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Police Share Bridge Traffic Stop Statistics

The Michigan State Police Post in St. Ignace keeps a watchful eye over the Mackinac Bridge, and in the last year, made 217 stops for traffic violations. More...

News

St. Ignace Committee Looks at Options for Its Search for New City Manager

St. Ignace is looking at its options as it searches to find a new city manager to replace Les Therrian, who is retiring at the end of 2017. More...

Victorian Village Houses Offices and Apartments

The Victorian Village complex on North State Street in St. Ignace has been renovated and all of the units are rented. More...

Case for Electricity Surcharge Delayed; FERC Still Monitoring

The case over who should pay to operate the Presque Isle Power Plant (PIPP) in Marquette for 2014-2015 is still ongoing, but is delayed because of changes at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). More...

Sports

New Recruiting Efforts Bringing Success for St. Ignace Hockey

It’s time to start another hockey season in St. Ignace. Numbers continue to be a challenge for the St. Ignace Hockey Association.  But there’s been some major promise for this season.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Football Team Gives All, But Is Bested in Semifinals

The St. Ignace Saints football team’s deep playoff run came to an end Saturday, November 19, as the three-time defending state champion Muskegon Catholic Central defeated them 35-0 in the state semifinal game. More...

Spencer, Therrian Look Back on St. Ignace Saints Football Coaching Careers

Spencer Concludes 30 Year Coaching Career

As he looks back on his coaching career, Marty Spencer has no regrets. He has coached the Saints varsity football team for the past 20 years and was the assistant coach for 10 years before that. More...

Columns

Michigan Names Abound in Trump Speculation

Michigan Politics

As President-elect Donald Trump assembles his political and government teams, an impressive array of Michigan Republican names has surfaced in media speculation, and some have already been media fades.  More...

Les Cheneaux

We were fortunate to enjoy the big super moon Monday, November 14. What a beautiful once-in-a-lifetime event for many of us to be able to enjoy. It came up from the east over Cedarville Bay. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

At a recent staff meeting, we discussed the “non-negotiable” expectations of students and staff at Engadine Schools. All staff members are expected to provide an environment that is conducive to effective instruction. More...

Urgency Slows for U.P. Mining Project

As World Limestone Market Weakens, Graymont Is Taking Its Time at Rexton

With the world market for limestone softening in the past year, the Rexton Project of Graymont mining company is moving ahead at a slower pace than expected.  “We have lost the urgency we had a few months ago,” said P.J. More...

Students Put CPR Skills to the Test

Cedarville Project Is Community Effort

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools high school students were trained and tested in lifesaving techniques earlier this month using a new program resulting from a partnership between the schools and Clark Township EMS. More...

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Pickford Class of 1946 Meets for 70th Reunion

The Pickford High School Class of 1946 met for their 70th class reunion Saturday, August 20, at Studebaker’s Restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie. Of the 26 graduates, 12 class members survive, and six attended.  More...

Moose Lodge Hosts Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 3

The Women of Moose Lodge 999 will host a Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 3, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge on Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace. A variety of vendors will be on hand to sell their handmade gifts. More...

Obituaries

Dawn Foote

On Sunday, November 13, a beautiful, kind, soul ended her courageous battle with cancer. In Dawn's final peaceful moments, she was lifted from the tender arms of her husband, children and sisters to the welcoming embrace of her loving Savior. More...

Laurel Tigner

Laurel Tigner, 87, passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Ecumen Seasons in Apple Valley, Minnesota.  She was born in DeTour. More...

Jack Dillon, Sr.

Jack Gene Dillon, Sr., 84, of Lincoln Park, formerly of Raber, passed away Friday, November 18, 2016.  He was born December 11, 1931, to Clarence and Flossie Dillon.  Mr. 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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