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Snowsfest Begins Thursday

Vintage Snowmobiles, Music Jam to Highlight Les Cheneaux Winter Carnival

A lineup of vintage snowmobiles, a music jam with the Pickford Pickers, and a new cardboard-sled racing day will highlight the 2016 Snowsfest winter carnival Thursday, February 11, through Sunday, February 14. More...

News

Rule Added to Allow More Time to Consider Votes

Mackinac County commissioners would like to take more time to learn about and consider the subjects they are to vote on, and so they have called for at least 72 hours advance notice before being called upon to vote on an item. More...

Lakeside Drive Permit Issuance Handed Back to Village by Court

Mackinaw City’s decision to approve a right of way permit for the construction of a driveway at 726 Lakeside Drive was sent back to the village for reconsideration by an Emmet County 57th Circuit Court in Petoskey Tuesday, January 26. More...

Lee Chatfield Will Host Local Office Hours on February 15

State Representative Lee Chatfield will be available to meet with people during office hours Monday, February 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Beary Patch Restaurant in Engadine. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Chatfield. More...

Sports

Hooping For a Cure Benefit Game Raises $100,000 Over Eight Years

Saints Down Trojans In Hooping for a Cure Game More...

St. Ignace Saints Midget BB Team Wins District Championship Against Cheboygan

The St. Ignace Midget BB hockey team beat Cheboygan 10-1 to win their district championship Sunday, February 7. More...

Bunke Racing Reclaims I-500 Winner’s Title

The first 478 laps of the International 500 in Sault Ste. Marie were not enough to settle who would win the snowmobile race Saturday, February 6, as the event came down to 22-lap clash between its prior two winners. More...

Opinion

Risking the Well Being of Our Shared Great Lakes

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor: As members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and the fact our ancestors lived hundreds of years in Mackinac County, we’d like to state our view on Enbridge Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Columns

Early Heat-up of Northern Congressional Race

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s two-peninsula 1st Congressional District, in its varied alignments over the decades, has been one of the state’s most contested districts. More...

Les Cheneaux

The following news was reported in this column 28 years ago: More...

Engadine-Gould City

An adult coloring workshop will be offered at the Engadine Library Wednesday, February 17, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $3, which covers the cost of supplies. More...

Pond Hockey Is This Week

U.P. Championship Tournament Begins Thursday at St. Ignace

The Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship Thursday, February 11, through Sunday, February 14, will be held upland this year, just to the north of Little Bear East at the end of Reagon Street. More...

Volunteer Force Makes Ice

‘It’s Just Something You Do for Community’ - And More Help Is Needed

Volunteers are working hard this week to prepare for the upcoming St. Ignace outdoor hockey tournaments this weekend. To begin the effort, volunteers worked from 6 p.m. More...

Board Passes On Line 5 Request

Discussion of Appeal to Restrict Line 5 Comes to Moran Township Board

The Moran Township Board of Trustees chose not to pass a resolution seeking to restrict the Line 5 pipeline to only natural gas liquid cargos and its original carrying capacity Wednesday, February 3, following a discussion with local residents and En More...

Saints, Trojans Play for a Cause

The St. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Lee Whitson and Kassandra Rader

Brian and Melanie Rader of Pickford announce the engagement of their daughter, Kassandra Rader, to Lee Whitson, son of Becky Whitson and Rick Vanderflught of Grand River, Iowa. More...

Emily Sposito and Michael McNeely

Emily Sposito and Michael Mc- Neely, both of St. Ignace, were united in marriage Thursday, December 31, 2015, at 2 p.m., at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace with Father Frank Ricca officiating. More...

Obituaries

Geraldine Jarvie

Geraldine Mildred Jarvie, 83, of Rudyard, died Sunday, January 31, 2016, in St. Ignace. She was born September 1, 1932, to Emmanuel and Lillian (nee Drow) Schaub in Traverse City. More...

Charles ‘Pat’ Newell

Charles Patrick “Pat” Newell, 94, of DeTour, worked to help build the Mackinac Bridge, the Soo Locks, and the Interntional Bridge. Mr. Newell died Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette. More...

Joseph Skrzypczak

Joseph C. Skrzypczak, 80, of Hessel, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at the EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born August 7, 1935, to Clementz and Margaret Skrzypczak in Ann Arbor. He moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1974. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

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 - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings February 1, 2016 More...


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