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Kim Cardwell Chosen as U.P. Teacher of the Year

Cedarville Educator Named inWal-Mart Program

Kim Cardwell, a resource room teacher for high school and middle school students at Les Cheneaux Community Schools, has been named the 2005 Teacher of the Year in the Upper Peninsula by WalMart. More...

State Poised To Override Local Ordinances To Promote Wind Power

In an attempt to promote alternative energy development, the House Government Operations Committee has proposed two bills which would ease restrictions on where companies could build wind turbines in Michigan. More...

Mackinac Island Featured on ABC's 'The View'

Mackinac Island was featured on ABC's "The View" Wednesday, January 4, as one of the top five places to lose weight. The program is broadcast live by ABC at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday from New York City and features Barbara Walters. More...

100 Children Enjoy Tribal Christmas Party at Hessel

Cedarville High School foreign exchange student Pauline Le Tamo of France (far left) joined Rhianna Milligan (far right) and members of the Sault Ste. More...

Mackinac Island Ferry Line Closes for the Winter Season

Arnold Transit Company ceased its passenger service between Mackinac Island and St. Ignace Monday, January 2, for the winter. More...

New Officers Installed at Masonic Lodge

New officers installed December 14 at St. Ignace Masonic Lodge 369 were Worshipful Master Alfred T. More...

News

Proposed Population Goals Strike Better Balance for State's Deer Herd

The only sure things in Michigan deer management are: (1) the herd size will go up and down and (2) people will disagree about what to do when it%27s up or down. More...

Learning Nature Through Art

Jayden Smith, a second grade student at Les Cheneaux Elementary School, draws his version of cedar leaves, using the leaves themselves as a guide at the school%27s Outdoor Classroom in Cedarville. More...

Governor's Signature Secures Mackinac Bridge Authority's Role

A four-bill package that guarantees the continuation of the Mackinac Bridge Authority now and into the future was signed into law Wednesday, December 28. More...

Obituaries

In Remembrance of Those Who Left Us in 2005

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, More...

William Caldwell

William Henry Caldwell of Sault Ste. Marie worked in construction while he lived in the Flint area until 1989, and in Gladwin until 2000, when he and his wife, Rae Ann, moved to Sault Ste. Marie. More...

James Mayry

James G. Mayry, 70, of Dearborn, died Monday, December 19, 2005, at Beaumont Hospice, Royal Oak, following an 18 month battle with cancer. More...

Columns

Levin, Stabenow Criticized for 'Obstructing' U.S. Judge Nominees

Michigan Politics

Senator Carl Levin long was the chief obstructionist in blocking Senate confirmation votes on four Michigan judges nominated by President George W. Bush for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. More...

Mackinac Island

Christmas on our beautiful Island is always special, not only for the year-around residents, but for the guests as well. At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, December 24, services were held at Trinity Episcopal Church, where folks gathered for lessons and carols. More...

Rexton-Garnet

'Twas a week after Christmas, and the gifts all unwrapped, and some of the presents we had to take back. The cookies got eaten, the batteries are dead; about this time I need the aspirin bottle to relieve the pain in my head. More...

Utility Co. Appeals Lead to Lost Funds for County Schools, Townships, Hospital

Townships, schools, and hospitals are paying money back to energy companies, following a series of appeals the companies have won that reduce the value of their energy distribution systems. More...

Halls of LaSalle High Resonating With Drum Sounds of the Tropics

Students Learn New Skills in 'Saints of Steel'

For the past several weeks, the resonant boom of steel drums has been heard throughout LaSalle High School. The sound comes from the newly formed "Saints of Steel," a steel drum group organized by the school band director, Jason Byma. More...

Treasurer's Office To Be Audited

Commission Calls for Immediate Probe

An immediate internal audit of the Mackinac County Treasurer's office was ordered by county commissioners Thursday, December 29, following a closed door meeting with county prosecutor Clayton Graham. Both Mr. More...

Man Recreates Mackinac Bridge in Christmas Lights

Although Sam Bohling%27s lighting display didn%27t win any contests this year, the colorful decorations that fill nearly every inch of his front yard were a local show-stopper in Hessel this holiday season. Mr. More...

Legislation Expands Trail Access for Snowmobiles

Governor Jennifer M. More...

Serwach Family Wins Car

Patricia, Ed, and Matt Serwach of Brevort Township (posing in back) were the grand prize winners of a 1983 Porsche 928 in a customer appreciation sale at the Gold Mine and Cabin Fever stores in St. Ignace in November and December. More...

Navigation Courses Offered at Cedarville High School

Basic and advanced Coastal Navigation courses will be taught in the art room at Cedarville High School starting Monday, January 9, and continuing for 12 consecutive Mondays. More...

Social

Meyers Named Button Design Winner for Snowsfest

Janaan Meyers of Cedarville won the 2006 Snowsfest button design contest sponsored by the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce.Her design of a toy jackin the-box will adorn entry buttons to Snowsfest during the weekend of February 17 to 19 in Hessel. More...

Smith, Hardy Exchange Vows

Wedding

Vanessa Smith and Kenneth Hardy Jr., both of Mackinac Island, were united in marriage Friday, October 14, 2005, at St. Anne's Catholic Church. More...

Browning, Wolski To Wed in '06

Engaged

Terri Browning of Sault Ste. Marie and Marty Wolski of St. Ignace have announced their engagement to be married this spring or early summer. More...

Sports

Area High School Teams, Athletes Set Records During 2005 Sports Season

The top team stories for 2005 were in Engadine girls basketball, Cedarville football, St. Ignace baseball, Cedarville girls cross country, and Mackinaw City cross country. More...

St. Ignace Golfers Enjoy Holiday Play in '94

Seven St. Ignace golfers played on Christmas day in 1994 at the St. Ignace Golf Club, including (from left) Pat Doud, Jack Swope, Jeff Savard, Chris Yshinski, George Yshinski, Mark Sposito, and Dick Sweeney. More...

2005 Finlandia University Lions Volleyball Team

Laura Peterson of St. Ignace was named Most Improved Player for the 2005 Finlandia Lions Women%27s Volleyball Team. More...


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