2017-06-08 / Columns

St. Ignace

By Miriam Blair
(630) 280-5700 • miriamblair@att.net

A graveside service for my cousin, Kay (nee Smith) Stascak of Brookside, Wisconsin, will be Saturday, June 10, at 10 a.m. at Gros Cap Cemetery in St. Ignace. It will be the first time I will see my cousin, John Smith, who lives in Wisconsin, since he was graduated from LaSalle High School in 1959. John is Kay’s brother. An obituary appears in this issue of The St. Ignace News.

Ruth Paquin is recovering at her home after spending a week at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey.

Eighth grade commencement for the St. Ignace school district will be Wednesday, June 7, at 8 p.m. at the school. The last day of school for the district is Friday, June 9.

At Gros Cap School, commencement will be Wednesday, June 7, at 2 p.m.

Happy birthday to Gale Wisner June 3, Margaret Pavey June 4, and Makenna McMillan and Sharon Smith June 12.


Kim St. Andrew stands by as a fresh load of mulch being donated is unloaded by Kyle Brow of St. Ignace Friday, May 26, at American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. Through his landscaping business, Mr. Brow donated mulch to refill the playground area by the water’s edge. Ms. St. Andrew and Ed Ryan helped Mr. Brow rake the mulch, which helps provide a good cushion for children using the play area. Kim St. Andrew stands by as a fresh load of mulch being donated is unloaded by Kyle Brow of St. Ignace Friday, May 26, at American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. Through his landscaping business, Mr. Brow donated mulch to refill the playground area by the water’s edge. Ms. St. Andrew and Ed Ryan helped Mr. Brow rake the mulch, which helps provide a good cushion for children using the play area. Best wishes to John and Maureen Lipnitz, who celebrated their wedding anniversary June 3.

Anniversary wishes to John and Lucy Evashevski and Greg and Jodi Misner June 10.

Condolences to the family of Cara “Cassie” Chingwa, who passed away Tuesday, May 23, in St. Ignace. An obituary was published in the June 1 issue of The St. Ignace News.

Tom and Sandy Jacobs of Hog Island have returned after spending the winter traveling. They open their store each year for Memorial Day. It’s nice to see them back.


At left: The employees and owner of Precision Edge Outdoor Services in front of a load of donated mulch at the American Legion Park playground: (from left) Kim St. Andrew, owner Kyle Brow, and Ed Ryan. The existing layer of mulch had been trampled down and needed restoring, so Mr. Brow’s company brought enough mulch to recover the entire playground area. At left: The employees and owner of Precision Edge Outdoor Services in front of a load of donated mulch at the American Legion Park playground: (from left) Kim St. Andrew, owner Kyle Brow, and Ed Ryan. The existing layer of mulch had been trampled down and needed restoring, so Mr. Brow’s company brought enough mulch to recover the entire playground area. Make a difference in life by running an errand for an elderly person.



At left: Author and cyclist Robert Downes stopped in St. Ignace on a rainy morning Thursday, May 25, while cycling 900 miles around Lake Huron. While he rides, he tells people about his upcoming novel, “Windigo Moon,” which is set 400 years ago among the Ojibwa people of the Upper Great Lakes. The first chapter of the book won first prize in the ArtPrize writing contest in Grand Rapids. Mr. Downes, a former newspaper editor and co-founder of the publication Northern Express, in Traverse City, is pictured on the downtown Huron Boardwalk in front of Lake Huron. At left: Author and cyclist Robert Downes stopped in St. Ignace on a rainy morning Thursday, May 25, while cycling 900 miles around Lake Huron. While he rides, he tells people about his upcoming novel, “Windigo Moon,” which is set 400 years ago among the Ojibwa people of the Upper Great Lakes. The first chapter of the book won first prize in the ArtPrize writing contest in Grand Rapids. Mr. Downes, a former newspaper editor and co-founder of the publication Northern Express, in Traverse City, is pictured on the downtown Huron Boardwalk in front of Lake Huron.

Return to top


Click here for digital edition
2017-06-08 digital edition