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Erskine Earns Lifetime Service Award for Township Work

Vern Erskine of Moran was recognized with a special Citizen of a Lifetime award Saturday, March 19, in honor of his decades of service to the local community. The honor arrives as Mr. More...

News

Proposed Bill Would Limit Reach of Downtown Development Authority Funding

“They’re taking away all of our financing capabilities and that’s devastating,” Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Chairman Jim North said about a proposed amendment to Michigan Public Act 197 of 1975 at a St. More...

Senator Wayne Schmidt Opposes Changes to Historic District Act

Senator Wayne Schmidt of the 37th District opposes the potential changes to the Local Historic District Act that could jeopardize the future of historic preservation in Michigan. More...

Literacy Is Most Fundamental Skill Necessary for a Successful Future

I look forward to this time each year, not just because spring is around the corner, but also because March is National Reading Month. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Tournament Run Ends at Quarterfinals in Gaylord

The St. Ignace girls basketball team’s run to the final four came to an disappointing end after the Traverse City St. More...

Dorene Ingalls to Be Inducted Into U.P. Hall of Fame May 14

St. Ignace Saints girls basketball coach Dorene Ingalls will be inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Saturday, May 14, at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris.  More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  News Crew 48, Apollo Home Mortgage 44, Mackinaw Trolley 38, George’s Auto Parts 37, Fred’s Pub 36, The Wooden Door 28.  HTG/s: News Crew 518/1346; HIG/s: Wendy Colegrove 192/519.  450-500 Series: Wendy Col More...

Columns

Michigan Dark Spots During Sunshine Week

Michigan Politics

Michigan cast a shadow over this year’s Sunshine Week, which for 11 years has been celebrated across the nation to tout transparency at all levels of government.  As it was observed in Michigan last week, there were these dark spots on Sun More...

Les Cheneaux

I hope you enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day, with its chance to wear green, listen to Irish music, and eat corned beef and cabbage. It was a wonderful time to keep it “green.”  More...

Les Cheneaux

The following account was printed in the Les Cheneaux News column in 1988:  More...

Trail Will Promote EUP Birding Sites

In Development for More Than a Year, It Will Feature Route From St. Ignace to Drummond Island

Designed to promote bird-watching opportunities from St. More...

Welding Program Sees Strong Interest

Engadine School Adds Skills Center

Engadine Consolidated Schools Skills Center is up and running with a group of 12 Engadine High School juniors and seniors. They are learning lessons made possible by the opening of the revamped facility Monday, March 7. More...

Social

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Sydni Sexton, Cooper Farr Named LaSalle High School March Students of the Month

Sydni Sexton and Cooper Farr, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been named March Students of the Month by school faculty.  Sydni Sexton  More...

Rudyard Schools Name Honor Roll Students

Rudyard Elementary School  Second Quarter   More...

Obituaries

Laurie Hancock

Laurie Lynn Hancock, 56, of Pickford, died Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born March 22, 1959, in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mrs. Hancock grew up in Cedarville. More...

Bradley Sparks

Bradley Allen Sparks, 39, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 24, 2016, in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he worked as a painter.  Mr. More...

Thelma Rogers

Thelma Rogers, 81, of Cedarville, died Friday, March 18, 2016, at home.  She was born February 16, 1935, to Harry and Florence (nee Parks) Wood in South Halifax, England.  More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

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


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