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Rare and Unique Vintage Snowmobiles Lure Crowds To Naubinway Show

When it comes to symbols of winter life in the Upper Peninsula, the snowmobile is an icon. And that icon was celebrated as the 21st annual Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show and Ride came to Naubinway and the surrounding area over the weekend. More...

Local Players Give Red Wings Alumni A Good Game

Pros Face Amateur Team for Charity as Highlight of Pond Hockey Weekend in St. Ignace

Wings Claim Victory 8-5 Over Labatt Blue   The Detroit Red Wings alumni defeated the local Labatt Blue team 8-5 in their exhibition game Friday night, February 15, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

Pucks Fly on Moran Bay as Thrill of Pond Hockey Draws Teams From Near and Far

Spectators agreed that returning to Moran Bay in the seventh year of the U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament in St. Ignace was a highlight of the weekend. More...

Obituaries

Shirley Gunders

Shirley Gunders, 84, of Gould City, passed away February 13, 2013, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry.  She was born March 13, 1928, in Gould City, to Cecil and Violet (nee Minor) Fisher.  She was graduated from Gould City High Scho More...

Freda Price

Freda Price, 85, of Engadine, passed away at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital February 11, 2013.  She was born in Garfield Township March 13, 1927, to Ferdinan and Magdalena (nee Price) Price.  Ms. More...

Constance ‘Connie’ Sabin

Constance “Connie” Sabin, 68, of Pickford Township, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.  She was born May 6, 1944, in Detroit, to Cecil and Josephine (nee Blazjeweski) Graham.&nb 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  February 6, 2013 Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm. All members present.  Items approved:  1. More...

Study: County Jail Should Be Rebuilt

Cleanliness, efficiency, inadequate space, and failing equipment all describe the current reality at the aging Mackinac County Jail, according to a detailed jail committee report presented for consideration to the county board of commissioners Tuesda More...

Eastern U.P. Revels in Winter Events

Thrill of Playing Pond Hockey on Lake Huron Draws 172 Teams Les Cheneaux Community Shows Off Creativity With Snowsfest Naubinway Show Is Hot Spot for Vintage Snowmobile Enthusiasts More...

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Dinner Will Aid Engadine Grad Party

There will be an Italian dinner Friday, February 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Engadine Consolidated Schools. Admission is by donation at the door. All proceeds benefit the Engadine Senior All Night Grad Party.   More...

Brines To Retire From St. Ignace School; Board Gets Sneak Peek at Play

LaSalle High School English teacher Dave Brines will retire at the end of the year, and the school board accepted his departure with “thanksgiving and regret” at the meeting Monday, February 11. More...

Sports

Bowlers Prepare for Regionals

Saints Girls Split,  Boys Defeated In Bowling  The St. Ignace Saints girls split their two matches, defeating Sault Ste. More...

Thurston, Ostman, Bentley To Make Return Trip To State Wrestling Championships

Thurston, Ostman, Bentley Capture Regional Titles Seniors Galloway Thurston, Joe Ostman, and Richard Bentley were perfect at 3-0 to capture individual regional championships at Rogers City Saturday, February 16. More...

BOYS BASKETBALL

Saints Remain Tied For First Place in SAC; Face Cheboygan Friday To Try for League Title More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Northern Dynamics In Chief Race

Of the 32 men and women who have chaired Michigan’s two major parties since World War II, not one has been from northern Michigan. No Republican chair has been from north of the Grand Rapids area; no Democrat from north of the Flint area.  More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Tuesday, February 21, 1888   The Republican Club will hold its regular meeting at Cooke’s Hall, on Thursday evening next. They profess to be the friends of the laboring men. More...

Brevort

Every day seems like Fat Tuesday lately. Friends gathered at the White Tail Restaurant Tuesday, February 12, to partake of sweets and a cup of coffee. Some had sparkly beads and adornments. More...


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