December 29, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

County Delays Giving OK on Budget Items, Sets Up Mandated Property Tax Reserve Fund

At a meeting December 12, Mackinac County Commissioners approved the county%27s $5.3 million 2005 budget, but questioned two unexpected funding requests and did not approve proposed amendments to the 2004 budget. More...

Area School Districts Move Elections from June to May

There has been unanimity among area school districts in how to comply with state legislation passed a year ago that requires all school districts and municipalities to work with fewer election dates. More...

Clark Twp. Hires Jeremy Ridings as Airport Manager, Extends Assessor Deadline to Jan. 3

Clark Township still does not have a permanent assessor, so Thursday, December 16, the board of trustees extended its deadline for assessor applicants to Monday, January 3. More...

Mike and Sandi McMaken and First National Bank Named Les Cheneaux Decorating Contest Winners

Mike and Sandi McMaken of Cedarville won first place in the residential division of the Les Cheneaux Community Decorating Contest. First National Bank of St. Ignace, Les Cheneaux Branch, won first place in the business division. More...

News

Outspoken Sportsmen Circulate Anti-Quality Deer Management Petition to Both Peninsulas in State

A petition to stop an Upper Peninsula-wide Quality Deer Management (QDM) program is in the works, promoted by an Escanaba-based group, Outspoken Sportsmen of Michigan, which claims the program will benefit wealthy private landowners and endangered sp More...

Children Present Meaning of Holiday in Living Nativity

A group of 13 children braved sub-zero temperatures Sunday night, December 19, when they started a four-day stint as Biblical characters in the Living Nativity. More...

New D.A.R.E. Program’s Popularity Continues To Help Youth Make Good Choices

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Sports

Saints Drop SAC, Non-Conference Contests

St. Ignace dropped to a disappointing 1-5 overall record on the season after falling to Newberry 64-61 Tuesday, December 21, and Escanaba 67-52 Thursday, December 23. More...

Lady Saints Split Tri-Match, Fall to Gaylord

The St. Ignace varsity volleyball team split a tri-match at Cedarville Saturday, December 18, defeating Rudyard 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 20-25, and 15-3, but fell to the host Lady Trojans 25-18, 13-25, 19-25, and 21-25. More...

2004 St. Ignace/Mackinac Area Sports: The Year in Review

The LaSalle wrestling team, coached by Harvey Bentley, won district and regional championships, qualifying for the state finals in Battle Creek. More...

LaSalle High Renovation Bid Awarded

School Project To Be Completed in Summer 2005

Another step toward the planned renovation of LaSalle High School was taken at a special St. Ignace School Board meeting Thursday, December 23. More...

All is Merry and Bright

Results of Les Cheneaux Holiday Decorating Contest, Page 13 More...

County Taxpayers To See Added Burden in New Year

Property Owners To Feel Pinch of Revenue Cuts

County taxpayers will feel the financial impact of a new state law designed to help reduce the state More...

The St. Ignace News Offices Holiday Hours CLOSED FRIDAY December 31

The St. Ignace News offices in St. Ignace and Hessel More...

Students Visit Court

Patrice Mackin More...

Police Seek Tips on Home Invasion

Michigan State Police are seeking information about a home invasion on Fifteen Mile Road in Dafter Township in Chippewa County, in which $750 in cash was stolen from a residence Sunday, November 28. More...

Social

Clarence and Beverly Nayback Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Clarence and Beverly Nayback of Pickford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 16. More...

Engaged Melisa Massaway, Denny Sorenson

Daryl and Susan Massaway of St. Ignace are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melisa,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, to Denny Sorenson, the son of Debbie Gibson of Gaylord and Dennis Sorenson of St. Ignace. More...

Births

Blaine Vagts Blaine William Vagts is the newborn son of Wesley and Nicole Vagts of Pickford. He was born Friday, December 10, 2004, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie weighing 8 pounds, 9.3 ounces and measuring 20.75 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Neva McGillis

Neva M. McGillis, 78, of Alma, died Wednesday, December 22, 2004, at Gratiot Community Hospital with her family by her side. More...

Lois Coyle

Lois E. Coyle, 94, a former Newberry resident, died Friday morning, December 24, 2004, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba, where she had lived since July, 1999. More...

Ernest ‘Pete’ King

Ernest More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

State Mental Health Issues Finally Getting Attention More...