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Harbor Project Gets OK

Construction of a transient boating facility at Cedarville will use funds offered by the Michigan Waterways Commission, which will pay for half of the project. More...

‘Something You Don’t Forget’: Community Witnessed Sinking

In a dense fog on the morning of Friday, May 7, 1965, two lake freighters collided off the shore of Mackinaw City, sending the Cedarville to the bottom and killing 10 of her 35-man crew.  More...

Wilk Will Continue To Manage Ambulance Service

Mark Wilk will continue as the area’s emergency medical services manager under Cheboygan Life Support Systems (CLSS), which took over from Allied EMS April 1. Mr. More...

News

Changes Come to H-2B Visa Worker Program With April 29 Ruling

Several aspects of the federal H- 2B visa worker program that brings hundreds of workers to businesses in the Straits of Mackinac area were changed Wednesday, April 29, after a joint ruling from the United States Department of Labor and Department of More...

GM Designer To Be Car Show Guest of Honor

St. Ignace Car Show: Chevrolet Performance, Linda Vaughn To Return

Those in need of a vital dose of chrome, car wax, and 93-octane gasoline need not wait for long, as the 2015 St. Ignace Car Show is just around the corner. More...

Rock and Run Race Coming to St. Ignace May 16

Half Marathon, 5K Will Aid Mackinac Straits Health System

Music and runners will come together St. Ignace Saturday, May 16, during the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation’s first Rock n’ Run race.  More...

Sports

Munising Mustangs Sweep Kiwanis Track and Field Invitational in St. Ignace

The Munising Mustangs swept the St. Ignace Kiwanis track invitational Friday, May 1. The Kiwanis Club in St. More...

Root Receives Trethewey Award

Jerry Root, a former sportswriter for Les Cheneaux Islands Weekly Wave and The St. More...

Bailey To Attend MCC

Bruce Bailey, son of Sherry and James Bailey of Drummond Island, will attend Muskegon Community College to study and play basketball for the Jayhawks. More...

Columns

Detroit Native Carson Joins GOP 2016 Mix

Michigan Politics

As national media buzz escalates about a possible long shot 2016 GOP presidential bid by Governor Rick Snyder, now this week comes Detroit native Dr. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Spring has sprung, the outside to-do list is piling up, and everyone in the neighborhood is enjoying the blue sky, sunshine, and above-normal temperatures.  A visit from Micki and Warren Bailey of Canadian Lakes was enjoyed by Micki’s sist More...

Brevort

The thunder was rumbling, lightning flashing, and a bit of rain came late Sunday evening, May 3. We could have used more rain, but every little bit helps.  Tracy Movalson loves walking the beach along Lake Michigan. More...

50 Years Later, Cedarville Remembered at Straits

Sunken ships like the lake freighter Cedarville, the brig Sandusky, and the wooden bulk freighter Eber Ward are portrayed in models at the new Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum that opened at Mackinaw City this week. More...

Into the Depths: Divers Drawn To Wreck of Giant Freighter

On May 7, 1965 the lake freighter Cedarville’s sailing career came to an abrupt end when the ship capsized and sank just off Mackinaw City following a collision with another ship. More...

Saturday Night Events Planned

New Saturday night attractions will draw people downtown before the St. Ignace fireworks in July and August. More...

Social

Top Senior Academic Achievers Recognized by School Districts

Eighty-six students in the Class of 2015 earned EUP Principals Awards for academic achievement from the Eastern Upper Peninsula Secondary School Principals Association. More...

Izzydore ‘Izzy’ Visnaw

BIRTH

John and Rebekah Visnaw of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Izzydore Helena Noel “Izzy” Visnaw, born Monday, April 13, 2015, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Entertainment in Downtown St. Ignace

Events Are Free of Charge Unless Otherwise Noted

Mondays  Native American Cultural Teachings, Museum of Ojibwe Culture, 6:30 p.m.  “Voices in the Mist” Historical Walking Tours, Museum of Ojibwe Culture, 7 p.m.  “Haunted Harbors and Spirit Ships” Guided Ghost More...

Obituaries

Billie Stoneburner

Billie Elaine Stoneburner, 68, of Sault Ste. Marie, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born November 9, 1946, to Arthur and Eva (Hadix) Rosebohm in Petoskey.  Mrs. Stoneburner grew up in Petoskey. More...

Joseph ‘Joe’ Fenlon

Joseph “Joe” Gerard Fenlon, 55, of Hurst, Texas, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 26, 2015, owing to complications from COPD.  He was born September 18, 1959, to John R. and Rena Fenlon in St. Ignace.  More...

Mary Ney

Mary T. Ney, of St. Ignace and Palm Desert, California, passed away just before midnight Thursday, April 30, 2015. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

May 2015  26th Annual Zoo-De-Mackinac, May 15 – 17, Mackinaw City  Islands Wildlife Pike Fishing Contest, May 15 – 25, Les Cheneaux  Colonial Michilimackinac Pageant, May 23 – May 25, Mackinaw City  Mackinac Mem 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

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING APRIL 15, 2015 AT 7:00 PM   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings April 20, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding.   More...


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