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Eye on Deficit, Council Asks for Monthly Marina Reports

The St. Ignace City Council will begin receiving a monthly written report focusing on financial status of the public marina at its second meeting of the month beginning May 15, said marina director Gene Elmer. More...

Kids Fishing Day Set for This Saturday

Young area anglers are invited to bring their rods and nets to Castle Rock Ponds in the Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace Saturday, June 6, for a few hours of fishing fun during the 13th annual Kids Fishing Day. More...

New Community Open House Will Showcase Les Cheneaux

The Les Cheneaux Community Forum is organizing a community open house where businesses and organizations can share information and promote themselves. The event is Thursday, July 23, at the Clark Township Community Center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Folk Artist Ralph McCarry Leaves Lasting Legacy

In a small museum about two miles west of St. Ignace stands a small portion of the legacy left behind by Ralph McCarry. More...

Bays Girls Repeat Title; Set Six School Records

The Brimley Bays girls track team repeated as Division 3 Upper Peninsula state champions and set or tied six school records during the track and field finals at Flivver Field in Kingsford Saturday, May 30. More...

News

Friends Gather To See 13 Earn Diplomas in Mackinaw City High Class of '09

Mackinaw City High School graduated 13 seniors during its 88th annual graduation ceremony Saturday, May 30, in the school gymnasium. More...

Underwater Explorers Will Return to Straits This Summer

Underwater researchers will return to St. Ignace July 11 to explore a submerged waterfall and nearby cave, seeking evidence of the region's early human inhabitants. More...

EUP Youth Plan 47-mile Bike Ride To Raise Obesity Awareness

Youth from across a seven-county area will hop aboard their bicycles Monday, June 8, to fight the growing problem of childhood obesity. The "Bike the Sites Project" includes youth and supporters from St. Ignace, Hessel, Sault Ste. More...

Sports

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Brimley Bays Girls Track Team Builds on Last Season's Success

The success of the Brimley girls track team came during the 2008 season after the Bays won the school's first Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC), Division 3 regionals and Division 3 Upper Peninsula championships in the history of the program More...

Brimley Bays Girls, Cedarville Trojans Boys Race to EUPC Track Titles

The Brimley Bays girls and Cedarville Trojans boys raced to the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference track and field championships Thursday, May 21, at Pickford. More...

Opinion

No More Veterans' Service Officer

To the Editor: On May 27, the American Legion service officer was set to visit Mackinac Island at the invitation of the Chapman-St. Onge-Dankowski Post 299. More...

Clarification Needed on Golf Course Funding

To the Editor: The comment made by the auditor reported in the May 28 issue of The St. Ignace News regarding the city minimizing the loss at the golf course was totally incorrect. More...

Beacon Lit Over Straits

Beam Shines Again at McGulpin Point

Each night for about 100 years, the Lake Michigan bluff just west of Mackinaw City has been in darkness. More...

EUP Readies for Switch to Digital TV

By Friday, June 12, television stations across the country have to drop their very high frequency (VHF) analog broadcast signal to make way for digital television on the ultra high frequency (UHF) band. More...

Lilac Festival Begins Friday

Mackinac Island

For 60 years, Mackinac Island has celebrated the beginning of spring by taking the time to smell the lilacs. More...

St. Ignace Students Aid Charities

Members of the LaSalle High School Players present checks to representatives from Project Hope and North Star Habitat for Humanity. More...

Gamble Defends Golf Crown; Smith Second

Michael Gamble of Mackinac Island defended his Division 3 Upper Peninsula state boys golf championship after the Lakers' graduating senior carded an 18- hole score of 77 (37-40), two strokes better than Taylor Smith of Cedarville with 79, at the Te More...

Saints Foursome Shatters Three Records, Ties One at U.P. Track Finals

The St. Ignace Saints boys foursome of Evan Everson, Anthony Lester, Rob Robinson, and Caleb Litzner shattered three relay records and tied another to lead the LaSalle High School team to a third place finish, one point from the runner-up spot, More...

Social

Durlock, Schlehuber

Engagement

Steve and Anne Durlock of Chesterfield Township and Janet Durlock of Clinton Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Durlock, to Steven Schlehuber. Both currently reside in Clinton Township. More...

Rickley Receives Kewadin's Team Member of the Year Award

Laura Rickley, a security guard, was recently selected as the Team Member of the Year at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace. Ms. More...

School Employees Are Honored By Intermediate School District

Employees of the year from Eastern Upper Peninsula school districts were honored at a meeting Wednesday, May 20, hosted by the Mackinac Island School district. More...

Obituaries

Flossie Lawlor

Flossie Anna Lawlor, 86, of Leesburg, Florida, a former Rudyard Citizen of the Year, passed away April 15, 2009. She was born February 11, 1923, in Rudyard and lived in Rudyard until August 2007. Mrs. More...

Lucinda 'Cindy' Ratcliffe-Frez

Lucinda "Cindy" Ruth Ratcliffe Frez, 55, of Mackinac Island, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at home, surrounded by family after an illness of brain cancer. More...

Blake Slentz

Blake Slentz, 26, of Greenvillem, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, on Mackinac Island. He was born in Greenville October 29, 1982, to Barry and Carmalene Slentz of Greenville and was a 2001 graduate of Greenville High School. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Expect More Granholm D.C. Talk

It's likely that Governor Jennifer Granholm, late in the year and a half left in her final term, will yet again be in the Short List Tango -- the ritual of Washington worthies citing those who might be in line for a presidential appointment. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Congratulations to Don and Diane Conrad of Trout Lake on the arrival of their newest grandchild, Reese, born last week in Indianapolis, Indiana. More...

Mackinac Island

Memorial Day weekend on Mackinac was beautiful, with blue skies, warm temperatures, and the ferries bringing many visitors. Main Street became busy as folks enjoyed our magical Island. More...


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