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Tractor Show Will Move To Arena Lot

The annual Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Show will continue in September 2013, but will no longer run concurrently with the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show. More...

News

Jim North Becomes St. Ignace DDA Chairman

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority will conclude 2012 with a positive budget, said Director Deb Evashevski at the meeting Friday, December 14. More...

DDA Forms Committee To Oversee Liquor Licenses

A new ordinance for special liquor licenses, made available by the Liquor Control Commission and designed to enhance a downtown or redevelopment district, will be created by a newly formed five-member committee of Downtown Development Authority (DDA) More...

Liquor Licensing May Be Loosened Up In Michigan

Proposed changes to Michigan’s alcohol licensing regulations have some residents up in arms, but supporters say those in the business of selling booze could benefit from looser requirements.  More...

Obituaries

Ronald Mitchell

Ronald Ray Mitchell, 76, of St. Ignace, was a longtime school teacher and administrator who was active in his community and helped care for many foster children over the years. Mr. More...

Phyllis Ahlich

Phyllis M. Ahlich, 87, of St. Ignace, passed away early Sunday morning, December 9, 2012, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. More...

Ruth Branyan

Ruth Eloise Branyan, 79, of Copemish, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012.  She retired from the United States Postal Service and served many years as a volunteer through The Senior Companions Program.  More...

Opinion

Hunting Season For Wolves Is Disheartening

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I was saddened to learn that wolves will most likely be hunted in the state of Michigan, not too long after being removed from the endangered species list.  More...

Anticipation...

Blake Holland, 3, of St. Ignace, grins upon meeting Santa at the VFW children’s Christmas party Sunday, December 16, in St. Ignace. In an age-old tradition, Old St. More...

Island Will Make New Strategy To Ration Building

With Sewer Capacity Dwindling, Mayor Appoints Emergency Committee on Issue

Two issues smoldering for some time on Mackinac Island will see some light Wednesday, December 19, when the city council entertains a new moratorium for sewer hook-ups and moves closer to a vote on two downtown historic districts. More...

City Budget Forecasts $90K Surplus

Bryce Tracy Becomes Next Fire Chief

The 2013 budget for the City of St. Ignace projects $5,592,000 in revenue, $5,298,000 in expenditures, and $90,000 remaining. More...

Social

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BIRTH

James Runt

Sara and Kevin Runt of Brookfield, Wisconsin, announce the birth of a son, James Warren Runt, born Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital. More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Remain Perfect After  Wins Over Hurons, Panthers  More...

Billy Bentgen Records 100th Career Wrestling Victory

LaSalle High School senior Billy Bentgen, competing in the 112- pound weight class, reached a personal milestone with his 100th career wrestling win during a quad meet at St. More...

Saints Girls Split Matches; Boys Fall During Competition

The St. Ignace Saints girls split with Sault Ste. Marie and lost to Gaylord and the boys bowling team fell during Northern Michigan Bowling Association Conference matches at Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, December 15.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Contrasting Roles Of Murphy, Snyder In Labor History

There is little in common between Republican Governor Rick Snyder and 1937-38 Democratic Governor Frank Murphy—enshrined in history as Michigan’s “labor governor”—other than their passion for the University of Michigan.& More...

Les Cheneaux

Christmas is almost upon us. I feel sorry for the postal workers this time of the year.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Many people spent a significant amount of time this weekend listening to the news of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Our hearts go out to all of the families and staff affected by this senseless shooting.  More...


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