August 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

City Tells Public About Poor Roads

Streets in the City of St. Ignace are crumbling from age, wear, and seasonal temperature changes, and the city will ask for a 1.5 mill tax levy in November for road repairs and preventive maintenance. More...

Ironworkers to Test Skills at Festival

Bridge Builders Celebrated at Mackinaw City

The sound of rivets being driven into place and the spirit of friendly competition are coming to Mackinaw City this weekend. More...

News

Michigan State University Extension Citizen Planner Program Offered in St. Ignace

The St. More...

Dark Sky Park Asks St. Ignace and Mackinaw City to Help With ‘Lights Out’ at Straits

Pure darkness provides the best panoramas of the night sky, and to improve the view locally and promote dark sky preservation, the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Emmet County planned “Lights Out Across the Straits.” It is a new More...

Coast Guard Rescues Five Near Mackinac Island Over Weekend

Five passengers aboard a 23-foot pleasure boat were assisted by the U. S. Coast Guard Friday evening, August 2, after the boat ran aground and began to take on water near Mackinac Island. There were no injuries reported. More...

Sports

Pickford Hay Days Race Results 2013

Pickford’s Hay Days 2K, 5K, and 10K race results from Saturday August 3, are listed below:  Hay 2K Results  The overall female winner for the Hay 2K was Hannah Heimonen of Sault Ste. More...

Brown, Clement to Join LHS Hall of Fame

Jim Clement, class of 2001, and Prentiss “Moie” Brown, Jr., class of 1944, will be part of the 2013 induction class into the LaSalle High School Hall of Fame at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, October 12. More...

Matson, Krause, Matson Win Hoops Golf Invite

The trio of Kevin Matson, Andy Krause, and Chris Matson carded an 18-hole score of 61 (30-31) to capture first place in the 21-team 11th annual Saints Basketball Golf Scramble at the St. Ignace Golf Club Saturday, August 3. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Vote at Every Opportunity Offered

To the Editor:  As an American citizen, I am voting this week, as I always do. It is one of our basic rights as Americans.  Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, the Constitution is an experiment, as all life is an experiment. More...

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Grondin, Litzner Will Vie for Mayor's Seat in St. Ignace

St. Ignace Mayor Paul Grondin and Connie Litzner will square off in the November election, having survived a three-way primary election race Tuesday, August 6, that also included Joe Durm. Mr. Grondin tallied 197 votes and Ms. More...

Hessel Boat Show Highlights Heritage

This Weekend: Cars, Boats, Art on Display

“This is the place for wooden boats,” said Barb Smith, chairperson for the 36th annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show Saturday, August 10. More...

Community Turns Out for Hay Days

Pickford Celebrates With Parade, Horse and Tractor Pulls

The Carl Reich Memorial Horse Pull highlights Hay Days in Pickford for Andy White (left) and Scott Stambaugh of Kinross, who ran a lightweight team Saturday, August 3. More...

Social

Drivers Personalize Cars for Straits Rally

Among the Decorated Cars, Rosenblum Family Adds Bridge Replica to Roof

Enthusiasm for MINI Coopers peaked during the MINI on the Mack parade and rally, and driver Steve Rosenblum of Chicago added an extra touch to his family car to celebrate the gathering. More...

St. Ignace Book Clubs Will Meet

St Ignace Public Library Book Clubs in August will combine morning and evening sessions together Thursday, August 15, at 10 a.m., featuring “Ape House” by Sara Gruen, at the library.  The morning book club regularly meets the third T More...

For the Record...

In the August 1 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article entitled “Car Show Added to Boat Show Lineup” it was incorrectly reported that the Cedarville Trojans Booster Club’s whitefish and chicken dinner is at the E.J. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Aue

Dorothy Marie Aue, 97, of Gravette, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013.  She was born April 13, 1916, in Parker County, Texas, to Frank Davis and Betty (nee Williams) Davis.  More...

Richard Taylor

Richard “Rick” Taylor, 68, of Houghton Lake, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc.  He was born September 29, 1944, in Detroit, to John and Zola (nee Detmer) Taylor.  He was gradu More...

Julanne Winberg

Julanne F. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Camp Considers U.S. Senate Race

-Two of the most influential congressmen on Capitol Hill have been in the media mix for the 2014 Republican nomination to run for the open seat of retiring Democrat Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator.  One declined. More...

Engadine & Gould City

August came in wet and a little cool.  The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis 2013 photography contest is underway. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best photographers in two categories. More...

Les Cheneaux

It has been a lovely week of weather, although the temperatures have been cool. It’s difficult to believe that the summer is passing so quickly and we’re already into the month of August.  We’ve just learned that Robert W. More...


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