December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Public Facilities Take Precautions Against Staph

A strain of bacterial infection that's resistant to some antibiotics was reported at Rudyard Area Schools last month, prompting health officials to urge cleaning and disinfecting of public facilities. More...

State Repeals Unsavory Service Tax on Same Day It Was To Be Collected

More Funding Available for Schools

Michigan's unpopular new service tax was repealed December 1, the same day businesses were supposed to begin collecting it. More...

Historic Mustang Lounge Comes Down

Demolition of the Mustang Lounge on Mackinac Island continues Friday, December 7. Workers from Maverick Construction of St. Ignace carry off one of the historic heavy timbers used in the construction of the building. More...

News

Mackinaw City Council Re-votes, Removes Two From Planning Commission

The Mackinaw City Village Council reversed its November 15 decision to appoint Nancy Dean and Florence Tracy to the village planning commission, following debate on the subject at the Thursday, December 6, village council meeting. More...

Tribal Election To Be in June

Chairman, 7 Director Seats To Be Decided

Campaigns for seven seats on the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors, including the chairman position, will begin January 1 and continue through election day June 22. More...

'Smoke' Rises on Bay as Temperatures Fall

Bogey, the golden retriever of Billy Shepler of St. Ignace, stands next to the Shepler freight dock in St. Ignace Monday morning, December 10. In the background, evaporation fog, called "smoke" by locals, hangs over Moran Bay in the chilly air. More...

Sports

Saints Place 2nd at 29th Lions Wrestling Invitational

Marshall, Evashevski Capture Weight Titles The Saints wrestling team finished second, five points behind Gladstone, and senior Derek Marshall and junior John Evashevski won individual titles during the 29th Annual St. More...

Sports

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Girls Down Trojans, Blue Devils The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team defeated the Cedarville Trojans 60-55 in a non-conference game Tuesday, December 4, and the Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

School Parking Lot Should Be Concern for Parents, Police

To the Editor: We have a situation in the St. Ignace Schools parking lot that should be addressed by the public and I hope law enforcement. More...

Make Problem of Low Great Lakes Levels Front Page News

To the Editor: I have been a regular reader of The St. Ignace News since 1963. I have learned much about the northern Michigan area from this well-written newspaper. More...

Wood Burned at Moran, Quarantine in Townships

Count of EAB Infected Trees Reaches 14

"Of the 14 infected trees that we found, 11 are right here," said John Diddams of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, as he set fire to a pile of ash wood infected with the voracious emerald ash borer (EAB) Thursday, December 6. More...

4 In. Snowfall Will Call Out County Plows

Mackinac County Road Commission crews had their hands full on a recent weekend when a winter storm dumped nearly two feet of snow on some areas of the county. More...

HGTV Films Christmas Events on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar visitors were focused on the raffles, auctions, food, and gift sales as a producer and cameraman moved about Community Hall filming and interviewing crafters for a network show to air next year on Home and Garden Te More...

Local Schools Make U.S. News and World Report List

Brimley, Cedarville, DeTour, and Mackinaw City high schools made a U.S. News and World Report list of the best high schools in the United States. More...

St. Ignace Library Revives Reading Program

The storytelling program for youngsters at the St. Ignace Public Library is back on schedule after postponement for a couple of months in the fall. Ann Roberts, a retired teacher and resident of St. Ignace, reads books to children at 3 p.m. More...

Social

Births

Abigail Cooney Justin and Emily (nee Misner) Cooney of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Abigail Grace Cooney, born Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Dunham Bags Trophy 12-point

Clyde Dunham of Hulbert got the biggest buck of his hunting career, a 12-point, 200-pound buck (dressed), while hunting near Newberry Monday, November 26. Mr. Dunham works at the Kinross Correctional Facility in Kincheloe. More...

'Grandpa' Gets 8-point Buck

"The biggest buck in 55 years and the biggest set of horns I've ever gotten" is how Jim Kelly of St. Ignace described this deer he took in the Carp River area November 23. More...

Obituaries

The Reverend Monsignor Louis Cappo

The Reverend Monsignor Louis Cappo, Rector of St. Peter Cathedral in Marquette for 32 years, was an active figure in the Catholic Church, and an Upper Peninsula community leader. He served as a former assistant pastor of St. More...

Robert Flora

Robert L. Flora, of Wildwood Shores, near Brevort, was a World War II veteran who enjoyed a career as a college football coach, working at Michigan State University, Washington State University, University of Iowa, and University of Michigan. Mr. More...

Arloa Malkowski

Arloa R. Malkowski, 83, of Cedarville, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at her home. She was born September 20, 1924, in Brightmore to Anton and Gertrude (nee Marshall) Johnson. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Natural Resources Need Granholm's Attention

There's a tentative $5 million deal to supplement the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) budget and avoid immediate need for the hike in hunting and fishing fees that that the Legislature has refused to enact. More...

Brevort

The progressive dinner in Brevort will be Saturday, December 15, commencing at 4:30 p.m. at the home of Joe and Sharon Chalmers. Christmas shopping is in full swing at the Hope Chest resale store in St. Ignace. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: High Winds Cause Scare on Petoskey on New Year's

Part 49: On A Roll

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge in 2007, the St. Ignace News began serializing Les Bagley's unpublished history of Michigan State Ferries, which carried automobiles, trucks, More...


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