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City Renews Contract With Manager

Proposed Salary Raise, Second Job Are Items to Be Negotiated

St. Ignace City Council voted Monday, October 7, to renew City Manager Les Therrian’s contract for another two years but want to negotiate its contents, including a salary increase and whether he can coach high school football. More...

Fall Fest Is Saturday

Pickford

Hayrides, music, and crisp October air will highlight the sixth annual Pickford Fall Fest Saturday, October 12, from noon to 4 p.m. at Glen Gough Memorial Park in Pickford. Admission is $5 per person. The maximum a family pays is $20.  More...

News

Several Local Post Offices Announce Changes in Pickup Times to Begin October 29

The United States Postal Service inter-city mail trucks will run on different schedules starting Tuesday, October 29, and pick-up times at all area post offices will change. More...

October 16 Meeting Planned for Fr. Marquette Site Discussion

Moran Township will host a meeting about the Father Marquette National Memorial at the township hall Wednesday, October 16, at 6 p.m.  More...

Another Transformer Arrives for Moran Twp. Electrical Station

Another transformer for American Transmission Company’s new electrical station under construction in Moran Township near St. Ignace arrived Wednesday, October 2, by barge to the Arnold Dock (old State Dock #1) in downtown St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Refurbished Track Complex Open at LaSalle High School

Surface Available for School, Community

At the finish line, St. Ignace Kiwanis Club cuts the ribbon to officially open the new track at Kiwanis Field at St. Ignace Area Schools Wednesday, October 2. More...

Volleyball

DeTour, Posen, MWBA, Cardinal Mooney Advance To Final Four at Invite More...

Trojans Drop First Game; Saints Stay Perfect in League Play

Rapid River Downs Cedarville In Battle of Undefeated Teams In a battle between two undefeated Bridge Alliance 8-Man Football League opponents, the Rapid River Rockets defeated the Cedarville Trojans 48-25 during a matchup played at Raiders Field in D More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM  Call to Order: 9:10 AM Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Carpenter, Sherlund Absent – Wellnitz  Approval of Agenda   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING WITH ANDERSON TACKMAN THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013 AT 10:00 AM   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING AUGUST 30, 2013 AT 9:00 AM   More...

City Hitting Wall on Building Permits

Wants to Oversee Its Inspections, But State Repeatedly Denies Applications

In 2011, the City of St. Ignace relinquished its building permit and inspection authority to the state to save $30,000, following the retirement of the former city inspector, Paul Sved. More...

Electronics Will Be Recycled Saturday

Electronic equipment will be accepted for recycling outside Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will act as a free drop off for unwanted electronics and a fundraiser for the St. More...

Drummond Island Hosts Autumn Festival

The fifth annual Fall on the Island Festival will begin Friday October 11, at 5:30 p.m. and continue through Sunday, October 14, at 3 p.m. More...

Federal Shutdown Ripples Through EUP

Washington, D.C. may sometimes seem a world away from St. More...

Social

Great Waters Festival Draws More Than 1,300 People to Sample Michigan Goods

Artists, Entertainers, Food and Beverage Makers Offer Their Best Under the Big Tent at St. Ignace Marina

At the Great Waters Festival, the crowd mingles among the 56 booths to view handmade art, crafts, and food at the St. Ignace Public Marina. More...

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Youngsters Find Entertainment in Trying Local Fall Sport of Pumpkin Rolling

Prior to the Great Pumpkin Roll at 4 p.m., the Gros Cap Parent Teacher Organization hosted its annual pumpkin sale fundraiser at the parking lot of the St. Ignace IGA. More...

Obituaries

Deacon Donald Olmstead

Donald Francis Olmstead, 76, of Huntington, Texas, a former St. More...

Kathleen Boynton

Kathleen Mary Boynton, 51, of Sault Ste. Marie and formerly of St. Ignace, passed away Monday, September 30, 2013, at Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, after a two-year illness of leiomyosarcoma.  More...

Stanley Klein

Stanley Leroy Klein, 62, of Kinross, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Schuette Again Goes To U.S. Supreme Court

Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette is poised once again, as he likes to describe his role in a varied political life, to “be on duty” for Michigan— now before the U.S. Supreme Court.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

MEAP testing begins this week for students in grades three through nine. The Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) tests students on the knowledge they were expected to learn from the previous school year. More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

Look Up, for an Idea to Make Your Product Recognizable to All

One of the things I love about living in northern Michigan is the stars on a clear night. The Milky Way stretches across the entire night sky. You can’t even see it when you’re in the city. More...


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