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100 Vendors Coming to Art Show

Mackinaw City Hosts Weekend Events

About 100 vendors will display and sell their work at the Fine Arts and Crafts Show in Mackinaw City Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, at Conkling Park. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. More...

Lake Michigan Towns Market Waterfront To Draw Tourists

Regional Trends – Tourism

A story in The St. Ignace News’ ongoing series bringing our readers fresh perspectives on the top issues facing the Straits area and the Eastern Upper Peninsula.   More...

Curtis Community Enjoys ‘Fish and Visitors’

Performances for Fish and Visitors were given Sunday, July 30, through Tuesday, August 1, at the Erickson Center in Curtis. More...

News

McDowell Gives Citizens Update at Town Hall Meeting

Representative Calls for Public Ideas

State Representative Gary McDowell held a sparsely attended town hall meeting Thursday, August 20, at the Mackinac County Annex Building in St. Ignace to discuss Michigan's economy with his constituents. Mr.  More...

Clark Twp: Don’t OK Variances Based on Ordinance – Yet

The Clark Township Planning Commission is asking that the township Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) not approve building variances based on the new township zoning ordinance, which is not yet approved. More...

Golfers To Raise Funds for Moses Dialysis Unit and Island Clinic

Golfers will begin teeing off at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 27, for the eighth annual The Jewel at Mackinac golf tournament at Grand Hotel and Wawashkamo golf courses on Mackinac Island. More...

Sports

Saints 1965 Football Team To Be Inducted Into LHS Hall of Fame

The 1965 St. Ignace Saints football squad will be the first team inducted into the LaSalle High School (LHS) Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, October 17.   More...

Margo Brown Wins St. Ignace Golf Club Junior Tournament

The St. Ignace Golf Club held a junior golf tournament Wednesday, August 5. More...

Trojans’ Jessica Duncan Named Class C/D MVP at All-State Hoops Camp

Jessica Duncan of the Cedarville Trojans closed out her outstanding high school sports career by being named one of the two Class C/D Most Valuable Players at the All- State Hoops Camp in Brighton Sat More...

Cultures Come Together at Straits This Weekend

Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow

The third annual "Rendezvous at the Straits" traditional powwow will be Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, at the Father Marquette National Memorial in St. Ignace. More...

Free Services Offered Monday

Project Connect To Aid Needy Families

People are in need of health services, supplies, and housing in St. Ignace, says Ronda Schlehuber, Housing First coordinator. More...

Use of Road Commission Land Nixed

Legal Advice: Reserve Property for Own Projects

The Mackinac County Road Commission unanimously decided to restrict the use of its property to road commission projects upon legal advice during its Tuesday, August 18, meeting. More...

Corvettes To Be Highlight Saturday

The 20th Corvette Crossroads Auto Show will roar into Mackinaw City Saturday, August 29, with registration at 9 a.m. Corvettes will be displayed free of charge at Mackinaw Crossings Mall at 10 p.m.   More...

Les Cheneaux Dredging Gets $500K Boost

The project to dredge the Les Cheneaux channels received a $500,000 boost Thursday, August 20. The money is being allocated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. More...

Cuts at Marina Will Help Eliminate Deficit

City Marina Director Gives Report to Council

To eliminate a budget deficit, the St. Ignace city marina has cut its expenses by about $66,000 so far this year, according to a financial report presented to St. Ignace City Council by Marina Director Gene Elmer at its Monday, August 17, meeting. More...

Social

Brady Earns Bachelor of Arts Degree

Kevin Brady of St. Ignace received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science education from Western Governors University July 11.   More...

Sorenson Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Family, Friends

Duane and Dorothy Sorenson of Springfield, Missouri, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 6, 1959, in Key West, Florida, where Mr. Sorenson was attending sonar school with the U.S. Navy.   More...

Aurora Oderfer

Briana and Chris Oderfer of Lemoore, California, announce the birth of their daughter, Aurora Sky Oderfer, born Saturday, July 18, 2009, at Naval Hospital of Lemoore. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Edward McGuire, Jr.

Edward J. McGuire, Jr., 85, of Gould City, was a United States veteran of two wars. Mr. McGuire died Monday, August 17, 2009, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

A Sheriff at Your Kitchen Table?

Early in election campaigns -- before the position papers, debates, and TV ads -- non-incumbent candidates strive to gain name ID by speaking out on news of the day and, sometimes, performing publicity gigs. More...

DeTour

I attended the opening night performance of “Chicago” last night. This was the best community theater production I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen most of the recent plays in this area, and many downstate. More...

Les Cheneaux

The Les Cheneaux Historical Association held its second annual “High Tea” Monday, August 17, honoring the many volunteers who helped with projects throughout the summer selling tickets, baking for special occasions, hosting special event More...


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