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Plane Lands on Ice

No One Hurt as Engine Fails Over Lake, Pilot Sets It Down in Smooth Landing

A routine Great Lakes Air flight from Mackinac Island to St. Ignace Monday morning, February 17, became anything but routine when an inair engine failure forced the pilot to land on the ice. More...

Snowsfest Draws Community

Snowsfest 2014 saw an impressive turnout of residents and visitors who hit the snow for games, races, exhibitions, artwork, and many other features of the Les Cheneaux Islands annual celebration of winter. More...

News

Excellent Weather, Thick, Smooth Ice Enjoyed by 191 Pond Hockey Teams

Players fought for the puck, and teams zoomed from one end of the rinks to the other in the 2014 U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament in St. Ignace this past weekend. More...

Women Bring Their Game to St. Ignace

Who are the toughest hockey players at the U.P. Pond Hockey Championship? All games feature fast-paced action, but the women’s division tends to be particularly serious about the game, say both players and spectators.  More...

Bowlers Find Icy Lanes Challenging

While much attention last weekend was concentrated on the hockey rinks on Moran Bay, another competition heated up on the ice: the annual Little Bear Ice Bowling Championship. More...

Obituaries

Gertrude Steib

Gertrude Steib, 95, of Raber, died Thursday, February 13, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Goetzville.  She was born June 30, 1918, to Rudy and Anna (nee Wojciechowski) Stefanski in Raber, when it was a busy lumber mill town.  Her famil More...

Brenda Kuczenski

Brenda Victoria Kuczenski, 72, of Pickford, died Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Hiland Cottage Hospice in Petoskey.  She was born September 16, 1941, to Lawrence and Yvonne (nee Caucey) Carle in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.  She grew up in More...

Walter Wolfe

Walter Wayne Wolfe, 87, of De- Tour Village, died Friday, February 7, 2014, in Sault Ste Marie.  He was born October 6, 1926, to Walter and Nellie (nee Wilson) Wolfe, in Duggar, Indiana.  Mr. More...

Breaking News - 2/20/2014 6:04 PM

Car Show Back on Calendar for June - Free Access

Visitors Bureau Agreement Allows Nostalgia Productions To Host Shows

“The Car Show is saved,” organizer Ed Reavie told The St. Ignace News Thursday, February 20. The continuation of the St. More...

Hospital May Keep Its Old Building

Demolishing the oldest portion of the abandoned hospital on Burdette Street but renovating its 1994 addition is being considered as a place for visiting physicians to work. More...

Show in Jeopardy As City Delays

The city’s continuing failure to come up with prices and policies for providing city services to special events is threatening the future of the St. Ignace Car Show.  More...

100+ Sleds Come to Show

Naubinway

The Top of the Lake Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride in Naubinway last weekend featured more than 100 vintage sleds of all types, styles, and layouts. More...

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Students Named to NMU Dean’s List

Several St. Ignace students are included on the dean’s list reported by Northern Michigan University for the fall 2013 semester. Earning a 4.0 grade point average are: Nicholas Brown and Patrick Sweeney. More...

Students on Alma Fall Dean’s List

Local students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Alma College are: Maggie Chambers of Mackinac Island and Carrie Berkompas of Rudyard. More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hooping For A Cure To Tip-Off at 5 p.m.   The 6th annual Hooping For A Cure girls basketball game between the St. Ignace Saints and Cheboygan Chiefs will get underway at 5 p.m. Thursday, February 20, at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace.  More...

Girls/Boys District Hoops Pairings

Class D Girls 123 Districts All at Mackinaw City Monday, February 24 Rudyard against Engadine, 6 p.m. Mackinaw City against Mackinac Island, 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 28 Championship Game, 7 p.m.  More...

Saints Bowlers Gear Toward Regionals

Saints Girls Bowlers Sweep; Boys Split Matches   The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team defeated the Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Conservation Ratings on Capitol Hill for State Lawmakers

Michigan Politics

Michigan Democrats Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are among U.S. senators atop the 2013 National Environmental Scorecard released last week by the League of Conservation Voters.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Josiah Gulder, of Pickford, is a patient at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in Grand Rapids. The latest word is that he is showing some improvement, but friends will continue to keep Josiah and his family in thoughts and prayers. More...

Mackinac Island

The weather has been bright, sunny, and very cold. The traffic across the ice bridge has been very busy. The cross-country ski trails are in wonderful shape and are enjoyed by many folks. More...


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