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Engle Is Advocate of Year

‘100% Committed To Families,’ Ronda Engle Earns Second Award

Ronda Engle has earned the Child Advocate of the Year Award in recognition of her work with children and families. She works in Indian Outreach through the Department of Human Services in Mackinac County. Mrs. Engle, of St. More...

News

Leftover Franchise Fees of $45,074 Will Decrease City’s Reliance on 2012 Fees

With $351K Budgeted This Year, City of Mackinac Island Proposes Setting Up Rainy Day Fund for Legal Fees As They Arise

The City of Mackinac Island will use $45,074 in leftover 2011 ferry franchise revenue and $504,926 from this year’s anticipated collection to balance the city budget, the city council decided Wednesday, March 28. More...

Michigan Leads Great Lakes States in Personal Income Growth, Ranks 15th in Nation

Michigan’s personal income grew 5.2% in 2011 – the highest per capita level in a decade – and ranks 15th in the nation, according to a new report by the U.S. More...

All Incumbents Will Run Unopposed May 8

Mackinac Island

All Mackinac Island city offices are up for election, along with two city council seats for the May 8 election, although none of the offices are being contested.  The deadline to apply for absentee ballots is Saturday, May 5.  Mackinac Isla More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Softball Starts Season With 2-4 Record After First Week

Saints Softball 2-4 After First Week of Season   The St. Ignace Saints softball team is 2-4 after the first week of the season, with two victories taken on the road against Wolverine, 27- 5 and 28-2, Wednesday, April 18. More...

Maplewood Baptist Black Bears Softball Team

The Maplewood Baptist Academy Black Bears softball team: (front, from left) Hannah May, Mackenzie Williams, Shannon Rader, Olivia Mulder, Ashton Bonnee; (back) Harmony Bailey, Shelbie Williams, Coach More...

St. Ignace Girls First, Boys Third at Straits Area Conference Track Meet

The St. Ignace Saints girls finished first and the boys third during the first Straits Area Conference track meet of the season at the Kiwanis track complex in St. Ignace Thursday, April 19.  More...

Opinion

Conservancies Are Preserving Qualities That Make Area Precious

To the Editor:  I await the arrival of my The St. Ignace News and Weekly Wave each week in anticipation of learning about all that is happening in the Les Cheneaux area. More...

Northern Michigan Brass Band Performance Was a Treat

To the Editor:  The Northern Michigan Brass Band performance at the United Methodist Church April 15 was outstanding, and they said they would be back next year.  Gladys Tamlyn St. Ignace   More...

Auditors: Where Did $330,000 Go?

City of St. Ignace

St. Ignace City Council is planning a budget work session for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at City Hall, in light of the recent preliminary reports from the auditors. The entire city council and department heads or their representatives plan to attend. More...

No Prospects Yet For Old Hospital

County To Assume Responsibility For Outdated Facility by 2015 - Or Sooner

The outdated former hospital building on Burdette Street in St. More...

Brown Retires From City

Easygoing Diplomacy Marks Brown’s Influential Career as Attorney

Maps and historical photographs hang on the walls, and papers cover the desk. From his State Street office, Prentiss “Moie” Brown, Jr. turns his chair and looks out the window, across the water, as a Mackinac Island ferry glides by. More...

Social

Beaudoin Promoted in Coast Guard

Thomas Beaudoin, Jr. was promoted to Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Thursday, March 1. Captain Mike Davanzo, from the United States Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, presented the promotion.  Mr. More...

Students Named To Ferris Dean’s List

Several local students were named to the dean’s list at Ferris State University for the fall 2011 semester. Earning academic honors are Colin Chan, Kelsey Cryderman, and Christina Therrian, all of St.  More...

Fourteen Inducted Into Prentiss M. Brown National Honor Society at LaSalle

Fourteen students were inducted to the Prentiss M. Brown Chapter of the National Honor Society at LaSalle High School Tuesday, April 10. More...

Obituaries

Mary ‘Gullie’ Willis

Services are planned Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, for Mary “Gullie” Margaret (nee Andrews) Willis, 75, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, formerly of Hessel. Mrs. Willis passed away February 15, 2012.  More...

David ‘Pee Wee’ Fox, Sr.

David Curtis “Pee Wee” Fox, Sr., 67, of Rapid River, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, at Marquette General Hospital following complications from a heart attack.  He was born June 30, 1944, in Battle Creek, to Daniel “Dave&rd More...

Chloe Richard

Chloe Ann Richard, 67, of Lafayette, Indiana, died Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Indiana University Health.  She was born November 30, 1944, in St. Ignace to Glen and Irene Visnaw Arnold.  Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Multiple Campaigns By The Romneys

After the successful 1963-69 reign of Governor George Romney, the family has had mixed electoral success—none at the federal level— and now awaits the outcome of son Mitt Romney’s second presidential bid. The Romney runs:  More...

DeTour

With days in the 50s and nights in the 20s, we know that it’s spring in DeTour, and spring means plans to announce for summer activities, and even a few plans for fall.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Museum curator Mary Hill reports there will be several interesting speakers on the agenda this summer. The staff is working to have both of the museums open Memorial Day weekend, and a Flag Day celebration will be Thursday, June 14.  More...


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