May 25, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

John Lipnitz Is St. Ignace Ambassador of the Year

Hospital Auxiliary, Brad Silet, Music Teachers Also Recognized by Chamber of Commerce

John Lipnitz was named the 40th recipient of the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year award at the group's annual dinner at Little Bear East Conference Center Thursday, May 18. More...

Disaster Drill Finds Hospital, Rescuers Well Prepared

May 17 Exercise Draws Responders to Long Term Care

To build competence and confidence among members of the county's emergency response network, one unit of the Long Term Care Facility at Mackinac Straits Hospital was evacuated as part of an emergency drill that simulated a large structure fire Wednes More...

Johnson Must Give Up Board Seat at Garfield Twp.

By winning a seat on the school board at Engadine Consolidated Schools, Ivan Johnson of Garfield Township will have to give up his position on the local board of review, owing to the Michigan Incompatibility of Public Offices Act, which states that n More...

DDA Hopes To Settle Tax Dispute With State in 2006

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority will negotiate a settlement with the Michigan Treasury Department for money it owes for school taxes. Since 1994, the state has not allowed DDAs to capture school tax money and the St. More...

News

Unique Church-Run Management Plan Puts Hessel Bakery Back in Business

Maplewood Baptist Academy To Benefit

Hessel Home Bakery reopened May 4, much to the delight of local residents and visitors who missed snagging an early morning pastry or lunchtime pasty in the summer months. More...

Pastors Team Up To Form New St. Ignace Charity

Project May Offer Thrift Store, Link to Services

Working in concert with the St. Ignace Food Pantry, a new charity will soon be available in St. Ignace for people who find themselves in urgent need of household goods or human services. It is called St. More...

Clark Twp. Marina Raises Fees, Hires Dock Workers

Boaters using the launch ramps in Cedarville and Hessel will now pay $5 a day or $30 a season under a new program to earn revenue for Clark Township's marina and two boat launches. More...

Obituaries

Sally Landreville

Sally Ann Landreville of East Lansing was a former resident of Drummond Island and a writer who was interested in history. More...

Bobslaw 'William' Sobieralski Memorial

Mr. Bobslaw/Bobeslaw "William" Sobieralski, age 84, passed away unexpectedly in a snowmobile accident on Lake Huron on March 29, 2006. More...

Gregg DeKeyser

Gregg P. DeKeyser, 40, of St. Ignace, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 13, 2006, at home. More...

Experts Seek Local Ideas for State Tourism Plan

Team Drafting First-Ever Strategy To Guide Travel Industry in Mich.

While Michigan has some of the best natural resources and most attractive tourism draws in the nation, experts say, one thing has been overlooked in the drive to capitalize on those advantages: a solid strategy to guide the growth of the More...

White Triplets Born at Ranch

Harold and Sally Kriesche, owners of the Deer Ranch in St. Ignace, are holding their first triplet white fawns, (from left) Luke, Kimmer, and Michael, born Friday, May 12. The mother whitetailed deer is brown and the father is white, but not albino. More...

Massaway, Lambert Are Top Candidates in Tribal Primary

Keith Massaway, with 408 votes, and incumbent Robert Lambert, with 285 votes, were the top two candidates in the St. Ignace area's Unit 3 for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians board of directors. More...

St. Ignace Firefighters Practice Skills on Live Burn at Spring Street House

St. Ignace Fire Department got a rare opportunity to conduct a live-fire training exercise Wednesday evening, May 17, in a Spring Street building that was being demolished. More...

Boathouse Museum Restored at Les Cheneaux

Perhaps the best thing about the Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum is the fact that it's built around a boathouse. More...

Social

Births

Trevor Visnaw Joseph and Kari Visnaw of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Trevor Joseph Visnaw, born May 2, 2006, at 4:45 p.m. at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. Trevor weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 18.5 inches in length. More...

Sports

Cedarville Community Honors Trojans for 'Greatest Year Ever'

Lauren Izzard, Cory Wellnitz Named Top Senior Athletes

In what has been described as the greatest athletic year in the history of Cedarville High School, Lauren Izzard and Cory Wellnitz were named Top Senior Athletes during the annual awards banquet Tuesday, May 16. More...

Pickford Girls, Brimley Boys Capture D-3 Regional Track Crowns

Pickford girls won nine events and Brimley boys swept the four relays en route to the Division 3 regional track and field championships at the Panthers Track Complex Friday, May 19. More...

St. Ignace Boys 1st, Girls 2nd in Division 2 Region Track Meet

The St. Ignace Saints' success continues on the oval track, as the boys won seven events and swept the 400-meter dash race to capture the championship and the girls finished second during the Division 2 regionals at Newberry, Friday, May 19. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

As Summer Vacation Season Begins, Use Caution Moving Firewood

They are a common sight on some Michigan roadways - those white bumper stickers that say, "Don't Move Firewood. More...

Michigan Politics

Three Living Ex-Governors Remain in Limelight

They have retired from public office, but Michigan's three living ex-governors have not faded from the public stage. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Engadine Schools' Baccalaureate and High School Graduation are coming up. Baccalaureate will be Wednesday, May 24, at the Garfield Township Hall at 7 p.m. Father Tim Hruska and the Engadine/ Naubinway Catholic Church are hosting the program. More...


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