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Manager Gets Pay Raise from City

St. Ignace City Manager Les Therrian will receive an $8,000 raise to $68,000 with his new two-year contract for 2014 and 2015 and said he would not take payment to coach football, for which he is contracted by St. Ignace Area Schools. More...

News

Foster to Visit Rudyard School

Michigan State Representative Frank Foster will visit the Rudyard Area Schools Friday, October 25. More...

Missing Boy Reunited with Parents

A 12-year-old boy from Royal Oak was reunited with his parents near Arch Rock on Mackinac Island after a search of about an hour Sunday, October 20. He was unharmed. More...

County Transportation Public Meeting Set for This Monday

A meeting to form a transit authority in Mackinac County will be Monday, October 28, at 2 p.m. at St. Ignace City Hall in the meeting room on second floor.  For more information, contact county commissioner Mary Swiderski at 643-1565.   More...

Sports

Kaylee Hoolsema Wins First Rudyard Girls Cross Country Title

Kaylee Hoolsema saved the best for last as the junior won the individual Division 3 crown, the first by a Rudyard High School girl, with a time of 20:32.8, ahead of second place runner Marissa Immel of Munising with a time of 21:16.2.  More...

Cedarville Girls, Pickford Boys Finish Runner-up in Division 3 at U.P. Finals

Division 3 Girls: Munising won the team event with 46 points, Cedarville edged Dollar Bay 54 to 55 for the runner-up spot, as Rudyard scored 82, and Brimley 104.  More...

Saints Clinch Ski Valley North League Title

Saints 7-1 After Shutout Win

The St. Ignace Saints scored 21 points in the first seven minutes of play to clinch the championship of the Ski Valley Conference North Division with a 48-0 win over the Pellston Hornets at Saints Field Friday, October 18.  More...

Opinion

Boulevard Drive Is a Natural Recreation Area, So Why Develop?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  As reported in The St. Ignace News September 12 and October 3, the Moran Township board is working to develop a recreation area/park. The location is an 80-acre area on Boulevard Drive along Lake Michigan, just west of St. More...

Management of Wolves Needed East of Unit C

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  The wolf is a magnificent animal and deserves a place in our environment. The last report was an estimate of [almost] 700 wolves in the U.P. How many wolves are enough? More...

Road Millage Will Not Raise Overall Tax Rate in City

A new road millage request will help fund the maintenance and repair of many deteriorating streets throughout the City of St. Ignace, while not raising overall taxes in 2014. More...

6 City Candidates Share Viewpoints

will see a millage request for roads in the City of St. Ignace, two mayoral candidates, four candidates for City Council, and the Superior District Library millage request on the general election ballot Tuesday, November 5. The polls open at 7 a.m. More...

District Tax Would Aid Rural Libraries

Superior Library Millage Request on Ballot November 5

A request for 0.5 mill for two years to keep rural libraries open and adequately supplied will be on the Tuesday, November 5, ballot in parts of Mackinac County. More...

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Fr. Norbert Landreville Honored at Right to Life Banquet

Former St. Ignace pastor Norbert Landreville was honored at the 16th annual St. Ignace Right to Life fundraising banquet at Little Bear East Conference Center Tuesday evening, October 8. The banquet also featured speeches from program guests.  More...

Free Dinner Offered at Engadine

A free spaghetti meal will be offered Wednesday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Garfield Township Hall, sponsored by Engadine United Methodist Church. More...

Obituaries

Robert ‘Bob’ Lofdahl Sr.

Robert E. Lofdahl Sr., 69, of Kincheloe, passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, at Hospice of the EUP Hospice House.  He was born July 12, 1944, to Clarence and Flora (nee Mentz) Lofdahl, in St. More...

Larry Kendall

Larry Kendall, 56, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, at his home in Vail, Arizona, after a hardfought battle with leukemia.  He was born to Norma and Joseph Kendall in Peoria, Illinois.  He was graduated from West High in 1975.  More...

Betty Collins

Betty Rae Collins, 82, of Lapeer, formerly of Cedarville, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013.  She was born June 6, 1931, in Cory, Pennsylvania.  She is survived by two children and their families, Connie and William Grace and Charles More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Benishek, Camp Cast Notable Votes in House

In my view, the two U.S. More...

Mackinac Island

More than 3,000 runners will be on Mackinac Island this weekend, as well as folks enjoying Halloween weekend.  The beautiful Grand Hotel will close for the season Monday, October 28. More...

Keep Doing It:

‘The Three Questions’

I have three questions that I apply to every issue, problem, challenge, and situation I find myself involved in. These three questions can also be a great time management tool.  More...


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