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Crowds Enjoy Farming Heritage Displays at 105th Stalwart Fair

Old-fashioned Horsepower Still Impresses

Allen Buckner keeps his team of horses on track as they easily carry the sled the distance during horse pull competition at the Stalwart Fair Saturday, September 11. More...

News

Chippewa-Mackinac Retired School Personnel Meet September 23

The Chippewa-Mackinac Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will host a membership meeting Thursday, September 23, at noon at the VFW Hall in Brimley. More...

Thompson Finds Friendly Citizens, but Poor Living Conditions, During Iraq Tour

“It's a whole different world over there,” said Nathyn Thompson of his eight-month service in Iraq, where he saw poor living conditions but said most people were friendly to the Americans. Specialist Thompson of St.  More...

DeTour Will Host Fall Festival Saturday

The village of DeTour is preparing for its Happy Apple Scarecrow Festival, taking place Saturday, September 18. Highlights of the fall festival will include a scarecrow-building contest and apple-themed recipes   More...

Sports

Football

Saints Drop Overtime Home Heartbreaker To Ramblers   Coach Marty Spencer called the St. More...

LHS Athletic Passes Deadline Is Sept. 17

LaSalle High School athletic passes should be purchased by Friday, September 17, at the high school office. They cost $200 for a family, $100 for an adult up to age 55, $50 for an adult age 55 to 65, and $80 for a student. More...

Coach Evashevski To Be Inducted into LHS Hall of Fame

The love of the sport and dedication to the program is why John Evashevski coached the LaSalle High School wrestling team for 25 years.   Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

A Look Below Top of Ticket

“I will take an oath of bipartisanship.” --vow of Democratic Secretary of State nominee Jocelyn Benson   Atop the tickets, GOP gubernatorial nominee Rick Snyder and Democrat Virg Bernero are subjects of escalating waves of TV ads More...

St. Ignace

Rick and Clarlyn Ledy will host a barn dance Saturday, September 18, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at their house in Moran. The event will include a soup and apple pie baking contest, music, hay rides, and a chainsaw carver. More...

DEAL ME IN

The Price of Your Free Lunch

Dear Mark: In general, how much money has to be gambled to earn enough points for complimentary meals and hotel rooms. I've always gotten vague responses from the casinos and gamblers. Morris R.   More...

Tractor Buffs Will Bring Their Best

Mackinac Bridge Parade Planned Friday

About 850 antique tractors are expected to be on display in Mackinaw City and St. Ignace this weekend, and they will cross the Mackinac Bridge in a parade Friday, September 17, during the Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Show. More...

Library Opening Soon

Oct. 23 Is Open House

While some public libraries across the country are slashing hours and services, or sometimes closing entirely in the face of budget woes, people in the village of Pickford have been busy raising funds and planning to establish a Pickford Community L More...

Ferry Plans Draw Public Comment

Two points made by the Mackinac Island City Council at its meeting Wednesday, September 8, were that the council has only just begun to explore the purchase of harbor property from Union Terminal Piers and is not committed to the prospect, and that More...

Social

Nelson, O’Grady

Miranda Nelson and Christopher O’Grady were united in marriage March 10, 2009, in Key West, Florida. They renewed their marriage vows for family and friends Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Singer Castle on Dark Island on the St. More...

Memphis Schlegel

Todd and Christy (nee Mapes) Schlegel of Renton, Washington, announce the birth of their son, Memphis James Schlegel, born Thursday, June 24, 2010. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Kangas, Wornstaff, Hines Earn Academic Honors

Korin Kangas of Curtis was named to the dean’s list for the seco nd semester at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba. Ms. Kangas had a 4.0 grade point average. More...

Obituaries

Donald Hamlin

Donald Glenn Hamlin, 74, of Cedarville, died Thursday, September 9, 2010, at his home.   He was born July 2, 1936, in Detroit, to Samuel and Elvira (nee Pearson) Hamlin.   More...

Mary Nichols

Mary Elizabeth Nichols, 60, of St. Ignace, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 4, 2010, at her home.   She was born May 28, 1950, in California, to Guthrie and Virginia Nichols.   More...

Robert Black

Robert C. Black, 81, of St. Ignace, died Wednesday, September 8, 2010, at VitalCare Hospice House in Cheboygan.   He was born April 27, 1929, in Dearborn.   Mr. Black enjoyed a career with Ford Motor Company for 30 years. More...

Opinion

Questions Motives Behind City Consideration of Ferry Service

To the Editor: Last week's article in The St. Ignace News headlined “Island Officials Share Views on Ferry Access” quoted many expressions of concern from city officials about the high cost of boat fares.   More...

Ferry Monopoly Idea Puzzling, Disappointing

To the Editor: The more I dig into the reasons for the City of Mackinac Island formulating plans to assure a monopoly of ferry service to the fantastic and "Somewhere in Time" destination of Mackinac Island the more it puzzles and greatly disappoin More...

St. Ignace Woman Went Out of Her Way To Help Motorists

To the Editor: St. Ignace, what a friendly town. My wife, I, and our two dogs were coming back from camping in the Upper Peninsula Monday, August 23, when our car broke down on “the bridge.” We were towed back to St. More...


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