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Seekers of Marijuana Businesses Meet With ‘Wait and See’ Approach From Townships

Officials Want To See How State Laws Shape Up Before Setting Local Policies

Marijuana is a restricted substance in Michigan for medical use and illegal for recreational use, and the topic is fast becoming a point of discussion in the townships around St. Ignace. Both St. More...

City Planning Commission Finalizes Draft of Sign Ordinance

The final draft of a proposed sign ordinance was approved at a Tuesday morning, June 13, meeting of the St. Ignace Planning Commission, moving forward a nearly two-year process that began in August 2015.  The ordinance now was sent to the St. More...

Clark Township OKs Budget, Hears Update on Internet Push

Clark Township trustees approved a $2,897,945 budget Wednesday, June 21, received an update on the push for local broadband internet service, approved crack sealing at the Albert J. More...

Sports

Sixteen Area Athletes and Coaches Participate in U.P. Football All-Star Game

Sixteen Eastern Upper Peninsula athletes and six coaches took part in the 2017 U.P. Football All-Star Game Saturday, June 24, at the Superior Dome of Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Recently retired St. More...

Columns

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

It’s the middle of summer, and the time is right for fishing. Just about everything out there is biting. More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather has remained cool most days, with plenty of rain. It was not great weather for all of those who drove from Ohio to catch fish, which they’ve been doing for approximately 30 years. More...

Business Owners Have Three Main Responsibilities

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

I recently did a time management experiment by accident. Have you ever had so much to do that you couldn’t get started on anything? Me, too, and it makes me crazy. Everywhere I look, there is something to be done. 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...

Frog Fest Focus Is on Environment

At Les Cheneaux This Saturday

Frogs, turtles, tadpoles, local snakes, newts and fish will be some of the local amphibians that can be viewed up close and personal at the upcoming Frog Fest Saturday, July 8, in Cedarville.  More...

Draft Line 5 Report Is Now Available

The State of Michigan released the first draft of its alternative analysts report for the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline Thursday, June 29. More...

Recycling Upgrade Eyed at St. Ignace

Survey Underway To Gauge Public Interest

The City of St. More...

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Abigail Chambers Graduates from U.S. Navy Basic Training

Abigail Chambers was graduated Friday, June 23, after completing U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. More...

Kayley Joy Lyons Earns Master of Science Degree from CMU

Kayley Joy Lyons is pictured with her four-yearold daughter, Nora Lyons, after she was graduated from Central Michigan University Saturday, May 6, where she earned a Master of Science in Administration (MSA) degree. More...

Obituaries

Lorraine VanSchoick

Lorraine Elizabeth Charter Van- Schoick left this earthly home on May 29, 2017.  More...

James ‘Jim’ Miller

James Caldwell “Jim” Miller, 84, of Pickford, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born April 22, 1933, to Earl and Beulah (nee Wilson) Miller in Pickford.  Mr. Miller grew up in Pickford. More...

Gary Bigelow, Jr.

Gary F. Bigelow, Jr., 34, of Grand Rapids, formerly of St. Ignace and DeTour, passed away early Sunday morning, June 18, 2017, at his home. He had resided in Grand Rapids for more than 17 years.  He was born July 5, 1982, to Gary Sr. More...


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