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Cold Snap Sends Heat Costs Higher

Local Services Can Help With Emergencies

Keeping heat in the home is critical during the bitter cold this winter. Water pipes can freeze without proper precautions and insulation. Heating bills rise significantly in colder weather as furnaces kick on more frequently. More...

Hunt Claims 23 U.P. Wolves

Hunters shot 23 wolves during the first wolf hunt in Michigan, November 16 through December 31, a little more than half the 43-wolf quota set by Natural Resources Commission. More...

News

Will Today’s Children Grow Up in an America Where Opportunity Is Real?

The defining challenge of our time, said President Barack Obama, is making sure the economy works for every working American. More...

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LEFT US IN 2013

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, memorializes those whose obituaries have appeared in the newspaper during the past 12 months. This list includes 328 persons, whose ages range from infant to 106. More...

Mackinac County Picks Up Tab on Employee Health Premiums for One More Year

County employees will not see raises this year, but they are assured that they will pay no out-of-pocket costs for health insurance premiums, as the county will pick up the full tab on those for at least one more year.  More...

Sports

GIRLS/BOYS HOOPS

Saints 1-1 at Motor City Roundball Classic; Smith Selected MVP   More...

LaSalle’s James Cryderman 5-0 at Rogers City

LaSalle High School junior James Cryderman finished with a perfect record during the Bill Barrett Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Rogers City Saturday, December 28.  More...

Jordan Sterk Marches for MSU at Rose Bowl

Jordan Sterk Among Spartans Marching In Rose Bowl Parade, Football Halftime   More...

Opinion

Questions Boulevard Drive Park Development Project

To the Editor:   More...

Many People Are Still Uninformed About Mining Proposal

To the Editor:   In regard to the proposed strip mining, we are very much opposed to this project.  After learning about the project, we decided to do a survey to see how people in the affected area felt. More...

For-profit and Nonprofit Events Must Be Treated Differently

To the Editor:   More...

Breaking News - 1/8/2014 3:45 PM

Mackinaw City Issues Let-Run Water Order - Free Access

Mackinaw City has issued an order to all its municipal water customers to let their water run 24 hours a day until further notice. Customer bills will be adjusted accordingly afterward. More...

Hollyhock Struck By Ore Freighter

Damage Inspection Underway at St. Ignace

No one was hurt when a freighter hauling iron ore struck the United States Coast Guard cutter Hollyhock from behind at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, January 5, about 22 nautical miles west of the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Electric Line Rebuild Nearing St. Ignace

Frigid temperatures are aiding the progress of an electrical line rebuild between St. Ignace and Rudyard this winter, and with the project on schedule to go in service in June, crews are working seven days a week. More...

Social

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John McCarthy Celebrates 100th Birthday

John McCarthy, formerly of Pickford and Sault Ste. Marie, celebrated his 100th birthday Monday, December 16, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he has resided since 2007.  More...

5 Generations of Blanchards Gather at Gould City

This family gathers at the home of James and Eirnella O’Neil in Gould City for a fivegeneration photograph Wednesday, November 27.  More...

Obituaries

John ‘Jack’ Rutledge

John “Jack” A. Rutledge, 71, of Cedarville, passed away December 31, 2013, at his winter home in Raymondville, Texas. Mr. More...

Norma Emery

Norma Emery, 82, of Moran, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014, at her home.  She was born May 9, 1931, to Willard and Anna (nee Feine) Pringle in Pontiac.  She was graduated from Houghton Lake High School.  She married Billy Emery, Jr More...

William Anderson

William P. More...

Columns

Northern Focus Among 2014 Michigan Notable Books

Michigan Politics

Northern subjects and authors are prominent in the Library of Michigan’s just-released annual 20 Notable Books selections for 2014 celebrating Michigan people, places, and events.  More...

Les Cheneaux

The month of December 2013 is over, and I cannot remember a more consistently cold and snowy December in the many years I’ve lived in Cedarville. Will the remainder of the winter be as cold?  More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘When Facing the Whirlpool and the Tornado, Stay Focused’

Typically, I have several false starts each week before I write my column. There is always a swirl of ideas going on inside of my head. More...


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