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17 Wolves Taken in Hunt So Far

Cece Claims One Near Cut River, With Collar in Place By Late Trapping Mentor

Fourteen-year-old Jared Cece of the Cut River area shot the third wolf taken in hunting Unit C during Michigan’s first authorized wolf hunt Saturday, November 30. More...

DeTour to Host Village Christmas

DeTour will host Village Christmas weekend Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, when community members and local vendors plan activities, beginning with a breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

News

Mackinac County Planning Commission Will Consider Enbridge Pipeline Dec. 4

The Mackinac County Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, December 4, will discuss petroleum conveyance pipelines beneath the Straits of Mackinac, a county economic profile, proposed emergency warming centers, and an emergency services hotline. More...

New Manufacturer to Bring 40 Jobs to Sault Ste. Marie

The start-up manufacturer of a braided hose used in the automotive industry will invest $2.2 million in Sault Ste. Marie and bring in 40 new jobs, according to the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation Wednesday, November 27. More...

Early Reports Show Fewer Deer and More Older Bucks

Numbers may be low for this year’s firearm deer season. Fewer deer were brought to Upper Peninsula check stations, and fewer deer were tallied crossing the Mackinac Bridge this season compared to last year, according to early reports.  More...

Columns

Wages, Obamacare Loom in Michigan Campaigns

Michigan Politics

Wages are an escalating economic and political issue across the country. Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, has had worker protests on the issue. Democratic politicians are beating the drums for increases in the minimum wage.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Outside the window is truly a winter scene, with snow covering the ground, the Cedarville Channel frozen, and a few snowflakes drifting through the air. Thanksgiving Day is over for this year, and now we can look forward to the Christmas holidays. More...

Rexton-Garnet

With the Thanksgiving holiday over and Christmas fast on its heels, everyone is busy.  Enjoying dinner around our table were our two sons, Scott and Andy, our daughter and son-inlaw, Sheila and Charlie Fosdick, and our three grandchildren, Charl More...

City Reaches Deal On New Fire Truck

The City of St. Ignace will accept $10,000 toward its broken fire truck from Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, the seller of the truck. More...

‘A Lot of Work to Be Done’ in Area

Volunteer Opportunities Plentiful

Volunteering is a great way to help the community, and in the Straits area there are many diverse opportunities to do so. More...

St. Ignace Tree Lighting Is Friday

St. Ignace will host Santa, the St. Ignace Children’s Choir, and holiday activities downtown during the Holiday Open House Friday, December 6. More...

Mackinaw City Celebrates Friday

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in Mackinaw activities will be Friday, December 6. The opening ceremonies will include a tree lighting ceremony, a parade, and a blessing.  More...

Sports

Saints Girls Basketball Team to Compete at Petoskey Invite

The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team hosted Gaylord Tuesday, December 3, in the season opener and the Saints will compete in the Petoskey Tournament Friday, December 6, and Saturday, December 7.   More...

State Football Champions Crowned at Ford Field

Upper Peninsula team the Ishpeming Hemitities defeated Detroit Loyola 22-12 to win the Division 7 state football championship, but another U.P. team, the Menominee Maroons, fell to Grand Rapids West Catholic 27-14 in Division 5.  More...

St. Ignace Lions Club to Host 35th Annual Wrestling Tourney

The St. Ignace Lions Club will host the 35th Annual Wrestling Invitational at LaSalle High School Saturday, December 7, with competition beginning at 10 a.m.   More...

Obituaries

Bertram McKiddie

Bertram David McKiddie, 81, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born January 12, 1932, to Neil Joseph and Agnes Iola (nee Mitchell) McKiddie in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Roger Beers

Roger Allen Beers, 72, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013, from Lou Gehrig’s disease at Bellin Health Care Systems.  He was born November 11, 1941, to Ira and Julia Beers in Detroit.  He grew up in St. More...

David Driscoll

David M. Driscoll, 67, of Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, passed away Monday, December 2, 2013, at the resort.   A complete obituary will be published in upcoming editions of The St. Ignace News and Mackinac Island Town Crier.   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 25, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. More...


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