October 26, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Election Reports To Continue in Next Week's Edition

The St. Ignace News will continue coverage with next week's issue, November 2, of the candidates and issues to come before voters in the November 7 general election. More...

Zoning Will Boost City Development

Allows Multi-Use Parcel Flexibility

The St. Ignace Planning Commission is creating a new ordinance to allow multiple-use development anywhere in the city, including the St. Ignace waterfront. More...

Affordable Housing Project Moves Forward in Mackinaw City

Designed To Bring in More Residents To Boost Non-Transient Labor Pool

A site plan review for Mackinaw City's affordable housing project was approved by the Village Council at its regular meeting Thursday, October 5, bringing the village one step closer to development of an apartment complex designed to bring in more ye More...

Arnold Transit Steamer Mackinac Cruises to Les Cheneaux Islands

An old Arnold Transit Company passenger steamer, Mackinac, More...

Senior Apartments Are Part of Economic Restructuring at Mackinaw City

Part of Mackinaw City's economic restructuring plan has come to fruition with the development of Cedarbrook Village, an apartment More...

News

McDowell Challenged by Duggan in 107th District

State Representative Gary McDowell, a Democrat from Rudyard, is defending his 107th District seat in the Michigan House of Representatives against Republican challenger Jay Duggan, a businessman from Petoskey. More...

Public To Discuss Ditch Project along US-2 Dunes

A public meeting will be held to discuss a proposed ditch along a stretch of dune habitat on US-2. The meeting is Wednesday, November 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Hiawatha National Forest Office near St. Ignace. More...

State Proposes New Program To Offer Long-Term Leases of Rustic Campgrounds

Garnet Lake Site May Be One That Will Benefit From Future Improvement Grants

The forest of Hudson Township is home to a rustic, state-owned campground on the southern rim of Garnet Lake, one of several that may see improvements to simple camping facilities like fire rings, camp sites, and picnic tables. More...

Sports

Cedarville Girls Finish Runner-up in Division Three Cross Country Finals

By David Latva

The Michigan High School Athletic Association held the Upper Peninsula cross country finals at Michigan Tech Trails in Houghton Saturday, October 21, with athletes from 29 schools in the three girls and boys divisions vying for individual and team ho More...

Cedarville Trojans

Cedarville Trojans girls cross country team finished second in Division 3. The team includes Head More...

Pickford Panthers

Pickford Panthers girls cross country team includes Coaches Gerald Rairigh and Andy Raden and More...

Opinion

Community Center Proposal Clarified

To the Editor: This letter is written to clarify issues for voters regarding the Community Center proposal that will appear on the November 7 ballot in Brevort Township. More...

Criminals Will Always Have Guns

To the Editor: Let me start by saying I have two children in school, and I'm just as worried as the next person about what is happening in our schools right now. More...

Proposal 5 To Mandate School Funding Increases

Money To Come From State's General Fund

A state proposal to guarantee school funding increases may help schools pay their bills at the cost of other state programs, or higher taxes. More...

Voters Go To Polls November 7

Duncan, Luepnitz Vie for 1 Road Commission Seat

Frank Luepnitz of Brevort Township will challenge incumbent John Duncan of Cedarville for a seat on the Mackinac County Road Commission in the November 7 election. They were the candidates who had the most votes in the August primary election. More...

Halloween Celebrations Announced

Parades, Parties Planned in Local Communities

Area communities have planned Halloween activities for children beginning Saturday, October 28, and running through Tuesday, October 31. More...

Cedarville 'Oddfellow' Band Moves Up in National Contest

The rock band Oddfellow from Cedarville has advanced to the third round of Bodog's Battle of the Bands, where they are competing for a $1 million promotional contract with Bodog Entertainment that includes international distribution, touring, promoti More...

Bank Challenges Area To Support Proposed Cutter Mackinaw Museum

Citizens National Bank has issued a challenge to other financial institutions to help pay a $100,000 debt incurred by the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum (IMMM) for repairs and preparations to the recently decommissioned Coast Guard cutter, which More...

Social

Katharyn Wisner, Matthew Thomas

Katharyn Gale Wisner of St. Ignace and Matthew Mark Thomas of Erie, Colorado, were united in marriage September 23, 2006, in a 2 p.m. ceremony at St. Ignace Golf and Country Club. Pastor Earl Bercot of Faith Baptist Church officiated the service. More...

Robert and Elaine Slater Celebrate 50 Years

Robert "Bob" and Elaine Mattson Slater of Pickford marked their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, October 20. More...

Engagement

Betcher, Chubb

Walter G. and JoAnn Betcher of Trout Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Theresa, to Andrew Chubb, the son of Jeffrey and Jane Chubb of Morris, Illinois. More...

Obituaries

James F. Droskie

James F. Droskie, 69, of St. Ignace enjoyed a 33-year career in banking, retiring as chief executive officer and president of First National Bank of St. Ignace, and was active in many community organizations. Mr. More...

Mildred Gustafson

Mildred Gustafson, 92, of Brevort died peacefully October 19, 2006, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace, with her youngest daughter at her side. More...

Joy Sheick

Joy Louise Sheick, 76, of Marquette Township, died Friday, October 20, 2006, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace, following a short illness. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Truth is the Victim of Political Campaigns

As in previous campaigns, truth has been a victim this year and both parties are the perpetrators. More...

Outdoor Matters

Researchers Learn From Fish Survey

It is an all-too-familiar story and those who know the Saginaw Bay fishery can recall it vividly. More...

Les Cheneaux

It appears as though we are going to have an early winter, with snow falling once more last Sunday and Monday. October is an unpredictable month for weather, but some years it is truly a lovely autumn month. More...


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