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At School, Youngsters Have Fun With Christmas Crafts

At St. Ignace Elementary and Middle School, friends Conner Chingwa (left) and Jayce Causley pose with Conner’s gingerbread house, a work in progress. More...

News

Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Board Restricts Chairman’s Management Authority

The board of directors of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has transferred day-to-day tribal management from the tribe’s chair, Aaron Payment, to executive director Christine Erickson.  More...

St. Ignace DDA Cancels December Meeting; Next Meeting Is Jan. 13

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is unlikely to hold a meeting this month after cancelling its meeting planned for Friday morning, December 16. More...

Youth Group Travels to Minnesota To Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

One-hundred-fifty shoeboxes packed with a variety of small toys and toiletries have been sent as Christmas gifts to needy children in Madagascar with the help of volunteers from Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas Alexander

Thomas N. Alexander, 95, of Mackinaw City, was a World War II veteran, and a master electrician and businessman. Mr. More...

Jerry Stewart

Milward Gerald “Jerry” Stewart, 79, of Edgewood, Kentucky, died Friday, December 9, 2016, at his home. More...

Robert Matchinski

Longtime Engadine resident Robert H. Matchinski passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. He was 82.  He was born March 5, 1934, to Charles and Anna (nee Fillman) Matchinski in Chicago, Illinois.  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...

City Council Sets Wages and Budget

The St. Ignace City Council held firm against escalating city expenses by awarding only a 50¢ hourly wage increase to city hall administrators Monday, December 19, instead of the 3% raise they had asked for. More...

Tamlyn Honored For County Career

The end of 2016 marks the end of an era for Mackinac County, as St. Ignace’s Mary Kay Tamlyn retires following her 25-year career as the county clerk. Mrs. Tamlyn has worked for the county for the last 39 years in several capacities. More...

Sports

Engadine Eagles Girls Claim Two Victories in a Row Against Bays, Rockets

The Engadine girls basketball team won two games in a row recently as it bested Brimley on the road Thursday, December 8, 73-46 then came home to defeat Rapid River 69-37 Monday, December 12. More...

Hockey Players Earn Chipper Huskey Memorial Scholarship

The late Chipper Huskey of St. Ignace is remembered as his mother, Jean Huskey, and his wife, Margaret Huskey, present a $1,700 check to the St. Ignace Hockey Association to pay some of the costs related to local children playing in the league. More...

Mackinaw City Comets Girls Take Home Wins at Alba

Tuesday, December 13, turned out to be twice as nice for the Mackinaw City girls basketball teams as the schools junior varsity and varsity teams both bested Alba at home. The varsity Comets (4-1, 3-0) decisively won their game 75-15. More...

Columns

Another Romney Generation On National Scene

Michigan Politics

Yet another Romney generation emerged on the national political scene when President-elect Donald Trump last week touted Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel to serve as the next head of the Republican National Committee.  More...

Local Residents Share Their Special Memories and Wishes for Christmas

All About The Town

Local residents have shared their special Christmas memories and wishes this week.  ‘Looking Forward to New Tradition’   Bazil Stanley  U.S. Coast Guard  More...

Mackinac Island

Jack Frost turned Mackinac Island into a winter wonderland. Mackinac is beautiful with just less than 10 inches of fresh snow. All of the Christmas decorations sparkle in the fluffy snow. It will be a white Christmas. More...


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