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Park Will Preserve View of the Rock

A vacant lot in St. Ignace will be developed as a city park and preserve the view of St. Anthony’s Rock from State Street. The St. More...

Post Office Workers Meet Holiday Rush

The Christmas season is a busy one for the Post Office, what with cards, presents, and online gifts. To keep up with demand, St. More...

News

Hospital Working With Specialty Doctors to Return Services

Mackinac Straits Health System is planning to provide space for cardiology services in St. Ignace, discontinued when the old hospital on Burdette Street was demolished. Some specialists lost clinic space as a result of the transition. More...

Sheriff Strait to Represent Small Jails on State Training Council

Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait has been appointed to the Michigan Sheriff’s Coordinating and Training Council for 2016. More...

Commission Posts Meeting Schedule

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission announces its 2016 meeting schedule as follows: Friday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Wixom; Friday, May 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Mackinaw City; Friday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m. More...

Sports

BASKETBALL

Pickford Downs DeTour In EUPC Overtime   More...

Marty Spencer Named Regional Coach of the Year

The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association has announced that Saints Coach Marty Spencer has been named one of the Regional Coaches of the Year for Region 1.  The award is determined by voting of the head coaches in each of the 18 reg More...

Five Area Volleyball Players Earn 2015 All-region Honors

Five area volleyball players earned all-region honors for the fall 2015 season: Engadine seniors Shantina Sherbrook, Aubrey Simmons, and Olivia Vaughn; Rudyard senior Jorgy Trotter; and Pickford junior Kayla Rambo.   More...

Columns

Reflections on Political Deadlock

Michigan Politics

Lansing, as is Washington, is gripped these days in partisan deadlock. More...

St. Ignace

We had very gusty winds Wednesday, December 23, throughout the night and into Christmas Eve. There was a lot of damage around town, with many trees down and a lot of debris along the roads. Some signs were blown down. More...

Engadine-Gould City

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a chance to view the full moon on Christmas Day. It was the first time in 38 years. The last occurrence was Christmas Day 1977, and the next one will be in 2034.  More...

Strong Christmas Eve Windstorm Downs Trees and Knocks Out Power

A powerful windstorm downed trees and electrical lines throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula Thursday, December 24, leading to property damage and power outages affecting 14,000 homes and businesses in St. More...

Funding Hiked For Economic Development

The Mackinac Economic Alliance will receive $85,000 from the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners to fund economic development initiatives in 2016. More...

$300K Grant Will Aid Transportation

The potential to expand publicly-funded transportation services in the Eastern Upper Peninsula will be studied by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians using a $300,000 federal planning grant, reported the tribe Monday, December 21. More...

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Honor Roll Students Named in Pickford School District

Pickford Public Schools  First Quarter  Honor Roll   More...

Ostman, Freier Named LaSalle High Students of the Month

Abigail “Abbey” Ostman and Ben Freier, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been named as December Students of the Month.  Abigail Ostman  Abbey’s schedule this year includes honors English, anatomy, mentoring, calcul More...

Obituaries

John Townley

John R. Townley, 70, of Curtis, was a veteran of the Vietnam War who later owned and operated Townley Excavating. For a time, he worked for Goldthorpe Enterprises for more than 20 years. Mr. More...

Laura Monroe

Laura Monroe, 62, of Mason, formerly of Lansing, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015.  She was born to Glenn and Frances (nee Riorden) Johnson, who resided in St. Ignace in the 1940s through the 1960s.  Mrs. More...

Charles ‘Charlie’ Louzon

Charles Victor Louzon (Charlie) at the age of 57 passed away on December 22, 2015 in Petoskey, Michigan. He suffered a major stroke on December 5th, 2015 while at home and later died due to complications from that stroke. 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...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  December 21, 2015  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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