December 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Audit Positive; Sewer Growth To Be Studied

Clark Township

Clark Township is financially healthy and has its biggest fund balance in four years, reported its auditor, Ken Talsma of Anderson, Tackman and Company of Kinross. More...

Community Foundation Donates $10,784

St. Ignace Area Schools Receive Large Portion of Grants

The St. Ignace Community Foundation will boost community projects by $10,784, it announced at its awards ceremony at St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, November 28. More...

Gros Cap Approves Budget, Awaits Hits From Energy, Business Tax Costs

The Moran Township School Board of Education adopted its 2007/2008 budget Monday, November 19, a financial plan based on $1,072,905 in projected revenues and $1,044,560 in expenditures for school operations. More...

School's Per Pupil Allowance To Increase

Les Cheneaux Community Schools

Les Cheneaux Community Schools will receive $87 more per pupil this school year with an increase in the district's foundation allowance from $7,525 for the 2006-2007 school year to $7,612 for 2007-2008. More...

Resources Available To Help With Energy Costs

The following resources are available to local residents who need energy assistance: Sponsor: Community Action Name of Program: "Walk for Warmth" Mackinac County Ceiling: $400 per household, higher in special circumstances. More...

News

Tree Lighting Draws 50 on Snowy Night at Cedarville

More than 100 people are represented by twinkling lights on a massive spruce tree at Cedar Cove Assisted Living Community in Cedarville. More...

Hockey Players Seeking More Locker Space at Little Bear East

A subcommittee of five members from the St. Ignace Recreation Advisory Committee will seek to resolve a lack of locker room space for hockey teams using Little Bear East Arena. More...

New Ferry Schedule Announced

A new boat schedule has been set for travel between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island and is in effect from December 3 through January 2. Arnold Transit Company offers four round-trips each day, except Sunday. More...

Sports

LaSalle Grapplers Capture Munising Invitational

The St. Ignace Saints wrestling time earned the Munising Wrestling Invitational championship for the first time in its program's history Saturday, December 1. More...

Lakers Girls Play for the First Time Since 1990

The Mackinac Island Lakers girls basketball team may not have won a game during their first weekend series since 1990, but the team did return from Beaver Island with a positive feeling and players were pleased with their effort. More...

St. Ignace Girls Finish 1-1 at Petoskey Tournament

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Opinion

1957 Rubin Letter Reports Early Traffic Figures, High Winds on Mackinac Bridge

Editor's Note: Larry Rubin of St. Ignace served as the first Executive Secretary to the Mackinac Bridge Authority from 1950 to 1983. More...

Research Shows Once Bonds Were Paid Off, Tolls Would Go Away

To the Editor: Your editorial on the bridge toll hike (The St. Ignace News, November 29) is right on the money (no pun intended.. ok, maybe a little one). More...

Editorial Spoke for Citizens

To the Editor: I would like to express a very sincere thank you to Wes Maurer for his editorial last week regarding the hike in bridge fares. I completely agree with his comments, as I am sure many people in our area do. More...

Pilot Program Will Train Students for Ambulance Service

Apilot emergency medical training program at Engadine Consolidated Schools is designed to train students for ambulance service, with the goal to retain young people in the community, provide career opportunities, and, ultimately, save lives. More...

City Marina To Cut 1 Job

The St. Ignace Public Marina will need to eliminate a $22,771 deficit in 2008, reported Eugene Elmer at a meeting of the Harbor Authority Wednesday, November 28. Mr. More...

In the Spirit

Opportunities Abound for Holiday Giving

The following local programs are in need of donations for the holiday season: • St. Ignace Toy Drive: Several St. Ignace businesses serve as locations where people can donate to the local Toys for Tots Christmas charity. More...

School Van Burns on Trip; Quiz Bowl Team Victorious

The Cedarville High School Quiz Bowl team kept its composure despite a fire that destroyed the school van en route to Marquette Tuesday, November 27. Team members went on to win their first match of the season against Big Bay de Noc, 210-110. More...

Youths Decorate Downtown Christmas Trees

Carol Miller's second grade class from St. Ignace Elementary School pose in cold weather on State Street in St. Ignace, after decorating an evergreen tree Thursday, November 29. More...

Council Reiterates Opposition To Bridge Toll Rate Increase

City of St. Ignace

St. Ignace City Council reiterated that it opposes a proposed Mackinac Bridge toll increase during a face-to-face meeting with Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) Executive Bob Sweeney at a regular council meeting Monday, December 3. More...

Social

Engaged

Freddie Luepnitz, Sara Cook

Fred and Debbie Luepnitz of Brevort Lake announce the engagement of their son, Freddie Luepnitz, to Sara Cook, daughter of Jim and Paula Cook of Escanaba. Mr. Luepnitz is a 2004 graduate of LaSalle High School and is employed with Weiss Builders. More...

Births

Dalton Champion Chuck and Kelly Champion of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Dalton Fraser Champion, born Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Family Celebrates Agnes Lewis' 100th Birthday in Petoskey

Agnes Lewis of Petoskey turned 100 years old Tuesday, November 20, 2007. She lives in the same home she was born in 100 years ago. Until last July, Mrs. Lewis had been living on her own since the death of her husband, Harold, in 1991. More...

Obituaries

Henry Tremblay

Henry J. Tremblay, 71, of Rudyard, died Tuesday, November 27, 2007. He was born in Rudyard November 11, 1936, to Alderic and Josephine (nee Royer) Tremblay. He was a lifelong resident of Rudyard. More...

Violet Cruickshank

Violet U. Cruickshank, 91, of Pickford, died Thursday, November 29, 2007, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born in Pickford August 17, 1916, to Herbert and Diana "Nina" (nee Patton) Bawks. More...

Cecelia Flanagan

Cecelia D. Flanagan enjoyed the passing parade on Market Street from the front window of her home, two doors down from the post office. Mrs. Flanagan died Wednesday, November 28, at Mackinac Straits Hospital's Long Term Care Facility in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michael Moore: Muckraker, Preservationist

His detractors find muckraker Michael Moore obnoxious as a liberal activist on the national political scene. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Labor Issues Result in Cutting Meals and Lodging

Part 48: The Straits of Mackinac Turns 25; Bridge Financing Comes Through.

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge in 2007, the St. Ignace News is serializing Les Bagley's unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries. More...

Les Cheneaux

Winter, I believe, is officially here, even though it is not December 21. Cedarville Channel is frozen, temperatures hover in the 20s and below, it's snowing, and the winds are blowing. More...


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