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16 New Signs Highlight City's Points of Interest

Downtown St. Ignace

Signs designed to help visitors make their way around the St. More...

College in St. Ignace Is Goal of New Group

Need 10 Students To Offer NCMC Classes Here

Freshman level college classes could be offered in St. Ignace as early as January. More...

Corvettes To Be Displayed Saturday

About 300 Cars Expected for Mackinaw City Show

"It's kind of hard to find someone who doesn't have a love affair with a Corvette," said Patrick Dolan of Laingsburg, whose attention was caught by the sleek vehicles early in the mid-'60s. He got his hands on his first Corvette in 1967. More...

Mackinac Island School District Hires Waite as Science Teacher

The Mackinac Island Public School board of education voted unanimously at a special meeting Thursday, July 31, to hire Richard Waite of Cheboygan as the new high school science teacher. Mr. More...

News

St. Ignace School District Will Begin Year With Half Day Tuesday, September 2

The 2008-2009 school year will get underway for St. Ignace Area Schools students and staff Tuesday, September 2. More...

LaSalle Registration Is August 27, 28

LaSalle High School in St. Ignace will hold student registration days Wednesday, August 27, for ninth and 10th grades, and Thursday, August 28, for 11th and 12th grades. Students are asked to come to the school office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. More...

US-2 Crash Claims Life of Indiana Man

A traffic accident took the life of a Portage, Indiana, man Wednesday, August 13, at 2:45 p.m. on US-2 west of St. Ignace, near Cheeseman Road. An eastbound motor home crossed the centerline and struck a westbound semi-truck. More...

Sports

Olsen, Visnaw Win Individual Golf Titles

Brian Olsen (154) won his first title and Ruth Visnaw (174) captured her third crown during St. Ignace Golf Club championships Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17. More...

Horseshoe and Golf League Results

Dan's Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Oops and Whoops 63, Joe's Bar and Grill 61, Frank and Jim's 57, Chippewa Animal Clinic 42, and Northern Floor Covering 33. More...

St. Ignace Youth Participate in Track and Field

The following are the results of the Summer Daze track and field events held Saturday, August 9 in St. Ignace. Long Jump Younger Than 6: Hallie Marshall, first place. More...

Opinion

Former Tribe Employee Says It's Time To Move on After Layoffs

To the Editor: I am one of the former employees who lost their jobs with the Sault Tribe due to the recent cutbacks. I cannot and will not single out individuals to blame for this sudden loss of wages and benefits to my tribal family. More...

Fair Zoning Decision for Shepler Would Be B-2

To the Editor: Is Shepler's zoning process Mackinaw City's "spotted owl" equivalent? More...

Hospital Gets Break on City Water System Connection

Council Learns Marina Down by 10%; Ash Tree Grant Awarded

Cool and wet weather and high gasoline prices have caused Michigan boaters to curtail excursions and even leave their boats tied up at home, St. Ignace marina director Gene Elmer told the city council Monday night, August 18. More...

St. Onge Is Lead Teacher; Special Ed Post Is Vacant

Les Cheneaux Community Schools

New principal Amy Scott has named science teacher Kevin St. Onge to be lead teacher for kindergarten through-grade12 at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. More...

Rendezvous at the Straits Begins Sat.

The Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyageur Encampment and Powwow is set for Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, at the Father Marquette Memorial in St. Ignace. The event is open to the public and begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. More...

Chippewa County Fair Begins Sun.

The Chippewa County fair in Kinross begins Sunday, August 24, and continues through Monday, September 1. More...

U.P. Walkers Want To Raise Awareness About Sulfide Mining

Group Expected in St. Ignace Before Bridge Walk

Seeking to raise awareness about the potential dangers of sulfide and uranium mining on communities and watersheds in the Upper Peninsula, a group began to walk across the U.P. Monday, August 18, holding rallies along the way. More...

Station St. Ignace Welcomes Four to Crew

Coast Guard Operations Petty Officer Matt Reisinger has returned to Station St. More...

Social

'Catholic Girls' Will Perform in Final Summer Concert at Marina

Catholic Girls Gone Bad will be featured in a Locals on the Bay concert Wednesday, August 27, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Marina. The vocal duo/guitarists Ann Marie Dewey and Mary Beth Maurer play standards, classic rock, folk, and country music. More...

Mia Johnson To Perform in Sault Ste. Marie August 22

Performing songwriter and Cedarville native Mia Johnson returns to the Eastern U.P. to perform on the stage of downtown Sault Ste. More...

Pat, Maureen Brady Mark Golden Anniversary July 25

Pat and Maureen Brady of St. Ignace welcomed family and friends to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at Black Forest Restaurant in Frankenmuth Friday, July 25. More...

Obituaries

Geneva Buchko

Geneva Mae (nee Vincent) Buchko, 77, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008. She was born April 9, 1931, in Naubinway to John Louis and Genevieve (nee Paquin) Vincent. She was one of 16 children in the family. More...

Donald Smith

Donald K. Smith, 90, of Engadine, was a decorated World War II Army veteran. Mr. Smith died Friday, August 8, 2008, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Dorothy Wolter

Dorothy Adeline Wolter, 86, of St. Ignace, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008. She was born May 3, 1922, to Robert and Jessie (nee Leach) Elliot in Romeo. Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Prez Candidates Finally Looking to Michigan

Early in the presidential primary season, Michigan got a cold shoulder, mostly from national Democrats who were more adamant than GOP leaders in opposing the state's challenge of the stranglehold that New Hampshire and Iowa have on the early nomina More...

Mackinac Island

Linda Sue Moskwa, 47, passed away Sunday, August 3, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, with her family at her side. She fought bravely for eight months, after a lung cancer diagnosis. More...

Rexton-Garnet

We've had a few picture-perfect U.P. days with warm breezes, bright sunshine, and delightful temperatures. The folks in our tiny towns have been filling up their berry buckets with what has turned out to be a bumper blueberry crop. More...


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