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'Community Care' Event Offers Services To Needy

Borrowing the idea of "onestop shopping," social service agencies in Mackinac County will bring all of their services and information together for one day in one place, even providing free transportation and a hot meal, to better reach families who More...

Shooting Claims Life of Young St. Ignace Man

Roach Jailed on 3 Charges

Tragedy struck St. Ignace just before midnight Tuesday, October 28, when 19-year-old Seth Tamlyn was fatally shot at an apartment on US-2 in Moran Township. Twenty-one-year-old Roy Roach of St. Ignace, who was said to be a good friend of Mr. More...

Bankers Say Local Business Lending Still Available, Despite National Crisis

This Year Was Toughest, Businesses Say

Despite the economic downturn that has challenged state and local businesses this year, local bankers say they anticipate business picking up again in about two years, and they advise business owners who are struggling now not to put off seeking fi More...

Fort de Buade Now To Remain Open Year-around

St. Ignace Museum Ends Year $545 in Red

The Michilimackinac Historical Society will receive $5,000 to cover Fort de Buade museum expenses for November and December. The money will come from funds earmarked for the museum and given to the city annually by the Sault Ste. More...

Group Wants Phosphorous in Cedarville Bay Reduced

In an ongoing dispute about how to deal with the overgrown weeds in Cedarville Bay, and what may have caused their rapid growth, a local citizens group and biologists with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) agree that water testing in t More...

News

A Veteran's Story Among Many: Island Soldier's WWII Valor Recalled by Family

Surrounded by death, smoke, and on foreign soil, Charles "Gee" Cadreau found himself standing dazed and injured, but alive, having held off a German flanking attack. More...

Football Game, Nov. 1 Events Behind Trick or Treat Decision

City Reschedules Halloween Activity...

Danger to children from traffic for a football playoff game in St. Ignace on Halloween Friday, October 31, caused city officials to reschedule trick-or-treat activity to Thursday. The change was announced by the city Monday, October 27. More...

Costumes on Parade...

The annual parade of costumes at St. Ignace Elementary School is held for students from developmental kindergarten through seventh grade. More...

Obituaries

Dale Beaudoin

Dale Beaudoin, 54, of Moran died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at his home on Charles Moran Road. He was born in St. Ignace September 12, 1954, to Wilfred "Willie" and Anna Mae (nee Soeltner) Beaudoin. More...

Seth Tamlyn

Seth Tamlyn, 19, of St. Ignace, died Tuesday evening, October 28, 2008, at a friend's apartment in Moran Township, as the result of a gunshot wound. He was born December 19, 1988, in Cheboygan to Steven and JoAnne (nee Kompsi) Tamlyn. More...

John Hood

John Hood, 78, of Caffey, died Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at Helen Joy Newberry Hospital, after a six-month illness. He was born in Munising, May 20, 1930, to Ellis and Gertrude (nee Lewis) Hood. He was one of 16 children. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Past Michigan Guvs Had Bigger National Roles

Over the decades, Michigan governors have played pivotal roles in presidential campaigns. Not this year. Worried about re-election in 1936, President Franklin D. More...

DEAL ME IN

Progressives Are In No Way A "Cluck-For-The- Buck" Deal

Dear Mark: I enjoy playing those super jackpot progressive slot machines because it gives me the greatest return for a small investment. Is this sound and sensible gambling? Oliver P. More...

St.Ignace

What great weather we're having, as temperatures rise into the 50s Friday, October 31. The United Methodist Church's 93rd annual turkey dinner is this Thursday, November 6, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at LaSalle High School. More...

Dunn's Work Will Be School Memorial

Randolph Dunn has been welding metals for more than 30 years. He can make every type of weld on just about any type of metal. About 18 years ago, Mr. Dunn started welding scraps together, making small artistic sculptures. More...

New Navy Combat Ship Tries Her Power at Straits

Designed for Speed of More Than 45 Knots

"Fast, Fearless, Focused" is the motto of the new U.S. Navy vessel that sailed into the Straits over the weekend, and anchored off shore of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. More...

Events Will Honor Vets

Veterans Day Is November 11

Veterans Day Tuesday, November 11, marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. Veterans of all wars are honored on that day. More...

Voting Lines Form Early in St. Ignace

Election worker Judy Massey (left) checks the identification of Allen Foster, 18, who is voting in his first election Tuesday, November 4, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

Halloween Treat

This Year, Warm Weather Marks Festivities

"I have a lot of candy," said Halloween pirate Lauren Miller, 5, (left) of Cedarville. While trick-or-treating on Church Street in St. More...

9% More Cut From City Road Funds

Over the last nine years, St. Ignace has experienced a loss in revenue of about $72,800, receiving 58.8% less money to pay for plowing and sweeping the city's main thoroughfare, the I-75 business loop. More...

Social

Old-Fashioned Christmas Is Planned in Les Cheneaux

Strolling carolers, tree lighting ceremonies, roasting chestnuts, and the arrival of Santa will be part of the Les Cheneaux Old Fashioned Christmas celebration. More...

Yake, Neuschwander

Wedding

Timothy Bruce Neuschwander of Pleasanton, California, and Jennifer Elizabeth Yake of St. Ignace were united in marriage Saturday, September 27, 2008, at St. Ignatius Loyola Church with Father All Mott and Father Norbert Landereville officiating. More...

Turkey Shoot Will Test Skills November 8

A turkey shoot that will test shooters' skills will be held at Mackinac Straits Shooters Association's shooting range on Castle Rock Road at M-123 near Moran, at noon Saturday, November 8. The event is open to the public. More...

Sports

Saints Post 1st Playoff Win Since 2003 With 49-6 Victory Over Broncos

The St. Ignace Saints posted their first playoff victory since 2003 with a 49-6 win over the Bark River- Harris Broncos in a Region 1/ District 2 game in the state football Division 8 playoffs at St. Ignace Friday, October 31. More...

St. Ignace, Cedarville To Battle For District Football Crown

The anticipated match-up between the veterans of Division 8, the Cedarville Trojans, against the newcomers on the block, the St. More...

Trojans Blank Snowbirds 30-0; Earn Trip To Division 8 District Finals

The Cedarville Trojans improved their unbeaten streak to 10-0 and advanced to the second round of the Division 8 regional playoffs with a 30-0 shutout of the Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds at Cedarville Friday, October 31. More...

Opinion

Give True Commuters a Break

To the Editor: I've been reading in the past weeks about the commuter cards the Mackinac Bridge Authority issues. I'm a commuter. More...

Questioning Placement of Election Signs

To the Editor: By the time you read this letter, everyone will have made their choice of elected officials for federal, state, and county offices. More...

Trick-or-treat Date Change Causes Concern

To the Editor: "Mom, why do we need to listen to that man and trick-or-treat tonight, when Halloween is really tomorrow? Can't we just go then? This is the question from a five-year-old the morning of Thursday, October 30. More...


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