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Hessel Powwow Is This Weekend

All Are Welcome at ‘Gathering of Eagles’

The 24th annual Gathering of the Eagles Powwow in Hessel will take place this Friday, August 19, through Sunday, August 21. The powwow will be held at the Hessel powwow grounds, at the corner of Three Mile Road and Old St. More...

News

11th Circuit Court Dismisses Paquin’s Suit Against City; He Plans Appeal

A lawsuit brought by Fred Paquin against the City of St. Ignace was dismissed in an 11th Judicial Circuit Court ruling Monday, July 25. In his case, Mr. Paquin contended he should be allowed to run for a seat on the city council. More...

Statewide Education Races Heat Up Over Bathroom, Straight-ticket Issues

Up until now, the sleepiest races on the Michigan ballot have traditionally been those for the statewide education seats. They include the trustees of the state’s major universities – and a state board of education. More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt Will Host Local Office Hours August 24

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Wednesday, August 24, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bentley’s B-M-L Diner in St. Ignace.  No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Obituaries

Patrick Stubbings

Patrick W. More...

Lesley ‘Joann’ Bagbey

Lesley “Joann” Bagbey, 73, of Cedarville, formerly of St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2016, in Petoskey. More...

Robert Derrick

A graveside service for Robert Derrick of Mackinaw City will be Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Mackinaw City.  Mr. Derrick passed away July 2, 2016, in St. Ignace, at the age of 79. 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 To Host Motorcycle Rally

Mackinac Bridge Crossing Is Saturday

Lookin’ Back, A Bob Seger tribute band from Detroit, and The Brewhouse Band of Cheboygan will perform as motorcycle riders gather in St. More...

Tensions Rise Over Unfinished St. Ignace Projects

Councilman Steven Paquin slammed his fist on the desk, Councilman Jim Clapperton sternly rebuked C2AE engineers, and City Manager Les Therrian and contractor Rob Fraser argued loudly as problems with city utility projects continued to surface at a co More...

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BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

Finley Mullins

Lewie and Jessica Mullins of Trout Lake announce the birth of a daughter, Finley Kayron Mullins, born Thursday, May 19, 2016, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

Sports

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Women’s AA: Wendrick’s Truss 90, Clyde’s Kinross 84, Hakola Logging 57, Demawating Development 55, Lisa and Amanda 55, Jodi and Tiffany 53, Terrie and Bella 41, The Bunker 34, Ed’s Floor Covering 29.  Women’s A: Wal More...

Opinion

Thank You for Sharing the News Of the Eastern U.P.

To the Editor:  Thank you for doing such a super job of sharing Eastern Upper Peninsula happenings each week.  The great article and picture show you did of Rudyard Summerfest [August 4 issue] was wonderfully done and nicely written.  More...

Line 5 Situation Does Not Inspire Confidence

To the Editor:  More...

Questions Circumstances of Sale Of Downtown Properties

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Columns

Trump and Clinton Trade Jabs in State

Michigan Politics

Briefly last week, Michigan was ground zero in the 2016 presidential campaign, as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton touted jobs and exchanged jabs in separate appearances in metro Detroit.  More...

St. Ignace

Miriam (nee Sterk) Strohpaul and her husband, Don, of Newaygo, spent their annual camping trip in Miriam’s hometown of St. Ignace. While here, they visited with her brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Jean Sterk, of St. More...

Les Cheneaux

This past week in Les Cheneaux was perhaps the busiest week of the summer. The warm sunshine really brought out lots of folks to enjoy boating, swimming, water skiing, and other activities. More...


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