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Historical Society Debuts Plans for Downtown Museum

A spacious, light-filled building overlooking the marina in downtown St. Ignace will become the new home of the Fort de Buade Museum and its collection of historical artifacts. More...

News

EUP Regional Planning Internet Survey Responses Due by September 5

There’s still time to participate in the regional Internet survey that will gauge access in the EUP. Surveys were mailed to residences and businesses earlier this summer and can be accessed online, as well. More...

Lawyer Advises DDA: No Bid Required for Building Sale

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority is not required by law to bid out the sale of its property, according to Patrick McGow, a lawyer for Detroit law firm Miller Canfield. The DDA can sell its property to whomever it chooses. More...

Governor Asks MISO To Investigate Strengthening U.P. Electricity Ties

Governor Rick Snyder has asked the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), which oversees the regional electricity grid, to study options for expanding electricity transmission and generation in the region by connecting Michigan with Canada. More...

Obituaries

Gloria Marshall

Gloria L. Marshall, 70, of St. Ignace, passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 15, 2016, at her home. She was born November 28, 1945, to August and Roseanna (nee Beauregard) Marshall in Moran. She was graduated from Rudyard High School in 1964. More...

Lesley ‘Joann’ Bagbey

Lesley “Joann” Bagbey, 73, formerly of St. Ignace, died Thursday, August 11, 2016, in Petoskey. She was born July 2, 1943, to Otto “Bud” and Bette (nee O’Brien) Emmons on Mackinac Island. More...

Gary Skinner

Gary William Skinner, 69, of Pickford, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016, in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born June 9, 1947, to Verne and Janet (nee Zwolinski) Skinner in Lansing. Mr. Skinner grew up in Pickford. More...

Columns

Former State Politicians Prime National Players

Michigan Politics

Former prominent Michigan political officeholders have emerged as prime players in the farm teams for the two top presidential nominees. More...

St. Ignace

St. Ignace is very busy with events happening every day. This weekend will be the Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow at the Father Marquette Memorial site. Next weekend will be Arts Dockside at the marina and the Mackinac Bridge walk. More...

Les Cheneaux

Local residents and visitors were thrilled with the visit by Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder this past week. He visited the Great Lakes Boat Building School and the Les Cheneaux Culinary School. More...

St. Ignace Powwow Shows Historical Melding of Cultures

Rendezvous at the Straits Is This Weekend

The long history of Native American settlement in the Straits area and its interactions with European settlers will be showcased in St. More...

Council Discusses Goals in Hiring New City Manager

Faced with a January 1, 2018 retirement date for City Manager Les Therrian, the St. Ignace City Council discussed hiring the new city manager by July of next year at a work session Monday, August 22. More...

Corvettes Heading for Straits Area

Colorful Sports Cars Will Be Seen at Mackinaw City and St. Ignace This Weekend

The signature bright colors, timeless style, and rumbling V8 engines from every generation of the Chevrolet Corvette sports car will be showcased in Mackinaw City this weekend at the 27th annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show. More...

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Graham Mlynski

Jeff and Laura Mlynski of Indianapolis, Indiana, announce the birth of a son, Graham Stephen Mlynski, born Friday, July 29, 2016, at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis. More...

Sports

Changes Ahead: A Look at the Upcoming EUP Football Season

The start of the high school football regular season is beginning, with varsity games starting as early as this Thursday, August 25. Games are coming up this week for the St. More...

8-Man Football Increases in the EUP

With the Rudyard Bulldogs varsity football team going 8-man this year, it has left St. Ignace, Newberry, and Sault Ste. Marie as the only 11-man varsity football teams in the Eastern Upper Peninsula this season. More...

St. Ignace Wins Straits Dark Sky Challenge

The fourth-annual Lights Out Across the Straits challenge Friday, August 12, saw many residents, businesses, and visitors in both St. More...

Opinion

Please Protect the Shoreline With Care

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Reader Says ‘Thank You For the Newspaper’

To the Editor: My wife, Amy, and I are not going to renew our subscription to The St. Ignace News, as our Upper Peninsula home has been sold, and we purchased a new home near Traverse 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. 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 August 15, 2016 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, with Mayor Litzner presiding. More...


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