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Upgrades Nearly Complete at School

Comfort and Savings Are Expected To Be Results of Heating System, Lighting Work at St. Ignace

An interest-free, $1.2 million bond has helped St. Ignace schools to upgrade their facilities with new energy efficient lighting and heating/ cooling system. More...

News

Downtowns See Positive Results From Main Street Programs

Grayling is a member. More...

Final 3 Superintendent Interviews To Be March 7 on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island residents are invited to meet the final three school superintendent candidates at a reception Tuesday, March 7, at the school. Introductions will be made from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

City Recreation Board To Meet March 8

The St. Ignace Area Recreation Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.  It had earlier been scheduled for February 8.   More...

Sports

Saints Girls Close Out Regular Season With Decisive Win Over Chiefs

In the first quarter, the St. Ignace Saints scored the first 29 points of the game in route to a big 62-13 conference win over the Cheboygan Chiefs during Parents Night Thursday, February 23. More...

Saints Hockey Prepares To Host State Tournament

The St. Ignace First National Bank/Mackinac Grille midget BB hockey team is getting ready to compete in the state finals Friday, March 10, through Sunday, March 12, to be hosted at home.  More...

DeTour Boys Defeat Mackinaw City on the Road

The DeTour boys basketball team prevailed 52-48 against the hosting Mackinaw City Comets Monday, February 20, in a non-conference game. Mackinaw City’s record is now 12-4 after DeTour held them off in the second half for the victory.  More...

Columns

Up North Lawmakers Play Key Roles

Michigan Politics

Three northern Michigan lawmakers had prominent roles last week in the state House’s vote to back Governor Rick Snyder’s opposition to House Speaker Tom Leonard’s push to reduce the state’s 4.25% income tax without identifying More...

Les Cheneaux

Snowsfest has come and gone, and, once again, the folks of Les Cheneaux have proven that, when working together and caring about each other, we can be successful. It was a fantastic and fun time. The weather was warm, wet, windy, and a little sunny. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

We had a great day at the Winter Carnival Saturday, February 25. Together, the Polar Plunge participants raised $2,567 for Engadine Consolidated Schools. More...

Efforts Progressing For US-2 Byway

Efforts to designate a portion of US-2, stretching from St. Ignace to Naubinway, as a Pure Michigan Scenic Byway are progressing and a decision could be made soon on what that will look like. A meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. More...

Hill Island Bridge Costs Approved

An agreement for the upcoming work on the Hill Island Bridge project was approved at the Clark Township Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday morning, February 15, as was a 90% down payment on its new rescue truck.  More...

Family Fun Day Is This Saturday

The 14th annual Family Fun Day will be Saturday, March 4, in the tent at St. Ignace Kewadin Shores Casino from noon to 2 p.m. The event ties in with March’s status as National Parenting Awareness Month. More...

City Weighs Need For Wake Control

The St. Ignace City Council met with Marina Director Mike Singleton Monday, February 20, as it held a public hearing discussing what may need to be done for the city to develop a watercraft control ordinance. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Becker Earns Nursing Degree

Taylor Becker of St. Ignace was graduated from Grand Valley State University Saturday, December 10, 2016, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. More...

Local Students Named to Dean’s Lists

Michigan State University  More...

Obituaries

Helen Brown

Helen Doris Brown of Saint Ignace, Michigan passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017. Born October 12, 1922, she was the daughter of Harry and Lulu Taylor, went to LaSalle High School, and was the loving wife of Floyd Brown until his passing in 1986. More...

Francis ‘De’ Ramsey

Francis “De” Ramsey, 99, was a former harbormaster of Mackinac Island. Mr. More...

Corey Miller

Corey Arthur Miller, 47, of Gaylord, formerly of DeTour Village, died Monday, February 20, 2017, at Otsego Memorial Hospital in Gaylord.  He was born May 12, 1969, to Terrance and Cornelia (nee Bailey) Miller in St. Ignace.  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 20, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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