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Archaeology Dig Makes Two Finds

Long-buried Trade Silver Comes to Light In Busy Week at Colonial Michilimackinac

Two pieces of trade silver jewelry were found at Fort Michilimackinac last week after spending more than 230 years underground. More...

News

Future of Marijuana Dispensaries, Recreational Use Discussed in Moran Township

Legal marijuana dispensaries and the push to legalize recreational use of the controlled substance weren’t viewed as welcome changes during a lengthy July 6 discussion between the Moran Township Board of Trustees and Mackinac County Sheriff Sco More...

Council Discusses Final Details in St. Ignace City Manager Search

Selection of a new city manager for St. Ignace will be made by the city council when it meets Monday, July 24, with the job offered to one of three candidates interviewed last week in the final round of the selection process.  More...

No Medical First Responders in Hendricks or Hudson Townships

Hendricks and Hudson townships have suspended their medical first responders service, owing to a shortage of trained emergency services people in that area. More...

Obituaries

William ‘Bill’ Lamoreaux

William Dale “Bill” Lamoreaux served in Vietnam with the United States Army, receiving three Purple Hearts for his duty in combat, and later enjoyed a 30-year career at the limestone quarry in Cedarville. Mr. More...

Josephine Tischer

Josephine Ruth Tischer, 98, of Drummond Island, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017.  She was born August 17, 1918, to John and Ruth (nee McConnell) McGonigal in Bath.  More...

Morey ‘Edwin’ Denton, Sr.

Morey “Edwin” Denton, Sr., 88, of Moran, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017.  He was born June 18, 1929, to Charles and Maxine (nee Morey) Denton in Napoleon. He grew up in Brooklyn.  Throughout his life, Mr. More...

Columns

Mackinac Island

The evening of Saturday, July 8, the tall ship Inland Seas sailed by the 1,000-foot Edgar B. Speer. There is always something interesting passing through the Round Island Passage. More...

Les Cheneaux

The wild roses are in bloom and are bright red in color. They are just beautiful. There are some close to downtown Hessel on the beach and some in Cedarville near Cedarville Marine. More...

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, July 23, 1892   More...

Black Ash Baskets: Keeping A Lost Art Alive

As part of St. Ignace Heritage Days, Marge Bekins, a local black ash basket maker, demonstrated how to make black ash baskets and shared the story of why basket making is significant to Native Americans. More...

Fish Feast Is Sat.

Saturday, July 22, will be filled with three community events surrounding Fish Feast, a celebration of the fishing heritage of the area. The taste of St. More...

Music, Art Show Will Offer Cruise

This Saturday at Les Cheneaux

This year’s Music and Arts Dockside at Hessel Marina Saturday, July 22, will include an optional cruise from St. Ignace and Mackinac Island to the event aboard the Isle Royale Queen III. More...

Social

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Victoria Cusick, Jacob Harrison

ENGAGEMENT

Joseph and Katherine Cusick of Pickford announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Marie Cusick of Pickford, to Jacob William Harrison of Rudyard. Mr. More...

Sports

Kinross Speedpark Season Hits Halfway With Fourth Race; Next Race July 23

The Kinross Speedpark’s eight race 2017 championship season reached the halfway point Sunday, July 9, as the best short trackers from the Eastern Upper Peninsula, northern Ontario, and the northern Lower Peninsula raced in pursuit of the checke More...

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Horseshoe League Results  Week 9   Women’s AA: Demawating Development 39, Jodi and Tiffany 37, Chippewa Animal Clinic 36, Ed’s Fish 36, Lisa and Amanda 35, Huck’s Pub 32, The Bunker 12.  More...

Opinion

Immigrants Can Contribute To America

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Immigration has been in the news of late. Here are the historical facts: America is largely made up of immigrants. My grandmother came to America from Denmark in the late 19th century. More...

Two Good Moves for Michigan

Michigan Politics

Legislatively, there were good moves in Lansing and Washington for Michigan last week impacting issues on land and sea.  In Lansing, the state House, with broad bipartisan support, passed on a 71- 35 vote, a three-bill Senate-approved package of 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...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  July 10, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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