February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Little Bear East Shows First Profit

City Facility Built in '99

Little Bear East Arena and Community Center in St. Ignace ended 2007 $68,318 in the black, the first year it has shown a profit since it opened in 1999, reported City Manager Eric Dodson to the Recreation Advisory Committee Wednesday, February 13. More...

School, City Candidates Announced for May 6 Election

The May 6 election will see candidates for several school boards, the Mackinac Island city council, millage requests in St. More...

Islanders Cross Lk. Huron's 'Ice Bridge'

Three residents from Mackinac Island crossed the ice to St. Ignace Thursday afternoon, February 21, passing a St. Ignace resident heading to the Island along the way. They were the first ice crossings this season. Jason St. More...

'Saving Paradise' Legislation May Expand

Les Cheneaux Community Schools

A state proposal seeks to expand the current "Saving Paradise" legislation to other isolated schools in the Upper Peninsula, the Les Cheneaux Community Schools board of education learned at a meeting Monday, February 18. More...

News

AARP Tax-Aide Program Offered in Local Communities

Free tax counseling and tax preparation assistance for people of middle and low incomes, with special attention given to those age 60 and older is being offered in St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, Cedarville, Kinross, and Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Veterans May Qualify for Travel Pay

Veterans who use the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system and qualify for travel pay will receive 28.5¢ per mile as of Friday, February 1, instead of 11¢. More...

St. Ignace Schools Plan Conferences

Parent and teacher conferences at St. Ignace Area Schools will be Tuesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 6, during the evenings. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Wrestlers, Bowlers Qualify for MHSAA State Finals

Marshall, Garries, Robinson Qualify for State Finals

Seniors Derek Marshall and Brandon Garries and junior Rob Robinson became the first wrestlers from St. More...

Comets Clinch Share of NLC Title

The Mackinaw City Comets boys basketball team clinched a share of the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) championship with a 75-40 win over the Alba Wildcats Tuesday, February 19. More...

Trojans Down Bays; Defend District Championship

The Cedarville Trojans girls basketball team took control in the middle quarters with the inside-outside scoring of Jessie Duncan and Billie McLeod, who led the Trojans to a 75-52 Class D district championship win over the Brimley Bays Friday, Febr More...

Opinion

Post Office Hours Shouldn't Be Cut

To the Editor: The postal service is at it again. Upper postal management has decided, in order to save money, they are going to close northern Michigan post offices from half an hour to 1.5 hours per day. More...

Too Much Criticism of City

To the Editor: Joe Durm needs his own column in The St. Ignace News. More...

Pond Hockey Draws Big Weekend Crowd to St. Ignace

In its second year, the Upper Peninsula Pond Hockey Championships are quickly building momentum, as 55 teams competed this year on Moran Bay, and event coordinators are expecting an even bigger field of teams next year. More...

Mower Will Cut Invasive Water Weeds

Cedarville Bay

A mechanical harvester will be on its way to Cedarville Bay this spring to help control the rampant weed growth that has plagued boaters and threatened the bay. More...

ELF Festival Will Include More Events

DeTour Village

DeTour Village's annual winter festival, now being called the Everybody Loves Fun (ELF) Festival, will offer more activities this year and will take place all day Saturday, March 1. More...

St. Ignace Transportation Museum Committee Seeks Federal Funding

Acommitment for federal funding for a transportation museum in St. More...

Council To Consider Water, Sewer Rate Hikes

Village of Mackinaw City

Council members, residents, and representatives of the business community discussed water and sewer rate hikes at a public hearing Thursday, February 7, at Mackinaw City Village Hall and heard two plans that would charge higher per-gallon rates to More...

Family Takes to Lake Huron Ice in Unique Fashion - Logging Sled

Brother and sister Adam, 2, and Lauren Schafer, 4, both of St. Ignace, enjoy watching the Upper Peninsula Pond Hockey Championships on a unique sled Sunday, February 24. More...

Social

Craig, 98, Enjoys Euchre at Moose Lodge

Since moving to Brevort Township from Indiana last May, 98-yearold Delight Craig looks forward to one thing every Saturday, playing in the weekly euchre tournament at Moose Lodge 999 on Mackinac Trail, just north of St. Ignace. More...

Paquin Receives Award

Christina Paquin of St. Ignace was chosen from among 1,000 athletes to receive the Rick Vandersloot award during the State Special Olympics Winter Games opening ceremonies at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme January 31. Ms. More...

Births

Emmett Jones Markus and Deanna Jones of Sault Ste. Marie announce the birth of their son, Emmett Lawrence, born December 28, 2007, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Obituaries

Richard Frank

One of the early historic preservation architects who helped define the Straits of Mackinac for millions of tourists died , Monday, January 28, 2008, at the age of 77 in Detroit. More...

Keenan Marshall

Keenan Joseph Marshall, who was nearly three years old, died Thursday, February 21, 2008. He is the son of Mike and Kris Marshall of Rockford. More...

Lillian Ledy

Lillian Alice Ledy, 91, was a onetime restaurant owner on Drummond Island who worked as a professional cook for restaurants, lodges, and homes. Mrs. Ledy died Thursday, February 21, 2008, at her home on Drummond Island. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

More Calls for Judicial Election Reform

"…judicial elections are becoming political prizefights where partisans and special interests seek to install judges who will answer to them instead of the law and the Constitution." - Retired U.S. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Vacationland Returns to Michigan; Sold to Canada

PART 59 - From A Robber to A Priest

For the past year, the St. Ignace News has been serializing Les Bagley's manuscript, "Autos Across Mackinac," a history of the Michigan State Ferries, More...

St. Ignace

The formation of ice in the Straits led to the first snowmobilers crossing from Mackinac Island to St. Ignace Thursday, February 21. Jason St. Onge, Cub Horn, and his son, Brett Horn, made the crossing. More...


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