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Ambulance Decision Picks CLSS

The newly renamed Straits Area Ambulance Service (formerly the St. Ignace Area Ambulance Board) chose Cheboygan Life Support Systems as the new emergency medical services provider Tuesday afternoon, February 3. More...

Volunteers Get Rinks Ready

When the first truck begins clearing snow off the ice of Moran Bay for the U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament, more trucks are sure to follow. They are driven by volunteers who want to help prepare St. More...

News

Cloverland: Members Asked to Appeal to Wisconsin Energy to Remove SSR Charge

A surcharge to pay for operating and retrofitting a Marquette power plant should be immediately removed from Cloverland Electric Cooperative and its members, the cooperative says, and it is asking its members to contact Wisconsin Energy to request th More...

Graymont Increases Royalties in Updated Proposal to DNR

Graymont mining company has offered to pay the state royalties of 30 cents per ton of limestone, up from an earlier offer of 18.75 cents, in a new proposal to use state land to establish a mine in the Rexton area. More...

Brownfield Authority Approves First Plan for Old Hospital

To revamp the old hospital on Burdette Street in St. Ignace and bring more jobs to the area, the Mackinac County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority approved its first redevelopment plan Thursday, February 5. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Pee Wee B Hockey Team Tops District 7, Heading to State Finals

The St. Ignace Pee Wee B hockey team was victorious in the MAHA District 7 Tournament and will advance to the state finals. The district competition was at The Kaliseum Recreation Complex in Kalkaska Friday, February 6, through Sunday, February 8. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Put Together Best Effort in Win Over Rams   The St. Ignace Saints put together their best effort on offense and defense to defeat the Harbor Springs Rams during a home non-conference game Wednesday, February 4.  More...

BOYS BASKETBALL

Saints Post Non-League Wins Over Bays, Rams   The St. More...

Opinion

Tribal Chairman Opposes Mining Project

To the Editor:  Allowing Graymont, Inc. to mine limestone on thousands of acres of stateowned land in the Upper Peninsula would be detrimental to the land and everyone who enjoys the outdoors. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

February 2015  Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship, February 12 –15, St. Ignace.  Snowsfest, February 12 –15,  Cedarville Blizzard 200 Snowmobile Race, February 14, Cedarville  Pure Curtis! 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 February 2, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015 in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

‘Love Is in the Air’ at 2015 Snowsfest

Whether it’s sliding down a hill in a heartshaped sled, sending golf balls flying over the ice in a freezing drive to victory, or launching sky lanterns over the Les Cheneaux Islands, Snowsfest offers winter carnival activities. More...

Fishing Is Highlight At Curtis

Pure Curtis Weekend will be Friday, February 13, through Sunday, February 15. The winter festival in Curtis will include a wide variety of activities, including ice fishing, a macaroni and cheese cook-off, a bazaar, a poker run, and fireworks.  More...

201 Teams Will Face Off on Bay

St. Ignace Pond Hockey

Nearly 1,400 players on 201 hockey teams will compete on the ice of Moran Bay in St. Ignace during the ninth U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament this weekend. More...

Social

Nicholson of Curtis Earns Degree

Kyle Nicholson of Curtis earned an Associate in Applied Science degree in the accounting/computer specialist program from Bay de Noc Community College during the fall 2014 semester.   More...

Local Students Named to Dean’s List

Local students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Western Michigan University are Hayley Weston of Brimley, Rebekah   Miller of Cedarville, Adam Graber of Kincheloe, and Savannah Dugan and Brenna George, both of Rudyard More...

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Obituaries

Joyce Alley

Joyce Mae Alley, 86, of Pickford, died Sunday, February 1, 2015, at her home.  She was born August 19, 1928, to Kenneth and Florence (nee Smith) Hamilton in Pickford Township.  Mrs. Alley grew up in Pickford. More...

Leroy Parks

Leroy Parks, 75, of DeTour Village, died Saturday, February 7, 2015, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey, surrounded by his family.  He was born April 11, 1939, the oldest of three children born to Jay and Wanda (nee Stout) Parks i More...

Thomas Paquin

Thomas L. Paquin, 70, of St. Ignace, died Saturday evening, February 7, 2015, at his home on Lake Street, surrounded by his family, after a two-year illness.  He was born June 3, 1944, to Alex and Cornelia Theresa (nee Carson) Paquin in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Lawmakers Rap Obama Budget Cuts

Michigan Politics

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal last week for a $50 million cut in current annual $300 million Great Lakes Restoration funding was wisely denounced by members of the Michigan congressional delegation.  More...

Does The Golden Arm Exist?

DEAL ME IN

Dear Mark:  More...

Engadine - Gould City

Hello, everyone. The sunshine on the snow is beautiful when looking out of the window from inside a warm house.  More...


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