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100 Years

Ruth Tuohy Becomes Centenarian

Ruth (nee Wixson) Tuohy celebrated her 100th birthday Wednesday, August 2, with family and friends in Shelby Township. Mrs. Tuohy was born in St. Ignace in 1917 to George and Belle Wixson. Mr. Wixson was a longtime barber in St. Ignace. Mrs. More...

News

Commissioners Hill, Patrick Attend White House Conference

Mackinac County commissioners Jim Hill and Diane Patrick joined other commissioners from across Michigan at a White House conference in Washington, D.C. More...

Lee Chatfield To Be Honored At Pickford Library August 22

State Representative Lee Chatfield will be honored as Michigan Library Association (MLA) Legislator of the Year Tuesday, August 22, at 3 p.m. at the Pickford Community   Library. More...

State Sen. Wayne Schmidt To Hold Office Hours August 23 in Curtis

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Wednesday, August 23, from noon to 1 p.m. at Kim’s Tally Ho in Curtis. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. He represents the 37th District. More...

Obituaries

Mary ‘Miz’ Salter

Mary “Miz” Salter, 85, of Gould City, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, at her home in Newton Township.  She was born November 29, 1931, in Ferry, during the Great Depression. She grew up in Rexton, where she attended school. More...

William Allen

William Thomas Allen of Mackinac Island and Sarasota died at VitalCare’s Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey, Monday, August 7, 2017, at the age of 94.  He was born May 19, 1923, in Philadelphia and was graduated from high school at N More...

Stanley Chatfield II

Stanley Spencer Chatfield II, 85, of St. Ignace, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, at his home.  He was born November 23, 1931, to Stanley Chatfield and Ardell Rawlings in Denver, Colorado.  Mr. Chatfield grew up in the Detroit area. 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 7, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...

St. Ignace Marina Work Anticipated

“I might be biased, but I think we’re pretty much the best marina around,” said St. Ignace Marina Director Mike Singleton.  More...

Hessel Powwow Begins This Friday

A jiingtamok, or pow wow, is “the gathering” of Native American people, according to John Causley, who is the spiritual helper for the upcoming 25th Gathering of the Eagles Pow Wow from Friday, August 18, through Sunday, August 20, on the More...

Cool Cars at Cedarville

Raber resident Rosalie Cartwright displayed her bright yellow-and-black 2008 Smart ForTwo in the fifth annual Les Cheneaux Islands Car Show Friday, August 11. More...

Sports

Kinross Speedpark Race Nets Plenty of Action, ‘Spin and Win’ for Spurway

The Kinross Speedpark’s fifth race of the season Sunday, August 6, was a big one with five classes of cars in competition. More...

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Horseshoe League Results  Week 13   Women’s AA: Jodi and Tiffany 63, DeMawating Development 62, Lisa and Amanda 59, Ed’s Fish 57, Chippewa Animal Clinic 55, Huck’s Pub 48, The Bunker 17.  More...

Straits Area Coworkers Remember Collin Rose With Decals on Ferry Boats

On November 22, 2016, Collin Rose, an officer with the Wayne State University Police Department in Detroit, was fatally shot following an attempt to stop and question a bicyclist riding in a near-campus area that had experienced an increase in thefts More...

Columns

Mackinac Island

The training vessel, State of Michigan, from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy in Traverse City, was docked in the harbor for a few days recently. The flowers all over Mackinac are just beautiful, especially in front of the Lenox and Metivier Inn. More...

‘What Kind of Character Are You?’

Think Outside, No Box Needed

Last week I mentioned that I started collecting Mickey Mouse art and memorabilia because of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice short cartoon found in the “Fantasia” movie. More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

With all of this rain we have been having, this is a banner year for berries.  You don’t need a license to pick berries on state land, said Keith Magnuson, district manager for the Department of Natural Resources.  More...


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