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Recreation Options Eyed for Township

City Agreement, Park Site, Development Proposal on Table at Moran Township

The Moran Township Board of Trustees was initially looking to renew its recreation agreement with the City of St. Ignace at its Wednesday, November 6, meeting. It instead decided to hold off and research the item further before taking action. More...

Honoring Those Who Served

Veterans attending the Veterans Day ceremony at LaSalle High School Monday, November 11, include speaker Mike Lehto (front, from left), Bob Belonga, Jerome LaJoice, Bob Denstedt, and Andy Dunikowski; More...

News

City Will Not Hire Relatives of Officials

City of Mackinac Island

Spouses, children, parents, and siblings of elected officials and city department heads will no longer be able to work for the City of Mackinac Island full-time, according to a new policy passed by City Council, 3-2. More...

King Pine Camp Is Longtime Hunting Spot for Everson Family and Friends

Tucked back in woods of beech, spruce, maple, and hemlock stands the King Pine Camp, a longstanding hunting camp where countless deer have been bagged and friends have relished good times together. Howard Everson of St. More...

Fixing Potholes, Cracks Will Be First Goal With New City Street Tax Revenue

Voters Approve Nov. 5 Ballot Measure 382 - 320

When people drive around the City of St. Ignace in the coming years, they will encounter fewer potholes and cracks in the streets and eventually newly paved roads. More...

Obituaries

Temple Laux, Sr.

Temple Arthur Laux, Sr., 74, of Kincheloe, passed away Friday, November 8, 2013, at his home.  He was born December 4, 1938, to Gerald and Margaret (nee Worden) Laux in Lansing.  He grew up in Lansing and Greenville.  He married Mary A More...

James Bishop

Capt. James J. Bishop, 87, of St. Ignace, MI passed away peacefully on November 1, 2013, at Mackinac Straits Hospital after suffering a stroke on October 19 at his home. He was born in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on April 3, 1926 to Capt. More...

Melvin Johnson

Melvin Victor Johnson, 83, of Rudyard, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  He was born April 5, 1930, to Victor and Lempi (nee Aho) Johnson in Sault Ste. Marie.  He grew up in Sault Ste. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, November 4, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.   More...

Mikkelsen Named Champion

“She’s a catalyst, an inspiration, and a sparkplug,” said Greg Wagner, describing one of the area’s strongest promoters, Bonnie Mikkelsen, named Les Cheneaux Community Champion 2013. Mrs. More...

Autore Oil Is ‘Exceptional’

Autore Oil and Propane Company and the Les Cheneaux Lions Club received high honors at the annual chamber of commerce banquet at Wendi’s Runway Bar in Hessel Wednesday, November 6. More...

Social

Two ‘Fab Friday’ Skates Offered

Families can enjoy two free evenings of skating, pizza, and soda pop this month hosted by Little Bear East Arena and sponsored by the Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable. More...

Peters Fundraiser Is Saturday

A fundraiser to benefit Larry “Hodgie” Peters will be Saturday, November 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the VFW in St. Ignace, co-sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church of Allenville.   More...

Library Will Host Book Sale

Friends of the Library will host a book and bake sale Friday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. More...

Sports

Saints Record Dramatic 20-14 Come From Behind Win Over Cardinals

Defensive Stand Lifts Saints To Winning Scoring Pass In Districts  The St. More...

Upper Peninsula Playoff Scores

Division 3  Mt. Pleasant 42, Sault 27 Division 5  Menominee 47, Grayling 14 Division 6  Negaunee 42, Boyne City 19 Division 7  Ishpeming 34 West Iron County 0 Division 8  More...

Saints Dominate Emeralds for Class C District Crown

The St. Ignace Saints dominated the Manistique Emeralds during a sweep of the Class C district championship 25-13, 25-11, 25-12 at St. Ignace Middle School Thursday, November 7. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Looking at Snyder, Benishek, and Senate Races

With the 2014 election just less than a year away, there were interesting developments last week in Michigan’s gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, and the northernmost congressional race.  More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO The Republican-News Saturday, November 15, 1913   Saturday heralded a complete change of weather and fall came to a premature end, winter setting in. More...

DEAL ME IN

A No Brainer

Dear Mark:  Is there a casino game offered that has a very low house edge, but at the same time you don’t need the skills of a professional gambler to play the game?  Alex M.   More...


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