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Safari Guides Offer Lens Into Africa

The projector screen inside the library in Cedarville was alive with colorful images of South Africa and the countries that surround it, in contrast with the snowy sky outside. More...

News

Economic Development: State Jobs Push Emphasizes ‘Gardening’ Over Hunting

Fifty-four Michigan businesses have been selected for a program that grows proven businesses to create jobs.  Some experts say that’s the best way to do it.  More...

Winter Is The Optimal Time To Check Your Forest

Winter is an optimal time to get out onto your forestlands, prepare for the next spring, and to get some background work completed. Some forestry practices are best done in the winter. More...

Deputy Director of Veterans Affairs To Visit St. Ignace Public Library

Veterans and their families will have a chance to talk to Jason Allen, deputy director of veteran affairs for the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, at the St. Ignace Public Library Thursday, January 12, at 1 p.m. More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Five Saints Score Double  Figures in SAC Win over Blue Devils  Five players scored in double figures and the St. Ignace Saints rolled to a 83-47 Straits Area Conference win over the Sault Ste. More...

Radecki, Thurston Finish First; St. Ignace Places Fifth

Senior Louie Radecki, wrestling in the 152 pound class, and junior Galloway Thurston (171) finished first with 3-0 records and St. Ignace placed fourth overall during the Escanaba Elks Wrestling Invitational Saturday, January 7. More...

Saints Bowlers Defeated During League Matches at Gaylord

The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team fell to Rogers City and Gaylord and the boys were defeated by Gaylord during Northern Michigan Bowling Association Conference matches at Gaylord Saturday, January 7. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Prospective Field of Benishek Challengers

Media attention on Michigan’s congressional races has been focused downstate, where redistricting has pitted some Democratic incumbents against each other.  More...

Robert W. Smith: Les Cheneaux Area News

It has been a peculiar week weather wise—warm, sunshine, and then below zero and cloudy. We’ve had a bit of everything, however,   I’ve not had to use the snow shovel yet, so that’s okay, too. More...

Island Barn Committee Seeks Allowance for Run-In Stables

Residents of Mackinac Island may be able to keep their horses in run-in sheds designed to protect one to two horses, rather than comply with all the setback requirements needed to build a barn or stable.  More...

Holle Appointed Register of Deeds

Deborah Holle has been appointed as the Mackinac County Register of Deeds following unanimous selection by an appointment committee. More...

July 2010 Crash at County Airport

Plane Was Out Of Control - But Why?

The pilot’s failure to maintain control of his airplane during takeoff caused the crash that killed four people and seriously injured one survivor on I-75 near the Mackinac County Airport in 2010, but the specific reasons for that loss of contr More...

Appeal To Outline Economic Climate

Planning Commission Efforts Focus On Establishing Development Office

Mackinac County planning commissioners departed their meeting Wednesday, January 4, with a simple directive: They were to count the “for sale” signs along their route home. More...

Social

Euchre Games To Begin at Wawatam Senior Center in Mackinaw City

Euchre games will be offered at the Wawatam Senior Center in Mackinaw City the second Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. The dates follow: January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, and May 12.  The cost for the tournaments is $5.   More...

Engadine To Host Free Community Meal

Engadine United Methodist Church will host a free community meal from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, at the church. More...

Upcoming Girls/Boys Hoops Schedule

Wednesday, January 11 GB Mackinaw City at Boyne Falls Thursday, January 12 BB Mackinaw City at Alanson BB Brimley at Engadine BB Pickford  More...

Obituaries

Laura Jarosz

Laura Cathaline Jarosz, 80, of DeTour Village, worked as a telephone operator most of her life, working for many years in the last “cord board” telephone office in Michigan. Mrs. More...

Mary Lenhard

Mary K. More...

Margaret Halava

Margaret Halava died Monday, December 12, 2011, at age 93. She had served as administrative assistant to Prentiss Brown, chairman of the Mackinac Bridge Authority, and Lawrence Rubin, executive secretary of the authority, from 1950 to 1983. More...

Opinion

Disheartened To Discover Vandalism at Resort

To the Editor:  More...

For The Record

In the January 5 edition of The St. Ignace News, the article entitled “Early snowmobile invented in St. Ignace” incorrectly stated that the wife of Blaine Wing sold their cabin on Brevort Lake. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Moran Twp. Minutes

Moran Township Board W1362 US-2, St. Ignace, MI 49781 (906) 643-8027  SYNOPSIS OF MEETING MINUTES  December 7, 2011, Regular Meeting  Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm. All members present.   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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