January 7, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Brevort Township Woman Creates Unique Memorial to U.S. Soldiers

Counting the American casualties in the war in Iraq wasn More...

In Remembrance of Those Who Left Us in 2004

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, memorializes those whose obituaries have appeared in the newspaper during the past 12 months. The list includes 341 persons whose ages range from infant to 103 years old. More...

County Board OKs Budget Amendments

Sheriff Dept. Overtime , Foster Care Expenses Unanimously Approved

Final 2004 budget amendments were unanimously approved by the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners during their last meeting of the year Tuesday, December 28. More...

Les Cheneaux Frog Festival Makes Leap From School Event to Community Effort

The 2005 Les Cheneaux Area Frog Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 and will be sponsored this year by the Les Cheneaux Watershed Council, which recently obtained non-profit status. More...

News

Les Cheneaux Foundation Grants Awarded

The Les Cheneaux Community Foundation distributed $11,944.51 in grants Thursday, December 16, at the organization%27s annual fall grant distribution. More...

A Christmas Memory: Blessed are the Givers

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Ferry Lines to Offer Sunset Cruises

Sunset tours that will take passengers under the Mackinac Bridge will be held this year, beginning June 6, sponsored by the St. Ignace Convention and Visitors Bureau, Shepler More...

Obituaries

Louis ‘Louie’ Major

Former owner of Louie More...

Paul Kelleghan

Paul Douglas Kelleghan of DeTour Village was a former General Motors employee. He served in the United States Army in Germany, after which he returned to Michigan. More...

Sheila Kolo

Sheila Yvonne Kolo of Goetzville was a former Raber Township supervisor. She also wrote the Go-Ra-Li column for More...

Columns

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January is a special time for locally elected school trustees in Michigan. January is the time for school board members to be in the spotlight during National School Board Recognition Month. More...

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114 YEARS AGO JANUARY 3, 1891 W.H. Wood has just received a fine stock of creamery butter, cheap and good. More...

Michigan Politics

I t%27s been a man%27s world forever. More...

Authorities Urge Snowmobilers To Use Caution, Respect Private Property

City Sidewalks, Cemeteries Off Limits

Snowmobilers must use caution when riding in or near a business districts in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Tribe To Help Purchase Moran Township School Buses, Help Fund Library Project

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and Kewadin Casinos will distribute $278,507.73 in Mackinac County as part of its semi-annual two-percent payments. More...

Agencies Struggle To Serve, Employ Mackinac County’s Disabled Residents

Hiawatha Behavioral Health, Goodwill Industries Offer Opportunities

Hiawatha Behavioral Health has been working for the last six years with other organizations to provide programs, activities, and employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. More...

Mackinac Straits Hospital Cafeteria Gets Facelift After 30 Years

Donations Used To Redecorate With 1950s Theme

When Barb Davis and Rosemary Brown were asked to remodel the dining room at Mackinac Straits Hospital, they knew exactly what was needed: color and a theme. More...

Island Ferry Franchise Meeting Set

A meeting between the three passenger ferry companies and the City of Mackinac Island to renew the ferry boat franchise fee has been rescheduled for March 1. City Council rescheduled the meeting at its regular meeting Monday, December 20. More...

Social

Army Sgt. Paul Matelski Earns Service Medal

United States Army Sergeant Paul M. Matelski of St. Ignace has been awarded a Joint Service Commendation Medal for meritorious service in the United States armed forces. He was given the award August 5. More...

Sports

LaSalle Track, Baseball Field Gets New Restroom Building, Concession Area

Through the efforts of four groups, St. Ignace Area Schools was able to purchase a building that will house restrooms and a concession area for the track and baseball fields. The school is financing the $25,000 purchase, which was helped by the St. More...

Cedarville Sweeps Christmas Shootout

Jeff Slater Named MVP at Old Mission Bank Sponsor Event

Cedarville varsity and junior varsity basketball teams swept the championship of the Old Mission Bank Christmas Shoot-out Tournament at Lake Superior State University, Bud Cooper Gymnasium. More...

Free Throws Lift Pickford Over Big Bay at Home

Free throw shooting and team defense lifted Pickford to a 67-60 non-conference win over Big Bay de Noc Tuesday, December 28. More...

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Driveway Samaritan Stopped by Deputy

To the Editor: A Mackinac County Sheriff More...