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Last Chance for Walleye Fishermen

Munuscong Bay

Walleye anglers' last chance to earn a prize for catching the "big one" on Munuscong Bay is coming up this weekend, as the Soo Area Sportsmen's Club hosts its final tournament of the season. More...

Children Will Produce Television Cooking Show

Children at St. Ignace, Cedarville, and Gros Cap schools will soon begin producing a cooking show that will be available to area schools on the Internet and perhaps on a public access cable channel. More...

New Math Requirement Added at LaSalle

Helping ensure that LaSalle's sophomores are prepared to take the American College Test (ACT) next year, the class of 2010 must now take a mathematics course during their junior year to be graduated. The decision was made by the St. More...

Classic Rides

Three-cylinder Sleds Featured at Naubinway Winter Show

A crowd of snowmobile enthusiasts converge in Naubinway Saturday, February 16, for the Top of the Lake Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride. Three-cylinder racing sleds were featured this year. More...

France Honored; $3 Raise for Firefighters

City of St. Ignace

The late and former St. Ignace Mayor Raymond "Pete" France was recognized at St. Ignace City Council's meeting Monday evening, February 18, at Little Bear East Arena and Community Center. More...

News

Coon and Lucchesi Receive Jail Time for Wetland Violation

Driving off-road vehicles through Great Lakes coastal wetlands on Drummond Island, disturbing osprey nesting habitat, has resulted in fines for Michael Edward Coon of Hancock and Michael Donald Lucchesi of Houghton. More...

Legislative Luncheon To Be Feb. 22

A Legislative Luncheon is planned for Friday, February 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall in Cheboygan. Speakers will include State Senator Jason Allen, State Representative Kevin Elsenheimer, and other local officials. More...

Sault Police Investigate Vehicle Larceny

The Sault Ste. Marie police are investigating a larceny from a motor vehicle in the 100 block of West Spruce Street. The theft occurred January 22 at 12:45 p.m. near the hospital. More...

Sports

Saints Win District Wrestling Title; Eight Athletes Advance to Regionals

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Girls Basketball

St. Ignace Girls Close out Season With SAC Win

The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team closed out the regular season on a positive note with a 61-26 Straits Area Conference (SAC) win over the Cheboygan Chiefs Friday, February 15. More...

Boys Basketball

Saints Drop Pair; Chiefs Win Boys SAC Title

The Straits Area Conference boys basketball championship came down to the final game of the season between St. Ignace and Cheboygan Thursday, February 14, with the host Chiefs pulling off an 82-76 victory. More...

Opinion

City Hall: Stop Putting Up Roadblocks to Commerce

To the Editor: This letter is being written to alert City Hall to the fact that St. Ignace has an economic problem. I would like to make the people of St. Ignace aware of the reasons why, and hopefully embarrass City Hall into taking action. More...

Get the Real Facts on Mental Health Board Move

To the Editor: So that everyone involved has the truth to work with, we believe additional information should be presented to the public regarding your recent story about returning the Hiawatha Behavioral Health (HBH) board to population-based rep More...

Too Many Accidents on Mackinac Trail

To the Editor: On February 14, 2008, once again driving on Mackinac Trail to work at the casino, one of our co-workers was in an accident. The car she was driving rolled over because of the icy conditions on the road. More...

Entire County Now Under Quarantine for Moving Wood

The state's battle to slow the spread of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) in St. Ignace and Moran has now been expanded to include the entire county of Mackinac. More...

Transfer of Hospital Assets Slated for May

Voters Must First Approve Measure

Mackinac Straits Hospital Authority has agreed to transfer all of its assets, including buildings, leases, obligations, and county agreements, to a new private, notfor profit corporation which will build and operate a new hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Winter Celebrated With Events Across EUP

In This Issue, Photos From Naubinway, Les Cheneaux, St. Ignace, Pickford Events

Residents and visitors gather beneath the "Fish Coop piñata" on South Manistique Lake at the Curtis Carnival Saturday, February 16. The piñata was filled with prizes for children of all ages. More...

Winter Activities Highlight Snow Daze at St. Ignace Area Schools

Second grade students (from left) Anthony Barkley, Olivia McNamee, Kaleb Huffman, and Samantha Bigelow enjoy meeting Shea, one of the sled dogs of racers Chuck and Connie Cullip, at Snow Daze at St. Ignace Area Schools Friday, February 15. More...

Portage Township Seeks To Create Collaborative Recreation Plan for Grants

Portage Township is seeking collaboration with neighboring townships and schools to create a recreation plan, and will hire an outside agency to help. More...

Board Researches Property Along M-123 for Possible New Fire Hall

Brevort Township

To discover if any type of building project is possible on two lots of municipal property on M- 123 in Moran, the Brevort Township Board of Trustees voted to pay $200 to have a professional sketch made of its land along the highway. More...

DeTour Chamber To Plan Winter 'Everyone Loves Fun' Festival

The annual DeTour Winterfest, now called the Everyone Loves Fun (ELF) Fest, will take place Saturday, March 1, with a full day of activities. Crafters, cooks, bakers, and sculptors are sought by organizers. More...

Social

Weddings

Taylor, Bishop Shelli Nicole Taylor of Sault Ste. Marie and Jesse Robert Bishop of Pickford were united in marriage December 1, 2007, in a late afternoon candlelight ceremony in the Atrium of the Quality Inn Convention Center in Sault Ste, Marie. More...

Births

Jordan Burton Freddy and Sarah Burton of Gould City announce the birth of their son, Jordan Henry, born on his mother's birthday, Saturday, January 19, 2008, at Marquette General Hospital. More...

Leveille Is Honored for Gaining Employment

Leigh Anne Leveille of St. Ignace was honored for obtaining gainful employment through a Michigan Works! agency at the 2008 Alumni Celebration of Michigan Works! Association Wednesday, January 30, at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. More...

Obituaries

Leo 'Pee Wee' Kemp

Leo Ervin "Pee Wee" Kemp, 78, of Rudyard, died Friday, February 8, 2008, at his home. He was born January 28, 1930, in Rudyard to Ervin John and Lempi Julia (nee Larson) Kemp. He grew up in Rudyard and was graduated from Rudyard High School. More...

Ernest Rauch

Ernest Cody Rauch not only enjoyed life, he made others enjoy it, too. Known as Dr. More...

Virginia Delmotte

Virginia Rose Delmotte, 89, of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly managed the Runway Bar and later Gin's Cafe at Hessel. Mrs. Delmotte died Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Clash of the Titans Over Indian Casinos

The quest on Capitol Hill by two Upper Peninsula tribes to gain downstate land for casinos is grandly described by the Washington Post as "a fierce multimillion lobbying battle of a scale not seen since fall of Jack Abramoff," imprisoned defrau More...

Autos Across America: The Vacationland Is Sold, Renamed Jack Dalton

Part 58: More Ferries Sold

The opening of the Mackinac Bridge in 1957 brought to a close 34 years of auto ferry transportation across the Straits of Mackinac. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the bridge, the St. More...

Tranquility of DeTour Village Is Where Correspondent Buschbacher's Heart Lies

This is one in a series of articles to introduce readers to correspondents covering their communities for The St. Ignace News. More...


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