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Island Awaits Icebreaking

Seeking a long-awaited sign of spring, Mark Gill of Coast Guard Sector Sault St. Marie pores over satellite images of Lake Huron Monday, April 7. More...

Spring Construction Delayed

A Long Winter, Deep Frost Push Spring Behind Schedule on Mackinac Island

A long, hard winter raises concerns for Mackinac Island businesses, as a late spring means a shortened construction season. More...

News

Four Water Mains Break in City of St. Ignace; Crews Replace, Cap Pipes

A water main at State and Marquette streets in St. Ignace broke late Wednesday, April 9, owing to the frozen pipe thawing in the warmer temperatures, and it slowed traffic during the day Thursday, April 10, as city crews fixed the problem. More...

May Election Ballot Contains Bond Proposals, Millage Requests, and Elected Official Races

Voters in Mackinac County will consider school bond proposals, millage requests, and elected official candidates on the May 6 ballot. Full reports on these topics will appear in the April 24 edition of The St. Ignace News. More...

Pharmaceutical, Soap Collection Is April 26 at Methodist Church

St. Ignace

Pharmaceuticals will be collected for disposal in celebration of Earth Day Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 615 West US-2 in St. Ignace. The Superior Watershed Partnership is hosting the effort. More...

Sports

EUP Conference Announces Spring Sports Schedule

April 17 Track at Engadine 4 p.m. 17 Baseball/Softball at Alanson 4:15 p.m. 19 Baseball/Softball Pickford at Vanderbilt 11 a.m. 21 Baseball/Softball Pickford at Wolverine 4:15 p.m. 22 Golf at Engadine 4 p.m. More...

Noah Morse Signs Letter of Intent With Grace College

Mackinaw City

Noah Morse of Mackinaw City (front, center) signed a National Letter of Intent Tuesday, April 8, to study and play basketball at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids. More...

Columns

Stirrings in Statewide and Congressional Races

Michigan Politics

There were interesting stirrings last week in Michigan’s gubernatorial, U.S. More...

Engadine & Gould City

Hello, everyone. The Big Mack Pack Snowmobile Club will sponsor an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 19, at noon at the Naubinway Marina. All area children younger than 13 are invited to meet the Easter bunny and receive a treat. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Wednesday, April 30, the Engadine Consolidated Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence will recognize students in ninth through 12th grades who made the honor roll for the first three marking periods. More...

Trouble for Bats

White Nose Syndrome Discovered in County

A disease that is expected to wipe out most of the state’s bat population has been found in Mackinac County as well as Dickinson and Alpena counties. More...

Band Gets Accolades

Music students at Les Cheneaux Community Schools will soon receive two prestigious awards. More...

Baby Animals Come to School

Baby farm animals show that springtime is here, and youngsters in teacher Pat Lannin’s kindergarten class got to interact with the animals Friday, April 11. More...

Social

Sally Biggings to Wed R. Fred Dandona

Sally Biggings and R. Fred Dandona, both of St. Ignace, announce their engagement. Mr. Dandona has owned and operated the KOA Campground in St. Ignace for more than 30 years. His mother, Nadine Dandona, also resides in St. Ignace. Ms. More...

BIRTH

Eli Moran

Nicholas and Erin Moran of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Eli James Moran, born Monday, April 7, 2014, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and measured 20.75 inches in length. More...

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Obituaries

Thomas Bennett

Thomas Fredrick Bennett, 76, died Friday, April 11, 2014, in Saginaw. He was born January 5, 1938, to Melvin and Eva (nee Hiser) Bennett, in St. Ignace, the third oldest of 11 children. Mr. Bennett grew up in Cedarville. More...

Evelyn Harvey

Former Newberry resident Evelyn A. Harvey, 94, died Thursday evening, April 10, 2014, at Bayside Village in L’Anse. She was born April 12, 1919, to Leon and Albina (nee Lumnah) Guilmette in Montgomery Center, Vermont. More...

James ‘Toad’ Paquin

James “Toad” Paquin, 77, of St. Ignace, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Hiland Cottage hospice house in Petoskey, following a lingering illness. He was born March 2, 1937, to Eugene and Mary (nee Tamlyn) Paquin in St. Ignace. More...

Meeting Minutes

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING MARCH 19, 2014 AT 7:00 PM Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Carpenter, Wellnitz. Absent – Sherlund. More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. IgnaceSummary of Council ProceedingsApril 7, 2014 The Regular Council meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

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