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St. Ignace Election Reminder

Voters To Choose Mayor Tues.

The special election for mayor of the City of St. Ignace will be held from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Little Bear East Conference Center and Ice Arena Tuesday, February 28. Voters will decide among seven candidates. More...

Pickford, Munuscong Bay To Host Jamboree

Anglers To Enjoy Second Chance at Walleye Contest This Weekend

Pickford and Munuscong Bay will host the first Second Chance Walleye Jamboree this Saturday, February 25, and Sunday, February 26. The Soo Area Sportsmen More...

Cormorant Control Project To Continue at Brevort Lake This Spring

Township Pledges $1,000 to Effort

Members of the Brevort Lake Association asked the Brevort Township Board at its regular meeting Wednesday, February 8, for continued financial support for the cormorant control project. More...

Love Family, McDonald, Collins Earn Conservation Awards

More than 100 members of the Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District packed the Bruce Township Hall for the 57th annual meeting and dinner Thursday, January 26. More...

News

City Council Paid for Jan. Attendance

A total of $1,490 was paid for January to members of the St. Ignace City Council for regular meetings and committee meetings. There were no payments to the mayor, since the position has been vacant since December 2005. More...

Naubinway Snowmobile Show Draws 222 Vintage and Rare Sleds

Cathie Sposito of St. Ignace examines one of the largest, most exotic, antique snowmobiles at the Naubinway Annual Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show Saturday, February 18. More...

City Residents Question Use of RV’s on Vacant Lots

A seasonal resident clashed with the St. Ignace Planning Commission at its regular meeting Wednesday, February 15, over the issue of recreational vehicles like motor homes being parked on vacant lots. More...

Sports

Cedarville, Brimley Share EUPC Hoops Title With 7-1 Records

Cedarville and Brimley will share the 2005-06 Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC) championship after the Trojans defeated Pickford Tuesday, February 14, and the Bays downed Engadine Friday, February 17. More...

3rd-Quarter Woes Continue for Saints

St. Ignace seems to be bitten by the third quarter offensive woes, as once again the Saints suffered through a scoring drought and dropped a 62-56 Straits Area Conference (SAC) contest to Rogers City Friday, February 17. More...

Panthers’ Loss to Rudyard Is Fourth Consecutive

Pickford dropped the fourth consecutive game, falling to 8-9 on the season after a 55-48 non-conference setback at the hands of Rudyard Saturday, February 18. More...

Opinion

Opinion: St. Ignace Superintendent Offers Perspective on Proposed State Graduation Requirements...

Mandated Requirements Would Undermine Already Strong Educational System

This article is in regard to the proposed new statewide minimum graduation requirements. More...

Racers Brave Frozen Course at Les Cheneaux Snowsfest

Hearty outdoor enthusiasts take off on the first Big Foot Snowshoe race across Hessel Bay Saturday, February 18. More...

DDA:Weekend Tall Ship Rentals Doubtful

Whether a tall ship will be brought back to St. Ignace for weekend excursions this summer is still in doubt, said St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Director Deb Evashevski at a regular DDA meeting Friday, February 10. St. More...

New Team Tackles Sewer Concerns at St. Ignace Twp.

A second contingent of experts addressed the ongoing odor issue coming from the new St. Ignace Township sewer and told the township board Thursday, February 9, they will solve the problem, though it may take time. More...

Walkers Raise Funds for Home Heating Assistance

Seventeen walkers participated in the Community Action Agency Walk For Warmth Saturday, February 18, including (front, from left) Brendan Renkes, Bryan Renkes, Elani Engle, Melissa Lausen, Colette Renkes, Nathan Renkes, Megan Renkes, Jim Renkes; (bac More...

Different Work Ethic Drives Farmers in Argentina, New Zealand, Africa

Well-Traveled Expert Challenges EUP Agricultural Community To

A journey spanning more than 40,000 miles, on seven airlines, in 24 beds, over 60 days taught Ben Bartlett that agriculture on the other side of the world is valued more as an occupation than it is in the United States. More...

Social

Engaged

Grondin, Nuberg

Tom and Cindy Nuberg of Grand Rapids and Louie and Phyllis Grondin of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Nuberg and Todd Grondin. More...

Wedding

Ronald Lee, Rebecca Craig Rebecca Lynn Craig and Ronald Lee Jones were joined in marriage Saturday, October 8, 2005, at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Pickford, with Father John Hascall officiating. More...

Matthew Coleman

Matthew Ronald Coleman was born to Sarah and Kevin Coleman of St. Ignace at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey Saturday, February 11, 2006. More...

Obituaries

Dawn Goetz

Dawn Marie Goetz of DeTour Village grew up in Hessel and DeTour, and after school, worked as a server at Dream Catchers Lounge at Kewadin Casinos in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Josephine Benson

Josephine Lillian Benson of Sault Ste. Marie was a former Raber resident who enjoyed spending time on the water and fishing in both summer and winter. More...

David Hopper

David W. Hopper, 48, of Curtis, was a self-employed builder of log homes for many years. He died Monday, February 13, 2006. More...

Columns

After Early Slowdown, Granholm Decides To Accelerate Tourism Spending

Michigan Politics

Despite a tight budget, Governor Jennifer Granholm intends to juggle economic development funds in order to dramatically boost advertising dollars starting in April to promote summer tourism. Michigan ads will run in more markets. More...

Les Cheneaux

Snowsfest weekend is over once more for another year and, in spite of the dire weather reports just prior to the weekend, there was lots of new snow and nice weather for the activities. More...

Engadine

Mother Nature brewed up another storm over the past weekend. It was sunny, but cold, last Friday, with school and activities closed from the storm the day before. It took some of us several hours to dig out Friday. More...


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