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City Hall Stairs To Be Rebuilt

The crumbling brick siding and fractured concrete front steps at St. Ignace City Hall will soon be rebuilt. Two contractors have reviewed the project with architect Susan Edwards of R.S. More...

ORV Bridge Crossing Is Sat.

Riders Will Explore EUP Trails Starting From St. Ignace

A convoy of 743 off-road vehicles (ORV) will cross the Mackinac Bridge Saturday morning, October 1, in Trek the Mac, and afterward the riders will gain access to the vast expanse of off-road riding trails in the Upper Peninsula. More...

News

Richard McKenzie, Jr. Pleads Guilty To Father’s Murder

Richard Allan McKenzie, Jr., pled guilty in 11th Circuit Court Thursday, September 22, to the murder of his father, Richard McKenzie, 75, who lost his life in a shooting at his home on Mackinac Trail near Carp River in St. More...

U.P.-Ontario Energy Studies Begin To Help Develop Energy Plans

Two studies that will analyze electric reliability and whether the power grid in the Upper Peninsula can be connected with Ontario have begun, the Michigan Agency for Energy announced Friday, September 23. More...

5K Color Run and Walk Is Oct. 1

Color the Islands, a 5K Color Run and Walk, will be Saturday, October 1, starting at 10 a.m. at Snows Heritage Park at 207 North Blindline Road in Cedarville. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate. More...

Sports

Harbor Springs Gets Too Close for Comfort at St. Ignace Varsity Football Game

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Curtis, MacDowell Crowned at Rudyard Homecoming

At left: Rudyard Area Schools celebrated homecoming Friday, September 23, during the school’s football game against Deckerville. The high school student body elected Dillon Curtis and Trista Mac- Dowell as this year’s king and queen. More...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

Cedarville now 5-0 after 60-0 Win Against Pellston More...

Opinion

Reader Enjoys ‘Looking Back’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: We love the paper! It’s like a breath of fresh air here in “The Motor City.” We especially love Looking Back. Just terrific. It reminds you that you must respect Mother Nature and customs, in that order. Thanks. More...

Columns

Speaker Ryan To Tout Jack Bergman

Michigan Politics

As noted here previously, both national parties and some elements of the national press have dubbed Michigan’s 1st District race one of the nation’s most competitive congressional races. More...

Les Cheneaux

Friday, September 23, was a fantastic and sunny day with a high temperature of 67 degrees. I watched three deer eating my flowers at about 2:45 p.m. I guess that’s a sign that it’s about time to trim or dig up the flowers. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Rosie Prater initiated a local ladies Bible study in and around our tiny towns 32 years ago. The faces have changed through the years, and, where there was a vacancy, another took her place. More...

‘We Want Clean Waters’ - Tribal Group Organizes Rally

A demonstration against Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac took place at the tollbooths of the Mackinac Bridge Monday, September 26. More...

At St. Ignace Station, Inspection Tools Put in Line Tuesday

Enbridge employee Manuel Garcia, III of Houston, Texas, readies the inline cathodic protection tool at the Enbridge facility in St. Ignace Tuesday, September 27. More...

273 Enjoy Race Over the Bridge

David Powers (left) of Farmington Hills and Stan Sochay of Potterville compete in the Mighty Mac Bridge Race Saturday, September 24. Here, they arrive in St. More...

Social

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Sara Crist and Brandon West Wed in St. Ignace

Sara Crist and Brandon West, both of St. Ignace, were united in marriage Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 4 p.m. at Bridgeview Park in St. Ignace. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Brad and Patty Crist of Cheboygan. More...

Joseph Giddings and Taylor Driscoll Plan June Wedding

Kim and Mike Gay of Cedarville and Jeff Giddings of Brimley announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Giddings, to Taylor Driscoll, daughter of Alfred and Jeannien Driscoll of Detroit. More...

Obituaries

Mary Wahl

Mary Stella Wahl, 102, of Goetzville, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016, in Draper, Utah. She was born September 8, 1914, to Jan and Victoria (nee Dumback) Malkowski in a logging camp on the Sand Ridge. Mrs. More...

Mary ‘Connie’ Owen

Mary “Connie” Agnes Owen, 93, of Barbeau, formerly of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville. More...

Timothy Brown

Timothy Scott Brown, 64, of Marathon, Florida, and Harbor Springs, died in an airplane crash Saturday, September 17, 2016, in Broadus, Montana, along with his wife and son. He was born July 22, 1952, to Ray and Jeanne (nee Brink) Brown in Petoskey. 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 September 19, 2016 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, with Mayor Litzner presiding. More...


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