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St. Ignace Becomes Highlight on U-M Faculty Tour

St. Ignace was a stop on the statewide Michigan Road Scholars tour made by 30 University of Michigan faculty members Friday, May 4. More...

Tribe Votes: Board Members Cannot Be Employees, Too

Paquin, Chase To Choose Board Seat or Job in Next Tribal Election Cycle

For the first time in its history, members of the Sault Ste. More...

News

Prentiss Brown Jr. Recalls Half Century of Progress in St. Ignace

City Attorney Notes Milestones During 50 Years of Service

From his vantage point of 50 years as the city's attorney, Prentiss M. "Moie" Brown Jr. looks upon the past half century as one of great progress for St. Ignace. More...

Students Take Plea to Lansing

Les Cheneaux Community Schools will take at least two bus loads of students and community members to the steps of the state capitol Wednesday, May 16, where they will read essays about public education. More...

St. Ignace Road Work Continues

Milling the old road surface on I-75 Business Loop in St. Ignace began Tuesday, May 1. The 7.1 miles of resurfacing work, a Michigan Department of Transportation project, More...

Sports

St. Ignace Wins Kiwanis Track Titles

The St. Ignace boys and girls track and field teams outlasted nine opponents to capture the championship of the 22nd annual St. Ignace Kiwanis Track and Field Invitational Friday, May 4, in St. Ignace. More...

Saints Sting Mackinaw City in Baseball, Softball Doubleheaders

The St. Ignace Saints girls softball and boys baseball teams swept the Mackinaw City Comets in non-conference doubleheaders Tuesday, May 1. More...

Emily Feldhake Awarded Hall of Fame Scholarship

Emily Feldhake of Cedarville was awarded a $500 renewable scholarship for four years from the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. More...

Opinion

Hockey Association Board Shares Perspective on Bullying Policy

To the Editor: We are writing this letter to you in response to your article concerning the April recreation board meeting. Much of the article seemed to have a negative focus on the St. More...

Arguments Don't Hold Up in Support of Fort de Buade Purchase

To the Editor: In a recent article in The St. Ignace News, Judi A. More...

Drag Strip Idea Divides Garfield Twp.

A proposal to build a drag-racing strip on an 80-acre parcel of agricultural land in Garfield Township produced more than two hours of public debate Thursday, May 3, at a hearing by the township's planning commission. More...

Hospital Sets $3 Million, 3-Year Fundraising Goal

County Hears Updated Plans for New Facility

A campaign kick-off to raise $3 million for the new Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace is just weeks away, says Rod Nelson, chief executive officer at the hospital. More...

Mackinac County Property Values Rise 7.5%

The State Equalized Value (SEV) of property in Mackinac County, which is one half the market value, increased 7.59% from last year, reaching $1,327,136,916, which is $93,632,925 more than 2006. More...

Social

Birth

Abigale Brown

A daughter, Abigale Rose Brown, was born to Michelle and Tony Brown of Harrison March 2, 2007. Born at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland, she weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Wyatt Orm Bags First Turkey

Wyatt Orm, 12, of St. Ignace, bagged his first turkey while hunting with his father near Atlanta, Michigan Monday, April 23. He used a new shotgun he received for his birthday. The turkey weighed 17 pounds and had a nine-inch beard. More...

Travelers Enjoy Grand Canyon Hike

Venturing below the rim of the Grand Canyon for the first time Saturday, March 31, are hikers Jon Kangas of Newberry, Lois Kangas of Chandler, Arizona, Eric Burcot of St. More...

Obituaries

Gordon Charles

Gordon H. Charles, 86, of Traverse City, was a longtime outdoors writer who shared his "Outdoors With Gordie" columns with The St. Ignace News and several other northern Michigan newspapers. More...

Leon Patterson

Former Hudson Township Supervisor Leon C. Patterson formerly worked in the Lower Peninsula as a heavy equipment operator during the construction season, and also at the former Browning Shingle Mill in Garnet for several years until his retirement. More...

Betty Hudson

Betty Marie Hudson, 84, of Cedarville, with her husband, Lyle, owned and operated Hudson's Hardware in Cedarville for 63 years. Mrs. Hudson died Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Jamieson Nursing Home in Harrisville. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Drawn Republican, 1st District Has Turned Democratic

When the GOP-ruled Legislature remapped the sprawling district of U.S. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Increase in Traffic Strains Ferry Capacity

Part 18: FALSE STARTS AND PROMISES

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, and the end of Michigan State Ferry service across the Straits of Mackinac, the St. More...

St. Ignace

Editor's Note: Miriam Blair has volunteered to write a much-needed social column covering the St. Ignace area. Our readers can help by letting her know about visitors, celebrations, and other family events. More...


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