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Hay Days Brings Hometown Spirit

Pickford Hay Days is a week of festivities and reunions, to be held this year from Tuesday, August 2, through Sunday, August 7. More...

Tall Ships Visit Area

The Pride of Baltimore tall ship arrived at Mackinac Island Wednesday afternoon, July 20. The vessel is competing in the 2016 Tall Ships Challenge during which participating ships will race throughout the Great Lakes this summer. More...

News

Enbridge To Pay $177 Million for 2010 Oil Spills in Marshall and Romeoville, Illinois

Enbridge Energy will have to pay $177 million for the 2010 oil spill in Marshall and Romeoville, Illinois when Line 6B dumped more than 20,000 barrels of oil into Talmadge Creek and Line 6A dumped more than 6,427 barrels of oil at Romeoville. More...

Electricity Surcharge Could Be Reduced for U.P. Customers

The costs to keep the Presque Isle Power Plant operating may be reduced by one-third, or $17 million. More...

Clark Township Advocates for Restarting Cormorant Control Efforts

The Clark Township Board of Trustees expressed its frustration with a court order that has ended all cormorant control efforts in the area at its Monday, July 18, meeting. More...

Obituaries

Suzanne Gable

Suzanne Kay Gable, 50, of Sault Ste. Marie, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 23, 2016, at her home. She was born May 11, 1966, in Sault Ste. Marie. Mrs. Gable grew up in Goetzville. She was graduated from DeTour High School in 1984. More...

James ‘Mac’ McKenzie, Jr.

James C. McKenzie, Jr., known affectionately to his family and friends as “Jim” or “Mac,” of Naubinway, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016, at his home. He was 79.  He was born July 25, 1936, to James, Sr. More...

Timothy Maida

Timothy Joseph Maida, 45, of Cedarville, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Cedarville.  He was born November 19, 1970, in Gladwin County.  Services will be Saturday, July 30, at noon at the United Methodist Church in Pinconning. 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  July 18, 2016  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...

Election Day Is Aug. 2

Tuesday, August 2, will be election day with many millage requests and competitive primary elections on ballots to be cast across the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Voter Guide - Free Access

St. Ignace Public Library Millage

The St. Ignace Public Library has more than 20,000 visitors each year, providing reference materials, resources, and technology to the public. More...

Rudyard Summerfest Starts Thurs.

Rudyard Summerfest activities will begin Thursday, July 28, and continue through Sunday, July 31, in Rudyard. More...

Voter Guide - Free Access

Mackinac County Sheriff

Two candidates, Scott Strait and Troy Johnston, are running on the Republican ticket for Mackinac County Sheriff. With no Democratic opponent in the November election, the race will be decided in the primary election August 2. More...

Social

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Michael Haske Earns Les Cheneaux Masonic Scholarship

Michael Haske has been named the recipient of this year’s Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge 590 of Cedarville’s $500 scholarship. More...

Sports

Junior Saints Football Team To Meet Aug. 1

Students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at St. Ignace Middle School who want to play on the Junior Saints football team should meet Monday, August 1, at 7 p.m. behind LaSalle High School. More...

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Women’s AA: Wendrick’s Truss 69, Clyde’s Kinross 68, Hakola Logging 46, Demawating Development 44, Jodi and Tiffany 41, Lisa and Amanda 38, The Bunker 32, Ed’s Floor Covering 26, Terrie and Bella 25.  Women’s A: Wal More...

Doug Ingalls Steps Aside as Boys Coach

Doug Ingalls has stepped out of his position as the head coach of the LaSalle boys basketball team and instead will focus his attention on his position as assistant coach of the high school girls basketball team, coached by his wife, Dorene. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Vote Yes on Library Millage  To the Editor:  Have you checked out the library lately? As mayor of St. Ignace, I’d like to encourage everyone to vote “Yes” for the library millage Tuesday, August 2.  More...

Columns

Reflections on Great Lakes Governors, Gubernatorial Hopefuls

Michigan Politics

Great Lakes governors, and some Michigan hopefuls for the office, provided interesting spins at last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland.  More...

St. Ignace

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive will be Wednesday, July 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gateway Lanes and Fred’s Pub in St. Ignace. More...

Les Cheneaux

Greetings, and happy summer to everyone. It has been a beautiful and busy summer so far. More...


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