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St. Ignace Throws Street Party for Bayside Festival

Music Draws 1,300 on Hot Summer Day – And Everyone’s Smiling

The music of three live bands, entertainment, food, games for children, and near perfect weather drew more than 1,300 people to downtown St. Ignace Saturday, August 6. More...

News

Millages in Garfield and Portage, Library in DeTour Get Voter Approval

Voters approved renewal millages in Garfield and Portage townships in Mackinac County and in DeTour Township in Chippewa County Tuesday, August 2, the only August elections held in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Divers Come From All Over the World To Explore Straits Shipwreck Preserve

Underwater Treasure Hunt To Challenge Divers at St. Ignace

It’s cold, quiet, and dark. Everything is fuzzy and gray. Then, looming behind layers of silt, a shipwreck appears.  “It’ll just open up. More...

Women’s Native American Drum Group Takes Part in Fab Friday Activities at St. Ignace

Six women sit in a circle at the Father Marquette memorial, beating on their small hand drums and letting their voices carry Ojibwe words through the streets of downtown St. More...

Obituaries

Betty Kelly

Betty Jane (nee Crawford) Kelly, 88, died Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace.  She was born April 11, 1923, in Stalwart to Chester Charles and Mabel Ann (nee Waybrant) Crawford.  More...

Merle Utter

Merle M. Utter, 98, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday evening, August 7, 2011, with his wife at his side. More...

Georgiana Gustafson

Georgiana Lucille Gustafson, 91, of St. Ignace, passed away Thursday morning, August 4, 2011, at Evergreen Living Center, surrounded by her family, after a lingering illness. She was born October 6, 1919, in Superior, Wisconsin, to George J. More...

Columns

Camp Has Pivotal Role on Capitol Hill

Michigan Politics

Northern Michigan’s three Republican congressmen joined the majority of the state’s House delegation and Democratic Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow last week in voting to raise the debt limit by at least $2.1 trillion, thus preven More...

Les Cheneaux

We’ve experienced some warm temperatures here in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, but nothing compared to the unbearable heat being felt in many other places in the United States. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Two new staff members join Engadine Consolidated Schools. Dr. Corey Helgesen has been hired as a half time high school principal and half time junior high science teacher. Dr. More...

Boat Show Is Saturday

Les Cheneaux

More than 120 antique wooden boats are expected to be on display at the 34th annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show in Hessel Saturday, August 13. More...

Piippos Named Citizens of Year

Rudyard

Husband and wife Tom and Kris Piippo have served the community of Rudyard for decades, purposely dodging the bright lights of praise whenever possible. More...

Social

Engadine’s Oberle Honored as 2011 Legionnaire of The Year

Lou Oberle of Engadine was honored as Michigan’s first Legionnaire of the Year at the State Convention of American Legion Posts this summer.  “It was a total surprise and a real honor to be chosen as Legionnaire of the Year,” More...

Schmidt, Boogie 2 Shooz Will Perform at St. Ignace Marina

Claudia Schmidt will perform for Locals on the Bay Wednesday, August 10, at the St. Ignace Marina. Boogie 2 Shooz will perform for Bayside Live! Thursday, August 11. Both concerts are at 7 p.m.  Ms. More...

Music Festival A Winner

Above: The wine table is kept ready with etched wine glasses and Radina Todorova fills a decanter with a crowd-favorite white wine. Ms. More...

Sports

Steve Becker To Be Inducted Into LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame

Steve Becker, a 1985 graduate of LaSalle High School (LHS) and a key figure in the Saints’ 26-5 record for 1982, 1983, and 1984, will be inducted into the LHS Sports Hall of Fame at the Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, August 27.  In 1983, More...

Morgan Gustafson Donates To Saints Basketball Teams

Morgan Gustafson donates the $200 she won from the City of St. Ignace as a prize for her selection as Miss St. Ignace to Saints basketball coach Dorene Ingalls. More...

Golf and Horseshoe League Results

Munoscong Mixed Doubles   The foursome of Ken and Maddie Wilkie and Rich Cottle and Joyce Alley carded 30 with 11 putts for first place in the Munoscong Mixed Doubles Golf League Thursday, August 4.  More...

Opinion

What to Do With the Ferry Franchise Fee Windfall

To the Editor:  What to do with its ferry franchise fee windfall was discussed at the July 27 Mackinac Island City Council meeting, according to the July 30 Mackinac Island Town Crier report [The St. Ignace News August 4].  More...

Let’s Be Neighborly: It’s Just a Dirt Road

To the Editor:  I’m the great-granddaughter of Chief Joesph Santigo, whose Indian Settlement was at the eight-mile junction (Mackinac Trail and M-123 highway north of St. Ignace). More...


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