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Mustang Show Is This Weekend

Cars to Visit Mackinaw City and St. Ignace

Those with a hankering for horsepower will find plenty under the hoods of the Ford Mustang cars on display in Mackinaw City’s third annual Mackinaw City Mustang Stampede car show this weekend. More...

News

Hospital CEO Rod Nelson Honored with MHA Meritorious Service Award

Mackinac Straits Health System CEO Rod Nelson of St. More...

Committee: Chamber To Receive Preference in Property Deal

The St. More...

Mackinaw City Chamber To Host Mighty Mac Golf Outing

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce Mighty Mac Golf Outing will be Tuesday, July 26, at the Mackinaw Club Golf Course in Mackinaw City with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The outing has a scramble format. More...

Obituaries

Audrey Bailey

Lifelong Drummond Island resident Audrey Mary Bailey died Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Petoskey. More...

Clifford Nayback

Clifford Leo Nayback, 92, of Rudyard, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.  He was born September 11, 1923, to Gust and Fanny (nee Valley) Nayback on the family farm in Rudyard.  More...

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Schmitt

Gerald “Jerry” Arthur Schmitt was a mentor to many amateur and professional golfers over the years, and it was his lifelong passion. An entrepreneur, he also had a career in business and sales. Mr. 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...

St. Ignace Events Highlight Heritage

Fort de Buade Museum and the Museum of Ojibwa Culture will be the sites of multiple cultural events for St. Ignace Heritage Days, taking place Friday, July 15, through Sunday, July 17.  More...

Bridge To Display Big American Flag

No Toll Hike, Says Mackinac Bridge Authority

Tolls on the Mackinac Bridge will remain fixed at $2 per axle, with no price increase, in light of an increase in traffic volumes, the Mackinac Bridge Authority said at its meeting at City Hall on Mackinac Island Friday, July 8.  More...

Critters Call Attention to Ecology

At Les Cheneaux Frog Fest, Environmental Displays Offer Delight, and Learning, Too

The annual Frog Fest hosted by the Les Cheneaux Watershed Council provided attendees with a variety of projects, games, and educational opportunities Saturday, July 9. More...

Social

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Zabdi Pope

Sherwood and Areli Martinez- Pope of Ypsilanti announce the birth of a daughter, Zabdi Rose Pope, born Saturday, June 25, 2016, at St. More...

Kooyers Mark 50th Anniversary

ANNIVERSARY

Donald and Anna Kooyer of Rudyard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at an open house Saturday, July 16, at the Northwoods Christian Camp in Pickford.  More...

Opinion

Libraries Provide Knowledge and Kinship

To the Editor:  Are there citizens in both townships who cannot afford to buy books, or have computer service in their homes, or rent a movie, or have magazine subscriptions?  More...

Please Support Local Library Millage

To the Editor:  As a Moran Township resident, I’m campaigning for a “Yes” vote for the partnership in the millage vote with St. Ignace Township and the City of St. Ignace in support of the St. Ignace Public Library.  More...

Columns

Different Drummers for Snyder and Schuette

Michigan Politics

A slogan of Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette, who has won elections in all three branches of state government, is “Schuette on Duty.” But sometimes his performed duties conflict with positions of fellow Republican Rick Snyder.&nb More...

St. Ignace

Much needed rain finally hit our area Friday, July 8. Everyone’s lawn needed the rain.  Many activities planned at the two downtown museums this weekend will highlight various aspects of St. Ignace history and culture. More...

Les Cheneaux

Greetings, friends! What a great Fourth of July we all enjoyed. It certainly had to be one of the biggest we’ve ever had. We appreciate everyone who planned the parade party, the many floats, and the fantastic music. More...


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