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Community Foundation Gives $36K

The St. Ignace Area Community Foundation handed out $36,611 in grants and scholarships Wednesday, May 17, in an award ceremony at the St. Ignace Public Library.  More...

Northern Wings Earns Regional Recognition

Northern Wings Repair of Newberry, developed and owned by former Mackinac County resident David Goudreau, has been awarded the Small Business Administration’s 2017 Region 5 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year award. More...

News

City Council Begins Interview Process for New St. Ignace City Manager

The interview process to find the City of St. Ignace’s new city manager has begun and will be conducted through June 1. Interviews are open to the public and are being conducted in the city council chambers at City Hall or at the St. More...

St. Ignace Students Honored With Awards, Scholarships

The following students were recognized at LaSalle High School’s Academic Awards Assembly Wednesday, May 10, in the gymnasium:   Scholarships  North Central Michigan College Presidential Scholarship: Hannah Eby  More...

MSHS Foundation Geranium Sale Fundraiser Will Take Place May 26

Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation’s annual geranium sale will be Friday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The geraniums, which cost $4.50 each, will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. More...

Sports

Saints Girls Take First at St. Ignace Track Regional, Boys Place Second

The Saints girls placed first, and the boys team second, when St. Ignace hosted the Upper Peninsula track and field regional 44 Friday, May 19. More...

Mackinaw City Softball Cranks Up the Offense

The Mackinaw City softball team lit up the scoreboard many times Tuesday, May 16, as it scored a combined 41 runs over two games Tuesday, May 16, while picking up two wins on the road against Wolverine. More...

Junior High Girls, Boys, Compete in SAC Track Championship in St. Ignace

Monday, May 15, St. Ignace hosted the Straits Area Conference Championship for seventh and eighth grade track. The Saints girls placed second behind Sault Area Middle School. Cheboygan was third and Rudyard fourth, respectively. More...

Opinion

Memorial Day Honors Those Who Gave Their Lives

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Memorial Day is a day we remember the men and women of the armed forces who have given their lives so we can be free.  I remember this letter of condolence written many years ago to a Mrs. Bixby:  More...

Columns

Milliken Suffers Big Political Loss

Michigan Politics

Upon becoming Michigan’s longest-serving governor 1969-1982, Republican William G. Milliken had many a big win. More...

Les Cheneaux

The following report was from the Les Cheneaux News of May 4, 1989:  More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

The April snow showers have changed over to rain, so the May flowers are now blooming. If you’re thinking about “Tiptoeing Through the Tulips” or “Sitting Under the Apple Tree,” now is the time. More...

‘Welcome Home’

“It was much more than I expected, just tremendous; to look into the eyes of the individuals and welcome them home was incredible,” said Mackinac Island American Legion Post Commander Sidney DeHaan, as more than 100 local Vietnamera veter More...

Drumming, Dancing, Arts To Be Highlights

A Native American Festival celebrating the cultural heritage of the area’s first residents will be held at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in downtown St. Ignace this weekend. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Schoolmates Congratulate Grads

Arron Bailey is leading the procession of the Class of 2017 LaSalle High School graduates down the elementary school corridor Friday, May 19. More...

Social

Sarah Pope, Stephen Leverett

Mary Pope of St. Ignace announces the engagement of her daughter, Sarah Fair Pope, of Portland, Oregon, to Stephen George Leverett, also of Portland. Miss Pope is also the daughter of the late Dan Pope. Mr. More...

Heather Moore, Morris Nettleton

Dale and Kame Moore of Engadine and Bert and Joyce Nettleton of Grayling announce the engagement of their children, Heather Moore and Morris Nettleton, both of St. Ignace.  Miss Moore is employed by The St. Ignace News in St. Ignace.  Mr. More...

Joe Snowaert Earns MSU Degree

Joseph Snowaert of St. Ignace was graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture, concentrating on sustainable and organic studies, from Michigan State University Saturday, May 6, 2017.  More...

Obituaries

Dolores ‘Dee’ Samborski

Dolores “Dee” Elda Samborski, 85, of Alanson, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Cedarville, where she had resided at Cedar Cove Assisted Living for the last three years.  She was born April 21, 1932, to Alexander and Elda (nee G More...

Virginia Hopper

Virginia Christine Hopper, 94, passed away October 17, 2016, at Linden Grove Nursing Center in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.  She was born November 30, 1922, to Edward and Anna (nee Nordstrom) Nelson.  Mrs. Hopper grew up in St. More...

Bernice Buckley

Bernice (nee Glashaw) Buckley, 89, a winter resident of The Villages, Florida, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017.  She was born July 2, 1928, to Frank and Helen (nee Knopp) Glashaw Sr. in St. Ignace.  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...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings May 15, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, May 28, 1892   More...


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