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On Island, Winter Work Day Draws to a Close

The winter construction season is in full swing on Mackinac Island, and scenes like this one are common. After a long day of work, construction workers walk with bicycles and coolers in tow along the Arnold Dock. More...

News

St. Ignace Downtown Plan Approved, Set to Begin in 2014

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority’s 30-year plan for improving the downtown was approved by the City of St. Ignace Monday, December 16, and the city council also updated the DDA district description to correct boundaries.  More...

St. Ignace Dredging Pushed to Spring

Dredging at the St. Ignace Public Marina is postponed until the spring owing to cold and ice. The City of St. Ignace is asking the state for permission to use its emergency dredging funding next year, City Manager Les Therrian told The St. More...

Tassier Boat Works of Cedarville Is Sold

Local business Tassier Boat Works has been sold to Cedar Ridge Boat Works, and owners Jim and Marti Hart plan to retire, said Tassier’s office manager Kate Smith. Both businesses are based in Cedarville. More...

Obituaries

Norma ‘Lorraine’ Dulecki

Norma “Lorraine” (nee Adams) Dulecki, 87, of Madison Heights, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013.  She was born July 15, 1926, to Earl and Olive (nee Latondress) Adams in St. Ignace.  She married twice.  More...

Robert Cox

Robert Tye Cox, a notably reasonable man of lively intellect, died on December 13, 2013, aged 96. Born in Port Arthur, Ontario to Ernest and Daisy (Wicks) Cox, he moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan as a boy. More...

Peter Alvin Goudreau

Peter Alvin Goudreau, age 84, of University Park passed away December 7, peacefully at home among his family. He is survived by his sons Peter John Goudreau and wife Linda, Dr. More...

Columns

Snyder Rebukes GOP National Committeeman

Michigan Politics

Governor Rick Snyder has wisely denounced Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema’s “wrong, extreme, and discriminatory” comments about gays.  More...

Rexton-Garnet

Mother Nature wrapped us in a king size winter blanket this past weekend. More...

Les Cheneaux

Cedarville and Hessel, along with the rest of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, have experienced bitter cold weather, with more snow blanketing the ground over the past weekend. More...

Plans Change for Cedarville Harbor

State Wanted Full-scale Development, But Will Likely Allow Smaller Projects

Plans are evolving for upgrades at Cedarville harbor, where Clark Township wants to make smaller, critical improvements such as extending the pier and adding more vehicle parking, instead of undertaking the fullscale marina development that was origi More...

City Sets Budget Priorities for 2014

A bigger snowplowing budget, raises for all full-time permanent city employees, and improvements to city buildings are the 2014 plans for the City of St. Ignace. More...

Scouts Bring New Program to Town

With the establishment of Cub Scout Pack 3125, scouting has returned to St. Ignace. The pack is the first scouting program offered since 2008 and it is being sponsored by the St. More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Down Bulldogs In SAC Contest; Defeat Bays   Kelley Wright and Abbey Ostman combined for 39 points to lift the St. More...

DeTour Raiders Add Wrestling to Athletic Program

DeTour High School has added another sport to the athletic program as the Raiders have two Drummond Island freshmen wrestlers competing for the red and white.   More...

Two Future Saints Reach U.P. Free Throw Shooting Finals

Two St. Ignace area youths, Helena St. Onge-Kissinger and Jonny Ingalls, competed in the 8- to 9-year-old age division of the Upper Peninsula Elks free throw shooting contest at Ishpeming Saturday, December 14.   More...

Opinion

Remember Our Military Families This Christmas Season

To the Editor:  More...

Offer Empathy Instead of Bigotry

To the Editor:  At the turn of the 20th century, the noted civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois deemed the “N” word the most offensive word in the English language. It meant much.  More...


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