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Fresh Powder Offers Excellent Sledding

Freshly fallen snow in St. Ignace Saturday, December 30, made for great sledding conditions as children took to some hills around town. More...

News

Commission Discusses Hiring Policies in Light of Shelter Administrator Vacancy

The selection of Tina Newsome as the new Mackinac County Animal Shelter administrator was postponed during December while the Board of Commissioners debated whether to open up the position to county residents, or hire Mrs. More...

Pontz Named Michigan Natural Resources Commission Chair

Vicki Pontz of Delta Township was appointed chair of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Tuesday, December 26, by Governor Rick Snyder. She is married to former St. More...

Webinar To Discuss Tourism, Short-term Rentals

MSU Extension is offering a free webinar on tourism and short-term rentals Thursday, January 25, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Clyde Larson

Former St. Ignace resident Clyde Larson passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at his home in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. He was 76.  He was born May 11, 1941, to Paul and Ethel (nee Rapin) Larson in St. Ignace.  Mr. More...

Jerry ‘Berf’ Fenlon

Jerry “Berf” Michael Fenlon, 66, of St. Ignace, died suddenly Sunday, December 24, 2017, at his home. He was born September 4, 1951, to Jack Raymond and Marion Jean (nee Smith) Fenlon in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

First National Bank of St. Ignace

Business Spotlight

“It Takes a Community Bank.”  More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather in Les Cheneaux the past week has been chilly and sometimes very cold, with the temperature below zero in the morning on several days.  The sky has had beautiful clouds and lots of stars at nighttime. More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

The sounds of the season are upon us. Not the Christmas carols. The sounds of snowmobiles whining down the trails. For the last couple of weeks, I have been talking about how not to go riding. More...

St. Ignace Budget Increases Slightly

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Caution Is Urged in Chemical Spray Use

The Clark Township Board of Trustees approved a resolution discouraging the local use of chemical herbicide sprays at its Wednesday, December 20, meeting after again discussing the topic with local resident Kate Rudolph. More...

Tina Newsome Leads Co. Animal Shelter

For the past five years, Tina Newsome has been groomed to be the administrator at the Mackinac County Animal Shelter, and she will step into the role to replace Ginger Valentine, who is retiring.  More...

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Collins, Leveille Named Students of the Month

Julia Collins and Cameron Leveille, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as November Students of the Month by school faculty.   Julia Collins  More...

Sports

Saints Topple Two Class A Teams in Detroit; Coveyou Named Game MVP

The St. Ignace Saints spent part of their Christmas break in Detroit participating in the 23rd Motor City Roundball Classic, bringing home two wins before the calendar turned to 2018. More...

Saints Wrestlers Finish 4-1 at Munising Invitational

The St. Ignace wrestling team finished in third place overall at the Munising Invitational Friday, December 29. Among the 10 Saints wrestlers available for the competition, four went undefeated and two more recorded their first wins of the season. More...

St. Ignace Hockey Teams Ready for January Action

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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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