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Memorial Day Services Planned

Memorial Day, a holiday to commemorate those who died in military service to the United States, will be celebrated in local communities Saturday, May 28, Sunday, May 29, and Monday, May 30. The traditional holiday is the last Monday in May. More...

Paying Tribute: Students Honor Veterans

Gros Cap Cemetery

A quiet calm sits over the Gros Cap Cemetery, broken by the low hum of two cars rolling to the back of the grounds. A group of 10 students emerges from the cars, carrying small American flags in their arms. More...

News

Cottage Law Clarified for Eastern Upper Peninsula Farm Market Producers

The Michigan Cottage Law passed last summer allows a greater variety of homemade goods to enter the marketplace at county fairs, farmers markets, and flea markets so long as the products are appropriately labeled.  More...

Does the U.P. Produce Enough Wood for Ethanol?

Upper Peninsula Extension Forester  How much wood grows in Michigan?  It’s a good question when thinking about wood-based energy, especially proposals that intend to consume large quantities of wood, such as the proposal to build a la More...

Performance Shell Dedicated To Roths

At the Mackinaw City Master Plan public hearing, village president Jeff Hingston hands Cidney Roth an award dedicating the performing arts shell at Conkling Heritage Park to be named the Roth Perform More...

Obituaries

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Brown

Margaret D. “Peggy” Brown, 86, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully Friday evening, May 20, 2011, at her home.  She was born August 23, 1924, in Evanston, Illinois, to Peter and Jane (nee Weber) Dolese.  More...

Shirley Nichols

Shirley M. Nichols, 87, of Naubinway, passed away Monday morning, May 16, 2011, at Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.  She was born May 22, 1923, in St. Ignace to Dewey and Pearl (nee LeBlanc) Snyder. More...

Gladys Bumpus

Gladys Mae Bumpus, 87, of Epoufette, formerly of Lenawee County, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility.  She was born May 25, 1923, in Petersburg to Rudolph and Anna (nee Fick) Bork.  She married C More...

Pageant, Parade Set for Weekend

Season Kicks Off at Mackinaw City

Thousands will flood into Mackinaw City for the 49th annual Memorial Day Pageant and Parade, a flagship event that pays tribute to the city’s history through reenactments and festivities scheduled for the whole weekend. More...

Young Les Cheneaux Artists Show Talents

Young artists (from left) Meredith Emigh, Kayla Bullman, Camryn Buskirk, Regan Smith, Zoe Autore, and Haleigh Geisler pose for the camera shortly before the elementary school concert begins during Ev More...

Rudyard School To Change Busing

Redrawing Routes, Emptying Part of Building, Layoffs To Trim $750,000

With dramatic slashes to state funding received by schools, the Rudyard Area Schools Board of Education has unanimously approved a plan that carves more than $750,000 from its general budget. More...

Townships Hear Legislation Update

Michigan’s political climate and how it may impact township governments, tax assessments, and an update on pending legislation were among topics discussed by township supervisors, clerks, treasurers, and trustees from Schoolcraft, Luce, Chippew More...

Social

LaSalle High School Students Recognized With Scholarships, Classroom Awards

The following academic awards were awarded to LaSalle High School students at a school assembly Wednesday, May 11:  Chamber of Commerce Scholarship: Zachary Lane, Austin St. More...

Christopher Completes Basic Training

Navy Seaman Auston Christopher, a 2009 graduate of Newberry High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.  More...

Ahlich, Worden Receive Albion Degrees

Erica Ahlich of St. Ignace and Erin Worden of Drummond Island received degrees during the commencement ceremony at Albion College  More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Honor Athletes During Annual Awards Banquet

Hope Wittmus, Jordan Baker Named Athletes of the Year

Seniors Hope Wittmus and Jordan Baker were named Outstanding Athletes during the annual athletic awards banquet at Cedarville High School Wednesday, May 18, and will receive one-time $500 scholarships from the booster club.  Seniors Tyler Kanitz More...

Bays Girls, Trojans Boys Win Division 3 Titles

The Brimley Bays girls captured 11 first place finishes and the Cedarville Trojans boys won eight events to claim the Division 3 track and field championships at Pickford Friday, May 20.  Girls Team Results: Brimley amassed 84 points, followed b More...

Baker, Perry Set Track Records

41-Year Old Hurdle Record Falls; Discus Mark Shattered by 8’4.5”

Senior Jordan Baker set a new Cedarville Trojans high hurdle record and Hunter Perry established the Rudyard Bulldogs discus record during track and field meets Monday, May 16.  Baker shattered a 41-year-old hurdle record of 15.5, set by Tom Nye More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

How Green Will Be Our Governor?

To deliver on his campaign pledge to protect Michigan’s environment, Governor Rick Snyder may have to overcome foot-dragging by fellow Republicans who rule the other two branches of state government.  More...

Looking Back

Graeveret Father, Son, Died in Civil War’s Petersburg Campaign

One marker between two Graeveret graves in the old Mackinac Island cemetery tells of Civil War heroes who were Island born. One was Henry Graeveret, Jr., born in 1807; the other was son, Garrett, born in 1840. More...

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, May 31, 1891  St. Ignace will have a base ball team this season.  •••  The Society Band was out Tuesday evening.  More...


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