January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Volkers Honored By MSA

Stu Volkers of DeTour has been named this year’s Snowmobiler of the Year by the Michigan Snowmobile Association, a recognition bestowed on a snowmobiler for significant contributions to the sport.  More...

Winterfest Is This Week

Mackinaw City’s popular Winterfest celebration reaches its 25th year in 2018 with a wide variety of fun seasonal activities this weekend. More...

News

Baseball Fields Mulled; Wood Structure Proposed To Cut Costs at Recreation Park

Recreation Committee Adds Work Sessions for More Planning With Department

Reevaluating the Little Bear East recreation project to add a baseball field was a major topic of discussion at the regular meeting of the St. Ignace Area Recreation Advisory Committee Wednesday, January 10. More...

Michigan Tech To Lead New Line 5 Risk Analysis

Dr. Guy Meadows of Michigan Technological University will lead the research team performing a new risk analysis of the Straits of Mackinac crossing of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline. More...

Two State Agencies Restructured

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) and Michigan Public Service Commission will be restructured following the departure of Energy Executive Director Valerie Brader Saturday, February 10. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy ‘Dot’ Gillespie

Dorothy Ann “Dot” Gillespie, 78, of Hessel, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away late Saturday evening, January 6, 2018, at War Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Sault Ste. Marie, following a lingering illness. More...

Clarilyn Goetz

Clarilyn Ann Goetz, 86, of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of DeTour Village, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017, while in the care of her daughter, Jennifer, and hospice.  She was born October 31, 1931, to Marvin and Genevieve (nee Brander) C More...

M. Stephan Nelson

M. Stephan Nelson, 72, of Epoufette, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, in Grand Rapids.  He was born in Grand Rapids. He spent his childhood summers at his grandmother’s cabin on Epoufette Bay. 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...

City Looks Into Park Funding Irregularities

The City of St. Ignace announced at its city council meeting Monday night, January 15, that it is looking into a possible funding issue related to the construction of the new St. Anthony’s Rock park on State Street. More...

DDA Projects Facing Cost Overruns, Delays

Unexpectedly high costs on the St. Anthony’s Rock Park development have the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) discussing what its options are for the project. More...

Game Helps Patients

Jan. 23 Hooping for A Cure Aids Local Families

“All I know to say is ‘thank you,’” said Travis Rickley, an oncology patient at Mackinac Straits Health System who has personally been affected by the annual basketball fundraiser game for the oncology department of the hospit More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Girls Defeat Harbor Springs Rams for Sixth Consecutive Win

The Cedarville Trojans girls varsity basketball team won its sixth consecutive game by topping the Harbor Springs Rams Monday, January 8, in Cedarville. More...

Rudyard Falls to Cheboygan in Double Overtime

Rudyard dropped a thrilling 70- 67 boys basketball double overtime loss to Cheboygan at home Thursday, January 11.  “This was a very exciting game,” Rudyard Coach Mike Bitnar said. More...

Mackinaw City Boys Best Rival Harbor Light

The Mackinaw City and Harbor Light Christian boys basketball teams are traditional Northern Lakes Conference rivals, even sharing a rivalry trophy known as the Mackinaw Light Ball, so whenever the two northern Michigan teams face off, it is expected More...

Columns

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry

Business Spotlight

Chris Shepler, of Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, recently shared some positive thoughts about St. Ignace with Rene Halberg of the Chamber of Commerce and Renee Kosor of the Downtown Development Authority.  More...

Les Cheneaux

It was such a pleasure to hear from Kitty Sims recently. Kitty, who is a special friend of mine, has lived in Stalwart most of her life. She is active in the Stalwart Church, and she loves the Stalwart Fair. More...

Mackinac Island

The weather has been up and down. We had temperatures in the high 40s, and as low as eight degrees above zero. We have very little snow and a lot of ice, making walking slippery. Mackinac State Historic Parks employees Larry Rickley, Jr. More...


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