January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Ice Use by Non-hockey Events Questioned

Questions were raised at a St. Ignace Recreation Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday, January 9, over booking non-rental events at Little Bear East Ice Arena during open weekends. Scott Winkelman, president of the St. More...

January Thaw: It Didn't Last Long

Fog, rain, and warm temperatures took their toll on Mackinac Island's snow Tuesday, January 8. More...

Dance Game Is Popular at School

Thursday, January 3, students at St. Ignace Area Schools entertain themselves with a popular video dance game at the end of the school day. Pictured are (front, from left) Joseph Kelly, Ellis Graham; (middle) Sierra Metz; (back) Richard Bentley. More...

This Year's Snowsfest To Have Carribbean Theme in Hessel

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce will host the 2008 Snowsfest in Hessel Friday, February 15, through Sunday, February 17. This year's event will have a Caribbean theme. More...

News

Luepnitz Is Re-elected County Road Commission Chair

Amacher Says He Will Not Run for 3rd Term

After 12 years and two terms as a Mackinac County road commissioner, Paul Amacher of Moran Township announced last week, that he will not run again when his term expires at the end of this year. Mr. More...

Mackinac County Commissioners' 2007 Earnings for Salary, Meetings

Mackinac County Commissioners make $4,222 a year in base salary and the commission chair earns $5,049 annually. The five board members also are paid $60 per day for meetings. More...

Icebreaker Museum Program Planned at Mackinaw City Library January 30

"The Mackinaw Area and the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum: The next 62 years" is the title of the Mackinaw Area Public Library's evening program Wednesday, January 30, at 7 p.m. at the library in Mackinaw City. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

St. Ignace Posts Come- from-behind SAC Win Over Cheboygan

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Girls Basketball

Poor Free Throw Shooting Plagues St. Ignace Girls The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team had a rough week, with non-conference losses to the Gaylord Blue Devils, Charlevoix Rayders, and Straits Area Conference (SAC) foe Cheboygan Chiefs. More...

Saints 2nd at Rogers City

The St. Ignace Saints wrestling team finished second to the Rogers City Hurons with a 3-2 record at the eight-team Rogers City Super Dual Invitational Saturday, January 12. More...

Opinion

Not a Tool for Government, City Charter Is a Tool for the People

To the Editor: The news that in the coming months the City of Saint Ignace will be reviewing our city's charter to identify changes that will make the document more useful to government was uproariously funny. More...

Employers Asked To Consider Many Local Job Candidates

To the Editor: This letter is in response to your front-page article about work visas and the "shortage" of workers in the Straits area. I am sure I am not alone in seeking employment in this area, and have been doing so for quite some time. More...

56 Animals Seized From Farm; Neglect Charged

Fifty-six animals were seized from a Rexton farm by the Mackinac County Animal Control Thursday, January 10, owing to neglect. The charge will be made in the 92nd District Court in St. Ignace. A preliminary hearing date has yet to be set. More...

Hessel Lot Rezoning Is Suggested

Move May Open Door to Shore Strip Development

Clark Township Planning Commission opened the first door to allowing commercial development on the east side of Mertaugh Boatworks in Hessel, where owners were denied permission to build a 6,000-square-foot boathouse on Lot 55 in October 2007. More...

Outhouse Race To Highlight Mackinaw City Winterfest

Activities Planned for This Weekend

The 15th annual Mackinaw City Winterfest will celebrate northern Michigan winter Thursday, January 17, through Saturday, January 19, in any weather. More...

Two K-8 Teachers To Receive Special Training; Math Classes May be Added

Two St. Ignace teachers will go on paid leave next winter semester to receive special training in mathematics and science, to assist the district in meeting the state's curricula mandates in the elementary and middle schools. More...

Planners Debate Artificial Siding for Buildings on Island

A hole found in Mackinac Island's historic district ordinance sparked debate during the January 8 Planning Commission meeting and had members agreeing to tap into state resources for advice on the use of artificial siding on Island buildings. More...

Social

Birth

Faith Law Glenn "Trey" and Jennifer Law of Torrance, California, are the parents of a newborn daughter, Faith Elizabeth, born November 19, 2007, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance. More...

Engaged

Emery, Underwood

Kristina Ann Emery of St. Ignace and Brandon Edward Underwood of Memphis, Tennessee, announce their engagement. Miss Emery is the daughter of Mike Emery and the late Lisa Belonga-Emery of St. More...

'Doc' Holle Celebrates 90th

Former Moran Township Supervisor Robert Holle celebrated his 90th birthday Friday, January 11, with his wife, Janis, and friends at their winter home in Sun Lakes, Arizona. More...

Obituaries

Olivia Chambers

Olivia Chambers passed away at the age of 11 Thursday, January 10, 2008, at her home on Mackinac Island. She was born January 3, 1997, in Cheboygan to Jody and Mark Chambers. More...

Alirene 'Ali' Lewis

Alirene M. "Ali" Lewis, 8 months old, of Newberry, died of leukemia at Arbor House with her parents by her side Wednesday, January 9, 2008. Born April 20, 2007, in Marquette, she was the daughter of Bennie and Sharon (nee Nelson) Lewis III. More...

Victoria Nelson

Victoria B. "Vicky" Nelson, 87, of St. Ignace, died Thursday evening, January 3, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. She was born October 12, 1920, near Moran to Herman and Bertha (nee Wartella) Kaminsky. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Presidential Progeny

In decades of covering presidential campaigns, I have never seen such focus as this year by candidates and the media on the father factor. There was, of course, interest in 2000 on the fact that candidate George W. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Bridge Construction Continues; Tourism Down

PART 54 - 1956

The St. Ignace News is serializing Les Bagley's unpublished manuscript on the history of Michigan State Ferries, the "Great White Fleet" that ferried automobiles, trucks, More...

Les Cheneaux

The weather has certainly changed during the past week, with plenty of snow falling. Before that, days seemed more like spring than winter, with the thermometer reaching almost 50 degrees. More...


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