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City Job Draws Interest

The St. Ignace City Council Negotiations committee met Monday night, April 24, to look over the applications the city has received in its search for a new city manager to replace the retiring Les Therrian. More...

News

It’s Quiet at EUP Graymont Mining Sites, Awaiting Upturn in World Limestone Market

Things are mostly quiet at the proposed new mining sites of the Graymont Rexton Project.  Limited mining has taken place, and some testing has been done, but the mining company is waiting for favorable market conditions before doing much more wo More...

Local Chambers Join To Host Pellston Regional Airport Event

The public is invited to visit the Pellston Regional Airport for the annual Airport After Hours Thursday, April 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Hoppie’s Landing on the airport’s upper level.  More...

Council Supports Concert Series, Mulls Dues and Launch Site

St. Ignace City Council April 10 and April 17

The city is considering a waterfront launching area for kayaks and other light boats, and has asked the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to consider pushing back the start of work at the St. Anthony’s Rock Park until after the busy season. More...

Obituaries

Gary Socia

Gary Joseph Socia, 61, of Pickford, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home, following an illness with cancer.  He was born January 17, 1956, to Albert and Geraldine (nee Labinski) Socia in Mt. Clemens.  Mr. More...

Marian Petersen

Marian Elizabeth Petersen, 95, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 20, 2017, at her residence at Perry Farm Village in Harbor Springs.  She was born July 23, 1921, to Albert Franklin and Otillie Ruppenthal Smith in Spokane, Washington.  More...

Roylance Mayry

Roylance Arvid Mayry, 80, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017, at Tendercare Nursing Home.  He was born April 26, 1936, to Arvid and Hilja (nee Ruona) Mayry in Sault Ste. Marie.  Mr. 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...

Rudyard Robotics Going to Finals

The Rudyard Nerf Herders, Rudyard High School’s robotics team, is one of 82 Michigan teams, three Upper Peninsula teams, and the only Eastern Upper Peninsula team, to qualify for the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. More...

Election Day Is May 2

A millage request for career and technical education and some area school millages will be on the ballot on election day Tuesday, May 2. More...

Teens Cross Straits To Promote Water Protection Message

Two eighth-graders from Cherryland Middle School in Elk Rapids took to the Straits of Mackinac on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, to bring awareness to protecting the Great Lakes. More...

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Getzen, Seccia Named April Students of the Month at LaSalle

Eileen Getzen and Steve Seccia, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as April Students of the Month by school faculty.  Eileen Getzen  More...

Sports

St. Ignace Golf and Country Club Looks To Promote Itself as 2017 Season Begins

Of the more than 15,000 golf courses in the United States, St. Ignace’s lone course, the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club, is unique with its scenic location offering expansive views of the Mackinac Bridge and the Straits of Mackinac.  More...

St. Ignace Saints, Mackinaw City Comets Split in Softball Season Opener

The St. Ignace Saints and the Mackinaw City Comets opened their softball season with a doubleheader matchup of cross-bridge rivals Monday, April 17.  More...

PC Pirates Boys Sweep Doubleheader April 19

The Pickford/Cedarville Pirates scored a combined 43 runs in two games, sweeping a doubleheader against Wolverine, Wednesday, April 19, at Wolverine.  More...

Columns

Contenders Assembling To Replace Snyder

Michigan Politics

The 2018 election to replace term-limited Republican Governor Rick Snyder is more than 15 months away, but already many names of potential candidate replacements – some prominent and some obscure – have surfaced.  More...

Know Yourself Better, So You Can Communicate Better With Others

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

Have you ever noticed that when you read your horoscope, or one of your friends’, how it all seems to apply? How can something so generally written be so specific for so many individuals? That is what is fascinating to me about horoscopes. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Congratulations to all of the students and staff who performed in the Green and Gold Revue. Great job! We appreciate all of the volunteers who made the event possible.  More...


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