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Chief Engine Will Be Scrapped

The St. Ignace Municipal Marina was profitable this season, marina director Tim Matelski told the St. Ignace City Council Tuesday, September 4. More...

2 Seated on County Planning Board

With two new members joining the Mackinac County Planning Commission to replace the vice chair and chairman, both of whom resigned in June, the Mackinac County Planning Commission used its first meeting since May 2 to reorganize and elect officers.&n More...

News

Karen Valot Retires; Austin Krieg Hired As New Mackinaw City Science Teacher

One teacher retires and one new teacher joins Mackinaw City Public Schools this year. Karen Valot is stepping down from teaching first grade but staying on as a kindergarten paraprofessional. More...

Three Fill Seats On Mackinaw City Planning Board

New Mackinaw City planning commissioners Greg Gustafson, Robert Heilman, and Rosada Mann joined the board for their first meeting Thursday, August 23. Village President Jeff Hingston appointed them because three seats were opening. More...

Car Show, Swap Meet, Trunk Sale Part of Weekend

Cars and summer are synonymous for St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Jean ‘Babe’ Messer

Jean Barbara “Babe” (nee Mc- Mullen) Plont Messer, 65, of Newberry, died Thursday, September 6, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Newberry, surrounded by family members.  More...

Gayle Pope

Gayle (nee Closs) Pope, 53, of St. Ignace, passed away Monday morning, September 10, 2012, at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.   Arrangements are incomplete, and are being made by Dodson Funeral Home in St. Ignace. More...

Jesse Thompson

Jesse Thompson, 26, of Coleman, died Monday, September 3, 2012.  He was born March 30, 1986, in Lansing.  He was attending Mid Michigan Community College, where he excelled in welding.  Mr. Thompson was an avid fisherman. 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 Tuesday, September 4, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

Shows This Weekend: Big Rig Trucks, Antique Tractors

Tractors Will Parade on Bridge Friday

Friday, September 14, more than 850 drivers will navigate their antique tractors northbound across one lane of the Mackinac Bridge. The procession is part of the fifth annual Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade and Show. More...

Stalwart Horse Pulls Impress

But Driving Force at Fair Is Gathering With Old Friends

The crowds at the 107th Annual Chippewa County Stalwart Agricultural Fair filled the stands on both sides of the grandstand to watch three classes of horse pulls Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8.  More...

Beavers Resigns

Village Manager Don Beavers resigned from his post Sunday, September 9, saying his departure is the result of a mutual decision between himself and the village council, and Village President Jeff Hingston will fill in as interim until the Mackinaw Ci More...

Program Will Outline People’s Rights

Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Ensure Public Can See Government in Action

The public is welcome at an informational program outlining the laws that govern the people’s right to see their government in action, the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act. More...

Social

Amanda Mast, Joseph Irwin To Wed

Amanda Mast and Joseph Irwin, both of Midland, announce their plans to be married.  More...

McGulpin Point Lighthouse Well Replica Constructed by Boy Scouts

A reconstructed well house at McGulpin Point Lighthouse west of downtown Mackinaw City is almost finished. More...

Cook, Stanaway Lead Delta Kappa

The Alpha Tau chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society heard an update on community efforts during the Duck Lake forest fires when they met at Lakeview Baptist Church in Helmer Tuesday, August 21.  More...

Sports

Volleyball

St. Ignace Sweeps Cedarville in Non-league Volleyball  The St. More...

Former Saint Kyle Smock Leads Adrian To Gridiron Win

LaSalle High School graduate Kyle Smock rushed for 227 yards and scored one touchdown to lead Adrian College Bulldogs to a 23-13 home win over Defiance of Ohio Saturday, September 8.   More...

St. Ignace Softball Team Will Host Golf Tournament

The St. Ignace Saints softball team will host a two-person golf scramble at the St. Ignace Golf Club Sunday, September 23, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm Moment Draws Raves and Ridicule

In her warm-up speech shortly before President Barack Obama accepted nomination for a second term, ex-Governor Jennifer Granholm pumped up delegates at last week’s final session of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

Intentions, Compared To Actions

Have you ever thought about intentions, as compared with deciding and then committing to that decision? So many times we come up with a great idea to try that might make our business better. More...

St. Ignace

Ray Sabo, of Moran, keeps busy making homemade items from wood. He recently completed a large table, which is placed in Todd’s Tavern in Moran. A smaller version is soon to be completed. More...


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