March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

A Day for Family Fun

Cash (from left), father Ryan, and Chase Seeley are among those enjoying Family Fun Day Saturday, March 4, at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace. Cash won one of the bicycles given away at the event Saturday, March 4. More...

News

State Police Want Public To Be Aware of Trafficking, Labor Concerns

Employers who hold legal documents, such as passports, that belong to international workers, who keep workers in unsafe housing conditions, or who pay their workers only at the end of the tourist season may be guilty of human trafficking under the la More...

Elections To See School Millage Requests, City Elections on Island

School millages, road proposals, and city officer elections are among the issues that area voters will decide at the ballot box May 2.  More...

Prayer Service at Zion Lutheran Church in Moran Starts March 9

A prayer service, “Prayer Around the Cross,” will be offered at Zion Lutheran Church in Moran five consecutive Thursdays, starting March 9 and continuing through April 6. More...

Obituaries

Julie Weeks

Julie R. Weeks of Empire, a leading advocate for women’s rights and entrepreneurship, and the daughter of The St. Ignace News columnist George Weeks, died from brain cancer Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was 59.  More...

Lorraine Novitsky

Lorraine Novitsky, 94, of St. Ignace, passed away early Friday morning, March 3, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living in St. Ignace.  She was born July 2, 1922, to Albert and Zella (nee O’Brien) St. Onge in St. More...

Jean Nitz

Jean Ruth Nitz, 85, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Bloomington, Indiana, where she had recently resided in an assisted living home.  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...

City Fire Station Plans Progressing

The proposed new St. Ignace fire hall at the corner of Chambers Street and South Marley Street near the I-75 and US-2 interchange was a point of discussion Monday, March 6, for the St. Ignace City Council. More...

Byway Grows To Include St. Ignace

Plans to designate a portion of US-2 as a Pure Michigan Scenic Byway are nearing completion, and the designation will now be extended through St. Ignace as far as Castle Rock.  More...

Students Will Entertain at Jazz Night

At St. Ignace and Cedarville Schools, Musicians and Dancers Are Ready for Saturday’s Show

The St. Ignace Jazz Ensemble is rehearsed and ready for this year’s Jazz Night at LaSalle High School Saturday, March 11, in the high school gymnasium. The St. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Girls Claim District Basketball Crown, Topping Newberry 43-38

The championship game of the class C Rudyard District was postponed two days due to last week’s big snowstorm, but it was worth the wait for basketball fans when Friday, March 3, the St. More...

Pickford Girls Players Are District Champions, Defeating Cedarville 46-43

For the second time in three seasons, the Cedarville Trojans faced the Pickford Panthers for the District 124 girls’ basketball final. More...

Alumni Basketball Game Is March 18 at Cedarville

A Cedarville High School alumni basketball game will be played Saturday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at the John Duncan Memorial Gymnasium. The gymnasium will open at 5 p.m. for players to warm up. More...

Opinion

Proud of Our Saints Boys Team

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Years down the road, looking back at LaSalle High School basketball records, a reader will see the 2016/17 varsity boys team with one win and 19 losses in the regular season.  More...

Columns

Great Lakes States Need Political Clout

Michigan Politics

There’s an urgent need for Michigan and other Great Lakes states congressional delegations to use whatever clout they can muster to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop stalling on two vital projects for the region.  More...

The Lake Wobegon Effect

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

Ask anyone you know if they think they are better than average on almost any subject they feel proficient or knowledgeable in, and you will get a resounding “yes.” Psychologists have proven that average people think they aren’t aver More...

Les Cheneaux

We received more than a foot of snow Wednesday, March 1, and the following days were cold and windy. Some days were miserable and lots of folks stayed home. Area schools canceled classes because of the snow. More...


Click here for digital edition
2017-03-09 digital edition