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Center Open for Senior Citizen Meals

Mackinaw City

Senior citizens in Mackinaw City enjoyed their first dinner in their newly reopened center in the Lion Dan Russell Building on Cedar Street Sunday, March 29, and senior citizens meals will now be offered there three days a week. More...

Sign of Spring: Ferry Travel Resumes to Mackinac Island

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Arnold Transit Company resumed ferry service between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island for the first time since January, making the first trip of the season with the Huron Tuesday, March 31. The Huron's last run was January 4. More...

Students Enjoy Story Time With Senator

"Study math, study science, and do a lot of reading," State Senator Jason Allen said to students in first grade classes at St. Ignace Elementary School. As part of reading month, Mr. More...

Great Waters Campaign Targets Nearby States

To compensate for a dismal economy in Southeast Michigan, a five-county regional tourism promotion will target its advertising this summer to the three neighboring states of Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin. More...

News

Northern Michigan News Roundup

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

Low Demand for Steel Slows Shipping on Great Lakes Shipping on the Great Lakes officially started for the 2009 season with the opening of the Soo Locks Wednesday, March 25, but the season is off to a slow start owing to decreased demand during More...

Free Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Training Available April 8

The Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education is sponsoring a free training session on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Wednesday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sault Tribal Health Center Conference Room in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Matinee Added to Garrison Keillor Benefit Concert

Garrison Keillor, creator of "A Prairie Home Companion," has added a matinee concert to his evening performance Saturday, August 1, at 2 p.m., at the Cheboygan Opera House. The concert is a fundraiser for the Opera House, for which Mr. More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Action at Class D State Finals at Breslin Center

The jump ball between the Trojans' C.J. Paquin (30) and the Warriors' Tyler Ray opened the Class D championship game Saturday, March 28, at the Breslin Center. More...

Trojans' Fast-paced Offense Key to 80-77 Win Over Lawrence in State Semifinals

Andrew Jaroche Scores Career High 27 Points Against Lawrence Tigers

The Cedarville Trojans have made a name for themselves with their fourth consecutive trip to the final four, and a second appearance in the Class D state championship game in three years, with a thrilling 80-77 win over the Lawrence Tigers in the s More...

Trojans Earn 4th Trip to Final Four With 64-40 Win

The Cedarville Trojans advanced to the final four bracket in the state Class D playoffs for the fourth consecutive year with a 64-40 win over the Bark River Harris Broncos in the quarterfinals at Escanaba High School Tuesday, March 24. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Hoekstra running for Governor

Nine-term U.S. More...

DNR Fisheries Biologist Investigates the Secret Lives of Mussels

Outdoor Matters

When you think about Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists doing research, what comes immediately to mind? Salmon? Trout? Sturgeon? More...

St. Ignace

We certainly have seen our share of showers, snow, and rain. At least the roads are clear and make for easier walking. I am enjoying taking walks in the evening when it is still light out. More...

Airport Will Get 2 New Fuel Tanks

Two new in-ground fuel tanks will be installed at the Mackinac County Airport this year, completing 20 years of infrastructure improvements at the facility. More...

Marvin Winkelman Devotes 70 Years to Masonic Service

Marvin Winkelman was honored for 70 years of service to the Masonic Lodge Thursday, March 26. The 91-year-old St. Ignace resident is a member of Masonic Lodge 369. Several of Mr. Winkelman's lodge brothers joined Mr. More...

Board OKs Garage Plan

Clark Twp. Zoning

The Clark Township Zoning Board of Appeals approved a variance for a height extension on Steven and Kathy Fountain's garage Tuesday, March 24. More...

Solvency Tax Is Out, School Funding Cut, Senator Allen Reports

In 2000, about one-third of the cars assembled in America were made in Michigan. That number now has dropped to 21%. More...

Planners Put Final Touches on Bylaws

Mackinaw City

The Planning Commission at Mackinaw City made a final round of changes to its proposed bylaws Thursday, March 26, and plans to approve them at a future meeting, leaving room for any subsequent revisions. More...

MSUE Funding Restored at State Committee Level

Rep. McDowell Reports

Last week, funding was restored to the Michigan State University Extension and Agriculture Experimental Station at the legislative committee level, said State Representative Gary McDowell of Rudyard. More...

April Blood Drives Announced

American Red Cross blood drives will be held at the following locations in April: St. Ignace: Tuesday, April 28, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Kewadin Shores Casino. Cedarville: Tuesday, April 21, from noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Social

Youth Cash in on Reading Efforts at Carnival

The giant inflatable obstacle course topped Reading Carnival activities at St. Ignace Elementary School Wednesday, March 25. More...

Youth To Burn Off 'Cabin Fever' To Help Pool Project

A "Kids Burn Off Cabin Fever Day" will be Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rudyard High School gymnasium and swimming pool. More...

Cozort Catches 9 lb. Walleye

Drew Cozort, 14, of Rudyard, caught a walleye weighing 9 pounds and measuring 29.25 inches in length while fishing on Brevort Lake Sunday, March 8. (Cozort family photograph) More...

Obituaries

Jack Beckwith

Jack David Beckwith, 77, of Grayling, formerly of Pickford, enjoyed a 33-year career with a telephone company, and later was an active volunteer in his retirement. Mr. Beckwith died Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at his home in Grayling. More...

William Magnuson

William A. Magnuson, 81, of Newberry, served his country as a medic during World War II and the Korean War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart of Valor. Mr. Magnuson died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his family. More...

Knut Knutsen

Knut Knutsen, 83, of St. Ignace, was a former Michigan State Ferry employee and operations manager of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, as well as an active community volunteer and an enthusiastic supporter of Saints sports. Mr. More...

Opinion

Mackinaw City Village President: Site Plan Review Protects Public Trust

To the Editor: Joe Leighio's Village Council-approved "hot dog" drive through restaurant site plan in Mackinaw City came as no personal surprise ( The St. Ignace News March 26 edition, page 1). More...

Nancy Pfeiffelman Deserves Recognition for Bicycle Livery Work

To the Editor: Recently, a co-worker, knowing that I had worked at a bike shop on Mackinac Island a lifetime ago, brought in an article in The St. Ignace News that she thought I would enjoy. More...

Oversight In Writing About 'Nancy's Shop'

To the Editor: I recently read the article about the history of the Island Bicycle Livery on Mackinac Island. It was an interesting but disappointing article, as it was missing an important part of its history. The missing part was Nancy May. More...


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