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Many Local Businesses Surprised by Strong Summer Sales

Some Say St. Ignace Fireworks Promotions Are Helping

Many business owners in the Straits of Mackinac area are pleasantly surprised by an upswing in sales this summer, despite the national recession. Most say poor weather has played as large a role as the economy in impacting this summer's business. More...

New Cross Tops Gros Cap Church

Steve Sayles and Don Smith set a new cross on top of the Gros Cap Church steeple Thursday, August 6. The church has been without a cross for almost two years, said Moran Township Supervisor Jim Durm. More...

News

EUP Ethanol Plant Moving Forward as 'Heavy Industrial' Zoning Meets No Opposition

Public Hearing Draws Only One Comment

The cellulosic ethanol plant being proposed for Kinross Charter Township received the approval of the township's planning commission Monday night, August 10, and the project will now go before the township board Monday, August 17. More...

Hearing Rescheduled for Bowen

A preliminary examination for Dustan Bowen, who was arraigned in 92nd District Court on a multiple count warrant, including three counts of homicide, in connection with a hit and run accident in Gould City, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Septemb More...

First Bayside Music Festival Will Feature Four Bands This Saturday

Live music will fill State Street in St. Ignace from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, August 15, for the first downtown music festival. More...

Sports

Will Conklin Joins NAFL's Traverse City Wolves

The newly formed Traverse City Wolves, a member of the North American Football League, has a player with St. Ignace ties. More...

Dan's Horseshoe and Munoscong Golf League Results

Dan' Place Horseshoe League Women's AA: Oops/Whoops 58, Joe's Bar 54, Willabee's 48, Chippewa Animal Clinic 30. Women's A: Paul Thompson Trucking 75, Northern Floor Covering 53, Makin Waves 45, Demawating Development 45. More...

Opinion

Proposals Have Little Potential for Karst Damage, Geologist Says

To the Editor: I read with interest Pat Egan's letter concerning the "Niagara Escarpment." I appreciate his bringing this proposed project of the Forest Service to the attention of your readers. More...

Bakery Letters Bring Back Memories

To The Editor: In regard to photos and a letter from Burt Krause about the Just Rite Bakery, I remember well Mr. Krause's very nice Mom and Dad having the OK Hotel, and Nelson's Bakery next door. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Cash for Clunkers and Candidates

Today's focus is on cash for clunkers and cash for candidates. More...

St. Ignace

Many folks from far and near are enjoying our spectacular fireworks display each Saturday evening at dusk. More...

Engadine & Gould City

Hello, everyone. It's hard to believe it's August already. This week has brought some much needed sun and warmth, something our summer hasn't had much of this year. It's pizza night Thursday, August 13, at the Gould City Eagles. More...

Thousands Enjoy Classic Boats

The rain finally stopped just past noon. Dark clouds lingered in the sky and steady winds kissed the Hessel harbor, filled with wood boats that glisten as much under gray skies as they do in the sun. More...

Lost Sunken Barge Found on Lake Floor

Researchers Also Find Vent Hole in Cave

Covered in zebra mussels, a wooden barge with a clam bucket scoop that sank between Mackinac Island and St. Ignace in a storm more than 50 years ago was found again last week by scientists aboard Pride of Michigan. More...

Season Sees Historic Low Temperatures

Where is summer weather?

The Upper Peninsula, the entire state of Michigan, and the Midwest in general have seen some of the lowest temperatures on record this summer. More...

Ironworkers Gather at Mackinaw City To Celebrate Skills

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Ironworkers from New York to Illinois shared memories of careers spent building the framework for high-rise buildings and steel structures like the Mackinac Bridge during the International Ironworkers Festival in Mackinaw City Friday, August 7, and More...

Social

Ostomy Group To Meet Sunday

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meet Sunday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord. More...

Matelski, Wierenga

Laura Matelski of East Lansing and Matt Wierenga of Grand Rapids were united in marriage Saturday, July 11, 2009, at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. Deacon Tom Mc- Clelland officiated and music was provided by Dawn Akers. More...

Cantin Is Awarded MacDonald Scholarship for Engineering

Mickael Cantin, a 2009 graduate of Pickford Area High school, has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the George and Anne MacDonald Memorial Scholarship. Mr. More...

Obituaries

Mildred 'Millie' Quance

Mildred "Millie" Quance, 68, of St. Ignace, died Thursday, August 6, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey, following a short illness. She was born in St. Ignace June 20, 1941, to Chester and Mildred (nee Simmons) Lancewicz. More...

William Amacher

William H. Amacher, 85, of St. Ignace, was a U.S. Navy veteran who enjoyed a career with a local lumber company and in construction. Mr. Amacher passed away Tuesday evening, August 4, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital. More...

Dennis Moore

Dennis Warren Moore, 59, of Rudyard, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2009, while fishing in the Upper Peninsula with a friend. He was born September 9, 1949, in Petoskey, to Harry and Violet (nee DeForrest) Moore. Mr. More...


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