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County Must Fill Equalization Post

Mackinac County must hire an equalization director this month following the resignation of director Jim Fenlon December 10. More...

News

Tamlyn Urges County Commission to Consider Scientific Studies on Straits Oil Spill

A second appeal to join some other local government groups and citizens who want increased scrutiny on the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline beneath the Straits has come before the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners, who heard out both requests but did no More...

Public Hearing Scheduled to Determine Role of 9-1-1 Board

Proposed changes in the authority and oversight of the Mackinac County Emergency 9-1-1 District Board will receive citizen comment at a public hearing scheduled for Thursday, January 28. More...

Is Time Running Out on Enbridge’s Straits Oil Line 5?

One has to give credit to Al Monaco, president and CEO of Enbridge, Inc., the Alberta-based company that owns the twin oil pipelines known as Line 5 that run through the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Sports

Saints Coach Swenor, 1982-1983 Hoops Team to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Former St. Ignace boys basketball coach Dick Swenor and the 1982-1983 varsity boys basketball team will be inducted into the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame this month. Mr. More...

McKinnon, LHS Standout, to Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

John McKinnon, a 1970 graduate of LaSalle High School (LHS), will be inducted into the LHS Sports Hall of Fame at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, January 30. McKinnon was a member of the first St. More...

Bowling League Results

National League  Super 8 Motel 5, Straits Building Center 4, U.P. Pickers 3, Fred’s Pub 2.  HTG/s: Super 8 Motel 797/2345; HIG: Ron Colegrove 200; HIS: Brian Thomas 538. More...

Columns

Snyder and the Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Politics

As he enters his final year in office, two-term Governor Rick Snyder has enjoyed a fairly successful tenure, including the economic bailout of Detroit and some other economic initiatives. More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, January 10, 1891   The steamer Algomah will be kept in trim all winter to assist the St. Ignace should she again get in trouble.  •••  More...

St. Ignace

Tuesday morning, December 29, we awoke to the beautiful scenery of snowdrifts and trees heavily covered with snow. I saw, and heard, for the first time this season, the sights and sounds of snowmobilers, who were eager for a winter’s ride. More...

City Workers Will Receive Pay Raises

St. Ignace city employees received raises this week as the City Council approved new union contracts for the police officers and municipal employees and separate wage increases for the administrative staff. More...

Volunteers Clear Trees From Trails

Eager for Snowmobile Season - And Another Foot of Snow Would Be Ideal, Say Groomers

Enthusiasm, Hard Work Gets the Local Trails in More...

Outdoor Fun Marks Winter Trails Day

Slate of Free Activities Offered Saturday

Outdoor activities and local trails will be celebrated Saturday, January 9, during the annual Winter Trails Day in the Hiawatha National Forest. Events are free, open to the public, and held throughout the day at various locations in and near St. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Eli Beckham Hill

Travis and Kaitlin Hill of Sault Ste. Marie announce the birth of their son, Eli Beckham Hill, born Friday, November 20, 2015, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

James Enoch McDonald

Jimmy and Livy McDonald of St. Ignace announce the birth of their son, James Enoch McDonald, born Monday, December 14, 2015, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. More...

Obituaries

Helen Coullard

Helen Irene Coullard, 87, of Pickford, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born July 31, 1928, to William and Bessie (nee Griffes) Schwiderson in Muskegon Heights. Mrs. Coullard grew up in Brimley. More...

Richard Madison

St. Ignace native Richard J. More...

Linda Fenwick

Linda Fenwick, 67, a lifelong resident of St. More...

Red Letter Days

2016 Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

January  • Winterfest, January 14 –January 17, Mackinaw City  • Little Bear Invitational Men’s Hockey Tournament, January 29 – January 31, 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...


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