September 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Ignace Marina Business Drops 15 Percent This Year

DLZ To Be Engineers on Bus Station Project

St. Ignace marina fuel sales are down as much as 15 percent this year, the St. Ignace City Council was told at its meeting Monday, September 18. Other business included hiring an engineer for the bus station project. More...

Mackinac County Planners Gather Public Input for New Master Plan

East Mackinac County Natural Resources, Job Creation Are Top Issues

Residents of Clark and Marquette townships value natural resources and rural living most of all, but worry that area conditions are not conducive to a healthy economy or jobs creation. More...

A Trick Up Scarecrow's Sleeve

Two cucumbers from Ed (pictured) and Phyllis Massey's garden More...

September Blood Drives Held in Mackinaw City, Sault Ste. Marie

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Mackinaw More...

News

County Fair Animal Quarantine Lifted; Cause of Sickness Still Inconclusive

Animals Released After Medication Takes Effect

The swine quarantine at the Chippewa County Fairgrounds was lifted Tuesday, September 19, and while sick pigs have recovered, test results to determine the illness were inconclusive. More...

Testing Program Confirms Safe Drinking Water for EUP Residents

A free testing program in August confirmed safe drinking water for 149 residents of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The testing was offered to all residents by Michigan Groundwater Stewardship Program, which will offer it again next year. More...

Mackinac Island Residents Want People To See Real, Working Town

Public Shares Ideas for TV News Series

Mackinac Island residents want television news viewers to see that Mackinac Island is a real, working town with its own creative network of logistics and strong sense of historic preservation. More...

Obituaries

Francis 'Bud' Bourisaw

Francis "Bud" Bourisaw loved life and all that it had to offer, sharing his happiness with family and friends. More...

Nancy Williams Gram

Nancy Williams Gram, widow of six-term Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams and of H. James Gram, will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2006, at the Mackinac Island Protestant Cemetery. More...

Jeremy DePottey

United States Army Sergeant Jeremy Edward DePottey, 26, of McMillan died Monday, September 11, 2006, while on patrol supporting "Operation Enduring Freedom" near Asadabad, Afghanistan. More...

Falling Leaves Fest To Begin on Island Fri.

Commemorating one of Mackinac Island's most notable women, Madame LaFramboise, and highlighting early American fur trading on Mackinac is the focus of the biannual Festival of the Falling Leaves Moon, to be held on Mackinac Island Friday, September 2 More...

St. Ignace Leaders Seeking Tri-City Communication

St. Ignace Mayor Paul Grondin and City Manager Eric Dodson are proposing dialog between St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, and Mackinac Island, three communities that More...

Old Mission Cemetery Deeded to Preservation Group

Burial Ground Is Significant to Native People

Clark Township Board deeded the historic Old Mission Indian Cemetery in Hessel to the Native American Society for Historic Preservation (NASHP) in August, and the deed was officially presented to the society Thursday, September 7. More...

West Mackinac County

Preserving Family Character of Community Is Key

Conserving natural resources, the needs of developing small businesses, and retaining the "family-oriented" character of communities topped the list of concerns for 16 residents of Mackinac County's western townships at a meeting in Engadine Tuesday, More...

Animal Control Officer Seeks Information on Missing Cats

Phone Calls Continue To Come In Through EUP

Investigation is continuing this week into a rash of reports about missing cats in the St. Ignace, Cedarville, Hessel, and DeTour areas, County Animal Control Officer Wendy Frosland told More...

Social

Engaged

Stacey Day and Aaron Sears

Sally and Craig Day of Carp Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey L. Day, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Aaron Sears of Moore, Oklahoma. More...

Sports

Results Reported for League Bowling Action

Bluewater League Mackinac Plumbing 7, Big Boy Restaurant 7, Quentin's Barbershop 5, News Crew 4, B.C. Pizza 3, U.P. State Credit Union 2, Gerry's Beauty Shop 0, Belonga & Sons Construction 0. More...

Trojans Cruise Past Rockets in MEFC Homecoming Matchup

Cedarville High School (CHS), 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the league, scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns and the Trojans defense kept Rapid River out of the end zone until the final 23 seconds, en route to a 33-6 Mid-Eastern Football Conference victor More...

Saints Let Home Game Slip Away to Rogers City

Except for one play, St. Ignace dominated the first half and led 14- 6 at halftime, but the Saints let a non-conference football game slip away as the visitors from Rogers City upended the home team 28-14 Friday, September 15, at Saints Field. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

U.S. Superpower Should Bring Peace to the World

To the Editor: On September 11, 2006, 15 people from Luce and West Mackinac counties met to discuss a bill currently before Congress that proposes doing something about the level of madness and violence in the world. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Governor, De Vos Trade Barbs Over China Topic

The Great Wailing Wall of China looms over Michigan politics. That vast land of 1.3 billion people has been Topic One of late in lamenting gubernatorial campaign TV ads. More...

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, September 19, 1891 More...

Outdoor Matters

DNR Previews Fall Hunting Season...Part I

If the weather cooperates, hunting seasons should be productive throughout Michigan this fall. Most game species are on an upward trend or stable on a statewide basis. More...


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