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Ski Hill Will Wait To Fix Snow Maker

Recreation Options May See Growth at Silver Mountain

The snow-making machine at Doc Holle's Silver Mountain broke down in mid-February, but the ski hill committee has recommended against spending $8,500 for new parts, owing to the approach of the end of snowmaking season, Moran Township Supervisor Jim More...

City Seeks Grants To Upgrade Wastewater Plant

Bus Station, New Park Discussed by Council

Plans to improve the St. Ignace wastewater treatment plant and the construction of a new bus station were discussed by City Council during its Monday, March 5, meeting. More...

St. Ignace Twp. Ordinance Will Restrict Any New Tower Construction in Township

The St. Ignace Township board says it will establish a water tower ordinance that would restrict any new construction of a tower in the township. More...

4 Basketball Teams Are District Champs

The St. Ignace Saints boys basketball team took the Class C district championship at Newberry with a win over Rudyard Friday, March 9. More...

News

Supplemental Reading Program Eliminated at St. Ignace Area Schools

Owing to funding shortages, the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education voted to eliminate its Title I reading program, which served more than 30 students, at its regular meeting Monday, March 12. More...

Water Tower Inspection Reports Delayed

Residents and city leaders will have to wait longer than originally thought before learning if the empty water tower in Evergreen Shores can be repaired or needs to be taken down. More...

Night of Jazz Draws Crowd of 450, Raises $5,000

Members of the LaSalle Jazz Band were among many St. Ignace school musicians who performed during Jazz Night at LaSalle High Saturday, March 10. More...

Obituaries

Sharon Lyke

Sharon Marie Lyke of Drummond Island was a 26-year school bus driver on Drummond for students of the DeTour Area Schools District. For several years, she also owned and operated Lyke's Marina on Drummond Island. Mrs. More...

Florence 'Flo' Sturt

Florence H. Sturt of St. Ignace, known affectionately as "Flo," was the former owner of the Camp Store near the Straits State Park in St. Ignace. She worked for many years for attorney Edward G. McNamara Jr. More...

Opinion

Poorly Marked Fish Nets Pose Threats

To the Editor:

I wish to compliment you on your article on the fish net marking problem, which appeared in the February 22 issue of The St. Ignace News. I am an engineer guy, but I can appreciate an excellent piece of journalism, as this one was. More...

Canceled Game Causes Disappointment

To the Editor:

To the people of Mackinaw City, I would like to express my anger and disgust with your [school] administration in not playing your last game of the season with Cedarville. More...

Hospital Earns High Marks for Long Term Care

By Ellen Paquin

Mackinac Straits Hospital will be recognized as one of only a handful of hospitals in the state to be issued just one citation in an annual survey of the quality of care in the Long Term Care unit, hospital staff members learned Thursday, March 8. More...

Moran Twp. Considers New Fees for Water Use

Will Set Public Hearing

Moran Township residents may be asked to pay two new water fees, one to cover the township's growing fire hydrant bill and one to create a maintenance fund for the township's aging water system, following a public hearing on the matter that will be More...

Biscayne Bay Joins Mackinaw in Spring Icebreaking Mission

In preparation for the 2007 shipping season, the St. Ignace-based Coast Guard cutter Biscayne Bay and the cutter Mackinaw of Cheboygan have begun icebreaking operations in the St. Marys River from Whitefish Bay to DeTour. More...

Hendricks Twp. To Ask Residents for Fire Aid

Millage Would Buy Fire Truck, Rescue Equipment

Hendricks Township will seek 2.5 mills for five years May 8 to purchase fire and rescue equipment, at the urging of volunteer firemen during the township's Wednesday, March 7, meeting. More...

Mackinaw City Adopts Budget To Reflect Improvements Planned for Village This Year

New sidewalks, roof improvements to the Village Hall and Fire Station 2, and a sewer project on South Huron Avenue are among construction projects planned in Mackinaw City this year and reflected in the 2007/2008 budget, adopted by the Village Counc More...

Work Continues at Mackinac Island Airport

Progress continues to be made to bring the Mackinac Island Airport's landing and approaches into compliance with federal safety regulations. More...

Social

James Baird

Jay and Michelle (nee LeCount) Baird of Winsted, Minnesota, announce the birth of a son, James Jaeger, born Sunday, December 10, 2006, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, Minnesota. More...

Four Generations of Nye Family Gather

Four generations of the Nye family are represented by Vern and Elda Nye of Hessel (front row), holding great-granddaughter Zoe Elisabeth Rutledge of Elkton, Maryland, who celebrated her first birthday February 10. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Fight off Rudyard Bulldogs 54-46 for District Title

Class C District Action at Newberry High School

The old saying that it is tough to defeat a team three times in one season came true as the St. More...

Cedarville Downs DeTour 83-39 for District Crown

Defense wins championships, and in the Class D district finals, the Cedarville Trojans used a combination of defense and a strong offensive effort in the second half to down the host DeTour Raiders squad 83-39 for the championship Saturday, March 10 More...

Trojans, Eagles, Comets To Play in 'D' Regionals

LaSalle High School will host the Class D basketball regionals Tuesday, March 13, with the Mackinaw City Comets, 17-4, of the Northern Lakes Conference to face the Posen Vikings, 17-5, of the North Star League. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Sen. Carl Levin Still Dogs Pentagon on Key Issues

Early in his 27-year Senate career, Democrat Carl Levin earned a reputation as an advocate for military reform and as a watchdog on waste in a Pentagon that spent too much on everything from toilet seats to screwdrivers. More...

NEWS FROM ST. IGNACE AREA SCHOOLS

Michigan's Budget Deficit and Shared School Programs

We are all well aware of Michigan's budget deficit. In February, Governor Jennifer Granholm announced that the state had a deficit that was $800 million more than anticipated. By law, the state must balance its budget. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: The Straits of Mackinac Added to Ferry Service

PART 10 - CHANGES IN COMMAND

November 1 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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