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Winter Trails Beckon With Activities

In the parks and on the trails around St. Ignace Saturday, January 7, temperatures in the mid-teens could not keep people away. More...

City Patrol Car to Replace Old Model

The St. Ignace City Council approved the purchase of a new police car at its Tuesday, January 3, meeting. The St. Ignace Police Department will soon add a Ford Police Interceptor Sedan to its fleet, its first all-wheel drive patrol car. More...

News

St. Ignace School Board To Meet January 23 at School Library

The St. Ignace School Board will meet Monday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the middle school library. The meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, January 9. More...

Red Cross Blood Drives Will Be At Rudyard and Cedarville

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, January 13, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail in Rudyard. More...

St. Ignace City Council Paid $1,700 for Month of November

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,700 for the month of November. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Girls Hand Charlevoix Rayders First Loss, Defeat Brimley Bays

The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team had a winning week, bringing home two victories.  Tuesday, January 3, The Charlevoix Rayders brought an undefeated record to St. More...

May Named Northern Lights Volleyball Player of the Year

Grace May, a junior at Maplewood Baptist Academy, topped the list of All Conference volleyball players compiled by the coaches of the Northern Lights League. Cheyla Shunk and Ella Cowell of Mackinac Island were named to the second team.  More...

Mackinaw City Boys Best Boyne Falls in Basketball

The Mackinaw City boys basketball team kicked off 2017 by defeating Boyne Falls 88-23 on the road in Northern Lakes Conference action Friday, January 6. More...

Columns

Early Start to Next Governor’s Race

Michigan Politics

Michigan got an extremely early start last week to what shapes up as a highly competitive 2018 race to replace term-limited Republican Governor Rick Snyder.  More...

All About The Town

On a cold and sunny winter day, a group gathered for lunch at the old McCann School multi-purpose room in St. Ignace Friday, January 6. The Sault Ste. More...

St. Ignace

The St. Ignace high school bowling team will sponsor a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, January 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Gateway Lanes and Fred’s Pub in St. Ignace. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children eight and younger. More...

Hats Give a Nod to 100th Anniversary

The Michigan State Police has revived its use of the iconic flatbrimmed campaign hat for 2017 to celebrate the service’s 100th anniversary.   At the St. More...

Trades Jobs Open; Unemployment at Its Winter Average

Jobs Picture Shows Some Promise in EUP

Job opportunities are plentiful in the skilled trades, and about 300 retail jobs will soon be added in Chippewa County when a new Meijer store opens in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

St. Ignace Events Plans Underway

Planning is well underway at St. Ignace for the 11th annual Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament will be Thursday, February 16, through Sunday, February 19, on Moran Bay. More...

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Historian Bernie Arbic To Speak at Rudyard January 12

Bernie Arbic, a Sault Ste. Marie historian and author, will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, January 12, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. Mr. More...

Brady Named to Dean’s List at Alpena Community College

Jonathan Brady of DeTour Village was named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Alpena Community College.   More...

Obituaries

Lillian Jennings

Lillian Gill Jennings, age 89, previously of Cedarville and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, died on January 2, 2017, in Lansing, Michigan. She was born February 26, 1927, in Flint, Michigan, to George Francis and Kathryn (Irvine) Gill.  More...

Aaron Reynolds

Aaron Scott Reynolds, 33, of Ishpeming, died Thursday, January 5, 2017, at his home. More...

Dorothy Dehring

Dorothy Ann Dehring, 60, of Mackinac Island, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at her home, following a lingering illness.  She was born April 22, 1956, to Dean and Dorothy “Dot” (nee Perault) Gillespie on Mackinac I 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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