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Church Dinner Marks 100th Year Thursday

Methodist Fundraiser Seems to Have Recipe for Success

Great ideas often stand the test of the time. In 1915, a group of women at the St. Ignace United Methodist Church decided to cook and serve a turkey dinner to raise money for church causes. More...

Veterans Day Services Announced

Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11, is an observance to honor veterans of all wars. It marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. More...

News

Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board Organizes at 1st Meeting in Lansing

The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board held its first meeting Wednesday, October 28, in Lansing. The first meeting served to organize the board, review its responsibilities, and study task force recommendations. More...

I-75 Business Loop Castle Rock Area Project Finishes Up

Traffic restrictions on I-75 near St. Ignace were lifted Tuesday, November 3, as a pavement reconstruction and overpass repair project was completed.  More...

Local Telephone Scam Purports To Be Representative from IRS

A telephone scam is currently being reported in Mackinac and Schoolcraft counties, local police say, in which a caller claiming to be a representative of the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) asks people for money and personal information, sometimes als More...

Sports

Football

Saints Advance In Playoffs With 50-20 Win Over Indians   The St. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  Mackinaw Trolley 33, News Crew 33, George’s Auto Parts 27, Apollo Home Mortgage 20, The Wooden Door 18, Fred’s Pub 16.  HTG/s: Mackinaw Trolley 495/1327; HIG/s: Mary Cullen 204/488.  200 Games: Mary Cullen More...

Area Players, Teams, Coaches Honored at U.P. Meeting

Seniors Gage Kreski and Mitchell Snyder of St. More...

Columns

Dark Money and the Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Politics

“Our Supreme Court campaigns are a national disgrace.” —Michigan campaign finance watchdog Rich Robinson   More...

Engadine - Gould City

The Engadine Volleyball District Finals will be Thursday, November 5, at 6 p.m. in Newberry.  The Engadine Library announces the fourth annual Superior Children’s Book Festival is Saturday, November 7, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux news that was published November 5, 1987:  More...

Breaking News - 11/6/2015 4:48 PM

Elected: Litzner, Fullerton, Paquin, St. Louis; Millages Pass - Free Access

Connie Litzner is the new mayor of St. Ignace, and Paul Fullerton, Luke Paquin, and Robert St. Louis were elected to the city council in polling Tuesday, November 3.Mrs. Litzner received 355 votes, defeating Willie LaLonde, who received 271 votes. More...

Project Will Raise Rates

North State Street Sewer Upgrade Will Begin This Fall

Those using the City of St. Ignace sewer system will experience an increase in rates next year to pay for the North State Street sewer project, which is slated to begin this fall and winter. The rate increase will be spread over two years.   More...

Veterans Day Is Nov. 11

Lehto Recalls His Years as Marine Corps Code Reader

During his service with the United States Marine Corps, Mike Lehto worked in decoding and reading messages sent by enemies of the United States and other countries. More...

Social

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Holly Safford, Eric Sargent Wed

WEDDING

Eric Sargent and Holly Safford were united in marriage Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the cottage of the groom’s grandparents, Bruce and Marge Ball, on Island No. 8 in Cedarville. The ceremony was officiated by Aaron Calvin Brooks. More...

Obituaries

Eugene Collins

Eugene M. Collins, 94, of Cedarville, died Thursday, October 29, 2015, in St. Ignace.  He was born September 3, 1921, to Roland and Lillian (nee Rauss) Collins in Detroit.  Mr. More...

Alice Pulte

Alice Pulte, 83, of Mackinac Island and Ann Arbor, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 25, 2015, at her residence on Mackinac Island, surrounded by her family.  She was born February 3, 1932, in Rossford, Ohio.  More...

Marilyn Marsee

Marilyn Anita Marsee, 81, of Trout Lake, passed away Tuesday October 27, 2015, in Newberry.  She was born April 8, 1934, to Harold and Eleanore (nee Hahn) Lieder in Detroit.  More...

Opinion

Governor, Attorney General Must Act For an Oil-Free Great Lakes

Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette must act immediately on their legal duty to shut down the oil flowing through the Enbridge Line 5 pipelines in the Mackinac Straits just west of the Mackinac Bridge.  More...

A Dog Park Would Enhance The Appeal of St. Ignace

To the Editor:  More...

New Transmission Line Not Needed in Upper Peninsula

To the Editor:  Whoa! Having dodged a state-legislature generated Upper Peninsula energy mess, and threatened huge rate hike earlier this year, we are now getting promotions for a new U.P. ratepayer financed mega-project. 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...


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