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Will Infrastructure Upgrade Include Soo Locks Under Trump Administration?

Almost everyone agrees the Soo Locks need to be upgraded. Modernizing the Soo Locks won’t be cheap, however, and so far Congress hasn’t approved funding for the work. More...

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Mackinac Tribe Case

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of a local Native American group seeking federal recognition, but officials with the Mackinac Tribal Nation hold out hope that other avenues will be found to achieve their goals. More...

Dress Down Day To Help Feed Local Families

A St. Ignace community fundraiser on Valentine’s Day will raise money for local hunger relief efforts. On Dress Down Day, people can donate $5 to the cause and wear casual attire to work or school for the day. More...

Six EUP Candidates Will Compete in Friday’s Miss I-500 Pageant

The Miss I-500 pageant will be Friday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the DreamMarkers Theater at the Sault Ste. Marie Kewadin Casino. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of January 23 to January 29, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  .Deputies responded to eight property damage crashes throughout the county, seven of which involved car and deer.  More...

Clark Twp. Wants Grant To Add Fishing Platforms in Bridge Project; Mulls Truck Payment, Lawsuit

The upcoming Hill Island bridge reconstruction this year was a main topic of discussion at the Clark Township Board of Trustees’ special meeting Thursday morning, January 26. More...

Free Open Skating, Fab Friday Offered at Little Bear East

Free open skating is being offered at the Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. The skating time is free and those who do not have their own skates may rent a pair for $3. More...

Community Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 1  • 49th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race, 10 a.m., I-500 Snowmobile Track, Sault Ste. Marie.  • Ojibwe Language Class, 10 a.m. More...

Internet Survey Effort Among Projects of Regional Planning and Development Group

In 2016, Internet access surveys and two comprehensive mapping projects were among the projects of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission (EUPRPDC). The agency also administers grants for the area.  More...

Registration Open for Mackinaw Raptor Fest

Registration has opened for the second Mackinaw Raptor Fest, according to Kathy Bricker, secretary of the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch. More...

LaSalle Band To Perform at CMU Jazz Weekend

The LaSalle High School Jazz Band will perform at Central Michigan University’s Jazz Weekend Friday, February 3. Comprised of middle school and high school musicians, the Jazz Band will return for their third year in a row. St. More...

Cedarville High School Musicians Receive Praise At State Music Conference

The Cedarville High School Band performed at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids Friday, January 20. Band Director Alan Jacobus said he considers an invitation to perform the highest honor his students and program can receive.  More...

Trump Campaign Member Andrew Stempki of St. Ignace Attends Presidential Inauguration

Andrew Stempki, originally of St. Ignace, has spent the last year and a half working for Donald Trump on his successful bid for the presidency, and hopes to be offered a job in his administration. Mr. More...

Students Receive New Shoes From Donation

Monday, January 30, children at St. Ignace Area Schools, ranging from kindergarten to high school, received new shoes through an anonymous grant provided to the Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable. More...

Les Cheneaux Lions Club To Host Auction on March 4

The Les Cheneaux Lions Club will sponsor its annual Cabin Fever Reliever fundraising auction Saturday, March 4, at the Clark Township Community Center on M-134 in Cedarville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Live and silent auctions start at 6:30 p.m. More...

St. Ignace DDA Schedules Three Upcoming Committee Meetings

The St. More...

For the Record...

In the January 26 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article titled “St. More...

Sarah Slater Comes Home to Cedarville To Open Arborvitae Salon and Spa

A friendly atmosphere, great products, and great customer service are what new business owner Sarah Slater hopes patrons find at Arborvitae (pronounced ar-bur-vytee) Salon and Spa in Cedarville.  More...

Dinner Will Benefit Cedarville Bands

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools Music Boosters will sponsor their 19th annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser Friday, February 3, at the school cafeteria in Cedarville. The meal will be served from 5 p.m. More...

Snowmobilers in the Know, Know Michigan Is Where To Go for Great Trails

Ask snowmobilers around the country about the best places to ride a sled, and the Great Lakes State is sure to come up in conversation.  Michigan is known by snowmobilers nationally for its unique combination of abundant and dependable snow, exc More...

Looking Back: The History of the Mackinac County Courthouse

80 YEARS AGO  The Republican-News and St. Ignace Enterprise  Thursday, February 4, 1937   More...

Mackinac County Experiences Mild Flu Season

Flu season has been mild so far in the local area and vaccine is still available.  Kerry Ott, the public information officer from the Luce Mackinac Alger Schoolcraft Health Department, said Michigan is experiencing “regional” outbrea More...

Mackinaw Library To Host Captain Alfson Feb. 23

The Mackinaw Area Public Library will host Captain Tim Alfson of the Great Lakes Fleet freighter Edwin H. More...

Island Winter Festival Promises Weekend of Fun

The Mackinac Island Winter Festival will be Saturday, February 4, and Sunday, February 5, on the Island. On Saturday, events will begin at noon with a bonfire, followed by an afternoon of activities for adults and children at Great Turtle Park. More...


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