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Dark Sky Park Earns State Award

Mackinaw City’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park has received the distinguished 2017 Pure Award from the state’s Pure Michigan advertising campaign in recognition of its practices to preserve Michigan’s natural, cultural, and h More...

News

With H2B Visa Cap Reached, Area Businesses Preparing for a Possible Shortage of Workers

With a federal cap on temporary foreign workers reached early this year, some local tourist businesses are evaluating whether they will have to open later, reduce services, or change the way they operate. More...

Abduction Attempt Reported At Engadine Monday Afternoon

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating an attempted child abduction in Engadine Monday afternoon, March 27. More...

Cormorant Control Is Needed Again at Les Cheneaux Islands, Several Local Organizations Say

The issue of migrating cormorant birds nesting in the Les Cheneaux Islands remains a concern for residents in Clark Township. More...

Sports

Pickford Panthers Basketball Players Honored at Athletic Banquet March 21

The following Pickford Panthers athletes were honored at the winter athletic banquet Tuesday evening, March 21, at Pickford High School:   Varsity Boys Basketball  Derrick Edington: Most Valuable Player  Wyatt Boik: Most Improved  More...

Cedarville, Engadine, Mackinaw City, Pickford Spring Sports Schedules

Cedarville Trojans Boys Baseball Schedule Games are played at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. April 10 at Pellston 14 at Inland Lakes 19 at Wolverine  More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  George’s Auto Parts 56, The Wooden Door 55, Fred’s Pub 47, B.C. Pizza 41, Mackinaw Trolley 30, Bye 2.  HTG/s: Fred’s Pub 420/1201; HIG/s: Lois Hamel 188/498.  More...

Opinion

Local Reporting Provides Unbiased Information

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Thank you for producing a quality weekly newspaper. I applaud the work of you and your staff on the variety of topics and writing. More...

Columns

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

It’s official: It’s spring. Around here, all that means is it isn’t snowing quite so much. Not exactly time to break out the new summer wardrobe, at least not yet. But it is time to get outside. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Oh, spring, wherefore art thou? By all indications, and the calendar, it should be spring, but Mother Nature has turned her back and given us the cold shoulder. More...

St. Ignace

The annual St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo, and Gun Show will be held Friday, April 7, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center in St. Ignace. More...

Sugar Bush Tours On Tap This Week

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend is an opportunity to see maple syrup production up close from local producers. More...

City Water Prices Will See Increase

To Balance Residential, Commercial Rates

City water and sewer rates were raised by the St. More...

Homicide Claims Life of Local Woman

Grandson Confesses and Is Jailed in St. Ignace

Jacobb St. Andrew, 21, of St. Ignace, has been charged with the murder of his grandmother, 66-year-old Barbara Trainor-Hoyt of St. Ignace, at her home. He was arrested Saturday, March 25, after police say he confessed to the crime. More...

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Madeline Smith Receives Letter Of Commendation from Navy

Petty Officer Third Class Madeline Smith, who is stationed with the United States Navy at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia, received a letter of commendation Tuesday, March 7, from the commanding officer for her volunteer work with elementary students More...

Suggitts Celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary

Oren and Phyllis Suggitt of Dafter will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Wednesday, March 29.  The couple was married March 29, 1952, at Central United Methodist Church in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Obituaries

Barbara Trainor-Hoyt

Barbara Jean Trainor-Hoyt, 66, of St. Ignace, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at her home in St. Ignace. She was born July 31, 1950, to Gordon Lloyd and Mary Bernadette (nee Oremus) Trainor in Petoskey. She grew up in St. Ignace. More...

Christian ‘Chris’ Wickey

Christian “Chris” Wickey, 91, of Engadine, died Friday, March 24, 2017, at his home, surrounded by family.  He was born September 29, 1925, to August and Pauline (nee Miller) Wickey in Nappanee, Indiana.  More...

Rose Kerr

St. Ignace resident Rose Mary Kerr passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Hospice of the EUP in Sault Ste. Marie, with her three children present. 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  March 20, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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