April 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County Road Commission: Damage Charges Justified

Mackinac County Road Commissioners said Tuesday, April 4, they may be forced to file a lawsuit to recoup road repair costs for damage caused two years ago by a road contractor working on the snowmobile bridge that crosses over I-75. More...

Jeanne Litzner Named Child Advocate of Year

Jeanne Litzner has been named Child Advocate of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of St. Ignace for her commitment to area children. She is a licensed practical nurse at Mackinac Straits Hospital working for pediatrician Cynthia Statler. More...

Free Games, Activities for Families To Be Offered at St. Ignace May 6

Super Saturday Children's Celebration Fair Planned at Little Bear East Arena

Families will be treated to a host of free activities at a Super Saturday Children's Celebration Fair May 6. The fair will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

Water Tower Painting Project Planned at Mackinaw City

Payment for fire, police, park, and street maintenance outside Mackinaw City, but on land owned by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, was discussed by village and tribal officials at a special meeting Thursday, April 6. More...

EDC, Newton Twp. Near Deal on Station

Progress is inching along with Mackinac County's Economic Development Corporation's (EDC) plan to make use of Newton Township's trash recycling station. More...

News

Progress Made in Odor Control of St. Ignace Township Sewer

Measures Lead to Fewer Complaints From Evergreen Shores Residents

Increasing the water flow, pump speeds, carbon filters, and chloride drip in the Evergreen Shores sewer system have helped reduce sewer odors that residents living on Superior, Huron, and Michigan streets have experienced since September, the St. More...

City Master Plan Sets New Focus on Development

Enticing developers to refurbish vacant buildings and protecting and preserving St. Ignace's waterfront property are two new issues that may be added to the city's master plan. More...

1,300 Attend Home Show

Larry Schlehuber of St. Ignace (left) looks at a line of scooters offered by Sibbald's Sales and Service of Kinross, while Sibbald's representative Tom Sibbald looks on, during the spring Home and Garden Show in St. Ignace Friday night, April 21. More...

Obituaries

Martin 'Jim' Tarnutzer

Martin "Jim" Junior Tarnutzer of St. Ignace passed away peacefully with family nearby at Northern Michigan Hospital of Petoskey Tuesday, April 18, 2006. He was 81. More...

Marion Martin

Marion C. Martin, 76, of Grand Marais, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility in Manistique, where she had lived for three years. More...

Ramona Haske

Ramona Gloria Haske of Cedarville was 75 when she died Friday, April 21, 2006, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

DNR Deer Management: Where Do The Population Numbers Come From?

Outdoor Matters

Few things have generated as much discussion among hunters recently as the Department of Natural Resources' proposed deer population goals for 2006 to 2010. More...

Michigan Politics

Capitol Hill Money Flows to Bouchard

As he campaigns for the Republican primary to oppose Senator Debbie Stabenow in November, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard shrugs off questions about whom he favors among GOP prospects for the presidential race in 2008. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools by

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) will hold its graduation May 1 at 6:30 p.m. All of the students in the sixth grade have completed the nine-week course and are prepared to be graduated. More...

Polls To Open Tuesday

Depending on where voters live in Mackinac County, school board seats, millage proposals, or local government positions may be on their ballots Tuesday, May 2, as they weigh in on area elections. Polls are scheduled to remain open from 7 a.m. More...

300 Tons of E-Waste Collected in U.P.

35 years ago, the mountain of computers, monitors, and CD players would have been fodder for a science fiction movie, but Saturday, April 22, the now-commonplace, high-tech trash was piled on 20 pallets in the parking lot of United Methodist Church, More...

Tribal Primary May 18

Several Local Candidates Vie for Tribal Seats

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will hold a primary election May 18 and a general election June 22 for its board of directors. More...

State Police Divers Brave Chilly Straits Water To Train With New Remote Vehicle

Michigan State Police used the chilly waters off St. Ignace March 28 to train divers for underwater search and rescue operations. More...

Jail Staffing Debate May Be Settled by June Report

A staffing analysis of the jail, expected in June, may put to rest a year-long debate between Mackinac County commissioners and Sheriff Scott Strait over the number of officers the county needs to operate the facility. More...

Sports

Newberry, Pickford Teams Win Track Opener at LHS

The Newberry boys and Pickford girls edged out second place opponents to capture first place during the St. Ignace Kiwanis Track opener Tuesday, April 18. More...

Paul Davis Shatters LaSalle 200 Record

David LaJoice's Previous Mark Was 41 Years Old

Senior Paul Davis reached one of his personal goals after shattering the 41-year-old LaSalle High School 200 meter dash record and came within one-hundredth of a second of setting the 100 meter dash mark during the Boyne City Invitational Wednesday, More...

Pitchers Dominate LHS-Mackinaw City Baseball; Saints Softball Gets Split

Pitching dominated the baseball doubleheader at Mackinaw City, as the host Comets defeated the Saints 3-0 in the opener and 6-2 in the nightcap Thursday, April 20. More...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The annual Moran Township School District Election will have on the ballot the renewal of the Building and Site Sinking Fund of 1.75 mills. This millage will be levied for three years, 2006, 2007, and 2008. More...

St. Ignace News Policies

Letters: All responsible letters will be considered for publication and may be edited. They must be signed and a telephone number must be included for verification. More...

Political Contacts

STATE SENATOR, 37th District Sen. Jason Allen 820 Farnum Building PO Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909-7536 (517) 373-2413 (phone) (517) 373-5144 (fax) e-mail: senjallen@senate.michigan.gov Web site: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/allen More...


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