February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

State Street Needs Safety Measures, City Officials Say

After much discussion on the pros and cons of changing a portion of North State Street from four lanes to three, St. Ignace Mayor Connie Litzner says she will propose it at the next city council meeting Monday, February 5. More...

I-500 Is This Week

Sault Race Reaches Its 50th Year

In the world of motorsports, there are some events that prove iconic enough to stand the test of time. Sault Ste. Marie’s annual International 500 snowmobile race each winter is one of them. More...

News

Governor Snyder Rejects Line 5 Closure To Prevent a Propane Supply Crisis

Governor Rick Snyder says he will not temporarily close Enbridge Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac because doing so could create a propane supply crisis.  More...

New Bill Would Strengthen Safety Requirements for Pipelines

New legislation introduced Friday, January 12, would require stronger safety measures and more frequent reporting for pipelines that cross the Great Lakes. The legislation was introduced by U.S. More...

Lawrence Horn Hired as New Mackinac Island Police Chief

Lawrence Horn, a police officer at Lansing Community College, has accepted the job as police chief on Mackinac Island.  More...

Obituaries

Dewey Smith

Dewey Vernon Smith, 87, of Harrison, was a longtime teacher, coach, and school guidance counselor. Mr. More...

Lawrence Palma

Lawrence James Palma, 74, of Kincheloe, served as Kinross Township building inspector, served on the township board, and he served as the township supervisor. More...

Robert Kerns, Jr.

Robert L. Kerns, Jr., 71, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at his home, surrounded by family.  He was born November 1, 1946, to Robert Sr. and Louise (nee Moe) Kerns.  He married Mary Paisley June 11, 1976.  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...

Game Raises $150K Over 10 Years

Local Cancer Patients Are the Winners as Fans, Donors Turn Out for Saints vs Trojans

The Hooping for a Cure “Pink Game” always begins with an honorary tipoff featuring captains of both teams, and special guests. More...

A Dream Is Realized at Pickford

The Opening of Pennington Home Is Culmination of a Gift, and a Community Effort

Members of the Pickford community were able to tour the newly opened Pennington Home in Pickford Friday, January 19, during an open house for the adult foster care home. The home, at 665 South Pleasant Street, is now taking in clients.  More...

Falling Ice Prompts Bridge Closure

New Text System Alerts Motorists

Falling ice from Mackinac Bridge cables and towers Friday, January 26, closed it to traffic for nearly 20 hours. The bridge was closed by 11:35 a.m. More...

Sports

Saints Pound Glass, Build Early Lead, Cruise to Victory over Trojans in ‘Pink Game’

After presenting an emotional ceremony honoring and remembering those who are fighting, or have passed due to cancer, the St. Ignace Saints and Cedarville Trojans were tasked with playing a basketball game Tuesday night, January 23. More...

Hooping for a Cure Basketball Game Honors LaTaunya Paquin, Tricia Smith

Prior to the Hooping for a Cure basketball game between the St. More...

Saints Use Three-point Barrage To Overwhelm Bulldogs, Improve to 12-0

The St. Ignace Saints ripped the nets for 11 three-point field goals en route to another dominating win, 82- 20 over the visiting Rudyard Bulldogs Thursday, January 25. More...

Columns

HSS North Country Trail Chapter

Business Spotlight

Let the fun times begin: Head to the North Country Trail to enjoy some peace and quiet as you take in the beautiful outdoors. The trails are a great place to be, no matter what time of year. More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

We are right smack dab in the middle of a winter wonderland, which makes a lot of us wonder why we are here and not soaking our toes in the sands of Key West, but for those of us who have stayed, there are lots of things to do outdoors this week in t More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

We welcome a new principal this week. Joshua Reed joins our staff as the 7-12 principal/instructional coach. We are excited to welcome him to our team at Engadine schools, and look forward to working with him. More...


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