February 3, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Student Threat Stirs Concern

Les Cheneaux School Sets Expulsion Hearing

A student threat written on a school wall in Cedarville has led to an expulsion hearing Thursday, February 3, to be conducted by the Les Cheneaux Community Schools board of education. More...

St. Ignace Downtown Project Going Out for Bids–Again

With only one bid received for a project requiring at least two-bids, the St. More...

Snowmobile Racers Hit I-500 Track Saturday

Changes This Year To Help Drivers, Fans

C hanges that should increase crew safety and make it easier for teams to register are in store for the 37th Annual I-500 snowmobile race Saturday, February 5, in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

St. Ignace Lions Club Plans Community Spring Auction

Members of the St. Ignace Lions Club are soliciting business donations for a first-of-its-kind spring community auction, slated for Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Middle School with auctioneer Charlie Fowler. More...

Mackinaw City Village Council Lays Groundwork for Hotel Condo

McFarland Resigns Village Council Seat

Meeting Thursday, January 20, Mackinaw City Village Council accepted the resignation of trustee Dave McFarland, effective February 28, whose move to a new home outside the village limits disqualifies him from the office. More...

EMT Classes Offered in Cedarville

Those interested in becoming a Medical First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician can take courses in Cedarville starting Tuesday, March 1. Courses will be at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. More...

Indoor Tailgate Picnic Planned in St. Ignace Friday

An indoor tailgate picnic, featuring brats, burgers, and fish, will be held at the LaSalle High School cafeteria in St. Ignace Friday, February 4, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Just in time for the Super Bowl, the celebration is sponsored by the St. More...

News

New Election Law: County To Run School Elections

give the most people an opportunity to vote. More...

Deadline February 8 To Submit School Election Petitions

School board candidates must file nominating petitions by 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, to be considered in the May 3 election, said Mackinac County Clerk Mary Kay Tamlyn. More...

Forage Sessions Planned in Feb.

Michigan State University Extension will offer two educational sessions in February for Northern Michigan forage producers on beef and dairy farms. More...

Obituaries

Blake Kammers-Rutledge

Blake Matthew Kammers-Rutledge, 44, of Hudson, Florida, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away January 20, 2005, at home, after a short battle with cancer. More...

Laura Goetz

DeTour resident Laura Goetz, 91, died at her home Sunday, January 30, 2005. More...

Mildred Hall

Mildred Nowels Hall, 85, worked for 30 years as a business education teacher at Niles High School, with prior teaching positions in South Haven, Traverse City, and Northport. Mrs. More...

Straits Area Employers ‘Out of Luck’ This Year With Foreign Workers

Rep. Stupak Meets With 60 Local Business Owners

Area seasonal employers have little hope of retaining their foreign workforce this summer and are scrambling in search of foreign workers already working at winter resorts here, or recruiting workers in the U.S. More...

Clerks Work To Prepare for May 3 School Election

New Law: County, Not Schools, To Run Polls

Township and Mackinac County clerks are developing a system for administering school elections, with the first one looming on May 3. More...

Plans Moving Forward To Install St. Ignace Lighthouse

Navigational Light To Be Seen for 13 Miles by Recreational Boaters

Few obstacles remain in erecting the 52-foot replica lighthouse on the old Railroad Dock. The lighthouse was obtained in October by the City of St. Ignace and now lies in five large pieces at the dock, where once the rail ferry More...

Tim LaJoice of St. Ignace Creates Children’s Book

Tim LaJoice of St. Ignace enchanted students at Les Cheneaux Elementary School with a down-to-earth story. More...

Les Cheneaux School Board Seeks 18-Mill Renewal

Les Cheneaux Community Schools will request that voters return the district%27s ability to levy 18 mills for school operations. More...

New Cheboygan Hospital Building Open for Patients

The new Medical Center building at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital opened Monday, January 24, with urgent care services on the first floor, family practice physicians on the second floor, and internal medicine physicians and a community conference area o More...

St. Ignace Friends of Library To Meet

Friends of the St. Ignace Public Library will meet Monday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at the library to plan a jewelry sale and fundraising ideas. All are welcome. A tour of the new library will be made following the meeting. More...

Social

DeTour Names December Students of the Month

Katelyn LaPoint, Darci Wilson, Brooke Tiefenbach, and Nathan Klamerus have been chosen December Students of the Month by Principal Angela Reed and the faculty of DeTour Area School. More...

January Students of the Month Named in Pickford

James Snyder, Edward Arbic, Kaylynn Portice, and Mandi Price have been named Students of the Month for January at Pickford Schools. More...

Sports

Saints Down Panthers, Drop Overtime Game to Cheboygan

St. Ignace started the week with a 73-63 non-conference win over Pickford Tuesday, January 25, but dropped a 84-72 Straits Area Conference (SAC) overtime contest to Cheboygan Friday, January 28. More...

Comets Post Two Wins; Paquet Scores 1000th Point

Senior Morgan Paquet scored his 1,000th career point as Mackinaw City defeated Harbor Light Christian 63-29 during a Northern Lakes Conference contest Friday, January 28. More...

Saints Grapplers Finally Return to Home Mat Thursday

After last week More...

Columns

Snowflakes: A Closer Look

Do you know what More...

Mackinac Island

847-3301 The frigid below-zero temperatures of the past several weeks have subsided. The nights were exceptionally cold, causing us all to let the cold water run so that the water wouldn More...

Engadine

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