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Toys Ready for Christmas Giving

Volunteers worked Friday, December 12, collecting and sorting all of the toys for the Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive before their distribution Saturday, December 13, to families in need from throughout the area. More...

News

Lighting Project Is Nearly Done at US-2/I-75 Interchange

Work has almost been completed on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s lighting project at the St. Ignace I-75/US-2 interchange. The light poles’ former metal halide bulbs are being replaced with more energy efficient LEDs. More...

Veterans Can Receive Help With Financial Emergencies

For emergency financial needs such as high home heating or electricity bills, the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund (MVTF) provides emergency grants to veterans and dependent family members to help them weather a short-term financial crisis. More...

Recreation Agreement Between Township, City Is Tabled for Now

The Moran Township Board of Trustees weighed its options on renewing its recreation agreement with the City of St. Ignace at its Wednesday, December 3, meeting. More...

Obituaries

Marilyn Blaisdell

Marilyn June Blaisdell, 80, of Moran, died Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at home, surrounded by her daughters. She was born March 30, 1934, to Raymond and Erma (nee Rocky) Skiba in Alpena. More...

Margaret Heinlein

Margaret Pauline Heinlein, 93, of Elwell, was a frequent visitor to the St. Ignace area during the time that her son, Gary, was editor of The St. More...

William Pedrin

Newberry resident William G. Pedrin, 51, died Sunday morning, December 14, 2014. He was born March 29, 1963, to Gerald and Violet (nee Kisro) Pedrin in Manistique. Mr. Pedrin was graduated from Newberry High School. More...

Columns

Coping With Fading Capitol Hill Clout

Michigan Politics

For the past quarter century, according to the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call, Michigan has consistently ranked in the top 10 states in congressional clout. More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGOThe St. Ignace EnterpriseThursday, December 17, 1914 More...

Engadine-Gould City

There will be eight consecutive fly-tying classes starting Tuesday, January 6, and continuing through Tuesday, February 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Engadine Library at Engadine Consolidated Schools. More...

Lake Levels Rise

Water levels in the Great Lakes are rising and are now higher than average, good news for recreation and shipping. More...

Deer Harvest Down 30% - 40% in U.P.

Two Hard Winters Plus Heavy Snow This Year Are Factors in Poor Season

The 2014 firearm deer season concluded November 30, and challenging conditions and lower deer numbers in some areas have led to fewer deer being taken this year. More...

How Are Our Schools Teaching Drug Message?

Michigan Offers a Strong Drug Awareness Curriculum, Educators Say, and More Schools Could Be Using It

Legalizing marijuana for medical use changed the way many high school students think about the drug, making them more accepting of it, says local state police education officer Fred Strich, because many local students are growing up with it in their More...

Sports

Friendly Rivalry: St. Ignace, Island Players Compete in Street Hockey Game

During a weekend of community get-togethers and celebration of the holiday season on Mackinac Island, players took to Main Street to compete in friendly game of street hockey, coordinated by captain More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints, Orioles to Tip-Off Hall of Fame Weekend The St. Ignace Saints and Ludington Orioles girls basketball teams will tip-off the LaSalle High School Hall of Fame weekend in the first matchup between the schools Friday, December 19. More...

Comets Celebrate Homecoming; Remain Perfect at 5-0

The Mackinaw City Comets girls basketball team remains perfect (5- 0) on the season and 4-0 in the Northern Lakes Conference. More...

Opinion

What Do You Want for Christmas?

To the Editor: My wife asked me the other day what I wanted for Christmas. I don’t want anything packaged in ribbons and bows and paper. I just want her and the kids to be happy, healthy, and thankful. More...

Pleased With Surgical Care

To the Editor: More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

January 2015 Winterfest, January 16 –18, Mackinaw City February 2015 Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship, February 12 –15, St. Ignace. Snowsfest, February 12 –15, Cedarville Free Fishing Weekend, February 14 - 15 More...

Public Meetings

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...


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