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Kids Fishing Day Planned at Ponds

The 20th annual Kids Fishing Day will be at Castle Rock Ponds near St. Ignace Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

News

Truckey, Fitch Work Underway

Workers for Maverick Construction start work on Truckey Street Thursday, June 2, filling in cement for the roadside curb.  More...

New Pumps at Hessel Lift Stations Should Prevent Overloads

Clark Township is replacing sewer pumps at its Number Four Lift Station on M-134 near Hessel. Excess flow overwhelmed the system during the 2015 Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and during a rainstorm in 2014. More...

Clark Twp. to Consider Relaxing Boat Shelter Requirements

Rules requiring public hearings and special land use permits prior to the building of boat shelters may be relaxed by the Clark Township Board of Trustees. Board members will look into the matter Monday, May 16. More...

Sports

Divison 2: Saints Girls Place Third, Boys Take Fourth at Track State Finals

The St. Ignace Saints girls finished third and the boys placed fourth during the Division 2 Upper Peninsula Track and Field state finals in Kingsford Saturday, June 4.  More...

Saints to Host Basketball Camp From June 13 to 16

The St. Ignace Saints basketball program will host their annual hoops camps Monday, June 13, to Thursday, June 16.  More...

EUP Athletes Hold Lasting Track and Field Records

Athletes from the Eastern Upper Peninsula have earned some notable records in track and field, and many longtime records still remain unbroken. The Michigan High School Athletic Association track and field records are divided into two sections. More...

Columns

Political Stirrings in Michigan For 2016 and 2018

Michigan Politics

Michigan, which last voted for a Republican presidential nominee in 1988 when George H.W. Bush outpolled Michael Dukakis, increasingly looms as a competitive key battleground state this year.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Every year, I am amazed at how quickly the school year flies by. This week wraps up the 2015-2016 school year. Students are dismissed at noon Wednesday, June 8. I want to thank our parents for sending their children to our school. More...

Mackinac Island

It was a beautiful holiday weekend with great weather and lots of visitors. People came from far and near to visit Mackinac Island and enjoy biking, hiking, riding horses, and taking a tour in a carriage with the fringe on top. More...

Car Designer Will Be Guest of Honor

St. Ignace Car Show June 23-25

Brian C. Baker has an almost unmatched passion for cars and has done so much in the automotive industry that it’s no surprise he has been selected to serve as the guest of honor for the 2016 St. Ignace Car Show Saturday, June 25. More...

Council Considers Zoning and Paving

Special Events, Sign Rules Also on Agenda

Paving of Fitch and Truckey streets, which have been undergoing water line replacement, is scheduled to be completed in time for Antiques on the Bay June 18, City Manager Les Therrian announced at the St. More...

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Shelbie Mosley Earns Science Degree at University of Findlay

Shelbie Mosley of Mackinac Island was graduated from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, Saturday, April 30, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science and biology. More...

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Michigan State University

Local students named to the dean’s list at Michigan State University for the spring 2016 semester are Brad Gustafson, Micaela O’Rourke, Molly Paquin, Louis Radecki, Andrew Sjogren, and Joe Snowaert, all of St. Ignace.   More...

Obituaries

David Dunning

David Dale Dunning, 71, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in northern Michigan, after a serious illness.  He was born July 26, 1944, to Ralph and Marine Dunning in Elgin, Illinois.  More...

Elsa Strom

Elsa R. More...

A. Richard Williams

A. Richard Williams, a renowned architect who fell in love with St. Ignace and designed the St. Ignace Public Library, has died at the age of 101, of cardiac failure, in Tucson. 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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