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City Will Clarify Vending at Events

Street Vendors May Detract From Local Business Revenues, Say Some in St. Ignace

With the aim to support local businesses, the City of St. Ignace is mulling ways to monitor vendors at events and clarify its rules for them. Last summer during the St. More...

News

Payment Testifies in Washington, Calling for Mandatory Federal Funding

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chip- pewa Indians Chairman Aaron Payment has told federal officials that Native American program funding should be mandatory, not discretionary, as federal support is mandated by agreement in many treaties. More...

Heritage Center Offers Genealogy Help All Winter; Seeks Local Family Trees

Throughout the winter, people can research their family history at the Heritage Center of the Michilimackinac Historical Society. With the help of a $5,620 grant from the Sault Ste. More...

Mackinac Island Students Deliver Donations

Christmas Rummage Sale Benefits Hope Chest; Students Stay to Help

Teacher Chelsea Berkshire (from left) and students Hannah Styburski, Sky Demps, Hope Chest administrator Connie Litzner, Cheyla Shunk, and Nick Davis sort donated clothes and household goods inside t More...

Obituaries

Lucille Visnaw

Lucille Louise Visnaw, 73, of Carp River, passed away Tuesday evening, December 17, 2013, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. More...

William Goudreau

William David Goodreau, Jr., 83, of Inglis, Florida, passed away peacefully Monday, December 16, 2013, at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River, Florida.  He was born January 4, 1930, to William and Edith (nee Hill) Goudreau Sr. in St. More...

Junior ‘Shoe’ Shoemaker

Junior Harold “Shoe” Shoemaker, 86, of Engadine, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family and friends. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Stabenow Is Key Player On Domestic Issues

As chairman of the Armed Services Committee, six-term Senator Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO  The Republican-News  Saturday, December 27, 1913  More...

Les Cheneaux

Jim Berryhill, who has not been feeling well, was transferred recently to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City from War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  David St. Onge had minor surgery recently and is doing well at home.  More...

County Outlines Spending Priorities

Economic Alliance Among Funded Programs

Under a proposed budget for 2014, Mackinac County will operate on approximately $6.7 million, compared to about $6.8 million in 2013. More...

Rudd Turning 103

Memories at Les Cheneaux

Nearly 90 years ago, Cedarville eighth grade student Lydia Dunn slid across the channel to Government Island in a small boat. More...

Sault Tribe Can Apply for Trust Lands

Court Decision Allows Effort to Resume for Lansing Casino

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians can apply for federal trust land status in Lansing, a federal appeals court decided last week, allowing the tribe to move forward with its proposed casino there. More...

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Gustafson Family Together for 100th Birthday

The Gustafson family took the opportunity to gather to mark Violet Gustafson’s 100th birthday Saturday, December 14. In this photograph, Mrs. More...

Mira Garlock

Troy and Amanda (nee Preseau) Garlock of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Mira Elizabeth Garlock, born Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Ten Players Score for Saints In Win Over Pickford   Ten players scored for the St. Ignace Saints in the 78-40 non-conference home win over the Pickford Panthers Wednesday, December 18.  More...

Mackinac Island Lakers Split Games with Hannahville

Mackinac Island girls and boys basketball teams both played strong games Friday, December 13, at Hannahville, but the Lakers could not carry their success over to Saturday morning, December 14.  The Lakers defeated the Soaring Eagles 49-29 in th More...

Pickford Panthers Junior Varsity Basketball Team

The Pickford Panthers girls junior varsity basketball team: (front, from left) manager Madison Thurmes, Kristin Harrison, Sophie Mc- Conkey, Taylor Thurmes, Clare Cottle, Jade Ledy; (back) Coach Chri 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, December 16, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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