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1814 History Brought To Life

The sounds of cannons, muskets, and rifles rang out across the battlefield at Mackinac Island Monday, August 4, commemorating the bicentennial of the 1814 battle when Americans tried to recapture Fort Mackinac during the War of 1812. More...

News

Voters Pass Tax Renewals on Both Sides of Mackinaw City

Voters on both the Cheboygan County and Emmet County sides of Mackinaw City voted to approve the four tax millages presented to them in the Tuesday, August 5, primary election.  More...

Moran Township Voters Turn Out to Pass Recreation Millage

Voters in Moran Township approved their township’s recreation millage during the Tuesday, August 5, primary election by a vote of 147 to 92. More...

Frank Foster to Hold St. Ignace Office Hours on Monday, August 18

On behalf of State Representative Frank Foster, legislative director Rob Winkelman will be available to meet with Mr. Foster’s constituents during office hours Monday, August 18, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the St. More...

Sports

Krista Clement Selected for Induction Into U.P. Hall of Fame

Krista Clement, an alumnus of St. Ignace’s LaSalle High School, was selected for induction into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Friday, July 25. “I am extremely excited and proud of this honor,” said Clement. More...

Horseshoe League Results

Women’s AA: Hakola Logging 58, Wendricks Truss 93, Demwatting 42, Clyde’s Kinross 70, Ed’s Fish 52, A&J Railroad 30.  Women’s A: Chippewa Animal Clinic 63, Jodi and Tiffany 67, Eclipse Salon 72.  More...

Opinion

Ferry Lane Driving Offers a Thrill

To the Editor:  Ferry Lane is by far the most exciting street in St. Ignace. People have to pretend they’re driving in an off-road rally, swerving from lane to lane and on and off the shoulder, to avoid all the potholes. More...

Trails Are Haphazard by Design

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Money Not Always Decisive in Political Campaigns

Michigan Politics

That big bucks do not always result in election victory was underscored by the August 5 primary, where two Michigan GOP congressional contenders won against wealthy, largely self-financed challengers.  More...

DeTour

Summer is finally here and the beaches, boat ramp, and marina really show it. The town was so busy Sunday morning, August 10, I actually had to wait to pull out onto Ontario Street, and it wasn’t because of the ferry traffic.  More...

Engadine & Gould City

Hello, everyone.  The Wild Blueberry Festival is Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17, in Paradise featuring arts and crafts fair, entertainment, local food specialties, and a blueberry jamboree. More...

Ironworkers Celebrate Skills of the Trade

When ironworkers get together, bridges get built, skyscrapers rise, and, in Mackinaw City, skills, camaraderie, and good times are celebrated. More...

Hospital Millage Passes

Mackinac County voters passed all local propositions in the Tuesday, August 5, primary election and were in favor of State Proposal 1 to reform the personal property tax, 1,608 to 606 (73%). State-wide, the proposal passed with 69% of the vote.  More...

St. Ignace Marks Its Heritage

St. Ignace is celebrating its roots with History Week 2014. Speakers, interpreters, demonstrations, and workshops will highlight elements of St. Ignace’s history Sunday, August 17, through Saturday, August 23. More...

Social

Tim Watson, Kathleen Peterson to Wed

ENGAGEMENT

Steve and Janet Peterson of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Peterson, to Tim Watson of Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. More...

Crossword Puzzle

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Sportsmen’s Club To Meet on Monday

The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club will meet Monday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge at 12 North State Street in St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Alice Gamble

Alice Marie Gamble, 80, of Hessel, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at her home.  She was born July 18, 1934, to Harvey and Lucy (nee Andress) Dutcher in Cedarville.  More...

Marjorie Hansen

Marjorie Catharine Hansen, 86, of Biwabik, Minnesota, formerly of Michigan, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at Northern Pines Medical Center in Aurora, Minnesota.  She was born March 31, 1928, to Grover and Lonella (nee Black) Brockman in Detroi More...

James Sirmeyer, Jr.

James L. Sirmeyer, Jr., 71, of Beulah, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, August 6, 2014, at his summer home in Rexton.  An only child, he was born June 30, 1943, to James Sr. and Leona (nee Castle) Sirmeyer in Flint.  Mr. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

August  •Gold Wing Road Riders, August 15 - 16, St. Ignace  •History Week, August 17 - 22, St. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings – Your Government at Work   Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings August 4, 2014  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...


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