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Erosion Causing Sinkholes at Dock

Walking in the grass on the old Chief Wawatam dock, harbormaster Michael Singleton gestures toward the ground. It is riddled with sinkholes, some several feet deep, and in some of them, water bubbles up as ferry boats pass.  Mr. More...

Heritage Village To Host Historic Festival

Mackinaw City’s present residents and visitors will have a chance to enjoy some fun right out of the past this weekend at the Mackinaw Area Historic Festival. More...

News

St. Ignace Works To Limit Boardinghouses

The St. Ignace Planning Commission worked on drafting ordinances prohibiting boardinghouses or employee housing in downtown St. More...

McKenzie, Edelman Cases Working Through 11th Circuit Court

Thursday, July 21, saw the cases against both Richard McKenzie, Jr. and Joshua Lee Edelman both working their way through 11th Circuit Court.  More...

Representatives from Sen. Gary Peters’ Office at St. Ignace Library

Representatives from the office of U.S. Senator Gary Peters will hold office hours in the community room at the St. Ignace Public Library Friday, August 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

Sports

Racers Battle Each Other in Season’s 3rd Contest

Rainy weather moved through the Eastern Upper Peninsula Sunday, July 24, but didn’t stop most of the action at the Kinross Speedpark. More...

Brimley Team Wins Softball Tournament

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce’s softball tournament in Cedarville Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, attracted eight teams from throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula. More...

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Women’s AA: Wendrick’s Truss 76, Clyde’s Kinross 74, Demawating Development 50, Hakola Logging 48, Jodi and Tiffany 45, Lisa and Amanda 43, The Bunker 34, Terrie and Bella 28, Ed’s Floor Covering 26.  Women’s A: Wal More...

Opinion

People Here Are the Finest on Earth

Editor’s Note: This letter about the St. Ignace community was submitted posthumously by Hank Michaels, who died May 27. Mr. Michaels was a member of the Rusted Spurs and the choir at Immaculate Conception Church in Moran. To the Editor:  More...

Community Is Fortunate To Have Good Hospital and Ambulance Service

To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Jennifer Granholm Unloads On Donald Trump

Michigan Politics

Michigan looms large in the wake of the two national presidential nominating conventions, where the state’s politicians had assorted roles, none larger than a pumped-up ex-Governor Jennifer Granholm.  More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather has been really nice, with temperatures in the 80s.  Audrey Fisher reports that her husband, Bob, is improving. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  Please keep Carol Ackerman in your thoughts and prayers. More...

If You Do Not Read, How Can You Advance?

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

I was visiting my friend John the other day. John is a seasoned engineer who supervises a team of engineers at one of the big three automakers. His mother happened to be visiting him at the same time.  More...

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Primary Election Results - Free Access

Mackinac and Chippewa Counties

Local results from the August 2 primary election are posted under Documents on this site. Mackinac County results include all precincts, the Hudson Township results posted by hand. More...

Line 5 To Add 19 Anchor Supports

Following an underwater inspection conducted in June, 19 new anchor supports will be installed along Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 twin pipeline this year. More...

City Hears State Street Complaints

Progress on the cleanup of the North State Street sewer project has not gone as expected, and members of the St. Ignace City Council voiced frustration at a council meeting Monday, August 1. More...

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Jared Coffey Graduates From U.S. Navy Basic Training

Jared Coffey was graduated Friday, June 10, after completing U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.  He is attending A-School at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.  Mr. More...

Pechtas Celebrate Milestone Anniversary and Birthdays

Wes and Dorothy (nee Sangraw) Pechta of Brevort Lake celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at the end of July. They were married April 20, 1946, the day after Easter, in Manistique. More...

Obituaries

Priscilla Eames

Priscilla Jean Eames, 56, of Hessel, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Her true love, Lloyd Peacock, and her brothers and sisters were at her side. Ms. More...

Carl LaDuke, Sr.

Carl Robert LaDuke Sr., 83, of Attica, Indiana, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Woodland Manor Nursing Home in Attica.  He was born December 29, 1932, to Ernest and Marie (nee Savard) LaDuke in St. More...

Timothy Maida

Timothy Joseph Maida, 45, of Cedarville, formerly of Pinconning, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at home.  He was born November 19, 1970, in Gladwin County.  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...


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