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City Prepares Budget for Coming Year

The St. Ignace City Council reviewed the preliminary budget during two workshops Monday, November 19, and Monday, November 26. The areas discussed included the fire department, recreation, water and sewer funds, and city debt payments. More...

News

Pulling Apart: Income Gap Widens Between Michigan’s Wealthy, Poor Families

Falling incomes for Michigan’s poorest households have increased the already-wide income gap with the richest households, according to a new study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Economic Policy Institute, two nonpartisan, More...

Village Seeks EPA Funding To Improve Brownfield Sites

Mackinaw City

To encourage economic development, help the environment, and protect public health, Mackinaw City Village Council has lent its support to a Cheboygan County application to seek funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a Brownfield A More...

Lightning Causes Power Outage on Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge is still experiencing the effects of a lightning strike Saturday, November 10. Some streetlights remain out, owing to a short to be fixed this week, Bob Sweeney, MBS executive secretary, told The St. More...

Sports

Nicole Elmblad Begins Second Season With Wolverines

The 2012-13 University of Michigan Wolverines Women’s Basketball Team: (front from left) Madison Ristovski-5, Rebecca Lyttle-32, Symone Denham-15, Brenae Harris-1, Jenny Ryan-24, Nicole Elmblad More...

St. Ignace Football Teams To Host Awards Banquet

The St. More...

Saints’ Doug Ingalls Inducted Into Gladstone Hall of Fame

Former Gladstone High School basketball player Doug Ingalls was inducted into that school’s hall of fame October 27, joining his father, Jack, who was inducted Saturday, February 11, 2012 for h More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Tough Nerd Makes Smart Moves

He campaigned as One Tough Nerd, and now on many issues functions as One Smart Governor.  More...

Brevort

It seemed a quiet opening to deer season around the area of Brevort. Deer were seen on trucks coming from the west later in the week. More...

DeTour

Thanksgiving is past, and holiday shopping is here. We’ve now observed Black Friday, Hometown Saturday, and Cyber Monday. What happened to “Honey, I’m going to the store?”  More...

Lights Could Be Relit Along US-2

Dark Stretch of Highway Interchange Sees New Consideration at St. Ignace

A stretch of US-2 between Chambers Street and First Street, along the I-75 interchange in St. More...

Fields of Dreams

Hobby Farms Take Root at Allenville

When Charlie Fowler looked out over his first plowed furrow near Moran three years ago, he felt the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. A simple two-bottom plow rested in the freshly turned soil nearby. More...

Volunteers: There Are Many Ways To Help

Opportunities to volunteer abound in the Straits area.  “We couldn’t do it without them,” said librarian Debra Ely about the half dozen regular volunteers at the St. Ignace Public Library.  More...

Social

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Dave and Rita LaVake Celebrate Their Golden Wedding Anniversary

Dave and Rita (nee Robbins) LaVake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Mackinac Grille in St. Ignace with a surprise party hosted by their two children. The couple married October 27, 1962, at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in St. Ignace. More...

Students Earn Recognition at Pickford Elementary and High Schools

Pickford Elementary Students of the Month for October are (front row, from left) Natalie Miller, Kadence Potoczak, Kain Reinhardt, Jenna Lumsden, Zachary Kronemeyer, Anna Blenkhorn, Alex Wheaton, Sha More...

Obituaries

Darrell Vermeesch

Darrell Francis Vermeesch, 78, of Essexville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, November 25, 2012.  He was born December 22, 1933, in Bay County to Arthur and Wilma (nee Stagray) Vermeesch.  He married Clara Solinski August 20, 1955.  More...

Carol Gnau

Carol J. Gnau, 75, died Sunday afternoon, November 25, 2012, at her home in Hessel following a year-long illness.  She was born December 29, 1935, in Wyandotte.  Dodson Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.   More...

Samuel Hansen

Samuel Hansen, 88, of Dowagiac, and the Les Cheneaux Islands, was a pharmacist and business owner who was active in civic organizations and local government in his community. Mr. More...


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