January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Plans in Place for U.P. Pond Hockey

Open Space Near St. Ignace Arena Is Backup Locale; Sign-up Capped at 170

Lack of ice on the lake could force the St. Ignace 2016 Labatt Blue U.P. More...

Munuscong Will Host Walleye Jamboree

Thick ice, good weather, and great catches of walleye and perch are expected to drive strong turnout at the 2016 Soo Area Sportsmen’s Club Walleye Jamboree Thursday, January 28, through Sunday, January 31, at Munuscong Bay. More...

News

St. Ignace Planning Commission Considers Zoning Measures

Establishes Regular Meeting Schedule With Eye Toward Fostering ‘Representative Government’

The St. Ignace Planning Commission is reviewing the city’s zoning ordinance, and upcoming discussions will target off-premise business signs. More...

Study Group Considers Life in St. Ignace Area Centuries Ago

The first season of a study group dedicated to learning about the 17th century has been completed, and interest in it remained strong over the summer and fall of 2015. Meetings will resume in the spring.  More...

St. Ignace Water Supply Continues to Have Low Lead Levels

With world attention on the contaminated water crisis in Flint, St. Ignace City Manager Les Therrian wants residents to know that lead has not been a problem in St. More...

Obituaries

John Piskorz

John T. Piskorz, 88, of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday, January 15, 2016, surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was born August 24, 1927, to Ted and Rose Piskorz. More...

Nedra Hough

Nedra Mary Hough, 84, of Evergreen Shores in St. Ignace, passed away Wednesday evening, January 20, 2016, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey, surrounded by her family. More...

Anne Stadler

Anne C. Stadler, 77, of Drummond Island, established and owned the monthly newspaper, the Drummond Island Digest. She owned Portraits by Annie and Annie’s Attic Bed and Breakfast and Gift Shop. 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 - Free Access

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings January 18, 2016 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding. Public Comment was received. More...

Students Test Their Science Theories

Gros Cap School eighth grader Owen Powell won first place in his grade at the school’s annual science fair Friday, January 22, for his timely experiment on water filtration, running a variety of waters through a mixture of granular activated ca More...

Hessel School To Get New Life as Community Center

The former Hessel school building is being converted into a community center and a showcase for culture and the arts.  “It’s a dream come true,” said Susan Rutledge. More...

Top of Lake Museum Will Expand Facility

Donation of 33 Rare Sleds Joins Lineup

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway has received a donation of 33 rare snowmobiles from the J. Armand Bombardier Museum in Valcourt, Quebec. More...

Sports

Saints, Panthers, Trojans, Raiders, Eagles, Black Bears Match Up in Girls Hoops

Saints Defeat Chiefs In SAC Road Contest   Senior Abbey Ostman scored 32 points and added seven rebounds and five steals to lead the St. More...

Lakers Sweep Polar Bears in NLL Matchups

The Mackinac Island Lakers swept the Grand Marais Polar Bears during the girls and boys home contests Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23.  Girls: The Lakers defeated the Polar Bears 47-24 during Friday’s game and 45-29 Saturday.& More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  News Crew 22, Mackinaw Trolley 22, Apollo Home Mortgage 18, George’s Auto Parts 18, Fred’s Pub 16, The Wooden Door 9.  HTG: Apollo Home Mortgage 499, HTS: News Crew 1308; HIG/s: Lisa Fitzgerald 211/493.  4 More...

Columns

Gubernatorial Crises, Past and Present

Michigan Politics

Many Michigan governors, starting with the first, have had major challenges of crisis management, but none as damaging to their reputation as that which faces Governor Rick Snyder, in dealing with Flint’s contaminated drinking water.  More...

How Much of Your Business Relies on Your Best Customers?

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

I had an epiphany the other day. I don’t have one very often. What about you? How often do you come up with a new, big idea that reconnects the dots in a different way? If you’re like me, it’s not every day.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Congratulations to our Snowball Court: King Donnie Clark, Queen Bryanna Buss, Prince Andrew Legault, and Princess Sophia Vaughn. The Snowball Dance was a great success. More...


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