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Pickford Event To Aid Library

For the second year, Friends of the Pickford Community Library is hosting a community-wide fall festival with proceeds benefitting the development of a public library in Pickford. More...

St. Ignace Begins Budget Process

As state legislators struggle to pass a workable budget for the State of Michigan's next fiscal year, the City of St. Ignace is just beginning its budget process. More...

St. Ignace Traps Removed for Study

Jonathan Carlson and Anne Collins of Michigan Technological University removed the purple Emerald Ash Borer traps hanging in trees throughout downtown St. More...

EUP Wind Energy Research Continues

A year-long study monitoring wind patterns on the Raber and DeTour township border to possibly build a wind turbine farm is nearing completion. More...

Village Turns Down Property Request

Mackinaw City Council Appoints Michalak as Trustee

A trustee vacancy left by Jeff Hingston's election as village president was quickly filled with Paul Michalak during the Thursday, October 1, Mackinaw City Village Council meeting. More...

News

Former Players Invited To Cedarville Homecoming

Former Cedarville High School varsity football players are invited to cheer on the school's varsity team before its homecoming game against the Pickford Panthers Friday, October 16, in Cedarville. More...

Work To Begin on Mackinaw City Hot Dog Restaurant

Construction of a Mackinaw City restaurant designed to look like a hot dog in a bun will begin this fall, businessman Enzo Lieghio said. More...

Ford Garage Work Is Nearly Complete Following Fire Damage

Reconstruction of the Mackinac Ford Sales garage at St. Ignace is nearing completion, owner Paul Krause told The St. Ignace News Monday, September 28. More...

Obituaries

Charlotte Schmitt

Charlotte Bruckner Sweeney Schmitt, 94, a summer resident of Mackinac Island, died peacefully Wednesday, August 12, 2009, at King-Bruwaert House, in Burr Ridge, Illinois. More...

Nancy Eisenhauer

Nancy L. Eisenhauer, 72, of Pine River Road, Hessel, died Saturday, October 3, at Mac - kinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Facility, where she had been a resident for more than three years. She was in poor health for more than 10 years. More...

Helen Leach

Helen Inze Leach, 88, formerly of Hessel, worked as a cook for the Canadian Railroad. She was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians who enjoyed playing cribbage and softball, and making native crafts, embroidery, and quilting. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Duck Duty, Dock Pay

Fifty years ago, partisan stalemate on the budget by Lansing lawmakers resulted in payless paydays for state employees and a black eye for the state. The national press noted a mock "Michigan on the Rocks" cocktail. More...

Eng adine Co ns o lidated Schools

Next week, students in grades three through eight begin taking the Michigan Educational Assess - ment Program (MEAP) test. More...

DEAL ME IN

The Quicksand Known As Gambler's Fallacy

Dear Mark: I know you don't believe in the doubling up theory after a loss in blackjack, but after I have seven or eight losses in a row, wouldn't betting more be warranted, if not just for the due factor? Jim K.   More...

Hospital Moves Forward With Long Term Care

Anticipating Funding Approval

The St. Ignace Planning Commission, at its Wednesday, September 30, meeting, approved a site plan for a long-term care facility to be built behind the new hospital under construction on North State Street   More...

Children Celebrate Fall at St. Ignace

Youngsters stuffing scarecrows during a Fall Festival at the St. Ignace Elementary and Middle School Friday, October 2, included (from left) Konnor Rickley, Alexia Pemble, Dalton Meyer, R.C. More...

School Enrollment Drops, for Most

St. Ignace Sees Biggest Loss at 40 Students; Engadine 29

The last day of September is a day when Michigan public school administrators want every student present to help determine the amount of state funding their district will receive, based on the number of students in classrooms. More...

Budget Decisions Delayed in State

Funding for Michigan's schools, libraries, prison system, and health programs hangs in the balance as lawmakers have given themselves 30 more days to pass a balanced state budget. More...

TV’s Phillips To Join Bridge Race

‘Biggest Loser’ Stars Shares Experiences, Prepares for Saturday Run

Helen Phillips, winner of "The Biggest Loser" season 7 television show, will participate in the first Fall Colors Bridge Race across the Mackinac Bridge Saturday, October 10. More...

Travel Writers Tour Area

Two dozen travel writers and editors representing national and regional media outlets visited the Eastern Upper Peninsula Wednesday, September 30, through Monday, October 5.   More...

Social

Birth

Colson Smith

Blake and Tricia (nee St. Onge) Smith of Davison announce the birth of their son, Colson Robert Smith, born Monday, September 14, 2009, at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc. More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Clinch Playoff Berth With 28-20 Win Over Saints

Last year, Cedarville's football season ended with a playoff defeat to St. Ignace, but this time around, the visiting Trojans clinched their seventh consecutive playoff berth with a 28-20 non-conference win over the Saints Friday, October 2. More...

Bulldogs Bounce Back With Win; One Victory From Postseason

The Rudyard Bulldogs bounced back from a disappointing defeat to St. Ignace last week to down the Rogers City Hurons 48-30 during a Straits Football League (SFL) road contest Friday, October 2. More...

Sandy Krause Earns 2009 LHS Hall of Fame Induction

Sandy (nee Halberg) Krause, the second female athlete to score more than 1,000 career points at LaSalle High and a member of the St. More...

Opinion

Arts Dockside Impact Not To Be Underestimated

To the Editor: In support of Jennifer Joseph’s letter in the October 1 issue of The St. Ignace News, I wish to remind the City of St. Ignace of the long history of Arts Dockside.   More...

Village Workers Make Mackinaw City Beautiful

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Reader Likes New Format

To the Editor: On Thursday, September 17, I received the September 10 issue of The St. Ignace News at my home in Palm Desert, California. That is very speedy delivery compared to other years and I do hope it continues.   More...


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