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Tourism Season, Fall Travel Strong

A Look at this Season’s Business, the Workforce Shortage, and the New Travel Marketing Approach

This has been a good year for tourism, and fall travel is strong.  “Overall, it was a good season,” said Michelle Grinnell, a public relations spokeswoman for Travel Michigan said. More...

News

Mackinac County Hosts Other Counties at Island Conference

The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) held a conference on Mackinac Island in September that drew more than 300 participants from throughout the state. More...

Launch of La Nina II Barge Becomes Proud Moment for Les Cheneaux Community

Few communities embrace their nautical heritage as proudly as Cedarville and that trait was on display Wednesday, October 11, as the launching of the Breezeswept dock building company’s new 64-foot barge La Niña II became a large community even More...

St. Ignace Planning Commission Wants More Public Input in Development Discussions

More Workforce Housing Is Sought Every Day in St. Ignace; City Wants To Turn Attention to 3 Main Areas for Development

After the St. Ignace City Council followed the recommendation of the St. More...

Obituaries

Delores Fenske

Delores C. More...

Marjorie ‘Kay’ McKenzie

Marjorie Kay McKenzie, 63, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully Friday, October 13, 2017, at Hiland Cottage Hospice House in Petoskey, following a lengthy illness. She was born September 21, 1954, to Bill and Margaret Gamble. More...

Priscilla Revord

Priscilla Revord of St. Ignace passed away early Thursday morning, October 12, 2017, at Hiland Cottage Hospice House in Petoskey, following a lingering illness. 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...

Plans Underway For Bridge Walk

Organizers Analyze What Went Right, What Needs More Work in Labor Day Event

Turning people away from the Mackinac Bridge Walk this Labor Day was an unintended result of closing the walk to vehicle traffic, and one of the “biggest disappointments” for the Mackinac Bridge Authority, said Bob Sweeney, executive secr More...

Kosor Chosen As New DDA Director

Renee Kosor of Granger, Indiana, has been offered the position of director of the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Ms. More...

Steps Replaced at City Hall

At left and above: Work began to replace the steps to the front entrance of St. Ignace City Hall Wednesday, October 11, as Department of Public Works employees began removing the current steps. More...

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Frazier, Hart Are Students of the Month

Erika Frazier and Lily Hart, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as September Students of the Month by school faculty.   Erika Frazier  More...

Sports

Late Drive Stalls as Saints Fall in Close Game to Ishpeming Hematites, 20-14

A tough season continued for the St. Ignace Saints as they fell to 1-7 after a 20-14 defeat to the Ishpeming Hematites Friday, October 13. Both teams have a recent history of success, as each has been a mainstay in the postseason for several years. More...

Pickford Panthers Run Away With the Win Against Trojans in Rivalry Football Game

As the football game began Thursday night, October 12, the Cedarville Trojans appeared ready to challenge the undefeated Pickford Panthers for first place in the conference. More...

Engadine Eagles Take Easy Win Over Brimley Bays

Friday, October 13, was good luck for the Engadine Eagles, whose offensive line created big openings for their running backs in a 57-19 homefield rout of the Brimley Bays.  More...

Columns

Attorney General Stirrings

Michigan Politics

Over the decades, much of the year-around Michigan political focus has been on the office of the attorney general. More...

Fifth Grade Runner Osborn Inspires All at Cross Country Meet

Engadine Consolidated Schools

This past weekend, I attended a cross-country meet in Rudyard to watch my son and his teammates compete. Before their runs, I was blessed to watch a young man run in the junior high race. More...

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is starting to look a lot like Halloween. More...


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