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Paquins Are Family of the Year

Dedication of St. Ignace Clan To Special Olympics Cause Impresses Panel

Passion for a cause might be easy to find in individuals, but whole families rallying for a single purpose is considerably less common. The Bernard and Vi Paquin family of St. More...

News

Benishek Announces Office Hours

U.S. Representative Dan Benishek’s staff will host office hours at the St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, November 28, from noon to 1 p.m. The office hours are an opportunity for constituents to speak with a caseworker from Dr. More...

Les Cheneaux Area Campaign Brands Itself as ‘Michigan’s Land of Water’

“Les Cheneaux: Michigan’s Land of Water” evokes the community’s relationship to fishing and boating and is the new branding campaign for the area. More...

HOME Auction Brings $6,000+

Julie Hill entices bidders with the painting, “Winter Vows,” by Zoe Wood Saloman, one of 47 items auctioned to benefit Housing Opportunities Made Equal (H.O.M.E.) Friday, November 16.  More...

Sports

Saints Fall Short of Division 8 State Championship Game

The St. Ignace bid for a Division 8 state championship came to a disappointing end as the Beal City Aggies handed the Saints a 25-7 defeat in the semifinals at Traverse City Saturday, November 17.  More...

Northern Avalanche Peewee AA Captures Tournament Crown

The Northern Avalanche Peewee AA travel hockey team captured the Grand Rapids tournament Sunday November 4. More...

Pickford Defeats St. Ignace To Capture 11-man EUP Jr. Football League Championship

The St. Ignace Jr. Saints football team were honored at the annual awards banquet Thursday, October 25. Team members in front (from left) Jared Helms and Mason Gustafson. More...

Opinion

Veterans Tribute Much Appreciated

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   I am writing this letter to recognize that the LaSalle High School students and staff presented a wonderful tribute to the area veterans November 12.  More...

Is EUP Mining An Economic Tool?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   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  November 7, 2012  Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm. All members present.  Items approved:  1. More...

Housing and Food Top List of Needs

Eastern Upper Peninsula

Housing and food top the list of basic needs sought by Mackinac County residents, report a variety of area agencies that are stepping up to help people this winter in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Local Limestone Draws New Mine

A proposed limestone-mining project in Mackinac County is seen as an economic development boost by some, but has drawn opposition by hunters and landowners who contend that a strip mine in the area could damage the environment and recreation. More...

Tiebreaker Favors Tremblay

Republican George Tremblay took an unconventional route to winning reelection as one of the two Newton Township trustees. More...

Social

Diabetes Support Group Discontinued

The Diabetic Support Group of St. Ignace has been cancelled and no longer will meet, reported Carol Elmblad. These meetings were held at the Zion Lutheran Church the first Tuesday of the month. More...

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BIRTH

Marcus Benoit

Stacy Massaway and Jeffrey Benoit, of Great Falls, Montana, announce the birth of a son, Marcus Owen Benoit, born Monday, September 17, 2012, at Benefis Healthcare Center in Great Falls. More...

Obituaries

Raymond Karr

Raymond Alfred Karr, 89, of Pickford, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born February 12, 1923, to Fred and Minnie Jesse (nee Dotson) Karr in Dana, West Virginia. More...

Addie Sailler

Addie L. Sailler, 87, of Mackinaw City, was a local business owner for many years. Mrs. More...

Robert Nelson

Robert “Bob” Jay Kent Nelson, 68, worked for more than 20 years as a lineman in the St. Ignace area for Edison Sault Electric. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

State Leaders Remember Helen Milliken

Upon the death of former first lady Helen Milliken last week, leading political figures voiced well-deserved tributes for her contributions on behalf of the arts, environment, and women’s issues.  But not to be overlooked is her less well- More...

St. Ignace

It was nice to meet Tracy Movalson and Taffy Coffey, both of Brevort, one day last week. They were in St. More...

Les Cheneaux

On my last trip to Mackinac Island, I saw Phil and Sonnett Quinn. They’ve been working at Mission Point Resort the past couple of years, and will live on the Island this winter. Good luck to them. Hope you enjoy the snow on the Island.  More...


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