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New Board Will Oversee Pipelines

Governor Backs Some Task Force Suggestions; Shepler Among Appointees; Tar Sands Blocked

Heavy petroleum products, including tar sands, are now legally blocked from passing through the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac, owing to an agreement signed by state officials and the company Thursday, September 3. More...

News

Oil Spill Response Drill Will Be Conducted at the Straits September 24

About 500 participants and 25 vehicles, including helicopters, drones, and boats will converge at the Straits of Mackinac for an oil spill response drill conducted by emergency planners and the Enbridge pipeline company Thursday, September 24. More...

Fluoride Rinse Dental Program Will Be Offered at U.P. Schools

A new fluoride rinse dental program is being offered this school year at schools across the Upper Peninsula.  More...

Chamber to Sell Telephone Switchboards at Boardwalk Inn

The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce is selling the two Michigan Bell manual telephone switchboards, formerly operated in St. Ignace and now displayed at the Boardwalk Inn, to a private collector in California. More...

Sports

Football

Saints Continue Dominance In Ski Valley Conference   St. More...

Volleyball

Saints Split Volleyball Season Openers   The St. More...

Cross Country

Cedarville Girls, Newberry Boys Win Northwoods XC Invitational   The Cedarville girls and the Newberry boys won the Northwoods cross country invitational hosted by Pickford Wednesday, September 2. More...

Opinion

Objects to Selling of Old St. Ignace Telephone Switchboards

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  As residents of St. Ignace, many may or may not know that the St. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Swimmers Traverse Straits of Mackinac

Captain Tom Marx (left), first mate Bob Benser, and lifeguard Nicole Saval watch swimmers in the Mighty Mac Swim make their way across the Straits of Mackinac Monday, September 7. More...

1,000+ Tractors Coming for Show

Antique Snowmobiles Featured in Separate Display

The 8th annual Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade and Show will bring more than 1,000 tractors to St. Ignace Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12. More...

Demonstrators Take to the Water to Call for Closure of Line 5

Objection to the lack of tribal representation on the newly formed Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board highlighted concerns expressed by members of Native American tribes and demonstrators Sunday, September 6, at a rally near the beach in Mackina More...

Social

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Ian Blodger, Victoria Cooney to Wed

Victoria “Tory” Cooney of St. Ignace and Ian Blodger of Lowell announce their engagement.  More...

Kelly Steiner, Chris Davidson-Adams Marry

Kelly Steiner of St. Ignace and Chris Davidson-Adams of Grandville were united in marriage Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 2 p.m., at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. More...

Obituaries

Viola Ozak

Viola Ozak of Traverse City and Cedarville, Michigan, passed away September 2, 2015, at the age of 91.  Viola was born April 19, 1924, in Decker, Michigan, the daughter of Polish immigrants Anthony and Anna Kaminski. More...

Walter ‘Nick’ Cameron

Walter Nicholas Cameron, 75, of Drummond Island, died Sunday, August 30, 2015, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born April 25, 1940, to Paul, Sr. and Ruth (nee Klassen) Cameron in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Bonnie Sackett

Bonnie M. Sackett, 76, of Engadine, died Friday afternoon, September 4, 2015, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. More...

Columns

State Politicians Focus on Vets and Firefighters

Michigan Politics

Michigan politicians weighed in last week on issues involving those who are fighters for Americans abroad and on the home front – veterans and firefighters.  More...

St. Ignace

Val and Sue Windson of Ontario, Canada, returned to St. Ignace. They say the people are friendly here and that the area is beautiful.  More...

Mackinac Island

It has been great to see the cruise ships, Pearl Mist and Saint Laurent, docked at the Arnold Dock. They are a great addition to the Island community.  More...


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