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New Rescue Boat Sees Busy Summer

Works With Coast Guard, Sheriff’s Office

The City of Mackinac Island’s Mackinac Marine Rescue Team has seen a lot of action since its 31-foot rescue boat entered service last summer. Today the group is working regularly with the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. More...

News

Still Waiting for Decision on Lower Electricity Surcharge

An announcement from the Michigan Agency for Energy Thursday, September 1, that Upper Peninsula electricity customers will see lower costs, will not affect the members of Cloverland Electric Cooperative. More...

Planning Commission Schedules Public Hearing for September 15

The St. Ignace Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, September 15, at 7 p.m. to gather opinions about regulating downtown boardinghouses. The hearing will be in the city council chambers at City Hall.  More...

State Pipeline Safety Advisory Board To Meet September 19

The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board will meet Monday, September 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Michigan Agency for Energy in Lansing.  More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Score First Win of 2016 Season Against St. Ignace Saints

Tuesday, September 6, was the first day of the new school year for the Les Cheneaux Community Schools and the Cedarville Trojans (1-0) kicked off their varsity season by travelling to St. More...

High School Football Roundup: St. Ignace Saints, Cedarville Trojans, Rudyard Bulldogs

St. Ignace Shuts Out Johannesburg-Lewison   More...

Island Soccer Team Wins Games Over Hannahville

The Mackinac Island Lakers won their soccer games against the Hannahville Soaring Eagles last week, winning 7-4 Friday, September 9, and 3-2 Saturday, September 10.  During the game Friday, Aaron Riggs had three goals and two assists, Gabe Krome More...

Columns

Parties Wage Spin Battle on Presidential Campaign

Michigan Politics

There’s a subplot to the presidential contest in Michigan between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. More...

Les Cheneaux

The following account was printed in the Les Cheneaux News column in 1989:  Betty and Russell Smith are happy this week with the arrival of their daughter-in-law, Debbie, and grandson Steven, whom they so seldom see these days. More...

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

What Changes Can You Make To Increase Confidence?

How do you expect the unexpected? How can you prepare for and plan for unintended consequences? Do you ever give your employees time for creativity, innovation, or just plain thinking while you are paying them? More...

Big Rigs Coming For Weekend Show

The big rigs of the open road will be the star attraction this weekend in St. Ignace as the 21st annual Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show rolls into town with its blast of horns, chrome, and custom paint jobs. More...

City: Truckey St. Must Be Repaired

Problems on the newly paved Truckey Street have put the city and contractor Maverick Construction at odds, with the city saying it is the contractor’s responsibility to complete repairs on the road. More...

Social

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Rebecca LaLonde Graduated From Boot Camp

Private First Class Rebecca LaLonde, of the Charlie Company, 31st Engineer Battalion (OSUT), 1st Engineer Brigade, was graduated Monday, August 8, from boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  She has now returned to Northern Michigan Universi More...

Elizabeth Matelski, Courtney Lentz Wed in Milwaukee

Elizabeth Matelski and Courtney Lentz, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, were married Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the garden patio of Wolf Peach restaurant in Milwaukee.  The readings were given by their sisters, Laura Wierenga and Ashley Ross.&nbs More...

Obituaries

Marlene Bour

Marlene J. (nee Showberg) Bour of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, passed away at her home Friday, September 9, 2016. She was 85.  She was born August 1, 1931, in Cedarville.  More...

Allan Lukitsh

Allan W. Lukitsh, 65, of Curtis, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, September 7, 2016.  He was born April 1, 1951, to Rudy and Laura (nee Pegouske) Lukitsh in Wyandotte.  He married Pamela Wolk July 19, 1969.  More...

Joseph ‘Mikie’ Gallagher

Joseph D. “Mikie” Gallagher, Jr., 61, of Mackinac Island, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016, in Ann Arbor.  A funeral mass will be held Friday, September 16, at noon at Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church on Mackinac Island. 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  September 6, 2016  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 6, 2016, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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