March 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County Interviews Four Treasurer Candidates

Four candidates are being considered for the 35-week appointment to serve as interim county treasurer. The appointment committee will interview the applicants Thursday, March 20. All interviews will be open to the public. More...

Sportsmen Build Cribs To Enhance Fish Habitat

Sportsmen work on building fish cribs at Brevort Lake Saturday, March 8. The cribs will serve to enhance fish habitat on the lake bottom following the spring thaw. More...

Mackinac Island's $500,000 Airport Terminal Renovations Near Completion

For the more than 14,500 passengers who climb in and out of planes at the Mackinac Island Airport each year, working their way through the terminal's bottlenecked entry will now be a thing of the past. More...

A 'Face' in the Crowd

Principal of Year Cardwell Honored by Students

Les Cheneaux Elementary School celebrated "Eric Cardwell Day" February 13, to mark Mr. Cardwell being named Principal of the Year 2007 by the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association. More...

News

City To Seek 'Deconstruction' of Webster Island Home in Hubbard's Annex

Mackinac Island City Council will seek a court order to "deconstruct" Len and Sue Webster's partially built home in Hubbard's Annex after it learned at its meeting Wednesday, March 12, that the May deadline to finish the project will not be met. More...

Birge Is One of Several Preserves Open in Area

A proposed new hiking trail at the Birge Preserve represents Little Traverse Conservancy's growing involvement in Clark Township, where it has protected almost 2,400 acres of land from development through preserves and conservation easements. More...

1948 Commemorative Coin Brings Memories of State Ferry Operations at St. Ignace

Clayton Bennett of St. Ignace has a 25¢ coin that reminds him of his youth. It is a 1948 silver anniversary coin commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Michigan State Ferries. More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Carry 51-game Winning Streak to Class D State Semis

"Two great teams played tonight," said Cedarville Coach David Duncan during the press conference after his Trojans fell to Muskegon West Michigan Christian Warriors 77-65 in the Class D state semifinals at Michigan State University Breslin Center T More...

Cedarville Edges ETC Panthers 74-70 in Class D Quarterfinal Showdown

The battle between the two top-ranked Upper Peninsula teams, Cedarville Trojans and the Ewen-Trout Creek (ETC) Panthers, lived up to everyone's expectations as the Trojans squeezed out a 74-70 win in the Class D quarterfinals Tuesday, March 11. More...

Mackinac Island Wins NLL Tourney; 20-1 Season Sets School Record

Woody Beardsley Scores 1,104 Career Points

The Mackinac Island Lakers boys basketball team won the Northern Lights League (NLL) regular season title and captured the NLL tournament with a 73-48 decision over Grand Marais in the semifinals Friday, March 7, and defeated Paradise 66-54 for the More...

Opinion

Clark Township Needs To 'Get on Board'With Canim Project

To the Editor, I have attended the hearings on the proposed Hessel Bay Boat Works boathouse on Hessel Bay and listened as the Clark Township Planning Commission has heard arguments for and against the development. More...

Post Office Is Gathering Place in Hessel

To the Editor: We in Hessel feel that Bernie Huyck deserves praise for his many years as postmaster. He was such a gentleman; he knew his job and treated us all with kindness and humor. More...

News' Coverage of Trojans Basketball Is Appreciated

To the Editor: Wow! What an honor it was to have our own sportswriter, David Latva's, article that he has previously written for The St. More...

County Seeks Legal Advice on Hospital Debt, Millage

An agreement must be reached between Mackinac County and the Mackinac Straits Hospital Authority over what to do with a county millage levied for the hospital, continued payment of the $1.3 million debt on the hospital mortgage, and the future of t More...

Road Commission Cuts Workforce by 30 Percent

A shrinking budget and short road construction list is forcing the Mackinac County Road Commission to reduce its workforce by 30%. More...

Mackinaw City OKs New Rates

Residents of Mackinaw City will receive higher water and sewer bills this June. More...

Conservationists File Suit for Dragonfly Protection

Hiawatha National Forest Near St. Ignace

Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, seeking continued protection of the endangered Hine's emerald dragonfly on the Hiawatha National Forest near St. Ignace. More...

Road Commission Seeks Federal Funding for 16 Projects

At the Tuesday, March 11, Mackinac County Road Commission meeting, Manager Karrie Abbitt described 16 projects she will seek federal funding for, including 14 safety projects and two High Risk Rural Roads projects. More...

Survey Results, New Strategies To Be Focus of EAB Meeting

Researchers across the country will be looking to St. Ignace and Moran, where new strategies will be implemented to stop the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) this spring and summer. More...

Social

Bruce and Betty Patrick Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Bruce and Betty Patrick of Cedarville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with 100 friends and acquaintances Sunday, February 24, at an anniversary and birthday party at Cedarville Inn. The event also marked Mr. More...

Three Pickford Students Win Farm Bureau Essay Contest

Alicia Manfrin, Bobby Rye, and Isaac Leach, three Pickford Middle School students, earned first, second, and third place awards, respectively, in the 39th annual America and Me Essay Contest, All three received award certificates. More...

Engaged

Mitoska, Frazier

Misty Mitoska and Richard Frazier, both of St. Ignace, announce their engagement to be married. The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of LaSalle High School and is employed as a student service assistant with the Sault Ste. More...

Obituaries

Richard Bailey

Richard Warren Bailey, 72, a registered pharmacist and county commissioner for his district, died March 8, 2008, at his home in Adrian, of cancer. Mr. Bailey had a cottage at Evergreen Shores in St. Ignace Township. More...

Frederick Case II

Frederick P. Case II died at his home in Riverdale, Utah, March 4, 2008, of cancer. He was born November 24, 1936, in Sault Ste. Marie to Frederick P. and Nan Case. He grew up in St. Ignace, and attended St. Ignace schools. More...

Eric Eidsness

Eric Ray Eidsness, 37, of Juneau, Alaska, died Saturday, March 8, 2008, in Wasilla, Alaska, surrounded by his family, following a struggle with addiction. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Web Site Ranking Lists Power Players in Congress

Over the decades, northern Michigan has had some powerful voices on Capitol Hill. Robert P. Griffin (R-Traverse City) had notable legislation during his 1957-68 U.S. House service. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: The Straits of Mackinac Is Sunk Near Chicago

PART 62: Conclusions

For the past year, the St. Ignace News has serialized Les Bagley's unpublished manuscript,"Autos Across Mackinac ; A History of Michigan State Ferries. More...

St. Ignace

Mackinac Islanders are still taking advantage of the ice bridge to St. Ignace. Bev Kammers is hospitalized at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. She has volunteered many hours in the past months at our Hope Chest resale store. More...


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