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Ideas Proposed at Forum on Pipeline

Miles of Line 5 West of St. Ignace; Aim For Freshwater Institute Among Topics

“Don’t Flint our water” was the slogan used by activists at a forum to protest the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline Saturday, March 5, at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace. More...

Village Makes Plans For Marina Upgrades

The Mackinaw City Village Council voted unanimously to amend the village’s five-year recreation plan, in effect from 2014-2018, at a special meeting Monday, February 29. More...

News

Safe Pipes Act Passed by U.S. Senate; Headed to the House of Representatives

A bill requiring stronger oversight of Michigan’s petroleum pipelines was passed by the United States Senate Thursday, March 3, and is on its way to the U.S. House of Representatives.  More...

911 Plan Changes Proposed, Public Hearing Set for May 12

A public hearing to establish changes to the authority and management of the Mackinac County Central Dispatch Board is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the county annex building in St. Ignace.  More...

Red Cross Blood Drive Will Be Held March 11 in Rudyard

The Rudyard Lions Club will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive Friday, March 11, from noon to 5:45 p.m., at the Rudyard Township Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail in Rudyard.   More...

Sports

Saints Girls Bowling Team Places 12th at State Finals

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Marsh Competes at State Finals

LaSalle High School senior Daniel Marsh competed at the wrestling state finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 and came away with a 0-2 record after he lost 11-8 in the first match and was pinned in his final match More...

Saints Defeat Rayders, Ramblers, Bulldogs to Win District Championship

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Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

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

Downtown Signs Will Get Attention From Committee

Wire signs jammed into the grass, parallel to a public sidewalk, large tent signs blocking downtown pedestrian passage, and highway-sized billboards in the middle of town have become familiar sights to residents of St. Ignace. More...

Township Considers Library Millage

The St. Ignace Public Library received encouragement for its programs and a proposed millage from the Moran Township Board of Trustees Wednesday, March 2, following a presentation by library director Skip Schmidt. More...

Rescued Owl Lands at Clinic

Mary Alban of Mackinac Straits Veterinary Clinic in St. Ignace has been taking care of an injured barred owl since Monday, February 29. The bird was found on US-2 and was likely hit by a car. More...

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Singleton, Mullins Named Students of the Month at LaSalle

Isabelle Singleton and Adam Mullins, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been named February Students of the Month by school faculty.  Isabelle Singleton  More...

Obituaries

John ‘Jack’ Derusha

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Robert ‘Bob’ McLain

Robert Henry “Bob” McLain, 67, of Hessel, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born August 25, 1948, to Angus and Lorraine (nee Kroetsch) McLain in Port Huron.  When Mr. More...

Robert Goff

Robert Horace Goff, 71, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 16, 2016, at his home.  He was born August 25, 1944, to Horace and Alma (nee Davis) Goff in Suffern, New York.  More...

Columns

Michigan Week in Presidential Politics

Michigan Politics

Starting with candidate visits before the Fox News March 3 GOP debate in Detroit, and concluding with more visits before the CNN March 6 Democratic debate in Flint and the March 8 state primary, this week has been Michigan Week of the 2016 presidenti More...

St. Ignace

It seems nice that spring is getting close, with longer daylight hours each day.  More...

Rexton-Garnet

Oh, spring, wherefore art thou? In due time, I’m sure, but Mother Nature can be downright fickle. In the interim, we gaze longingly at seed catalogs, home improvement magazines, and paint colors. More...


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