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St. Ignace Powwow Is This Weekend

A French voyager reenactment and traditional Native American powwow will highlight the 11th annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow, a family event celebrating the history of the St. Ignace area Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27. More...

News

Moran Bay: City Awaits Word on Jurisdiction, Eyes Use of Booms To Aid Ice Formation

The city has delayed action on closing Moran Bay to boat traffic for the pond hockey games this winter while it awaits a jurisdictional determination from the Coast Guard. More...

Police Watching for Distracted Driving on Mackinac Bridge

Troopers from the St. Ignace State Police Post have recently increased specific patrols of the Mackinac Bridge, targeting distracted and careless drivers. More...

Wayne Schmidt To Hold Office Hours in Mackinaw City August 31

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Thursday, August 31, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Sports

Bleachers on Schedule, To Be Ready Before Saints’ First Home Game September 2

The McCann football field bleachers project continues to be on schedule and should be completed in time for the Saints’ first home football game of the season Saturday, September 2, against Munising. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.  More...

Eagles Take Home Win at Munising Tourney

Saturday, August 19, opened the volleyball season for many area teams. More...

Rudyard Volleyball Goes to Semis August 19

Rudyard’s volleyball team made it all the way to semifinals in the Pellston Tournament Saturday, August 19.  The Bulldogs split with both Gaylord and Pellston and beat Inland Lakes, Bay City All Saints, and Harbor Springs to go 8-2 in the More...

Opinion

This DeTour Reader Pops for A Buck Every Week…And Here’s Why

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

To the Editor:  Thanks for your publication, a tribute to tenacity, when hundreds of newspapers and thousands of monthly and quarterly rags have bitten the dust. Tough environment when the competition is binary code.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Area musicians performed “Sweet Songs of Summer” Sunday, August 20, at 7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Cedarville. More...

Mackinac Island

The flowers all over Mackinac Island are absolutely outstanding, especially the hollyhocks in a variety of colors. They make Mackinac more beautiful and special. 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...

Gathering of Eagles

Jody Gaskin of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians wears traditional dancer regalia at the Gathering of the Eagles powwow in Hessel Saturday, August 19. The powwow is a celebration of Native American culture and tradition. More...

Phone Use Causes Concerns on Road

As Traffic Speeds Up on US-2, Police Point Out Dangers of Distracted Driving

“No matter the speed, driving can be a dangerous activity,” says Mackinac County Sheriff Scott Strait, in response to questions about the recent speed limit increase along US-2.  More...

Social

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Robinson, Biebelhausen To Wed

Mike and Judy Robinson of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Brooke Robinson, to Michael “Mickey” Charles Biebelhausen, son of Chuck and Kelly Biebelhausen of Rochester.  More...

Reagan Slater

BIRTH

David and Emily Slater of Cedarville announce the birth of a daughter, Reagan Eileen Slater, born Saturday, June 10, 2017, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

Obituaries

Larry Kyle

Larry Roger Kyle, 76, of Pickford, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017, at Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, surrounded by his family.  He was born May 8, 1941, to Leonard and Rachel (nee Newman) Kyle in South Webster, Ohio.  More...

Gerald Bennett

Gerald Bennett, 64, of Goetzville, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at his home.  He was born May 30, 1953, to Thomas and Eva (nee Hiser) Bennett in Cedarville.  More...

James ‘Chicki’ Tenbusch

James Bernard “Chicki” Tenbusch, 85, of St. Ignace, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, in St. Ignace.  He was born February 28, 1932, to Alfred and Victoria (nee Carman) Tenbusch in Harbor Beach.  Mr. More...

Columns

DeVos and McDaniel Are on Target

Michigan Politics

Two former chairwomen of the Michigan GOP, both members of prominent state political families, have significant roles in Washington, thanks to President Donald Trump, and are saying the right things on the current controversy about race relations.&nb More...

St. Ignace

A Smith family reunion was held Saturday, August 5, on the Smith property. Folks traveled from Wisconsin, Colorado, and the Lower Peninsula, with people from St. Ignace also in attendance. Everyone had a great time and many memories were shared. More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

Flowers and berries are looking good in the Eastern U.P. right now, but it’s time to get back to what life is really all about. Fishing.  More...


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