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$10K Grant To Aid St. Ignace Skating

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has allocated 2% of Kewadin Casinos slot revenues to organizations and causes in the communities where the casinos are located, including a $10,000 donation to Little Bear East Arena in St. More...

News

Officials Deal See No Local Problems With Vote Recount; Schuette Files Lawsuit To Stop It

Over the past few days, the recount of the recent presidential election has been much in the news. First, there was a move by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to ask for a recount. More...

Rescuers Locate St. Ignace Man After Search Near Castle Rock

A St. Ignace man who had been missing near Castle Rock during the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 30, was found unhurt and sleeping in a nearby camper later that day after a search by several police and response agencies. More...

Pressure Increases for Action on Line 5, the Sierra Club Says

A federal decision Sunday to halt work on the Dakota Access Pipeline, called for by protestors, means there is more pressure on Michigan officials to shut down the flow of oil through Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac, said the Sierra Club a More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Defeat Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils in Home Opener

As the season begins for basketball, the awaited home opener for the Lady Saints of St. Ignace was played Saturday, December 3, with a noon start time. The competition was the Blue Devils of Grosse Pointe South. More...

Girls Basketball: Cedarville Trojans Defeat Boyne City Ramblers in Defensive Battle

The Trojans of Cedarville won when they hosted the Ramblers of Boyne City Friday, December 2, and with the season just getting underway, both teams had to shake off a little off-season rust. The game was oriented toward defense.  More...

Dwindling, Aging Pool of Officials Still Impacts Winter High School Sports Schedules

Each sports season brings challenges to a high school athletic director such as LaSalle’s Marty Spencer. Challenges during the winter include finding teams to fill out schedules and having enough officials available to work all the games.  More...

Opinion

CAC Sought Information on Tribal Deer Harvest To Encourage Working Together

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I have been a member of the Department of Natural Resources’ Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) for more than six years. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. The listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

City OKs Rental Housing Policies

Council Hears Update on Marina Season

The St. Ignace City Council approved the zoning ordinance amendment regulating housing in the community at its Monday, December 5, meeting. More...

WWII Collection Shared at Library

At Les Cheneaux, O’Brien Family Finds Mementos Stored in Trunks for Decades

World War II items from the personal collection of the late United States Army Air Corps veteran Clark O’Brien are on display at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville. More...

Historic Church Revives Evening of Caroling

The Christmas carol sing-a-along at the Gros Cap Church in Moran Township will take place Sunday, December 11. This is the first time it has been held since 2010. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last about an hour. More...

Social

Community Events Calendar

Wednesday, December 7  Jewels of the Straits Red Hat Society Christmas Gathering, 1 p.m., Mackinac Grille, St. Ignace.  Techno-Gifting Made Easy, 6:30 p.m., Pickford Community Library, Pickford.  Thursday, December 8  More...

Upcoming Holiday Programs at Local Schools

Wednesday, December 7  • DeTour Middle School/High School Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., Gymnasium, DeTour.  Sunday, December 11  • Les Cheneaux Schools Middle School/High School Play, 3 p.m., Gymnasium, Cedarville.  Tuesday, More...

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Obituaries

Russell Goetz

Russell William Goetz, 46, of Raber, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, in Petoskey.  He was born January 24, 1970, to Phil and Norma (nee Westfall) Goetz in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Benjamin Hilts

Benjamin Ray Hilts, 35, of De- Tour Village, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born December 1, 1981, in Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Hilts grew up in the Mt. Pleasant area. More...

Connie Swanson

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Columns

DeVos, Romney Names Loom On Current Scene

Michigan Politics

Two of the biggest Republican names in Michigan politics – DeVos and Romney – have echoed across the land as of late as president-elect Donald Trump assembles his governmental and political team.  More...

A Family Christmas Tree Tradition

All About The Town

For many, artificial Christmas trees have become very popular over the years, but how many people still get a real tree for the holiday season?  To find this out, I visited two of the local tree markets here in St. Ignace. More...

St. Ignace

The weather has been great for outdoor activities, even though we still don’t have any snow.  John and Heidi Ogle and family from Grand Rapids visited John’s mother, Diane Ogle of Gros Cap. More...


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