October 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Two To Fill County Seats

4 Candidates Seek Commission Posts

The profile of the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners will be changing in January with one incumbent, Joe Durm, already unseated in the primary by Calvin "Bucky" McPhee of St. More...

Ideas for New City Events Pitched to St. Ignace Council

Clay Hill Paint Ball Plan Moving Ahead

St. Ignace City Council's regular meeting Monday evening, October 16, could have easily been mistaken as a meeting of the city's Special Events Committee, owing to the many new events discussed. More...

$450,000 Moran Community Center Proposal To Appear on November Ballot

Brevort Township will ask voters to approve a $450,000 loan to replace the current dilapidated community center and library in Moran. The idea has generated widely differing views concerning the value and necessity of the project. More...

Rutledge, Wallace Vie for Brevort Township Seat

Republican Burton Rutledge and Democrat Luci Wallace are competing for a seat on the Brevort Township Board of Trustees, and township residents can cast their votes Tuesday, November 7, at the township hall on Church Street in Moran, between 7 a.m. More...

News

North, Graham Share Philosophies on Probate, Family Court Cases

Judge Thomas North

Thomas North is a graduate of LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, attending Lake Superior State University and Western Michigan University, and was graduated from Western Michigan University in 1977. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree Thomas M. More...

Prosecuting Attorney Clayton Graham

Clayton Graham earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Lake Superior University and a Juris Doctorate cum laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. More...

Oh, No...It's Snow

The Straits area was hit with a snowstorm Friday, October 13. Many people on Mackinac Island continued More...

Obituaries

Marvin Besteman Sr.

Marvin Besteman, Sr., 94, of Rudyard, was a longtime logger and sawmill operator. He sold fresh eggs in Sault Ste. Marie every Friday for many years. Mr. Besteman died Sunday, October 8, 2006, at his home. More...

Brenda Sawtelle

Brenda Colleen (nee Crutcher) Sawtelle, 58, of Drummond Island, died Saturday, October 14, 2006, at her home. More...

David Hiser

David Gilbert Hiser, 69, of Glenn, was a Department of Transportation worker for 32 years. Mr. Hiser died Monday, October 2, 2006, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

In closing days of her quest for a second term, Governor Jennifer Granholm has no more combative ally than a gruff gunslinger she tried to dump upon taking office in 2003 - longtime Democratic State Chairman Mark Brewer. More...

Outdoor Matters

DNR Teams Up With Boy Scouts for a Day of Banding Ducks

Crouching in the tall marsh grass, it was easy to hear the quacking sounds as the mallards flew in, then the subtle swish of wings and abrupt silence as the ducks settled down onto the pond near East Lansing. More...

DeTour Area

Go, Detroit Tigers! Most of you probably saw the ending of the Tigers game last Saturday evening. What a finale it was. More...

North, Graham Run for Election to Probate Court Bench

Candidates Bring Differing Philosophies to Race

The issues fueling the race for the 6th Probate Court judgeship - which is charged with the responsibility of serving the community's elderly, the young, and the mentally ill in the courtroom - reveal a marked contrast in philosophies between the two More...

DDA, Chamber Mull Downtown Partnership

The St. More...

Face of Island Main Street May Be Changing

3-Story Building Gets OK; New Hotel Proposed

Major construction projects sit on the horizon that will change the face of Mackinac Island's Main Street. Anew three-story downtown building that will house a Starbucks coffee shop received zoning approval pending architectural review. More...

Election Reports To Continue in Next Week's Edition

The St. Ignace News will continue coverage with next week's issue, October 26, of the candidates and issues to come before voters in the November 7 general election. More...

Tigers Are World Series-bound

Locals Enjoy Pennant-clinching Win at Comerica Park

Caralyn BeDour, originally of Cedarville, and her boyfriend, Pete Postula, originally of DeTour, attended the Detroit Tigers' playoff game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park Saturday, October 14. More...

Mackinac Straits Hospital Earns Award of Excellence for Second Consecutive Year

Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace has earned a 2005 Governor's Award of Excellence for Improving Care, reported Michigan's Health Care Improvement Organization (MPRO). More...

Social

Cedar Cove Residents Enjoy Pontoon Outing on Les Cheneaux Waters

Residents of Cedar Cove assisted living facility in Cedarville More...

Soeltners Celebrate Reunion

A family reunion was held at the Moran home of Bernetta Soeltner Saturday, September 30. More...

Wedding

Skrzypczak, Adrian

Elizabeth Skrzypczak and Timothy Adrian of Frisco, Colorado, were united in marriage August 5, 2006. The bride is the daughter of Burt and Joan Rutledge of Moran and Joe and Helen Skrzypczak of Hessel. More...

Sports

Ground Attack Lifts Trojans Over Panthers

Justin Baker Paces Effort With Career High 264 Yards

Cedarville's tenacious ground game, coupled with Pickford's inability to capitalize on two early scoring opportunities, lifted the Trojans to a 30-8 Mid-Eastern Football Conference (MEFC) win against the Panthers in Pickford Friday, October 13. More...

Saints Fall Short on Missed Conversion

St. Ignace played a completely different game of football during the second half of its non-conference game against Whittemore- Prescott, trailing 22-0 at halftime before scoring 20 unanswered points. More...

Early Wintry Storm Alters Several Area Sporting Events

Bad weather played a key role in golf, cross country, and football last week, with snow and wind conditions canceling and postponing events. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

St. Ignace JV Team Showed Respect

To the Editor: Last Wednesday I attended a memorial service for Leonard "Butch" France. The church was full, with standing room only. More...


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