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City Eyes Loan for Fire Truck

The City of St. Ignace may purchase a used fire truck for $50,000 and finance it with a five year loan, if a recommendation from the city’s Finance Committee is approved by the city council when it meets Monday, May 20. More...

Water Rates Rise 22.5%

Mackinaw City Projects Planned

A 22.5% sewer and water rate increase will see residents paying at least $6 more per quarter at Mackinaw City. More...

News

Seat Is Open on St. Ignace Schools Board of Education

A vacancy opened on the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education. Reverend Erik Alsgaard has resigned owing to his new job in Maryland at the school board meeting Monday, May 13.  More...

DDA to Install Bike Racks; Citizens to Give Ideas for Downtown

Bicycle racks shaped like fish will be installed at three locations in St. Ignace this summer for the Yellow Bikes Project. More...

Spring Weather Delays Inspections

Inspections on city properties are underway in the City of St. Ignace, reported city assessor Christina Deeren.  The assessing software was installed during the winter months, and the annual St. Ignace Board of Review was in March. More...

Sports

Play Ball! Little League to Begin Season

Spring means the return of Little League baseball and softball in St. Ignace.  Games will begin the third week of May and continue through the end of June. More...

Mackinaw City Baseball Sweeps Boyne Falls; Softball Falls

The Mackinaw City baseball team swept the Boyne Falls Loggers 13-3 and 20-0 and the Lady Comets dropped the twinbill in softball 12-2 and 9-8 during road contests Thursday, May 9.  More...

Saints Baseball, Softball Sweeps Wolverine in Non-league Doubleheaders

Saints Baseball Improves To 7-3 on the Season More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

The Comeback Second Acts of Wayward Politicians

South Carolina’s Mark Sanford, who in 2011 left the governor’s office in disgrace amidst an extramarital affair but last week won a congressional seat in a special election, is the latest wayward politician to rebound in some manner.  More...

Keep Doing It:

‘Take the Next Step: Look for Ways to Grow’

Last week I told you how much I hate exercising, yet I still do it every other day. It’s one of the few things that I do where I constantly recognize the extra effort I demand of myself. More...

DeTour

Mother Nature played a cruel trick on us with a Mother’s Day that looked more like Thanksgiving.  More...

Community Celebrates 125th for 1st National

First National Bank of St. Ignace was established May 7, 1888, by a lumberman, survived the Great Depression of the 1930s, and saw the community transform itself from a lumbering town to a tourist destination. More...

Museum Construction Begins at Naubinway

The future is officially on the way for one of the Eastern Upper Peninsula’s best known museums. More...

Social

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Self-taught Artist Jaici Shiemke Finds Drawing Inspiration in Variety of Subjects

Artist Jaici Shiemke, 18, spends hours bringing a drawing from an idea to a completed piece of art. Pencils are her medium, and people, plants, and animals are her inspiration. More...

LaSalle School Assembly Hands Out Community Scholarships, Academic Awards

LaSalle High School students were recognized for academic achievement at an awards assembly in the school gymnasium Wednesday, May 8, when scholarships were also presented to graduating seniors. More...

Obituaries

John ‘Jack’ Behrens

John “Jack” Behrens was a business owner and a jack of all trades who was known for being a very hard worker. Mr. Behrens passed away January 31, 2013, in Russellville, Arkansas. More...

Monica Tamlyn

Monica Tamlyn, 59, of St. Ignace Township, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, May 6, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Rick Collins

Rick Collins, 33, of Lapeer, passed away May 5, 2013.  He loved people and had a passion for music and dancing.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL WORKSHOP ZONING ORDINANCES April 2, 2013 AT 9:00AM   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING APRIL 17, 2013 AT 7:00 PM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM Roll Call: Present – Reid, Carpenter, Rutledge, Wellnitz, Sherlund.  Approval of Agenda   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, May 6, 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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