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Drug Disposal Box Installed At Sheriff’s Office

Leftover prescription drugs left lying around the house can be a legitimate danger to both people and the environment. More...

News

Straits of Mackinac Search Halted

A woman who jumped from the Mackinac Bridge into the Straits of Mackinac around 5 p.m. Monday, December 31, remains missing, and a Coast Guard and police search was called off later that evening because of foul weather and darkness.  More...

Waterways Commission Freezes Grants, Sizes Up Dredging Projects

Owing to record low Great Lakes water levels, grants through the Michigan State Waterways Commission are frozen until the Department of Natural Resources assesses demand for dredging projects at both large and small ports throughout the state, said B More...

Library To Host Genealogy Classes

The Pickford Community Library is offering free instruction on how to investigate family history in a three-week course instructed by Ruth Hitsman Johnson. More...

Sports

BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL

Trojans Down Phoenix in Offensive Shootout The Cedarville Trojans took their first advantage at the 4:35 mark of the first quarter and never relinquished the lead during a 89- 84 non-conference win over Flint Academy International Phoenix Friday, Jan More...

Saints Wrestlers Finish Third at Escanaba Invitational

Ostman, Thurston Win Titles The St. Ignace wrestling team had five wrestlers finish in the top three to lead the Saints to a third place finish during the Escanaba Invitational Saturday, January 5. More...

St. Ignace Girls, Boys Bowlers Fall During Gaylord Meet

The St. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Animal Shelter Works Its Magic To the Editor: My husband and I decided our home needed a kitten, so we went in search of one this past December. We visited shelters, checked the papers, and asked around. 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   January 2, 2013 Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm. All members present.  Items approved:   More...

Snowmobile Trails Need Volunteers

St. Ignace Planning Meeting Is Thursday

Last month’s winter storm that dumped inches of powder on the Straits area shut down schools, cancelled meetings, and knocked out power to some areas. More...

New Assessor Now On the Job for City

Residents Will See Deeren At City Properties on Thursdays, Fridays

As a property assessor, Christina Deeren educates community members about their property values and taxes, answers questions, and enjoys the outdoor component of being in the field to assess parcels. More...

City of St. Ignace

Transfer Station To Remain Open

Waste Management has agreed to operate its transfer station two days a week, in accordance with its city contract and at the city’s insistence. The company’s district manager, Daryl Proulx, told the St. More...

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Jack and Terrill Richards Mark 55th Wedding Anniversary

Jack and Terrill (nee Carlson) Richards of Streator, Illinois, will celebrate 55 years of marriage January 4, 2013. The couple were married January 4, 1958, at the Presbyterian Church in Streator. More...

Les Cheneaux, Pickford, Rudyard, and Mackinac Island Kindergarten Classes

Laurie Pearson’s 2012-2013 kindergarten class at Les Cheneaux Community Schools is composed of (back row, from left) Adison Nye, Rachael Arbib, Lyric Collins, Joycee Sayles, Jacob Goodrich, Ros More...

Obituaries

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LEFT US IN 2012

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, memorializes those whose obituaries have appeared in the newspaper during the past 12 months. This list includes 280 persons, whose ages range from infant to 100. More...

Curtis ‘C.C.’ Vaught

Curtis “C.C.” Vaught, 78, of the Les Cheneaux Islands area and Dunedin, Florida, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012.  He was born in Garden City.  He was graduated from DeTour High School in 1953 and went on to attend Michi More...

Milton ‘Bing’ Ledy

Milton “Bing” Ledy, 90, of Drummond Island, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013.  He was born October 19, 1922, to Frank and Connie Ledy on Drummond Island.  He was a World War II combat veteran. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm To End TV ‘Very Fun Adventure’

Ex-Governor Jennifer Granholm has been one of the most visible personalities on Current TV, the lowvisibility cable network co-founded by former Vice-President Al Gore that has been bought for a reported $500 million by the Pan-Arab news channel Al-J More...

Brevort

It blew a good wind out of the south Monday morning, January 7. There is a good bit of ice on the lake and the windrows are forming up due to the wave action.  More...

DeTour

The holidays are over, school has started again, and in just two short months, the DATA Drama Program’s spring play will take place. More...


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