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Art Fair, New Bridge Walk Planned at Curtis

Art on the Lake will be joined by a new event, the Curtis Bridge Walk, to celebrate Labor Day weekend in Curtis this year. The art show and bridge walk are planned for Saturday, September 5.   More...

WWII Airplane To Circle Mackinac Bridge

Available for Free Public Tours at Mackinac Island Saturday

One, possibly two World War II airplanes will fly over the Mackinac Bridge Saturday, September 5. The flight over the bridge by a 1944 Douglas C-47 Skytrain is estimated to be seen at approximately 10:15 a.m. More...

Cuts to State Animal Program Will Not Have Big Impact on Mackinac Island

Cuts to the animal inspection program at the Michigan Department of Agriculture are not expected to have a big impact on animals or horse stables on Mackinac Island. More...

County Takes Planning Board Down to Seven Members, Eyes Ordinance

Mackinac County commissioners whittled the number of county planning commissioners down to seven, from a proposed board of nine, to save the county money, while considering an ordinance outlining the planning commission's role in the county. More...

News

St. Ignace Area Schools Announces Bus Routes, First Day Plans

The 2009-2010 school year will get underway for St. Ignace Area School District students and staff Tuesday, September 8.   All students in kindergarten through 12th grades will attend a half day Tuesday with dismissal at 11:45 a.m. More...

DNR Open Houses Set for Sept. 15, 17

Public comment on proposed forest management treatments in the Sault Ste. Marie management unit for 2011 can be made at Department of Natural Resources open houses Tuesday, September 15, and Thursday, September 17.   More...

Business Loop Construction Confuses Drivers on St. Ignace’s Main Road

St. Ignace residents have complained that the construction project on Business Loop I-75 in St. Ignace has been a confusing obstacle to maneuver this summer. The St. More...

Obituaries

Jack Ryerse

Jack Ryerse, 90, of St. Ignace, was a World War II veteran who later enjoyed a career as a businessman in St. Ignace and a bank manager on Mackinac Island. He was a strong promoter of local youth sports. Mr. More...

Edward Hessel

Edward Charles Hessel, 80, died of lung cancer at Bay Bluffs Residence Home in Harbor Springs Monday, August 31. More...

Floyd Mosher

Floyd Mosher, 93, of Sitka, Alaska, died Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at the Sitka Pioneers Home.   He was born November 21, 1915, in St. Ignace to Frank and Ellen (nee Chenier) Mosher.   Mr. More...

Opinion

Newspaper Brings Welcome Reminder of Straits Community Life

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Great Sports Preview

To the Editor: Congratulations to Dave Latva for the excellent 2009 Fall Sports Preview. I hope the students realize and appreciate the wonderful coverage of their years in sports. Pete Ney St. Ignace   More...

Water-ski Feat a Success!

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Mike North and Craig Skutt rode behind a ferry boat to Mackinac Island Monday, August 31, Mr. North on water skis and Mr. Skutt in a tube. The feat, the first of its kind, raised about $800 for Friends of the Animals in Mackinac County and the St. More...

St. Ignace Marina To Host Arts Dockside

Three Communities Plan Art Festivals

Arts Dockside is, for some, a time to stroll around the St. Ignace waterfront to purchase crafts, enjoy music and entertainment, and relax during the Labor Day weekend. For others, the show is a tradition.   More...

Artists To Demonstrate Talents at Cedarville

Arts, crafts, and music will take over the waterfront park in Cedarville Saturday, September 5, when the Les Cheneaux Area Artisans Cooperative hosts its ninth annual Music and Art in the Park festival. More...

Cut River Bridge Work Delayed to Oct. Finish

Completion on the Cut River Bridge repair project to replace structural steel, pour new concrete, and install new railings is being delayed until the end of October owing to unforeseen complications and delays, said project manager Pete Paramski, a More...

Riders Raise More Than $6,000 for EUP Special Olympics

The annual Special Olympics Bike/Walk EUP fundraiser raised more than $6,000 with the help of Arnold Line Ferry and Mackinac Island Carriage Tours Tuesday, August 18. More...

Lot Sizes May Be Increased in Island Village

Minimum lot size requirements for new parcels in Harrisonville should be doubled, say Mackinac Island Master Plan Committee members, who want to reducing density there to relieve the burden on the city’s wastewater treatment plant and increase More...

Social

Elliott, LaRocque

Megan Elizabeth Elliott and Edward John LaRocque, of Charlotte, North Carolina, were united in marriage Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Lighthouse Pointe, St. Ignace. The Reverend Peter Carli officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony. More...

McLarty, Prince

Laura Joanne McLarty and Michael Robert Prince of Cedarville were joined in marriage Saturday, August 22, 2009, at Little Stone Church on Mackinac Island with the Reverend Dr. Vincent Carroll officiating. More...

Sports

Eagles Claw Tigers in Eight-man Football; Hood Sets School Records

Hood Sets Single Game and Career Touchdown Marks

Senior Phillip Hood set two school records while leading the Engadine Eagles to a 50-14 nonconference win over the Carsonville-Port Sanilac Tigers during an eight-man football game Saturday, August 29.   More...

St. Ignace Saints Drop Non-League Season Opener to Charlevoix Rayders, 28-14

Charlevoix tied the score at 14 with 22 seconds left in the first half, jump starting the Rayders’ offense to two second-half touchdowns while the defense held St. More...

Jerry Gallagher Selected to LHS, UP Sports Halls of Fame

Jerry Gallagher, teacher, coach, and school administrator in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and formerly in St. Ignace, has been selected to both the LaSalle High School and Upper Peninsula Sports Halls of Fame.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

State Reflections on ‘Liberal Lion’ Kennedy

Senator Ted Kennedy failed in his 1980 bid to become president. More...

Mackinac Island

Sunday, August 23, was a picture perfect day on our beautiful Island. The warm temperatures and bright sunshine brought many visitors to Mackinac. More...

Rudyard

Doris Bradley and Otto Suggitt are the new owners of the Clyde’s restaurant in Kinross.   More...


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