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Church Project Hits Snag on Easement

The Moran Township Board has run into a setback in its effort to improve electrical service to the Gros Cap Church because it can’t get an easement from adjacent property owners for a new power pole or an underground connecting line.  More...

News

Mackinac Island’s Bob Carr Seeks To Represent Michigan in the Senate

When reviewing the ballot for the August 7, 2018, primary for U.S. Senate in Michigan, voters on Mackinac Island will recognize a familiar name: Bob Carr.  More...

Senator Schmidt Talks US-2, Cormorants, and Other Local Issues

State Senator Wayne Schmidt told constituents there may be hope for a flashing 45-mile-per-hour speedlimit sign west of St. Ignace along US-2 during a September 21 round of coffee-hour-style meetings in the Upper Peninsula.  More...

Mackinac Island State Park Offers Annex Lots for Auction Again

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is once again offering three lots in Hubbard’s Annex for sale at public auction. The lots were offered at auction earlier this summer, but no bids were received. More...

Obituaries

Rena ‘Irene’ Fenlon

Rena “Irene” Fenlon, 92, of St. Ignace, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace.  She was born October 24, 1924, to John and Helen Cleary in Mackinac County.  She married John R. More...

LaTaunya Paquin

LaTaunya Ruby Ellen Paquin, 44, a lifelong resident of St. Ignace, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, at her home, under hospice care.  She was born November 30, 1972, to Elliott, Jr. and Katherine (nee Olsen) Grondin in St. More...

Judith ‘Judy’ Bridges

Judith Ann “Judy” Bridges, 62, of Elkhart, Indiana, formerly of Granger, Indiana, and St. 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...

Islands of Great Lakes Join Forces

Communities Discover a Lot in Common, And a Lot To Learn From Each Other

The seeds for a new coalition of Great Lakes islands were sown in late September as representatives from a dozen island communities gathered for the first Great Lakes Islands Summit on Beaver Island.  More...

Historic Sites See Stable Attendance

Poor Weather Did Not Deter Tourists Visiting Straits Attractions This Year

Attendance this summer at Mackinac State Historic Parks sites on Mackinac Island and in Mackinaw City is right on par with 2016, despite a cooler summer and plenty of rain. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Travel Flag Football Team Places First at Championship Game

At right: The St. Ignace Saints travel flag football team took first place at the championship game held Saturday, September 30, at McCann Field in St. Ignace. The Saints were undefeated for the season. More...

Mackinac Island Lakers in Action in Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country

The fall sports season is well underway with the Mackinac Island Lakers competing in soccer, volleyball, and cross-country.  Soccer  More...

Joe Fullerton Scores Defensive Touchdown for Albion College

Joe Fullerton, a 2013 graduate of LaSalle High School, scored a touchdown while playing on defense for the Albion College Britons (1-4) football team during its Saturday, October 7, home game against the Trine University Thunder (5-0). Mr. More...

Columns

‘What I Found on Page 162’

Think Outside, No Box Needed

Note to self 45 years ago: “See page 157, 162.” That is what I saw as I flipped open the cover of “Think and Grow Rich.” Here is what I found underlined in red (I guess I wasn’t smart enough to use a yellow highlighter b More...

Rexton-Garnet

With all the tragedies happening in the world, we are blessed to live in our little corner of the peninsula.  The weather continues to give us much enjoyed sunshine and blue skies. More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

We are now in mid-fall, which means hunting is near its peak. Game animals are plentiful. There are ducks and geese and grouse and snowshoe hare for gun hunters, and deer for bow hunters. And don’t forget the fish.  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  October 2, 2017  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Litzner presiding.   More...


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