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Icy Winter To Bring Hectic Spring for Icebreaking Crew

"It's a new experience every day on the ice," said Seaman James Fiaccone on the Coast Guard icebreaking tug Biscayne Bay. "Ice never does the same thing twice when you are going across it, and it definitely depends on the type of ice. More...

1,500 Expected for Curtis Carnival Saturday

Town Prepares for 'Biggest Day of Winter'

At least 1,500 people are expected to gather in Curtis for a Winter Carnival on the ice Saturday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "This is the biggest day of the winter for the community," said Pat MacLachlan of the Curtis Chamber of Commerce. More...

New Video Drives Home the Need for Active Libraries in Public Schools

Regional Trends - Libraries 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...

Ironworkers Finish Steel at Hospital Site

Ironworkers from Local 8 and Local 340 are building the structure of the future Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace, and placed the last piece of steel Wednesday, February 4. More...

News

Economic Recovery Package To Reinvest in America

Michigan's First Congressional District

Congress will soon send an economic recovery package to President Obama that reinvests in our economy, infrastructure, and America's middle class. More...

Northern Michigan News Roundup

The news in brief from communities around the U.P. and northern Michigan

Proposed Theme Park Turned Down Near Grayling With no proof that a developer could finance the project, a proposal to sell state land near Grayling for a theme park has been rejected by Michigan officials. More...

Les Cheneaux Chamber Will Host 'Breakfast of Champions' Meetings

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce will be holding a series of breakfast meetings for chamber members to exchange ideas and network with other members. More...

Sports

Weekly Fishing Report

Brevort Lake here are lots of fish in Brevort Lake, said Jim Everson of St. Ignace - but they're not always biting. Saturday, February 7, he caught 35 perch, but didn't catch anything the following day. More...

Girls Basketball

Saints Girls Improve to 13-1, 7-0 in SAC The St. More...

Saints Girls Bowlers in First Place; Down Hurons, Blue Devils

The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team improved to 7-2 on the season and are in first place in the Northern Michigan Bowling Association Conference after defeating the Rogers City Hurons and Gaylord Blue Devils at Gateway Lanes in St. More...

Opinion

Oppose Freedom of Choice Act

To the Editor: Our new President and Congress face serious national challenges at this time, requiring all Americans to unite for the common good of all. More...

Sports Should Be Fair

To the Editor: I had a letter written pointing out my concerns over the waste of money at City Hall and was going to turn it in for this week's paper, until I read the article published last week regarding the abuse toward Coach Dorene Ingalls. More...

Cave Discovered Near Ancient Waterfall at Straits

Researcher Team To Return This Summer

Underwater researchers looking for signs of early civilization at the Straits of Mackinac have found something significant: a submerged limestone cave that they think would have once been a likely gathering spot for people. More...

'Wild West' Theme Will Mark Snowsfest Events

This Weekend at Les Cheneaux

Members of the Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club will be busy Saturday morning, February 14; the club will be hosting two events during the 2009 annual Les Cheneaux Snowsfest. More...

Exploratory Meeting Set for EDC

Economic Development

The need to generate new jobs, retain businesses, and create more employment to strengthen the community has spurred renewed interest in economic development by the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners. More...

Tagged Walleye To Come With Snowmobile

Brevort Lake Jamboree Is This Weekend

Swimming in Brevort Lake is a walleye with a special tag on it, redeemable for a new 2009 Arctic- Cat snowmobile. More...

Teams Challenged in 'Frozen Yooper Softball'

Infield ice, right field snow drifts, trying to remain standing while swinging a bat at a brightly colored softball, and a cold slide into home plate are among the challenges players will face at the fourth annual Frozen Yooper Softball Challenge S More...

Most EUP Schools Offer Active Libraries; Some Struggle With Staffing

The deficient condition of libraries in many Michigan public schools, particularly the absence of qualified school librarians, concerns the Library of Michigan, prompting its project to document the importance of fully staffed libraries in schools, More...

Exhibit Marking Forest Centennial To Begin Thurs.

A centennial celebration is coming up for Michigan's oldest National Forest. The Marquette National Forest, now part of the Hiawatha National Forest's East Unit, was designated by Presidential Proclamation February 10, 1909, by Theodore Roosevelt. More...

St. Ignace Poker Run Is Saturday

An enhanced snowmobile poker run begins Saturday, February 14, sponsored by the Straits Area Snowmobile Club. Trail riders can register from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Driftwood Sports Bar in St. Ignace. More...

Social

Skating Talent Draws 200 to Little Bear East

With caps topped with marshmallows and cups of cocoa on their shirts, Ellen Tilford (from left), Erika Edmondson, and Savannah Rancour skated with a Hot Chocolate theme. More...

Valentine's Dance To Benefit Rudyard Pool

The Rudyard Pool Renovation Project committee is hosting a Valentine's Day dance for adults Saturday, February 14, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Community Center on Mackinac Trail in Rudyard. More...

DeTour Library Hosts Silent Action Fundraiser

The Friends of DeTour Library will offer the annual Silent Auction fundraiser Wednesday, February 11, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the DeTour School and Public Library. Each year, the number of items available for bidding has grown, organizers say. More...

Obituaries

Teresa Davis

Teresa M. Davis, 79, of St. Ignace, died Saturday, February 7, 2009, at her home. She was born in Moran January 9, 1930, to Philip and Edith (nee Abbe) Becker, one of eight children in the family. More...

David Anderson

David Robert Anderson, 55, of Pickford, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at his home. He was born September 24, 1953, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Clifford Franklin and Mae Ervadine Matilda (nee Lordson) Anderson. More...

Minnie Gustafson

Brevort resident Minnie Gustafson, 90, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at Hospice House in Cape Coral, Florida. Mrs. Gustafson lived in Matlacha, Florida, for 30 years. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm Bold in Annual Message

The days when our government could be all things to all people are behind us. More...

DeTour

The weather has made us think spring for the past couple of days, but we're still hoping for good snow between now and Saturday, March 7, so the snow sculptures and winter activities can take place during the annual Winterfest, sponsored by the DeT More...

St. Ignace

Last week, when viewing my bird feeder, I noticed a shadow passing on the snow. I didn't think much of it, until when walking home from the library, my neighbor, Jim Dodson, pointed out a bald eagle, high up in a tree. More...


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