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Mackinac Island Asks State To Drop Investigation

Mackinaw City Joins MPSC Proceedings, St. Ignace Stays Out

Claiming that its power to regulate ferry service lies in its city charter, the City of Mackinac Island will ask the state agency that oversees public transportation, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC), to drop its investigation of the rat More...

Blue Ice Piling Up on Lake Michigan

This stack of blue ice slabs pushed up by Lake Michigan inspired many drivers to stop for a look along US-2 at the western end of the Sand Dunes beach, just east of Brevort, Saturday, February 26. More...

News

Les Cheneaux Area Hosts Steve Tassier Pike and Perch Derby This Weekend

A fishing derby Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6, will benefit students at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. This year’s contest has been named the Steve Tassier Memorial Pike and Perch Fishing Derby. More...

Diving Research Team To Return to Straits This Summer

An 81-foot vessel with 16 young divers and 10 adults will sail into St. Ignace in the first week of August to continue an underwater research program in the Straits area that began in 2007. More...

‘Night of Jazz, Pop and Steel’ Will Be March 12

Showcasing heavy doses of jazz, pop, drum, and choir music performed by more than 150 high school students, the seventh annual Night of Jazz, Pop & Steel hosted by the St. More...

Sports

St. Ignace, Cheboygan Communities Support ‘Hooping for a Cure’

Basketball Action, Support for Hospital and Patients Draws Strong Fan Base To St. Ignace LaSalle High Gymnasium

The St. More...

BOYS BASKETBALL

Saints Clinch Second Place in SAC; Win 10 of 11 Games  The St. More...

St. Ignace Saints Girls Qualify for State Bowling Finals

Rickley, Anderson Earn Right to Bowl at Individual State Finals

The St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Term-limited, But Long-Term Influence

Michigan governors are term-limited, but, because of their still-in-office appointees and other factors, their impacts linger well after their terms end.  More...

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Saturday, February 28, 1891 The pay car arrives in the city Tuesday evening. ••• Tim Perry, late janitor at the Court House, now lives in Gros Cap. More...

Brevort

Saturday, February 26, offered a great photograph opportunity as blue lake ice had piled up on the shore of Lake Michigan near on West US-2. Many cars had stopped to take photographs of the ice formations and their color. More...

Hospital Funding Assured

Mackinac Straits Health System will receive a $4.5 million federal loan to complete the long-term care facility, administrators learned Friday, February 25.  The loan was originally approved in 2010, but the construction project was stalled Octo More...

Wolves Killed

Public Frustration May Put Predators in the Crosshairs in EUP Shootings

A spate of illegal wolf killings in the Eastern Upper Peninsula is probably a good gauge of the level of public frustration with the predatory animals, wildlife biologists say, reporting that hunters and farmers are two groups who would like to see w More...

U.P. Youth Pond Hockey Doubles in Participation

Savoring windless, 20-degree weather on Moran Bay in St. Ignace, a record turnout of 38 teams competed in the U.P. More...

Social

Area Schools Name Honor Roll Students

Cedarville High School  6th Grade: Gina Augugliaro, Emma Bohn*, Derek Burger, Silas Dunn, Avry Freel, Elissa Griffin, Kylie Hill, Alicia Kasper*, Kamen Labinski, Chase Massey, Heather McIntire, Jonah Miller*, Mindy Nordquist, Evan Rye*, Mason Sa More...

Natalee Luepnitz

Freddy and Sara Luepnitz of Brevort Lake announce the birth of their daughter, Natalee Jean Luepnitz, born Friday, January 14, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Central Michigan University Announces December Graduates, Honor Students

Shantel Kovar of Engadine and James McDonald of St. Ignace were graduated from Central Michigan University in December 2010. Miss Kovar received a Master in Business Administration, while Mr. McDonald received a Master of Arts.  More...

Obituaries

Clifford ‘Mark’ Deaner

Clifford “Mark” Deaner passed away Saturday evening, February 19, 2011, in Crystal River, Florida.  More...

Virginia Waterman

Virginia Effie Waterman, 79, of DeTour Village, owned and operated restaurants and enjoyed a career as a hospital dietitian. Mrs. Waterman died Monday, February 28, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Paul Raynard

Paul William Raynard, 55, of Pickford, died unexpectedly Monday, February 21, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born June 4, 1955, in Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

St. Ignace Should Be Proud of Pond Hockey Tournaments

To the Editor:  All those who organized and worked on the Pond Hockey Tournaments made it truly an extraordinary success and a real bonus for the business community of St. Ignace. It is an event that the area should be proud of. More...

Mackinac County’s Children Need More Education Support

To the Editor:  An isolated K-12 education system won’t work for Michigan if we want to compete globally.  The health, safety, and economic security of our families must be strong to help children succeed in school.  More...


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