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County Outlines Spending

Pay Raises, Longevity Bonuses, MEA Funded

Protecting county workers and elected officials from rising health insurance costs played a major role in financial decisions made by the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners when developing the county’s financial plan for 2015. More...

News

A New Focus on PBB: Michigan’s Worst Agricultural Disaster Continues to Make Headlines

Truth is that even today no one is sure what the effect has been on millions of Michiganders who consumed poison-laced milk, beef, and poultry after the accidental statewide distribution of the fire retardant PBB during 1973.  More...

Prices Remain Stable as Electric Facility Charge Will Increase $2

Electricity prices for all Cloverland Electric Cooperative clients will remain essentially stable, even though electricity bills will show an increase in one type of charge and a decrease in another, beginning with January charges. More...

Students Enjoy St. Ignace Band Program as Craig Hierholzer Takes the Baton

Craig Hierholzer remembers the days when he was a bashful sixthgrade student, “but,” he says, “put a trumpet in my hands, and I was a completely different kid.” He wants to offer the same experience to St. More...

Obituaries

Leonard ‘Cap’ Tromblay

Leonard “Cap” Tromblay, 86, of Rudyard, died Tuesday evening, January 6, 2015, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. He had been a resident of McKinley Manor in Sault Ste. Marie the past three years. More...

Wilma Malaski

Wilma Mary Malaski, 90, died Monday, January 5, 2015, surrounded by her family.  More...

Actor Edward Herrmann Known for FDR Portrayals

Edward Herrmann appeared in many films and television series, earning critical acclaim with an Emmy and a Tony Award during his career. The owner of a cottage on Wawatam Beach in Mackinaw City, he was well known to the residents here.  Mr. 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...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings January 5, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 5, 2015 in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding.   More...

In the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Hikers Savor a Special Day To Take in the Beauty of Winter Trails

  Above: Hikers pause to watch the sun set over the Mackinac Bridge from Straits State Park in St. Ignace Saturday, January 10. The St. Ignace area and Eastern U.P. feature many trails and natural areas for hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. More...

Trails Ready To Ride

Snowmobile trails around St. Ignace are ready and in usable condition for riders, with a few thin spots where more snow will be helpful. Trail grooming began Saturday, January 10, for the Straits Area Snowmobile Club.  More...

Festival Features Outhouse Races

The 22nd annual Mackinaw City Winterfest will take place from Thursday, January 15, through Sunday, January 18. The festival’s main events, including the popular outhouse races, will take place throughout the day Saturday, January 17. More...

Social

Rintamaki Earns Award for Customer Service

John Rintamaki (right), a Mackinac Bridge Authority accountant, accepts a customer service award from the state highway department, presented by MBA financial officer Mike Litzner. Mr. More...

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Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Continue SAC Winning Streak   More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  Fred’s Pub 18, Truck Stop Restaurant 13, The Wooden Door 11, Apollo Home Mortgage 10, Mackinaw Trolley 9.  HTG/s: Apollo Home Mortgage 476/1296; HIG: Dawn Desy 180; HIS: Lisa Litzner 450.  450-500 Series: Lisa L More...

Cryderman Records 100th Win; Named MVW at Invite

James Cryderman won his 100th match and was named the most valuable wrestler for the east division at the Munising Invitational Saturday, January 10.  More...

Opinion

Payment for Lack of Insurance Deemed a Tax, Not a Penalty

To the Editor:  The January 8 edition of The St. Ignace News contained an article about the February deadline to purchase medical insurance. A correction is necessary, for factual and legal accuracy.  More...

Columns

Obama: America Rooting for Detroit

Michigan Politics

On January 20, in speeches to lawmakers in their respective capitols in Lansing and Washington, D.C., Republican Governor Rick Snyder will deliver his annual State of the State Address, and Democratic President Barack Obama will present his annual St More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, January 14, 1915   More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. Mother Nature has given us some cold, windy, and snowy weather these past two weeks.  A free community fellowship meal will be offered Thursday, January 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...


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