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Lining Up For Food

At left: Matt Murphy helps unload a Feeding America food delivery at Cedar Post Food Pantry in Cedarville Saturday, February 1. The organization gave about 55 pounds of free food per person. More...

Farm Bill Brings Some Food Cuts

Agriculture Reforms Part of the Package

Food stamp assistance was cut, but not as drastically as it could have been, in the version of the Farm Bill that looks likely to finally pass through Congress, sending up a sigh of relief from some farming interests and public policy groups who want More...

News

With Need Very High, Red Cross Sets Two Local Blood Drives

Harsh winter weather has impacted local blood supplies by canceling more than 600 American Red Cross blood drives across 26 states, resulting in nearly 20,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations.  More...

Storm Closes US-2 for Second Time

There were no accidents or injuries when a snowstorm closed 22 miles of US-2 for 12 hours, from Thursday, January 30, at 6 p.m. to Friday, January 31, at 6 a.m. More...

Downtown Landscaping Contract Set

Cedars of Mackinac will continue providing gardening service in downtown St. Ignace for the next two years. The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority agreed on a new contract at its meeting Friday, January 17.  More...

Sports

Gabe Bunke, Aaron Christensen Win Third I-500 Snowmobile Race in a Row

Four Local Teams in Top 10

Polaris riders Gabe Bunke and Aaron Christensen of Bunke Racing further cemented their position in snowmobile racing history as they rode to victory in the 2014 International 500 Snowmobile Race Saturday, February 1, in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Comets Use 4th Quarter Rally To Down NLC; Defeat Alba In Road League Game   More...

Elmblad, Sweeney, Thibault Compete for College Teams

Nicole Elmblad Receives Big Ten Academic Honors   Nicole Elmblad, junior at the University of Michigan and a member of the Wolverines women’s basketball team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District first team.  More...

Columns

Snyder Launches Campaign, Hits the Road

Michigan Politics

As he did successfully in launching his first bid for governor in 2010, Republican Rick Snyder this week started his reelection quest Sunday with an expensive Super Bowl TV ad followed by a multi-city campaign blitz.  More...

St. Ignace

Joan (nee Tarnutzer) McClelland, who lives in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, says hello to all her friends and family. Joan was graduated from LaSalle High School.  Mary Callentine has moved from St. More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Will You Do the Work to Succeed?’

I love to listen to good music. Last time I looked, my digital library could play for 39 days and I’d never hear the same song by the same artist twice. More...

City Will Bill for Services at Events

Car Show Awaits Event Permit From City

A Michigan law makes the decision for the city about charging for its services during special events, said City Manager Les Therrian. More...

Hard Winter to Thin Deer Herd in U.P.

Deep snow and prolonged extreme cold is threatening deer in the Upper Peninsula and could kill tens of thousands. The harsh weather has prompted the Department of Natural Resources to take an earlier-thanusual look at the health of the herd. More...

Sewer Rates Will Rise by 3% in City

Residents of the City of St. Ignace will see a 3% sewer commodity rate increase annually for the next five years. Flat ready-to-serve fees will have a one-time increase in 2014. More...

Social

BIRTHS

Marion Belonga   Alex and Samantha Belonga of Weaverville, North Carolina, announce the birth of a daughter, Marion Vigneaux Belonga, born Friday, January 10, 2014, in Asheville, North Carolina.  She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces at birth and More...

Jaroche Named to LSSU Dean’s List

Holly Jaroche of Hessel has been named to the dean’s list at Lake Superior State University for the fall 2013 semester. She is a nursing student, and the daughter of Luke and Lynelle Jaroche.   More...

Jaici Shiemke Is Named to Dean’s List

Jaici Shiemke of St. Ignace earned a place on the Northern Michigan University dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. She is majoring in graphic design. She is the daughter of Danny and Pat Lannin.   More...

Obituaries

Daniel Pope

Daniel G. Pope, 67, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully Monday evening, January 27, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family. More...

Virgil Vaden II

Virgil Grant Vaden II, 76, of St. Ignace and Capac, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014, in Mt. Clemens.  Mr. Vaden was graduated from Mt. Clemens High School and Wayne State University.  More...

E. Earl Gray

E. Earl Gray, 79, of Pickford, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born March 28, 1934, to Edward F. and Bertha Jane (nee Dodds) Gray in Stirlingville.  He grew up in Pickford.  More...


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