January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital Adds Pharmacy

Mackinac Straits Health System plans to establish a new retail pharmacy at the hospital in St. Ignace that will offer weekend and evening hours for prescription medications. Construction is now underway with an expected opening in May. More...

Students Present ‘Alice’

Heather Ryan (left) and Ned McLennan played the Cheshire Cat and the King of Hearts in last weekend’s production of “Alice in Wonderland” by the LaSalle High School Drama Club. See more photographs, More...

News

Government Control of What You Know 2nd Bill Introduced in the State House

Earlier this week, the Michigan House of Representatives began their 99th session. The first bill introduced deals with an important issue…rolling back Michigan’s income tax.  More...

St. Ignace Council Approves Raises for City’s Fire Department; 2017 City Budget Accepted

The St. Ignace City Council approved a $1 raise for the city’s fire department staff at its Monday, January 16, meeting. The raise is for their wages across the board covering meetings, emergency calls, and their hourly work. More...

U.S. Postal Service To Increase Stamp Prices This Sunday

The United States Postal Service will increase the rates on most shipping options from letters to packages Sunday, January 22. First-Class Mail Forever stamps will increase from 47¢ to 49¢ for letters.  More...

Obituaries

Ted Brodeur

Father Ted Brodeur was a much-loved Catholic priest who served communities throughout the Upper Peninsula, most recently at Bay Mills and Mackinac Island. More...

Delores Crystal

Delores Terese Crystal, 79, of Brevort Lake, passed away Wednesday morning, January 11, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. She had been a resident of Evergreen Living Center in St. More...

Freda Opolka

Freda Pearl Opolka, 88, of Goetzville, was employed as a township clerk for 32 years and served as the organist at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church for 40 years. Mrs. Opolka passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017, in Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Bergman Gets Key Committee Roles

Michigan Politics

Northern Michigan’s newest congressman last week landed committee assignments that match his credentials and First District needs.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Congratulations to Courtwarming King Dawson Massey and Queen Olivia Vaughn. We appreciate the student council and teacher Walter Hanson for all of their work during Courtwarming week. More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

The snowmobile trails are in great shape. There is lots of snow on the north half of the U.P. and plenty on the south half. Trail reports from all over are very good.  More...

Winterfest Set for This Weekend

Chili Cook-off, Poker Walk, Outhouse Races Are Mackinaw City Highlights

Mackinaw City Winterfest will take place from Friday, January 20, to Sunday, January 22, with most of the action focused on Saturday, January 21. More...

Game To Aid Oncology Patients Next Tuesday

Saints and Trojans Compete in Hooping for a Cure

The 9th annual Hooping for a Cure “Pink Game” will take place Tuesday, January 24, between the St. Ignace Saints and the Cedarville Trojans. More...

Spencer Selected for Hall Of Fame Lineup

Longtime St. Ignace high school football coach Marty Spencer’s career on the sidelines is over but it will not be forgotten. The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association will induct Mr. More...

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Wanda Garries and Joseph Cody Plan Summer Wedding

ENGAGEMENT

Jerry and Brenda Garries of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Wanda Garries of Brevort, to Joseph Cody, also of Brevort. Mr. Cody is the son of Delores Calcaterra of St. Ignace.  Ms. Garries is employed by Woda Real Estate. More...

Sports

Mackinaw City Comets Girls Basketball Celebrates Homecoming Game

The Mackinaw City girls basketball team took to the court at home Friday, January 13, for the school’s annual homecoming game in a gymnasium decorated with special signs for the occasion.  More...

Mackinaw City J.V. Defeated 43-21 by Harbor Light

The Mackinaw City junior varsity girls basketball team was defeated Friday, January 13, at home by Harbor Light Christian. The Swordsmen outscored the Comets in each quarter on their way to a 43- 21 victory. More...

BOWLING LEAGUE RESULTS

Bluewater League  Fred’s Pub 7, The Wooden Door 7, George’s Body Shop 5, Mackinaw Trolley 2, B.C. More...

Opinion

Township Board Shows Initiative With Fitness Memberships

To the Editor:  After reading the notices and article published in the January 5 issue of The St. More...

EUP Friends and Neighbors Offer Warm Welcome

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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  January 3, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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