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Schools Seek Tax Renewal

On Ballot May 8

Three school millage requests and an election for city officials on Mackinac Island will be the only items on the Tuesday, May 8, election ballot for voters in The St. Ignace News coverage area in Mackinac County. More...

Lake Huron Fishery Adapting To Change

In a fundamental shift in lake ecology, the most productive parts of Lake Huron are now found toward the near shore, fish biologists say. More...

News

Construction Begins on Facility To House Fledgling Industries At Soo

Lake Superior State University and the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s Economic Development Corporation broke ground Tuesday, April 24, on a building that will house fledgling industries and serve as a centerpiece for the Sault Ste. More...

Bill Would Create Fr. Marquette Memorial Advisory Board

A bill working its way through the State of Michigan House of Representatives will, if passed, create an advisory board for the Father Marquette National Memorial north of the Mackinac Bridge in Moran Township.  Barbara Brown of St. More...

Individual Classes Offered To Enhance Computer Skills

Individual computer skills classes will be offered at the St. Ignace Public Library on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. These classes are free and will last about 30 to 60 minutes. More...

Sports

Drummond Island’s Erica Ledy Inducted Into 2012 U.P. Sports Hall of Fame

Erica Ledy of Drummond Island, a standout basketball player for De- Tour High School and college player and coach, was one of 11 new members inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies held at the Danforth Place in Escanab More...

EUP High School Golf Results

Saints Golfers Compete at Mistwood Golf Club   The St. Ignace Saints golf team competed at Mistwood Golf Club during an invitational hosted by Traverse City West High School.  More...

Saints Football Teams Sponsor Golf Classic at Mackinaw City

The St. Ignace football team is sponsoring its 16th annual two-person golf classic at the Mackinaw Club in Mackinaw City Saturday, May 12. More...

Opinion

War On Religion Is Coming To Small Communities

To the Editor:  I would like to share my kudos to the Clark Township board (Cedarville/Hessel) for having the wisdom and courage to stand up to political pressure coming from outside our township, from a Wisconsin group called “Freedom fro More...

Conservancies Have Different Roles

To the Editor:  The recent letters by Covington and Puterbaugh, following the March 29 article on land conservancies, have clearly shared that the value of conservancies can be measured by more than their tax contributions. More...

‘Snappy Retort’ Runs Twice

To the Editor:  As a devoted subscriber to The St. Ignace News, I look forward to your crossword puzzle each week, regardless of size.  I found the most recent, “Snappy Retort,” especially interesting. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING  Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:00 PM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 7:02 PM  Roll Call: Present: Carpenter, Miller, Wellnitz, Hill Absent: Lofdahl   More...

Two Plans Proposed for Economic Development

New Request for County Funding, and Plan for Dividing County Into Zones Brought To Commissioners

The Mackinac County commissioners should decide by next week what role, if any, they will play in stimulating countywide economic growth. More...

Personal Service Brings Customers Back, Experts Say Historic Parks Use 10 Principles of Customer Satisfaction To Train Staff

Businesses, Trainers Share Their Tips

It’s August. A family, tired from a day of driving, comes in sight of the counter. The children are fussing and the parents have read last year’s brochures – and are upset about this year’s prices. More...

Family Fair Is Saturday

Families and children can have a fun day at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Saturday, May 5, for the eighth annual Super Saturday Family Fair and 4-H Expo from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities are free of charge.  More...

St. Ignace To Hear ‘Trail Town’ Plan

St. Ignace could be designated as one of the first “trail towns” in Michigan, if the city is willing to support and consider the North Country Trail in future developments and planning.  More...

Social

St. Ignace Resident Oritta Campbell Receives U.S. Citizenship

Oritta Campbell, a Jamaica native and St. Ignace resident, became a United States citizen Wednesday, March 21.  She came to the United States for work, and stayed for love. She married Kevin Campbell, whom she met in 2000.  More...

HONOR ROLL

Moran Township School Third Nine Weeks   3rd Grade: Jacob Dorenbecker, Emmalee Hart*, Chloe Marlatt.  4th Grade: Anna Hart*, Josee Misner, Owen Powell*, Destiny Robinson*, Jarett Soblaskey.  More...

Fulgenzi, Radecki Are Named Students of the Month at LaSalle High

Kayla Fulgenzi and Louis Radecki have been selected as Students of the Month for March at LaSalle High School.  More...

Obituaries

Colton Rickley

Colton Alexander Rickley, one month old, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at Leboneur Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the firstborn child of Matthew Rickley and Marissa Sponaugle of Horn Lake, Mississippi.  More...

Charles Dupre

Charles H. Dupre, 88, of Wallingford, Connecticut, and Goat Island at Les Cheneaux, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 22, 2012.  He was born February 12, 1924, in Columbus, Ohio.  More...

Kathleen Parrish

Kathleen B. Parrish, 84, of Sault Ste. Marie, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born June 7, 1927, in Flint, to Robert Benton Crawford and Ethel Georgina (nee Waybrant) Crawford. More...

Columns

Bailey Pullout Enhances McDowell Challenge of Benishek

Michigan Politics

Northern Michigan tribal leader Derek Bailey has lowered his sights in seeking a House seat. More...

Les Cheneaux

Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville had a nice program on the schedule last week, with a slide show and informative talk by “Bud” McIntire, who is in charge of student services at the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedar- ville. More...

DeTour

The Union Presbyterian Church is hosting an old-fashioned community supper Wednesday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. to welcome back the snowbirds. More...


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