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Open House Is Thursday

Cedarville

Les Cheneaux residents will have the opportunity to get to know local businesses and their owners as well as the organizations in the area Thursday, July 23, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Clark Township Community Center in Cedarville. More...

Rudyard Festival Is This Weekend

Three days of community contests, tournaments, events, and entertainment are scheduled in Rudyard Friday, July 24, through Sunday, July 26, during the 2009 Rudyard Summerfest. More...

Debated Parking Request Granted at Hessel's Lot 22

Months of dispute and uncertainty surrounding lot 22 on Hillcrest Lane in Hessel are over. More...

EUP Ethanol Plant Project on Track

Groundbreaking Facility To Be First of Its Kind

The first production-sized cellulosic ethanol plant in the world is coming closer to opening in Kinross Charter Township. More...

Tours Offer Glimpse of New Marina

Mackinaw City's Straits State Harbor

The revamped Straits State Harbor in Mackinaw City was opened for public tours Saturday, July 18, and is expected to soon be open for mariners. More...

News

Road Commission Audit Is Stable

The Mackinac County Road Commission will take a new look at its dust control and funding match programs, after concerns were brought to the attention of commissioners. It also learned last week it received a favorable financial audit. More...

Two Reporters Join News Staff

Tower, Ayala Newest Additions; Schlehuber Leaves Paper

The St. Ignace News has welcomed two new journalists to its staff, Mark Tower of Grandville and Michael Ayala of Hammond, Indiana. Mr. More...

Project Backpack Now Accepting Donations

Program Helps Students Who Need Backpacks and Back-to-school Supplies

Project Backpack will soon provide area students in need with backpacks filled with clothes, school supplies, and other items children heading back to school would enjoy. More...

Sports

Racers Compete in Muskie Bay

Fourteen Ensign racers competed in three sets of races Saturday, July 18, on Muskie Bay. More...

Two Sailing Races Planned at Mackinac Island

The Mackinac to Manitoulin International Yacht Race, now dubbed MacMan, will be part of a week of Mackinac Island sailing events that include the Round the Island Race. The MacMan race starts Thursday, July 23, from Mackinac Island. More...

Local Sailors Place in Round the Island Race

Two local men placed in a recent yacht race at Mackinac Island. Mackinac Island Yacht Club's annual Round the Island Race was a success Sunday, July 5, says yacht club commodore David Rowe. More...

Opinion

Bridge Authority Did Consider Public Concerns

To the Editor: As one of the more vocal critics of the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA), I'd be remiss if I didn't commend them for what I'd consider "good behavior." The MBA listened to the people who turned out for the committee meeting last week More...

Stop Idolizing Famous People

To the Editor: What is wrong with our society? We put people on a pedestal because they are rich and/or famous, no matter what crime they commit. Elvis died from heart problems, in big part due to drug issues. Yet we idolize him. More...

Fish Feast To Offer Ship Tours

St. Ignace's Maritime Heritage To Be Celebrated Saturday

Tours of three Great Lakes ships will mark the third annual Fish Feast celebrating St. Ignace's fishing and maritime heritage Saturday, July 25. The event, organized by a Fish Feast committee, will run from 4 p.m. More...

Staff, Services Cut at LMAS

The LMAS Health Department is reducing its 100-person staff to 40 people and has jettisoned two programs in the face of decreased revenue. More...

Windquest 1st To Finish in Turbo Class

Crew members aboard Windquest prepare to moor on Mackinac Island Monday afernoon, July 20. More...

City Marina Shows Drop in Fuel Sales, and Use

Poor weather is blamed for a reduction in both the number of boaters and the amount of diesel fuel being sold at the St. Ignace Marina this summer. Marina director Eugene Elmer, his report to the St. More...

Celebration To Mark Hiawatha National Forest Centennnial

Award Ceremony Is Saturday at Soldiers Lake Campground

The Hiawatha National Forest Service will celebrate the centennial of the forest Saturday, July 25, at Soldiers Lake Campground at 11 a.m. More...

Michilimackinac State Park Turns 100

Celebration Is Thursday in Mackinaw City

One-hundred years ago, a narrow, 20-acre strip of land at the northern tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula was designated Michili - mackinac State Park. More...

Social

Activities Schedule for Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse

Thursday, July 23 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Horses, Hoofbeats and Hors d'oeuvres Party and Live Auction. Charge at the door, cash bar. The Gate House. Friday, July 24 10 a.m. Mackinac Horse Culture Lecture by Candice Dunnigan. More...

Bayview Race Begins Saturday

Two hundred and twelve boats will compete in this year's Pure Michigan Bayview Mackinac Race. The race begins Saturday, July 25, in Port Huron and ends at Mackinac Island. More...

Jaroche Earns Equestrian Award

Holly Jaroche, 14, of Hessel, traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, June 24, to accept an award from the American Junior Paint Horse Association for showing her horse, Tin To Go Smooth, on the national circuit. More...

Obituaries

Richard Smith

Richard Samuel Smith, 95, of Cedarville, was a resident manager at the Les Cheneaux Club on Marquette Island for 25 years. Mr. Smith died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at his home. More...

Virginia Stevenson

Virginia Barbara Stevenson, 67, of Stalwart, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born November 19, 1941, in Hamtramck, to Walter Leonard and Helen Michaeline (nee Ostaszewski) Mas. More...

Marc 'Marco' O'Connor

Marc Daniel "Marco" O'Con - nor, 25, of Kincheloe, was a Rudyard High School graduate who was studying to become a golf course pro. Mr. O'Connor died Friday, June 26, 2009, in Wayne County. He was born March 27, 1984, in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Contrasting Styles of State Party Chairs

As Campaign 2010 heats up on several fronts, there's a sharp contrast in how Michigan chairmen of the two major parties currently approach the battle. It was evident when I talked with both recently. More...

Mackinac Island

Tuesday, July 14, was a gorgeous, beautiful day on Mackinac, with warm temperatures and lots of blue sky for everyone to enjoy. More...

St. Ignace

The Krause family has been extra busy this past week mowing the lawn at the United Methodist Church. Speaking of the church, Reverend Jim Balfour's wife, Mary Balfour, is doing just fine after her knee replacement. More...


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