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White Chosen Village Manager

Mackinaw City Interim Village Manager David White was offered the position as the village manager at the village council’s Thursday, May 7, meeting after a 5-2 council vote to hire him. More...

Saturday Run to Benefit Hospital

Saturday, May 16, musicians and runners will take to the streets of St. Ignace for the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation’s first Rock n’ Run race. More...

News

Social Media Is Source of Personal Details Used by Scam Callers

Fraudulent Calls About IRS Bills Are Making the Rounds

If a person receives a phone call from someone demanding personal information or money, they should hang up immediately. More...

Bill Would Block Access to Some Information About Pipelines

A bill to block public access to information about electricity, natural gas, crude oil, and petroleum infrastructure throughout the state was introduced by 12 state representatives Tuesday, May 5. More...

Mackinac Bands Come Together, Hear Update on Recognition Effort

The Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians is considering its next steps in pursuit of establishing federal recognition as a tribe, following a ruling against the Mackinac Bands, in which the judge said it had not properly exhausted all of its More...

Sports

Krista Clement Named to Hall of Fame; Margo Brown Selected Top Scholar

Krista Clement, a LaSalle High School graduate and 2003 Miss Basketball in Michigan, was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Island Resort Casino in Harris Saturday, May 9.  More...

Golf

Saints 4th During Invite At The Loon in Gaylord   The St. Ignace Saints golf team finished fourth out of nine teams during an invitational at The Loon in Gaylord Saturday, May 9.  More...

Softball - Baseball

Saints Split Twinbill During Home Invite   The St. More...

Opinion

Secrecy and Distrustful Government

Last week’s situation involving a secret ballot used to hire the manager for this area’s ambulance service is frustrating because all seven elected officials from four municipalities who were at the meeting went along with it, breaking th More...

Under the Law, Elected Officials Make Decisions in Public

To the Editor:  More...

Admires the Service and Humility of a Friend

To the Editor:  In recent issues of The St. Ignace News, there have been various articles on citizens’ recognition and awards on community service. I would like to nominate one more.  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 May 4, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

4 Local Veterans Honored With Washington Trip

Seventy-five World War II and Korean War veterans from the Upper Peninsula visited Washington, D.C. as participants in the Honor Flight Network program Wednesday, April 22. The program brings veterans to Washington, D.C. More...

Election Brings Strong Turnout

Engadine School Millage Passes

Mackinac Island City Council seats were determined, local proposals passed, and state Proposal 1 failed at the Tuesday, May 5, election. Results at the state level and Chippewa County are unofficial until verified by canvassers. More...

Social

Community Events This Week

Wednesday, May 13  • Win-Some Women’s Retreat, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island  Thursday, May 14  • 8th Annual Sven Heikken Memorial Golf Tournament, 11 a.m., Wild Bluff Golf Course, Brimley  • Win-Some Women&rsq More...

Seniors Lee, Chargo Named LaSalle Students of the Month

Madysin Lee and Robin Chargo, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been named Students of the Month for February by school faculty.  Madysin Lee  More...

Danielson Completes Training at Air Station

Brennan L. Danielson was graduated Friday, April 17, after completing A School at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Pensacola, Florida, with a rating of AWO, which is aircrew operator. He was the leader in his class of 21. More...

Obituaries

Jack Rogers

Jack L. Rogers, 73, of Grand Rapids, passed away early Sunday morning, May 3, 2015 - after a threeyear journey with adrenal cancer. He was born on July 2, 1941 in Sparta, Michigan to Melvin & Evelyn Rogers. More...

Ernest Pomeroy

Ernest LeRoy Pomeroy, 83, of Paradise, was a commercial fisherman with the family business, Pomeroy Fisheries in Paradise,, and then worked for the Department of Natural Resources for 32 years, retiring as a captain on the Great Lakes patrolling for More...

Leon Flatt

A memorial service for Leon Flatt, 98, of Engadine, will be Monday, May 18, at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Engadine. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.  Mr. Flatt passed away February 22, 2015, in Marquette. More...

Columns

Roads Job One for Legislature, Snyder

Michigan Politics

After resounding defeat of the complex Proposal 1, what will plan B be for fixing roads? There are some good options that the Legislature should consider this summer, not waiting for the next session in 2016.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

We appreciate the voters who supported the bond proposal last week. It was approved. What a great investment in our students and our school.  Jomay Bomber and the elementary students gave a wonderful spring concert.  More...

‘Chatter Can Distract From the Real Mission’

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

Can you hear them? Can you hear those little voices in your head? What are yours saying to you? I can hear them! Mine never shut up. They talk to me all day long.  More...


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