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Program To Teach Internet Safety

Technology has made it possible for information to be available within seconds, with just a few strokes on a keyboard or the touch of an app on a smartphone. With every technological advance, there are positive and negative impacts. More...

News

Amid Persistent Line 5 Pipeline Worries, State Promises Impartiality

Reports Due in June on Risk Analysis, and Alternative Options

Awaiting the findings of statecommissioned studies that will determine its future, the controversial Enbridge Line 5 still rests on the floor of the Straits of Mackinac, pumping crude oil and natural gas from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario.& More...

A Fisherman’s Family Comes to St. Ignace: Project Traces Hagen History

The Hagen family has widely branching roots in the Brevort and St. More...

Unique Genealogy Resources Available at Library

The St. Ignace Public Library offers a genealogy resource room, where people can access records through a card file that serves as an index of some longtime St. Ignace family information, digitized archives of the St. More...

Sports

Marshall Will Be St. Ignace Head Football Coach

Chris Marshall has been hired by the St. Ignace school district to take over as the Saints head football coach. He will replace the retiring Marty Spencer and move up into the command position after years as an assistant coach.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Girls Defeat Newberry Indians in Straits Area Conference Play

The Newberry Indians came into LaSalle High School upset-minded, but the Saints held off a very game Newberry squad and won the game 49-40 Thursday, February 2.  More...

Lady Saints Win Over Harbor Springs Rams

The Lady Saints capped off the month of January with a win over the Harbor Springs Rams, 79-45, Monday, January 30. St. Ignace (11-2, 3- 2 SAC) jumped out to the early lead, scoring the first nine points of the game, and never looked back.  More...

Opinion

Memories Become Part of the Present With Looking Back

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  I think that the following words about the “Looking Back 50 Years Ago” column published in the January 26 issue of The St. More...

Columns

Betsy DeVos Controversy Continues

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s charter champion Betsy DeVos, who as of this writing was pending to be the next Secretary of Education, is not only President Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet choice.  More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

Conditions are cold and snowy. If you haven’t joined all the other snow birds and headed south, there are a whole lot of things happening Outdoors This Week in the EUP.  The fish are biting, and the ice is good.  More...

Les Cheneaux

It was a surprise to see Bill Kilroy in Cedarville recently. He said it was pretty quiet out on Beaver Tail Point when he arrived. He enjoys spending time up here north of the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Chain Lake Will See Hockey Action

St. Ignace Pond Hockey February 16 - 19

The 2017 Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship at St. Ignace will take place on Chain Lake Thursday, February 16, through Sunday February 19. More...

City Selects New Fire Station Site

A site for a new fire station has been selected near the intersection of Chambers Street and US-2 on property owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation, and the St. More...

Citizen Interest May Push Recycling

Representatives from Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties discussed their continued desire to bring a reliable regional recycling program to the Eastern Upper Peninsula during a meeting Thursday, February 2, at the Sault Ste. Marie SmartZone. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Lyla Graham

Karl Graham and Sabrina Bester of Hessel announce the birth of a daughter, Lyla Kay Graham, born Saturday, December 10, 2016, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Isabel Jost

Bret and Laura Jost of Henderson, Nebraska, announce the birth of a daughter, Isabel Marie Jost, born Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Henderson Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and measured 19 inches in length.  More...

Obituaries

Minnie ‘Jean’ Paquet

Minnie “Jean” Paquet, age 89, of Mackinaw City, was called to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. More...

Diane Frankovich

Diane Kay Frankovich, 57, of Sault Ste. Marie, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, in Petoskey, surrounded by family.  She was born August 25, 1959, to Lawrence and Rosemary (nee Maciag) Opalka in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Vernon ‘PaPa’ Kuczenski

Vernon Ralph “PaPa” Kuczenski, 77, of Pickford, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017, in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born September 21, 1939, to William and Nora (nee Polman) Kuczenski in Park Falls, Wisconsin. 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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