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Card Will Speed Border Crossings

New Rules Begin June 1

Enhanced Michigan driver's licenses designed for smooth Canadian border crossings will make travel between the U.S. and Canada more convenient after June 1. More...

Pageant Draws Crowds to Mackinaw City

Crowds look on as Indian re-enactors portray a massacre of British troops and settlers at Fort Michilimackinac in June 1763, during the 47th annual Memorial Day pageant Saturday, May 23, in Mackinaw City. More...

EUP Communities Mark Memorial Day

Above: Members of VFW Post 7958 of Hessel and Pickford American Legion Post 323 march flags into Cedar Cemetery on Four-Mile Block Road in Cedarville Monday, May 25. More...

News

Repairs Underway After Spring Storm Takes Out Marina Pylons

Mackinac Island

Six outer pylons at the Mackinac Island Marina were destroyed when an early spring windstorm drove large ice chunks into the wooden pylons. One steel pylon was bent. More...

Symposium on Emergency Planning Will Be June 3 at LSSU

For Health Care Workers, Police, Emergency Crews, Public

Cross-border, infectious disease, emergency preparedness, and response to public health events will be topics discussed at the fourth annual Rural and Ready 2009 Symposium at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie Wednesday, June 3. More...

Bridge Traffic Up 9.3% in April

Traffic crossing the Mackinac Bridge increased 9.3% for the month of April, compared to April 2008, according to the Mackinac Bridge Authority. This April, 230,508 vehicles crossed the bridge, while 210,946 crossed during April 2008. More...

Sports

Trojans Honored During Banquet; Duncan and Paquin Senior Athletes of the Year

"Be there for one another and team and community support" was the message from all of the coaches about the success of the Cedarville Trojans athletic programs during 2008-2009, at the annual awards banquet Wednesday, May 20. More...

Saints Girls Third, Boys Fourth in SAC Meet at Sault Ste. Marie

The St. Ignace girls finished third and the boys took fourth during the Straits Area Conference track meet at Sault Ste. Marie Tuesday, May 19. Cheboygan won the girls division with 179 points, followed by the host Blue Devils 157.5, St. More...

Rob Robinson, Nicole Elmblad Recognized as Athletes of the Year

Coaches Present LaSalle Athletic Awards May 18

The Stanley St. Louis Athlete of the Year Awards were presented to Rob Robinson and Nicole Elmblad. More...

Opinion

Many Supporters Played a Part in Project To Secure Dredging

To the Editor: We appreciate the great front-page story on the Les Cheneaux Islands channel dredging featured in your May 22 edition. More...

Motorcycles Roar Into St. Ignace Show

Above: Crowds peruse the line-up of bikes in the second annual Yooper Motorcycle Show at the St. Ignace Public Marina Sunday, May 24. Results of show judging will be published in The St. Ignace News when available. More...

DDA Plan Dropped at Clark Twp.

If a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is ever formed in Clark Township, the process to do so will have to start all over. More...

Forest Service Wants ATV Riders To Stay on Roads

User-created Trails Damaging Land, Habitats

More than 100 members of the Sportsmen's Off Road Vehicle Association in St. More...

New Marketing Plan in Place at Island Resort

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...

Social

Island Post Seeks Veterans Photographs

Photographs and memorabilia are needed for the veterans room exhibit at the Stuart House Museum on Market Street on Mackinac Island. Planned by American Legion Post 299, the room will pay tribute to the Island's military veterans. More...

U.P. State Retirees Will Meet June 1

Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will meet Monday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room of the State Office Building in Escanaba. All members and their guests may attend. More...

Engagements

Reinacher, Rogers

Scott Reinacher and Laurel Crawford, both of Howell, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Lindsay Reinacher, to Jeffrey Alan Rogers, son of Jack and Joan Rogers of Grand Rapids. More...

Obituaries

Marie Lawless

Marie Joann Lawless, 55, of Pickford, died Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. She was born May 17, 1954, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Robert and Elinore Marie (nee Morrow) Spence. More...

William 'Bill' Berry

William "Bill" Berry, 64, of McMillan, died at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey Tuesday evening, May 19, 2009. Born April 1, 1945 in Manistique, he was a lifelong area resident. Mr. More...

Larry Baker

Graveside services will be held for longtime Kinross Township Fire Chief Larry E. Baker of Kincheloe at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens in Sault Ste. Marie. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Supreme Nominations Under Review

There is no darker cloud over Michigan politics than the stealth funding of the crazy-quilt process for electing justices to the Supreme Court. More...

St.Ignace

Last Wednesday we enjoyed our first warm, windy day and folks were eager to be outside. A military graveside service was held Monday, May 18, for Robert Bos of Cadillac. His wife, Helen (nee Tarnutzer) Bos, a former St. More...

Les Cheneaux

It was a busy weekend, with graduation, open house parties, and the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the cemetery. Congratulations to all of the seniors. More...


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