August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tradition on Display

Celebrating St. Ignace History Week, master basket maker Marge Bekins shows a variety of new and old traditionally-made ash and reed baskets Friday, August 21, on the lawn at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture in St. Ignace. More...

News

Moran Township Requests Clarification on St. Ignace Fire Contract, Buys Monument

The Moran Township Board of Trustees tabled a proposed fire protection contract with the City of St. Ignace Wednesday, August 5, over concerns with the financial information the city provided. The previous fire contract expired June 1. More...

Downtown Mackinac Island Loses Power on August 22

Downtown Mackinac Island lost power for up to 9.5 hours last weekend when a terminator cabinet on the corner of Cadotte Avenue and Market Street blew Saturday afternoon, August 22, at about 2 p.m. More...

DNR Citizens’ Advisory Council to Meet August 27

The public is invited to an Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) meeting at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace Thursday, August 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be two public comment periods. More...

Sports

Wyers, Keuten Top State at Archery Tournament

At left: Missy Wyers, 12, (right) placed 1st and Kayla Keuten, 12, placed 2nd and in the archery unsighted division at the 2015 Michigan 4- H State Shooting Sports Tournament Saturday, August 15. The girls are both from St. More...

Cyclist Celebrates Retirement With Cross-country Trip

Fifty-four days and 2,600 miles into a cross-country bicycle trip across America, Carol Myers of Athens, Georgia, stopped in St. Ignace to rest and enjoy a trip to Mackinac Island. She arrived Thursday, July 23, and departed Saturday, July 25. More...

Lakers Post Two Shutouts In Season Soccer Openers

Mackinac Island goalie Christian Styburski, a junior, recorded two shutouts during the soccer opening season doubleheader, as the Lakers defeated the Whittemore-Prescott Cardinals 6-0 Friday, August 21, and 1-0 Saturday, August 22. More...

Opinion

Prospective Resident Asks: What Are the Taxes For?

To the Editor: Regarding Island property in Cedarville [The St. Ignace News, May 7, 2015], I have been coming to the Les Cheneaux Islands for many years. Now retired, I want to buy a place on an island. More...

Concern About Cattails

To the Editor: In regards to the “invasive cattail” article [The St. Ignace News, August 20, 2015]: Who chooses the date that before a plant was “native” and after a certain date in time became “invasive?” More...

Public Meetings

Public Meeting Calendar

Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This 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...

Meeting Minutes

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings August 17, 2015 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

City Preparing for Business Interest

Works to Become ‘Redevelopment Ready’

St. Ignace is positioning itself to be better prepared to establish new businesses, or expand existing ones, through a newly formed Redevelopment Readiness Committee involving the Downtown Development Authority and some city officials. More...

Responders Share ‘Big Picture’ Plans

Emergency Planning in the Straits Area

Mackinac County has important features that need protecting, police say, like the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge, and a network of plans, agencies, and equipment keep people safe in situations ranging from traffic accidents to terrorist More...

Social

Holly Jaroche of Hessel Named to Dean’s List at Lake Superior State

Holly Jaroche of Hessel has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2015 semester at Lake Superior State University. Ms. Jaroche is majoring in nursing. More...

BIRTHS

Clay Seeley Ryan and Tara Seeley of St. Ignace announce the birth of their son, Clay Ryan Seeley, born Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Crossword Puzzle

Full Story

Obituaries

William Ver Strate

William Garrett Ver Strate, 62, of Rudyard, died Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Ball Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born November 21, 1952, to Harry and Genevieve (nee Hesselink) Ver Strate in Rudyard. Mr. More...

Louis Vesel

Louis Vesel, Jr., 90, of Engadine, was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army, until his honorable discharge in 1945. Mr. Vesel died Saturday morning, August 22, 2015, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. More...

Marie Leese

Marie Augusta Leese, 85, of Goetzville, died Friday, August 21, 2015, at her home. She was born August 1, 1930, to Floyd and Lousie (nee Wester) Reeves near Indian River. Mrs. Leese was graduated from Wolverine High School. More...

Columns

Plan Zero Best Describes Current Status of Road Fix

Michigan Politics

Since the overwhelming defeat of the $1.2 billion road fix ballot proposal in May, the GOP-ruled Legislature repeatedly has failed to come up with a Plan B. As of last week’s adjournment, we have Plan Zero. More...

St. Ignace

It was another busy week in St. Ignace with friends and family visiting, and many travelers enjoying all that St. Ignace has to offer. I spoke with Bobby Joe Dumas recently, whom I hadn’t seen for quite some time. More...

Brevort

I am enjoying the brief “cold snap” this week, with temperatures in the 60s, as I know we still have some warm summer weather coming. It is a welcome relief from the humidity. More...


Click here for digital edition
2015-08-27 digital edition