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Food Pack Serves 65; Seeking Help

The St. Ignace Community Food Pack program, in its fourth year of providing nutritious food for about 65 students on weekends during the school year, needs more money for food purchases and is lining up volunteer groups to help with packing.  More...

News

New Natural Gas Power Plants Slated for Upper Peninsula in Baraga, Negaunee

The Michigan Public Service Commission approved Wednesday, October 25, plans to build two new Upper Peninsula natural gas-fired power plants, costing about $277 million, in Baraga and Negaunee townships.  More...

Outlook Is Brighter for U.P. Energy Future, Ratepayers

They say you need to be a hearty soul to live in the Upper Peninsula, but that doesn’t mean you should have to live with energy that isn’t affordable, reliable, and environmentally protective.  More...

Office of the Great Lakes To Operate Under DNR, Not DEQ

The Office of the Great Lakes is being moved from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Governor Rick Snyder issued the executive order Monday, October 30, to move the office.  More...

Obituaries

Norbert ‘Norb’ Gordon Gorski

Delta Twp. Michigan

Born January 24, 1936 in Lansing to Lawrence and Stephania (Sowinski ) Gorski. He left his earthly life on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Independence Village of Grand Ledge, surrounded by his family. More...

Theora Bosley

Theora Jean Bosley, 82, of Stalwart, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie, surrounded by her family.  She was born October 4, 1935, to Samuel and Violet (nee Bawks) Cruickshank.  More...

Theodore Hriniak

Theodore Robert Hriniak of Cedarville passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Sault Ste. Marie. He was 81.  He was born November 11, 1935, to Michael and Marion (nee Ward) Hriniak in Sudbury, Massachusetts.  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...

Public Weighs In On Bridge Walk

The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) continues to accept comments on proposed changes to the Labor Day Bridge Walk. More...

Ferry Service In Winter Schedule

Star Line Has Backups as Huron Out for Repairs

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry’s winter service schedule between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island began November 1 without the Huron, the aging but stalwart ferry that is counted on for winter service once the ice appears. More...

City Candidates on Ballot Tuesday

Cedarville School District Seeks Bond

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, November 7. In the City of St. More...

Social

BIRTHS

Austin Walker   Nicholas and Amelia Walker of Mackinaw City announce the birth of a son, Austin James Walker, born Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Otsego Memorial Hospital Birthing Center in Gaylord. More...

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Sports

St. Ignace Saints Girls Top Cedarville Trojans in Back and Forth Volleyball Battle

A single glance at the results of the Thursday, October 26, St. More...

Volleyball Districts Underway; Football Playoffs Continue

Volleyball Districts are underway this week. In Class C, St. Ignace faces Harbor Springs in District 93 at Harbor Springs, Wednesday, November 1, beginning at 6 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Saints Win First Set; Lose Next Three to Manistique

The St. Ignace Saints won the first set then lost the next three and fell to the host Manistique Emeralds in a Monday, October 23, volleyball match.  More...

Columns

Milliken and Levin Go Way Back

Michigan Politics

One of the most interesting relationships in Michigan politics has been between 1969-1983 Republican Governor William G. Milliken and Oakland County Democratic U.S. More...

Mackinac Island

The gales of November arrived this past week. Tuesday, October 24, the wind blew more than 40 miles per hour with heavy rain. More...

Les Cheneaux

This week has been one of the most unusual weeks I can recall. Friday, October 27, began at approximately 40 degrees, then, as it has been the past few days, it was windy, cold, and a bit sunny for a while. More...


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