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St. Ignace Hosts History Weekend

Visitors and residents in St. More...

Residents Turn Down Noise Ordinance Idea

Concerns about noise at two Moran Township businesses are not enough to warrant the adoption of a noise ordinance for the whole township, the board decided after residents and business owners voiced their opinions on the issue last week. More...

Scott Will Head District

Cedarville Schools

Amy Scott was appointed superintendent of schools at Les Cheneaux Community Schools during a special board of education meeting Monday, July 27. Mrs. More...

Sault Tribe May Lose Bankrupt Detroit Casino

Three Plans Considered by Judge

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is reviewing its options regarding the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, which may include losing its majority stake in the bankrupt casino and hotel complex. More...

Dust Control To Be Shared by Townships

The Mackinac County Road Commission will turn over part of the dust control work schedule to townships to streamline the process, it decided Tuesday, July 21. More...

400+ Attend Les Cheneaux Open House

Organizers of the Get to Know Les Cheneaux community open house said it was a huge success. They estimate more than 400 people attended the event Thursday, July 23, at the Clark Township Community Center in Cedarville. More...

News

Mackinaw City Planning Commission Discusses Wind Turbines

The Village of Mackinaw City Planning Commission began reviewing a stand-alone ordinance regulating wind turbines for residential and business use at its Thursday, July 23, meeting. More...

Maritime Heritage Alliance To Display Champion at Hessel Boat Show

The Maritime Heritage Alliance in Traverse City is reaching out to at-risk youths by taking them on sailing adventures in northern Lake Michigan. More...

Fish Feast Now 'Stands on Its Own,' Organizers Say

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In its third year, the St. Ignace Fish Feast has become well established and popular enough to be a standalone event, organizers said, and they were pleased with ticket sales for food, drinks, and games. More...

Opinion

Concerns Surround Bridge Authority Meeting

To the Editor: I attended the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) meeting concerning the commuter rate. As someone who has frequented public meetings, hearings, etc., I was a little disappointed in the environment surrounding the meeting. More...

Remembering St. Ignace Bakery

To the Editor: Your article (or at least the title) in the July 16 edition suggests the bakery has been on that site since it was founded. More...

Niagara Escarpment

To the Editor: Under your feet, wherever you are standing in this part of the world, you are on rare ground. Some of it is about to get torn up. More...

Columns

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Political Newcomer Shows Moxie on Northern Tour

Rick who? More...

Brevort

Guests at the home of Denny and Jackie Rippett this past week were Linda Kiple and Ann Labarge of Waterford. Tuesday, July 21, Jackie took them to Fort Michilimackinac, where Denny volunteers as a frontiersman. More...

St. Ignace

Clyde and Nancy Jenkins of Howell enjoyed their stay in St. Ignace. They've been visiting here for the past 10 years. Our town has beautiful painted chairs in front of some businesses. Local artists donated their time and talent to make them. More...

52 Laid Off; Prisoners Leaving Hiawatha

Kincheloe Prison Will Close Its Doors August 8

Fifty-two layoff notices were issued Wednesday, July 22, to employees at the five-prison complex in Kincheloe. Most of the layoffs, 48, are corrections officers and the remaining four are support staff. More...

Hay Days Turns Eyes to Future

Pickford

The Pickford community is looking to the future as it celebrates its "Hay Days." The theme of this year's Pickford Hay Days festival Wednesday, July 29, through Sunday, August 2, is "Pickforward Picture Future Pickford." Organizers are using this More...

Tall Ship Welcome Returns to Straits

Public Tours of Restored Sloop Highlight St. Ignace Fish Feast

Alora (from left), Alaina, and Will Blackburn from Arcanum, Ohio, climb on the wooden rudder post during a tour of the armed sloop Welcome in the St. Ignace city marina Saturday, July 25. See related story, page 28. More...

Hit and Run Claims Two Lives

Gould City

Two women were killed when they and eight other family members and friends were struck by a vehicle as they walked along South Gould City Road at 10:06 p.m. Saturday, July 25. More...

Reenactment, Market Begins Friday in Mackinaw City

Rendezvous in Mackinaw, an 18th and 19th century and reenactment and market fair sponsored by the Fort Michilimackinac Pageant, will take place in Mackinaw City Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 2. More...

Community Celebrates Park's Centennial

Mackinaw City Site Is Rich in History

In a tribute to explorers, early habitants, preservationists, and the spirit of those who have visited historic Michilimackinac State Park over the last 100 years, a new historical marker was dedicated Thursday, July 23. More...

Social

Cedar Cove To Host Craig Party

Delight Craig, who will turn 100 years old Saturday, August 1, will have a birthday party at Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville that day from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and the party is open to the community. More...

Mackinaw City Pastor Nelson Celebrates 25 Years at Bible Church

For 25 years, Pastor Reid Nelson has led the Mackinaw City Bible Church congregation. He has seen the church members grow up as children, mature into adults, and move on to pursue their careers. More...

Island Association To Host Annual Meeting

The Les Cheneaux Islands Association will hold its annual business meeting Thursday, August 6, at Cedarville High School at 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Leslie 'Butch' Andress

Leslie "Butch" Andress, 66, of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, died Friday evening, July 24, 2009 at War Memorial Hospital. More...

Victoria LaPoint

Victoria F. LaPoint, 83, of De- Tour Village, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Hearthside Manor's Hospice Suite in Sault Ste. Marie, surrounded by her family. More...

Harry Hett

Harry Kevin Hett, 46, of Curtis, died Thursday morning July 23, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. He was born October 19, 1962, in Manistique to Harry and Arvilla "Betty" (nee Feneley) Hett. Mr. More...


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