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Kerin Island Is Named

A new name will soon appear on maps of the Straits of Mackinac, as a small island in Lake Michigan near the Mackinac Bridge has officially been named Kerin Island by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names following a local campaign by St. More...

VanLuven Places 1st

Work of Pickford Student Claims State Finals Prize

Seth VanLuven of Pickford took first place at the state level with a lamp he made and entered in an industrial arts competition. More...

News

Peters, Stabenow Urge Quick Completion of Army Corps Study to Help Upgrade Soo Locks

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to swiftly complete their Economic Reevaluation Report to begin the process of upgrading the Soo Locks. More...

Peters, Stabenow Call For Stricter Standards on Pipelines

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, a member of the Great Lakes Task Force, and U.S. More...

Conference on Island Will Be a ‘Who’s Who’ of Recognized Names

Next week’s 2016 Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Policy Conference will offer its star-studded program along with some perhaps unscripted uncomfortable moments for state and metro leaders based on recent developments More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Athletes Honored During 2016 Sports Awards Ceremony

The Cedarville Trojans athletes were honored during an awards ceremony at the John Duncan Gymnasium Wednesday, May 18. The following students earned awards: Senior Athlete Awards: Patrick McMaken and Annie Eberts. More...

Saints Win Rayders Invite, Tri-meet at Brimley

The St. Ignace Saints golf team enjoyed a successful week by winning the 13-team Charlevoix Invitational Friday, May 20, finishing fourth at the Gaylord Invite Wednesday, May 18, and winning the tri-match at Wild Bluff in Brimley, Monday, May 16. More...

Saints Girls, Boys Place Second at Regionals

The St. Ignace Saints girls and boys finished second during the Division 2 track and field championships at Manistique Wednesday, May 18. Ishpeming won both the girls and boys classes. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. The 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...

Festival Highlights Native Culture, Arts

The Native American Festival will offer traditional dancing and drumming as well as crafts such as quill work and black ash basket weaving Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St. Ignace. More...

Pageant Will Present History of Straits Area

Parade and Reenactments Set at Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City’s traditional Memorial Day weekend Fort Michilimackinac Pageant is now entering its 54th year. More...

‘Rock and Run’ Brings In $3,500

Runners of the half marathon, starting at the Star Line Dock, come south down North State Street before turning around in Straits State Park, and heading back through downtown St. More...

Social

Fenlon, Wartella to Wed

ENGAGEMENT

Kim Elizabeth Fenlon and Michael Joseph Wartella, both of St. Ignace, announce their engagement. Ms. Fenlon is the daughter of the late Jack and Marion Fenlon of St. Ignace. Mr. Wartella is the son of Ronald Wartella of St. More...

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St. Ignace Service at County Courthouse

St. Ignace American Legion Post 62 will host a Memorial Day service Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. at the war memorial monument in front of the Mackinac County Courthouse to honor fallen soldiers. More...

Obituaries

Patrice Sved Holland

Patrice Marie Sved Holland, 51, of Stafford County, Virginia, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She had been a resident of Stafford since 2003. More...

Albert ‘Jerry’ Warner

Albert Gerald “Jerry” Warner, 81, of DeTour Village, died Friday, May 20, 2016, in Ishpeming. He was born June 20, 1934, to Albert and Marjorie (nee Goetz) Warner in Goetzville. Mr. More...

Philip Richel

A memorial service for Philip Richel, a longtime mathematics teacher at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, will be held Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. Ignace. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. More...

Columns

Stabenow, Peters Seek Great Lakes Protections

Michigan Politics

As previously noted, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters are touting various proposals to protect the Great Lakes. She’s co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, and he’s a member. More...

Les Cheneaux

Karen (nee Kielbasa) Bennett and her husband, Ralph, who own the Albany Bar and Restaurant in De- Tour Village, recently received an award from Hospice of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Practicality: Is That Really What’s Needed?

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

The older I get, the more practical I think I am becoming. The key word in that last sentence being “think.” Maybe I am just fooling myself. Maybe I am not becoming more practical at all. Could it be that I was already practical? More...


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