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Trucking Plans Raise Questions

The Mackinaw City Village Council’s March 19 passage of a new ordinance restricting large truck traffic downtown drew a lot of concerned feedback from village residents and businesses owners. More...

Jail Work Crews, Home Monitoring See Cuts

Community Programs Won’t Get Help From Inmates as State Puts Focus on Therapy, Instead

Funding for jail inmate community service and electronic monitoring programs will be sharply curtailed this year, Mackinac County has been told by the Michigan Office of Community Corrections. More...

Health Department Expands Home Visitation Program, Upgrades Adolescent Care Facility

Starting this April, pregnant women and mothers with children up to five years old, who meet income requirements, will be eligible for home visits by professionals providing nutrition advice, parenting help, and medical assistance. More...

Promoting Winter Events Increases Tourism

Vacationers in the Grand Traverse region this winter can do a lot more than ski. At Shanty Creek Resort, skiers can take a shuttle to downtown Bellaire, home of popular breweries like Short’s Brewing. More...

News

Houses, City Water Mains Still Impacted by Frost

St. Ignace residents on let-run orders should leave their faucets running until notified by the city. Although the top 18 inches of ground have thawed, the 50 inches beneath are still frozen. More...

Some Changes Are Expected With New City Trash Contract

Waste Management will continue to provide residential trash pickup in the City of St. Ignace under a new five-year contract that begins May 1. The St. More...

EPA: Outdoor Wood-burning Stove Regulations Have Changed

To better regulate the outdoor wood-burning furnace industry, new regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) went into effect this month that prevent consumers from buying certain stoves after December 31, 2015. More...

Sports

Ostman Receives Player Of the Year in Class D, Saints Named Team of the Year

LaSalle High School junior Abbey Ostman was named the Class D Player of the Year by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Wednesday, April 1. More...

Bowling League Results

National League  Straits Building Center 64, Dolls with Balls 53, Fred’s Pub 52, B.C. Pizza 46, Super 8 St. More...

St. Ignace Students Participate in Wrestling Program

Those who participated in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Polls Indicate Snyder-supported Proposal 1 Is in Trouble

The complex May 5 Proposal 1 ballot issue, designed primarily to fix Michigan’s deteriorating roads, is supported by Michigan’s two biggest newspapers, Governor Rick Snyder, and an assortment of interest groups. More...

St. Ignace

The days are getting longer, with lots of sunshine, blue skies, and birds chirping. You can still hear the sound of the airplanes heading toward Mackinac Island. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

The Board of Education will ask for voter approval of a bond proposal Tuesday, May 5, to provide funding to improve safety and security for our students, renovate the old welding garage for vocational programming, provide necessary building and site More...

Job Fair Coming Tuesday

A free job fair will be at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Tuesday, April 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More than 23 employers will recruit new employees. More...

Show To Host 65+ Vendors

Free Expo Is This Week at St. Ignace

The St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo, and Gun Show will bring more than 65 businesses to Little Bear East Arena Friday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

More Members Proposed To Tackle New Goals

County Planning Commission

To provide better representation for communities throughout the county, help guide economic development, address water drainage problems, and prioritize the county’s most expensive capital improvement projects, the Mackinac County Planning Comm More...

Court Gives Participants Tools To Maintain Sobriety Outside System

About 90% of the court cases in Mackinac County have drugs or alcohol as an influence, County Prosecutor Stuart Spencer says. More...

The St. Ignace News Makes Debut in Budapest

The St. Ignace News made its debut in Budapest this month, as seen by avid readers Brian and Candi Dunnigan and Lorna Straus (right), all from Mackinac Island. More...

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Isla Tassier

BIRTH

Dustin and Lauren Tassier of Ann Arbor announce the birth of a daughter, Isla Claire Tassier, born Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. More...

Students Named to CMU Dean’s List

Local students named to the dean’s list at Central Michigan University for the fall 2014 semester are Nicole Bouwma of Drummond Island, Shelby Flatt and Kayleigh Wilhelm, both of Engadine, Danielle Weaver of Hessel, Marie Bunker of Mackinac Isl More...

Obituaries

Carolyn Reynolds

Carolyn F. Reynolds, 73, of Naubinway, passed away Saturday morning, April 4, 2015, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry.  She was born November 22, 1941, to Francis and Louise (nee Farley) Miller in Flint.  Mrs. More...

Patricia Yale

Patricia L. Yale, 78, of Gould City, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at her home in Gould City, in the loving care of her family.  She was born March 17, 1937, to Michael and Mary (nee Sly) Cassidy in Gould City. More...

Russell Morris

Russell D. Morris, 86, of Hessel, was a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Morris passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his home, following a short illness. He had lived in St. Ignace Township since 1974, moving there from Wyoming.  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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