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East Lake Dam Proposal ‘Dead’

Mackinac County can back out of its request to mandate a water level for East Lake, a judge has decided, and without a mandated lake level, the county is not responsible to build a dam there. More...

Turtle Drop Will Ring in New Year

New Year’s Eve on Mackinac Island

The owners of the Cottage Inn on Mackinac Island will ring in the New Year with a new tradition, the Great Turtle Drop.  A giant fiberglass turtle will be lifted in the air Saturday, December 31, before midnight and descend to the ground to comm More...

News

Made in China: U.S. Can’t Afford High Cost of Low-Priced Christmas Gifts

Although the first predictions of a record holiday shopping season have been scaled back, hopes remain alive that December retail sales will still give the U.S. economy a badly needed lift. More...

Dismantling Boat Creates 10 Jobs

Sault Ste. Marie

Demolition and recycling of the former Lake Michigan car ferry Arthur K. Atkinson at Sault Ste. More...

MSUE Offers Stress Management

Michigan State University Extension will offer a four-session series in stress management in the St. Ignace Middle School Library. The sessions will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesdays, beginning January 18.  More...

Sports

Louie Radecki Earns 100th Career Win; Saints Down Ironmen, Cardinals

Senior Louie Radecki became the 21st LaSalle High School wrestler to earn 100 career victories during his first match of the quad meet at the St. More...

LaSalle To Host 27th Annual U.P. All-Star Basketball Classic June 16

LaSalle High School will host the 27th Annual Upper Peninsula All-Star Hall of Fame Basketball Classic Saturday, June 16, 2012.  Players from the entire Upper Peninsula will arrive in St. More...

BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL

Mackinaw City Edges Engadine; Free Throw Line Makes the Difference   Engadine held a 40-39 offensive edge from the field, but the Mackinaw City Comets outscored the Eagles 11-5 from the free throw line to post a 50-45 non-conference win in the b More...

Opinion

Supported Children Become Successful

To the Editor:  With the Office of Great Start in the Michigan Department of Education, the focus of early childhood education is at its peak in Michigan. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Camp Now In 3rd Pivotal Role

For the third time in about 20 months, 11-term 4th District U.S. More...

Engadine & Gould City

People can download many audiobooks and more from the local library’s Web site. The Engadine Library offers this and Janice Wagner, librarian and technology coordinator, has information on how to get you started. More...

Mackinac Island

We truly had a green Christmas on Mackinac. There was a light dusting of snow, but with the mild temperatures, it melted very quickly. Richard Chambers went out on the Woods golf course and hit some golf balls.  More...

County Seeks Best Plan To Fill Post

Should a new appointee be chosen to fill the county’s Register of Deeds vacancy, or should that office be consolidated with another county office to save money? More...

Transit Plan Likely To Start Small

Based on the $47,000 transportation study, Mackinac County may test a small public transportation system by developing more services through the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action busing services. More...

Wolf Management Returned To State

Species No Longer Federally Protected

Wolves have been removed from the federal endangered species list in the western Great Lakes region, returning management of the species to the state level. More...

Social

Gustafsons Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Mary and James Gustafson of St. Ignace will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, December 30, 2011. They were married on the same date in 1961, at the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace.  Mrs. More...

Dawn and Dale Nelson Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Dale and Dawn Nelson of St. Ignace marked their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, October 7, 2011.  More...

Kody King, Chelsey Chambers Wed

Chelsey Nichole Chambers and Kody King of St. Ignace were united in marriage Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Kewadin Shores Casino lakefront garden in St. Ignace. Judy St. More...

Obituaries

Barbara Berghausen

Barbara S. More...

Clint Hull

Clint Weston Hull, 29, of Comstock Park, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2011. He was known to friends and family for his big, signature smile. More...

Richard Fezatte

Richard Earl Fezatte of Lansing, formerly of Newberry, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011, at the age of 88.  Mr. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)

The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, December 19, 2011 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m. by Mayor Grondin with the Pledge of Allegiance. More...


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