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Hospital May Seek Partner; To Begin Construction Soon

As mergers among health care systems continue throughout Michigan, Mackinac Straits Health System remains in position to stay independent, meaning local leadership will continue to control its budget and decide which services to provide to area resid More...

News

U.S. Senator Carl Levin Will Not Seek Re-election

Senator Carl Levin will not seek re-election in 2014, he announced March 7.  More...

Deadline to Run for City Council, Mayor Is May 14

Three seats on the St. Ignace City Council will be up for election November 5, and the terms are four years. The position of St. Ignace mayor will also be up for election and consists of a two-year term. More...

Rudyard School District Decides To Close Turner-Howson Elementary Building

The Rudyard Area Board of Education voted Monday, March 11, to close Turner-Howson Elementary School at the end of this school year and move the students to the middle and high school building. More...

Obituaries

Robert Lampi

Robert Toivo Lampi, 78, of Mackinaw City, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace.  He was born December 13,1934, in Negaunee.  His parents were Toivo and Johanna (nee Hill) Lampi. Mr. More...

Ronald Robinson

Ronald Robinson, 74, of Pickford, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013, in St. Ignace.  He was born July 12, 1937, in Detroit.  Mr. Robinson grew up in Fowlerville. After he was graduated from high school, he worked on the family farm.  More...

John ‘Jack’ Robinson

John J. “Jack” Robinson, 81, a longtime resident of Naubinway, was a veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. More...

Opinion

Management of Wolves Is Already in Place

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  More...

Consultant Offers Clarification on Jail Study

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I would like to offer a few clarifications with regard to the recently completed jail study. More...

For the Record

In John Griffin’s letter to the editor last week, March 7, a sentence in the third paragraph should have read, “If I were to show you where it is safe to travel on the ice today, under the current weather conditions, it would not mean the 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   March 6, 2013 Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm. All members present.  Items approved:   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, March 4, 2013 at LaSalle High School.  Mr. More...

Saints Are State Hockey Champs

The St. More...

Weather Blamed for Plane Crash

Adverse weather conditions caused the airplane crash north of St. Ignace that claimed two lives December 3, 2011, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s final report, released Thursday, March 7. More...

Musicians Thrill Audience at Jazz Night

Community, Businesses Show Strong Support for LaSalle High Jazz Night

The sounds of jazz tunes, steel drums, and local singers echoed at the ninth annual Jazz Night, reflecting the talent of the young performers. More...

Social

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Variety Show Is Saturday at Curtis

The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will host the Follywood Variety Show Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m.  The 2013 production will feature lip synched Broadway favorites, along with a couple of live renditions from “Chicago,” &l More...

St. Ignace Library To Host Silent Auction

The St. Ignace Public Library will hold a silent auction starting Monday, April 1, that will conclude Thursday, April 25, with an open house and final bids accepted from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Sports

SAINTS HOOPS

St. Ignace, Cedarville Teams Earn Titles

Saints Take 4th Straight Regional Title as Inside Game Makes the Difference In Win Over Posen More...

TROJANS HOOPS

St. Ignace, Cedarville Teams Earn Titles

Cedarville Wins 8th Straight Class D District Championship The Cedarville Trojans won their eighth consecutive Class D district championship with a 74-50 win over the Brimley Bays in a rematch of the 2012 title game at Brimley’s Karl Parker Gym More...

SAINTS HOOPS

St. Ignace, Cedarville Teams Earn Titles

Class D Districts At Mackinaw City More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Republicans Join in Praise Of Democrat Levin

In the wake of his announcement not to seek a seventh term in 2014, prominent Republicans joined Democrats in praising Carl Levin for his service as Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator in history.  More...

Mackinac Island

This week, rain has caused the streets to become slushy and the warmer temperatures created fog, so there were no flights the past two days. It’s that time of the year. Before the rain, the sunsets have been outstanding.  More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Tuesday, March 16, 1888   A notorious crook is said to be in the city.  •••  More...


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