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Truck Racers Will Compete at Hill

An uphill truck climb is in the works to occur at the Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain Ski and Tubing Hill near St. Ignace next year. The St. More...

News

Mackinaw City Residents Must Pause Paying Taxes, Says Village

The Village of Mackinaw City is requesting that residents temporarily refrain from paying their 2013 property tax statements owing to a mix-up that led to an overcharge, according to Village Manager Adam Smith. More...

Veterans to Be Honored at Fort de Buade Open House Thurs.

Fort de Buade Museum’s second veterans open house will honor and thank those who served or are serving. The night of remembrance is open to the community Thursday, July 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Les Cheneaux Market Is Fridays

The Les Cheneaux all local Farmers Market will be open every Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Hessel, on M-134, two blocks east of the blinker light.   More...

Sports

St. Ignace Recreation Soccer Kicks Off, Accepts Players through July Season

Games Are Tuesday and Thursday Evenings

Soccer through the St. Ignace Recreation Department kicked off Tuesday, July 2, with 10 games and 20 teams. Games will be every Tuesday and Thursday in July. More...

Results Announced for Kiwanis Club Games at Dock 3

St. Ignace Kiwanis Club organized the annual Independence Day games Thursday afternoon, July 4, near Dock 3. Children from the community, as well as youngsters visiting town, participated in sack races, foot races, and three-legged races. More...

DeTour Girls Hoops Reunion Huge Success in Front of Standing room only Crowd

Before a standing-room-only crowd in the Richard Roan Gymnasium at DeTour High School, the reunion of the Raiders girls basketball teams from 1981 to 1987 was deemed a huge success Friday, July 5.  The present girls coach, James Geyer said he wa More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Dark Money Fuels Michigan Political Campaign Spending

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain” —The Wizard of Oz More...

Les Cheneaux

The Les Cheneaux Islands Association’s Blessing of the Fleet was a great success, with many boats anchored in Cedarville Bay taking part. More...

Rexton-Garnet

The Engadine High School Class of 1963 gathered at the Veterans Hall in Engadine Saturday, June 29, to celebrate 50 years since receiving their diploma.  More...

Planisek Earns National Award

Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City resident Sandy Planisek will be honored on a national level for her local preservation work. More...

Frog Fest Points To Local Ecology

Les Cheneaux Program Is Saturday

“Frogs are an indicator of the quality of our watershed, the quality of the water in our streams and lakes. More...

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More Than 500 Alumni Enjoy Memories of School Days at St. Ignace All Class Reunion

More than 500 alumni attended the LaSalle High School All Class Reunion Saturday, July 6, at Little Bear East Arena.  The original LaSalle High School was built on Spring Street in 1888 for $10,000 and graduated its first class in 1892. More...

Saints of Steel, Free Wheelin’ Offer Concerts

Music in Mackinaw presents two concerts this weekend. Free Wheelin’ will be Friday, July 12, beginning at 8 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Leona ‘Bubbles’ Obeshaw

Leona “Bubbles” Obeshaw, 89, of St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. More...

Veronica Foster

Veronica Ann Foster, 61, of Lansing, formerly of Moran, passed away Monday, July 1, 2013.  She was born to Chet and Helen Becker April 30, 1952.  She married Mitchell Foster October 23, 1971.  More...

Dan ‘Danny’ Gillespie

Dan “Danny” Gillespie, 58, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, passed away Friday, July 5, 2013, after a four-year illness of cancer. He was born September 21, 1954, to Jay and Sue Gillespie in Florida. 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, July 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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