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Twelve Learn Specialized Skills at Boat Building School

“Working with their hands, working with wood, and building boats — they come from all ages and backgrounds, but that’s what they share,” said Bonnie Mikkelson Friday, June 6, graduation day for the 12 artisans who comprise the More...

News

This Year’s Detroit Conference on Mackinac Island Sparks Statewide Interest

As the record-breaking 1,700 attending the 34th Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island learned last week, there is no simple solution to bringing back Detroit or other cities.  More...

Great Lakes Senators Urge Army Corps to Reconsider Poe Lock

Great Lakes senators are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to reevaluate the benefit-cost ratio of replacing the Poe Lock, the largest lock at Sault Ste. More...

Flag Day to Be Celebrated Saturday

Flag Day will be celebrated Saturday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum in Cedarville. Members of American Legion Post 323 will perform a ceremony.   The program includes an open house with refreshments. More...

Sports

Local Youth Participate in Summer St. Ignace Saints Basketball Camps

At right: The St. Ignace Saints basketball camps ran Monday, June 2 through Thursday, June 5. Camp C included students in sixth grade, seventh grade, and eighth grade. More...

St. Ignace Softball, Baseball Teams Fall in District Playoffs

The St. Ignace Saints softball and baseball teams fell to the Inland Lakes Bulldogs in the Division 4 districts at Pellston Friday, June 6.  The St. Ignace softball team dropped a 9-4 decision to the Bulldogs.  More...

Golf Scramble Fundraiser Is June 13

An annual tradition, the Cedar- ville Football Program Golf Scramble is designed to benefit both the junior varsity and varsity football teams at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. This year’s scramble starts at 5 p.m. More...

Columns

Governor, Senate Races Heat Up

Michigan Politics

The past two weeks have been the most intense so far in the 2014 campaigns for governor and the U.S. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Good things come to those who wait, and it seems as though the wait is over and spring has finally arrived. More...

Les Cheneaux

This past Tuesday, June 3, a double rainbow appeared high in the sky at about 9 p.m. More...

Citizens Call for Waterfront Focus

At Cedarville, Community Wants a Return to the Days of Pulling Up by Boat, Walking to Stores

Changes over the years shifted Cedarville’s business front from the Lake Huron shoreline to M-134, but residents are calling for a return to the older layout, when pulling up in boats and walking to key spots enhanced Cedarville’s charm a More...

Camaros Will Be Car Show Feature

The Detroit 5th Gen Camaro Club will bring a fleet of the latest Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars to display at the St. Ignace Car Show. More...

Social

Eric Barthelemy, Vaotaua Saufoi

Eric Michael Barthelemy and Vaotaua Saufoi were married Friday, May 2, 2014, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  Mr. Barthelemy is the son of Eric and Marilee Barthelemy of Brevort. He is a 2010 graduate of LaSalle High School in St. Ignace.  More...

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Obituaries

Jane Hastings

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Billie Jean Stamper

Billie Jean Stamper, 78, a longtime Curtis area resident, died in her sleep Saturday evening, June 7, 2014.  She was born June 5, 1936, to Ted and Catherine Clark in Ypsilanti. She was reared by her aunt, Ellen Okey.  More...

Daniel Pope

A military graveside service for Daniel Pope, 67, of St. Ignace, will be Saturday, June 14, at noon at Lakeside Cemetery. Pastor Susie Hierholzer of the St. Ignace United Methodist Church will also take part in the ceremony.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings June 2, 2014 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...


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