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Riders Warned To Use Caution on Snowmobile Trails

With varying amounts of snowfall so far this season across the northern section of the state, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging snowmobilers to use caution riding trails.  More...

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LEFT US IN 2016

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, memorializes those whose obituaries have appeared in the newspaper during the past 12 months. This list includes 292 persons, whose ages range from infant to 104. More...

End of A Clean Era: St. Ignace Laundromat Shutting Down This Weekend

For more than six decades the St. Ignace Laundromat and Dry Cleaners has been a staple of life in this Upper Peninsula community, providing a friendly place for residents and tourists to clean their clothes. More...

Planning Commission Moves Meeting Back to Feb. 7

The St. Ignace Planning Commission has postponed its regular meeting for Tuesday, January 10, to Tuesday, February 7, at 7 p.m., in the council chambers at city hall.  More...

Moran Township Ski Hill Prepares for Upcoming Season, Waiting for Snow

The 2017 season is fast approaching for Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain Skiing and Tubing Hill in Moran Township. Kyle Brow is the manager and is now working with his crew to prepare the hill for the new season ahead. More...

Photography Class Starting January 9 in Mackinaw City

Cheboygan photographer Daniel Welihan will teach a five-week digital photography class at the Mackinaw Area Public Library in Mackinaw City starting Monday, January 9. More...

Remote Controlled Car Club Hosting Monthly St. Ignace Races

The thrill of remote controlled (RC) car racing is becoming a monthly occurrence in St. Ignace this winter after the recent formation of the EUP R/C racing club. More...

Program Encourages Investing in Local Community

A new program at the Pickford Community Library will allow people to become partners in its financial stability. More...

Bella, Buddy Most Popular Dog Names for 2016

“Bella” and “Buddy” were the most used names on licenses bought in 2016, reported Mackinac County Treasurer Jennifer Goudreau. Max and Sadie round out the top five most popular names this year in Mackinac County. More...

U.P. Regional Blood Drive Is January 16

The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of U.P. Health System - Marquette, will hold a blood drive Monday, January 16, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Pickford School Students Choose Giving Over Receiving This Christmas Season

Students in the Pickford school district gave Christmas gifts to families and needy students this year, in place of classroom gift exchanges, and students said they found the experience rewarding.  More...

Annual Warmth for Warriors Meeting Is Monday, January 9

The annual meeting for Warmth for Warriors will be Monday, January 9, at 5 p.m. in the basement of the Rudyard Presbyterian Church. A review of 2016 activities will take place. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Island Snowmobile Deaths Can Now Proceed to a Jury Trial

The cause of death for two sisters who died in a snowmobile crash on Mackinac Island in 2010 can proceed to a jury trial, now that the Michigan Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal. More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,770 for Month of October

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,770 for the month of October. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of December 19, to December 25, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  .Deputies responded to nine property damage crashes throughout the county, two of which involved car and deer.  More...

Little Bear East Arena Programs Offer Opportunities for Physical Activity and Fun

Winter has arrived and the cold is here to stay. Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace provides many opportunities for adults and students to be active and have fun, and be involved in the community.  More...

Free Membership to Fitness Center Offered

Moran Township residents will receive free memberships to the Little Bear East Arena Community Fitness Center in St. Ignace for 2017. Moran Township paid the fitness center in advance for all residents, at a cost to the township of $6,000. More...

Headlands Dark Sky Park To Host Program January 7

A program on planning the celestial New Year will be offered Saturday, January 7, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City. Participants should meet at the guesthouse at 15675 Headlands Road. More...

Expansion Work Continues at Naubinway Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum

Work is continuing on a new expansion at Naubinway’s Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum to allow it to display more sleds and add a library area. More...

Engadine Library Hosts Second Annual Christmas Tea, Features Gingerbread, Music

Engadine students offered a musical performance at the second annual Christmas Tea hosted by the Engadine Library Wednesday, December 21.  Head Librarian Janice Wagner, who organized the program, said, “We thought this would be just a nice More...

Police To Host Presentations on Human Trafficking in January

The Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post will host two educational presentations on human trafficking in January, one in Manistique and one in St. Ignace. More...

Craig Lehrke Hired as New St. Ignace Hope Chest Resale Store Administrator

Craig Lehrke is the new administrator of the Hope Chest resale store in St. Ignace. He is eager to serve the community through the resale store and help promote its services to more people.  Mr. More...

Smith, Gordon, Soeltner Take Top Prizes in Decorating Contest

In the annual Rudyard Lions Club Christmas decoration contest, the following winners have been announced: For the best three decorated homes in the village of Rudyard, first place went to Russel and Kristen Smith on Main Street, second place went to More...


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