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Clark Twp. Project Temporarily Delayed

Upgrade at Cedarville Launch Facility

A $1 million matching grant for improvements at the Cedarville public launch facility has been temporarily delayed but remains a high-priority project approved by the state, reported the Clark Township Board of Trustees Wednesday, March 20. More...

News

DDA Drafts Mission Statement For 20-year Downtown Plan

Swings at the park, a park for dogs, and crosswalk signs with stop and walk signals may one day be new features in downtown St. Ignace, as they will be outlined in a 20-year plan the city is drafting to guide future of downtown improvements. More...

DNR to Seek Ideas for Father Marquette National Memorial

Public meetings are planned by the Department of Natural Resources to gather suggestions for redeveloping the Father Marquette National Memorial near St. Ignace, which has been a goal in the community since the museum burned down in 2000. More...

March City Council Pay Reported

St. Ignace City Council members received $1,070 in compensation for the month of March. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Sports

Saints’ Cullip, Wright Earn Class D All-State Honors

Senior Sarah Cullip and junior Kelley Wright of St. Ignace were named to the Detroit News Class D first all-state basketball team, and junior Emily Hinsman of St. Ignace and senior Courtney Wallis of Mackinaw City received honorable mentions.   More...

Bowling League Results

Women  Team Event: Mackinaw Trolley 2740, News Crew 2661, Bessie’s Pasties 2508, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 2451, Apollo Home Mortgage 2445.  More...

105 Scholar Athletes Honored During Straits Area Conference Annual Banquet

The Straits Area Conference honored 105 students during the scholarathlete annual recognition banquet at the Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Wednesday, March 20. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

More Muscle to Push For Open Government

In the wake of the just-concluded eighth annual National Sunshine Week, there are encouraging signs of increased muscle behind the push for generating the bright light of public scrutiny on all levels of government in Michigan.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Congratulations to the Cedarville Trojans boys basketball players and coaches on a great season. More...

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Saturday, March 25, 1893   E. LaRocqe walked to and from the Island on Wednesday last.  •••  Rev. Bean preached at Les Cheneaux Monday night.  •••  More...

District Library Approved by State

But Some Townships Object to Plan

The Superior District Library proposal has been approved by Michigan State Librarian Nancy Robertson, who chose to accept the plan Thursday, March 21, after receiving acknowledgement that the county commission had heard the concerns of local township More...

Donations Falling Short at United Way

Local Area Using More Services Than It Supports

More than five tons of food that was given freely to local residents last year through the food pantry in Cedarville came from a larger food bank in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

St. Ignatius Youth Present Stations of Cross

At St. Ignatius Loyola Church in St. More...

Social

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Mackinaw City Ladies Bring Out Their Easter Finery

The first Ladies Easter Bonnet Luncheon was hosted Wednesday, March 13, at noon in the Church of the Straits in Mackinaw City.  More...

Women Today Retreat Planned in April

The 40th Annual Women Today Retreat, an inter-denominational Christian ministry, will be Friday, April 19, Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, on the campus at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. More...

Obituaries

Ray Cornette

Ray Cornette, 60, of St. Ignace, passed away Monday afternoon, March 25, 2013, while going for a ride with his wife on a beautiful afternoon. Mr. More...

Reta ‘Jean’ Adams

Reta “Jean” Adams, 87, of DeTour Village, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born September 2, 1925, in Buckley, to George and Eva Mae (nee Williams) Manchester.  More...

Wayne Maki

Wayne Walter Maki, 81, of Cedarville, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.  He was born February 1, 1932, in Sault Ste. Marie to Walter and Ruth Emma (nee Schwenkner) Maki.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, March 18, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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