March 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

After-school Program Cut

Owing to a lack of funding, the St. Ignace Area Schools afterschool program will end Friday, March 30. More...

St. Ignace Post Dodges Bullet on State Police Cuts

Ten Michigan State Police positions will be cut in the Upper Peninsula, none from the St. Ignace post, the agency announced Monday, March 19. More...

State Looking Into Newton Twp. Inspections

Conflict of Interest Policy in Question

Newton Township is under investigation by the state's Bureau of Construction Codes and Fire Safety after the state received a complaint that the township's building inspector was violating state and township code. More...

Ice Conditions Warning Issued for Les Cheneaux Islands Area

Clark Township emergency crews caution people to be careful when traveling over the ice around the Les Cheneaux Islands. More...

Exercise Guru Sweetgall Says 'Do Activities You Like To Do'

The key to leading a healthier life is finding some activity you like to do. That was the message Robert Sweetgall conveyed to students and adults in St. Ignace and Cedarville at workshops February 27 and 28. More...

News

City To Install Banners, Lights To Mark Bridge Anniversary This Summer

Banners recognizing the 50th birthday of the Mackinac Bridge will line State Street and trees will be strung with red, white, and blue lights in honor of the bridge, marking the celebration that will take place in St. Ignace July 27 and July 28. More...

More Signs May Be Allowed Under Revised City Ordinance

An ad hoc sign committee has agreed on revisions to the St. Ignace sign ordinance and has sent them to the city council, which must vote to make the changes law. More...

Marge Bekins Preserves Basket Art Tradition

Growing tall in the forests of the north is a tree with rough, gray bark and broad, green leaves, and to most, it is simply one of Michigan's many natural features. But when St. More...

Sports

Cedarville Ready for Quarterfinals Rematch With CFFP

Six players scored in double figures and the reserves added 29 points for Cedarville to lift the Trojans to a 106-66 win over the Posen Vikings for the Class D regional championship at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace Friday, March 16. More...

St. Ignace Peewee Hockey Team Runner-up in State Tourney

Expectations and a third-period comeback fell short for the St. Ignace Saints peewee hockey team as it lost 4-2 to Negaunee/ Iron Range in Burton Sunday, March 11. "It was a real good game," said St. Ignace Head Coach Eric Danielson. More...

Trojans Oust Eagles in 'D' Regional Semifinals

Cedarville Moves to Finals; Engadine Finishes 16-7

The Cedarville Trojans advanced to the Class D regional championship game after an 85-50 win over a determined Engadine Eagles team at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace Wednesday, March 14. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Write in To Share Viewpoints on EUPISD Special Ed. Millage

What to do? What to do? More...

Peace Movement in N. Michigan Is Growing

To the Editor:

Another milestone has been reached, the U.S. has been involved in Iraq for four years now. Peace seekers/anti-war activists around the world have been on the streets in protest over this occupation of Iraq. More...

County Proposes Hiring Economic Development Director

Hiring an Economic Development Corporation director would bring more business and jobs to the county and increase revenue, say county commissioners, who have decided to create the new county job. More...

City, DLZ Gather Ideas for Bus Station Design

The firm hired to design a new bus station in St. Ignace met with several city representatives and community members Tuesday, March 13, to gather ideas for the new $1.5 million facility to be built on the corner of Church Street and US-2. More...

Arnold Line Resumes Island Ferry Service This Week

Arnold Line boats break ice Tuesday, March 20, at St. Ignace, preparing to resume service between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island Wednesday, March 21. St. Ignace departures are scheduled for 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 4 p.m. More...

Spring Break, Mackinac Island Style

Allie McCleary (left) and Beverly Hutton of Wixom spent spring break with their children on Mackinac Island. Out for an afternoon walk as temperatures reached 50 degrees Tuesday, March 13, are (from left) Ainsley Hutton, Mrs. More...

Bad Ice Conditions Cause of Three Les Cheneaux Incidents

Unstable ice conditions around the Les Cheneaux Islands caused three incidents over the past week. More...

Social

Births

June St. Andrew

Charles and Michelle (nee Bellville) St. Andrew of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, June Ann Marie St. Andrew, born March 6, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan. More...

Morgan Johnson

Staff Sergeant Erich and Nicki (nee Griffin) Johnson announce the birth of a daughter, Morgan May, born February 26, 2007, at 8:06 p.m. at Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. More...

Cooper Weiss

Jason and Linda Weiss of Gaylord announce the birth of a son, Cooper Jason Weiss, born March 13, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Anna Windsor

Anna G. Windsor, 77, of Hessel, grew up in the Les Cheneaux area and was known as a caterer and accomplished cake decorator. She died Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn. More...

Gerald McCord

Gerald McCord, 89, of Pickford, enjoyed a career as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. McCord passed away at his home Wednesday, March 14, 2007. He was born September 14, 1917, in Raber to Thomas and Esther (nee Huffman) McCord. More...

Irene Mohler

Irene L Mohler, 67, of Curtis passed away Saturday, March 17, 200,7 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born August 9, 1939, in Fulton County, Ohio, to Fred and Pearl (nee Lutton) Cass. She was graduated from Delta High School. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan's Role in U.S. Attorney Firings

Mistakes were made. And I'm not happy about them. - President George W. Bush on U.S. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Ferry Capacity Increased To Meet Demands

PART 11: A CHANGE IN THE WIND

2007 marks the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, but for four decades before that, ferries carried autos between Michigan's peninsulas. More...

Engadine

Earlier this week, Mother Nature gave us one last taste of winter before the first day of spring. It's forecast to be in the 50s later this week. Now that's what I'm talking about, and the way spring is supposed to come in. More...


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