November 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Neighborhood Watch Offered

Clark Twp. Eyes Prevention Plan

A recent spike in crime has Cedarville and Hessel area residents wondering what they can do to make the community safer. More...

Car Made First Crossing of Bridge in '57

The long journey of Mr. Carter's Chevy...

If Al Carter had his way in 1970, his Chevy Styleline De Luxe would have been dropped into the Straits from the deck of the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Efficient, not Extravagant, Plans Are Needed for Design of New Hospital

Efficiency, rather than extravagance, will be the focus of design plans for the proposed new Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace, said Hospital CEO Rod Nelson. More...

News Collects for Toys for Tots

During a yard sale at her home, Joan Johnson (right) of St. Ignace collected $82 in a coffee can for the local Toys for Tots program, and stopped by The St. More...

Water Safety Team Earns State, Regional Awards

A local effort to save swimmers' lives by increasing public awareness of the dangers of Great Lakes rip currents has received awards at the state and regional level. More...

News

Children To Gather at Mackinac Bridge Ceremony To Learn About 'History in the Making'

"I am looking at this as history in the making," said Patrice Mackin, fourth grade teacher at St. More...

Sand Continues To Choke Naubinway Marina

Twp. Board Will Seek Dredging Funds

Throughout the summer, as the Garfield Township Board of Trustees awaited state permission to dredge the Naubinway Marina, sand continued to drift into the area, choking off access to the facility's boat launch and slips, and ultimately threatening More...

Pumpkin Carving Is an Art Form for Mattson Family

At the end of October, 10 large pumpkins stood on a South State Street porch waiting, plain and unadorned, for the skilled hand of 35-year-old Jim Mattson to transform them into the most intricate, glowing, jack-o-lanterns in town. More...

Sports

Stingy Defense, Two Offensive Drives Clinch Trojans' First Playoff Win

Trojans in Playoffs for 6th Time With Coach Schaedig

An interception on the Cedarville Trojans' one-yard line by C.J. Paquin late in the fourth quarter sealed a 12-8 victory against conference foe Iron Mountain North Dickinson Nordics in the first round of the playoffs Friday, October 26. More...

Saints Season Ends in Playoff Loss to St. Francis

Field possession and turnovers made the difference as the Traverse City St. Francis Gladiators took advantage of good field positions and St. More...

SPORTS

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Opinion

Special Education Needs Reform, Not Millage, Educator Says

To the Editor: As a retired educator with 15 years experience as high school principal, one year as director of State and Federal Programs (including Special Education), and four years as superintendent, I am opposed to the special education milla More...

Superintendent Requests, 'Vote Your Conscience on School Millage'

To the Editor: In August, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District passed a resolution to place a 0.75 mill request before the voters in the November election. In May, the same issue had been placed before the voters. More...

When Are We Going To Pay for This War?

To the Editor: Many people have stickers on their cars saying, "Support our Troops." I support our troops, even though I don't have a sticker, but I am always curious as to whether these people also mean "Support the long, long, term occupation of More...

Voters To Consider Three Issues in Tuesday Election

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Voters will be asked to consider a millage request to fund special education services, as well as a millage request in the Engadine Consolidated Schools District, and in St. More...

Mackinac Bridge Ceremonies To Begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday

Top 20th Century Engineering Feat Noted

Thursday, November 1, will mark the 50th anniversary of the first automobile to cross the Mackinac Bridge. The historic day in 1957 will be commemorated by the Mackinac Bridge Authority with a series of events, all open to the public. More...

MBA Closes Token Lanes, Favors Commuter Card

The automated toll lanes were closed at the Mackinac Bridge October 8, and since then commuters using tokens have not been able to throw the metal coins into the basket that collected the fare and opened the gate. More...

Ready for Holiday Fun

Youngsters enjoyed the Halloween skate party at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Thursday, October 25. Showing off their Halloween finery are (from left) Kylee Horn, 6, Lyla Horn, 4, and Kiara Bishop, 7. More...

St. Ignace Students Celebrate Fall Festival

St. Ignace Elementary School students choose gourds to paint at the school's Fall Festival Friday, October 26. Pictured (front to back) are Chance Morningstar, Chelsey Coleman, Anthony Nayback, and Cooper Lannoo. More...

Police Investigate Grave Site Larceny

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department is seeking information about a larceny from a grave site at the Mission Hill Cemetery in Bay Mills. The theft occurred between Saturday, October 20, and Monday, October 22. More...

Social

Births

Quinn Gugin Kelly Nowak and Roy Gugin of Reno, Nevada, announce the birth of their son, Quinn Josef Gugin, born Sunday, October 7, 2007, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Reno. More...

Weddings

Uthke, St. Louis Kathy Kay Uthke and Kevin Patrick St. Louis of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, were united in marriage Saturday, September 29, 2007, at Bluff Creek Golf Course with the Reverend Chad Ness, Justice of the Peace, officiating. More...

Matheny, Mitchell To Marry

Gary and Shelly Mitchell of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their son, Allen Mitchell of St. Ignace, to Julie Matheny of Dafter. Mr. Mitchell is a 2000 graduate of LaSalle High School. More...

Obituaries

Alexander 'Sandy'Wells

Alexander S. Wells, known as "Sandy" to friends and family members, will be remembered for his lifelong association with the Les Cheneaux Islands area. More...

Lloyd Schemenauer

Lloyd G. Schemenauer, former Eastern Upper Peninsula district biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and a resident on St. More...

Marylan Benson

Marylan Jean Benson of Delta Township was the former owner of Fort de Buade Museum and of Treasures and Trinkets Gift Shop in St. Ignace. The museum houses a collection of historic artifacts, and the legacy established by Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

'Write It When I'm Gone'- Deal Spawns Book on Pres. Ford

Seldom in the American presidency has there been such an extraordinary book as "Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford," scheduled for book stores November 1. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Michigan Launches Double-ended Icebreaker

PART 43 - Vacationland Is Launched

In honor of the Mackinac Bridge's 50th Anniversary, the St. Ignace News is publishing "Autos Across Mackinac," Les Bagley's history of Michigan State Ferries, More...

Mackinac Island

Wednesday evening, October 24, a perfectly beautiful hunter's full moon was high above in the midnight sky, sending its radiant beams down our Island and the Straits of Mackinac. What a sight it was for our visitors to see. More...


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