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Interest Grows in Regional Recycling

As Market Decline Reduces Options in EUP, Could Materials Be Used Locally?

A decline in markets for recyclable materials has forced Smith Sanitation to discontinue collecting glass, newspapers, and magazines in Cedarville, leading some residents to question Clark Township’s 0.85 mill tax supporting the local trash and More...

News

Mackinaw Library to Host Rapins of Bliss Gardens Farm

The Mackinaw Area Public Library will host Craig and Mary Rapin of Bliss Gardens Farm as they present “Building Community Around Food and Farming,” Wednesday, January 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the library.  More...

For the Record...

Incorrect dates were listed for St. Ignace events in the Red Letter Days in the January 7 edition of The St. Ignace News. The correct dates are: U.P. More...

Tribal Board Representative Glyptis Removed From Office

Rita Glyptis, a representative of the Sault Ste. More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ LeRay

Elizabeth A. “Betty” LeRay, 72, died Friday, January 15, 2016, at her home in Roscommon.  She was born August 27, 1943, to Joseph Francis and Stella (nee Budynek) Sonnenfeld in Yale.  More...

Frederick Bellville, Sr.

Frederick George Bellville, Sr., 85, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at his home. He was born March 25, 1930, to Alex and Hattie Bellville in St. Ignace. More...

Columns

Benishek Endorses Casperson; Allen Joins Race

Michigan Politics

Lively competition looms for the open seat of 1st District U.S. Representative Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls), who reversed his earlier decision to seek a fourth term.  More...

Mackinac Island

We received a lot of snow Sunday, January 17, and Mackinac resembled a “winter wonderland.” The woods were beautiful with snow hanging from the trees. Folks were out cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. More...

Engadine-Gould City

The Engadine Library will host story time the next six consecutive Saturdays beginning January 23 and continuing through February 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. More...

Enbridge Will Add Manned Station Near Straits Line

Pipeline company Enbridge Energy plans to establish a manned facility in St. Ignace, company representatives told a gathering of community leaders at the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace Friday, January 15. More...

Land and Artifacts Swap Proposed

The Michilimackinac Historical Society may become the owner of some artifacts in the Fort de Buade Museum collection, giving the city a downtown piece of property in return, in a deal proposed by the historical society last week. The City of St. More...

Chipman Is Interim Equalization Director

Pamela Chipman will serve as interim director for the Mackinac County Equalization Department through May 31. She will hold the position through the county equalization process in April and the state equalization process in May. More...

Social

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Students of the Month Recognized at Rudyard Elementary

Students of the Month for November at Rudyard Elementary School are (back row, from left) Lauren Sawyer (fourth grade), Brooke Bridges-Booth (fifth grade), Miranda Allen (fifth grade), Brett Mayer (s More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

The Friday, January 15, girls basketball game between St.  More...

Bowling

Saints Girls Fall to Gaylord; Tie With Rogers City   The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team competed at home Saturday, January 16, at Gateway Lanes. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  News Crew 19, Mackinaw Trolley 17, Apollo Home Mortgage 15, George’s Auto Parts 14, Fred’s Pub 12, The Wooden Door 7.  HTG/s: News Crew 467, 1289; HIG: Wendy Colegrove 190; HIS: Carmen Schultz 491. 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

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2015 AT 7:00 AM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Carpenter, Reid, Rutledge, Sherlund, Wellnitz.   More...


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