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Streetlights Might Wait for Funding

The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce will buy the property it leases from the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) at 560 North State Street for $145,000, following acceptance of their offer from the DDA board Friday, November 10.  More...

News

On Senate Floor, Gary Peters Calls for Greater Federal Oversight of Line 5

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Stabenow, Peters Raise Concerns About Line 5 Coating

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Line 5 Public Feedback Session Planned for St. Ignace

The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Panel will host three meetings in December for the public to provide input on what steps the state should take regarding the future of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline. A meeting in St. More...

Sports

COACH’S CORNER

Coach’s Corner features area coaches from various teams to get their perspective on coaching – the rewards, the challenges, their goals, and the benefits of team sports for student-athletes. More...

Rudyard Volleyball Team Takes Home Regional Title

The Rudyard Bulldogs volleyball team went 2-0 at Brimley to celebrate a Class D regional title, and defeated Pellston in the regional finals Thursday, November 9, 3-1.  But Rudyard lost the first game with Pellston 25-19.  More...

Saints Hockey Squirts Compete; Midgets Start November 25

St. Ignace’s squirts hockey team fell to 0-7-1 with three losses and a tie over the weekend. In home games, St. Ignace lost 15-1 and 12-2 to Soo Big Bear. St. More...

Opinion

With the Great Lakes at Stake, We Cannot Give Enbridge Preferential Treatment

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Vote Would Allow Foreign Ships To Dump Untreated Ballast Water

To the Editor:  Lee Chatfield, our state representative, the person representing parts of three Great Lakes; Huron, Michigan, and Superior, just voted to allow foreign ships to dump untreated ballast water in Michigan ports.  Wayne Schmidt, More...

Columns

Bipartisan Push for Supporting Veterans

Michigan Politics

Last week’s observation of Veterans Day prompts me to note that Michigan has a strong bipartisan record of supporting veterans, and its members of Congress will be instrumental in shaping up the troubled Veterans Administration and otherwise he More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, November 19, 1892   Next Thursday is Thanksgiving and five weeks from to-morrow is Christmas.  •••  More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

This week marks the beginning of firearm deer season. For most of the people in this area, it’s like a holiday. Schools let out. People look forward to this all year long. More...

Clapperton, Pelter, Tremble Seated

School Bond Passes at Cedarville

In a tight race for the St. Ignace City Council, Jim Clapperton, Kayla Pelter, and Jay Tremble were elected Tuesday, November 7, while unopposed incumbent Connie Litzner secured another term as mayor. More...

Enbridge Offers Pipeline Update

State Asks Company for Transparency

The inspection and repair work on Enbridge Energy’s submerged Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline is wrapping up for 2017 as winter approaches the Straits of Mackinac. The company talked by telephone to The St. More...

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Mike Kasper Honored By National Guard

The Michigan National Guard has honored Mike Kasper, emergency management coordinator for Mackinac County, with a challenge coin for helping arrange and stage a first-of-its-kind emergency training exercise involving Mackinac Island and its ferry lin More...

Morris Nettleton and Heather Moore Wed in St. Ignace

Heather Moore and Morris Nettleton, both of St. Ignace, were united in marriage Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 3 p.m. at Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace with Pastor Mike Lane officiating. More...

Obituaries

Lucille Burkett

Lucille M. Burkett, 94, a summer resident of the Les Cheneaux Islands for nearly 50 years, peacefully passed away on November 3, 2017. Lucy, a native of Columbus, Ohio, graduated from West High School in 1941. More...

Walter Kopinski

Walter Martin Kopinski of Hessel passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017, in Petoskey. He was 100.  He was born September 9, 1917, to Albert and Sophia (nee Polka) Kopinski in Carlisle, West Virginia.  More...

Lois Roach

Lois Jean Roach of St. Ignace passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Covenant Healthcare of Saginaw, in the presence of her family. She was 83.  She was born January 10, 1934, to Clifford and Lena (nee Constantino) Lefler in Bay City.  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  November 6, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Pro-Tem Paquin presiding.   More...


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