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City Will Mark Its Bicentennial

A special city council session, open-house tour of government offices, community hall reception, and costumed historic interpreters will be features of a 200th–anniversary celebration by the City of Mackinac Island. More...

News

Summer Events Given Go-ahead by City Council; Sewer Work Problems Linger

Many of St. Ignace’s weekly summer events were formally approved by the city council at its Monday, June 19, meeting. More...

Wyman Hired as Mackinaw City Village Manager

Pat Wyman, who has served as the Mackinaw City village police chief and the interim village manager at various times, will now be the permanent village manager. Mr. Wyman told The St.  More...

Council Gives McCann Field Lease Extension Final Approval

Extending the city’s lease of the McCann Street athletic field from 2020 to 2040 was finalized by the St. Ignace City Council Monday, June 19, completing a process begun June 5. More...

Columns

Senators Have New Alert On Asian Carp

Democratic senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters sounded alarms last week after Asian carp made alarming advance to Lake Michigan, and other Great Lakes issues loom increasingly large on environmental and political scenes.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Ann Lee celebrated her 70th birthday Sunday, June 18, on one of her favorite places, Haven Island. More...

‘To Get There, You’ll Have To Build a Blueprint’

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

We were having lunch with our friend, Sally, a while back. She is about 20 years younger than us. Sally has never quite gotten her life on track. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  June 19, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...

Breaking News - 6/29/2017 11:33 AM

Line 5 Alternative Draft Report Available - Free Access

A draft report that analyzes oil distribution alternative to Enbridge Line 5 below the Straits of Mackinac is available on the More...

State Terminates Its Contract on Line 5 Analysis

It Is Necessary, ‘Not a Stall Tactic,’ Says Local Rep Shepler

The state has terminated its contract for a Line 5 pipeline risk analysis, citing a conflict of interest with an employee of the contractor, just days before a draft report was to be delivered. More...

Nelson Reflects On Hospital’s Past, and Future

Rod Nelson, chief executive officer of Mackinac Straits Health System at St. More...

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Smith, Graber Earn Degrees From WMU

Callie Smith of Pickford earned a degree in sport management, and Adam Graber of Kincheloe earned a degree in theatre performance during commencement from Western Michigan University Saturday, April 29.   More...

Shiemke Receives Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree From NMU

Jaici Shiemke of St. Ignace was graduated Saturday, May 6, from Northern Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  A 2013 graduate of LaSalle High School, she is the daughter of Danny and Patricia Lannin of St. More...

Obituaries

Darrell Kozma

Darrell Brannan Kozma, 69, of Hessel, was dedicated to helping veterans in the Upper Peninsula. Mr. Kozma passed away peacefully Friday, June 23, 2017.  He was born November 2, 1947, to Nick and Blanche (nee Brannan) Kozma in Detroit.  Mr. More...

Duarte ‘Dewey’ Lopes

Duarte Alvaro “Dewey” Lopes, 77, of Cedarville, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born June 3, 1940, to Luciano and Angelina Lopes in Shanghai, China.  More...

William Eggers

William John Eggers, 88, of Simmons Settlement, near Hessel, passed away Monday afternoon, June 19, 2017, at his home, following a lingering illness. 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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