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St. Ignace Marina Hosts Arts Dockside

Weekend Features Three Art Fairs

The 36th annual Arts Dockside will offer crafts and art for people to browse in St. Ignace during Labor Day weekend. Show hours will be Saturday, August 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. More...

Curtis to Showcase Art, Music Saturday

Art comes in all shapes, sizes, and styles and many kinds will be showcased at the upcoming Curtis Art on the Lake show. More...

News

Cloverland Electric Proposes Restructuring, Rate Increase

Electricity rates for Cloverland Electric Cooperative customers may go up 5.7% if the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) grants a request from the cooperative, filed August 5. More...

Buby Withdraws as City Candidate

Mike Buby of St. Ignace has withdrawn his candidacy for St. Ignace City Council in the November general election. Four candidates remain to vie for three seats up for election.  More...

Veterans Transportation Is Available

Free transportation to and from medical appointments for veterans who are disabled, elderly, ill, or live in remote areas is available through Veterans Transportation Service and the Disabled American Veterans. More...

Sports

Old-Timers Softball Highlights End of Summer at Clark Twp.

“It’s an outdoor, end-of-summer party, and whoever wants to play can play,” said Al Hansen of Cedarville, long-time captain and organizer of the Old-Timers Softball Game at the Albert J. More...

Pat Gallagher To Be Inducted Into LaSalle Hall of Fame

Pat Gallagher, a 1989 graduate, will be inducted into the LaSalle High School Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, October 12. More...

St. Ignace Junior Saints Football Season Gets Underway

The 2013 Junior Saints Football Team: (front, from left) Lane Matson-39, Ben Coveyou-22, Tucker Shepard-5, Mason Gustafson-24, Connor Fitzgerald-7, Zachery Bigger-4, Donovan McNeely-46; (second row) Greg Paquin-83, Mason Matson-59, Andy Metz-10, Reid More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Area Is Fortunate to Have Hospital Staff  To the Editor:  My husband and I were on a motorcycle trip from Kentucky to Canada to see Niagara Falls, and we stopped in Mackinaw City. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Sporty Snyder Dives Shipwreck

What politician doesn’t relish making a splash before cameras?  Governor Rick Snyder did just that, literally, last week in a wetsuit as he plunged into Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron off Alpena to promote viewing of M More...

Brevort

Billie Holmer of Bullhead City, Arizona, spent a week in Brevort closing on her house next to Chapel Hill Motel. We had a nice visit while she was here. She sees Elwood and Betty Holtz occasionally. They both live in an assisted living complex.  More...

Rexton-Garnet

With just a tinge of color, the trees are giving a hint that fall is waiting in the wings. More...

40,000 Expected for Bridge Walk

The Mackinac Bridge Walk will take place Monday, September 2. The 56th annual walk will begin at 7 a.m. with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder leading the way. The Labor Day walk is the only time each year that walkers are allowed on the bridge.  More...

St. Ignace Celebrates Its Unique History

Hundreds of years of recorded history exist in St. Ignace as one of the earliest settlements in Michigan. French Jesuit missionary Father Jacques Marquette arrived in St. More...

Artists Will Display Techniques at Park

Anvil, heat, and aesthetics inspire the functional metalwork of Randy Dunn, revealed at summer’s end each year during Art in the Park. More...

Social

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Hope Charity Reaches 7th Anniversary

St. Ignace Area Hope celebrates its seventh anniversary Wednesday, August 21, with refreshments for volunteers, shoppers, and community members. Volunteers Elisabeth Penner, 9 (from left), Marian King, of St. Ignace, St. More...

Gift of Robert and Helen Ball Aids Hospice

After opening in Sault Ste. Marie last August, Hospice of the Eastern Upper Peninsula has helped more than 50 families with terminally ill members through the hardest part of life imaginable. More...

Obituaries

Dale Raycraft

Dale Raycraft, 81, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Cartwright Hospice Residence in Saginaw.  He was born June 18, 1932, in Saginaw, to Harlow and Mabel (nee Bilsby) Raycraft.  Mr. More...

David Freeborn

David H. Freeborn, 78, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.  He was born July 2, 1935, in Sault Ste. More...

Mabel Armstrong

Mabel Armstrong, 95, of Walled Lake, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Crossville, Tennessee.  She was born to Frank and Mabel (nee Metivier) Breuckman May 9, 1918, on Mackinac Island and grew up in the home now known as the Metivier Inn.& 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 19, 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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