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Jim Brown Dies at 87

St. Ignace community leader and longtime businessman Jim Brown died at the age of 87 Tuesday, September 2. Mr. Brown's obituary is on page 17 of this issue. More...

57% Sewer Increase Considered

Billing Error Discovered

Clark Township A 57% increase in quarterly sewer rates plus a 3% yearly increase to address inflation is under consideration by the Clark Township Board of Trustees. Any increases could be seen by residents as early as their December bill. More...

U.P. Campgrounds See Decline This Summer

Sites Near St. Ignace Fare Better Than Most

Cool early summer weather and a spike in gas prices later in the season decreased campground use, especially in the Upper Peninsula. More...

School Bells Ring Tuesday, September 2

Students Head Back to Class in EUP Communities

Above: Kathy Marshall (right) greets St. Ignace Elementary School students (from left) Jayden Biron, Dakota Gallagher, Arinna Potts, Madison Barkley, and Angel Hutchins on their first day of school Tuesday, September 2. More...

News

Arts Dockside Crowds Enjoy Crafts, Entertainment at St. Ignace Marina

Crowds strolled through Arts Dockside this weekend near the St. Ignace Marina, shopping for gifts or handmade items for the home. More...

Missionaries Hester, Kasper Serve in Mexico

Les Cheneaux Men Share Experiences as Volunteers in Impoverished Tijuana

"The best thing about it was seeing the children smile ear to ear," said 13-year-old missionary Joshua Hester of the Les Cheneaux Christian Fellowship Church, who recently completed his first trip to Tijuana, Mexico. More...

Mud Run Will Be Saturday

St. Ignace

Mud will begin flying at noon Saturday, September 6, for the last St. Ignace Mud Run of the year. Admission is $5, and children younger than 12 are admitted free. More...

Sports

Defense Lifts St. Ignace Saints to 43-22 Non-League Win Over Rayders

The St. More...

Cedarville Cruises Past Posen 51-7; Rudyard Downs Harbor Springs 38-20

Trojans Cruise Past Posen The Cedarville Trojans football team recorded four touchdowns in the first quarter and cruised to a 51-7 non-conference decision over Posen, posting the first career varsity win for Coach Scott Barr Friday, August 29. More...

Eagles Drop Season Opener to St. Basil of Ontario

Engadine dropped the season opener to St. Basil of Ontario, 52- 15, Saturday, August 30. "Overall I was pleased with our effort," said Eagles first year Coach Lester Livermore Jr. More...

Opinion

Rendezvous an Outstanding Way To Learn About Michigan History

To the Editor: Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow: What an outstanding way to learn about early Michigan history and about the people who created it. More...

County Residents Are Fortunate To Have Emergency Rescue Agencies

To the Editor: I will never again take for granted the emergency rescue agencies in our community. The care I received after a serious accident on I-75 last Friday was phenomenal. The people of St. More...

Those Making Zoning Decision Must Know the Facts

To the Editor: The Mackinaw City Village Council should vote "no" September 4 to the Planning Commission's recommendation to restrictively rezone Shepler's parcels 33 and 37 to marina commercial (MC) status, a zoning status that doesn't even provi More...

City Sewer Funding Lost, Then Restored by Appeal

Lackadaisical fiscal oversight by the St. Ignace City Council nearly cost citizens $3.8 million in lowinterest loans for a state-required sewage project last month. More...

40,000 Walk Mackinac Bridge

About 40,000 walkers crossed the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Monday, September 1, approximately 17,000 fewer than last year. More...

Sault Tribe Wins Kewadin Shores Casino Lawsuit

Eliminates Doubt About Eligible Gaming Land

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has won its lawsuit for the right to offer gaming on a parcel of land that houses Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace. The tribe has been operating in its new casino in St. More...

103rd Stalwart Fair Celebrates Agricultural Heritage This Week

For more than 100 years, the Stalwart Fair has celebrated the agricultural heritage of the Eastern Upper Peninsula by hosting displays and competitions involving crafts, food, livestock, and games. More...

Memorial Park Dedication Draws Veterans From All Military Branches to Cedarville

"It is good to see this treatment of veterans. More...

Saving Paradise Fund Used for Burt Twp. School

Will Impact Mackinac Island, DeTour Schools

School administrators Seth Hoopingarner and Penny Barney have been battling to keep the doors open at Burt Township School in Grand Marais for two years, and now, owing to a reallocation in the state aid Section 22d funding, known as the Saving Par More...

Social

Charlotte Gamble Marks 104th Birthday Aug. 19

Charlotte Gamble of St. Ignace celebrated her 104th birthday Tuesday, August 19. She is a resident of Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care, and celebrated with other Long Term Care residents, family, and friends, who enjoyed cake and ice cream. More...

Couch Nabs Largest Fish; 25 Boats Compete in Derby

Twenty-five boats were registered in the sixth annual Slammin' Salmon Derby, which took place in the Les Cheneaux Islands Saturday, August 16. More...

Birth

Jayna Lawrence

Erik and Jodi (nee Riegel) Lawrence of Kingsley announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Jayna Brooke, born Saturday, August 16, 2008, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. More...

Obituaries

Theodore O'Polka

Theodore Leo O'Polka, 58, of Stalwart, died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 27, 2008, doing what he loved, farming. He was born June 1, 1950, in Sault Ste. Marie. A lifelong resident of Stalwart, Mr. More...

Gerald Honeycutt

Gerald E. Honeycutt, 59, of Bellville, was in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles." He served in Vietnam and received the Silver Star for valor. He retired from Ford Motor Company. Mr. More...

Lucia Hagen

A memorial service is planned for Lucia Aline Hagen Saturday, September 6, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Good Shepard on Prospect Street in St. Ignace. Phil Schaeffer will lead the service. Mrs. Hagen died June 7, 2008. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michiganians on Prez Slates Are Few and Failed

Barack Obama and John McCain each had politicians with Michigan ties, one extremely slight, on their widely trumpeted running mate "short list," which often amounts to little more than a stroke list. Both ended up last week as also-rans. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. It won't be long now for the fall color show to begin. There have been some hints of color peeking through already on a few maple trees. More...

Mackinac Island

Following the heavy rainfall of last week, never have I seen the Island so clean and very beautiful. Crossing from St. Ignace, we could see that Mackinac stood proud and green. The tall trees took on a fresh look of green. More...


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