September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

School Upgraded

Changes Increase Efficiency at St. Ignace

Every light in the St. Ignace middle and elementary school building has been replaced, and the school’s boilers have been upgraded, as part of an energy efficiency project. New carpeting has been installed.  More...

News

Kayakers Protest Line 5 While Paddling in Lake Huron Near Mackinaw City

Concern for the waters in the Straits of Mackinac led to a protest in Mackinaw City against the Enbridge Energy Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline that runs beneath them Saturday, September 3.  More...

Tom Evashevski Is Appointed As City Attorney

Tom Evashevski has been appointed as the City of St. Ignace attorney after a special meeting of the St. Ignace City Council in which the council interviewed Mr. Evashevski and two other applicants Tuesday, August 30. More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt Will Host Local Office Hours September 13

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Tuesday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. He will also meet with people at the Mackinac Grille in St. More...

Sports

Fegan Serves Well for Panthers as Saints Gustafson, Davis Battle Opolka at the Net

After struggling through the first three sets, the St. More...

Rudyard Takes Home Two Wins Against Newberry

The Rudyard Bulldogs varsity volleyball team made short work of Newberry in their first effort of the season Wednesday, August 31. In the first of two matches, the Bulldogs won set one, 25-15; set two, 25- 13; set three, 25-14. More...

Golfers Compete in St. Ignace Championships

The St. Ignace Golf and Country Club held their annual City Junior Golf Championship this past Tuesday, August 30. In the boys ten to thirteen age group, Chase Tallaire took first place with a score of 37 in the boys age 10 to 13 division. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Volunteer Experience Was Heartfelt and Eye Opening  To the Editor:  I would like to commend Ronda Engle and all of her helpers for the success of the Backpack and Feed America program, that was held August 31 at Little Bear East Arena.  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...

Big Tractor Show Is This Weekend

St. Ignace Event Features Bridge Crossing

More than 1,350 tractors are registered, and a nationally syndicated television show is set to record the proceedings, as the annual Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Show and Mackinac Bridge crossing will bring tractor lovers to St. More...

Vietnam Wall Will Be in St. Ignace

In Conjunction With Truck Show Next Week

A traveling half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will be on the grounds of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St. Ignace from Thursday, September 15, to Sunday, September 18.  More...

Swimmers Brave Straits of Mackinac

Feat of Strength, Endurance Earns World Recognition as Thompson, Stevens Finish 1st

Thirty swimmers successfully completed the more than four-mile swim across the Straits of Mackinac during the annual Mighty Mac Swim, Monday, September 5. More...

Stalwart Fair Set For Its 111th Year

Traditional horse pulling competitions will be the centerpiece of the annual Stalwart Agricultural Fair Thursday, September 8, Friday, September 9, and Saturday, September 10, at its fairgrounds on M-48. The fair is in its 111th year. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Richard and Doris Lapine Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Richard and Doris (nee Bazinaw) Lapine of St. Ignace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 27, at a family barbecue on Mackinac Island.  They were married August 27, 1966, on Mackinac Island.  More...

Luke Nelson

BIRTH

Jason Emil and Karen Nelson of Lafayette, Louisiana, announce the birth of a son, Luke Emil Nelson, born Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette. More...

Obituaries

Clement Savoie

Clement Emil Savoie, 89, of Rudyard, passed away Friday, September 2, 2016, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace.  He was born February 3, 1927, to Edmond and Lucy Savoie in Dryburg.  He married Marian Dyer in 1948.  More...

Janice Selby

Janice E. Selby, 77, of Engadine, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  She was born September 25, 1938, to Raymond and Ruby (nee Strickler) Shaw in Grand Ledge.  She married Ernie Selby in 1958 in Grand Ledge. More...

Marilyn Blenkhorn

Marilyn Mae Blenkhorn, 88, of Pickford, formerly of Saginaw, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born May 9, 1928, to Phillip and Catherine (nee Frantom) Schmidt in Saginaw.  More...

Columns

Flaws for Both Clinton and Trump

Michigan Politics

I have been writing about presidential campaigns for many a decade, sometimes as a reporter on the trail (once tear-gassed covering a convention protest in Chicago), and most often and recently as a commentator from the sidelines.  This year&rsq More...

Mackinac Island

The flowers all over the Island are just outstanding, with hydrangeas as big as basketballs, sunflowers, dahlias, and so many more. They brighten up the Island so much. More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather has stayed warm, with a few days in the high 80s and a little rain, however, we could use a little more rain as most of us still have to water our flowers almost every day. More...


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