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Welcome Sold for Waterfront Display

Businessman Buys Sloop at Mackinaw City

The historic replica sloop Welcome may be on display in Mackinaw City much sooner than anyone expected, since Emmet County has sold the ship to local businessman Joe Lieghio for $10,111. Mr. More...

News

Hospital Officials Discuss How To Address Problems Facing Rural Healthcare

Health care remains a hot topic. Not just because of the political climate, but because it effects each and every one of us. Insurance rates, drug costs, and legal issues combine to make it a complex issue. More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,410 for Month of March

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,410 for the month of March. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt Will Host Local Office Hours April 13

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Thursday, April 13, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Driftwood Restaurant in St. Ignace. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Obituaries

Joseph ‘Pete’ McCarthy

Joseph “Pete” Howard Mc- Carthy, 85, of Pickford, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Hearthside Assisted Living in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born August 10, 1931, in Pickford. More...

Allan King

Allan E. King, 69, of Mackinac Island, passed away peacefully at home Sunday afternoon, April 2, 2017, after a three-year illness with cancer.  He was born December 27, 1947, to Ernest and Lillian (nee Soucy) King in Lewiston, Maine.  More...

Francis ‘Herbie’ St. Onge

Francis Herbert “Herbie” St. Onge, 61, of St. 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...

St. Ignace Home Show Starts Friday

Weekend Event Also Includes Gun Show

The upcoming St. Ignace Home Show Spring Expo and Gun Show at Little Bear East Arena is drawing particularly strong interest from vendors this year. This year’s show will take place Friday, April 7, from 4 p.m. More...

Job Fair Is Tuesday

The upcoming job fair in St. Ignace Tuesday, April 11, is in need of job seekers. The fair will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena. More...

Raptor Fest Gives Look at Birds of Prey

The birds of prey migrating high above the Straits of Mackinac will be a star attraction in Mackinaw City and this weekend as it hosts its second annual Mackinaw Raptor Fest. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Baseball, Softball Teams Ready To Begin 2017 Season

Stan Helms has taken over as the new head coach for the Saints baseball team. He comes from a coaching family, but this will be his first experience as a varsity baseball coach. More...

Saints Wrestlers Celebrate Undefeated Conference Season

The St. Ignace Saints wrestlers were honored at a season-end banquet Sunday, March 19. More...

Engadine Eagles Girls Named Class D Team of the Year by U.P. Sportswriters

The Engadine Eagles girls basketball team was named the Class D Team of the Year, Olivia Vaughn the Player of the Year, and Roger French Class D Coach of the Year when the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association met Wednesday, Mar More...

Opinion

Increase Accessibility to Good Meals to Those Who Need It Most

To the Editor:  While it is incredibly important to move the culture away from a reliance on fast food, it is crucial that we understand which populations are loyal to fast food, and why.  More...

Still Enjoying Newspaper After 40+ Years

To the Editor:  After reading your newspaper for more than 40 years, even though I no longer live in Mackinac County, I still can’t be without it.  Thanks for your service.  Tillie Smith  Petoskey   More...

Columns

Great Lakes Issues Loom Large

Michigan Politics

President Donald Trump vows to “Make America Great Again.” But I ask from the shore of Lake Michigan: what’s his vow about the Great Lakes, where he proposes to drastically cut federal funding?  More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

It’s beginning to look a lot like spring. The snow is pretty much gone and we are just getting into the changeover. And speaking of changeovers: It’s April. Buy that new fishing license, or pay the fines.  More...

St. Ignace

Next Tuesday, April 11, will see employers and job seekers coming together at the annual Job Fair at Little Bear East Arena from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...


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