December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug Busts Crowd Jail, Releasing Some Early

Recent drug busts and other arrests pushed the Mackinac County Jail population to 31 last week, leading the sheriff’s office to work with 6th District Probate Judge Clayton Graham and 11th Circuit Court Judge William Carmody to release inmates More...

Mackinaw City to Set Ferry Fees

Measure Being Drafted Would Make Village 2nd Port to Charge Companies

Mackinaw City may require ferry companies operating there to purchase a license from the village to cover such village costs as road repairs related to increased traffic. More...

News

Moran Township Approves Cemetery Road and Boundary Road Work

A $42,300 road project for Cemetery Road near Brevort was approved by the Moran Township Board of Trustees at its Wednesday, December 2, meeting. The project will be carried out in partnership with the Mackinac County Road Commission. More...

Preliminary Work Has Begun for St. Ignace Sewer Project

Construction on the North State Street sewer replacement project in St. Ignace was to begin Tuesday, December 15, after being delayed by construction problems on Truckey and Fitch streets, road repair projects underway by the same contractor.  More...

Mackinac County Board Meeting Date Changed to December 22

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners has changed the date of its regular meeting from Thursday, December 24, to Tuesday, December 22. The meeting will begin following a public hearing covering the proposed 2016 Mackinac County budget. More...

Obituaries

Joyce Patrick

Joyce Elizabeth Patrick, 94, a lifelong resident of Stalwart, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2015, at Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville. She was born September 27, 1921, to Harrison and Mary Jane (nee Flood) Bosley in Raber Township. More...

Jerome Kowalski

Jerome Anthony Kowalski, 58, of Cedarville, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at his home. He was born September 28, 1957, to Anthony and EleNora (nee Nowaski) Kowalski in Coldwater. More...

Clara Flatt

Longtime Engadine resident Clara I. Flatt, 90, passed away Wednesday evening, December 9, 2015, at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry.  She was born March 3, 1925, to Fred and Elsie (nee Buchler) Bisanz in Herron.  Mrs. 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  December 7, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...

Breaking News - 12/20/2015 6:07 PM

Jeannette Doud, 95, Dies December 18 - Free Access

Jeannette Doud, who defined Mackinac Island for residents and visitors alike through her newspaper columns in the Town Crier and The St. More...

Son Seeks To Name Tiny Island For Mother

Kerin LaJoice, a St. Ignace mother of two who passed away in 2002, may have a tiny Lake Michigan island named in her memory, if an effort led by her teenage son is successful. More...

A Christmas Greeting From Santa

On Mackinac Island, Annual Bazaar Is A Favorite Community Tradition

On Mackinac Island, Santa Claus greets people at the Christmas Bazaar Saturday afternoon, December 5, and exchanges a wave across the crowded room with Mayor Margaret Doud (pictured wearing a red ves More...

Clinics Will Consolidate At West End

Naubinway Will Close

The Naubinway Health Clinic will be discontinued Thursday, December 31, and services there will be carried on at the West Mackinac Health Center in Engadine, eight miles away. More...

Sports

Saints Down Bulldogs in SAC Matchup

The St. Ignace Saints remain undefeated at 3-0 after a 65-33 Straits Area Conference home win over the Rudyard Bulldogs Friday, December 11.  More...

Comets Girls Streak Past HLC 52-36

GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Mackinaw City Lady Comets varsity basketball team defeated the visiting Harbor Light Christian Swordsmen 52-36 Monday, December 7. More...

Gladstone Wins 37th Annual St. Ignace Lions Invite

The Gladstone Braves wrestling team, with with 165 points, won the 37th St. Ignace Lions Wrestling Invitational at LaSalle High School Saturday, December 12.  More...

Opinion

Debate on Line 5 Has Become an Emotional Issue

To the Editor:  More...

St. Ignace Is Someplace Special

To the Editor:  I stopped at the McDonald’s restaurant in your fair city on the last leg of an 11-hour trip. Upon returning to my vehicle, I opened my camera to eject the SD card, and the card dropped.  More...

Columns

Steam Builds For Presidential Primary

Michigan Politics

Although many other states have earlier votes, Michigan is an increasingly active player in the 2016 GOP presidential primary race. More...

St. Ignace

The weather has been a topic of conversation with warm temperatures and rain, unusual for December.  The St. Ignace Kiwanis Club and members from the St. Ignace Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council (YAC) put together   More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Saturday, December 20, 1890 Don’t blame the city or township treasurer if your taxes are higher than you think they should be, they can’t help it. More...


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