September 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Griffin May Relocate to Moran Twp.

Fire protection issues, residential development projects, and a proposed industrial development by Griffin Beverage Company occupied a well attended Moran Township Board of Trustees meeting at the Brevort Village Community Center Wednesday, Septemb More...

This Week:

• Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show and On the Waterfront Car, Toy, Truck Show and Swapmeet at St. Ignace Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. • Crop Walk at St. Ignace Sunday. More...

Hospital Recognized for Smoke-free Efforts

Amy Dodds (left), Mackinac Straits Hospital's co-manager of the radiology department and head of the tobacco-free awareness program for hospital employees, More...

Mackinac Island To Be Setting for Comedy Film

Mackinac Island will be the setting for the comedy movie, "Mr. Art Critic," with filming in the downtown area set to begin Wednesday, September 19. More...

News

Great Lakes Boat Building School Dedicated to Noyes Family at Cedarville

"The Great Lakes Boat Building School has been a venture in faith," said the school's building committee chair, Mike Davis. More...

No Action Taken on LaSalle Varsity Volleyball Team Cuts

The St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education, meeting Monday, September 10, let stand, with little comment, a coach's decision to cut five athletes from the girls varsity volleyball team, all of whom were on the team last year. More...

MacLarens Retire After 15 Years With Community Voice

Jim and Barb MacLaren have been owners and editors of the Community Voice in Kincheloe for the past 15 years, and after the Thursday, August 30, issue was printed and put on the newsstands, the couple retired with years of memories. More...

Sports

St. Ignace 3-0 After 35-6 Straits Area Conference Win Over Newberry

With his team's second consecutive win, the latest being a 35-6 Straits Area Conference (SAC) win over the Newberry Indians Friday, September 7, at Saints Field, St. More...

Trojans Stay Undefeated With 36-6 Win Against Mid-Pen

The undefeated Cedarville Trojans shrugged off a sluggish start to post a 36-6 Mid-Eastern Football League (MEFC) win over the Mid Peninsula Wolverines Friday, September 7. More...

Eagles Drop Heartbreaker in 35-29 OT Loss to Hornets

Engadine Eagles dropped a heartbreaking 35-29 overtime nonconference decision to the Pellston Hornets Friday, September 7. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Dems Won't Want To Remember Days of September

September 2007 is not a month to be savored by Michigan Democrats. Consider: • After prodding by Senator Carl Levin over three presidential election cycles, More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Spring '47 Sees Increase of Traffic, Bridge Talk

Part 36: Mr. Ziegler and Mr. Sigler

This year the St. Ignace News is serializing Les Bagley's unpublished manuscript on the history of Michigan State Ferries, which operated across the Straits of Mackinac before the bridge opened half a century ago. More...

Engadine

Condolences to the family of Donald Lewis, 43, who passed away Thursday, September 6. Don attended school in Engadine and was graduated with the Class of 1982. Please keep his wife, Susie, and family in your prayers during this difficult time. More...

Truck Show To Display Custom Rigs This Weekend

Parade of Lights Is Saturday at St. Ignace

Reversing a vehicle straight into a tight space is a skill that Ed Reavie says he has yet to master, and when it comes time to position the large semis in downtown St. More...

Citizens Urge City: Find Way To Buy Waterfront

The St. More...

City Addresses Charges of Charter, Law Violations

Charges that Council violated the Open Meetings Act in a secret meeting with its building inspector and that the city violated the city charter's nepotism clause when it hired the daughter of a councilman this summer were among many agenda items di More...

Engineers To Study Aging Wastewater Plant

Mackinac Island Near Capacity for Water Use

As Mackinac Island's aging wastewater treatment plant nears capacity and demands improvements, the newly appointed Moratorium Committee has hired an engineering firm at a cost of $35,435 to evaluate the plant and provide a plan of needed improveme More...

Moran Township Board Considers 13-unit Waterfront Condominium Project

The Moran Township Planning Commission is considering a proposal by Mike McNamara to build a 13-unit, site-condominium complex in view of Lake Michigan, on an undeveloped parcel between Mackinac Heights Road and Densmore Drive. More...

Results of the Chippewa County Fair

The 2007 Chippewa County Fair ended Monday, September 3. Results of the various judging events that were available at press time Tuesday, September 4, are listed here. This year's Miss Chippewa County Fair is Ashley Traynor, 19, of Kinross. More...

Social

Engaged

Jamie Jarvie, Nathan Moon

Jamie Jarvie of Rudyard and Nathan Moon of Sault Ste. Marie have announced their engagement to be married August 9, 2008. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wayne and Theresa Jarvie of Rudyard. More...

McDonald, Vork

Weddings

Lindsey Marie McDonald of St. Ignace and Gerald Leon Vork of Jenison were united in marriage August 11, 2007, in an outdoor ceremony at Hager Park in Jenison with Pastor Mike Lane of Glen Memorial Baptist Church officiating. More...

Garcia, Pope

Sherwood Pope M.D., formerly of St. Ignace, and Areli Martinez Garcia of Mexico City were united in marriage July 7, 2007, with the Reverend Jim Balfour officiating. More...

Obituaries

Holly Vokes

Holly Jeanne Vokes, 66, of Harbor Springs, was a longtime educator and social worker who spent summers in the Les Cheneaux area. Mrs. Vokes died peacefully at her home, with her family at her side, Wednesday, September 5, 2007. More...

Edward 'Tuff' Marshall

Edward Lyman "Tuff" Marshall, 85, served in the Army for 30 years and was a decorated World War II veteran. Mr. Marshall died peacefully with his family at his side at St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, California, January 11, 2007. More...

Constance 'Connie' Knutsen

Constance "Connie" Knutsen of St. Ignace was an active member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church Women, planning most of the church funeral lunches, many Lions Club dinners, and soup lunches. More...

Opinion

City Gives Concerns 'the Fast Shuffle'

To the Editor:

What does it take for a citizen to bring their matters concerning the operation of Saint Ignace city government to attention of the elected officials? More...

Astounded To See Millage Sought Again

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to Amy Polk's September 6 article concerning school superintendent Pete Everson's news release announcing to the taxpayers of the Eastern U.P. More...

Schools Spending Beyond Their Means

To the Editor:

In response to the article, "Local Districts to Ask Voters to Increase Special Education Millage Again," which appeared on Page 13 of The St. Ignace News September 6, I wish to submit the following opinion. More...


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