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Historical Association Recognized

At Les Cheneaux, Top Community Awards Also Go to Carmeuse, Sheckler

With the steadfast enthusiasm of museum curator Mary Hill, Clark Township and its history is recognized among the state’s interesting places. On behalf of the Les Cheneaux Historical Association, Mrs. More...

News

Of 327 Votes Cast on Mackinac Island, 31 Reprinted Absentee Ballots Copied

Filling the three six-year terms are retired Island teacher Laura Eiseler, who received 227 votes, Urvana Morse, who received 210 votes, and incumbent school board president Jason St. Onge, who received 166 votes. More...

Changes Proposed by EPA to Federal Clean Water Act

The public comment period on a proposal to clarify which waters fall under the federal Clean Water Act was extended through Tuesday, November 11. The Clean Water Act is designed to regulate pollution discharged into U.S. waters. More...

Peters Supports Agriculture, New U.P. Energy Solution

Democrat Gary Peters will represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate following his victory in the November 4 election. Mr.  More...

Sports

Cedarville Blanks Rapid River in Regional Finals; Advances to State Semifinals

Cedarville Offense Scores 28, Defense Hold Rockets Scoreless In Regional Championship Win   The Cedarville offense scored 28 points and the defense pitched a shutout during a 28-0 regional championship road win over the Rapid River Rockets Frida More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League Apollo Home Mortgage 49, Fred’s Pub 39, The Wooden Door 38, Mackinaw Trolley 37, Truck Stop Restaurant 20. HTG/s: Apollo Home Mortgage 465/1314; HIG/s: Carmen Schultz 207/513. 200 Games: More...

Pickford Captures Districts, Remains Undefeated at 29-0-1; Advances to Regionals

Pickford started slowly in the first match of the district finals, but the Panthers picked up the tempo and swept the Brimley Bays 25-21, 25- 15, and 25-10 to capture the Class D title at the Harris Kahl Gymnasium in Rudyard Thursday, November 6.&nbs More...

Opinion

Remembering Walt North

To the Editor:  Walt North always made me laugh. I came to St. Ignace 27 years ago, and I didn’t know anyone. Then I met Walt North. More...

Appreciates Voter Information

To the Editor:  Thank you so much for the excellent information concerning the 2014 election. I live in Grand Rapids, and yet I found The St. Ignace News the most helpful supplier of coverage of the candidates and proposals. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

November 2014  Holiday Bazaar, Museum Open House, Decorated Tree Auction, November 28 – 30, Cedarville  December 2014  Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House, December 5, St. 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...

Sheckler, Carmeuse Honored

Les Cheneaux

Carmeuse Lime and Limestone Company received the 2014 Business of the Year award at the annual chamber of commerce banquet Wednesday, November 5, in Cedarville, in recognition of its support of the local community. More...

Power Surcharge May Be Stalled While New U.P. Plan Is Devised

Details for a long-term solution that could solve the Upper Peninsula’s energy needs will be announced by the state in late December, and the plan is hoped to eliminate the need for an electricity surcharge for the U.P.’s 166,000 electric More...

County Voters Pass All Local Proposals

Voters in Mackinac County passed all local propositions in the general election Tuesday, November 4. Of the county’s 9,538 registered voters, 4,591, or 48%, cast ballots.  More...

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Holly Jaroche Inducted Into Alpha Chi Society

Holly Jaroche, daughter of Luke and Lynelle Jaroche of Hessel, was among 27 Lake Superior State University students inducted into the Michigan Gamma, Chapter 130 of Alpha Chi, a national college honor society, Friday, October 24.  More...

Obituaries

Conrad Becker

Conrad P. Becker, Jr., 81, of St. Ignace, died Monday evening, November 3, 2014, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey, following a lingering illness.  He was born May 3, 1933, one of 12 children, to Conrad, Sr. More...

William Ackerman

A funeral service for William George Ackerman, age 80, of Lancaster, Ohio will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 14, at St. Paul New Berne Lutheran Church, 1965 Lutheran Church Road SE, Lancaster, Ohio with the Rev. Dr. More...

M.E. Beverly Frankovich

M.E. Beverly Frankovich, 87, of Goetzville, died Tuesday, November 4, 2014, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born August 4, 1927, to M. James and Huldah Dorcas (nee Lehman) Warner in Raber.  Mrs. More...

Columns

Political Dynasties in Michigan and Beyond

Michigan Politics

Political dynasties were in focus in the just-concluded 2014 election and are destined to be prominent in the 2016 presidential election.  More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, November 12, 1914   The deer hunting season opened Tuesday and the carnage is on.  More...

Mackinac Island

The ground was covered with snow Sunday morning, November 9, which made walking difficult, but it made for a festive covering for the Halloween pumpkins. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings November 3, 2014  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 on Monday November 3, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...


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