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New Rescue Truck Approved

The Clark Township Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a new rescue truck at its Wednesday, January 18, meeting. More...

News

Local EUP Residents Return Home Inspired by Women’s Marches

Community members traveled to Lansing and Washington, D.C., last weekend, to participate in Women’s Marches in support of women’s issues and a wide range of social programs. More...

Township Board Meeting Cancelled

The Moran Township Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, at 6 p.m. has been cancelled.  A budget workshop for the 2017- 2018 fiscal year has been scheduled for Thursday, February 16, at 10 a.m. More...

St. Ignace Volunteer Trish Sanders Brings Assistance To Help Businesses Grow

Trish Sanders works at the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce office to help small businesses set up and maintain a Web site. More...

Obituaries

Mary Lou Laverty

Mary Lou Laverty, 87, of Curtis, passed away Thursday morning, January 19, 2017, at Tendercare Nursing Home in Munising.  She was born August 10, 1929, to Carrol and Lena (nee Feister) Wolfe in Angola, Indiana.  More...

Theresa Darrow

Theresa Darrow, 87, of Mackinaw City, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

James ‘Jim’ Colegrove

James E. “Jim” Colegrove, 75, of Moran, passed away Wednesday evening, January 18, 2017, at Hospice of the Straits in Cheboygan.  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...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  January 16, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Pro-Tem Paquin presiding.   More...

City Consults on Manager Post

Council Hears From Escanaba’s Bob Valentine About Process

The St. Ignace City Council held a special meeting Friday afternoon, January 20, so it could meet with Escanaba City Treasurer and Human Resources Manager Bob Valentine. Mr. More...

Hockey Plans Coming Along

U.P. Pond Hockey Championship at St. Ignace

One-hundred-eighty-nine teams have so far registered to play in the Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship at St. Ignace Thursday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, and organizers are hopeful that the tournament can be held on Moran Bay. More...

Social

Community Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 26  Soo Area Sportsmen’s Club Walleye Jamboree begins, 1 a. m., Munuscong Bay, Pickford.  Cabin Fever Days for Women, 10: 30 a. m. to 3 p. m., Bethel Lutheran Church, Cedarville.  More...

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Lynette Colegrove Named To Dean’s List at Grand Valley

Lynette Colegrove of St. Ignace has been named to the dean’s list at Grand Valley State University for the 2016 fall semester. She is double majoring in anthropology and classics.  She is a 2012 graduate of LaSalle High School. More...

Sports

Edington, Pickford Panthers Take Home 68-50 Win Over St. Ignace Saints

The Panthers of Pickford got the lead on the St. Ignace Saints early in a make-up contest, Monday, January 16. St. More...

Saints Bowlers Fall to Sault Ste. Marie, Petoskey

The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team competed at Cheboygan Saturday, January 21, at the Cheboygan Bowling Center. In the first match against Sault Ste. More...

BOWLING LEAGUE RESULTS

Bluewater League  Fred’s Pub 14, The Wooden Door 12, Mackinaw Trolley 7, George’s Body Shop 7, B.C. More...

Columns

Two Michigan Women Stir National Politics

Michigan Politics

Some Michigan folks who have been acclaimed by now-President Donald Trump were prominent during Inaugural Week in Washington, D.C., including two women who have headed the state GOP.  More...

All About The Town

Many people in this country make New Year’s resolutions: I want a better job; I am going to quit smoking; I am going to lose weight!  More...

Les Cheneaux

Pastor Jeff and Becky Meyers joined me for dinner at Karl’s Restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie Friday, January 13. We enjoyed watching two freighters pass through the Soo Locks. More...


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