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Learning To Write Code

Students at St. Ignace Elementary School participated in the Hour of Code, an international computer coding event Thursday, December 7. More...

News

Leak of Line 5 Would Affect Lake Superior, Too, Says Group

Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline that runs through the Upper Peninsula on its way from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario poses threats to Lake Superior, according to Marquette-based environmental group Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) More...

Jacobb St. Andrew Is Sentenced

St. Ignace’s 11th Circuit Court was in session Friday, December 8, with a pair of long sentences handed out.  Jacobb St. Andrew of St. More...

Undisclosed Settlements Given for Fatal Snowmobile Accident

Settlements have been reached in the lawsuit of the 2010 fatal snowmobile accident on Mackinac Island that claimed the lives of sisters Karen Schwarck, 59, of Trillium Heights and Edith Bonno, 57, of Canton. More...

Obituaries

Arlis Fountain

Arlis Amelia Fountain, 89, of Pickford, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born December 17, 1927, to Andrew and Sarah (nee Steel) Cowell in Pickford.  Mrs. More...

Wayne Russell

Wayne David Russell of Mineral Wells, Texas, served as chief of police in St. Ignace for many years. Mr. Russell passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. More...

Robert ‘Chris’ Roy

Robert Aaron “Chris” Roy, 52, of Rudyard, died Friday, December 8, 2017, from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident in Pickford Township.  He was born February 16, 1965, to Richard and Mabel (nee De- Bassige) Roy in Chicago More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. The listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Line 5: Pipeline Board Takes Stronger Stance

Responding to an agreement earlier this month between the state and Enbridge Energy to take more safety precautions with the operation of the Line 5 oil pipelines crossing under the Straits of Mackinac, the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board has More...

Snowmobiles To Cross The Mackinac Bridge

This Saturday at St. Ignace

History was made last year as a collection of classic snowmobiles drove from Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to its Upper Peninsula across the Mackinac Bridge in the first Snowmobile the Mighty Mac parade. More...

Drone Light Show Will Be Friday

St. Ignace Events Planners Want To Take a Look, Consider Adding Shows

There will be a special aerial display in St. Ignace near the Mackinac Grille restaurant Friday night, December 15, at about 8 p.m. as a fleet of special hovering drones will take to the skies and light up as they form into various shapes. The St. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Use Fast Start To Pull Away from Trojans; Win Season Opener

The St. Ignace Saints traveled to Cedarville Wednesday, December 6, to take on the Trojans, bringing home a 61-29 victory in their season opening game.  More...

3 Bulldogs Swimmers Qualify For U.P. Finals in Dec. 6 Meet

Rudyard’s swim team had two meets last week, a tri meet on Wednesday, December 6, with Manistique and Sault Ste. Marie. Rudyard beat Manistique and lost to Sault Ste. Marie by a few points. More...

Eagles Clipped by Munising Mustangs in Home Opener

The Engadine Eagles girls opened their home season when they hosted the Munising Mustangs Monday, December 4. That night, the Eagles knew they had to play their best to get a win against one of the better teams in the U.P. More...

Columns

Michigan’s Political Family Repeats

Michigan Politics

Michigan has a history of family repeats in political office. Among them are the Republican Millikens and Democratic Levins. Now come the Democratic Conyers.  Before William G. More...

LOOKING BACK

125 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, December 17, 1892   More...

What Did You Learn Today?

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

Recently I got an idea from Darren Hardy, the publisher of Success magazine.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  December 4, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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