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State Takes Over Property Tax Roll

The State of Michigan temporarily has taken control of St. More...

News

Speed Limits Will Soon Increase on 1,500 Miles of Michigan Highways

Speed limits for 1,500 miles of Michigan highways, including I-75 from Bay City to Mackinaw City and St. Ignace to Sault Ste. Marie, will soon increase as the result of a bill passed by lawmakers and signed into law late in 2016.  More...

Five Will Run for Three St. Ignace City Council Seats Nov. 7

The November 7 election will see St. Ignace city voters electing a mayor and three city council representatives. More...

Local Vietnam Era Veterans To Be Honored May 20 in St. Ignace

Local veterans who served during the Vietnam War era are invited to take part in a special ceremony in St. Ignace to honor their service to the country. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is open to any veteran of the U.S. More...

Obituaries

James Hurlburt

James Hurlburt, 59, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at his home in Bluffton, South Carolina, following an illness with cancer.  He was born June 6, 1957, to Earl and Kathy Hurlburt in Middlebury, Vermont.  Mr. More...

Richard Gregg

Richard Charles Gregg, 85, formerly of Hessel, served in the United States Army during the Korean War and retired from General Motors Metal Fabrication Division after many years of service. Mr. More...

Ruth ‘Honey’ Dowd

Ruth Darlene “Honey” Dowd passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Oakridge Healthcare Center in Roseville, California, after an illness with dementia. More...

Columns

Bottle Bill a Success in Michigan

Michigan Politics

Michigan is among 10 states that have a so-called “bottle bills” recycling program and it has been highly successful in reducing litter here, although proposed for change in some states.  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

“Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver’s seat, and then get out of the way.” Ben Johnson, educator   More...

Mackinac Island

The weather certainly doesn’t feel like spring! We’ve had rain, strong winds, fog, very cool temperatures, and snow. We are certainly hoping that May will be warmer, with more sunshine. More...

Breaking News - 5/2/2017 11:32 PM

EUP Voters Approve All Propositions, Candidates - Free Access

May 2 Election Results

The proposition to support career and technical education (CTE) in the Eastern Upper Peninsula was narrowly approved by voters, 2,756 to 2,713, a margin of only 43 votes, or 50.3% of the 5,469 votes cast. More...

Lake Huron Fishery Sees Adaptations

The goby has become one of the main small prey fish in Lake Huron, and while lake trout have no trouble eating them, salmon have not adapted as well to the change in diet. More...

Planning Begins For Railroad Grade

Manager Search, Chamber Contract Also Topics for St. Ignace City Council

The St. Ignace City Council will continue its selection of a new city manager at a May 8 work session, and, at its Monday, May 1, council meeting, approved its agreement with the St. More...

Hawk Watch, Bird Count Scanning Skies, Lakes at Straits

Near-albino Hawks, High Numbers of Loons Among Notable Sights

The skies above the Straits of Mackinac are filled with migrating birds right now, and both the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch and Mackinac Straits Waterbird Count are working to count all the birds as they move through the region at its natural bottl More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Basketball Players Earn Awards From Coaches

Linnie Gustafson, Preston Mayle, and David LaVake were named the most valuable players at the St. More...

Bulldogs Softball Team Establishes Strong Momentum

The Rudyard Bulldogs softball team moved to 4-0 with a decisive victory over Mackinaw City, 26-1 in three innings Monday, April 24, at Mackinaw City. The Lady Bulldogs scored 18 in the first inning and seven in the second to put this one away early. More...

Mackinaw City Softball Claims Two Wins Against Harbor Light

The Mackinaw City softball team hit the road for a pair of games against Harbor Light Christian Tuesday afternoon, April 25, and returned to the village with a pair of Northern Lakes Conference victories to their credit. More...

Meeting Minutes - 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...


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