June 30, 2007 RSS feed / Top News

Travelin' Buddy

"Taffey" keeps an eye on the road for his owner, J.R. Reagle, as the pair turn onto Main Street from Astor Street. Mr. Reagle is a carriage and dray driver for West Bluff residents Penny and John Barr. More...

News

Dr. Aaron Fraser on Duty at Island Medical Center

Dr. Aaron Fraser has been interested in medicine since he was a junior high student. "A bunch of my family got sick and I couldn't help them out," he said. "Ever since then, I've kind of devoted myself to furthering myself into medicine. More...

Bridge Anniversary Banquet Tickets Made Available by Lottery

People can apply now to enter a lottery for tickets to the Mackinac Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration banquet at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace Friday, July 27, at 6 p.m. More...

County Property Taxes Increase 8.58%

County residents will see an 8.58% increase in county operational millage for 2007. Following a truth in taxation hearing, Mackinac County commissioners approved the increase Thursday, June 14. More...

Columnists

Michigan Politics

'Water Wonderland'Wonders About Water

Drought-stricken California just had its driest one-year period since 1924 and is all the more prone to wildfires. Georgia has been battling drought for five years. More...

A Look at History

Jean Nicolet Was Little Known Explorer of Upper Great Lakes

A few steps up above the north pier of Arch Rock, accessible by a wooden staircase, stands a bronze plaque now almost a century old. Unveiled in 1915, the plaque commemorates Jean Nicolet, explorer of New France. More...

Maintaining Your Health on Mackinac

Dental Care Is Essential, Especially for People With Diabetes

The statistics on the prevalence of adult-onset diabetes and the multiple co-morbidities that ensue continue to be of concern. More...

New Trend in This Year's Trinkets

Hottest Summer Souvenirs Mark Bridge Anniversary

With the official celebration weekend marking the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge just one month away, souvenirs that chronicle bridge construction, history, and the Straits can be found at many area retail shops. More...

City Upholds Ban on Segway Vehicles

The City of Mackinac Island has vowed to enforce its ban of motor vehicles in the face of threats by disabled veterans and others to use Segway electric scooters on Mackinac Island. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Schmidt

Phyllis Lee Schmidt, 62, of Cheboygan, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She was born July 31, 1944, in Sault Ste. More...

Mariana 'Nan' Brown Rudolph

Memorial services for Mariana Brown Rudolph of St. Ignace and Harlingen, Texas, who died February 4, 2007, in California, will be held Monday, July 2, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Shannon Gets Hole in One

Pat Shannon has been playing golf for only three years. He has never had a lesson and is still confused by the golf term "handicap. More...

Local Women Place in Lilac 10k; Susan Horn Takes First

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K Walk took place on the Island Saturday, June 9. Local residents placing in their respective age groups included Susan Horn of St. More...

Looking Back

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, June 25, 1892 Grand Hotel opens its doors July 1st. W.E. McAdams is opening a fine store on the Island. Anthony Bros. have arrived at the Island for the season. The telegraph cable between St. More...

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