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Frog Fest Highlights Ecology Saturday

The annual Frog Fest hosted by the Les Cheneaux Watershed Council is a day filled with science learning, as scientists, naturalists, and volunteers gather in Cedarville to share their knowledge with the community. More...

News

Council Considers Sewer Rate Increases and Other City Issues at Work Session

A wastewater improvement project at two ends of State Street is moving forward, City Manager Les Therrian told the St. Ignace City Council at a work session Monday, June 27.  More...

Sault Tribal General Election Results Being Contested

The June 23 Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians 2016 General Election has been contested by Isaac McKechnie, who contends ballots were retrieved from the Sault Ste. Marie Post Office a half-hour early on election day. More...

Sierra Club Loses Lawsuit Against Line 5 Permit

The Sierra Club lost its appeal Thursday, June 30, of an October 2015 federal court ruling, when a federal judge dismissed the club’s lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service. More...

Sports

South Falls to North in U.P. Football All-Star Game, as Eleven EUP Players Take Part

Players from across the Upper Peninsula suited up for one more game of high school football Saturday, June 25, in the U.P. Football All-Star Game in Marquette. More...

St. Ignace First Tee Golf Program Teaches Golf, Life Skills

St. Ignace youth are receiving lessons in golf and life from First Tee Northern Michigan, at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club this summer. The program first came to St. Ignace in 2014, to get young people interested in golf.  More...

Brennan Danielson Graduates From Patrol Squadron

Brennan Danielson was graduated Friday, March 11, from Patrol Squadron Thirty Fleet Replacement Squadron in Jacksonville, Florida. More...

Columns

The Staying Power of Issue Advocacy

Michigan Politics

As noted here periodically, 2003-2011 Governor Jennifer Granholm has had numerous high-visibility national roles in the years since her gubernatorial service. More...

‘You Can’t Find What You Aren’t Looking For’

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

You can’t get what you don’t work for. You can’t get what you don’t ask for. You can’t find what you aren’t looking for. You can’t do what you don’t believe you can do. More...

A Video Poker Machine So Good It Is Hard To Believe

DEAL ME IN

Dear Mark:  You have written that with perfect basic strategy some video poker machines will have a payback above 100%. I have also read that the machines can NOT be set to return over 100%. More...

Isolated Wildfires Burning in EUP

Access Difficult as Trout Lake, Pickford Area Fires Burn More Than 140 Acres

A pair of wildfires broke out in swampy areas of the Eastern Upper Peninsula last week as the Wilwin Fire engulfed 66 acres near Trout Lake and the Munuscong Fire burned 82 acres near Pickford. Neither fire threatened structures or caused injuries. More...

Gros Cap Church Makes National List

The historic Gros Cap Church has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The decision was made last month with the 1918 structure, also known as the Sacred Heart Church, added to the list by the National Park Service Tuesday, May 3. More...

Social

Ivan Law

Garth and Julia Law of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Ivan Glenn Law, born Thursday, June 9, 2016, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

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Local Students Earn Degrees From NMU

Local students who were graduated from Northern Michigan University in May 2016 are Annemarie Horn of St. Ignace, Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training (graduated cum laude), and Landon Oliver, also of St.  More...

Obituaries

Helen Sieloff

Helen Frances Sieloff, 90, of Raber, passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born March 22, 1926, to Frank and Catherine (nee Kusina) Bender in Raber Township.  Mrs. Sieloff grew up in Raber. More...

Larry Kaminsky

Larry L. Kaminsky, 84, of Tallahassee, Florida, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. He had lived in St. More...

Robert Derrick

Robert O. Derrick, 79, of Mackinaw City, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. 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...


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