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Engadine School To Seek 2 Mills for Building Repairs

To repair the Engadine Consolidated Schools building, the school district will ask voters Tuesday, November 6, for two mills for two years, which will raise $294,340 a year. More...

Baker Asked To Come Up With Second Mackinac Bridge Cake

McLennan Preparing for Nov. 1 Ceremony

Glory McLennan meticulously traces an image of the Mackinac Bridge on a thin piece of glass slightly smaller than a sheet of notebook paper. Standing over a marble countertop, she draws the image using white Royal icing. More...

News

St. Ignace Investment Office To Move

Edward Jones Investments office in St. Ignace will be relocating to a building formerly occupied by the Purple Monkey Ice Cream Shoppe at 149 West US-2 in Moran Township. More...

Man Killed in Fall at Mackinaw City

An accident claimed the life of a man working at Northpoint Inn in Mackinaw City Wednesday, October 17. Patrick Sesi, 28, of Troy fell to his death while working on a ladder installing molding for a new construction project; he fell 23 feet. More...

Targets Stolen From Sportsman's Club

Several life-sized bow targets were stolen from the Les Cheneaux Sportsman's Club on M-134 in Cedarville between Saturday, October 13, and Tuesday, October 16. The club is missing an elk, two bucks, a doe, a turkey, and a wild boar. More...

Sports

Squirts Hockey Results

SQUIRTS St. Ignace 6 Petoskey 4 Little Bear East Arena Saturday, October 20, game 1 St. Ignace goals: Jack Styes 3, Hunter 2, Garrett Horn 1. St. More...

Saints Girls, Bulldogs, Panthers Boys Place Fourth at U.P. XC Finals

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Cedarville Trojans Capture MEFLChampionship

Trojans Record Perfect 9-0 Season

Key possessions on offense, defense, and mistake-free football would make the difference in the Cedarville Trojans' game Friday, October 19, against undefeated Iron Mountain North Dickinson Nordics, Cedarville Head Coach Randy Schaedig commented be More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Early Michigan Primary Brings Attention, Campaign Blunder

Thanks to the successful bipartisan push to give Michigan more clout in the presidential nomination process, the Great Lakes are getting more early - and hopefully, sustained - attention on the campaign trail than in the past. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Michigan Decides Against Building Turnpikes

Part 42: Turnpikes and Icebreakers

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, The St. Ignace News is serializing Les Bagley's unpublished book, "Autos Across Mackinac, More...

Mackinac Island

Autumn stillness spreads over our Island, displaying beauty everywhere. The sumac vine across the hillside below Fort Mackinac has turned to a radiant, deep red, making the grounds of the historic old Fort a truly picturesque sight. More...

On the Ballot: ISD and Engadine Millages, City Council

Upping Special Education Tax Would Relieve General Fund Budgets

Eastern Upper Peninsula taxpayers will pay an additional 75¢ for every $1,000 of their property's state equalized value if a special education millage on the November 6 ballot passes. More...

City Council Candidates To Answer Questions Thursday

A public question-and-answer session with the six candidates running for seats on the St. Ignace City Council in the November 6 election will be held Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

Tribal Vote OKs Decree

New Agreement Outlines Rights

A decree to govern hunting and gathering rights among Native Americans in northern Michigan was soundly approved by members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 3,476 to 678, the tribe announced Thursday, October 18. More...

Mackinac Island Ends Year in the Black; DPW Underfunded

The City of Mackinac Island had a surplus of $75,771 at the end of its last fiscal year, and increased water and sewer rates, combined with a tax hike to support the troubled Department of Public Works (DPW), helped reduce the department's losses b More...

St. Ignace Students Enjoy New Playground Equipment

St. Ignace Middle School students enjoy new additions to their playground Monday, October 22. This equipment was purchased by the Parent Teacher Organization and installed in August. More...

Social

Engaged

France, White

Dorinda France of Engadine announces the engagement of her daughter, Melissa Marie France of Petoskey, to James Lee White of Calumet. Miss France is a 2002 graduate of North Branch High School in North Branch. More...

Michael Green Deploys to Iraq

Lance Corporal Michael Francis Green was deployed with his U.S. Marine Corps company to Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, October 15, and will return in April or May, 2008. More...

Birth

Carson Perkins

Jason and Amber (nee La- Prairie) Perkins of Indian River announce the birth of a son, Carson Andrew Perkins, born Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan. More...

Obituaries

Paul Nordquist

Paul David Nordquist, 57, of Cedarville, was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War. He died Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at his home. He was born November 30, 1949, in Sault Ste. Marie to John Maurice and Leona Mae (nee St. Onge) Nordquist. More...

Edna Rushford

Edna D. Rushford, 83, a longtime Gould City resident, died Monday, October 15, 2007, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique. Born January 21, 1924, in Newberry, she was the daughter of Fred and Ruth (nee Slack) Zenker. More...

Opinion

Special Education Costs Burden Local Schools' General Funds

Special Education Costs Burden Local Schools' General Funds To the Editor: On November 6, 2007, the citizens of Chippewa, Mackinac, and Luce counties and of Seney Township will be asked to approve a 0.75 mill levy to offset the cost of operating More...

Parent, CAUSE Specialist Wants To Educate Citizens on Millage

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in hopes to make the upcoming millage for special education clear in what it represents. More...

Moose Calf Photos Not Authentic

The St. Ignace News wishes to clarify that widely-circulated emails of photographs purporting to show a moose calf born in Naubinway were not at any time printed in this newspaper, as the emails claim. More...


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