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Thayer Offered Manager Position

David Thayer, a former city manager at Grayling, has been tentatively offered the village manager post at Mackinaw City, following public interviews that took place Monday, March 23. More...

County To Consider Financial Support of St. Ignace Recreational Complex

The proposed Little Bear East Recreation Park was guaranteed a letter of support by the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners Thursday, March 12, and the county will consider donating $10,000 when its budget committee convenes in mid-August. More...

AARP Tax Assistance Offered at Library

The AARP Foundation is offering free tax help to low- and moderate income taxpayers, especially those persons 60 and older. Call (906) 298-0121 to schedule an appointment to meet with someone at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

News

We Energies to Keep Presque Isle Power Plant; New State Energy Agency Formed

As Michigan electricity utilities intend to retire more and more coal-fired power plants over the coming years, the recent issues faced by the Upper Peninsula over who should pay to operate and update the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette can ser More...

School Districts Consider Combining Forces to Save $70K on Auditing Services

School business managers are asking school boards to take part in a project to collaborate to save $70,000 on auditing services region wide over the next three years. The goal is for schools to direct more funding to educational programs. More...

Eric Masters Sentenced to 50 Year Term in Federal Prison

Eric Masters, 28, who lived in St. Ignace from 2011 to 2014, has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for making and distributing child pornography. More...

Obituaries

Eugene Muscoe

Eugene Phillip Muscoe, 80, of Cedarville and Lansing, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, in Lansing. He was born May 31, 1934, to Mitchell and Marguerite (nee Hutchinson) Muscoe in Detroit. More...

David Brown

David E. Brown, Sr., 55, of Naubinway, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. He was born February 24, 1960, to John and Joyce (nee Judd) Brown in Flint. More...

Rodney Desormeau

Rodney Lynn Desormeau, 60, of Pickford, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home. He was born November 3, 1954, to Francis and Ruth Desormeau in Detroit. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan Bipartisan Moves on Capitol Hill

Dysfunction creates an ugly scene in Washington these days as, for the most part, inter-party strife dominates relations within Congress and between it and President Barack Obama. More...

St. Ignace

Congratulations to the Saints girls basketball team! Many people attended the girls basketball Class D state championship game Saturday, March 21, at the Breslin Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. More...

Les Cheneaux

Nicole Smith is home after having back surgery. She is doing well. Hope you have a speedy recovery, Nicole. The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team lost their game Monday night, March 16, to St. Ignace. More...

‘Yes’ For Mining

State Approves Graymont Plan

The state has approved the Graymont mining operation and has assurances from the company about its plans, reclamations, easements, and other concerns, says Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh. Mr. More...

Summer Workers Coming

A temporary reprieve for the federal H-2B visa work program was issued last week, and local employers who rely on the program to operate can likely hire international laborers this summer. More...

Ice Bridge to Break Up Friday; Open Water Seen to North of Mackinac Island

Coast Guard icebreakers will chop up the ice bridge between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island this Friday, March 27. More...

Friends of Library Gathering in New Group

Mackinaw City

A new group called the Friends of the Mackinaw Area Public Library is forming in Mackinaw City to support the library and its programs. Mackinaw City residents Ceal Waskiewicz and Joann Leal are leading the development of the new group. More...

Sports

Saints Win Tough Battle for Title

LaSalle High School seniors and coaches include (from left) Lilly Calcaterra, Autumn Orm, Sarah Smith, coach Dorene Ingalls, coach Doug Ingalls, Allison Gustafson, and Margo Brown. More...

Saints Boys Upset Trojans in Semifinals; Hillman Wins Regional Championship

Class D Regionals At Pellston High School Free Throws Difference In Saints Regional Setback More...

Ostman, Closs Selected To All-State Team in Class D

Ostman, Closs Selected To All-State Squad Juniors Abbey Ostman of St. Ignace and Chelsey Closs of Mackinaw City were named to the 10- player first all-state team in Class D, announced by the Associated Press. More...

Opinion

Huskey Family Contributions Are Appreciated in This Community

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the announcement published in the March 19 issue of The St. Ignace News regarding Art Huskey and Sons Excavating. More...

Preparing for Failure

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: Regarding Straits area pipeline policies, this is to urge Straits and governmental leaders, and others, to direct an even higher priority toward implementing remedial alternatives. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

April 2015 St. Ignace Home Show and Spring Expo, April 11 –12, St. Ignace 15th Annual Spring Fling Remote Control Car Race, April 17 – 18, St. Ignace May 2015 Second Annual Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run, May 2, Mackinaw City More...

Public Meetings

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings – Your Government at Work

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. Meetings of social and civic groups that are open to the public are listed in the Community Calendar, published at www.stignacenews.com. More...


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