October 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Teachers, School Still Negotiating

School Calendar Stalled as Talks Focus on Working Conditions

Teachers and administrators at St. Ignace Area Schools are working with a mediator in an effort to reach agreement on a new contract. Negotiations have been stalling the development of a school calendar. More...

Too Close for Comfort:

Three Lots Condemned Near Mackinac Island Airport Property Lies in Runway Protection Zone

Three residential lots at the end of the Mackinac Island Airport have been condemned as state and city administrators continue to evaluate federal aviation safety regulations there. More...

Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum Reorganizes, Receives Donations

Carpeting, a new boat, weather proofing, and other renovations to the 80-year-old O. M. Reif boathouse are among improvements made this year to the Maritime Museum in Cedarville. More...

News

Fine Arts Council To Rescue DeTour Church Hall From Disrepair

Monsignor Theodore Bateski was a legend in his time, known for his unusual political career in DeTour Village and his ability to attract state and corporate attention to the tiny town at the eastern end of the Upper Peninsula. More...

Girl Scouts Work Toward Master Gardener Status

Clark Township residents and visitors may have noticed the splashes of color at the Hessel Marina, Cedarville Waterfront Park, Hessel Airport, and Les Cheneaux Community Schools. More...

What is a Master Gardener?

Master Gardener is a horticulture education and volunteer leadership program offered through Michigan State University Extension service. More...

Obituaries

Leonard 'Butch' France

Leonard J. "Butch" France of Point Nipigon, Cheboygan, died Friday, October 6, 2006, at Hurley Hospital Trauma Center in Flint after a fall from the roof of the family cottage at Mullett Lake Wednesday, October 4. More...

Onnie Piippo

Onnie Elmer Piippo, 91, of Rudyard, was a farmer and logger as well as a skilled mechanic who received awards for innovative designs. He died Thursday, October 5, 2006, at his home. More...

Arthur Bonasse

Arthur J. Bonasse, 76, of Newberry died Sunday, October 8, 2006, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

If Landowners Cooperate, Hunters Could Have Good Deer Season in 2006

White-tailed deer numbers across the state of Michigan are very similar to a year ago, so Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife biologists believe this year's combined archery and firearm deer harvest will be similar to last year's total, ab More...

Michigan Politics

Election and Poll Standings Getting Closer

Leads that Governor Jennifer Granholm and Senator Debbie Stabenow had in September over their GOP challengers narrowed slightly in polling released at start of the final month of campaigning that will include debates and an even heavier dose of TV ad More...

Most Productive Small Game Areas Are Close to Water

Back some years ago when I was a kid rambling around the fall coverts with my shotgun, looking for small game, I found the most productive areas will be close to water. More...

Les Cheneaux Honors Master Boat Builder

Bruce Patrick Named 2006 Citizen of the Year

Bruce Patrick was named Citizen of the Year by the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce at the annual banquet October 4. More...

Dog Day Downtown

Bark in the Park, Hayrides, Pumpkin Roll Highlight Apple Day Festivities

More than 31 dogs participated in Mackinac Animal Aid Association's inaugural Bark in the Park at the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce Saturday, October 7. More...

Election Reports To Begin in Next Week's Edition

The St. Ignace News will begin coverage with next week's issue, October 19, of the candidates and issues to come before voters in the November 7 general election. News about various aspects of the election will be printed over the next three weeks. More...

East Lane Ownership May Revert to Brevort Township Residents

Legal Recommendation Sought by Board

Ownership of East Lane, near Brevort Lake, may revert to residents along the road, pending action by the Brevort Township Board of Trustees, which voted Tuesday, October 3, to have the township attorney study the road's history and legal status and m More...

Social

Bunkers To Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage

Angeline and Louis Bunker of St. Ignace will celebrate their 50th anniversary of marriage Friday, October 27, 2006. More...

Birth

Anton Burnett

A son, Anton Rhys Burnett, was born to Terrianne Hodge and Eric Burnett of Pellston August 24, 2006. Born at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and he measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

Sports

Loss to Sault Damages Saints' Playoff Hopes

One team's playoff hopes were all but dashed while the other team's continued during St. Ignace's 24-15 loss at home to Straits Area Conference (SAC) rival Sault Ste. Marie Friday, October 6. More...

Cedarville Remains Perfect on Season

After cruising to a 46-14 league win over North Central during parents night at Trojans Field Friday, October 6, Cedarville is gearing toward two Mid-Eastern Football Conference (MEFC) road showdowns with Pickford and North Dickinson. More...

Saints' Offense Comes to Life in 72-37 Victory

St. Ignace put together its largest offensive effort of the season, with four players scoring in double figures, en route to a 72-37 Straits Area Conference (SAC) win over Newberry Tuesday, October 3. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Shooting Tragedies Signal A Demand for Gun Control

To the Editor: After watching the news over the last few days, I have to speak out. What is happening to our country? More...


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