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Curtis Elementary School Closed; Layoffs Expected

Facing a crowd of Curtis Elementary School supporters, the Tahquamenon Area Schools Board of Education voted 5-2 to close the kindergarten through fourth grade institution in Portage Township, at a special meeting at Curtis school Monday, February More...

New Park Name Honors Heritage of 'The Snows'

From now on, Clark Township's recreation park will be known as The Snows Heritage Park. More...

Michael Zynewicz Made Full-time Paramedic

Village of Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw City Village Council appointed a new paramedic, was informed of problems at the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, honored resident Jane Magers for her service to the community, approved a trolley application, and added Rosada Mann t More...

Boat Launch To Receive Makeover; Two Suits Purchased for Ice Rescue

Clark Township

Clark Township's boat launch in Cedarville will get a makeover this spring when the Les Cheneaux Beautification Committee moves a gazebo to the area. More...

News

Overwhelming Response Puts Wood Stove Program on Hold

An overwhelming response to a wood stove update program announced by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) February 22 has temporarily put the program on hold until further funding can be secured, More...

Stupak Investigates Suppression of Health Report

An investigation into the withholding of a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that demonstrates a possible correlation between pollution in the Great Lakes and health issues such as cancer and infant mortality rates was l More...

St. Ignace City Council Payments Reported for Two Months

February Total pay to members of the St. Ignace City Council for attending meetings and events during February was $1,490. More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Defeat Pickford Panthers To Capture Class D Districts

Cedarville Boys Capture Fourth Consecutive District Crown

The Cedarville boys basketball team took the first step toward defending its Class D state championship with a decisive 79-35 win over the Pickford Panthers during the District 123 title game in Pickford Friday, February 29. More...

Mackinaw City Wins 2nd Consecutive District Title

Defends District Crown With Win Over Pellston

The Mackinaw City Comets' balanced attack of both offense and defense helped the boys basketball team to clinch the Class D district championship after a 67- 42 win over the host Pellston Hornets Friday, February 29. More...

SPORTS

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Opinion

Cost Reduction Should Be Used Before Bridge Toll Increases

To the Editor: The Mackinac Bridge Authority should immediately initiate a oneway toll (at twice the current toll rate) as a cost reduction, gasoline savings, and time saving measure. This should have been done before any toll increases. More...

Appreciates Veterans Hunting Licenses

To the Editor: State Representative Gary McDowell has sponsored a bill that would allow totally disabled veterans and former prisoners of war to purchase hunting and fishing licenses for $1 and receive camping and state park passes free. More...

'Think Spring'

Crowd Enjoys Outdoor Activities at DeTour Village ELF Festival

At right: Alora Barbeaux shows her sunny state of mind with a brightly colored, flower-shaped sled that broadcasts "Think Spring!" at a sled decorating contest at the E.L.F. festival in DeTour Village Saturday, March 1. More...

Roney Keeps 25 Animals

Pleads No Contest

Twenty-nine of the more than 50 animals owned by Larry Roney will be or have been put up for adoption, a condition set by 92nd District Court Judge Beth Gibson Tuesday, February 26, against the Rexton man, who pleaded no contest to animal neglect, More...

Debate Centers on Best Use of Waterfront

Some Want Preservation, Others Development, in Mackinaw City

Should land along Mackinaw City's waterfront be preserved by the village for public enjoyment, or developed for income? This was an issue debated at a public hearing in that community February 21. More...

Commissioners Question Why Residents May Have No Say in New Hospital Board

With county residents contributing $900,000 a year in taxes to support Mackinac Straits Hospital, county commissioners want to know why the public hospital authority is proposing a new private entity, which will not have to hold public meetings. More...

Cedarville Girls Win First Regional Crown Since 1998

Cedarville Girls Use Patience, Balance Scoring For Title

The Cedarville Trojans girls basketball team used patience and balanced scoring to post its first regional championship since 1998 with a 59-43 decision over the Superior Central Cougars at Sault Ste. Marie high school Thursday, February 28. More...

Social

Morse, Della-Moretta To Wed

Tom and Yvonne Della-Moretta of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their son, Justin Della- Moretta of Mount Pleasant, to Juli Morse of Mount Pleasant. Miss Morse is the daughter of Vickie Smith of Lapeer. More...

Eight EUP Students Advance in Spelling Bee

Top spellers from 13 local schools gathered for a regional spelling bee at the St. More...

Birth

Kionah Jones C.J. Jones and Ashley Gallagher of Las Vegas, Nevada, announce the birth of their daughter, Kionah Marie Jones, born December 10, 2007, at St. Rose Hospital in Henderson, Nevada. More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Belonga

Kenneth Belonga of Trout Lake was a lifelong construction worker who worked for Baaco Construction, for 10 years for D&B Construction, and for McMahan Construction. He also worked on the Poe Lock construction job in the Soo Locks on the St. More...

Donald Seabrook

Donald James Seabrook, 42, of Rudyard, worked in construction in the Eastern Upper Peninsula and later worked in the Rudyard schools. Mr. Seabrook died Monday, February 25, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm's Imprudent Sketch of State Psyche at Odds With Wise Tourism Push

Michigan faces tough times, tougher than any other state, based on jobless and other rankings. In poll after poll asking residents whether the state is on "the right track or wrong track," about two-thirds pick wrong. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Former Vacationland Is Resold to BC Ferries

PART 60: From A Priest to A Queen

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

St. Ignace

St. Ignace students in grades kindergarten through seven are producing a calendar in which the theme will be Road Trips, as "March Into Reading" goes into effect. Students will be split up in three teams, red, white, and blue. More...


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