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Line 5 Must Have Immediate Review, Say State Agencies

Governor Rick Snyder and four state agencies are calling for an immediate and aggressive review of Enbridge Energy’s Michigan operations after the company disclosed last week it has found a number of gaps in a protective layer of enamel coating More...

1,500 Tractors Are Coming to Straits

Show and Parade This Weekend

The 10th anniversary Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Show and Parade is coming to St. Ignace and Mackinaw City this weekend. More...

News

Protecting Consumers From Credit Card Skimmers at the Gas Pump

Numerous law enforcement agencies, along with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), are ramping up inspections and warning drivers statewide after credit card skimmers were found at a mid- Michigan gas station in recen More...

For the Record...

In the August 31 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article titled “St. Ignace Council Hears Zoning Concerns,” it was stated that St. More...

Paddlers Protest Against Line 5 Pipeline, Citing Environmental Concerns

Saturday, September 2, saw Mackinaw City host a series of related peaceful protests against the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline. The protests were organized by a number of Native American and environmental organizations.  More...

Obituaries

Mildred ‘Millie’ Hanna

Mildred “Millie” Pearl Hanna, 94, passed away Monday, August 28, 2017, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. She had been a resident at Cedar Ridge Assisted Living in St. More...

Leonard ‘Len’ Tafelsky

Longtime Curtis area resident Leonard J. “Len” Tafelsky passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at Hospice of the EUP in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Visnaw

Lawrence “Larry” N. Visnaw passed away early Wednesday morning, August 30, 2017, at his home in St. Ignace. He was 72.  He was born July 8, 1945, to Frank and Marie Elizabeth (nee Francis) Visnaw on Mackinac Island.  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...

Arts Dockside Brings Colorful Fun

Three-year-old Parker Kennedy of Grand Rapids checks out the “pumpkin kids,” which are just about his size, at Arts Dockside in St. Ignace Saturday, September 2. More...

Walk Draws 25,000 And Few Backups

Traffic Lines Not a Problem at Straits as Changes Put in Place for Holiday Event

An early morning storm, strong wind gusts, and overcast skies didn’t keep approximately 25,000 people from walking the Mackinac Bridge Monday, September 4, during the 60th annual Mackinac Bridge Walk on Labor Day.  More...

Stalwart Fair Gets New Exhibit Hall

Activities Begin Thursday for 112th Event

People who come to the 112th Annual Stalwart Agricultural Fair September 7 to 9, billed as “The Biggest Little Fair in Michigan,” will view displays in the new Johnson Centennial Hall.  The new hall replaces the 101-year-old fair bui More...

Sports

Football Rules Changed To Increase Safety on Field

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) made two significant changes in its rules involving blindside blocks and onside kicks for 2017, continuing efforts to focus on player safety.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Fight Hard, But Come Up Short to Munising Mustangs

A crowd gathered early Saturday afternoon, September 2, to witness the beginning of another Saints football season at McCann Field in St. Ignace. More...

Mackinaw City Volleyball Splits With Maplewood Baptist, DeTour in Opener

The Mackinaw City volleyball team split in its opening doubleheader at home Tuesday, August 29. More...

Columns

Michigan’s Rich Military History

Michigan Politics

The recent celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base prompts a reflection on Michigan’s rich history as a site of military bases, especially Up North.  More...

‘You Will Get What You Will Tolerate’

Think Outside, No Box Needed

I believe it was the late Dr. More...

Mackinac Island

There is a tinge of fall in the air, but the days remain sunny and very pleasant. The flowers at the entrance to the post office and in front of the police station are just beautiful. It has been a great year for flowers on Mackinac Island.  More...


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