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At Mackinaw City, Heritage Village Offers Visitors A Glimpse of Days Gone By

Flushing resident Jim Borland (left) was a new part of this year’s Mackinaw Area Historic Festival Saturday, August 1, as he showed off his woodworking skills he has acquired as a cooper, a person who makes buckets. Here Mr. More...

Ironworkers Will Show Skills Of Their Trade This Weekend

Heat up the forge, prepare the column climb, and get ready for a good time. The 32nd annual International Ironworkers Festival is coming to Mackinaw City this weekend. More...

News

Public Awareness Activities and Lawsuit Follow State’s Pipeline Task Force Report

Following the Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force report released Tuesday, July 14, public forums to raise awareness about petroleum pipelines are planned at Mackinac Island and Petoskey, and the National Wildlife Federation has announced plans to More...

Suspect Arrested on Homicide Charges in Sault Ste. Marie

A suspect is in custody following a fatal stabbing in Sault Ste. Marie Friday evening, July 31. The Sault Ste. Marie Police Department arrested suspect Steve Arlan Bonno Saturday, August 1, in relation to the stabbing. More...

Township No-wake Ordinance Is in Effect at Pine River

A township no-wake rule dating to 1973 is in effect at the Pine River, says St. Ignace Township Clerk Donna Harju, who researched the matter in response to complaints about increased boating in the area following the installation of a boat launch. More...

Obituaries

Steven Fader

Steven Jae Fader, 59, of Cedarville, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at his home.  He was born August 21, 1955, to Norbert and Catherine (nee Thane) Fader in Cass City.  More...

Ruth Visnaw

Ruth B. Visnaw, 66, of St. Ignace, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015, at her home on Pte. LaBarbe Road in Moran Township. More...

Rodney ‘Rod’ Galloway

Rodney “Rod” Dean Galloway, 61, of Hessel, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, in Grand Blanc.  He was born August 15, 1953, to James and Norma Galloway in Royal Oak.  Mr. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. Meetings of social and civic groups that are open to the public are listed in the Community Calendar, published at www.stignacenews.com. More...

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August 4 Election Results - Free Access

District Library, Clark Road, Dafter and Kinross EMS Millages Pass

A renewal millage to support the Superior District Library and its affiliates in seven townships was passed by voters Tuesday, August 8, 1,374 to 940. More...

Boat Show Week Also Offers Car Display, Art Festival

Shows Are Summer Favorites at Hessel

Hacker-Crafts, Chris-Crafts, and Gar Woods will be among the work of top designers set afloat at the Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show Saturday, August 8. More...

Traffic Backups Follow Storm as Travelers Depart

Strong winds and rain struck the Straits of Mackinac area Sunday morning, August 2, causing accidents at the Mackinac Bridge and a power outage in St. Ignace. No one was hurt.  More...

Native Culture Interpretation To Be Added at Island Sites

Two upcoming projects at Mackinac Island State Park will formally interpret Native American culture there for the first time. More...

Social

Mike and Marilyn Sweeney

50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

Mike and Marilyn (nee Hossack) Sweeney of Cedarville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, July 24.  More...

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Sports

Horseshoe League Results

Reported August 6, 2015  Women’s AA: Wendrick’s Truss 84, Clyde’s Kinross 62, Hakola Logging 48, Eclipse Salon 47, Chippewa Animal Clinic 46, DeMawating Development 35, Dan’s Dolls 23.  More...

Cross Country Organizational Meeting Will Be Held August 10

There will be a cross country team organizational meeting Monday, August 10, for all St. More...

Vollyball Tryouts at LaSalle High School Will Begin August 12

The junior varsity and varsity volleyball program at LaSalle High School will host mandatory tryouts Wednesday, August 12, Thursday, August 13, and Friday, August 14, at the St. Ignace Middle School. Sessions will be from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. More...

Columns

Candidate Lon Johnson: Close Straits Oil Pipeline

Michigan Politics

In his bid to replace 1st District U.S. Representative Dan Benishek (R-Iron River), former Democratic State Chairman Lon Johnson last week called for immediate closing of the aging oil pipeline under the Mackinac Straits. More...

St. Ignace

This past weekend our town was booming with folks traveling from all over the United States. There were Mini Cooper cars, bicycles, and lots of folks enjoying the beautiful Straits area. More...

Les Cheneaux

Tuesday, July 28, it was hot and many folks were wishing they had air conditioning. More...


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