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Gales Blow Through Area

Northern Michigan Gets Taste of Powerful Midwest Storm

A powerful storm rolled through the Midwest Sunday, November 17, bringing with it two to three inches of rain in 24 hours, some snow, and a confirmed tornado near Gaylord. The storm caused flooding in Sault Ste. More...

Projects Earn History Awards

Mackinaw City South Southwest Rowhouse, Widder Book Named

The reconstruction and interpretation of the historic South Southwest Rowhouse at Colonial Michilimackinac and a book about Pontiac’s Rebellion by Keith Widder have earned State History Awards from the Historical Society of Michigan.  The More...

News

Carmody Named Chief Judge of Five EUP Courts

As part of a court consolidation plan, Judge William Carmody has been appointed as the chief judge to oversee multiple trial courts in Mackinac, Alger, Luce, and Schoolcraft counties, including 92nd District Court, 93rd District Court, Luce- Mackinac More...

With Mackinac Island Board Denying Request, Hotel Developers Appeal to State

The state will consider a local decision to deny development of a hotel at the head of the Arnold Dock on Mackinac Island, after Main Dock Inn developers Melanie Libby and Ira Green have appealed for intervention to the State Historic Preservation Re More...

New Restaurant Proposed for Parcel at Head of Mackinac Island Arnold Dock

One of Several Projects Planned on Island, It Would Need Approval for Sewer

Mackinac Island will soon have another restaurant if plans for Main Street Café at the head of the Arnold Dock pass city review. More...

Obituaries

Albert ‘Al’ Erickson

Albert “Al” Wendell Erickson, Doctor of Philosophy, enjoyed a career in wildlife research, including seven tours in Antarctica. More...

Douglas Smith

Douglas William Smith, 71, of Cedarville, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at his home.  He was born October 18, 1942, to Richard and Ellen (nee Erkilla) Smith in Detroit.  More...

Robert Andrzejewski

Robert Mark Andrzejewski, 52, of Pickford, passed away unexpectedly while duck hunting Saturday, November 9, 2013, on Munuscong Lake.  He was born February 22, 1961, in Bay City.  He grew up in Bay City and Linwood and later lived in Ypsila More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan Called Leader In Dark Money Politics

Last week, President Barack Obama fessed up that he “fumbled the rollout” of ObamaCare. Michigan’s government lacks such candor about failure to roll out transparency on campaign finance.  More...

Engadine-Gould City

What a delightful time of year this can be, with beautiful colored lights shining off the white snow and people beginning to decorate their homes for the holiday season.  More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘If You Think the Idea Is Good, Try It’

I pulled into the gas station and parked next to a mini-van last week. As I was getting out of my car, it occurred to me what a brilliant idea it was to put a sliding door on the driver’s side of vans and mini-vans. More...

Mining Proposal Sees Strong Interest

As State Considers Plan, Some in Rexton Area Say Economic Boon Can’t Come Soon Enough

Limestone mining could return to the Rexton area if a Canadian mining company gets permission to buy or lease about 11,500 acres of state land for the project, and local public sentiment presented at an information meeting Tuesday, November 12, was m More...

Welcome Is Going to Mackinaw City

The 1774 replica armed sloop Welcome, built at Mackinaw City, may return there as early as next summer, the Emmet County Board of Commissioners announced Tuesday, November 12. More...

Foundation Gives $18,000

St. Ignace Community Causes Aided by Grants

The St. More...

Social

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Methodist Church Serves 20 Turkeys to Community at Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Twenty turkeys, around 75 pies, and at least 50 volunteers marked the 98th annual St. Ignace United Methodist Church Thanksgiving dinner. More...

Christmas Activities, Gingerbread Displays Celebrate Christmas in Les Cheneaux Area

The Old Fashioned Christmas celebration in the Les Cheneaux and Hessel area will feature Santa Claus making appearances in the communities. More...

Sports

Bays Seal Regionals With Dramatic Win

The Brimley Bays trailed 2-0 and were on the verge of their season coming to an end before they posted the most dramatic comeback win in school history with a 3-2 decision, 13-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-22, 15-8 over the Pellston Hornets to capture the Cla More...

Saints Bowling to Host Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser December 3

The St. Ignace Saints girls and boys bowling team will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Tuesday,   December 3, at Gateway Lanes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Cost of the event is $8 per person and take-out is available. More...

Livermore, Graham Earn Player of the Year Honors

Seniors Brooke Livermore of Engadine and Tabitha Graham of Brim- ley were selected Players of the Year by the coaches in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference. More...

Opinion

Memories of Kennedy Not Easily Forgotten

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  More...

Enjoyed Reading Article About Everson Camp

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  The article about King Pine Camp with hosts Howard and Charlotte Everson, published in the November 14 issue of The St. Ignace News, was great. 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, November 11, 2013 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.   More...


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