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100 Years

Gladys Carmean, Known to Family for Her Kindness and Card Playing, Reaches Milestone

Gladys Carmean of St. Ignace knows a thing or two about birthdays. She just celebrated her 100th.  What does it feel like to be 100 years old?  “I don’t know,” she said. More...

News

As City Manager, Stelmaszek Would Like To Improve Blight, Planning for Future Needs

City Council, Incoming Manager Share Their Perspectives and Expectations

Michael Stelmaszek has accepted the position of St. More...

Cloverland Board of Directors Elects Monroe, Provo, Litzner

The Cloverland Electric Cooperative Board of Directors elected Virgil Monroe of Manistique as chairperson, Ron Provo, also of Manistique, as vice chairperson, and Charles Litzner of Sault Ste. More...

Chamber Music Concert Is August 7

The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will present a chamber music concert Monday, August 7, at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Bennett

Kenneth Roy Bennett, 95, of Portage, formerly of Stalwart, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, in Portage.  He was born December 26, 1921, to Byron and Alice (nee Downs) Bennett in Detroit.  More...

Jane Stockfisch

Jane Annette Stockfisch, 75, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully Monday, July 24, 2017, surrounded by her family.  She was born April 2, 1942, to Lewis and Janet (nee Tuttle) Cook in Clinton.  Mrs. More...

Violet Johnson

Violet Sweeney Johnson, 96, of St. Ignace, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, 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...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  July 24, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...

MINIs Go for Big Goal at St. Ignace

The Small Cars Will Aim To Set World Record With Saturday Bridge Crossing

When the MINI brand of cars comes to mind, the images that come with it are usually of them in their native England, zipping through the busy city streets of London. More...

Pickford Looks to Future at Hay Days

Pickford’s annual Hay Days theme is “Build a Better Pickford” and the community seems to be doing just that.  There is excitement in the small community because two new facilities are being built. More...

Smith Takes First At National Tourney

Rudyard’s Jarrett Smith competed in the Nuway Summer Wrestling Nationals in Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 27 and July 28, and won the sixth-grade-andyounger individual tournament at 54.9 pounds, defeating New England Region state champion Jul More...

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Samantha Belonga Receives Scholarship

Samantha Belonga, a designer and wedding consultant at St. Ignace In Bloom in St. Ignace, was one of the 2017 Symposium Scholarship recipients announced by the American Institute of Floral Designers Foundation (AIFD). Mrs.  More...

Sports

St. Ignace Basketball Golf Scramble Is August 12

The 15th annual St. Ignace Hoops three-person golf scramble tournament will be Saturday, August 12, at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club.  More...

Kinross Speedpark Races Rained Out, Cars Back on Track Sunday

Sunday, July 23, was supposed to be the Kinross Speedpark’s fifth race of its 2017 season but persistent rainstorm canceled the event. The fifth race of the year will now be this weekend’s race Sunday, August 6. More...

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Horseshoe League Results  Week 11   Women’s AA: Demawating Development 50, Jodi and Tiffany 49, Lisa and Amanda 48, Ed’s Fish 47, Chippewa Animal Clinic 46, Huck’s Pub 33, The Bunker 17.  More...

Opinion

Memories of Detroit 1967 Riot

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Fifty years ago, I was a broadcaster and street reporter in Detroit. That summer, Detroit imploded, exploded, and blew up.  The riots of 1967 were the worst in American history. More...

Columns

A Must-Read by Bart Stupak

Michigan Politics

For those interested in evolution of the health care issue that has been dominant in Congress, a widely-touted must-read is a book just published by Michigan’s 1993 to 2011 First District Congressman Bart Stupak (DEscanaba), who was one of the More...

Mackinac Island

Sunday, July 23, was a terrible day with brisk southeast winds, heavy rain, and thunder. All the sailors’ wives were arriving on Mackinac and the strong wind made for a fast Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. More...

And Finally, Rule Number 10

Think Outside, No Box Needed

Often I get asked, ‘Why only 10 rules?’ Ten rules can’t possibly cover everything there is to know about business and success in general. More...


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