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Lending a Helping Hand at School

Gros Cap School students Christian Ross (left) and Ryan LaVake volunteer for dish duty at the school’s Bob Buchholz Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser Thursday, March 17. More...

Syrup Is Boiling in EUP

Local Producers to Welcome Public This Weekend

The sap is flowing and the syrup is boiling in the Eastern Upper Peninsula as Michigan Maple Syrup Weekend approaches Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3. More...

News

Odawa Casino Taking Shape in Mackinaw City

Construction is right on schedule for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians’ new Class II casino in Mackinaw City at 1028 Nicolet Street, shown here Friday, March 25, with the village’s wind turbines in the background. More...

Mild Winter Results in Savings for St. Ignace City Water Dept.

This winter, mild weather meant the City of St. More...

Board of Commissioners Meeting Is Rescheduled for March 31

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, March 24, has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 31, at 4:30 p.m., in the Mackinac County Courthouse Annex.   More...

Obituaries

Margery Host

Margery Hope Host, 73, of McMillan, died suddenly Tuesday evening March 22, 2016. More...

Donald Frazier

Longtime Naubinway businessman and fisherman Donald R. Frazier passed away Monday, March 28, 2016, at the EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie. He was 77.   Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, April 4, at noon at St. More...

Jessie Lavake, Jr.

Jessie Lee Lavake, Jr., infant son of Jessie Lavake and Brandi (nee Patton) McMillan of St. Ignace, passed away shortly after birth Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

Clean Water Is Worthy of Our Deepest Respect and Care

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline is a valuable asset. It’s understandable the company would want to protect it. We are responsible for protecting something even more precious. More...

Some Good News, Much Bad News, for Snyder

Michigan Politics

Governor Rick Snyder, besieged with demands that he resign over the state’s handling of Flint’s lingering water contamination crisis, got some good economic news last week: Michigan’s February jobless rate was the lowest in 15 years More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. The 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

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  March 21, 2016  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding. More...

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES WORK SESSION MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016 AT 8:00 A.M.   More...

School Seeks to Make Its Mark

Formal Accreditation Is Next Step for Boat Building School at Cedarville

Working on the hull of the fisherman’s launch at the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville are (from left) Dan Cinal of Indiana and Sam Huffrichter of Sault Ste. Marie. More...

State Sets Deadline for Line 5 Information

Enbridge has until Monday, April 11, to divulge documents describing the history and integrity of Line 5 oil pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac, the Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board has stipulated in a March 11 letter to the pipeline company. More...

29 Rare Sleds Arrive

Twenty-nine historic and unique snowmobiles from around the world arrived at Naubinway’s Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum Tuesday, March 22, following their donation by Valcourt, Quebec’s J. Armand Bombardier Museum. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Ferris State University

Local students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester at Ferris State University are Margo Brown, Alyssa Pechta, and Christina Therrian, all of St. More...

Pechta Graduates from Ferris State University With Nursing Degree

Alyssa Pechta of St. Ignace was graduated with highest honors (summa cum laude) from Ferris State University Saturday, December 19, 2015, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.  She is a 2008 graduate of LaSalle High School. More...

Sports

Kreski, Ostman, Edington Named to All-State Teams

Three area players, seniors Gage Kreski and Abbey Ostman of St. More...

Straits Area Conference Honors Senior Athletes

The Straits Area Conference honored their senior athletes during the annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Banquet at Little Bear East Conference Center Monday, March 21. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  News Crew 53, Apollo Home Mortgage 44, Mackinaw Trolley 41, George’s Auto Parts 41, Fred’s Pub 38, The Wooden Door 35.  HTG/s: News Crew 551/1396; HIG/s: Meghann Colegrove 222/490.  200 Games: Meghann Cole More...

Columns

Engadine - Gould City

Welcome, spring. This is the first year in many that we haven’t had a lot of snow on the first day of spring. We hope for one of the best planting seasons for gardeners and farmers.  More...

Rexton-Garnet

In an effort to keep up with the ever-changing weather, we’ve had to return the rototiller to the barn and bring out the snow blower once again, hopefully only for the short term.  Spring break began for students at Engadine Consolidated S More...

Les Cheneaux

A note from Gary and Sally St. Onge says they will be back at Les Cheneaux Friday, April 15. After spending the winter in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, they’re ready to head back to Michigan. It will be good to see them again.  More...


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