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Bridge To Try Sensors

Six prototype electronic sensors will be mounted under the Mackinac Bridge Thursday, September 22, to monitor stress from heavy traffic. More...

News

The Time Is Right, St. Ignace Commission Says, To Envision Future With Expert Guidance

Planning Commission Selects From Menu of Professional Services To Help With Master Plan, Shares Recommendations With Council

Recognizing that a city’s master plan is a planning tool that reflects the community’s long-range vision and goals for its future, the St. Ignace Planning Commission, mayor, and council want to seek professional help in updating the St. More...

At St. Ignace, Public Wants To Define Housing To Protect Workers, Residents, and Downtown

The St. Ignace Planning Commission has progressed further toward defining and regulating downtown housing, defining two main types it wants to regulate, by taking into account suggestions from the public at a hearing Thursday, September 15. More...

Eastern U.P. Economic Strategy Plan Serves as Model, Earns Recognition

A 2015 plan that tapped 50 people in the region to guide the Eastern Upper Peninsula toward a more prosperous future will garner attention as its creators will be honored at two separate ceremonies in October for planning innovation and excellence. More...

Sports

Eight Area Schools Participate at St. Ignace Cross Country Invitational

In a matchup between Straits Area Conference teams, the Sault Ste. Marie varsity cross country teams, both the boys and the girls, easily ran to victory in St. Ignace Tuesday, September 13. The conference consists of Sault Ste. More...

Saints Participate in Newberry Cross Country Invitational

The St. Ignace Saints varsity and junior varsity cross country teams participated in the Kiwanis Invitational at Newberry Saturday, September 17, against Sault Ste. Marie, Newberry, Pickford, Manistique, Ojibwa Charter School, and Bay de Noc. More...

Tackle Cancer Football Game at Sault Ste. Marie To Be Sept. 23

A tackle cancer football game between the Sault High School Blue Devils and the Escanaba Eskimos will be played Friday, September 23, at 7 p.m., at A.J. Van Citters Field in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

Johnson Challenges Clinton and Trump

Michigan Politics

As the presidential race narrows across Michigan and the nation between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, Libertarian contender Gary Johnson is making slight strides in his decidedly uphill fight on both fronts. More...

Les Cheneaux

Ray and Kim Arnold left Les Cheneaux Tuesday, September 6, to continue their vacation visiting Greenfield Village and heading to the East Coast before they venture their trip back to Florida. More...

Rexton-Garnet

The ark blueprints have been tucked away for now, but for awhile the rains kept coming, seemingly never to stop. Fall fests, snowmobile swaps, and tractor displays went on despite the weather and were enjoyed by all. More...

City Will Get Help With Plan

The City of St. Ignace has agreed to pay $11,700 for its master plan update and will work with the Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission in getting it done. More...

Runners Will Cross Bridge

More than 250 runners are expected in St. Ignace and will race across the Mackinac Bridge Saturday, September 24, during the Mighty Mac Bridge Run organized by the St. Ignace Special Events Committee. More...

At The Wall, St. Ignace Remembers Vietnam

The St. Ignace community rallied around The Wall That Heals, a traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It was on display at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture Thursday, September 15, through Sunday, September 18. More...

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Class of 1951 Meets for 65th Reunion

The LaSalle High School Class of 1951 met for their 65th class reunion Sunday, August 28, at the Galley Restaurant in St. Ignace. Of the 32 graduates, 16 class members survive, and eight attended. More...

Class of 1946 Visits Friends in St. Ignace

Fifteen members of the Class of 1946 from Farmington High School enjoyed their 70th high school reunion with a visit to St. Ignace Monday, September 12, through Friday, September 16. This is the 20th year they have traveled to St. More...

Obituaries

Joseph ‘Mikie’ Gallagher

Lifelong Mackinac Island resident Joseph D. “Mikie” Gallagher, Jr., 61, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. More...

Carl Belonga

Carl H. Belonga, 87, of St. Ignace, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 15, 2016, at EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie. He had resided in St. Ignace for 32 years. Previously he had lived in Newberry for many years. More...

Margaret Kamper

Margaret Anna Kamper, 94, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016,l at Rest Haven Homes in Grand Rapids. She was born June 21, 1922, to Andrew and Anna (nee Folkersma) Ploegstra in Rudyard. 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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