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1,466 Tractors Cross Bridge

Lead tractors in the 10th anniversary Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade across the Mackinac Bridge reach the Upper Peninsula just after 9:30 a.m. More...

News

Future in Question for Locally Used J-1 Visa Worker Program

Chambers of commerce in the Straits of Mackinac area are urging members to tell Congress and the White House they value the federal J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program, used by many local business owners to fill summer jobs but possibly targeted for ch More...

Affordable Housing Continues To Be a Problem in Northern Michigan

In metropolitan areas across the country, residents face a lack of affordable housing to purchase or rent to fit the wages earned from available local jobs. More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt To Hold Local Office Hours September 21

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Thursday, September 21, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Driftwood Restaurant in St. Ignace and at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City from 5 p.m. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Edges Cedarville in Five-set Thriller on First Day of School

Tuesday, September 5, was the first day of school for both the St. More...

Pickford Volleyball Squad Plays Three in Two Days

Pickford’s volleyball team is off to a 0-3 start. The Panthers have lost to Engadine, Rudyard, and St. Ignace. More...

Mackinac Island Lakers Beat Hannahville in Soccer Match

The Mackinac Island Lakers soccer team won against the Hannahville Soaring Eagles 9-1 Friday, September 8, and 8-2 Saturday, September 9. The team is now 5-0 on the season.  More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Disappointed in Handling of Council Decision  To the Editor:  More...

Columns

President Trump Polls Well Up North

Michigan Politics

Donald Trump, who in 2016 was the first GOP presidential contender to carry Michigan since George Bush in 1988, now has problems in the state that ripple nationwide. However, he does well in polling Up North.  More...

Les Cheneaux

On Thursday, September 7, the temperature was 64 degrees, and two beautiful white swans were swimming in Cedarville Bay. May the sunshine continue to be bright, everything go right, and nothing go wrong. More...

‘When Doing Business, Remember To Explain WIIFM’

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

As old as I am, I still want everyone to like me, even though I know that is impossible. The emotional side of me has never come to grips with the reality that getting everyone I meet and know to like me is an impossible goal.  More...

Big Rigs Rolling Toward St. Ignace

22nd Annual Truck Show Is This Weekend

St. More...

Bay Closure Will Not Be Considered

The city will not consider closing Moran Bay to boat traffic for three weeks this winter if conditions seem conducive to ice formation for the U.P. Pond Hockey Championships. More...

Social

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Gina Mastrofrancesco and Andrew Pope Wed in Plymouth

Gina Marie Mastrofrancesco of Northville and Andrew Allan Pope of Plymouth were united in marriage Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 5:15 p.m. at Plymouth Manor in Plymouth with Pastor Nick Phillips of North- Ridge Church officiating. More...

Sarah Pope and Stephen Leverett Wed in St. Ignace

Sarah Fair Pope and Stephen George Leverett, both of Portland, Oregon, were united in marriage Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 4 p.m. at the St. Ignace United Methodist Church with Reverend Susie Hierholzer officiating. More...

Obituaries

Robert Kraft

Robert George Kraft, 72, of Hessel and West Milton, Ohio, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017, at his home on Lake Huron.  He was born January 25, 1945, to Robert Charles and Helen Lillian Kraft in Dayton, Ohio.  More...

Miriam Roe

Miriam Katherine Roe, 93, of Rudyard, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born May 15, 1924, to George and Ethel (nee Armstrong) Gough in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mrs. Roe grew up in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Russell Fountain

Russell Clark Fountain, 69, of DeTour Village, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born June 22, 1948, to Lewis Clark and Leah Mae (nee Seaman) Fountain in Sault Ste. Marie.  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 5, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding. More...


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