August 24, 2006 RSS feed / News

A Rare Sight on the Straits

Freighter Edgar B. Speer Escorts Damaged Roger Blough Through Channel

Passing through the north channel between Mackinac and Round islands Wednesday, August 10, was an unusual sight. The 1,000-foot freighter M/V Edgar B. More...

Better Fishing May Be Result of Cormorant Control Project

Cormorant control in the Les Cheneaux Islands seems to be working, according to Mike Hamburg of the Les Cheneaux Islands Association, before introducing his guest speaker at the Les Cheneaux Islands Association meeting Thursday, August 10. More...

Moran Township Challenges St. Ignace City Hydrant Bill

Prompted by complaints by the general public and trustee Mark Spencer, the Moran Township Board of Trustees voted not to pay an annual bill of $9,800 to the St. More...

Beam Guides Boaters From Railroad Dock

Wawatam Lighthouse at the entrance to the St. Ignace Marina now is operational and is serving as an aid to navigation to boaters. The light was turned on Sunday, August 20, and will remain lit year-around, said Eugene Elmer, St. More...

U.P. To Receive $1.7 Million in Homeland Security Funds

The Mackinac County Emergency Services Department has requested about $45,000 in Homeland Security funding to buy new radio and pager equipment, and planners are hopeful that their request may be granted following the approval of more than $1.7 milli More...

Rudyard Schools To Hold Registration

New student registration for Rudyard Area Schools will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, August 28, and Tuesday, August 29. School begins Tuesday, September 5. More...

Mackinac County Streams To Be Surveyed for Lamprey Abundance

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be conducting a survey of Mackinac County streams to estimate the abundance of sea lampreys in these streams. More...

Library Re-opens With New Addition

Cheboygan Area Public Library will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, August 26. Events begin at 10 a.m., with entertainment from authors, musicians, and craftsmen to follow throughout the day. An ice cream social will be held at 3 p.m. More...

Curtis Celebrates Labor Day With Festival of Arts

Curtis will be the site of Art on the Lake Festival Saturday, September 2. Michigan artists, craftsmen, and musicians will gather on the shore of South Manistique Lake for the day. More...

Brevort Twp. Joins Forces With U.P. Engineers To Settle Sewer System Dispute

Brevort Township will work with U.P. Engineers in pressuring the bankrupt Frontier Insurance Company to settle a long-standing dispute regarding the township's sewer system. More...

Energy Workshops To Be Offered

Free workshops designed to teach consumers how to control home energy costs are being offered by the Chippewa-LuceMackinac Community Action Agency. More...

Fettig Chosen To Represent County in Run

Lani Fettig of Moran has been selected to represent Mackinac County as a fitness ambassador in the third annual Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run Monday, September 4, set begin at 6:45 a.m. More...

Chippewa County Democratic Party To Meet Saturday

The monthly meeting of the Chippewa County Democratic Party will be Saturday, August 26, at 10 a.m. at the Country Kitchen Restaurant on the I-75 Business Spur in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Arts Dockside To Bring 100 Artists, Entertainment to St. Ignace Next Weekend

29th Annual Festival Set for Sept. 2, 3

A Labor Day weekend tradition will mark its 29th year on the St. Ignace waterfront Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3, as Arts Dockside brings 100 artists and craft vendors to the marina for a public show and sale. More...

Kayakers Enjoy Blissful Day at Sand Bay

More than 100 kayakers from five states attended on-the-water classes in Lake Michigan on Sand More...

Art in the Park To Return to Cedarville Sept. 2

Art in the Park, a celebration and exhibition of local visual and performing art, will return to Cedarville Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Artists will be at the Cedarville Waterfront Park. More...

Singer Will Perform in Mackinaw City

Singer and songwriter Miriam Pico will be the featured performer for Music in Mackinaw's summer concert series at Conkling Heritage Park at 8 p.m. Saturday, More...

State Home Care Workers To See State Pay Raise

The new fiscal year 2007 budget for the state's Department of Community Health includes an increase in salaries for the state's 42,000plus home care workers, including those in Mackinac County. More...

First Fall Flea Festival Set for Saturday, Sept. 2 in Cedarville

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce will launch a new event this Labor Day weekend called the Fall Flea Festival. The flea market will be at the Les Cheneaux Welcome Center in Cedarville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 680 West M-134, in the parking lot. More...

Crew Aboard Research Vessel Judy Probes Deepest Hole in Deepest Great Lake

It's the stuff of legends. More...

Community Action Agency Is Honored for Prisoner Work

Mackinac County Community Action Agency was one of three community agencies to be honored Tuesday, August 8, by the EUP Community Corrections Advisory Board (CCAB) for their help in working with local offenders. The Soo Theater Project in Sault Ste. More...

Soo Theatre Now Taking Class Registrations

Registration is now open at Soo Theatre Arts Resource Studios (STARS) for instruction in movement and dance, ballet, jazz, tap, point and pre-pointe, vocals techniques, musical theater, and opera. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Adapting to New Curricula Is Focus for New School Year

As always seems the case, the summer has gone very quickly and school will begin in less than a month. The first full school day of instruction is Tuesday, September 5. Other important news: More...

Heavier Fish Hauled in at This Year's Les Cheneaux Salmon Derby

Koben Takes Top Prize With Biggest Fish in Four Years

Gary Koben Sr. of St. Martin's Point, Hessel, caught the largest fish in four years of the Islander Bar's Slammin' Salmon Derby, hauling in a 21.06-pound Chinook to win the contest Saturday, August 19. He said he caught the fish around 8:15 a.m. More...

Churches Open St. Ignace Resale Store Monday

Lisa Penner (right) makes a purchase from manager Marcy Kammers at the St. Ignace Area More...

Gros Cap School Ratifies Teacher Contracts

At its regular meeting, Monday, August 21, the Moran Township school board ratified two-year contracts for teachers and support staff, which included annual 2.3 percent raises for teachers and 1.5 percent raises for support staff. More...

Condominium Association Gets OK, First Ever in Les Cheneaux Islands

In 1948 there were approximately 50 resorts in the Les Cheneaux Islands, some still in the development phase. More...

ORV Safety Training Courses To Be Offered in Engadine This Week

Mackinac County Sheriff's Department will conduct off-road vehicle (ORV) safety training courses at Engadine High School in Engadine Thursday, August 24, and Friday, August 25. More...

Anglers Raffle To Support New Piers

Thirty-six guns, a 10-horsepower outboard motor, and Nascar Nextel Cup Race tickets are just a few of the prizes people can win in the Portage Anglers Club's annual raffle drawing. More...

St. Ignace News Office Featured in Trade Publication Piece About Workplace Pets

Two feline members of The St. Ignace News crew, office cats Paige and Oreo, with receptionist Debbie Sterk, were featured in an August article in the trade publication More...

Pickford Historical Group Receives $200 Donation

The Pickford Community Wellspring gave $200 to the More...

Curtis Effort Collects 1,000+ Pairs of Shoes for Iraqi Children

Carol Norman of Curtis set out to gather 250 pairs of shoes to help children in Iraq, at the request of her son, Sammy, who is stationed there with a Navy Reserves Seabee Unit. More...

Church Addition To Be Blessed in Sunday Service

The Reverend Thomas Skrenes, the bishop of the Northern Great Lakes Lutheran Synod, will bless the new Family Life Addition at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignace at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 27. More...

Combined Church Services Offered at DeTour Sunday

Members of Hessel Presbyterian Church and DeTour Union Presbyterian Church will combine for a service by the Reverend Judith Arnold at DeTour Roadside Park Sunday, August 27. A potluck will follow. More...

Youth Preparing for Chippewa County Fair

Largest EUP Fair Set for Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 at Kinross More...

Mackinaw City To Host Corvette Show Sat.

Corvettes will flood downtown Mackinaw City for the 17th Annual Corvette Crossroads Auto Show Saturday, August 26. More...

Public Invited to Potluck at Ozark School

The public is welcome to attend a potluck dinner at the newly restored Ozark One-room School at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. More...

Author To Discuss New Book at Bayliss

The Bayliss Library in Sault Ste. Marie will be hosting Marquette author Matthew Williams Thursday, August 24, at 7 p.m. More...

Workshop for Business Owners To Be Presented August 30 in Sault

A workshop for small business owners will be presented Wednesday, August 30, in Sault Ste. Marie. The workshop will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Administration Complex at 523 Ashmun Street. More...

Mark and Esther Engle Honored by Islands Association for 20 Years of Service

Mark and Esther Engle of Cedarville were honored for 20 years of service as Les Cheneaux Islands Association manager and secretary, respectively, during the organization's 83rd annual meeting August 10. More...

Sault Tribe Police Force Gets Grant

The Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has received a $150,000 federal grant that tribal police hope to use for training programs and equipment updates, said Police Chief Fred Paquin. More...

1891: Editor Praises St. Ignace

This article was published in The St. Ignace News August 15, More...

Church Cookbook To Mark Centennial Year

Cookbooks are now available from the Zion Lutheran Church of Allenville for $10. Proceeds will go toward the church's 100th anniversary celebration next year. More...

Mackinac Island Museums Use Real Experiences To Teach About History

Visitors who enter the living displays and exhibits in Mackinac Island's many museums get the sense they are about to experience something completely different from what they're used to in a typical museum, said Steve Brisson, chief curator for Macki More...


Click here for digital edition
2006-08-24 digital edition