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Les Cheneaux: Ensigns To Compete

The Les Cheneaux Yacht Club will host the Ensign Nationals this year. Racing will be Monday, August 14, through Thursday, August 17, and will begin each day at 11 a.m. More...

News

DNR Says Line 5 Dynamic Risk Study Failed To Highlight Key Issues

More information about environmental impacts of an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac should have been included in the draft report by Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, some state officials say.  More...

C-130 Aircraft Flies Above St. Ignace on Training Mission

People in St. Ignace who looked skyward at about 6 p.m. Sunday, August 6, had front row seats to watch as a four-engine military C- 130 Hercules transport aircraft made several passes above the city. More...

Two County Commissioners Participate in Federal Program

Two of the five Mackinac County commissioners are in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of the White House Intergovernmental Affairs office. It serves as a liaison between the White House and the state and local governments.  More...

Obituaries

Gary Hunt

Gary Louis Hunt, 58, died Thursday, July 20, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arabs Emirates, with his wife, Nila Jolene, at his side. His home is at Drummond Island.  He was born August 28, 1958, in New Port News, Virginia.  Mr. More...

Michael Moore

Michael William Moore, 54, of Cadillac, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 13, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital.  He was born September 10, 1962, to Lee and Vivian (nee O’- Donnell) Moore in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Juliana Krysick

Juliana Victoria Traynor Krysick, 99, of Goetzville, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Petoskey, surrounded by her family.  She was born January 10, 1918, to John and Mary (nee Mucha) Kowalczyk in Goetzville.&n 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...

Boat Show Honors ‘Best of 40’ for 2017

Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, mark the 40th anniversary of Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show. More...

St. Ignace Considers Moran Bay Operations

Pond Hockey Advocates Seek City’s Intervention

The 2018 Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship is still more than seven months away, but even so the tournaments and the perceived need that something must be done to protect St. More...

Lindberg Marks 100th Birthday

Nellie Lindberg, a resident at Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville, celebrated her 100th birthday Wednesday, June 21, with family members Kathy and Steve Fountain (pictured) and Mike and Mickey Bickham (not pictured). More...

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Valkyrie West

BIRTH

Brandon and Sara West of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Valkyrie Joan West, born Thursday, July 13, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

Sports

Low Score of 59 Takes Win at Mackinaw City Golf Outing

The annual Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce Mighty Mac Golf Outing fundraiser Tuesday, July 25, at the Mackinaw Club Golf Course reports the following results:  More...

Rudyard Lions Announce Summerfest 5K, Triathlon Results

The overall winners for the 5K run were Hunter Aldridge of Brentwood, California, with 19.08, and Erin Cornwell of Rudyard with 23.51, when the 21st annual Rudyard Lions Summerfest Triathlon and 5K Run took place Sunday, July 30, in Rudyard, for part More...

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Horseshoe League Results  Week 12   Women’s AA: Demawating Development 57, Jodi and Tiffany 56, Lisa and Amanda 55, Ed’s Fish 51, Chippewa Animal Clinic 50, Huck’s Pub 41, The Bunker 17.  More...

Columns

Debbie Stabenow Seeks Third Team

Michigan Politics

Democrat Debbie Stabenow, whose first elective office was as an Ingham County Commissioner in 1974 at age 24, when her opponent referred to her as “that young broad,” is now, at age 67, poised to seek a third term as Michigan’s seni More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

As usual for this time of year, just about everything with scales is biting. That includes pike and walleye as well as blue gills, rock bass, and even sunfish. There are also the occasional catfish, bullheads, and carp. More...

Mackinac Island

The weather has been very nice on Mackinac, with beautiful sunny days and nice, refreshing nights. With all the rain the Island has received, the grass is so green. Marquette Park is like a velvet carpet and the flowers are absolutely outstanding. More...


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