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Snowmobile Club Is Top Group of Year

The Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club’s year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2017 got a surprising bonus Wednesday night, November 1, as the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce named the club as its community organization of the year during More...

Lieghios Buy Mall In Mackinaw City

Mackinaw Crossings mall in Mackinaw City has been purchased from Jim Wehr by Mackinac Bay Properties, Inc., owned by Joe and Enzo Lieghio. Joe Lieghio told The St. More...

News

Former Motel Building Deemed Dangerous by City

The St. Ignace City Council has deemed the property at 734 North State Street, the former Marsu Motel owned by Donald Lawson, a “dangerous” building under the city’s building code. More...

St. Ignace School Recognized for Efforts Toward Energy Efficiency

St. Ignace Area Schools was named a 2017 Leader in Energy Efficiency by the Michigan Agency for Energy and Michigan Energy Office Wednesday, November 1. More...

Electric Bicycles Now Allowed on Trails; Mackinac Island Exempted

The City of Mackinac Island and Mackinac Island State Park may continue to regulate electric bicycle use on their roadways under a newly-passed state law that permits them on trails and highways where bicycle traffic is allowed elsewhere in Michigan. More...

Sports

Saints Win District Volleyball Championship at Harbor Springs; Next, Regionals

The St. Ignace Saints volleyball team defeated the Inland Lakes Bulldogs in five sets to win the District Championship in Harbor Springs Friday, November 3. This is their first district championship since 2013.  More...

Panthers Take Down Defending District Champs Raiders

As the district volleyball finals began Thursday night, November 2, both the Pickford Panthers and the DeTour Raiders looked ready to take home the trophy. More...

Experienced Raiders Squad Defeats Up and Coming Lakers in Volleyball District Match

Having won the district championship for two straight years, the DeTour Raiders volleyball team arrived at Cedarville High School Wednesday, November 1, determined to find their way back to the title game. More...

Columns

Juggling Federal Judges

Michigan Politics

In one of his first major acts, President Donald Trump appointed Denver based 10th Circuit U.S. Appeals Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia. More...

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas: Taking A Look at My 3x5 Cards

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

I write all of my ideas and stolen ideas down on 3x5 cards. They are all over my desk. More...

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is certainly wrapping up for a long winter’s nap. It’s very quiet on the Island. Some employees are still leaving for the season. More...

Breaking News - 11/7/2017 8:39 PM

Local Election Results - Free Access

In a tight race for the St. Ignace City Council, Jim Clapperton, Kayla Pelter, and Jay Tremble were elected. Unopposed incumbent Connie Litzner secured another term as mayor. In Clark Township, the school mileage passed 269 in support to 118 against. More...

Wendy’s Runway Bar Earns Award

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce honored Wendy’s Runway Bar in Hessel as Business of the Year, in recognition of its years of service to the community, during the organization’s Wednesday, November 1, annual banquet.  More...

Bridge Painting To Continue in Winter

Painting of the north tower of the Mackinac Bridge will continue for as long as possible this winter, Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) Chief Engineer Kim Nowack told the MBA Board Thursday, October 26.  More...

Area Veterans Day Services Announced

Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, is an observance to honor veterans of all wars. It marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. More...

Social

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BIRTHS

Elise Malaski   Brent and Kaitlyn Malaski of Traverse City announce the birth of a daughter, Elise Marie Malaski, born Friday, October 13, 2017, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. More...

MacArthur, Gelinas To Wed

ENGAGEMENT

Duncan and Sherry MacArthur of Engadine announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Ann-Ozanich MacArthur, to Colton Patrick Gelinas, son of Brian and Lori Gelinas of Engadine.  Miss MacArthur is a 2016 graduate of the University of Michi More...

Obituaries

Charlotte Bruning

Charlotte June Bruning, 71, of Cedarville, passed away Wednesday November 1, 2017, in Gaylord, from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).  She was born August 12, 1946, to Raymond and Della (nee Hancock) Fountain in Sault Ste. More...

Merle Summerland

Merle R. Summerland, 84, of Gould City, passed away Monday morning, October 30, 2017, at his home.  He was born March 26, 1933, to William and Sena (nee Vanden Bosch) Summerland in Johannesburg.  More...

Joan Jeffreys

Joan Annette Jeffreys, 85, of Rudyard, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in Mackinaw City.  She was born June 9, 1932, to Robert and Jeanette (nee Corbeil) Wheeler in Chelsea.  Mrs. Jeffreys grew up in the Chelsea area. 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...


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