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Vendors To Offer Variety at Expo

Businesses from around the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan will display and sell their products and services in St. Ignace this weekend. The St. Ignace Home Show and Spring Expo is Friday, April 12, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Campaign: Autism Services Needed

At Reception, Advocates Encourage People With Disorder to Pursue Their Dreams

At age four, a young boy received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, meaning his communication and social skills were impaired. Another characteristic of autism is repetitive behaviors. More...

News

St. Ignace Musician Silverfox Nominated for Native American Music Awards

Blending the sounds of a traditional wooden six-hole flute with electronic music has fueled the career of a St. Ignace musician, who is in the running this month for a Native American music award.  More...

Mackinac County Planning Commission Considers Action to Put Master Plan in Motion

Who is ultimately responsible for turning recommendations of the county planning commission into direct actions that benefit county residents? More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace March 12, March 25, March 27, and April 2, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Sports

4-H Encourages Youth to Develop Archery Skills in Straits Shooters Club

Archery serves many purposes. It can be used for competition, for hunting, and for members of the local youth 4-H Straits Shooters club as a chance to socialize and learn. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  Gerry’s Beauty Shop 50, News Crew 46, Apollo Home Mortgage 37, Mackinaw Trolley 35, Bessie’s Pasties 33, Gateway Lanes 308.  HTG/s: News Crew 713/1906; HIG: Sherry Cece 195; HIS: Mary Joe North 511.  More...

Opinion

Pure Water Group Seeks Community Input

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  More...

‘No Kind of Democracy at All’

Here’s a question Michigan voters might want to ask: Has their state government been hijacked by right-wing fanatics who are acting against the majority’s wishes and interests?  There seems to be a fair amount of evidence that this More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Camp, Rogers Have Major Roles on Major Issues

Two veteran Michigan congressmen in the GOP-ruled House have major roles on top front-burner financial and security issues currently facing the nation.  More...

DeTour

Winter has become an unwelcome houseguest in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and it seems to never want to leave.  More...

Rexton-Garnet

The roads were busy recently with folks returning from spring break.  Dave Albrecht returned home safely following an extended trip to North Carolina, where he had taken his daughter, Brenda, and all of her belongings, to her new job. More...

Breaking News - 4/14/2013 10:42 AM

Longtime Grand Hotel Owner R. Daniel Musser Dies at 80 - Free Access

Grand Hotel Chairman Emeritus R. D. (Dan) Musser, Jr., under whose guidance the iconic hotel doubled both its size and the length of its season and achieved world class status, passed away Saturday in Lansing.  He was 80. More...

Job Fair Planned Tuesday

Workshop Included

Greeting people when they enter a business and then thanking them when they leave are two strategies to bring customers back. More...

Pinwheel Parade Will Mark Cause

Child Welfare Is Focus of Event Tuesday

Tuesday, April 16, is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness Day and the occasion will be marked in St. Ignace with a Pinwheel Parade to bring the issue to the forefront. More...

Tribe Expects Cuts of $1.7 Million

Across-the-board government spending cuts, known as sequestration, have reduced federal support for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians by $1.7 million a year. More...

Social

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Sports Card Show Added at Arena

Vendor Steve Kowal, of Berk- ley, started collecting baseball cards as a child when his father bought packs of them for him. More...

BIRTH

Laura Hayes

Tom and Rachel Hayes, of Lowell, announce the birth of a daughter, Laura Lillian Hayes, born Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids.  She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches in length at birth.  She is jo More...

Obituaries

William Perrault

William J. Perrault, 80, of Carp River, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home on Mackinac Trail.  He was born on Mackinac Island March 6, 1933, to John and Anna (nee LaTour) Perrault.  He served in the U.S. More...

Grace Johnson

Grace E. Johnson, who spent many summers at the Harold Warp Cottage on Mackinac Island’s West Bluff, passed away Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She was 96.  More...

Ronald Swisher

Ronald J. Swisher, 43, of Curtis, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his home.  A complete obituary will follow in a future edition of The St. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, April 1, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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