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Barb Smith Is Citizen of Year

Barb Smith, the event chair for the Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show for the last six years, was recognized as the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce 2011 “Citizen of the Year” Wednesday, November 2. More...

Hessel Grocery Is Business of Year

Hessel Grocery and Deli has been named the 2011 “Business of the Year” by the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce for its fresh perspective on growth and adding services and for timeless traits such as loyalty, community pride, and friendlin More...

News

Mackinac County Sheriff Requests Three New Positions In 2012 Budget

Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait is asking for the creation of three new positions in his department in the 2012 budget, and the elimination of one position. More...

St. Ignace Elementary Provides Fresh Snack Program

Students filed into the St. Ignace Elementary School Cafeteria Monday, October 24, to participate in a demonstration on nutrition and eating healthy foods. More...

Service Takes Many Forms: Some of Mackinac County’s Veterans Share Their Stories

Shoberg Helped Injured Soldiers

John Shoberg of Cedarville was a clinical psychologist at Letterman Army Medical Center during the Vietnam War and after. Sometimes, soldiers would come in as early as three days after being injured.  More...

Sports

Strong Offense + Stout Defense = Saints Victory; Advance To Regionals

St. Ignace To Host CFFP November 11 at 7 p.m.

Offense plus defense equaled a 55-22 St. Ignace Saints victory over the Rudyard Bulldogs in the Division 8 district championship game at St. More...

Saints, Eagles Prepare For Next Round of Playoffs

St. Ignace Saints  Playoff History  This is the 15th season that the St. Ignace Saints have qualified for the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs.  More...

Rudyard Bulldogs, Brimley Bays Advance To Volleyball Regionals

Rudyard Wins First District Crown Since 2005

The Rudyard Bulldogs won their first Class C district championship since 2005 with a three-game sweep over the host Newberry Indians, 25- 17, 25-18, 25-16, Thursday, November 3.  More...

Opinion

Nobody Deserves Hall of Fame Induction More Than Brown

To the Editor:  I concur 110% with Gary Therrian [Letters, The St. Ignace News, November 3]; there were a lot of out-standing Saints players on the gridiron over the years. But one of the early staples of excellence was Johnny Brown. More...

Paul Fullerton Should Make First Landing

To the Editor:  More...

‘Occupy Wall Street’– What Do They Want?

To the Editor:  More...

Programs To Salute Veterans Friday

Nobody likes war. Most Americans stay home and dislike it from a distance – carefully counting their sugar rations, worrying about their sons, rallying into protests, praying. More...

Observances Planned

Veterans Day Friday, November 11, is an observance to honor veterans of all wars. It marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. More...

Council Nixes Plan To Keep Therrian as City Manager

Grondin Proposes Hire; Council Votes No

St. Ignace City Council decided to update the previous city manager posting and post it without the aid of Michigan Municipal League (MML). Resumes are due to the city manager’s office Thursday, December 15. More...

Skeletons Found, Likely To Be Old Native Burials

Reburial Rites Planned at Mackinac Island

Human skeletons and partial remains have been identified among bones found at the excavation site of the demolished McNally Cottage on Mackinac Island. More...

Social

Beavers Accepts Manager Post

Mackinaw City

Donald Beavers will become Mackinaw City’s newest village manager. Wednesday, October 26, Mr. Beavers signed the village employee contract, finalizing the hiring process.  More...

BIRTHS

Travis Piippo   Jesse and Liz Piippo of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Travis Anthony Piippo, born Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Neelis Earns Board Certification

Dana Neelis, DVM, became board certified in September 2011, after having successfully completed a certifying examination in Chicago, to become a diplomat in the American College of Veterinary Radiologists.  More...

Obituaries

Elda McFarlane

Elda R. McFarlane, 97, of St. Ignace, died Monday afternoon, November 7, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.  She was born November 2, 1914, in St. Ignace to Charles and Clara (nee St. Onge) Pemble.   More...

Wilbert ‘Wil’ Blosser

Wilbert “Wil” Harry Blosser, 76, of Howell, was a U.S. Army veteran who loved selling things to people and working on cars, and he could fix anything. Mr. More...

Joyce Hamel

Joyce A. Hamel, 85, of Cedarville, passed away at Tendercare Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie, Saturday, October 29, 2011, after an extended illness.  She was born July 8, 1926, to Andrew and Minnie Kline in Elk Rapids.  Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Is State Rebound Second-Fastest?

From the beginning, the story of the Michigan economy has been Boom/Bust/Rebound. The latest example was underscored by a recovery report released last week.  More...

DEAL ME IN

Bad Beat for the Book

Dear Mark: With all football games now going into overtime instead of settling in a tie, does that help the house or the player? John P. More...

DeTour

Fall seems to be flying by and before we know it winter will be here. The first nine weeks of school ended last Friday and teachers will be meeting with parents for the first conferences this Thursday. More...


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