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Smith to Depart Post

Mackinaw City to Seek New Manager

Mackinaw City will conduct a professional search for a new city manager, as Village Manager Adam Smith has accepted the job offer he received from the City of Grand Ledge and will be leaving to become its city administrator. More...

News

Coast Guard Says Cleanup Groups Are Not Prepared for Oil Spill at Straits

If a heavy form of oil spills in the Great Lakes, the United States Coast Guard says cleanup organizations are not adequately prepared to respond. More...

Enbridge Pipeline Task Force Is Reviewing Straits Line 5

Monthly meetings by the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force are underway as part of an effort to respond to inquiries by the general public and concerns expressed by environmental groups regarding potential oil spills. More...

September 20 Dark Sky Park to Host Astronomer David Levy

The Headlands International Dark Sky Park will host astronomer David Levy as he presents the program, “David Levy and the Poetry of the Night” Saturday, September 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Joanne Stewart

Joanne Waldo Stewart was a longtime resident of the Les Cheneaux Islands and Cedarville, Michigan. Joanne often said that she’d lived many lives in her lifetime. She died in her home on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at the age of 90. More...

Michael Gieryk

Michael Joseph Gieryk, 60, of Gladstone, formerly of St. Ignace, died Monday, September 1, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. He was born November 16, 1953, to Constantin and Maxine Gieryk in Flint. Mr. More...

Bernice Hood

Bernice Hood, 82, of Trout Lake Road in Caffey, died Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. She was born November 14, 1931, to Fred and Mayme (nee Prout) Struble in St. Ignace. Mrs. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

September 2014 • Mighty Mac Bridge Race, September 27, St. Ignace October 2014 •Autumn Apple Days, Great Pumpkin Roll, October 4, St. Ignace December 2014 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...

City Gets Repair Grant

The City of St. Ignace has been awarded a $995,455 Community Development block grant to help repair some of the damage caused by last winter’s extreme and prolonged cold. More...

Fullerton Awarded for Aviation Excellence

Service in Supplying Islands Merits State Attention

For his work in coordinating one of the biggest logistical challenges facing the area this spring, Paul Fullerton, owner of Great Lakes Air, was honored with the Michigan Aeronautics Commission Award of Excellence Wednesday, September 10. More...

Sports

Football

St. Ignace Continues Success in Ski Valley The St. Ignace Saints continue their success in the Ski Valley Conference with a 56-6 win over the Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds at Saints Field Friday, September 12. More...

Saints Coaches Watch Former Player Joe Ostman at CMU

Former Saints standout Joe Ostman is in his sophomore season at Central Michigan University. He is a starting defensive end for the Chippewas. St. More...

St. Ignace Girls Win C/D Cross Country Title at Newberry

The St. Ignace Saints girls cross country team won the C/D division of the Newberry Kiwanis Invitational Saturday, September 13. The Saints finished first with 88 points, followed by the host Indians, Rudyard, Manistique, and Big Bay de Noc. More...

Opinion

I-75 Closure Has Gone On Too Long

To the Editor: I purposely refrained from commenting or complaining about the closure of 16 miles of Interstate 75 from M-134 to Rudyard because I was giving the Michigan Department of Transportation the benefit of the doubt. More...

Columns

A Look at Some Issues in Gubernatorial and Senate Races

Michigan Politics

With the November 4 election less than two months away, I offer reflections of some current issues in the top statewide races: More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO The Republican-News Thursday, September 17, 1914 More...

DeTour

The DeTour Arts and Technology Academy (DATA) hosted an open house Tuesday, September 16, for students and parents with a pizza dinner. More...

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