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City Hall May Be Worthy of Register

St. Ignace City Hall might be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, owing to its interesting architecture and the point in time that it represents. More...

School Bells Call Them Back

Bright and Early Tuesday, That Familiar Summons Fills EUP Classrooms

Fifth graders Helena St. Onge-Kissinger (from left), Violet Gustafson, Brooke Brandstrom, Mariana Zaragoza, and Kylee Peters gather in the lobby of St. More...

News

Clark Township Approves Industrial Development District Near Hessel Airport

Thirty acres near the airport in Hessel have been set aside by Clark Township as an industrial development district, prompted by an inquiry from a company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that may want to set up a new manufacturing plant there.  More...

Non-native Phragmites to Be Treated in September, October

Portions of shorelines, beaches, and properties will be chemically treated to control invasive aquatic plants, like non-native phragmites, in Clark, Marquette, St. Ignace, Brevort, Moran, Hendricks, Hudson, Garfield, and Newton townships. More...

Community Meeting Concerning Pipeline Planned for September 4

The safety features and the dangers of the Enbridge petroleum pipelines crossing under the Straits of Mackinac, 1.5 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, will be discussed at a community forum Thursday, September 4, by representatives of the Department More...

Obituaries

Bonnie Bell

Bonnie L. Bell, 65, of Pinconning, formerly of St. More...

Dorothy Cruickshank

Dorothy Ann Cruickshank, 79, of Cedarville, died Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. More...

Delores Matycich

Delores Matycich, 85, of St. Ignace, died Saturday, August 23, 2014, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace, following a lingering illness.  She was born July 17, 1929, to Ernest and Hildora (nee Therrian) Tamlyn in St. More...

Columns

Outside Money Soars in Races for Governor, Senate

Michigan Politics

Labor Day traditionally signals acceleration of general election campaigns, although this year the candidates for governor and U.S. More...

St. Ignace

It seems like Labor Day came very quickly this year. The Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk and Arts Dockside in downtown St. Ignace have come and gone. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Having just put Labor Day behind us, many folks in our tiny towns are looking ahead to all the chores that must be done. More...

30,000 Walk Bridge

More than 30,000 people attended the 57th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday, September 1, and completed the five-mile trek from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City. Some traveled from as far as California, Colorado, and Alaska to participate.  More...

Shows to Feature Tractors, Sleds

Vintage Tractors to Cross Bridge Friday

The Owosso Antique Tractor Parade and Show is expected to bring 970 participants and 39 tractor clubs to Mackinaw City and St. Ignace Thursday, September 4, through Saturday, September 6. More...

Horse Pulls Mark 109th Stalwart Fair

The 109th Stalwart Agricultural Fair will be Friday, September 5, through Saturday, September 6, following entry day Thursday, September 4, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

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Aubree Colegrove

Meghann Colegrove of St. Ignace announces the birth of a daughter, Aubree Marie Colegrove, born Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

Sports

Football

Saints Explode for 500 Yards In SVC Win Over Central Lake  The St. More...

Bootz Inducted Into Northeastern Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

Michael “Mick” Bootz, former administrator in Mackinaw City for 21 years, was inducted into the Northeastern Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Sunday, July 20.  A graduate of Arenac Eastern High School in 1966, Bootz was a standout athlet More...

Upcoming Area High School Sports Schedule

Football Friday, September 5 St. Ignace at Forest Area ETC at Engadine Pickford at Inland Lakes Rudyard at Rogers City Sept. 6 (Saturday) Cedarville vs Big Rapids CRA at Gaylord High School   More...

Opinion

Make People Aware of the Traffic Rules

To the Editor:  This letter is being written in response to an article published in the The St. Ignace News and the Mackinac Island Town Crier entitled “Fender to Fender: A Look at Traffic in Downtown Mackinac Island.”  More...

Ensure Freight Operations to Island

To the Editor:  More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings –  Your Government at Work  Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...


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