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3 Weekend Shows Will Focus on Art

St. Ignace Hosts Arts Dockside

A public show and sale of art, photographs, handmade crafts, and jewelry will highlight the 31st annual Arts Dockside in St. Ignace during the Labor Day weekend. More...

Art on the Lake Planned at Curtis

Michigan artists and crafters will gather in Curtis for a one-day art and music festival Saturday, August 30, at 10 a.m. on the shores of South Manistique Lake. More...

St. Ignace Officials Recognize Mackinaw City Firefighters

Cooperation between St. Ignace and Mackinaw City set a positive tone for the Mackinaw City Village Council meeting Thursday, August 21, which was attended by St. More...

Eastern White Pine at Mackinac Island's Point Lookout Recalls Native American Creation Story

Several weeks ago, I rode with a couple of friends up to Point Lookout on Mackinac Island, and I realized that the old Eastern white pine that has stood for years on the cliff overlooking Sugar Loaf has only one live branch; the rest of the tree ha More...

Show Draws 180 Corvettes to Mackinaw City

"We just think of it as a free car wash," said Dwayne Folsom of Gwinn as he polished his sleek, red, 1977 Corvette, just after heavy rain pounded the parking lot at the 19th annual Corvette Crossroads show in Mackinaw City Saturday, August 23. More...

News

Endangered Piping Plovers Find Help From Beach Patrol Program at Sand Dunes

Close monitoring and assistance to the rare piping plover this year near the Brevort sand dunes is credited with a high survival rate of chicks. More...

Island Biking Trip Raises Funds for Special Olympics

More than $4,000 was raised for local Special Olympics programs Tuesday, August 19, during the annual Bike Around Mackinac Island fundraiser. About 45 athletes and volunteers traveled to the Island from St. More...

Mackinaw City Will Help Build Pavilion at Historic Village

Construction of a pavilion at Mackinaw Historic Village will help draw visitors, especially school groups, to the park, and will be a joint project of the Mackinaw Area Historical Society and the Village of Mackinaw City. More...

Obituaries

Dr. Robert Holle

Dr. Robert L. Holle, a popular St. Ignace dentist, the former supervisor of Moran Township, and an early leader of dental treatment for disabled children, died of heart failure Friday, August 22, 2008, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Louis St. Andrew

Louis Matthew St. Andrew, infant son of Stephen St. Andrew and Kelly LaJoice of St. Ignace, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids after spending seven months in the hospital. More...

Deon 'Squeeky' Berlin

Deon "Squeeky" Berlin, 79, of Dafter, owned Berlin's Resort in Cedarville for many years. Mr. Berlin died Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

More Than 700 Old Tractors, Big Rigs Heading to St. Ignace

More than 700 antique tractors, nearly 100 customized semis and panel trucks, and restored kids pedal cars will be center stage the weekend of September 12 to September 14 during the fall truck show in St. Ignace. More...

Straits Rendezvous Celebrates Mingling of Cultures

A mingling of cultures and events steeped in tradition filled the hillside at the Father Marquette Memorial Park in St. Ignace Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, during the Rendezvous at the Straits French Voyageur Encampment and Powwow. More...

Sewer Rates To Rise in Clark Twp.

Public Meeting Is Thurs.

Sewer rates are expected to increase in Clark Township within the next few weeks. More...

Art in the Park Set for Cedarville

Few events offer the public the chance to watch artists in action, but the annual Art in the Park show in Cedarville hosts professionals who work on site, creating a variety of forms, from photographs to Native American sculptures carved from bone. More...

Former Selden's Building Taken Down

Brian Snyder of St. Ignace stopped to watch as the long-standing Selden's Marathon Service and Kalbfleish Oil Company building on North State Street in St. Ignace was torn down Wednesday, August 20. More...

Underwater Researchers Now Seeking Signs of Ancient Civilization at Straits

Divers Explore Sheer Clay Cliff Leading to Riverbed

Underwater filming began Monday, August 4, off Graham Shoal as part of an underwater exploration of the area. Divers from the 80-foot training and research vessel Pride of Michigan searched for evidence of early human inhabitants for three days. More...

Social

Bayliss Library Announces Upcoming Fall Activities

Bayliss Public Library in Sault Ste. Marie announces upcoming events for September. Cabin Fever Writers will meet Tuesday, September 2, and Tuesday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. More...

Seaman Kelso Returns from Community Relations Tour

Navy Seaman Lee Kelso, son of Marsha and Craig Kelso of St. Ignace, and the 200 sailors aboard the USS Simpson, Mayport, Florida, recently returned from a twoweek community relations deployment to Castries, St. Lucia, in the Caribbean. More...

St. Ignace Library Hosts Book Sale

St. Ignace Public Library will host its annual Labor Day weekend book sale Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. For more information, call 643-8318. More...

Sports

Ten Selected for 2009 U.P. Sports Hall of Fame Induction

Ten candidates were selected for induction into the 2009 Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame during the annual meeting of the committee Saturday, July 26, in Menominee. One of the inductees is a St. Ignace summer resident. More...

Golf League Results

Daughter, Father Win Championships at Munoscong Golf Club Chelsey O'Connor won the women's crown and her father, Barry O'Connor, the men's title during championships at the Munoscong Golf Club Saturday, August 16, and Sunday, August 17. More...

Cedarville, Mackinac Island Golfers Win Hoops Scramble

Cedarville golfers Jordan and Jason Duncan and C.J. Paquin, and Michael Gamble of Mackinac Island, won the Trojans Basketball Golf Scramble Friday, August 15, at the Les Cheneaux Golf Club in Cedarville. More...

Opinion

Mackinaw City Council Will Move Beyond Insult, Establish Zoning

To The Editor: As President of the Village of Mackinaw City, I feel compelled to respond to my friend, Dick Moehl, whose Letter to the Editor was published in the August 21 issue of The St. Ignace News. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Women Make Inroads on Benches

The seal of the Michigan Supreme Court and other judicial bodies features a robed woman with a blindfold holding the scales of justice. But getting women elected to actually judge from on the bench has been a slow process. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Engadine Consolidated Schools will open its doors Tuesday, September 2, after a summer of major repairs and renovations. New ceilings, lighting, tiles, heating units, and doors have been installed in both the elementary and high schools. More...

Mackinac Island

It's summertime on Mackinac, one of the most beautiful times of the year. More...


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