December 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Tree Lighting Tradition Revived at Les Cheneaux

Area residents braved subzero temperatures to see the revival of the Les Cheneaux community Christmas tree lighting Wednesday night, December 6. More...

Sue Drenth Garners EMT of the YearAward - Twice

Sue Drenth must be doing something right. The Clark Township Ambulance Corps volunteer has been named Emergency Medical Services Person of the Year for the second year in a row. More...

News

Special Olympics Receives $1,000 Donation

Special Olympics athlete John MacMaster presents a check for $1,000 on behalf of the Skip Palmer Memorial Golf Tournament to Laura Aikens, EUP Special Olympic Area 35 director. More...

Hunters Take 5,000 More U.P. Deer Than Last Year

Hunters took 5,000 more deer from the Upper Peninsula this year than they did in 2005. The Department of Natural Resources announced preliminary harvest estimates for the 2006 Michigan firearm deer season Thursday, December 7. More...

Plans Moving Forward for Clark Township’s Section of EUP Bike Trail

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Sports

Six New Coaches To Head Area Programs in 2006-07

Six new coaches from four schools will take over the reigns of winter teams to headline The St. Ignace News 2006- 07 Sports Preview. More...

Pickford ’91-92 Squad Earned First Final Four in Class D Since 1965

Chuck Bennin was one of the players who took part in the Panthers Class D semifinal contest against Covert in 1965, in which Pickford lost 76-72. More...

Looking Back…

Saints 1990-91 Volleyball Team

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Opinion

Be Curious, Active on Important National Issues

To the Editor: I, like Rick Weiss, am also deeply grateful to live in a free country where we can exercise both a right to free speech and a right to vote. More...

Small Entrepreneurs Needed To Grow State, County Economy

To the Editor: I recently provided three-year subscriptions to Entrepreneur magazine to the three high schools in Mackinac County and the libraries in the towns where these high schools are located. More...

Couple Commends Straits Area Community

To the Editor, My wife and I were involved in a terrible accident on November 30. Out of nowhere a truck came toward us and turned suddenly into our car, giving us no option but to swerve. More...

Christmas Surprise

St. Ignace Rallies To Send Gifts to Soldiers in Iraq

Shortly before Christmas, United States Army soldiers stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, will receive a pleasant surprise when 27 boxes of donations arrive from the St. Ignace community. More...

County Likely To Renew Social Services Funding

Must Set 2007 Budget Now; Board Hears Appeal To Restore Substance Abuse Money

County Commissioners have yet to set elected officials More...

Sign Ordinance Changes Proposed

City Planners Debate Rule Enforcement

Discussion during St. Ignace Planning Commission meeting Wednesday, November 29, began with the proposed revisions to the city More...

14 Draft Horses Handpicked for Island Winter

370 Horses Leave Mackinac Island in Frigid Months

The clippity-clop of horse hooves has almost fallen silent on the streets of Mackinac Island. As the most frigid months of the year approach, only 14 horses remain on the Island to serve residents and visitors through the winter. More...

Social

Brendan Przybycki

Michelle (nee Zagar) and Brian Przybycki of Sterling Heights announce the birth of their son, Brendan David, born October 4, 2006. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. More...

Ross Pearson

Chris and Laurie Pearson of Cedarville announce the birth of a son, Ross Owen, born November 5, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 8 pounds, one ounce and measured 20 inches in length at birth. More...

Anne Penner

Tom and Lisa Penner of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Anne Elise, born November 16, 2006, in Rapid City. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 19 inches in length at birth. She joins a three-year-old sister, Elisabeth, at home. More...

Obituaries

Helen McInnes

Helen McInnes of Drummond Island was known as a good hunter and trapper, whom friends said was a pioneer in every way, able to do whatever it took to keep her family thriving in a primitive setting. More...

Nellie Halcin

Nellie T. Halcin of DeTour Village was a teacher for most of her life, retiring from teaching in the classroom in 1978. Ms. Halcin was 93 when she died Friday, December 8, 2006, at Cedar Cove Assisted Living Facility in Cedarville. More...

Robert Smith

Robert Smith, 90, of Cedarville, served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II and was an outdoorsman, carpenter, and boat builder. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Coast Guard Seeks To Rescue Great Lakes Live Gunfire Training Plan

Northern Michigan's congressmen have valid complaints about the original Coast Guard proposal for 34 live gunfire-training zones on the Great Lakes. More...

Outdoor Matters

A column from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Steve DeBrabander, who works for the DNR More...

Mackinac Island

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