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Snowsfest Features ‘Dr. Seuss’ Theme

Activities at Les Cheneaux This Weekend

The 2017 Les Cheneaux Snowsfest, Thursday, February 16, to Sunday, February 19, is the 56th annual iteration of the winter event. Snow sculptures, snow buddies, and costumes will reflect this year’s theme of “Dr. More...

Snowmobiles Will Take Center Stage at Naubinway Show

The Top of the Lake Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride in Naubinway will take place Friday, February 17, and Saturday, February 18. More...

News

In St. Ignace, Plans for New Museum and Street Lamps Move Forward

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will contribute $10,000 toward the renovation of the former Walker furniture building for the future home of Michilimackinac Historical Society and Fort de Buade Museum. More...

St. Ignace School Board Holds Student Disciplinary Meeting

A student at St. Ignace Area Schools has been suspended from school for the remainder of the year. More...

Snowmobile Trails in Excellent Condition in St. Ignace Area

Bent Ski Classic Draws 24 Riders on Busy Weekend of Snowmobiling

Snowmobile trails around St. Ignace are in very good to excellent condition, and a fresh layer of snow came just in time for the Bent Ski Classic – Snowmobile Adventure Run last weekend, Saturday, February 11, at St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball: Pickford Panthers Nip Newberry Indians in Nail Biter

The Pickford Panthers made off with a one-point win from the Newberry Indians, on the Indians’ home court, Wednesday, February 8.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Girls Basketball Posts Back-to-back Wins Over Gaylord, Brimley

The last time the St. Ignace Lady Saints played a game on Gaylord’s basketball court, it resulted in a tough loss in the 2016 quarterfinals to Traverse City St. Francis. More...

St. Ignace Girls Bowlers Drop Pair at Home

The St. Ignace girls bowling team dropped a pair of matches against the Gaylord Blue Devils 28 to 2 and the Rogers City Hurons 21 to 9.  More...

Opinion

Hospital Helps Make St. Ignace the Best

To the Editor:  Just a bit of glad tidings. I spent the better part of last week in our local hospital, and I was reminded of what a wonderful thing it is to have such a great facility in our little town. More...

Columns

Early Moves in 2018 State Races

Michigan Politics

Early stirrings are increasing in the two top statewide races looming in Michigan next year: The fourth term bid by Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, a leading figure on Capitol Hill, for reelection, and the battle to replace term-limited Republica More...

All About The Town

“Truly, ours is a circle of friendship, united by our ideals.”  More...

St. Ignace

The winter months are going by quickly, with just enough snow for winter activities. Snow fell heavily Sunday, February 12. Snowmobilers are making good use of the wellgroomed trails. More...

Island Voices Intent To Own Coal Dock

The City of Mackinac Island wants to own the Coal Dock, and its intent to do so has now been announced officially to the dock’s owners and others with a vested interest in it. More...

U.P. Pond Hockey Is This Weekend

Red Wings Alumni Game, Weekend of Fun on Chain Lake Offered at St. Ignace

This weekend will be the 2017 Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship at St. Ignace, Thursday, February 16, through Sunday, February 19. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Winberg, Hollister To Wed

Roger and Deanna Winberg of Hessel announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Winberg, to Timothy Dale Hollister, son of Dale and Diane Hollister of Lowell.  Miss Winberg earned degrees in culinary arts and hospitality management. More...

Koster, Hamilton To Wed

Bradley and Shelley Koster of Hessel announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Bradley Koster of Hessel, to Geoffrey Hale William Hamilton, also of Hessel. Mr. Hamilton is the son of Dr. Kenneth and Jane Hamilton of Saint Clair Shores.  More...

Obituaries

Thomas Peake

Thomas Lyle Peake, 56, of Eckerman, died Wednesday morning, February 8, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.  He was born February 4, 1961, to Clare and Darlene (nee Giddis) Peake in Newberry.  More...

Helen Simmons

Helen Josephine Simmons, 94, of Hessel, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in St. Ignace.  She was born August 6, 1922, to Eric and Svea (nee Rosengreen) Eckberg in Flint.  Mrs. More...

John Hillock

John Arthur Hillock, 81, of Pickford, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born February 4, 1936, to Merrill and Valarie Hillock in Sault Ste. Marie.  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  February 6, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner.   More...


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