December 29, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Foresters Win Awards for Quality Work

The staff of the St. Ignace U.S Forest Service office hosted a potluck meal for local winners of three prestigious awards Monday, December 19. More...

Les Cheneaux School Board Expels Student for Sept. Bomb Threat

Astudent was expelled from Les Cheneaux Community Schools Monday, December 19, during the school board meeting for making a bomb threat in September. No other information about the student has been released by the school district. More...

Survey Shows City Residents Want More Organized Recreation, Pool Improvements

St. Ignace residents say they would like to see skate park and swimming pool improvements and more organized recreation in a city survey that garnered 158 responses. The suggestions will be included in the city More...

Winter comes to the garden...

Heavy snows in mid-December created this postcard scene of snow-covered Adirondack chairs under snow-laden spruce trees at a Lakeside Road home in Cedarville. The picture was taken Sunday, December 18, after days of snowfall. More...

News

Staying Connected: New Study Finds Cellphones Are Interfering With Family Life

In the stress-management classes Debbie Mandel teaches, parents often tell her about their struggles to combine work and home. Ranking high on their list of challenges is the cellphone. More...

Why ‘Integrity’Was Such a Sought-AfterWord This Year

Between the CIA leak investigation, scandals in Congress, and disgraced athletes, 2005 had more than its fair share of ethical disappointment. More...

Injured on Volunteer Mission, Dave Davis Finds Friends Willing To Help at Home

Benefit Dinner Planned Wed. for St. Ignace Family

A benefit dinner is planned Wednesday for Dave Davis, 38, of St. Ignace, who became seriously ill following a November trip to Mississippi to repair houses ravaged by hurricanes. More...

Sports

Saints Split Pair; Varsity Team Honors Military Veterans with Dinner

St. Ignace split the final two games before the holiday break, defeating Newberry 72-71 during a Straits Area Conference (SAC) road contest Tuesday, December 20, but falling to Escanaba 74-65 in a non-league game Thursday, December 22. More...

Veterans, Alumni Night at LaSalle

Military veterans and their spouses were honored before the St. Ignace basketball game Thursday, December 22, and it was alumni night at LaSalle High School as former Saints athletes and band members returned home for the holiday break. More...

Mackinac Island Lakers Sweep Maplewood Baptist in Hoops, Volleyball

Jason Pettit of Mackinac Island and Mark Shaw of Maplewood Baptist Academy (MBA) scored 28 points each to lead their respective teams, but the Lakers had a stronger supporting role to down the Black Bears 70-64 in a matinee non-conference game Tuesda More...

Gros Cap School Eyes Millage Renewal for Upkeep

School Board To Decide in January If Issue Will Go to Voters in May

Plans to replace 22 windows at Gros Cap School are completed, and school board members are looking ahead to prepare for other repairs to the facility to make it more energy efficient. More...

City Extends ORV Use

Riders Can Use Streets After Dusk; Council Tables Decision on Replacing Policeman

Police staffing may need to be adjusted soon as Officer Ryan Diehl may be deployed to Iraq to train new Iraqi police officers. More...

Strong Writing Push in Plans for St. Ignace School Students

School Board Discusses Bowling Program, Considers Superintendent Consolidation

LaSalle High School band students played jazz at the opening of the St. Ignace Area School board meeting Monday, December 12, providing a holiday treat for board and audience members. More...

HOLIDAY HOURS and DEADLINE CHANGES

The St. Ignace News Offices The St. Ignace News offices in St. Ignace and Hessel will be closed Monday, January 2 in observation of the Holiday Season. More...

Students enjoy popcorn and a movie

Les Cheneaux Elementary School students enjoyed popcorn, beverages, and a movie the last day of school before Christmas break Thursday, December 22. More...

Dog Kennel Care Subject of Twp. Dispute

Wendy Frosland of Moran Twp. Must Find Homes for Six Dogs

Wendy Frosland of Moran Township can be described as a dog advocate. She likes caring for dogs so much she has 20 of them in her kennel, some of which were rescued from animal shelters in Mackinac and Luce counties. More...

Social

Pickford Graduate Kimberly Curtis Works To Help Eradicate Polio in India

Kimberly Curtis, the daughter of Paul and Luann Curtis of Pickford, was a member of a team that recently won a business strategy competition and donated the prize money to a Rotary International program to eradicate polio in India. More...

Heidi Janz Earns Therapy Degree

Heidi Lindberg Janz of Hessel received a master More...

Leslie Morris, Joe Bellant

Engaged

Joe Bellant of St. Ignace and Leslie Morris of Ruidoso, New Mexico, have announced their engagement. More...

Obituaries

Steven Lesatz

Steven Lesatz, 41, of Sault Ste. Marie, died Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Richard Schaedel

Richard Schaedel, an 85-yearold resident of St. Ignace, formerly of Austin, Texas, passed away early Friday, December 9, 2005, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Facility in St. Ignace. More...

Pauline Apostle

Pauline V. Apostle, 95, died Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at the King More...

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Letter Writer Must Get Facts Right Veteran Impressed by Appreciation To the Editor: More...

Columns

Lawmakers Ranked for Liberal Votes

Michigan Politics

The most liberal Michigan lawmakers on Capitol Hill, as ranked by the National Journal, are two Detroit Democrats More...

Clay Target Games Are a Good Way To Sharpen Bird Hunting Skills

Outdoor Matters

Across the U.S., the shotgun shooting sports, including skeet, trap, sporting clays, and five stand, are being enjoyed by more men, women, and youth than ever before. More...

Egg Harvest at Fish Hatcheries Critical to State Angling Success

Outdoor Matters

Fall is the time of year when fish such as salmon return to Michigan rivers to spawn, beginning the reproduction cycle. More...


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