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Library Name Honors Mollie Kahl

Family, friends, students, and colleagues assembled at Rudyard Public Library Friday, October 17, to celebrate the life and achievements of the late Mollie Kahl, a longtime teacher and avid reader, after gifts to the library led to the renaming of th More...

News

Senators Appeal for Delay, New Consideration in U.P. Electricity Surcharge

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St. Ignace Hotel Occupancy Up; Visitors Bureau Elects Board

Hotel occupancy in St. Ignace was up 5.3% for January through August this year, compared to last year, according to the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau. More...

U.P. Veterans to See Greater Access To Resources With Phone Service

Michigan veterans now have a new 800 telephone number (800- MICH-VET (800-642-4838)) to access information on benefits, health care, claims, education, and quality of life issues. More...

Sports

Saints Girls Finish 2nd in Divison 3 State Finals: Emma Bohn Places 3rd

The St. Ignace Saints girls finished second in Division 3, and Emma Bohn of Cedarville placed third overall with a time of 21:16 during the Upper Peninsula crosscountry finals Saturday, October 18. Six Schools From Area Compete At State Finals More...

Junior Saints Players Recognized with Season Awards

The St. Ignace Junior Saints football team held its annual awards banquet at the middle school Tuesday, October 14. More...

Cedarville, Engadine Post Bridge Alliance League Wins

Cedarville Completes Regular Season With Win Over Bellaire The Cedarville Trojans completed the regular season with a 7-1 overall record after a 57-14 Bridge Alliance Conference road win over the Bellaire Eagles Friday, October 17. More...

Columns

Auto Industry, Workers Are Big Players in Governor’s Race

Michigan Politics

In the race between Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer, the Republican Governors Association (RGA) and the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) have spent a combined $13,900,000 on television advertisements and “will More...

Elevate Yourself Above the Standard Response

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

Are you watching “Shark Tank” on Friday nights? I love “Shark Tank” because of the questions that are asked. More...

Engadine & Gould City

The Community Hayride Fall Fest is Sunday, October 26, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wildwood Mennonite Church just north of Engadine on Sandtown Road. The festival includes good food, a bonfire, pumpkin carving, hayrides, face painting, and music. More...

Mining Company Scales Back Plans

New Proposal Seeking Less State Land And Offering Royalties Is Now at DNR

A new request from the Graymont mining company significantly reduces the amount of state land it wants to purchase in the Upper Peninsula. More...

For Hope Chest, $1 Million Mark Is Inching Closer

Sometime in November, one special dollar will change hands at the checkout counter at the Hope Chest in St. Ignace. It will be special because it will be the one millionth dollar to be earned by the charity resale store. More...

New Surgery Unit Offers Tour Friday

Mackinac Straits Health System will host an open house of its new surgery unit Friday, October 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Social

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Robyn Chargo

Devin and Elissa Chargo of San Diego, California, announce the birth of a daughter, Robyn Harper Chargo, born Monday, September 15, 2014. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces at birth and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Emily Worden

Matthew Budnik and Kelly Worden, both of Brutus, announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Rae Worden, born Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Cope

Ruth Cope, 92, of St. Ignace, Michigan passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Vital Care Hospice House in Cheboygan. She was born March 1, 1922 in Moran, Michigan to Rudolph August and Augusta Victoria (nee Pechta) Wartella. More...

Donald ‘Donnie’ Hakola

Donald “Donnie” Wayne Hakola, 69, of Rudyard, died unexpectedly Wednesday, October 15, 2014. He was born November 20, 1944, to Wayne “Henry” and Ruth (nee Aho) Hakola in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Eleanor Christianson

Eleanor Marie Christianson, 95, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba, with her husband, Warren, at her side. She was born April 5, 1919, to Ben and Ellen Swanson in Buffalo Center, Iowa. More...

Public Meetings

Public Meeting Calendar

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...

Meeting Minutes

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Special Council Proceedings October 16, 2014 A Special Council Meeting convened at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday October 16, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding via phone connection. More...

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