January 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Fresh Snow To Save 38th Annual Sault I-500 Race

Poor weather had planners of the 38th Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie looking glum just weeks before time trials were to begin Tuesday, January 30. More...

McNeil Remains Newton’s Building Inspector After Board Controversy

By Ryan Schlehuber

John More...

Newton Twp. To Ask for Road, Fire Millages

August Primary Ballot To Include 2 Requests

Residents of Newton Township will be introduced to two millage proposals at the township board More...

Program Seeks Volunteers To Work With Youngsters

Mentors Can Be Guides, Listeners, Even Coaches

Planners of the Robert H. Nitz Mentoring Program are seeking new recruits to provide one-on-one, adult support for children in need of a positive influence in their lives. More...

News

Coast Guard Stats Reflect Death Rates Decreasing

The United States Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan surmises that more law enforcement activity leads to fewer alcohol-related deaths on the water. More...

Two-Day Park Pass Offered

Visitors to state parks and recreation areas Saturday, February 18, and Sunday, February 19, will be able to use the areas without purchasing a motor vehicle permit as part of a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) program to encourage winter activi More...

Four New Crew Members Join St. Ignace Coast Guard Station

Jumping into their first assignment in the U.S. Coast Guard are four new crew members who recently joined Station St. Ignace. With their arrival, a total of 23 people now are conducting operations out of the local facility. More...

Sports

Escanaba Wins St. Ignace Volleyball Invite; Newberry Second

Two Upper Peninsula teams battled in the championship match of the St. Ignace Volleyball Invitational, with Escanaba capturing the title with a 25-14 and 25-12 decision over Newberry Saturday, January 21. More...

Pickford JV Wins HLC Tournament

The Pickford JV volleyball team defeated Harbor Light Christian in the semifinals, then Central Lake in the finals, each time winning two of three, to win the Burger King Classic at HLC Saturday, January 21. More...

Saints Hang On To Down Hurons in SAC Game

St. More...

Columns

Hunting Small Game Helps Kids Become Good, Better Hunters

Outdoor Matters

Kelly Kovarik, 15, is following in her brother%27s footsteps. Since she was a tyke, Kelly (like brothers Brian, 20, and Teddy, 18) has tagged along while her father, Marty, who hunts with his bird dogs for grouse and woodcock. More...

Zandstra Is Underdog in Republican Primary Race

Michigan Politics

Michigan Republicans haven%27t had a hotly contested U.S. Senate primary since Ronna Romney narrowly defeated Jim Nicholson for the 1996 nomination to oppose Democrat Carl Levin, who won reelection by a huge margin then and six years later. More...

Mackinac Island

A week or more ago we were all praying for snow. Our sidewalks and streets were covered with ice, owing to the mild temperatures. Tuesday, January 17, we awoke to a winter wonderland. More...

City Seeks Ways To Implement Smoke Detector Law

Alarms Now Required in All Dwellings; Local Municipalities To Enforce Code

Local municipalities now have the power to enforce state law that every home and business dwelling unit must have operable smoke alarms, and St. Ignace officials are contemplating a proper procedure to enable them to inspect for the devices. More...

Island Tradition

30th Annual Winter Festival Set for Feb. 3-5 on Mackinac

Competitively playing snow golf, leading a human dogsled, and joining a snow volleyball team are activities Mackinac Island residents and visitors will tackle during the 30th Mackinac Island Annual Winter Festival from Friday, February 3, through Sun More...

Fishing Highlights Weekend

Walleye Jamboree Planned at Pickford

Anglers participating in this year More...

Thin Ice Cancels MIRARaces

Cedarville More...

Mackinac Island Rejects DNR Land Swap

Proposes 20 mph Snowmobile Speed Limit

During a brief 25-minute Mackinac Island City Council meeting Wednesday, January 18, Council unanimously denied a proposal from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to swap land at Mission Point with the city. More...

Planners OK New Mackinac Island Cottage

Construction is slated to begin this spring on a single-story home in Hubbard More...

Portage Twp. Eyes Zoning Change

Proposal To Alleviate Problems in Subdivision

Long-standing problems with Portage Township More...

Social

Lindroth, Stempki Exchange Vows

Jennifer Ann Lindroth of Manistique and Dustin James Stempki of St. Ignace were married October 15, 2005, at 3 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. More...

Warren, Fidalgo Unite in Marriage

Michelle Lynn Warren and Seth Nathan Fidalgo were united in marriage in a ceremony at the Soldiers Memorial Chapel at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, November 25, 2005. More...

Ray, Peterson Married Jan. 17

Kelley Ray and Brian Peterson were married in a private ceremony in St. Ignace January 17, 2006. More...

Obituaries

Helen Sturdevant

Helen Edith Sturdevant of Drummond Island was a retired teacher who taught for more than 25 years. More...

Christopher Whitman

Christopher F. Whitman, 49, of Indian River passed away Friday, January 6, 2006, while cross-country skiing, a favorite activity of his. More...

Brian Winston

While in St. Ignace, Brian Winston operated his own car detailing business and drove a bus for St. Ignace Area Schools. Later, he became a mortgage broker for Sterling Capital Mortgage in Shelby Township. More...

Opinion

Facts Need Straightening in Fluoride Surcharge Issue

To the Editor: Councilman LaLonde and myself would like to respond to Mary More...

St. Ignace Irregularities Merit Special County Audit

To the Editor: In response to Carol Miller More...

News’ Latva Should Be Applauded

To the Editor: I am writing to express my opinion regarding your sports page on the Web. Tremendous. I am not sure who is responsible for this, but I genuinely appreciate the effort. I subscribe to More...


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