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3rd Woman Dies After Hit and Run

Driver Faces New Charge

A third woman has died following a hit and run accident July 25, in Newton Township. Jonel Hoogterp, 26, died Friday, July 31, at Marquette General Hospital from injuries sustained when she and others were struck by an SUV on South Gould City Road. More...

Naubinway Men Admit To Fish Dumping

Two brothers from Naubinway pleaded guilty last week to violating the Clean Water Act by dumping fish offal, the undesirable parts of processed fish, including the guts, into Lake Michigan. More...

Mackinaw Crew Members To Be Reunited

The Icebreaker Mackinaw WAGB-83 served the Great Lakes shipping industry for 62 years, crushing ice under its own weight and clearing shipping lanes for smaller boats transporting iron ore, limestone, and other minerals. More...

Auto Parts Stolen From George's in St. Ignace

Thieves broke into a box truck at George's Auto Parts yard in St. Ignace early Friday morning, July 31, and took with them 40 to 50 catalytic converters, worth about $2,500, St. Ignace Police report. St. More...

News

Antique Boats Will Highlight Hessel Show

Boat Tour, Theatre Performance Are New Attractions

Hundreds of boaters and thousands of spectators will converge on the Hessel Marina for the 32nd annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts Saturday, August 8. More...

St. Ignace Man Discovers Great-great-grandfather Signed Michigan Constitution

All Tom Briggs was looking for when he first delved into his family genealogy in the late 1970s was proof his ancestors have lived in Michigan for more than 100 years, for which he was awarded with a certificate from the state. More...

Chairs for Charity Are Displayed Downtown

Local Artists Create Unique Designs; Auction Will Be August 22 in St. Ignace

St. Ignace has created the Chairs for Charity benefit this summer, which encourages local businesses to purchase wooden adirondack chairs, commission them to be painted by artists, and then auction them off to donate proceeds to local charities. More...

Obituaries

Lorabeth Fitzgerald

Lorabeth Moore Fitzgerald of Mackinac Island and Grand Ledge died at her East Bluff summer home on Mackinac Island Friday, July 31, 2009, at the age of 82. More...

Louis 'Larry' Colapietro

Louis "Larry" Colapietro, 85, of Rossford, Ohio, was a U.S. Navy veteran and later an Ohio businessman, living at Brevort Lake for 28 years during his retirement. Mr. More...

Kirk Martin

Kirk Martin, 71, of Grand Rapids passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009. He was born in St. Ignace to Willis and Jean Martin. Mr. Martin was a roofer and a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. More...

Columns

Stupak: From Beat Cop to Food Cop

MICHIGAN POLITICS

In the 1970s, Bart Stupak was an Escanaba police officer and then a State Police trooper. Now, he's emerging as Capitol Hill's top food cop. More...

St. Ignace

Our city has been busy with visiting travelers this summer. Karen Perry of Marquette with her brother, Jack Wester, of West Branch attended their 50th class reunion Saturday, July 25, in St. Ignace. More...

DeTour

Most of Saturday was gray and gloomy but the sun came out just in time for "Music at the Marina." The crowd was not large but everyone seemed to enjoy the evening listening to music by "The Hixx." The next concert is Saturday, August 15, with music More...

Curtis School Ready To Go

The new Curtis charter school, Three Lakes Academy, which will replace the Curtis Elementary School that was closed down in June 2008, is nearly ready to open, Administrator Matt Hirsch said. More...

Bridge Builders To Gather Friday

Mackinaw City Ironworkers Festival

Ironworkers from all over the country and Canada will attend the International Ironworkers Festival in Mackinaw City Friday, August 7. More...

City To Extend Water Service to Tribal Housing

Residents of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians housing development in St. Ignace township will soon be provided potable water from the City of St. Ignace water system under a contract approved by the St. More...

Work Progressing Steadily on New Hospital in St. Ignace

The new hospital on North State Street in St. Ignace begins to take shape, with about 80 workers laying brick, installing pipe, hooking up wiring, and placing studs and drywall each day. More...

Sheriff To Get New Fingerprinting, Computer Tools

New fingerprinting equipment, a computer server, and upgrades to the camera system will soon be supplied to the Mackinac County Sheriff's Office from a technology grant of $43,000, Sheriff Scott Strait told Mackinac County commissioners Thursday, J More...

Social

Old-fashioned Ways Highlight Summer Celebration

Mackinaw Historic Village

Nearly 300 people explored the Mackinaw Historic Village at its Summer Celebration Saturday, August 1, ducking into pest houses, restored school buildings, and taking part in spirited square dancing lessons just west of Mackinaw City. More...

DeTour Salmonfest Begins This Saturday

The top prize will be $1,200 in DeTour Village's Salmonfest fishing competition, to begin this weekend. The 23rd annual Salmonfest begins Saturday, August 8, and ends Saturday, August 15, at 3 p.m. More...

Divers Will Search for Treasure in Annual Hunt at Moran Bay

Scuba divers will splash into the waters of Moran Bay Sunday, August 9, for the Jim Montcalm Memorial Underwater Treasure Hunt. The event, put on by the Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve and the St. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Basketball Camp Features Youths in Grades Four to Eight

The St. Ignace Saints Hoops Camp for girls in grades four to eight includes (front, from left) Micaela O'Rourke, Taylor Thomas, Lillian Calcaterra, Lily Hart, Jessie Frazier, Callie Kammers, Jade Edelman, Rosy Shimkovitz, Morgan St. More...

St. Ignace, Cedarville, Pickford Golf Notes

Mark Sposito Records Fourth Hole-in-One Mark Sposito of St. Ignace recorded his fourth hole-in-one with an ace on number nine at the St. Ignace Golf Club Tuesday, July be offered during the 18-hole event. More...

Area Teams Begin Fall Practice

Trojans Football, Volleyball To Open Pre-season Practice The Cedarville Trojans football team will start its pre-season practice schedule at 6 p.m. Monday, August 10. Volleyball practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 12. More...

Opinion

Remembering St. Ignace Bakery

To the Editor: I read with interest the letter Mike McNamara wrote about the Just Rite Bakery. My mother and father, Paul and Thelma Krause, rented the building (which is now the Secretary of State Office) to Mr. More...

Surprised by the Richness and Diversity of St. Ignace

To the Editor: Doreen Lawrence and I recently had the pleasure of visiting the city of St. Ignace July 20 through July 22. We were so thrilled to be warmly greeted at the Chamber of Commerce and given a wealth of material by Judy Gross. More...

Witnessed Random Act of Kindness

To the Editor: On Monday, July 27, while returning from Lower Michigan, I was privileged to witness a small act of kindness that made me realize there are many good people in our area. More...


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