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Knight Will See WWII Memorials

Near the end of World War II, paratrooper Harry Knight and 23 of his fellow soldiers flew over enemy lines into Germany, jumped, and searched out Nazi officers. He was on his way to serve in Japan shortly afterword when the war ended. Mr. More...

News

Slate of Candidates Seek Various Township Seats Across the County

Candidates have been announced for various township seats up for election November 8, and some township seats remain without candidates. More...

Senators Call for Swift State Action on Line 5 Analyses

United States Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow have called for swift completion of an independent risk analysis and assessment of alternative distribution methods to the Enbridge Line 5 petroleum pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Seven Companies Bid to Analyze Enbridge Line 5

Seven companies have submitted proposals to analyze Line 5, a dual, light crude oil pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Obituaries

Donna Smith

Donna Mae Smith, 72, of Cedarville, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville, from complications of Lewy Body Dementia after several years of battling the disease. She had lived in Cedarville her entire adult life. More...

Leonard Oliver

Leonard Craig Oliver, 77, of Mackinaw City, died Wednesday, April 20, 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky, en route home from a holiday. He was born September 10, 1938, to Cecil and Catherine (nee Gallaway) Oliver, in Wyandotte. Mr. More...

Patrick Mahar

Patrick H. Mahar, 85, of Trout Lake, served in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a Trout lake businessman, owning the Village Inn from 1975 to 2000. Mr. Mahar passed away Saturday morning, April 23, 2016, at his home in Birch Shores. More...

Columns

Gubernatorial Spin-offs From Flint Crisis

Michigan Politics

There’s a dual Michigan gubernatorial spin-off from the state’s controversial role in the Flint water contamination crisis, the most immediate being the future of beleaguered Republican Governor Rick Snyder. More...

St. Ignace

The annual Friends of the Library silent auction is underway at the St. Ignace Public Library and will conclude with an open house, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 28. More...

Mackinac Island

The weather has been very cool with a lot of wind, especially out of the southeast. The wind reached 40 miles per hour Monday, April 25, and it was very blustery, with large waves crashing over the breakwall. More...

Signs Point to Busy Tourist Season

Following an impressive 2015 tourist season that saw significant growth in room assessments, Mackinac Bridge crossings, and overall travel in Michigan, the 2016 summer season should be even better. More...

3 Areas Eyed for Broadband Project

Either Clark, Brevort, or Portage township could be selected for improved Internet service under a pilot project to provide broadband in the county. More...

40-foot Elm Removed on State Street

Traffic came to a brief pause at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, as a large tree was brought down near the Mackinac County Road Commission office at 706 North State Street. More...

Sports

Saints Baseball Splits With Pellston, Falls to Alanson

The St. Ignace Saints baseball team split with the Pellston Hornets, winning 13-6 in the opener and falling 5-4 in the nightcap Wednesday, April 20. More...

Savannah Dugan Receives Scholar Athlete Award

Savannah Dugan Reveives Scholar Athlete Award Savannah Dugan at Western Michigan University has received the Mid-American Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete award. More...

Saints Girls, Panthers Boys Win First EUP Track Meet

Saints Girls, Panthers Boys Win First EUP Track Meet The St. Ignace Saints girls and the Pickford Panthers boys won the first track meet of the season at the Kiwanis Track Complex in St. Ignace Tuesday, April 19. More...

Opinion

‘Trust Us’ Is the Message Enbridge Gives on the Great Lakes

To the Editor: I have had a cottage in Hessel on the shore of Lake Huron for more than 20 years. More...

Favors the Precepts of a Republic Over a Democracy

To the Editor: 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...


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