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Johnson Beagles Win National Titles

Moran beagles Black Point Ice Cream and Black Point Nice Cream Sundae and their owner and beagle breeder, Mike Johnson, made history Sunday, November 8, at the American Kennel Club National Championships as the dogs became the first littermates to bo More...

News

County Commission and 911 Board Seek to Clarify Authority

Approval of an update to the county’s 9-1-1 Plan is temporarily on hold, while the county commission and the Mackinac County Central Dispatch Board try to clarify authority of the two. More...

Negotiations Committee Appointed

St. Ignace Mayor Connie Litzner appointed councilmen Luke Paquin, Steven Paquin, and Jay Tremble to serve on the city’s negotiations committee Monday, November 16. The city council unanimously supported the appointments.  More...

Community Foundations Have Widespread Impact

From medical care to community beautification projects, community foundations throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula have been pumping millions of dollars into projects to improve the lives and living conditions of residents while providing incentive More...

Obituaries

Raymond Kortman

Raymond J. Kortman, 60, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015, at home.  He was born November 17, 1955, to Raymond and Dixie (nee Bedunah) Kortman in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Reino Uponen

Reino Ernest Uponen, 87, of Rudyard, died Monday, November 23, 2015, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born February 12, 1928, one of 13 children, to John and Aini (nee Laitala) Uponen on his family’s farm in Fibre.  More...

John LaDuke

John E. LaDuke, 49, of St. Ignace Township, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, following a short illness.  He was born February 15, 1966, to Carl and Mildred (nee Shomin) LaDuke in St. 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...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  November 16, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES WORK SESSION NOVEMBER 3, 2015 AT 8:00 AM   More...

Poe Lock May Get Needed Backup

At 47, Largest Lock Is Near Its Lifespan, and Rail Industry Can’t Take Over Shipping Capacity

Congress has authorized $1.35 million for a United States Army Corps of Engineers study to determine whether to build a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie to provide a backup for the aging Poe Lock, the only lock that can handle the largest freighters. More...

Foundation Gives $21K in St. Ignace

Legacy House, School Robotics, Women of Moose Among Recipients

The St. Ignace Area Community Foundation’s first two decades of service were a cause for celebration Wednesday, November 18, as it hosted an open house at Little Bear East Arena. More...

Social

October Students of the Month at Rudyard

Students of the Month for October at Rudyard Elementary School are (back row, from left) fifth grade student Jesse Zeeryp, sixth grade students Austin Warner and Colee Cheney; (third row) third grade student Alexis Cairns, fourth grade students Austi More...

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Sports

St. Ignace Saints Fall to Muskegon Catholic Crusaders in State Semifinals

In the battle between Muskegon Catholic Crusaders (10-2), the number one ranked team in Division 8, and the St. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  News Crew 49, Mackinaw Trolley 38, George’s Auto Parts 33, Apollo Home Mortgage 32, The Wooden Door 30, Fred’s Pub 28.  HTG/s: News Crew 528/1408; HIG/s: Meghann Colegrove 233/572.  200 Games: Meghann Cole More...

Saints Team Visits Evergreen Residents for Sports Bingo

The St. Ignace Saints took time from their practice schedule Wednesday, November 18, to play sports bingo with residents at the Evergreen Living Center. More...

Columns

Lawmakers Push for New Super-sized Soo Lock

Michigan Politics

There’s an important issue looming in Michigan, one that has been overshadowed of late by understandable media focus on road funding, national politics, international terrorism, and refugees.  I refer to the commendable efforts of Democrat More...

Mackinac Island

The gales of November arrived Thursday, November 19. The wind blew more than 50 miles per hour, and the Straits of Mackinac was wild. Several freighters were anchored off St. Ignace for shelter. More...

Les Cheneaux

Our thoughts are with Carol Hamel, wife of Tony Hamel of Cedarville, who is a patient at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. I’m sure she would love to hear from her many friends in Les Cheneaux. More...


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