September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Dredging to Begin

Kokosing Construction Company has been hired to dredge the municipal marina at Mackinaw City between October 8 and 26. The village council accepted Kokosing’s $126,795 bid from among four other bidders Thursday, September 5.  More...

News

In EUP, Rural Development and Food Stamp Money Are Key in Farm Bill Debate

“Rural Development funding levels the playing field between rural and urban areas. More...

Les Cheneaux Grant Forms Ready

Anyone seeking funding for a community project through the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation can apply Monday, September 23, through Friday, October 18, at 4 p.m.  Application forms will be available at Les Cheneaux Community Schools and Les Che More...

School Meetings Open for Ideas

School improvement committees will start meeting again for the school year this month at St. Ignace Area Schools. District-wide, elementary and middle school, and high school committees will gather to discuss school academics.  More...

Sports

Football

Saints Down Bulldogs In League Shootout   St. Ignace and Rudyard combined for 92 points in the last time the teams will battle on the gridiron Friday, September 13. More...

Volleyball

Saints Down Bulldogs in SAC;  Defeat Trojans in Non-League  More...

Feher Wins Senior Golf Championship

Frank Feher won the St. Ignace Senior Golf Club championship in an 18-hole match (3 to 2) over Duane Sorenson Sunday, September 8.   More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Keep Track of City Water Use

To the Editor:  I am afraid to take a shower, but I am still getting soaked. Are you? More...

Island Sees Travel Growth for 2013

Uptick in Ferry Traffic From St. Ignace

Weather is the hot topic when talking about this year’s summer tourist season, as this year’s cold spring is the most likely culprit of the season’s slow start, according to Mackinac Island shop owners and ferry companies.  &l More...

Pine Cut Down at US-2 Sand Dunes

Felled Scotch pine trees will be visible on US-2 along the sand dunes west of St. Ignace in the coming weeks. More...

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1,820 Runners and Walkers Take Part in Kiwanis Club Road Race on Mackinac Island

The air was thick with humidity for the 43rd annual Eight-Mile Run and Walk, making the contest difficult for the 1,820 participants who raced around Mackinac Island Saturday, September 7. More...

Autumn Apple Days Set for Oct. 5

Autumn Apple Days and Pumpkin Roll will be Saturday, October 5, in downtown St. Ignace. Goudreau Street will be closed from Ellsworth Street to State Street from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the pumpkin roll. More...

Obituaries

Peter Geisler

Peter John Geisler, 75, of DeTour Village, enjoyed a varied work career, working in a Tropicana orange juice processing plant, as a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico, establishing his own lawn care business, and working as a logger for many More...

Joan Gallagher

Graveside services for Joan Gallagher of St. Ignace Township will be Saturday, September 21, at Ste. Anne’s Cemetery on Mackinac Island at 10:30 a.m. with Father Ted Brodeur officiating.  The family will leave St. Ignace on a 9:30 a.m. More...

Nona Fraleigh

Former Curtis resident Nona J. Fraleigh, 86, passed away Friday afternoon, September 13, 2013, at her home in St. Ignace, in the care of her daughters and daughter-in-law.  She was born June 19, 1927, in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Engler Takes Another Michigan Role

In politics, ex-leaders don’t always fade away. More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO The Republican-News Saturday, September 20, 1913   More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

What a fantastic start to the school year we have had. It has helped make my transition into my new position as principal very smooth. I consider myself lucky.  More...


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