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Student Invention Nets National Prize

Lily Plowman Designs ‘The Finger Saver’ After Young Friend Experiences Accident

Concern for a friend has led Lily Plowman, 12, of Drummond Island, to invent a device that has earned her a national award. The Finger Saver won this year’s award, and Lily also won a previous award in an invention contest last year.  More...

News

Proposal Would Allow Construction of Apartments on Paro Street

The St. Ignace Planning Commission decided Tuesday evening, August 8, to propose a zoning ordinance amendment that would allow for the construction of affordable apartments on a parcel of land along Paro Street on the city’s south side.  More...

Changing of the Guard Approaches for St. Ignace Clerk’s Office

Andrea Insley will be the new city clerk at St. Ignace and Sherry Cece has been hired to replace her as assistant city clerk. Training has begun they will be working with City Clerk Reneé Vonderwerth, who will retire in January 2018.  More...

Sen. 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

Trojans Varsity, JV Football Teams Sweep Rudyard in Season Openers

“Let’s play two!” was a phrase made famous by Chicago Cubs Hallof Famer Ernie Banks in reference to his excitement in playing in a doubleheader.  More...

Area Teams Open Season at Engadine Rock and Roll Relays; Saints Girls Take First

St. Ignace placed two girls relay teams in the top five and Rudyard had the highest finishing area boys team as Eastern Upper Peninsula schools opened their cross-country season at the Engadine Rock ‘n Roll Relays, Thursday, August 24.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Kick Off Football Season at Inland Lakes

The St. Ignace Saints kicked off their football season last week, and with a young and relatively inexperienced squad, it seemed nerves might have gotten the best of the Saints on this night. St. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Exchange Student’s Project Will Aid Peppler Center  To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Mackinac Island

Gardens all over town are very lush. The flowers by the Veterans Memorial are so bright and pretty and the variety of blooms in front of Metivier Inn is absolutely eyecatching. More...

‘What About Those Characters You’re Hanging Around With?’

Think Outside, No Box Needed

I have been writing about cartoon characters the last few weeks, mainly to point out that there isn’t much difference between cartoon characters and real life; except that cartoon characters can recover from anything that happens to them, but w More...

Les Cheneaux

I’m sure that by now many of you have received a letter from the Friends of Les Cheneaux Harbor Facility in reference to the Cedarville Harbor Project, including a colored picture of part of the docks, boat launch ramps, and the beautiful harbo More...

Breaking News - 8/31/2017 1:25 PM

I-75 Access Could Be Restricted North of Gaylord To Ease Traffic During Bridge Walk - Free Access

Traffic delays are expected to be the biggest challenge in the local area when the Mackinac Bridge is closed to all private vehicles during the Labor Day Bridge Walk this Monday. More...

Mackinac Bridge Walk Is Monday - Free Access

Traffic Changes Outlined as Span Will Close During Walk; Text Updates Offered

There will be a major change this year at the 60th annual Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk: The span will be closed to all vehicle traffic from 6:30 a.m. to noon, except for emergency vehicles and buses for walkers. More...

Free Wednesday Event Will Share School Supplies, Food

Project Backpack will take place Wednesday, August 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

Social

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Hagues To Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Howard and Jeanne Hague of St. Ignace will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Thursday, August 31.  They were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Nebraska. They moved to St. Ignace in 1954, where Dr. More...

Frazier, Crandle To Wed

ENGAGEMENT

Anthony and Tammy Frazier of Mackinac Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra, of Grand Rapids, to Lucas Crandle of Grand Rapids, the son of Jeff and Laura Crandle of Spring Lake.  Miss Frazier is a 2016 graduate of Grand Val More...

Obituaries

Howard Everson

Howard F. Everson, 86, of St. Ignace, was a well-known businessman in St. Ignace, owning with his wife the Stop Party Store for 28 years, and also the Sunset Motel on US-2. More...

Gilbert Ziegler

Gilbert Ziegler, 79, of Charlevoix, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Canton, Georgia, surrounded by his family.  He was born November 24, 1937, to Irving and Alice (nee Kriser) Ziegler. He grew up in St. Ignace.  More...

Carl Braun

Carl R. Braun passed away peacefully Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Santa Fe Assisted Living in Yucca Valley, California. He was 88.  He was born May 1, 1929, to August and Caroline (nee Litzner) Braun in Allenville.  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  August 21, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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