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Hospital Update: 5 Laid Off

Restructuring Also Brings Change to Residential Care Model

As the hospital reorganizes to adjust for budget deficits, five hospital jobs have been lost, with 12 people initially laid off and seven rehired in a new capacity. More...

Boat Crews Train for Safety

Extinguishing a controlled fire and testing the use of different types of flares, about 30 boat crew members from Arnold Transit and Star Line gathered at the Mill Slip in St. Ignace Tuesday evening, May 3, for safety training with the St. More...

News

Benishek Names Streamlined Federal Timber Process as First Bill

Forest Officials: Process Is Complicated, Not Always Measured in Dollars and Cents

It should be easier and less expensive to harvest timber on federal forest lands, said Dan Benishek, the U.S. More...

Hessel Post Office May Close

A meeting is planned at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, to discuss the future of the Hessel Post Office. Closing this office, along with other offices of comparable size, is under consideration, but public input is sought before any decisions are made. More...

Mackinaw City Chamber Hosts ‘Starting a Business’ Presentation

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a presentation by the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance on the “Fundamentals of Starting a Business” Wednesday, May 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mackinaw Area Public Library. More...

Obituaries

Violet Grant

Violet Jean Grant, 78, of Curtis, died Monday evening, May 9, 2011, at Pleasant Ridge Adult Foster Care Home in Marion surrounded by her family.  She was born July 10, 1932, in Curtis to Garfield and Elizabeth (nee Deaton) Stamper.  Mrs. More...

James Morningstar

James D. Morningstar, 64, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Grants Pass, Oregon, Monday, May 2, 2011.  Born in Sault Ste. Marie, October 2, 1946, he was the second son of Boyd D. and Aline C. (nee Dewitt) Morningstar. More...

John Hessel

Graveside services for John Carl Hessel, 80, of Hessel, will be Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at Cedar Cemetery in Cedarville. Mr. Hessel died March 13, 2011.  His obituary was printed Thursday, March 17, in The St. Ignace News.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

First Lady Sue Snyder Picks a Good Cause

Rick Snyder is unique among recent Michigan’s governors, the first in 40 years not to have run for public office before running for governor.  In about the same span, First Lady Sue Snyder is unique among gubernatorial spouses, most of who More...

Engadine & Gould City

There will be a lumberjack breakfast Saturday, May 28, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Tahquamenon Logging Museum in Newberry. The museum is open from May 27 to October 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.  More...

Brevort

The hummingbirds are back in the neighborhood, albeit later this year. More...

Six Lose Jobs at St. Ignace School

Faced with a projected $1.2 million deficit next year owing to a drastic cut in state aid—19% of its budget—the St. More...

City Woes Grow As Audit Comes In

The extent of the financial problems faced by the City of St. Ignace became evident Monday night when auditors presented to council a draft report on the city’s 2010 financial standing. More...

New Program Will Enliven Downtown

St. Ignace To Build on Fireworks Success

To build on the fireworks program that has drawn crowds to downtown St. Ignace on Saturday nights last summer, organizers are now planning an array of activities for Friday nights, as well, to reel in visitors for the whole weekend.  More...

Man’s Gift Goes Beyond Sight

Looking at the Life and Lessons of Bob Izzard of Hessel

It has been five months since the passing of Robert “Bob” Izzard of Hessel December 9, 2010. More...

McCoy Resigns as Tribal Chair

Joe McCoy resigned as chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Tuesday evening, May 10, citing “circumstances beyond my control” and offering no other reasons for his decision. More...

Social

Four Students Honored at Engadine

Jacob Tasiemski and Devon Legault were Students of the Week at Engadine Consolidated Schools for the week of April 29 and Donnie Clark and Chelsea Palo were selected the week of May 5.  More...

Weiss Earns Degree

Jacob Weiss of St. Ignace received a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise and health science during commencement at Alma College Saturday, April 23. A 2007 graduate of LaSalle High School, he is the son of Jacob and Mary Weiss of St. Ignace.   More...

Sports

Eastern Upper Peninsula Teams Shine During Track and Field Meets

St. Ignace Girls First,  Boys Second at East Jordan  More...

DeTour Athletes Honored at Awards Banquet

Bailey Miller, Brandon Melcer, and Katie Tominac received top awards at DeTour High School this year during the annual banquet to honor athletes Wednesday, May 11. More...

Jake Strait To Play Football at Alma College

Jake Strait of Cedarville will play football for the Alma College Scots this fall after meeting with Head Coach Jim Cole and Defensive Coordinator John Lewis.  The coaching staff wants Strait to fill an inside linebacker position for the Scots. More...


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