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Islands Wildlife Hosts Pike Contest

Watching an eagle fly outside his office window is one of the rewards of working from home for Rick Eberts, an automotive writer who lives on Mackinac Bay in the Les Cheneaux area.  Mr. More...

Work Underway at Epoufette Bay Site

Most of the land on the point has been cleared, with an old building and debris removed, for a new boat launch facility that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is installing at Epoufette Bay. More...

News

Proposed Senate Bill Would Allow School Districts To Open Before Labor Day

Newly proposed legislation would allow schools to begin before Labor Day as early as the 2017-2018 school year, reversing a Michigan law that has been on the books for the past 12 years.  More...

Planning Commission Schedules Final Meeting on Signage

People in St. Ignace can share their ideas and suggestions about current downtown signage and sign ordinances when the St. Ignace Planning Commission have their final stakeholders meeting Wednesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the St. More...

Eric Blubaugh Appointed To 91st District Court

Eric Blubaugh has been appointed to the 91st District Court by Governor Rick Snyder. The appointment was announced Monday, May 8. Mr. Blubaugh fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Elizabeth Church. More...

Sports

American Legion Donates To Help St. Ignace School Sports, Band

At left: The St. Ignace American Legion post made its annual $500 donation to the St. Ignace Area Schools Thursday afternoon, May 4, with the money planned for use to support the school band and its baseball and softball teams.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Golf Team Wins Two Matches, Finishes Close Second in Third

The St. Ignace Saints golf team won for the third consecutive time, defeating Cheboygan and Newberry Wednesday, May 3, at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club. More...

PC Pirates Softball Team Falls to Cheboygan

The Pickford/Cedarville Pirates traveled to Sanford Meridian to participate in a four-team tournament Saturday, May 6. In game one, the Pirates played against Ogemaw Heights of West Branch. More...

Columns

Michigan’s Role on Health Care

Michigan Politics

Michigan had the prime player on Capitol Hill last week as the House rejected the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, and the state will have key players as the Senate addresses the health care issue that could be a factor in the state’s ne More...

Les Cheneaux

Saturday, April 22, was cloudy in the morning with very little wind and 40 degrees. It was a good day to work outside.  More...

Rexton-Garnet

We can put away the plans for the ark, at least for now. The flowerbeds are showing signs of color.  More...

Council Narrows Field for Manager Job

The St. Ignace City Council used a Monday night, May 8, work session to narrow its list of candidates for city manager. More...

Voters Support Career Education

New Training Programs Could Become Part of Economic Boost, Educators Say

Career and technical training will become available to high school students in the local area after voters passed a millage request to fund it Tuesday, May 2. More...

Hands-on Learning

Students practiced skills during the Job Olympics sponsored by the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Tuesday, April 25. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Brown, Mayle, Metz, Marshall Are Top Students in Class of 2017

Three students, Lydia Brown, Preston Mayle, and Sierra Metz, are valedictorians at LaSalle High School in the Class of 2017 with overall grade point averages of 4.080 on a four-point scale. More...

Samantha Radecki and William Springsteen To Be Married

Edward and Laurel Radecki of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Ann Radecki of Grand Rapids, to William Staats Springsteen, also of Grand Rapids. Mr. Springsteen is the son of Michael and Elizabeth Springsteen of Moran. More...

Obituaries

Joyce Castle

Joyce Anna Castle, 83, of Rudyard, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Sault Ste. Marie, surrounded by her family.  She was born June 17, 1933, to Zell and Lula May (nee Smith) Davis in Paradise.  Mrs. More...

James McKenzie

James David McKenzie, 72, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha.  He was born June 6, 1944, to George and Gladys (nee Alkire) McKenzie at Carp River in St. More...

James ‘Jim’ Colegrove

A graveside service for James “Jim” Colegrove of Moran will be Tuesday, May 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Brevort Township Cemetery in Allenville with Pastor Susie Hierholzer officiating.   Mr. 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  May 1, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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