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Auction To Benefit Local Housing

A Christmas auction will aid housing efforts in the area. Helping people with low to moderate income find or keep permanent housing is the mission of HOME, or Housing Opportunities Made Equal, of Mackinac County. More...

Tax Defeat Is Setback for Recreation

In ‘Austere Times,’ Township Support Falls Short

St. Ignace Township turned down 0.75 mill for recreation in the general election, and Moran Township barely passed its recreation tax of 0.25 mill by only four votes. More...

News

Ordinance Committee Approves Placing Unpaid DPW Bills on Owner’s Tab

Mackinac Island

Unpaid water and sewer bills will become the responsibility of the property owner, not the rental tenant, if the Mackinac Island City Council approves a recommendation by its Ordinance Committee. More...

Moran Twp. To Contribute To Fireworks on Brevort Lake

Twp. Proposes To Aid City With Event

Moran Township will contribute $1,000 from its recreation fund toward fireworks on Brevort Lake next summer, confirmed the Moran Township Board of Trustees, which has supported the holiday show in past years. More...

Cell Phone Collection Underway

Free cell phones limited to making 9-1-1 calls are offered to senior citizens and victims of domestic abuse, and area agencies seek donations of old cell phones to support the program. More...

Sports

Saints Hold Off Nordics 26-20 To Capture Division 8 Regional Championship

The matchup between the two top undefeated Upper Peninsula teams in Division 8 lived up to expectations as the St. More...

Saints Bowling To Host Fundraisers

The St. Ignace Saints girls and boys bowling teams will hold a can drive at Doud’s Market to pay traveling and uniform expenses during the season Saturday, November 17. For pickup, telephone coaches Wendy and Ralph Colegrove at 643-7456.   More...

Coaches Select EUPC Team; Graham Named Player of Year

EUPC Volleyball  (Selected by coaches)  League Player of the Year  Tabitha Graham, Brimley  First Team   More...

Opinion

Election Workers Are Dedicated

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   I wanted to express what a great group of people I had the pleasure to work with Tuesday, November 6, Election Day, in the city of St. Ignace.  More...

Kindness Is Returned At Tollbooth

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   Traveling to Hessel, to winterize my cabin October 10, early afternoon, I was approaching the Mackinac Bridge tollbooth after crossing from the Lower Peninsula.  More...

Island Council Asked To Support Formation of Historic Districts

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   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, November 5, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

63% of Mackinac County Voters Mark Ballots

Poll Results Reported

Most incumbents kept their seats in state and federal elections impacting northern Michigan voters. Barack Obama was elected President, Debbie Stabenow kept her seat as U.S. More...

Wilsons, Arfstroms Garner Top Awards

A deep-rooted love of wooden boats, artistic expression, and volunteerism are defining characteristics of the Les Cheneaux community, and, for more than a decade, Paul and Moira “Pat” Wilson have embodied these features.  More...

Social

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Birth

Andrew Adams

Chris and Kim Adams, of Kalamazoo, announce the birth of their son, Andrew John Adams, born Friday, October 26, 2012, at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.  Grandparents are Sandy and Bill Adams of Gulfport, Florida, formerly of St. More...

Ceremony Honors Local Veterans At LaSalle High School Monday

The sacrifices made to secure American freedom and security were acknowledged by the community during the Veterans Day ceremony at LaSalle High School Monday, November 12.  More...

Obituaries

Lillian Horn

Lillian Almeda Agnes (nee Meneer) Horn, of Cedarville, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012, at Tender Care of Wyoming in Wyoming, Michigan.  Mrs. Horn was born July 26, 1919, in Nepawa, Manitoba. More...

Edwyna Nordstrom

Edwyna J. (nee Chatelle) Nordstrom, 97, passed away at her home in St. Ignace Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  She was born September 14, 1915, in St. Ignace to Edward J. Chatelle and Alice E. J. (nee Welden) Chatelle, previous owners of the St. More...

Paulina Bialek

Paulina Florine Bialek, 78, of Rudyard, passed away early Sunday, November 11, 2012, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan Goes Blue for Obama, Stays Red In Lansing

Once again, Michigan was “M, Go Blue” for president last week, making it nearly a quarter century since a Republican carried the state—going back to George H. W. More...

St. Ignace

Many St. Ignace football fans attended the game Friday evening, November 9, when St. Ignace played North Dickinson. St. Ignace won the game, with a score of 26-20. Congratulations to all of the players and coaches. More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Friday, November 11, 1887   The Soo is to have a pulp mill, so the Herald says.  •••  More...


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