February 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Three Towns Celebrate Winter Weekend

Bonfire, Snowman Burning To Begin Snowsfest Friday

"Wintertime Fun" will be celebrated at the annual Les Cheneaux Snowsfest this weekend, starting with a roaring bonfire and snowman burning Friday night, February 16. More...

Quilters Meet for 50+ Years of Friendship

Naubinway Sewing Circle Remains Unbroken

"It's a nice place to be, around the quilt," said Kathy Livermore, a quilter who considers herself an apprentice, even after 29 years with the Friendship Sewing Circle of Naubinway. Mrs. More...

Four Students in Training To Double Mackinac Island's EMT Staff

By Karen Gould

Mackinac Island is in desperate need of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and, by this summer, four residents hope to become licensed and help assist the three men who have covered the Island's needs since fall. More...

U.P. Pond Hockey Set for Feb. 24

By Ryan Schlehuber

Twenty teams already have signed up and as many as 300 hockey players could compete on Moran Bay for the first Upper Peninsula Pond Hockey Championship Tournament in St. Ignace Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25. More...

Ronda McGreevy Takes Post as Les Cheneaux Library Manager

Ronda McGreevy is the new Les Cheneaux Community Library branch manager, bringing with her an education and experience in library science and technology and a personal love of literature and art. More...

News

Red Cross, Salvation Army Bring Canteen Truck to County

First responders and disaster survivors will benefit from a Red Cross vehicle that will provide food, coffee, and a place to rest during emergencies such as fires, said Donna Goldthorpe, chair of the 19-member Red Cross Disaster Action Team of Macki More...

Variety Draws Shoppers to Hope Chest Resale Store

"Don't ever throw anything away that could be useful, just bring it to us at the Hope Chest," said volunteer Donna Pope of the St. Ignace resale shop Friday, February 9. More...

Mark Eby Named Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year

Mark Eby of St. Ignace was named the 2006 Hunter Education Instructor of the Year by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Mr. More...

Obituaries

Jerome 'Fox' Lee

Jerome "Fox" C. Lee, 76, of St. Ignace, died Sunday evening, February 11, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital. He was born in St. Ignace June 26, 1930. His parents were Charles and Nellie Lee. For more than 20 years Mr. More...

Jake Laverty

Jake J. Laverty, 74, of Curtis, enjoyed a career as a welder and logger in western states before his retirement brought him home to the Upper Peninsula. Mr. More...

Agnes LaChapelle

Agnes LaChapelle, 89, of St. Ignace, taught at the Ursuline Academy for several years and worked as a probate registrar for Judge Theut for more than 18 years. Mrs. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Reader Agrees With Elected Road Commission

This is a response to Frank Luepnitz's letter that was published in the February 8 issue of The St. Ignace News. I totally agree with the headline, "Voters want elected, not appointed road commission. More...

Tribal Petition Invalid

Fails To Get Tribal Referendum on Fort de Buade Donation; Project Moves Ahead

A petition challenging a decision by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians board to grant $700,000 to St. Ignace for the purchase of the Fort de Buade Museum has been declared invalid by the tribe's legal counsel and the tribal registrar. More...

Skaters Enjoy Moran Bay Ice

Near dusk on Moran Bay, Monday, February 12, St. Ignace children pause for a moment while skating on the thickening ice. Pictured here (from left) are Molly Sweeney, Patrick Sweeney, and Cody Therrian. More...

Hospitals Seek OK for Gaylord Facility

Northern Michigan Patients Need Better Acute Care Access

Citing a problem with access to long-term acute hospital care across northern Michigan, several hospitals, including Mackinac Straits in St. Ignace, joined February 1 to seek state approval for a proposed 60-bed facility at Gaylord. More...

Antique Snowmobiles Will Be Displayed at Naubinway

15th Annual Show Is This Weekend

Naubinway will be the site of the 15th Annual Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show Friday, February 16, through Saturday, February 17. More...

Fun on the Ice To Be Focus of Curtis Festival Saturday

The 13th Annual Curtis Winter Carnival will take place on South Manistique Lake in Curtis Saturday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance to the Carnival will be at the corner of Lake and Main streets. More...

St. Ignace Area Schools Board Discusses Financial Concerns

Superintendent Mike Springsteen was praised for his abilities as an administrator during his annual evaluation by the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education Monday, February 12. More...

Saints Steel Drummers

The LaSalle High School Music Department has announced Saturday, March 10, as the date for its "Night of Jazz, Pop, and Steel," offering an evening of dinner, dessert, and entertainment by school musicians. The event will take place from 5 p.m. More...

Ice Follies Planned for March 4 at St. Ignace

Award winning figure skaters and ice dancers, as well as local skaters and a performance by the LaSalle Saints of Steel Drum Band, will be featured when the Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable presents an Ice Follies Fundraiser Sunday, March More...

Social

Russell and Harold Earl Celebrate Birthdays

Russell Earl of St. Ignace (left, with scooter) and his brother, Harold, pose on their front porch in Grand Ledge in the 1930s with brand new outfits. More...

Engaged

Sara Kunze, Reese Hubbard

David and Mary Sue Kunze of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Kunze, to Reese Hubbard of Crystal Lake, Illinois. More...

Barb Urquhart, Jerry Murdick, Jr.

Jerry and Lillian Murdick of DeTour Village announce the engagement of their son, Jerry Lee Murdick Jr. of North Brook, Illinois, to Barb Urquhart of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Mr. More...

Sports

Third Quarter the Key Again as Cedarville Beats St. Ignace, 85-55

It was momentum that carried the visiting Cedarville Trojans to a decisive 85-55 victory over the St. Ignace Saints during a non-conference boys basketball game Tuesday, February 6. More...

Albright Scores 32 as Eagles Overcome Injury, Beat Panthers

Stefen Albright scored a careerhigh 32 points to lead the Engadine Eagles to a 71-37 Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC) win over the Pickford Panthers Friday, February 9. More...

Trojans Clinch EUPC Crown

The Cedarville Trojans clinched the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference with its decisive 50- point win over the DeTour Raiders Friday, February 9. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

Conservation Leaders Make Plans for Investing in Michigan's Future

More than 150 conservation leaders from around Michigan gathered in Lansing February 7 to discuss funding concerns for conservation and how to plan for the future. More...

Michigan Politics

Blackout Tests New Governor

As a presidential champion of conservation and Outdoor America, George W. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Sainte Ignace and Mackinaw City Join Service at Straits

PART 6 THE FIRST FULL SEASON

November 1, 2007, marks the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, and the end of Michigan State Ferry service across the Straits of Mackinac. More...


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