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Plan Would Use Horse Waste for Electric Power

Mackinac Island plans to convert its horse manure and sewage treatment sludge to electricity and use the heat byproduct to grow vegetables under a plan that was explained by the Board of Public Works (BPW) Wednesday, July 28, at a city council meeti More...

Woman Hurt, Robbed on Mackinac Trail

A 39-year-old woman from St. Helen was attacked and robbed on Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace Township Tuesday, July 27, between 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. More...

News

Tourism Soft So Far This Summer at Straits Historic Sites, Parks Report

Commission Hopes for Exemption for Tree Cutting at Mackinac Island Airport

Historic sites at the Straits of Mackinac are coasting through the season, with attendance down 9% from last year at all five Mackinac State Historic Parks properties. Revenue is also down, by approximately 4%, through mid-July.   More...

Chippewa County Airport Receives $1.24 Million Grant for Improvements

Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie has received a $1.24 million grant for airport maintenance and improvements, U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak announced Monday, August 2. The funding was provided by the U.S. More...

First-time Hessel Boat Show Entry False Start Overcomes Near Disaster

Behind the gleam of every antique wooden boat at the 33rd annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show lies a story. More...

Sports

Paquin, Aikens Earn Medals at National Games

Christina Paquin of St. Ignace won a gold medal in 200 freestyle swimming and Joan Aikens of Sault Ste. More...

New Foundation Laid for Visitors Locker Room

Masons Scott Matson and Jack McLean (from left) lay blocks for the new foundation of the visitors locker room at McCann field in St. More...

Saints Cross Country Will Hold Meeting August 9

An informational meeting for St. Ignace high school and junior high cross-country athletes will be Monday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, reported coach Emily Fullerton. More...

Mackinac County Election Results - Free Access

Snyder, Bernero Win Primaries for Governor

Ann Arbor business executive Rick Snyder beat four other Republican contenders for Governor Tuesday and will run against Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero in November. Mr. Bernero beat House Speaker Andy Dillon, his only Democratic opponent. Mr. More...

Bayside Music Festival Is Sat.

Showcasing a variety of music from four Michigan bands, along with a menu of barbecue and family games, the second annual Bayside Music Festival is slated for Saturday, August 7, in front of the marina in St. Ignace.   More...

Lighthouse Volunteers Aid Drifting Boat

Holding a rope in hand, Pat McLaughlin rode in a Zodiac inflatable boat with Mary Ann Moore toward St. Helena Island Tuesday, July 27. More...

Genealogy Session To Offer Research in Regional Records

Those interested in discovering more about French or Native American branches in their family tree will have a chance to do so at a genealogy gathering Saturday, August 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Ignace Middle School cafeteria.   More...

Social

Ryerse Family Gathers in St. Ignace for Reunion, Games

Thirty members of the Ryerse family of St. Ignace gathered for a reunion Wednesday, July 7, at the home of Jack and Jackie (nee Ryerse) Laver. The gathering featured children’s games and reminiscing.   More...

Nordquist Twins Receive Top Academic Honors

Twins Olivia and Eric Nordquist of Clarkston were graduated summa cum laude and top senior scholars from Clarkston High School. More...

Engaged

Collins, O’Connell

Dr. John and Barb Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Cedarville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ellyn Collins, to Dr. More...

Obituaries

William ‘Billy’ Ryan

William “Billy” John Ryan, Jr., 49, of Pickford, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 29, 2010, while working in Grand Rapids.   He was born November 14, 1960, in Detroit.   Until Mr. More...

Beatrice Brisson

Beatrice Ida Miller Brisson, 92, of DeTour Village, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.   She was born November 8, 1917, in McCarron, to James and Ida (nee Tuck) Dyer.   Mrs. More...

Arthur Pechta

Arthur L. Pechta, 87, of St. Ignace, died peacefully at his home Thursday, July 29, 2010.   He was born in Allenville, March 21, 1923, to William and Lempi (nee Makela) Pechta.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Money Pipeline for State Candidates

With conclusion of the primary season, big money from afar will be at play in Michigan for the November 2 election.   More...

St. Ignace

Adam Dontz of Plainfield, Illinois, was a recent visitor at the home of Laurie and Allen Stempki in St. Ignace. More...

News From St. Ignace Area Schools

It was recently reported that the St. Ignace Area Schools received district-wide accreditation from the Advanced Ed North Central Commission on Accreditation. St. More...


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