions Summerfest Triathlon and 5K Run Results

The overall winners for the 12th annual Rudyard Lions Summerfest Triathlon and 5K Run, Sunday, July 27, in Rudyard, were Tim Pearson (17:51) of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Rebecca Malaski (25:15) of Rudyard. More...

Horseshoe League Results

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Frank and Jim's 55, Oops and Whoops 51, Joe's Bar and Grill 47, Chippewa Animal Clinic 34, and Northern Floor Covering 30. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

History of Detroit Mayors: Thugs, Jailbirds, and Overachievers

If pending charges against scandal-plagued Kwame Kilpatrick lead to prison, he would be the third among Detroit's 57 mayors to become a jailbird. Republican Richard W. More...

Mackinac Island

Friday evening, July 25, a strange and sudden storm hit our area. High winds with fierce lightning and thunder came in the early hours of the evening. More...

St.Ignace

After a tour of the Upper Peninsula, including Copper Harbor, I'm back in my hometown of St. Ignace. There is lots of history and beauty in our state. The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor was the scene of the Thimbleberry Festival. More...

Antique Wooden Boat Show Is Saturday at Hessel

Three hours before the Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 9, the Hessel community is busy with activity. More...

Goehring Honored at Show

In 1975, two years before the Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show began, Annegret Goehring helped create the Festival of Arts. More...

Tribe Lays Off 2% of Workforce

Approximately 50 jobs, including 17 middle-management and supervisory positions in Upper Peninsula casinos, will be cut by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in early August. More...

Sports To Be Focus for St. Ignace Event

Recreational sports and related activities for the entire family will be the focus of the first St. Ignace Summer Daze. Events begin Thursday, August 7, and run through Saturday, August 9. More...

Champion Climber Returns to Festival

Ironworkers To Gather at Mackinaw City This Weekend

"All my life I've loved climbing. Trees. Houses. Anything. More...

Capt. Heffernan Pulls Teen From Water

Eric Heffernan, a captain for Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, saved a teenage girl from drowning after she fell under the gangway while the boat was docked on Mackinac Island Monday, July 14. More...

Mackinac County To Share in $1.6 Million Police Grants

Police agencies in Mackinac County have learned they will share in a $1.6 million federal grant to be received by Chippewa County, Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait reported July 31. More...

Social

Great Start To Host Family Fun Night

A children's carnival will take place Thursday, August 7, from 5: 50 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sault Tribe Head Start Building in Sault Ste. Marie. This event is free and open to the public. Dinner and free books for children will be provided. More...

Northland Players Plan Play Auditions

The Northland Players will have auditions for the November production of "Moon Over Buffalo" Monday, August 11, and Tuesday, August 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northland Players Theater Center at 229 Backus Street in Cheboygan. More...

'Back to School' Event Is Aug. 26

Great Start will host "Back to School" activities Tuesday, August 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Ignace Elementary School playground. This event is designed to help children prepare for kindergarten. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Shawver

Associated Press (AP) correspondent Thomas Lyle Shawver, 81, of Lansing, died Friday, July 25, 2008. Mr. Shawver was one of more than 300 reporters who covered the 1957 opening of the Mackinac Bridge. More...

John Fenlon

John Gerard Fenlon, 52, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born August 7, 1955, in St. Ignace to John R. and Rena May (nee Cleary) Fenlon. Mr. More...

Thomas Jarvie

Thomas James Jarvie, 25, of Rudyard, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. He was born September 28, 1982, in Sault Ste. Marie. Mr. Jarvie was a lifelong Rudyard resident. More...


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