April 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Clean Sweep Nets 85 Pounds of Drug Waste

Residents Drop Off Medicines at St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Les Cheneaux

Earth Keeper organizations throughout the Upper Peninsula collected unwanted and expired prescription drugs Saturday, April 21, to keep them out of area watersheds. Combined, Cedarville and St. More...

Candidates Share Ideas for St. Ignace Schools

Two new candidates are running unopposed for seats on the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education. Kathy Campbell and Sean Arthur are seeking four-year terms in the Tuesday, May 8 election. More...

News

City May Limit Building Variances to One Year, Regulate Communications Towers

To rectify an oversight in St. Ignace's city zoning ordinance, an expiration date of one year on building variances will be recommended to the St. Ignace City Council by the Planning Commission. More...

School Dance Rules, Inspection Results Top Gros Cap Agenda

The Gros Cap School Board of Education has pledged chaperones for dances organized by the Gros Cap Student Council, if and when the council holds such an event. More...

Home Show Draws 1,100 to Little Bear East Arena

This year's Mackinac County Home and Garden Show spilled outside, with campers, golf carts, outdoor wood burners, and boats capturing the attention of approximately 1,100 visitors, who cane to see the latest in home and garden products, improvements More...

Obituaries

George Frankovich

George W. Frankovich, 83, of Manistique, formerly of St. Ignace, worked on construction projects including the Mackinac Bridge, Pontiac Silverdome, Soo Locks, and many of the bridge projects on highway I-75. Mr. More...

Faye Bigger

Faye B. Bigger, 94, of Gould City died Thursday, April 19, 2007, at the Luce County Annex in Newberry, a long term care division of Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. She was born June 5, 1912, in Corrine to Oliver and Margaret (nee Black) Minor. More...

Mary Lou Grace

Mary Lou Cody Grace, 78, of North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at St. Agnes Hospital in North Fond du Lac. She was born December 17, 1929, in St. Ignace to Edward and Evelyn Cody. She married Robert Grace August 4, 1951. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Area's Assets Are Not Dependent To the Editor: on Economic Factors I applaud the recent letter from Tom Della-Moretta, describing some of the great things we have to be proud of here in St. Ignace. More...

County Continues Deliberations on Road Commission Expansion

Board Calls for Second Public Hearing

Mackinac County commissioners will not decide anytime soon to increase the size of the road commission from three to five members, but listened to the opinions of 19 county residents, including two road commissioners, at a public hearing on the matt More...

Weekend Offers an Early Taste of Summer

"It's fun!" said Kenny Nayback (left) after heading down the slide at the American Legion Park on State Street in St. Ignace. While temperatures climbed above 70 degrees, the second grader at St. More...

Four Seek School Board Seats at Les Cheneaux

18-Mill Renewal Is on May 8 Ballot

Four candidates are running for two school board seats at Les Cheneaux Community Schools May 8. Incumbents John Causley Jr. and David Murray will be challenged by Ronda McGreevy and Melinda "Mindi" Chisholm. The terms are four years. More...

Voters To Consider 2.5 Mills for Firetruck at Hendricks Twp.

Hendricks Township will seek voter approval Tuesday, May 8, of 2.5 mills for five years to purchase fire and rescue equipment. More...

Social

Births

Liam Porter Will and Steffanie Porter of Northville announce the birth of their son, Liam Phil Porter, born April 16, 2007, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. More...

Nolan Edwards

Joe and Janeen Edwards of Sycamore, Illinois, announce the birth of a son, Nolan David, born Thursday, April 12, 2007, at Rush- Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 20.75 inches in length at birth. More...

Sports

LaSalle Boys, Pickford Girls Win EUP Track Opener

St. Ignace boys and Pickford girls track and field teams captured top honors during the first track meet of the year in the Eastern Upper Peninsula at the LaSalle High School Kiwanis Track Complex Thursday, April 19. More...

Area High School Graduates Shine on Collegiate Track Scene

Katie Spencer, St. Ignace sophomore at Albion College, finished first with a personal best of 127'7" in the discus and fourth in the shot put during a home meet against Hope and Adrian Colleges Saturday, April 21. More...

Derek Weichlein Competes at MTU

Derek Weichlein, a 2005 Engadine High School graduate, is competing in collegiate track and field at Michigan Technological University, running the 1500 and 800. Mr. Weichlein is studying civil engineering. More...

Columns

Autos Across Mackinac: The Beginning of an Economic Turn-around

PART 15: THE ECONOMY STARTS TO TURN AROUND

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

DEAL ME IN

Spearfishing Blindfolded for the One Purple Minnow

Dear Mark: Do you recommend playing on just one video poker machine or moving and playing on others, especially if a machine I am currently playing on is not paying off? More...

Looking Back

115 Years Ago The St. Ignace News Saturday, April 23, 1892 Several lumber carriers arrived for the mill this week. The steamer Algomah leaves for Detroit Monday to be delivered to her new owners. More...


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