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Motives Questioned in Decision

Letter Draws Debate at Mackinaw City

Accusing Mackinaw City Village Council trustees of political pandering and shirking their duties by not protecting the public's interest in a decision to approve a hot dog restaurant, Village President Ron Wallin faced those he accused during a ten More...

Gifts Collected for Babies

A baby stroller spills over with items collected at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in St. Ignace. More...

St. Ignace Angler Involved in Youth Tournament

One leg of an international youth fishing tournament will be held on Burt and Mullett lakes in June and will net the winner a new boat, two motors, and the opportunity to compete in Kanora, Ontario, for the championship spot. More...

News

Michigan's Older Workers To Benefit From Federal Stimulus Funds

Experience Works Program Designed for Ages 55+

Job seekers who are 55 and older may benefit from a nonprofit program called Experience Works, which has recently been expanded through federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More...

DNR Invites Public Comment on Forest Management Plan

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host an open house to provide information and receive public comment on proposed Management Areas for a Regional State Forest Management Plan for the Eastern Upper Peninsula Ecoregion. More...

Snowmobile Accident Claims Life of Mackinac Island Man

A snowmobile accident claimed the life of Clyde Ogle, 32, of Mackinac Island early Saturday morning, April 4. Police continue to investigate the accident, which took place on the corner of Cadotte Avenue and Annex Road. Mr. More...

Sports

District Champs, Eight Wrestlers Earn Top Honors at LaSalle Banquet

Seniors Record 318-83 Overall Mark During 2008-2009 Season

The district champion St. Ignace Saints wrestling team was honored and eight individuals received awards during the annual banquet at LaSalle High School Tuesday, March 24. More...

Four Saints Receive Honors During Basketball Banquet

Mortensen, Mapes, Lester, St. Louis Receive Top Honors

Four St. Ignace varsity basketball players received top honors during the annual banquet to honor the Saints varsity and junior varsity hoops and cheerleading teams Monday, March 23. Gerrit Mortensen received the Most Valuable Player Award. More...

Squirts, Mites Battle at Bridge Brawl Hockey Tournament

St. Ignace's Les Cheneaux System Saints captured first place in the squirt division during St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Jockeying in Gubernatorial Horse Race

In recent decades, Democrats have had the largest number of serious contenders for open gubernatorial seats. The reverse shapes up for 2010. In 1982, when Republican William G. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Watching the basketball game Saturday night, April 4, put the whole "tough times in Michigan" scenario in the background, for just a little while, anyway. More...

Brevort

Trinity Lutheran Church will have Easter sunrise service Sunday, April 12, at 6:30 a.m. on the Gustafson beach, west of the Clearwater Resort. The men of the church will serve breakfast at the fellowship hall after the service. Everyone is welcome. More...

Cuts Underway as City Marina Faces $56,000 Debt

More cuts are in the works at the city marina this summer as the 136-slip facility tries to dig its way out of a $56,000 debt. The city will cut one full-time dock attendant, which is the second staff cut since last summer. More...

Soo Says Ad Efforts Pay Off in Attracting Tourists

Regional Trends - Tourism

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

Scoutmaster Helps 31 Earn Eagle Rank

Dale Streichert Retires From Cedarville Troop

Fewer than 5% of the boys who join the Boy Scouts of America earn the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting's highest award. That's not many, considering more than 34 million boys have joined scouting since its beginning in 1912. More...

St. Ignace Students Search for Family Lineage, Learn Local History Along the Way

Armed with books, papers, and computers, five students open the wood-framed door at the Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace to begin their after-school project. More...

Social

Geranium Sale Will Benefit Les Cheneaux Advisory Group

The Les Cheneaux Advisory Committee is selling Rocky Mountain geraniums to help raise funds for its summer projects, which may include landscaping around the Hessel billboard on the corner of Three Mile Road and M- 134. More...

McDonald Family Recalls Early Years of Centennial Pickford Farm

One of the many centennial farms in the Pickford area is the one with the huge, bright-red barn owned by John "Jack" and Audrey McDonald on M-129. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Christiansons Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Warren and Eleanor Christianson of Gladstone, formerly of St. Ignace, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, April 2. They moved to St. Ignace in 1956. Mr. Christianson was part of the crew that built the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Obituaries

Viveka Riordan

Viveka Christine Riordan, 86, of Trout Lake, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Facility in St. Ignace. She was born in Sweden July 14, 1922, to Sten and Nan Greta (nee Larson) Taube. More...

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson, 78, of Trout Lake, died in her sleep Tuesday, March 31, 2009. She was born March 24, 1931, in Bath. She married Edsel Robinson April 5, 1947, in Gladstone. The couple moved to Trout Lake in 1983. Mrs. More...

Lorraine Dyer

Lorraine E. Dyer, 65, of Epoufette, died Friday morning, April 3, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. She was born October 10, 1943, in Mount Clemens to Richard T. and Betty Jane (nee Tromley) Revard. More...


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