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Schaedig Outlines School Priorities

“The first step in leading is listening,” said Randy Schaedig, new superintendent of Les Cheneaux Community Schools, Thursday, September 5. More...

News

Partial Refund for City’s Fourth of July Fireworks to Pay for Boardwalk Replacement

Wolverine Fireworks of Kawkawlin will refund the City of St. Ignace $1,000 of the $7,500 cost for Fourth of July fireworks owing to what the city characterized as a poor show. The the city will use the money to contribute to the St. More...

‘Beaks and Books’ Will Bring Chickens to Mackinaw City Library

Mackinaw Area Public Library will offer a new program called “Beaks and Books” to begin Saturday, October 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. More...

Council to Evaluate City Manager

St. Ignace City Council will evaluate the city manager in the coming weeks. Councilmen received forms at the council meeting Tuesday, September 3, and the evaluations are due back to Mayor Paul Grondin by Monday, September 16.  More...

Obituaries

Delora ‘Dee’ Kelso

Delora C. “Dee” Kelso, 87, of St. More...

Tony LaDuke

Tony LaDuke, 52, of St. Ignace, died Sunday, September 8, 2013.  A complete obituary for Mr. LaDuke will be published in a future edition of The St. Ignace News.  Arrangements are in care of Dodson Funeral Home.   More...

William Schultz

William Oliver Schultz, 68, of De- Tour Village, was a businessman who was active in economic development efforts. Mr. More...

Opinion

Plans to Preserve Rabbit’s Back Could Begin Anew

To the Editor:   In the summer of 2000, a small group of men and women from throughout the upper Midwest gathered in St. Ignace to learn about the sacred sites and ceremonies of the Sault Tribe. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP  BOARD OF TRUSTEES  REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 21, 2013 AT 7:00 PM Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)   The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.   The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

Big Rigs to Take Center Stage at Weekend Show

Convoy of Big Rigs Heading to Straits Area for Weekend Truck Show in St. Ignace

A convoy of trucks in the 18th Annual M&K Quality Truck Sales Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show is heading for St. More...

Season Is Strong, Merchants Report

The summer tourist season of 2013 has been strong, with many events and attractions in the area posting slight attendance increases. Warmer summer weather has sparked an increase in visitors in the latter part of the season, many said.  More...

City Mulls Plans for Broken Fire Truck

Modifications to Garage Put on Hold

A used 1992 fire truck that the St. Ignace Fire Department purchased for $50,000 from Middletown Township in Pennsylvania broke down when a crew of firefighters was driving it to St. Ignace in early August. More...

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Patrick Weaver of Hessel Receives MacDonald Memorial Scholarship

The Chippewa County Community Foundation has announced Patrick Weaver of Hessel is the recipient of the $10,000 George and Anne MacDonald Memorial Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engin More...

Sports

Football

Saints Post Comeback Overtime Win Over Ironmen   The St. More...

Volleyball

Saints 6-0 During Wolverine Tri-Match   The St. Ignace Saints swept the Maplewood Baptist Academy Black Bears 25-20, 25-20, 25-10 and the Wolverine Wildcats 25-13, 25-12, 25-12 during a tri-match at Wolverine Saturday, September 7.  More...

Saints’ Gustafson, Trojans’ Bohn Finish First at St. Ignace Meet

Freshman Emma Bohn of Cedar- ville and senior Bradley Gustafson of St. Ignace finished first in the cross country meet at Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain at St. Ignace Thursday, September 5. More...

Columns

Mark Schauer Makes Early Visits Up North

Michigan Politics

In his quest to unseat Governor Rick Snyder, Democrat Mark Schauer of Battle Creek has made early northern campaign swings in both peninsulas, including stops below the bridge last weekend.  More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO  The Republican-News Saturday, September 13, 1913   More...

Mackinac Island

Saturday, August 31, people came from far and near to visit our Island. The weather was perfect, so everyone could enjoy many outdoor activities, especially the Jazz Festival at Grand Hotel. Friday evening, August More...


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