February 1, 2007 RSS feed / News

'Zinger Bug Zoe' Helps Children and Adults Understand Autism Disorder

"The book is fabulous," said the Reverend Wayne Foote of St. Ignace, referring to "Zinger Bug Zoe: Living With Autism," a children's book designed to help children and adults understand Autism Spectrum Disorder. More...

DNR Reports Fish Virus Now Found in Lake Huron

An aquatic virus that has been predicted to infiltrate the entire Great Lakes system has reached the waters of Lake Huron as far north as Cheboygan, where, researchers learned last week, it has been present since at least 2005. More...

Upcoming County Road Projects Approved

State and federal funds totaling $3.1 million will be used over the next six years to improve Mackinac County roads, and, among other projects, work on Swede Road and Simmons Road will now take place earlier than originally planned. More...

Quality Time at the Library

Audrey Pearson, 3, enjoys some quality coloring time with volunteerEvelyn Wilson Saturday morning, January 27, at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville. More...

92nd District Court

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace January 16, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. + Jeff Tamlyn, 24, of Moran, pleaded guilty to no insurance and no registration on vehicle. More...

Sweet Treats for Turner-Howson Staff

The Turner-Howson Student Council makes cards and a treat for each school staff member to thank them during Staff Appreciation Month. More...

New Timmy Lee's Pub Has Touch of Nostalgia

Timmy Lee's Pub had not even opened, yet the place was bustling with patrons who had come to help the owners, Tim and Diana Lee, get their place ready. "I didn't ask one person to help me," said Tim Lee. More...

Ballroom Dancing, Swimming Lessons Available in Rudyard

Ballroom dancing, swimming lessons, and kayaking skills will be available through Consolidated Community School Services (CCSS) in Rudyard. Ballroom dance classes began Tuesday, January 30, and meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. More...

Bake Sale for Ballard Feb. 2

A fundraiser is planned for Gary Ballard Jr. of Moran, who was diagnosed last week with a brain tumor. Mr. Ballard, 34, the son of Pam and Gary Ballard, attended Les Cheneaux schools. He and his wife Teena have three children who attend St. More...

Benefit Dinner for Kelleghan Family Feb. 3

A benefit dinner will be hosted for cancer patient Lauri Kelleghan Saturday, February 3, at the Hessel Tribal Center from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Spaghetti and meatballs will be served for $6 per adult, or $4 per child ages five to 12. More...

Next Community Roundtable Lunch at Angio's in Clark Twp. February 8

The next Community Roundtable Luncheon for Clark Township organization, church, and business leaders will be Thursday, February 8, at Ang- Gio's Restaurant in Cedarville at 12:30 p.m. More...

Newton Twp. Building Inspector Renews License

John "Hughey" McNeil, Newton Township building inspector, has renewed his state license, putting to rest a claim made by Township Supervisor Bob Brotherton at a township meeting January 10 that Mr. More...

Historical Society To Meet February 13

The Pickford Area Historical Society will meet Tuesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. at the Pickford Area Historical Society Museum. More...

St. Ignace Snow Days Set for Feb. 16; Parent Volunteers Sought for Events

St. Ignace Elementary School will host its annual Snow Days celebration Friday, February 16, at the school. Students will participate in games and outdoor activities during the school day, followed by a community chili supper from 5 p.m. More...

Clark Township...

Planners Reject Request for Expanded Storage, New House

Clark Township Planning Commission turned down a special land use request by Hudson-Weston Properties, LLC to expand a storage facility, at a Tuesday, January 2, special meeting. More...

Detroit Couple Arrested in County

A car stopped for speeding on US-2 east of Naubinway in Mackinac County was found to contain 25 grams of cocaine, about $900, and electronic scales and other drug paraphernalia Wednesday, January 24. More...

New Genealogy Group Meets in Les Cheneaux

The first meeting of a new genealogy group will be Thursday, February 1, at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Posters To Commemorate Bridge Anniversary

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Mackinac Bridge, four commemorative posters marking the event are available for purchase. The Michigan Department (MDOT) made the announcement Friday, January 26. More...

Library Seeks Funds for New Endowment

Investment Will Fund Future Programs, Needs

Any person who gives a $1 donation to the St. Ignace Public Library will actually be putting $3 into the library's piggybank for educational programs and technology, thanks to a new library endowment matching fund program. The St. More...

Kiwanis Club Donates to Boardwalk

Pastor Michael Lane, president of St. Ignace Kiwanis Club, presents a check for $5,000 to Debbie Evashevski of St. Ignace's Downtown Development Authority. More...

11th Circuit Court

The following dispositions are from 11th Circuit Court in St. Ignace January 19, Judge Charles Stark presiding. + Dustin Currie, 21, of St. More...

Musicians To Play at Feb. 8 Rudyard Historical Meeting

The Bait Shop Boys, a bluegrass musical group, will perform Thursday, February 8, at a meeting of the Rudyard Historical Society. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail in Rudyard. More...

Les Cheneaux School Hosts Artist Program

Les Cheneaux Community Schools has launched its Artist in Residence program at the elementary school, bringing color to the halls in the middle of winter. More...

Township Names Committee for New Bike Path

Citing a need to clarify the township's responsibility for the Les Cheneaux Bike Path, the Clark Township board made "Clark Township Bike Path Committee" the official name of the ad-hoc committee working on the bike path project. More...

Citizen Planner Program To Be Held in St. Ignace

To address the ongoing training needs of citizens appointed to local land use and planning organizations, seven weekly Michigan State University (MSU) Extension Citizen Planner meetings will be held Monday, March 12, through Monday, April 30, at Lit More...

Cedarville Play To Benefit Trip

Alice in Wonderland will be presented Saturday, February 10, and Sunday, February 11, at Les Cheneaux Community Schools' Old Gymnasium in Cedarville. The play will be presented Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. More...

Paquin To Show Native Crafts

Artists Ron Paquin and Zoey Wood-Salomon will provide demonstrations at Alberta House gallery in Sault Ste. Marie at an open house Saturday, February 3. Both will be demonstrating between noon and 4 p.m. Mr. More...

Raber Township

Crime Stoppers Seek Information For Fall Burglary

Police are investigating a burglary at a cabin on South Prentiss Bay Road near Traynor Road in Raber Township. More...

Close-Up To Host Dinner Feb. 16

Students in Project Close-Up at Mackinaw City High School will host a Sloppy Joe Supper Friday, February 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the school's multipurpose room. The dinner will take place before that evening's basketball game. More...

Saints To Play at Sault on Thursday

The St. Ignace Saints basketball game will be played Thursday, February 1, at Sault Ste. Marie High School. The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity game to follow. More...

Students Named to Dean's List

Carlie Levi, daughter of Barb and Steve DuFresne and Chris Levi, all of St. Ignace, was named to the Dean's List at Ferris State University for the last semester, earning a grade point average of 3.7. Ms. More...

Grief Workshop Offered at St. Ignace

Hospice of the Straits will present a series of classes, "Grief and the Healing Process," on Thursdays from February 22 to March 22 at the public library in St. Ignace. The series, which will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., is offered free of charge. More...

St. Ignace Bowling Results

Youth League Little Miners 63, Angels 59, Git-R-Done 50, Toys Guns 42, Lions 41, Never To Late 40, The Demons 35, Super Saints 28. More...

School Carnival Set for Fri.

Candidates for Cedarville High School's Carnival King and Queen include (from left) freshmen David Plank and Casey Sherlund, sophomores Clayton Meyers and Kacie Simpson, juniors Preston Nightlinger and Kate Koster, and seniors Austin Walker More...


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