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Dredging Eases Clearance for Boats

With Water Levels Low in Great Lakes, Dredging Costs Soar... and Even Inches May Count

Owing to low water levels in Lake Huron, workers at Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry conduct their own, rudimentary dredging operation along Shepler’s dock on State Street in St. Ignace Friday, December 28. More...

News

At St. Ignace, Enbridge Prepares for Maintenance Project on Pipeline

Daily Capacity of Oil Line Flow Will Be Increased in March

Construction equipment at the lot on the corner of Point LaBarbe Road and US-2 is from a project by Enbridge Pipelines. More...

Clark Township To Face Sewer Repairs Next Year

Clark Township will reschedule the second of three phases to study the operation of the sewer system, owing to an unrelated injury of a Wade Trim employee. More...

Mackinaw City Approves Display of Large Metal Sculptures

Ambulance Service, Ordinances Also Come Before Village Council

Ambulance service, changes to village ordinances, extending employee insurance coverage, and hosting large metal sculptures at a local park were issues discussed by the Mackinaw City Village Council at its meeting Thursday, December 20.  More...

Obituaries

Helen Edgerly

Helen Lelone Edgerly, 86, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, after enduring Alzheimer’s disease for the past 10 years.  She was born to Eugene and Olga Richardson December 5, 1926, on their 40-acre Rockford farm. More...

Hazel Nettleton

Hazel Emma (nee Hancock) Nettleton, 100, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Thomas Collins

Thomas J. More...

Columns

Notable Book On Notable Governor

Michigan Politics

Stevens T. Mason, who led Michigan to statehood as our first governor, achieved young and died young in the 19th century but in the 21st remains a compelling story for those who follow and pursue politics, with all of its highs and lows.  More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Tuesday, January 6, 1888   Dr. Brooks and G. W. Johnson have just had lots of fun on the bay this week with their ice boats.  •••  More...

Engadine-Gould City

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope the new year brings much happiness and joy to all of you who live far and near.  Big Valley Ski Hill, on Hamilton Road in Newberry, will be open January through March, from noon to 5 p.m. More...

County Chooses Public Defender

Board Deems Tschirhart Top Candidate

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners voted to appoint attorney George Tschirhart of Cheboygan as the new public defender for Mackinac County Thursday, December 27. The one-year appointment carries Mr. More...

Programs To Offer Insight on Bullying

St. Ignace School District Invites Parents

Workshops will educate the community about bullying prevention this month at the St. Ignace Area Schools. A workshop for parents will be Monday, January 7, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Village Searches For Manager; May Also Seek Director

The Mackinaw City Village Council has launched a campaign to find a new village manager and is considering hiring a community development director. Council unanimously approved advertising the opening at its meeting Thursday, December 20. More...

Social

Four Employees Retire From City of St. Ignace

City councilman Willie LaLonde (far left) and Mayor Paul Grondin (far right) present city employees with proclamations thanking them for their service to the city and congratulating them on their ret More...

Eugene Elmer Retires From the City of St. Ignace After 22 Years of Service

As the city’s assessor and treasurer for 22 years, Eugene Elmer liked best the projects he organized to enhance St. Ignace. More...

University Names This Year’s List of Words and Phrases That Should Be Banished

While the U.S. More...

Sports

Pickford Girls Basketball Team Receives National Guard Sportsmanship Award

Pickford Girls Improves To 5-3 With Win Over Inland Lakes   The Pickford Panthers girls basketball team outscored the Inland Lakes Bulldogs in three out of four quarters to post a 51-39 win Wednesday, December 19.  More...

Saints Fall To Braves in Non-conference Game

Fourth Quarter Difference as Gladstone Defeats St. Ignace   St. More...

For the Record

The name of football player Howard Owens was inadvertently omitted in an article about the 1973 LaSalle High School football team, published September 1, 2011. The team was inducted into the school’s sports hall of fame in 2011.   More...

Opinion

Direct Mackinac Island Development To a Consistent Experience

To the Editor:  More...

Urge All To Attend Hearing on Historic Districts

To the Editor:  On January 9, at 3 p.m., the City of Mackinac Island will hold a public hearing on the issue of adopting two proposed historic districts on Mackinac Island. More...

Establish the Preservation District, We Have Enough Strip Malls

To the Editor:  I am writing in support of the Historical District designation that will soon be on the City of Mackinac Island docket for decision. More...


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