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Car Show Crowds Under Control

'Family Show Is Back,' Police Say

Car show crowds were "well behaved" this year, and police and show organizers are satisfied that the show has achieved a wider appeal among families and less appeal with the rowdier crowds than it had a decade or so ago. More...

City OKs Charter Ballot Language

Working with the Michigan Attorney General office, the City of St. Ignace has revised and approved the language for a ballot measure to amend the city charter, allowing it to advertise but not publish its annual audit in the newspaper. More...

Ordinance Concerns Raised by Village Business Owner

Business owner Enzo Lieghio told the Mackinaw City Village Council Thursday, July 2, he is being unfairly singled out in the application of city ordinances and he asked the village to be more evenhanded in its enforcement. More...

City Seeks Grant, Eyes Possible Sites for Firehall

The City of St. Ignace has requested about $1.5 million in federal grant money for a new fire station that will better accommodate the fire department's needs. More...

News

Raffle To Aid School

The Fund the Future campaign is holding a raffle for a new 2009 V- 8 Dodge Ram truck. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Les Cheneaux Community Schools district. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace July 1 and July 2, Judge Patricia Morse of Gaylord presiding July 1 and Judge Clayton Graham presiding July 2. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

St. Ignace Child Receives Flat Stanley From Gov. Palin

Connor Fitzgerald, while attending third grade at St. Ignace Elementary School, made a paper doll called "Flat Stanley" and recently received a surprise after he mailed his Flat Stanley project to a family friend in Alaska. More...

Sports

Three Runners Repeat During Record Field in 27th Black Bear Run

Three runners repeated as champions during the 27th Annual Engadine/Naubinway Black Bear Run Saturday, July 4. This year's event saw the largest field of runners, with 260 participants, breaking the mark of 230 set last year. More...

Ontario Trio Wins Munoscong Golf Scramble

The Sault Ste. More...

Les Cheneaux School Projects Budget Surplus, but Faces Uncertainty in State Funding

Now that the Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education has concluded its 2008/09 school year budget with a surplus of $342, it is looking ahead to the coming school year. More...

All-American Celebrations

Les Cheneaux Marks Independence Day

The sound of children playing, the smell of an open grill, and the spirit of a nation were all around Saturday, July 4, in Les Cheneaux as the community celebrated Independence Day. More...

Noise Control Proposed

Moran Township

The Moran Township board presented a noise ordinance to the public Wednesday, July 1, following several years of noise complaints from the area around two businesses, a bar and a reception site. More...

Curtis Enjoys Holiday Tradition

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Thousands of people began lining the main street in Curtis Sunday morning, July 5, in anticipation of the "Biggest Little Town Parade in Michigan," a traditional celebration of Independence Day. More...

More Than 350 People Attend Groundbreaking at Soo Locks

Work on building a new commercial lock in the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie will soon begin, now that ground has been broken for the $580 million project. The new lock will be the first lock built at the site since 1968. More...

Social

Sullivan Smith

Birth

Dawn Matson and Chad Smith of St. Ignace announce the birth of their son, Sullivan Daniel Smith, born Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Evening Under the Stars Benefits DeTour Reef Light Preservation

The 10th annual Evening Under the Stars is planned Saturday, July 18, to benefit the DeTour Reef Light Preservation Society in DeTour. The fundraiser takes place by the shore of Lake Huron at Bayside Dining on Drummond Island. More...

Wilma Iid Will Speak at Rudyard Historical Society Thursday

Wilma Iid will speak at the Rudyard Historical Society Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center. Ms. More...

Obituaries

Wanda McGuire

Wanda J. McGuire, 82, of St. Ignace, died early Monday, July 6, at her home following a lingering illness. She was born in St. Ignace November 25, 1926, to Charles and Clara (nee St. More...

Opinion

Why Is Bridge Authority Considering 24-hour Rule?

To the Editor: The elimination of a Mackinac Bridge commuter discount would be fairer than imposing a 24-hour limit for travel to be eligible for the commuter discount. More...

Essay Depicts Life in EUP

To the Editor: The Rudyard Area Education Fund presented several thousand dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors at the RHS awards assembly May 14. Among the recipients was the winner of an essay contest, Rhea Moses of Rudyard. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Seaway Opens Gates to Calamity

In Greek mythology, what became known as Pandora's Box was a large container that, when opened, unleashed many unintended ills upon mankind. In "Pandora's Locks: The Opening of the Great lakes-St. More...

DeTour

What a wonderful Fourth of July weekend. Monday, the crowds were beginning to thin out a bit as many of our visitors head home. I received a note and photograph this week from senior lunch coordinator Michele Traynor. More...

Annual Sault Veterans Motorcycle Rally Will Begin Thursday

American Legion Post #3 will host its annual Veterans Motorcycle Rally Thursday, July 9, through Saturday, July 11, at Brady Park in Sault Ste. Marie. The event is open to the public to honor veterans. More...


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