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City May Lease Dock for Parking

Move Could Give Public One More Access Point to Waterfront Downtown

Arnold Line Freight Company has offered to lease the Favorite Dock to the city for $1 a year, to be used for public parking, Mayor Connie Litzner told the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) at its meeting Friday, May 12. More...

News

Petition Drive Began May 1 To Get Line 5 Ban Proposal Before Michigan Legislature

A voter-led petition drive began May 1 on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol to ban crude oil from flowing through Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline, which runs under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Cut River Bridge Inspections Require Lane Closures on US-2

The Michigan Department of Transportation will conduct bridge inspections on the US-2 Cut River Bridge in Mackinac County from Monday, May 15, through Friday, May 19. The inspections will require lane closures.   More...

Historical Society Solicits Comments for Design of Downtown Museum

The Michilimackinac Historical Society is seeking public comments on a preliminary design for its proposed new museum quarters in the building that formerly housed the Walker Furniture store at 20 South State Street, at the south end of the main busi More...

Sports

Doug Ingalls Hired as New Saints Athletic Director

Encouraging an even closer relationship between the school sports department and the community, and working to improve the efforts of everyone involved with school sports are among the goals of Doug Ingalls, newly hired athletic director at LaSalle H More...

St. Ignace Saints and Pickford/Cedarville Pirates Battle in Baseball, Softball

The St. Ignace Saints softball team hosted and won the St. Ignace Invitational Saturday, May 13. In game one, St. Ignace defeated Brimley 15- 3 in five innings. Brimley scored in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead, but St. More...

Saints Track Team Places Second at Manistique

The St. Ignace Saints girls and boys track teams each placed second behind Sault Ste. Marie at the Manistique Invitational meet Tuesday, May 9. The girls had a team score of 106, finishing behind Sault Ste. Marie’s winning score of 136. More...

Columns

Fieger Roars Back on Political Scene

Michigan Politics

Last week was a big one for early maneuvering on who will be the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor.  Controversial Southfield attorney Geoffrey Fieger, who lost 62% to 38% 20 years ago as the Democratic challenger of Republican Governor John More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, and if you’re looking to find something for Mom to do with that new fishing pole you gave her, there are tons of things happening.  More...

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

‘Your Business Is a Training School for Your Employees’

I walked into my friend’s business the other day, and when I asked him how he was doing, he said, “You know, Jim, I’m just livin’ the dream.” I could tell by the sarcastic tone in his voice that he didn’t mean a wo More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2017 10:33 AM

Bridge Closed to Cars During Labor Day Walk - Free Access

Most vehicle traffic across the Mackinac Bridge will be halted for 5.5 hours during the Labor Day Bridge Walk this year. The measure, police say, is a safeguard against acts of terrorism and other violent protests. More...

Coast Guard Open House Is Saturday

Coast Guard Station St. Ignace will host its annual open house in conjunction with National Safe Boating Week Saturday, May 20. The open house will be from 10 a.m. More...

Traffic Shift, Blight Brought To CityAttention

Concerns about downtown business traffic and blight dominated discussions at the St. More...

Social

Sen. Wayne Schmidt Will Host Office Hours May 26 on Mackinac Island

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Friday, May 26, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yankee Rebel Tavern on Mackinac Island. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Treadway Brothers Graduate From MSU

Jacob Samuel Bernard Treadway (right) and Wyatt Brooks Barton Treadway were both graduated from Michigan State University Friday, May 5. Jacob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication. More...

Richards Earns Degree From Ferris State University

Tasha Richards of Saginaw was graduated Saturday, May 6, from Ferris State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.  She is the daughter of Cheryl Goddard of Chesaning and Joe Richards of Howell and the gra More...

Obituaries

Captain George ‘Joseph’ Alward

Captain George C. “Joseph” Alward of Hessel went home to his heavenly father on Thursday, May 11, 2017, after a long and courageous bout with cancer.  More...

Martha Sheppard

Martha A. Sheppard, 88, of Manistique, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.  She was born October 8, 1928, to Lester and Lucy (nee Wright) Livermore in Shingleton.  Mrs. More...

Leon Hovey

Leon Charles Hovey of Rudyard passed away early Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. He was 78. He was born August 21, 1938, to Charles and Tillie (nee Wacker) Hovey in Muskegon. 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...


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