March 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mackinaw City Seeks Low-Income Status

Goal Is To Garner State Block Grants

To fund public infrastructure improvements, such as sewers and streets, the Mackinaw City Village Council is seeking to reclassify the village as a low-to-moderate income community, a status that would allow the village to apply for certain Communit More...

Ironworker Demonstrations To Highlight Mackinac Bridge Celebrations

50 Convertibles To Be Showpiece of Parade

A summer celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge will encompass three Straits communities, filling the last weekend of July with special events including 50 convertibles from 1958, which will cross the Bridge in a reenactment More...

Les Cheneaux School District Sells Buildings

A $92,000 offer from E. More...

News

Stupak, McHugh Call for New Passport Law Delay

Congressmen Bart Stupak of Michigan and John McHugh of New York, co-chairs of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, are calling for a delay in adopting new U.S./Canada border crossing rules. More...

City Preparing for Overdue Assessment of Commercial Properties This Summer

"We're in a downward spiral on commercial properties. I don't expect it to go up in value, as a whole." - Gene Elmer, city assessor

Commercial property in St. Ignace will be reassessed in the coming months by City Assessor Gene Elmer, who will visit each of the city's 300 commercial parcels to record information and take current photographs of each. More...

Rosemary Irwin Named Citizen of Year

Volunteer Honored at Brevort Township

Rosemary Irwin was declared Brevort Township Citizen of the Year at the township's annual meeting Saturday, March 24. The board presented its projected annual budget at the meeting, which was attended by a handful of residents. More...

Sports

Trojans Players: Team Philosophy Is 'Work Together'

The Trojans proved they could play with the best teams in the state after winning the state's Class D championship at Michigan State University's Breslin Center Saturday, March 24. More...

David Duncan Earns State Coach of the Year

Championship Win Is 250th in 17 Years

The Cedarville Trojans have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success on the hardwood over the last two seasons and Coach David Duncan, along with assistants Kurt Duncan and Scott Barr, have built a Class D power in C-Town, from the elementary level t More...

Victory Over Unbeaten Bellaire Earns Cedarville Championship Berth

The Cedarville Trojans advanced to the Class D state championship game for the first time in school history with a come-from-behind 58- 55 win over the Bellaire Eagles in the semifinals Thursday, March 22, at the Michigan State University's Breslin More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

State Cuts To Hurt U.P. Libraries

I am deeply concerned about the impact that a proposed reduction in State Aid to Public Libraries in the 2007-08 state budget will have on Upper Peninsula residents. The 34 public libraries in the U.P. More...

Wanted: 'Autos' Book To Purchase

To the Editor:

Who do I contact to find out about buying one of Les Bagley's new books on "Autos Across Mackinac?" I receive The St. Ignace News every week and have enjoyed reading the history about the ferry boats, and would like to buy his book. Thank you. More...

St. Ignace Teachers Contract Settled

Health Insurance Was Sticking Point

The St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education and the local teachers union have agreed on a master teachers contract, ending negotiations that began last June. More...

Pelter Takes Post as New Assistant County Prosecutor

Ready for Challenges of Small Town Law

Kayla Pelter, Mackinac County's new assistant prosecuting attorney, spent most of her second day on the job in 92nd District Court with Prosecutor Fred Feleppa. More...

Edison Will Reimburse Customers

$1 Million Will Be Repaid in Settlement

Edison Sault Electric Company will reimburse its electric customers $347,704 and will reduce rates for 2007 by an estimated $725,000 under a settlement reached with the City of Mackinac Island Thursday, March 22. More...

Superintendent Gets 'Commendable' Rating

Goehmann Evaluated at Les Cheneaux District

Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education ranks Superintendent Rod Goehmann as a commendable leader, giving him an average score of seven out of nine points in seven areas during an evaluation Monday, March 19. More...

Road Commissioners Concerned About New Weight Rules

Concerns over heavy trucks and equipment damaging county roads have Mackinac County road commissioners worried about a new law which waives seasonal weight restrictions for public utility vehicles during emergencies. More...

Social

Seven Members of the Thompson Family Gather in Arizona

Seven siblings of the Thompson family, originally of Rudyard, gather to enjoy the warm weather at the home of Robert and Lois Kangas in Chandler, Arizona, in February. More...

Births

Adison Nye

Jamie Gamble and William Nye of Arcadia announce the birth of their daughter, Adison Marie Nye, born Sunday, March 11, 2007, at West Shore Medical Center in Manistee. She weighed 6 pounds, 2.6 ounces at birth and measured 18.5 inches in length. More...

Mason McLean

Michele McLean and John Kissane of Mackinac Island announce the birth of their son, Mason Michael McLean, born Sunday, January 21, 2007, at Butterworth Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids. More...

Obituaries

Betty Bauermeister

Betty Jane Bauermeister, 89, of Rudyard, enjoyed a career as an accountant with two firms in Ohio before moving to Rudyard in later years. Mrs. Bauermeister died Saturday, March 24, 2007, at her home. More...

Karol Caldwell

Karol K. Caldwell was a homemaker all of her life and was a member of the Mackinac County Community Action Agency in St. Ignace. Mrs. Caldwell died at the age of 66 Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Geraldine 'Tweet' Harris

Geraldine Mary "Tweet" Harris, 88, of DeTour Village, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born November 27, 1918, in DeTour to Thomas and Pearl (nee Woods) Newell. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Trends Say Mich. Voice Fading

Based on national population trends announced last week, it is likely that northern Michigan's voice in Congress will be diluted after the 2010 U.S. More...

Outdoor Matters

Retired DNR Managers Still Active and Involved

Once someone retires from the daily work of managing Michigan's natural resources, it can be hard to just walk away from the job. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Debate Over Where To Locate New Dock Continues

PART 12 - THE BUST AFTER THE BOOM

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, this year the St. Ignace News is publishing excerpts from "Autos Across Mackinac," the history of Michigan State Ferries by Les Bagley. More...


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