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DEQ Says Sewer Not To Blame

Cedarville Bay Weed Growth

In the struggle to cleanse Cedarville Bay of excessive weed growth that has reduced boater traffic and damaged the local economy, citizen groups suggest that sewage treatment discharge into the bay is nurturing plants and must be redirected. More...

Downtown Ash Trees Pulled

Ash trees that line State Street in St. Ignace, including those between Truckey and Goudreau streets, were removed Monday, October 13, and will be replaced by Japanese lilac and maple trees. More...

New Van Needed for Veterans Program

Disabled American Veterans Straits Chapter 93 of St. Ignace is seeking to replace the van used to transport local veterans to medical appointments. The chapter is planning a fish fry fundraiser Saturday, October 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

News

Volunteers Needed To Serve on Foster Care Review Board

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Foster Care Review Board, the State Court Administrative Office of the Michigan Supreme Court reports. Citizens interested in becoming a board member may call (989) 732-0494 for an application. More...

Mill Creek's Discovery Park Receives Excellence Award

The revitalized Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park in Mackinaw City received the Quest for Excellence Institutional Achievement Award by the Michigan Museum Association. More...

Police Investigate Restaurant Theft

A breaking and entering occurred at the Lockview Restaurant on West Portage Street in Sault Ste. Marie August 10, between 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., and a safe containing an undisclosed amount of money was stolen. More...

Sports

Saints Homecoming Comeback Falls Short to Sault Blue Devils 21-16

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Trojans Maintain Perfect 7-0 Record With Win

Cedarville Posts 16th Straight Regular Season Victory

The Cedarville Trojans remain undefeated at 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Eastern Football League after recording a 43-6 conference decision over the North Central Jets Friday, October 10. More...

Engadine Drops Homecoming Game to Pickford

The Pickford Panthers took a 20-0 lead early in the first quarter and hung on to post a 34-20 Mid- Eastern Football League win against conference foe Engadine Eagles Friday, October 10. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Obama Takes Advantage of McCain's Michigan Pullout

Atop the Michigan ballot, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is in good shape, based on polling and the demoralizing impact on fellow Republicans of John McCain's puzzling pullout from a state where he had much going for him. More...

St.Ignace

Lila Massey, a lifelong resident of St. Ignace, is doing great. She keeps busy and looks forward to hearing from family and friends. Doug St. Andrew was a patient in Traverse City last week, where he underwent hip surgery. More...

Rexton-Garnet

If this is fall weather, bring it on. What an absolutely beautiful weekend we had for mid-October. It seemed as though every four-wheeler in the county was out and about on the back roads. More...

New Rule Expands ORV Travel on County Roads

Can Be for Any Purpose, Not Just Trail Access

Off-road vehicles (ORVs) now can be driven on Mackinac County roads for any purpose, not just to access trails. The change to county rules came when commissioners passed an ordinance Thursday, October 9, following state approval this summer. More...

DDA Backs Fireworks, Hospitality Training Plan

Learns Transportation Museum Not Funded

A Saturday night fireworks program considered for next summer received the support of the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA), which made a financial pledge of $5,000 Friday, October 10. More...

Kinross Ethanol Plant Gets $49.5 Million Boost

Speeds Up Plan To Convert U.P. Wood Chips to Fuel

Tapping into convenient access to the Upper Peninsula's timber resources and $49.5 million in state and federal funding, an energy company will now accelerate its construction of a $250 million plant to make ethanol fuel at Kinross. More...

Twp. Fire Hall Will Be Built for $298,000

After years of debate and failed referendums, Brevort Township is on the verge ofgetting a new fire hall, and the township voted unanimously Thursday, October 9, to accept the low bid of $298,000 to build it. More...

Andress of Mackinac Island To Display Walking Stick at Smithsonian Institution

In his 73 years, Don Andress has been known locally for many things on Mackinac Island. One thing, creating walking sticks, may make him nationally known. More...

School Auditor Advises Minor Budget Adjustments

Mackinac Island

Recommendations for minor improvements to the budget were presented to Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education during its meeting Thursday, September 25. More...

Social

Historical Society Plans French Frog Feast

The second annual French Frog Feast, featuring dinner, a museum open house, and two author book signings, will be Friday, October 17, at 6 p.m. at The Galley Restaurant in St. Ignace. More...

Jane Young Captures Fur Trade in Book

From girlhood, Jane Young of Mackinaw City has been fascinated Native Americans and how their interaction with Europeans changed them. More...

Sidewalks Will Improve Safe Routes to School at St. Ignace

District Gets $62,235 Federal Grant

By next fall, St. Ignace students will have new sidewalks leading to the school campus and drivers will be alerted to slow down on Portage Street by two flashing school zone signs. More...

Obituaries

Edward McNamara Jr.

Edward G. McNamara Jr., 92, of St. Ignace, was a Wold War II Army veteran who later enjoyed a 42-year career as Mackinac County's Friend of the Court, appointed by Governor G. Mennen Williams. More...

Ernest Van Houten

Ernest Jesse Van Houten, 86, of DeTour Village, was an Army Air Corps veteran who worked as a policeman and a volunteer firefighter, and enjoyed a 30-year career with General Motors. Mr. Van Houten died Friday, October 10, 2008, at his home. More...

John Brawley

John D. Brawley, 86, of Gould City, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Philippines during World War II. Mr. Brawley died at his home Saturday, October 11, 2008. More...

Opinion

Chamber Lacks Budget and Staff To Be Open On Weekends

To the Editor: After discussing the Letters to the Editor regarding customer service and weekend tourism office hours printed in the September 18 issue of The St. More...

Weekly Fireworks Display Would Bring More Business to Town

To the Editor: This letter is in response to a Letter to the Editor entitled "Proposal of Weekly St. Ignace Fireworks Is Distressing," that appeared in the October 9 issue of The St. Ignace News. More...


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