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How Can Citizens Take Part in Their Government?

The public can attend and speak at the meetings of any legislative or governing body at the local level, including county, city, township, and school boards. More...

News

Social Media Terms Top Overused Words ‘Banished’ by LSSU on This Year’s List

“Curate,” “hack,” and “skill set” are among words on the “List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness.” The 40th annual list was released by More...

Arnold Transit Foreclosure Suit Ongoing; County Has Role

The federal district court case seeking to foreclose on loans used to purchase Arnold Transit Company in 2010 is still ongoing, and the Mackinac County Treasurer’s Office was asked to submit its legal position last month. More...

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LEFT US IN 2014

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, memorializes those whose obituaries have appeared in the newspaper during the past 12 months. This list includes 302 persons, whose ages range from infant to 108. More...

Obituaries

Juyoung Kim

Juyoung Kim, 18, of Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, died Saturday, December 27, 2014, as a result of a car accident in Brimley. He was a member of the Class of 2015 at Brimley High School. More...

Lois Moulton

Lois E. Moulton, 81, owned and operated Lois’ Coiffures in Newberry for 30 years. Mrs. More...

James McDonald

James Robert McDonald, 64, of Kincheloe, died Saturday, December 27, 2014, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born October 18, 1950, to Gordon and Carol (nee Brubacher) McDonald in Petoskey.  Mr. More...

Opinion

For Pipeline Company, Potential Disaster Is a Calculated Risk

To the Editor:  It is encouraging to see good minds and dedicated people concerned about the aging pipeline which transects Michigan, including its crossing below the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Senator Levin Motivated by Helping People

To the Editor:  Senator Carl Levin is retiring this year, but he will never be done with helping people. Senator Levin walks out of the United States Senate for the last time after a half century of doing what he did best: helping people.  More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

January 2015  Winterfest, January 16 –18, Mackinaw City  Paradise Lake Association15th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament, January 17, Paradise Lake   February 2015  Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship, February 12 –15, 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...

Deer Disease Is Nearing U.P. Herd

A contagious disease that is fatal to deer is spreading closer to the Upper Peninsula and has been found in Wisconsin, 75 miles from the western border of Menominee County. More...

Winter Trails Are Focus on Saturday

Winter Trails Day, Saturday, January 10, is a nationwide initiative to get people outdoors and active during the winter, and local activities will be offered. More than 100 free events will be held around the country, including six in Michigan. St. More...

‘46 Years in Hardware’

John Lipnitz Marks Retirement

After 46 years and two business locations in downtown St. Ignace, John Lipnitz is retiring from True Value hardware store, and his daughter, Erica, has taken over.  “I was going to retire at 62. More...

Social

Ivan and Betty Jean Harrison Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Ivan and Betty Jean (nee Beacom) Harrison of Grand Rapids, formerly of Pickford, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Tuesday, December 23.  They were married December 23, 1944, in Pickford at the Presbyterian Manse by the Reverend Frank Me More...

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Sports

Saints Girls Fall to Blissfield; Boys Defeated by Gladstone During Holiday Matchups

Saints Girls Suffer Third Setback   The St. More...

St. Ignace Bowlers, Wrestlers Compete During Christmas Break

Saints Girls Defeat Petoskey, Rogers City   The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team defeated the Petoskey Northmen and Rogers City Hurons during a Northern Michigan Bowling Association Conference competition at Gateway Lanes in St. More...

In 2014, Local Teams Had Outstanding Seasons

2014 Sports Review  More...

Columns

Two Democrats Notable in GOP Inaugural Show

Michigan Politics

Republicans dominate all three branches of government in Lansing, so it figures that last week’s inauguration ceremony on the steps of the State Capitol was pretty much a GOP show, highlighted by the swearing in of Governor Rick Snyder for his More...

Engadine & Gould City

The Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race is Saturday, January 10, at Muskallonge Lake State Park. Teams will leave the start line at 9:30 a.m. and continue throughout the morning. Participants will finish during the afternoon. More...

Les Cheneaux

Cold weather arrived with the start of 2015. After the mild December we had, we now must bundle up and get used to the cold. Monday, January 5, in Cedarville we awakened to a winter day, with my thermometer reading three degrees below zero. More...


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