Truck Show To Display Custom Rigs This Weekend

Parade of Lights Is Saturday at St. Ignace

Reversing a vehicle straight into a tight space is a skill that Ed Reavie says he has yet to master, and when it comes time to position the large semis in downtown St. Ignace for the annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show, he is always impressed to see the truckers easily slide the 70- to 80-foot-long rigs into position using […]

Horsepull Culture Is Highlight at Stalwart

Joe Harrison Upholds Family Tradition, Hopes Son Will Follow

Sunday after the Stalwart Fair, Joe Harrison removes the heavy iron shoes from the hooves of his draft horses, which had pulled in their last contest of the season the day before. The air is crisp, with the scent of campfires from the Stalwart Fairgrounds still lingering in the forest and fields nearby. The stretch of sandy road between the […]

Citizens Urge City: Find Way To Buy Waterfront



The St. Ignace City Council is being asked by some residents, and at least one council member, to be creative in finding ways to purchase 1.2 acres of Star Line’s waterfront property by its railroad dock, which the ferry company is offering for $680,000. Mayor Paul Grondin, during a council meeting Tuesday, September 4, was ready to support his real […]

City Addresses Charges of Charter, Law Violations



Charges that Council violated the Open Meetings Act in a secret meeting with its building inspector and that the city violated the city charter’s nepotism clause when it hired the daughter of a councilman this summer were among many agenda items discussed during St. Ignace City Council’s meeting Tuesday, September 4. In response to the Open Meetings Act charge, Council […]

Griffin May Relocate to Moran Twp.



Fire protection issues, residential development projects, and a proposed industrial development by Griffin Beverage Company occupied a well attended Moran Township Board of Trustees meeting at the Brevort Village Community Center Wednesday, September 5, where the township board agreed to study a tax abatement request by Griffin Beverage Company, which seeks to move its entire St. Ignace operation from the […]

Engineers To Study Aging Wastewater Plant

Mackinac Island Near Capacity for Water Use

As Mackinac Island’s aging wastewater treatment plant nears capacity and demands improvements, the newly appointed Moratorium Committee has hired an engineering firm at a cost of $35,435 to evaluate the plant and provide a plan of needed improvements and scenarios for future growth of the plant. The plan will detail what is needed, when it will be needed, and how […]

This Week:



• Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show and On the Waterfront Car, Toy, Truck Show and Swapmeet at St. Ignace Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. • Crop Walk at St. Ignace Sunday. • Snowmobile and ATV swap meet at Naubinway Saturday benefits the new snowmobile museum. • “Tales of Twain” community theater production at DeTour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. • Happy Apple […]

Moran Township Board Considers 13-unit Waterfront Condominium Project



The Moran Township Planning Commission is considering a proposal by Mike McNamara to build a 13-unit, site-condominium complex in view of Lake Michigan, on an undeveloped parcel between Mackinac Heights Road and Densmore Drive. The value of individual units is estimated to range from $400,000 to $700,000. Mr. McNamara seeks to re-zone a 25-acre parcel. He has requested township permission […]

Hospital Recognized for Smoke-free Efforts



Amy Dodds (left), Mackinac Straits Hospital’s co-manager of the radiology department and head of the tobacco-free awareness program for hospital employees, accepts an award from Melanie McDowell of Luce-Mackinac-Alger-Schoolcraft Health Department for providing a smoke-free environment and implementing a smoke-free policy at the hospital. Mackinac Straits Hospital became smoke-free Saturday, September 1. No smoking is allowed inside the facility or […]

Results of the Chippewa County Fair



The 2007 Chippewa County Fair ended Monday, September 3. Results of the various judging events that were available at press time Tuesday, September 4, are listed here. This year’s Miss Chippewa County Fair is Ashley Traynor, 19, of Kinross. First Runner-up is Pickford’s Alicia Priehs, 17. Second Runner-up is Kassandra Rader, 17, of Pickford. Third Runner-up is Melanie Mikolowski, 16, […]