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Litzner’s County Seat in Question

Employer Claims Conflict of Interest; Court Case Will Decide This Month

The state highway department has called for newly elected Mackinac County Commissioner Mike Litzner of St. More...

Gary Klop of Pickford: Raising Leader Dogs Is Worth the Effort

A lanky, bearded man saunters into a crowded restaurant with a blacklab puppy in tow, luring the eyes of diners. More...

News

Biggest Threat to Safety on Snowmobile Trails: Speed

With safety improving on local snowmobile trails in recent years, one of the biggest challenges police say they still face is speeding. They advise that riders should tailor their speed to weather and trail conditions.  More...

Future of Straits of Mackinac Fishery To Be Explored in Library Program January 12

What does the future hold for the local Great Lakes fishery, and what role will evolution and invasive species play in sustaining it?  More...

City Hears Pond Hockey Tournament Plans

Council Maneuvers Around Legal Snag for Events

Pond hockey will return to Moran Bay for the fifth year and the Detroit Red Wings alumni team will be back for an exhibition game on the ice at Little Bear East Arena next month. The weekend events were approved by the St. More...

Sports

Basketball Game Rescheduled

The date of the Hooping for a Cure basketball game has been changed to Thursday, February 24. It was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 20. The game will feature the St. More...

Year In Review: Team, Individual Championships Highlight 2010

The past year saw many championships in girls and boys basketball, wrestling, track and field, golf, baseball, bowling, cross country, football, volleyball teams, and individuals in The St. Ignace News area. Highlights follow:  More...

LHS To Host Hooping Game, Hall of Fame Banquet

Hooping for a Cure  Seeking Raffle Items  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Outgoing Office-holders Leave Legacies

Upon concluding eight oftentroublesome years in office, Jennifer Granholm Saturday joined the ranks of former Michigan governors before starting a vacation this week on a Caribbean island and after last week checking out possible purchase of a downst More...

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  January 3, 1891  There was a party at Capt. Ryerse’s New Year’s Eve.  •••  Thos. More...

Rexton-Garnet

On the threshold of a new year, the sky is a brilliant blue, the sun is shining, and not a whole lot of snow is left on the ground. More...

Sunday Morning Liquor Sales OK

County Reverses Its Earlier Decision

Restaurant and bar owners have prodded the Mackinac County Board of Commissionners to reverse its position on Sunday morning alcohol sales. A 4-0 vote Wednesday, December 29, allows for purchase of beer and wine from 7 a.m. More...

Business Owners Welcome Sunday Sales Opportunity

Allowing Sunday morning alcohol sales could help boost revenue and be a boon for businesses that rely on summer tourism, some local business owners say, and they successfully lobbied the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners to let county businesses More...

Les Cheneaux Community Asks: Is Work Really Finished at Middle Entrance?

With nearly 67,000 cubic yards of dredging material removed in a five-months-long channels dredging project in the Les Cheneaux Islands, the U.S. More...

School Will Try for Federal Funding Boost

St. Ignace Board Still Fine Tuning Millage Request, Learns of Option To Lower Rate

Voters in the St. More...

Social

Chase, Tanner Hungerford

William and Sara Hungerford of Linden announce the birth of their identical twin sons, Tanner and Chase Hungerford, born Wednes- day, December 15, 2010, at Gene- sys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. More...

Evan Cole

Mariah Horn of St. Ignace and Corey Cole of Alum Bank, Pennsylvania, announce the birth of their son, Evan Richard Cole, born Monday, December 6, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Aiden Gould

Zach Gould and Jonna Hall, both of St. Ignace, announce the birth of their son, Aiden James Gould, born Sunday, December 12, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Ilene Talentino

Ilene Leona Talentino, 87, of Cedarville, died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. More...

Evelyn Debro

Evelyn Crawford Debro, 90, formerly of Pickford, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010, in Niles, Illinois.  She was born May 15, 1920, in Stalwart, to Robert Benton Crawford and Ethel Georgina (nee Waybrant) Crawford.  More...

Stephen Tassier

When details of Stephen Richard Tassier’s passing became known, those closest to him said the avid fisherman, master woodworker, honest family man, and lively practical jokester left this world doing what he loved.  More...


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