August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Corvettes Converge at Straits

The Corvette Crossroads Auto Show Saturday, August 23, concluded with a Corvette parade over the Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace. A total of 174 Corvettes took part in the parade, with the cars making the crossing in several groups. More...

At Curtis, Art on the Lake Show Is Saturday

Curtis’ 15th annual Labor Day weekend Art on the Lake show will take place Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Erickson Center for the Arts park. More...

News

Wolf Hunt: Legislature, or Michigan Voters, May Decide

Political maneuvering is ongoing to determine whether the Natural Resources Commission or voters will decide whether a managed wolf hunt will be allowed in the state. More...

Fender to Fender: A Look at Traffic in Downtown Mackinac Island

Pedestrians, Cyclists, Horse-drawn Vehicles All Share Busy Main Street, Where Vacationers Just Want to Take in the Sights

Congestion on Main Street downtown has been an ongoing concern on Mackinac Island. More...

St. Ignace Police to Join Federal Data Exchange Program to Aid Crime Investigations

The St. More...

Obituaries

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Smith

Gerald “Jerry” Smith, 75, of Ballwin, Missouri, formerly of Hessel, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014, in Ballwin.  He was born October 8, 1938, to Clifford and Betty (nee Lamoreaux) Smith in St. More...

Daniel Seeley

Daniel W. Seeley, 60, of Mackinac Island, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014, on Mackinac Island.  He was born July 9, 1954, in Litchfield.  Mr. More...

Howard Cole

Howard W. Cole, 82, of Indian River, formerly of St. Ignace, died Friday, August 22, 2014, at his home.  He was born October 27, 1931, to Howard and Christine (nee Stevens) Cole in Durand.  Mr. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

August  •Arts Dockside, August 30 - 31, St. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings – Your Government at Work   Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings August 18, 2014  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

Bridge Walk Is Monday

The 57th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk will take place Labor Day Monday, September 1, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

Hospital Partner Search Goes On

Plans for a merger between Mackinac Straits Health System and MidMichigan Health will not go through, although the two entities will continue to develop surgery services in St. Ignace and explore other projects. More...

St. Ignace to Host 37th Annual Arts Dockside

Arts Dockside will return to the St. Ignace City Marina Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, with 92 vendors. On Saturday, the craft show will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

Cedarville Art in the Park Offers Demonstrations

Art in the Park will be Sunday, August 31, at Cedarville Waterfront Park on Hodeck Street. The event will include live music by Marty Feldhake, art, and art demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Erskine Is Officer of Year

Brad Erskine has been named the Newberry Correctional Facility’s 2014 Corrections Officer of the Year. He was selected to receive the award by his fellow staff members at the prison.  “It is very humbling,” Mr. Erskine said. More...

Sports

Jr. Saints Win Overtime Thriller to Open 2014 Season

The St.  More...

Metz, Tallaire Win St. Ignace Golf Club Junior Tournament

Above: In a St. Ignace Golf Club junior golf tournament Monday, August 18, competing in the age 13 and younger division (front, from left) Randy Rickley, Lane Matson, and Mason Matson tied for third. More...

Engadine Eagles Win Munising Volleyball Invitational August 23

The Engadine Eagles varsity volleyball team won the championship of the Munising volleyball invitational Saturday, August 23.  The Eagles went 7-1 in pool play after sweeping (2-0) Carney-Nadeau, Newberry, and Westwood and splitting (1-1) with M More...

Opinion

Law Would Put Decision In Hands of Wildlife Managers

To the Editor:  More...

Neighborly Service Found In St. Ignace

To the Editor:  Recently my family and I went on a family camping trip to the mouth of the Two Hearted River on Lake Superior. On our way home, my trailer tire blew out and, unfortunately, I was without a spare tire. More...

Columns

Benishek-Cannon Congressional Race Heats Up

Michigan Politics

Now that the primary is behind them, the race is rapidly heating up between 1st District U.S. More...

Brevort

Last week’s rain was welcome as we’ve had quite a stretch of dry weather. Gardens have perked up and perhaps the blueberry harvest will continue. The tame raspberries are just about at the end of their season and they were good.  More...

DeTour

The installation of new road signs has taken our little village back in time 115 years and changed the meaning of our name. More...


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