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Schlicht and Wick Start Police Patrols

Team Working Regularly in St. Ignace

Michigan State Police Trooper Mack Schlicht and his canine partner Wick have begun working in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The two are posted in Sault Ste. More...

News

‘You Deserved Better.’ Will Michigan Ever Learn How to Protect the Public?

Governor Rick Snyder’s public apology during his state-of-state address on January 19 pledging to rid lead contamination from Flint’s water supply and threatening its population of 100,000 is not a new story. More...

State Requests Public Input on Plans to Assess Enbridge Line 5

Public comment is sought on state plans to assess the financial impact of a major oil spill at the Straits and study oil distribution alternative to the Enbridge Line 5. More...

Pickford Planning Commission to Host Zoning Workshop February 9

The Pickford Township Planning Commission will host the second in a series of planning and zoning workshops Tuesday, February 9, at 6 p.m., at the Pickford Township Hall. The agricultural district will be the main topic of discussion.  More...

Sports

5 Individuals, 1982-1983 Basketball Team Inducted Into LHS Hall of Fame

Athletes Mandi Johnson, Clark Cryderman, and John McKinnon, along with Coach Dick Swenor, and the 1982-1983 Class D state runner up boys basketball team were inducted into the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame. More...

MCAAC Elects Two New Board Members

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council held its annual meeting Thursday, January 28, when Keeney Swearer and Lana Qualey were elected as new members to the council’s board to replace departing members Rosemary Gould, Gerry Lou Kania, Lorie Axtell, More...

Racers Ready for I-500 Snowmobile Showdown

There are some races in the motorsports world that absolutely everyone wants to win. NASCAR has the Daytona 500. IndyCar has the Indianapolis 500. Snowmobile racing has Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Trump Predicts March 8 Michigan Win

Michigan Politics

The media focus of late has been on the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, but a lively contest could loom in the March 8 Michigan primary among the crowded field of Republican presidential contenders, if the field remains crowded.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Court warming is this week. More...

Mackinac Island

The weather has been very mild for this time of the year. It poured rain all day Sunday, January 31, so we lost snow and it became very slippery. Monday, February 1, was still mild, but the sun peeked out for a little while. More...

Marina Director Job Is a Key One for City

St. Ignace City Council Prioritizes Continuing the Progress Made at Marina

In the four years of Tim Matelski’s management, the St. Ignace Marina profited $237,000. Mr. More...

Wilwin Property Sold to Graymont

Veterans Retreat to Relocate; American Legion Will Collect Mining Royalties

Wilwin Lodge retreat center for combat veterans in Trout Lake has been taken over by Graymont mining company as part of a land exchange agreement with the American Legion. More...

Housing, Internet Among Top MEA Goals

Linking developers to brownfield sites to create new businesses, pursuing affordable housing, promoting advances in energy delivery, and establishing better broadband service in the Eastern Upper Peninsula highlight Mackinac Economic Alliance goals f More...

Social

Olivia and Nova Cowell

Gabriel and Tracy Cowell of Mackinac Island announce the birth of twin daughters, Olivia Pearl and Nova Lynn, born Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord.  Olivia weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces at birth and measured 18 i More...

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Twork, Grogan are LaSalle’s January Students of the Month

Kirsten Twork and Drew Grogan, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been named January Students of the Month by school faculty.   Kirsten Twork  More...

Obituaries

Martin ‘Bill’ Hoyt

Martin A. “Bill” Hoyt, 66, of St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday evening, January 26, 2016, at his home, following a short illness. He had lived in St. More...

Shirley Goudreau

Shirley Goudreau, 57, of St. Ignace, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016, at the EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. More...

Geraldine Jarvie

Geraldine Mildred Jarvie, 83, of Rudyard, died Sunday, January 31, 2016, in St. Ignace.  She was born September 1, 1932, in Traverse City.  Services will be Friday, February 5, at 1 p.m. at R. Galer Funeral Home in Pickford. 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 WORK SESSION TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016 AT 8:00 AM Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance:  More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016 AT 7:00 PM   More...


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