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Maple Producers Prepare for Season

Across the EUP, maple trees are being tapped for the upcoming syrup season. More...

News

Commission Working on Master Plan, Sign Ordinance

All Welcome at Walk To Consider Downtown Signs in St. Ignace Saturday

The St. Ignace Planning Commission met Tuesday, March 7, with development of a new sign ordinance and an updated city master plan as its top priorities. The commission is planning community outreach to gain input for its master plan work.  More...

Planning Commission Meeting Will Offer Veterans Information

The next meeting of the Mackinac County Planning Commission will take place Wednesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Mackinac County Airport at 180 North Airport Road in St. Ignace.  More...

School Robotics Teams To Compete

Several local schools will be competing in their first high school robotics competition this weekend, Thursday, March 16, through Saturday, March 18. Brimley Cedarville, DeTour, Mackinac Island, Pickford, and St. More...

Obituaries

James ‘Jim’ Bleakley

James “Jim” Bleakley, 78, of Mackinaw City, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017, after a brief illness with acute myeloid leukemia.  He was born June 8, 1938, to Herbert and Elizabeth Bleakley in Detroit.  More...

Clarann Lambert

Clarann Lambert, 85, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey, surrounded by her family. She had lived in St. More...

Kathleen ‘Kaye’ Candler

Kathleen “Kaye” Louise Beacom Candler, 92, died peacefully Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Harbor Springs, surrounded by her family. 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...

Local Businesses Looking To Hire

Spring Job Fairs Coming Up in Area

Spring is on the way, despite the recent cold spell, and local businesses will soon be opening their doors for the 2017 tourist season.  “If you want a job, you can find a job,” says Jim Clapperton of Michigan Works in St. Ignace. More...

St. Ignace To Seek Redevelopment Ready Designation

The St. Ignace City Council received an update about the work of the city’s Planning Commission at its Monday, March 6, meeting, and Planning Commission Chair Betsy Dayrell-Hart received approval from the council to pursue making St. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Girls Capture Regional Class C Championship Title

The St. Ignace Saints captured their eighth straight regional championship with a 50-47 win over the Calumet Copper Kings during the Class C Regional final in Marquette Thursday, March 9. More...

Cedarville Trojans Top Pickford Panthers in Districts; Key Player Injured

Sports are competitive and players and teams play to win, yet, even in professional sports, teams want to beat their opponents when they are at their best.  More...

Cedarville, Engadine Fall in Boys Regionals

The Boys Class D Regional 31 began in St. Ignace, Monday, March 13. In first round action, Hillman (23-1) defeated Cedarville (16-7) 78-50, and Pellston (17-6) defeated Engadine (12-11) in overtime, 63-59. More...

Columns

Bergman Touts Trump Effort

Michigan Politics

In his quest to curtail what he considers to be excessive federal regulations, President Donald Trump has an ally in Michigan’s new First District U.S. More...

Just Imagine That a Miracle Has Happened

I came across one of the best series of questions you can ask yourself, or ask someone else, when things seem to be out of control. More...

Mackinac Island

March weather is still acting like a lion. We’ve had more winter weather the first two weeks of March than we had during the entire month of January. More...


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