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Motorcycle Display Moving Downtown

Midnight Ride Is This Weekend

Motorcyclists will cruise through the state from Rockford to St. Ignace with the aim to raise money for juvenile diabetes research through the 27th Gold Wing Road Riders Midnight Ride. More...

News

Grondin, Litzner Will Vie for Mayor’s Seat in St. Ignace, as Voters Pass All Requests in Primary

Voters in Mackinac and Chippewa counties passed all proposals in the Tuesday, August 6, election, and narrowed a mayoral race in the City of St. Ignace to two candidates.  St. More...

Walker Will Not Seek Reelection

State Senator Howard Walker (R-Traverse City) will not seek a second term to represent Michigan’s 37th senate district. He has served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate for more than 10 years.  More...

Mackinac Straits Health System Secures Two Loans

Mackinac Straits Health System will receive two Rural Development loans, totaling $5 million, for a new outpatient surgery program and construction of a medical office building. The St. More...

Sports

Straits Area Fishing Report

Fishing for king salmon remains good in and around the Straits of Mackinac with a lot of big fish being caught. The largest fish I heard about was a 28 pounder caught off the Landslide at Mackinac Island. More...

Horseshoe League Results Reported

Women’s AA: Wendricks Truss 66, Ed’s Fish (in a) Bag 51, Hakola Logging 45, Pure Country 40, Betty and Liz 23, Mike’s Garage 18.  Women’s A: Demwatting 51, Chippewa Animal Clinic 51, Jodie and Tiffany 34.  Women&rsqu More...

Mighty Mac Golf Tournament Fundraiser Awards Announced

Mackinaw City

The annual Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce Mighty Mac Golf Outing fundraiser was Tuesday, July 30, at the Mackinaw Club Golf Course, followed by dinner and awards at Neath the Birches restaurant.  Below are the results from the event:  More...

Opinion

Development Focus Should Be on Native American History

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  More...

Please Help in Saving Lady Liberty

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  As you know, Mackinac Island has a miniature Statue of Liberty replica, which was dedicated here in May 1950. Over 62 years, she has stood true beckoning the thousands of visitors here each year. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Ex-sheriff/General Cannon Challenges Benishek

As two-term 1st District U.S. More...

Brevort

Our resident bats have discovered the bat house Joe Matelski and Mort Becker built for us. We no longer hear too many bats scurrying around our house at the break of dawn. More...

Keep Doing It:

‘Lessons from the Garage with No Roof’

I was on my way back to the U.P. from Petoskey the other day when I noticed an old garage built with masonry blocks. Its walls were solid and strong but it didn’t have a roof. It did have a roof at one time. More...

Voters Say Yes To Senior Services

“It was a good day for all the seniors in the three counties,” said Donn Riley, senior services director for the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency, citing overwhelming support for a 2013- through-2017, 0.25 mill tax levy for More...

St. Ignace History To Be Celebrated

Fr. Marquette Arrival Among Highlights

St. Ignace History Week will celebrate the area’s heritage and educate people about local history through a parade, demonstrations, talks at both museums in town, and the annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow, among other activities. More...

Citizens Want Local History Presented

Development Ideas for Welcome Center, Fr. Marquette Site Brought to Table

What should development at Father Marquette National Memorial and the St. Ignace Welcome Center encompass? Telling the story of St. More...

Social

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Handmade Household Goods, Decorations Show Creativity at Touch of Craft

Area Senior Citizens Offer Handiwork and Volunteer Hours

Everything inside A Touch of Craft in St. Ignace has been handmade by senior citizens age 50 and older, and the store is open to the public to participate by contributing crafts, volunteering, or shopping. More...

Brood, Peterson Are Engaged

Wayne and Claudia Brood of Cedarville and David and Elizabeth Peterson of Holland, Michigan, announce the engagement of their children, Judson Brood and Tonya Peterson.  Mr. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen Ingalls

Kathleen Marie “Trink” Ingalls, 60, of St. More...

Helen Portice

Helen Jean Portice, 86, of Pickford, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013, in Grand Rapids.  She was born to William and Francis (nee Cheer) Cruickshank August 18, 1926, in Stalwart.  She attended Tripp School in Stalwart and was graduated f More...

Deborah Malkowski

Deborah Lynn Malkowski, 52, of Cedarville, died Friday, August 9, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.  She was born December 22, 1960, in Ann Arbor, to Dennis and Joan (nee Westover) Beckman.  Mrs. 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, August 5, 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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