May 31, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Townships Consolidation Bill Withdrawn

Would Have Given Duties to Counties

A bill that would have given counties responsibility for services now provided by townships, such as collecting taxes and assessing property, has been withdrawn by its sponsor before it could be discussed at a scheduled hearing Friday, May 25, by t More...

Remembering the Fallen

The empty helmet, rifle, dog tags, and boots symbolize those who have given their lives in service to the country. More...

News

Local Businesses Rated Best in State by Readers

The Detroit News Polls 105,000 for Top Picks

Local businesses are among those named best in the state by readers of The Detroit News. Results of the newspaper's "Michigan's Best 2007" readership poll, to which 105,000 people responded by mail, were announced Wednesday, May 23. More...

Welcome Center Contest Offers Bridge Tower Tour

Area visitors and residents can register to win a Mackinac Bridge tower tour this summer and fall. The contest is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge and is sponsored by the St. Ignace Welcome Center, St. More...

Peters' Bridge Book To Benefit Mackinaw Area Historical Society

Mary Lou Peters of Mackinaw City has published "Mackinaw Loves Its Bridge," 17 stories of the construction of the Mackinac Bridge as told by Mackinaw City residents. The publication marks the 50th anniversary of the bridge's construction. More...

Obituaries

Linda Lea Roberts

Linda Lea Roberts of Drummond Island was the owner and operator of Alpena Cab Company. She was 58 when she died Monday, May 28, 2007, at her mother's home on Drummond Island. She was born April 7, 1949, in Sault Ste. More...

Marianna 'Nan' Paquin

Marianna "Nan" Paquin of St. Ignace was a 20-year teacher aide with St. Ignace Area Schools, from which she retired in 1997. She also worked for many years in her family's restaurants in the St. More...

Opinion

Information Should Be Part of Training

To the Editor: As is our usual Sunday afternoon custom, we try out the local restaurants for dinner. This past week, we visited one of the great eating establishments on the main street and enjoyed a fine dinner in a pleasant atmosphere. More...

Tough Choices To Be Made June 6

To the Editor: My thank you letter to the Les Cheneaux voters in the May 24 edition contained an error in spelling. More...

Proud To Be Part of This Community

To the Editor: When our family started vacationing at the Brevort Lake State Forest Campground more than 20 years ago, we remarked how the town of St. Ignace was so much like the farm community Mrs. More...

Brevort Twp. Firemen Get New Tanker Truck

Members of the Brevort Township Fire Department assembled Thursday, May 24, to celebrate the purchase of their first new tanker truck in roughly 15 years. More...

Drag Strip Is Denied

A controversial plan to build a drag strip in Garfield Township was turned down by the township's planning commission at a meeting Monday, May 14. More...

Road Commission Upholds Choice To Cut Crew Leaders

The Mackinac County Road Commission, meeting Monday, May 14, upheld an earlier decision to eliminate two crew leader positions, and maintained it did not violate its contract with employees. More...

Social

Shannon Earns Dental School Degree

Dr. Thomas Patrick Shannon, son of Patrick and MaryAnne Shannon of Sault Ste. Marie and Mackinac Island, was graduated from the University of Michigan Dental School Friday, May 4. More...

Local Scholarship Winners Reported

Students Emily Feldhake of Cedarville High School and Maria Meehan of Rudyard High School are recipients of $500 scholarship awards from Cloverland Electric Cooperative. More...

Birth

Corvin Davis

A son, Corvin John Davis, was born to Shelley and Tyler Davis of Royal Oak May 10, 2007, at William Beaumont Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 21.5 inches in length. Grandparents are Mary Sue and David Kunze of St. More...

Sports

Kara Griffin, Justin Baker Named Cedarville's Senior Athletes of the Year

Kara Griffin and Justin Baker were named senior athletes of the year during Cedarville High School's annual athletic awards banquet Wednesday, May 23. More...

Trojans Boys, Panthers Girls Capture EUPC Track Titles

The Cedarville Trojans boys and Pickford Panthers girls track and field teams captured the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference Championships at the Panthers Track Complex Friday, May 25. More...

Saints Softball, Baseball Complete Regular Season, Prepare for Districts at Rudyard

Teams Combine for Three Victories in Last Week

St. Ignace Saints baseball and softball teams completed the regular season with twinbills against the Rudyard Bulldogs, Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds, and the Newberry Indians and are now preparing for district tournaments in Rudyard Friday, June 1. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Casperson Conquered One Stupak, May Take on Another

There are stirrings in the northland about another Stupak-Casperson election face-off, a match touted by Republican State Chairman Saul Anuzis and discounted by Democratic State Chairman Mark Brewer. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: City of Cheboygan Readies for Transport

Part 21: CITY OF CHEBOYGAN

Each week this year, The St. Ignace News is presenting a portion of Les Bagley's previously unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries, "Autos Across Mackinac, More...

DeTour Area

Memorial Day weekend brought a variety of weather and temperature changes. We had it all: warm, cold, sunny, rainy, windy, calm. More...


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