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Families See Drop in Food Benefits

More Cuts Could Be Coming for Needy

Families getting assistance to put food on the table will see about $36 less beginning this month as federal stimulus funding comes to an end, even as deeper cuts to food programs for the poor are now being considered by a Farm Bill conference commit More...

Church to Become a Home

New Life Ahead for 131-year-old Building on Prospect Street

In 2011, Church of the Good Shepherd was closed owing to a dwindling congregation and mounting repair needs. Now, the building on Prospect Street is getting new life as the home of Tina and Jim Hart. More...

News

St. Ignace Planning Commission Mulls Size and Number of Tent Signs; Names Massaway Chair

How big should a sandwich board or tent sign be to convey information without blocking the sidewalk? And how many should a business have?  Such questions were prompted about a year ago by large, obstructive signs downtown. The St. More...

Commission Pay Totals $3,739

Pay for the Mackinac County commissioners totaled $3,739.87 for September.  More...

COURT REPORTS

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace Tuesday, October 15, Tuesday, October 22, Wednesday, October 23, Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. More...

Sports

3,000 Runners and Walkers Convene on Mackinac Island for Great Turtle Race

Nearly 3,000 participants came to Mackinac Island Saturday, October 26, for the Great Turtle Race. More...

St. Ignace, Engadine Advance in State Playoffs

Saints Dominate Hillman;  Face Jo-Burg In District Finals  The St. More...

Kreski Selected to All-Class; 7 Receive 1st Team Honors

Several local athletes earned re- cognition when 22 sportswriters and sportscasters selected the All-U.P. Teams at the 64th Annual Upper Peninsula Football Meeting at Northern Michigan University’s University Center Thursday, October 31.  More...

Opinion

‘Congress: Support the Small Town Way of Life’

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow deserves high praise for delivering a bipartisan Senate farm bill that invests in small towns, beginning farmers, and farmland stewardship. Her bill also makes historic reforms to commodity programs.  More...

Boulevard Drive Access Opportunity Benefits Property Owners, Public

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Decision for Therrian Is Commendable

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  My wife and I would like to commend the city of St. Ignace decision makers in the recent issue of Les Therrian. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 16, 2013 AT 7:00 PM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Carpenter, Sherlund, Wellnitz   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 AT 9:00 AM  Call to Order: 9:10 AM  Roll Call: Present – Carpenter, Reid, Rutledge. Absent – Wellnitz & Sherlund   More...

Breaking News - 11/5/2013 10:00 PM

Grondin Wins by 2 Votes; Tremble, Clapperton, Paquin on Council - Free Access

St. Ignace Road Millage, Library Millage Both Pass

Paul Grondin retained his mayor’s seat in the City of St. Ignace by a margin of just two votes, and Jay Tremble and incumbents Jim Clapperton and Steve Paquin won seats on the city council in the Tuesday, November 5, general election. More...

Fire Hall May Be Modified for Truck

City Council Also Approves Pay Raises

The City of St. Ignace is eying modifications to its fire hall at City Hall to fit the used fire truck it bought this summer. More...

State Giving Up Some of Its 10K Acres on Island

About 144 acres of land, in small parcels, is being sold off by the state on Bois Blanc Island in a sealed bid auction that will continue until November 20. More...

Services To Honor Veterans

Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, is an observance to honor veterans of all wars. It marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. More...

Social

Halloween Fun Fills the Eastern Upper Peninsula

Gros Cap School students Maggie Massey (from left), Wyatt Thomas, Colton Soblaskey, Jacob Sheber, and Logan Lukehart entertain residents at Evergreen Living Center as they march in costume through th More...

Memorial Services Set for Shipwreck Crews

The Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum in Rogers City will conduct three bell ringing and roll call memorial ceremonies during November. Each ceremony will honor ships lost and those who lost their lives while sailing the Great Lakes. More...

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Obituaries

Benjamin Schieding

Benjamin David Schieding, 16, of St. More...

Irene Nayback

Irene Elizabeth Nayback, 96, of Lansing, formerly of Rudyard, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at the Grand Haven Living Center in Lansing.  She was born May 23, 1917, to Charles and Ellen (nee Harju) Hill at the home of her grandparents More...

Suzanne Cauble

Suzanne (nee Wells) Cauble, 95, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013, after suffering a stroke at her home in Mesa, Arizona.  She was born June 7, 1918, to Stanfield and Helen Wells in Cleveland, Ohio.  She loved riding horses on the fami More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan Lawmakers With Key Roles on Capitol Hill

In a sense, it was Michigan Week on Capitol Hill as two state lawmakers led watchdog committees hearings on health care “glitches,” another was key on current major national security issues, and three sought a solution on food stamps.&nbs More...

Brevort

It’s a typical November day, with a bit of sunshine, then dark clouds scuttling across the sky. More...

St. Ignace

The Red Hat Society ladies enjoyed lunch and shared Christmas ideas Monday, November 4, at a local restaurant. The United Methodist Church of St. Ignace will have the annual turkey dinner Thursday, November 7, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...


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