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Police Will Check Car Seats to Improve Safety

The St. Ignace Police Department and the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office are partnering to launch a free child safety seat inspection program. More...

News

Downtown Development Authority Can Share Tax Capture With Library; Sidewalk Considered

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority has confirmed that it can use tax money to fund projects that will help to unite the public library and downtown, even though the library is just outside of the downtown district. More...

Fort de Buade Will Get $2,000 From DDA

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority agreed to give Fort de Buade Museum $2,000 a year for the next five years Friday, July 11. More...

2,000 ATVs to Cross Mackinac Bridge in New 2015 Event

At least 2,000 all-terrain-vehicles will cross the Mackinac Bridge October 10, 2015 during a four-day ride from St. Helen to Sault Ste. Marie to promote offroad trails in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Pomarius

Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Pomarius, 93, of Cedarville, died Friday, July 11, 2014, in Cedarville. She was born January 1, 1921, to Russell and Sarah “Ollie” (nee Crawford) Sims in Stalwart. Mrs. Pomarius grew up in Stalwart. More...

Robert ‘Ike’ Eisenhauer

Robert J. “Ike” Eisenhauer, Jr., 80, of Hessel, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at McLaren Hospital in Flint, after a prolonged illness. He was born October 20, 1933, to Robert Sr. and Cynthia Eisenhauer in Fairmont, West Virginia. More...

Theodore ‘Ted’ Stevenson

Service of Celebration and Memories for the Life More...

Meeting Minutes

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings July 7, 2014 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING JUNE 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM More...

Bridge Tolls Frozen

Tolls on the Mackinac Bridge will be kept at the current price for two years, instead of being increased, as planned, January 1, 2015. Toll increases were anticipated to fund upcoming resurfacing projects that have now been pushed back to 2030. More...

Former Hospital May Find Use

Bangor-based Beacon Specialized Living Services plans to take over the old hospital on Burdette Street in St. Ignace to develop into an adult foster care facility. More...

Fish Feast Promises Local Flavor, Music

The St. Ignace Fish Feast will return to the city marina Saturday, July 19, at 4 p.m. Although the focus is on fresh dishes prepared with local whitefish by St. Ignace restaurants, there will also be music, games, and children’s activities. More...

Social

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BIRTHS

James Keel Ryan and Katie Keel of Rock Hill, South Carolina, announce the birth of a son, James Ryan Keel, born Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. More...

Sports

Horseshoe League Results

Women’s AA: Hakola Logging 36, Wendricks Truss 65, Demwatting 23, Clyde’s Kinross 45, Ed’s Fish 34, A & J 19. Women’s A: Chippewa Animal Clinic 45, Jodi and Tiffany 47, Eclipse Salon 48. More...

Munoscong Golf League Results

Mixed Double League The following results are from the Munoscong Mixed Double League played Thursday, July 10: First Place: Dave and Pam Postma golfing alone, who carded a 34 with 13 putts. More...

Columns

League of Conservation Voters Acts on Two Fronts

Michigan Politics

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters, which in recent years has shown growing clout in politics, last week exercised it on two fronts, especially in northern Michigan, where it made two of its only three endorsements in legislative primaries. More...

St. Ignace

Best wishes to Nels “Bob” Nelson, who will celebrate his 94th birthday Wednesday, July 16. Bob and his wife, Rose, will celebrate with family and friends at their home in St. Ignace. Leland Pawley, who lives in Gulliver, is doing well. More...

DeTour

As promised last week, we have some of the results from the DeTour 5K Run/Walk held Thursday, July 3. There were 93 entrants, ages 5 to 64, in the walk/run. Lee Kanitz won first in his class, as well as the best overall, with a time of 16:36. More...

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