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EUP Needs Cell Phone Upgrades

Regional Trends - Infrastructure

A story in The St. Ignace News' series bringing our readers fresh perspectives on the top issues facing the Straits area and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Track, Racers in Top Shape for I-500

This Weekend

"The track looks wonderful and Mother Nature has been absolutely fantastic for us this year," said Jan Bailey of this weekend's I-500 snowmobile race. Ms. Bailey is on the event planning committee. More...

Horse-drawn Sleigh Ride To Highlight Winter Festival

Mackinac Island

The 33rd annual Mackinac Island Winter Festival will feature outdoor activities at Great Turtle Park Saturday, February 7, and indoor activities at Mackinac Island Public School Sunday, February 8. More...

Local Program To Curb Ash Borer May Have National Significance

Fight Against Bug Continues - With Different Tactic

In the battle taking place across the U.S. and Canada to eliminate the emerald ash borer, the bug is winning, but a pilot program in St. Ignace and Moran could change that. More...

News

Revised U.S. Border Crossing Policy Solves Long Delays

New border crossing policies delayed local residents crossing between Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, recently, but the matter was resolved last week at the urging of U.S. More...

Pre-trial for Tribal Officer Drunk Driving Case Set for Feb. 24

A pretrial hearing for local tribal police officer Ray Severance is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, in 92nd District Court in St. Ignace. Mr. Severance is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving. More...

County Commissioners' 2008 Earnings Include Salary, Meetings

Mackinac County commissioners make $4,222 a year in base salary and the commission chair earns $5,049 annually. The five board members additionally are paid $60 per day for meetings. More...

Sports

Weekly Fishing Report

Brevort Lake Perch and walleye are biting more on Brevort Lake, but still not in large numbers, said Jim Everson of St. Ignace. He said walleye are biting better in the evening on wigglers, minnows, and Russian spoons. More...

Girls Basketball

Saints Inch Closer To Clinch SAC Crown The St. Ignace Saints took one step closer to the girls basketball title of Straits Area Conference (SAC) with a 55-46 road win over the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils Friday, January 30. More...

Girls/Boys Basketball - Upcoming Games

*(GB - Girls Basketball; BB - Boys Basketball) February 5 (Thursday) GB Cedarville at Rudyard GB DeTour at Pickford BB Rogers City at St. Ignace February 6 (Friday) BB Cedarville at Engadine BB Pickford at DeTour GB Rogers City at St. More...

Opinion

Bridge Authority Workers Offer Assistance

To the Editor: Thursday, January 29, I had the misfortune of having a flat tire as I pulled out of the toll booth on my way southbound on the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Short 'Rainbows' Are Sundogs

To the Editor: In regard to Jeannette Doud's column about short "rainbows" around the sun in the January 15 issue of The St. More...

City Council Hits Snag Over Publishing Audit Report

Review of Charter Continues; Changes Proposed

Publication of the city's audit report proved to be a major stumbling block to any decision on the City Charter as the St. More...

Ice Follies Will Feature Local Talent This Sunday

National champion figure skaters will take to the ice, performing in the fourth annual Ice Follies at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Sunday, February 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Mother, Teen Daughter Will Compete at Mackinaw Mush

Racing sled dogs is a family affair for the Menard family of Cheboygan. Mother Tanya and her two teenage daughters, Brittany, 18, and Eran, 13, have been racing sled dogs for a combined total of 10 years. More...

Mackinac Straits, Petoskey To Share Resources

Both Hospitals To Benefit Under New Plan

A formal plan to share resources with the hospital in Petoskey will foster conversion to digital medical records, save money on purchases, and may eventually provide additional specialty services to patients at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. More...

Wisconsin Tourism Promoters Come Up With Original Appeal

State's New Brand Manager Explains How Campaign Will Be Brought to Community Level

Regional Trends - Tourism A story in The St. Ignace News' series bringing our readers fresh perspectives on the top issues facing the Straits area and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. "You have to give them emotional reasons" to buy. More...

Social

Wedding

Warren, Runt

Sara Jo Warren and Kevin James Runt of Hartland, Wisconsin, were united in marriage December 20, 2008, at Saxe's Restaurant in Delafield, Wisconsin. Martin Binn officiated. The bride is the daughter of Janet and Greg Warren of St. More...

Mardi Link Presents 'When Evil Came to Good Hart' Wednesday

"When Evil came to Good Hart" is the title of the Mackinaw Area Public Library's next winter program Wednesday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at the library in Mackinaw City. More...

Matson Snags 37-inch Pike

Chris Matson of Moran caught a 37-inch pike while fishing on Brevort Lake Friday, January 23. (Matson family photograph) More...

Obituaries

Dr. Herbert Hamel

Dr. Herbert E. Hamel, 91, of St. Ignace practiced medicine in St. Ignace for 32 years. A U.S. More...

Charles Hill

Charles Nelson Hill, 56, of Pickford, died Monday, January 26, 2009, in a fire at his home. He was born August 20, 1952, at home in Marquette Township in Pickford to Harold Richard and Etta Marie (nee Wonnacott) Hill. Mr. More...

Newman Bergh

Newman H. Bergh of Newberry, a 1937 graduate of LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, died Friday afternoon, January 30, 2009, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. He was 88. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Candidates Swarm for Faraway Guv Race

Although it's been a mere three months since the 2008 election, the political trail already abounds with prospects for the 2010 gubernatorial election that is 21 months away. More...

Mackinac Island

It has been a very busy weekend on Mackinac. There is beauty everywhere. The picturesque snow covering the ground makes great trails for skiing and winter sports of every kind. More...

Rexton-Garnet

The story is, six more weeks of winter, and by the looks of things outside, it could even be longer than that. More...


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