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Ambulance Board Defines Its Structure

Municipalities Collaborate in Group, Now With Specific Roles

The Straits Area Ambulance Service group of local municipalities has taken steps to define its structure. The group held an organizational meeting Tuesday, December 15, naming St. More...

News

Senate Committee Approves Greater Scrutiny of Great Lakes Pipelines

Stronger oversight of Michigan’s petroleum pipelines is part of a bill unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Wednesday, December 9. More...

Mackinaw City Village Council Approves Line 5 Resolution

The Mackinaw City Village Council favors keeping Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 in service for now, but asking Governor Rick Snyder to restrict its contents to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), like propane. More...

Jeannette Doud Was Chronicler of Life on Mackinac Island for 35 Years

‘Wonderful Memories, Never to Be Forgotten’

For almost 35 years, Jeannette Doud led readers of her column on a joyous tour of Mackinac Island, along paths abloom, amidst happy, hungry ducks at the back porch, to celebrations of birthdays and weddings, homecomings and wakes, and stories of the More...

Obituaries

Jeannette Doud

For almost 35 years, Jeannette Doud led readers of her column on a joyous tour of Mackinac Island, along paths abloom, amidst happy, hungry duck  More...

Georgia Slater

Georgia Evelyn Slater, 88, of Battle Creek, formerly of Pickford, owned and operated Slater’s Service in Pickford with her husband, Jack, for many years. Ms. Slater passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015. More...

Richard Wheaton

Richard Carl Lyle Wheaton, 45, of Sault Ste. Marie, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 13, 2015, at his home. He was born March 5, 1970, to Carl and Lydia (nee Wright) Wheaton in Grand Rapids. More...

Columns

Political and Water Issues Abound in Michigan

Michigan Politics

Political issues, with national, state, and local implications, abound these days in Michigan.  Presidential election campaigning is heating up here, with key visits by the frontrunner candidates from each party: Republican Donald Trump this wee More...

Engadine-Gould City

A free community Christmas Day dinner will be offered Friday, December 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Garfield Township Hall in Engadine. Reservations should be made by calling Joy and Harley Morgan at (906) 477-6316. More...

Brevort

Such weather we are having. I enjoy the warmer temperatures, but miss the snow making the outdoors a fairyland at times. It will soon come.  We had a skiff of snow early Friday morning, December 18. More...

Search Underway for Doctor to Serve Island

Medical Center Provides Essential Services, but Demands Are High for Physician Caring for Island CommunityYear-around

A new staffing arrangement for the Mackinac Island Medical Center is intended to provide relief for doctors and medical professionals. More...

Lake Huron Is Warm, Delaying Ice, for Now

But Cold Air, and Strong Wind, Could Change the Picture Quickly

Each morning at 9 a.m., the temperature of Lake Huron at the Mackinac Island Water Filtration Plant intake pipe is recorded, as it has been for the past 20 years. More...

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Lucy Canavos

BIRTH

Jim and Renee Canavos of Greenville, South Carolina, announce the birth of a daughter, Lucy Katherine Canavos, born Wednesday, November 11, 2015. More...

Sports

BASKETBALL

Saints Split With Blue Devils In Straits Area Conference   St. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League   News Crew 7, George’s Auto Parts 5, Apollo Home Mortgage 4, Mackinaw Trolley 3, Fred’s Pub 2, The Wooden Door 0.  HTG/s: News Crew 511/1325; HIG: Meghann Colegrove, Carmen Schultz 189; HIS: Meghann Colegrove 5 More...

Saints Volleyball Team Honored at Awards Banquet

The St. More...

Opinion

Take Action To Be Stewards of the Great Lakes

To the Editor:  In regard to a letter to the editor submitted by Dean I. Reid, chairman of the Mackinac County Planning Commission, and published in the December 17 issue of The St. Ignace News, Mr. More...

Fact, Not Emotion, Is Driving Concerns About Line 5

To the Editor: I wish to comment on the Letter to the Editor from Dean I. Reid, chairman of the Mackinac County Planning Commission, published in the December 17 issue of 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...


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