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Holiday Season Off To A Jolly Start in Downtown St. Ignace

Children Sing To Welcome Santa

“Up on the housetop, reindeer pause, out jumps good old Santa Claus,” sang the St. Ignace Youth Choir Saturday, December 1. The children performed a variety of holiday songs downtown in front of The Pavillion at 5:30 p.m. More...

News

County Budget Approved, Includes Digital Mapping

Mackinac County will operate on a general fund budget of approximately $6 million in 2013, a sum sufficient to keep projects and jobs in place in an environment of rising costs.  More...

Coast Guard Holds Towing Drills

The 225-foot-long United States Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock was spotted towing the Coast Guard cutter Biscayne Bay near Mackinac Island Friday, November 30. More...

City Council Paid $1,090 in Nov.

St. Ignace

St. Ignace City Council members received $1,090 in compensation for the month of November. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Obituaries

Robert Oldenburger

Robert K. Oldenburger, 62, of Curtis, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, November 26, 2012.  He was born December 27, 1949, in Oaklawn, Illinois, to Taeke and Jessie (nee Solle) Oldenburger.  Mr. More...

Richard Nye

Richard Edwin Nye, 84, of Cedarville, was a business owner of Nye Construction, first with his father, and then with his son. More...

John Forgrave

John Edward Forgrave, 65, of Brimley, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born May 6, 1947, in Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

Street Lights May Be Intrusive

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:   Lighting the exits and the entrances to and from US-2 and I-75 is reasonable, for both safety reasons and the interests of downtown St. Ignace businesses, as well as residents and travelers.  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 26, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The budget workshop of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, November 19, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, November 19, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

‘Economy Is At Stake’ In Small Port Towns

Those Who Want Great Lakes Water Levels Adjusted Host Regional Meeting, Saying:

To address low water levels in the Great Lakes and mitigate the devastating effect shallow water is having on some harbors, environmental groups, politicians, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers met at the Bay County building in Bay City Fr More...

Research Highlights Trove of City History

Mayor Paul Grondin Names All Public Servants

“This is a look at us. I wanted St. Ignace to be aware of its history, how it began, and how it proceeded,” Mayor Paul Grondin told The St. More...

Social

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Full Story

Local Schools Name Honor Roll Students

Cedarville Middle School First Quarter 6th Grade: Gordon Burger, Carolina Cabello, Kylee Call, Isabella Cason*, Caroline Freel*, Joshua Goodell, Ashley Kasper, Jarron Masuga, Tristan Masuga, Morgan McLeod*, Deserray Pegg, Eden Preston*, Karlee Rye, More...

Sports

LaSalle Inducts 1999 and 2000 Girls Hoops Teams Into Hall

The first two St. Ignace Saints state championship girls basketball teams, 1999 and 2000, will be inducted into the LaSalle High School Hall of Fame at the Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, December 29. First State Crown More...

Stump, Frazier, Heck, Latva Highlight LaSalle High 2012 Sports Hall of Fame Class

Alan Stump: Track Record  Holder, Football Standout  Alan Stump, who was graduated in 1962 from LaSalle High School as a standout athlete in football, track, and basketball, will be inducted into the school’s hall of fame at Kewadin S More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

St. Ignace Wins Third Petoskey Invite; Hinsman Named MVP

The St. Ignace Saints won the Petoskey Basketball Invitational for the third time in nine years with a 55- 41 win over the Brighton Bulldogs Saturday, December 1. They had beat the Petoskey Northmen 53-38 in the semifinals Friday, November 30. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Snyder Pushes More Two-Peninsula Links

Every once in a while over a span of three centuries, a governor has played a role on links between Michigan’s two peninsulas.  More...

Commission Pay Totals $4,667

Mackinac County

Pay for the five Mackinac County commissioners totaled $4667.08 for October.  More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. I hope this week finds everyone doing well. The little snow we had is gone in several areas, but the mild temperatures this past weekend were great.  More...


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