May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Rec. Director Mattson Resigns

Recreation Director Erica Mattson has resigned, effective Friday, May 16, the St. Ignace City Council learned at its meeting Monday, May 5. "It has been a privilege to serve our community," she told The St. Ignace News Tuesday, May 6. More...

Emmet County Buys Lot To Settle Dispute

County Calls It a Win for Public Access at Headlands Road

To help ensure continued public access to lakes and streams via road ends, and to avoid a potentially lengthy and costly lawsuit, Emmet County has agreed to purchase waterfront property owned by Ralph Reisinger, who sued other landowners for contro More...

450 Enjoy 'Super Saturday'

A festive atmosphere centered around young people drew families from around the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan to Super Saturday in St. More...

Hospital Is Operating at a Profit

Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center is showing a better financial picture than last year, with a $93,970 year-to-date profit. More...

Mackinac Island To Get Enhanced 9-1-1 This July

Mackinac Island should have Enhanced 9-1-1 service by late July, following verification of about 1,000 addresses and telephone numbers. More...

Red Hat Society Flea Market Benefits Charities

Raising funds for their favorite charities, including St. Ignace Area Hope and adopting families during the holidays, the Red Hat Ladies Jewels of the Straits organized a flea market Saturday, May 3. More...

News

Contribution of Musser Family Recognized at St. Ignace Building Dedication

More than 50 people attended the dedication of the Marley Brown Musser Resource Center on Ferry Lane Saturday, May 3. The building houses the Hope Chest Resale Shop and the faith-based St. More...

Township Rejects Fire Contract With Mackinaw City

Mackinaw Township, at the tip of the Lower Peninsula, has rejected a fire service contract proposed by the village of Mackinaw City, and offered an alternative contract that reduces the amount of its payment by about $10,000. More...

Children Plant Trees at Historic Village

In celebration of Arbor Day, third grade students from Mackinaw City Elementary School pose with Village Manager Jeff Lawson while planting trees at Mackinaw Historic Village Friday, May 2. More...

Obituaries

Raymond 'Chu' Daniels Jr.

Raymond L. "Chu" Daniels Jr., 51, of Port Charlotte, Florida, was the owner of Daniels Carpet and Tile Installers for 28 years. Mr. Daniels died Friday evening, February 22, 2008, in a motorcycle accident. More...

Marilyn McNeil

Marilyn L. McNeil, 74, of Gould City, died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at her home. She was born December 5, 1933, in Detroit, to Oliver and Jennie (nee Patterson) Halterman. More...

Bruce Doerr

Bruce Irvin Doerr, 76, of Drummond Island, was a veterinarian who enjoyed a career as director of toxicology for a pharmaceutical company. He died Monday, April 28, 2008, at his home. He was born February 8, 1932, in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Protection Agency Too Protective?

For Michigan and five other Great Lakes states, there's no more important federal official on air, water, hazardous waste, and pollution control than the Chicagobased Region 5 administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More...

Les Cheneaux

If the gas prices do not keep them away, our summer friends will soon begin trekking back to the Les Cheneaux Islands. We always look forward to the influx of familiar faces, many of whom we have known for a long time. More...

St. Ignace

May has arrived and our city streets are becoming busier. Seasonal stores are opening their doors. Timothy Brown has moved back to his hometown after spending two years in Florida. More...

6 Road Workers Back on Job; Abbitt Resigns Post

With $206,000 Left, Road Commission Will Not Mow Grass This Summer

Karrie Abbitt resigned from her position as the manager and engineer of the Mackinac County Road Commission at a special meeting Wednesday, April 30. More...

Election Results

Will Be Available Free Online at www.stignacenews.com Wednesday

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City To Add Room To Little Bear East

With help from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and volunteers, the city will build an addition to Little Bear East for a new fitness room, which will allow the current room to be used for a hockey locker room. More...

Bank Marks 120th Year

Celebration Wednesday

In 1888, when the First National Bank of St. More...

Cut River Bridge Work Begins

A project to replace the deck of the US-2 bridge over the Cut River in Mackinac County began Monday, May 5. This project, expected to be completed in October, will require US-2 motorists to detour using Cut River Road and Prater Boulevard. More...

Volunteers Collect Trash, Report Dead Birds at Sand Dunes

The Straits Watershed Council found more than it expected during its first community project Saturday, April 26, in which 32 people turned out to clean the sand dunes along US-2. More...

Wallin Seeks More Voices in Waterfront Debate

Should Village Buy Waterfront Property To Preserve It at Mackinaw City?

Letters sent by Village President Ron Wallin to some Mackinaw City residents in April were intended to drum up grassroots support for waterfront property purchases by the village, and they were sent by him as an individual, not as a village council More...

Social

Birth

Camberly Pelletier

Krista and Joel Pelletier of McMillan announce the birth of their daughter, Camberly Rae, born April 21, 2008, at Marquette General Hospital. More...

5 Generations Gather of Buck Family

Alfreda Buck of St. Ignace enjoys a visit with family. Posing for this five generation photograph are (from left) Mrs. Buck's daughter, Rachael Wright of Mississippi; Mrs. More...

Porter Joins Leadership Honor Society

Katherine Porter of Cheboygan was selected for membership in the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society at Alma College. More...

Sports

Saints Girls, Boys Lead Kiwanis Invite Before Weather Forces Cancellation

Poor spring weather continues to cause problems for athletic teams in the Eastern Upper Peninsula the 23rd Annual St. Ignace Kiwanis Track and Field championships were called off with only five events remaining Friday, May 2. More...

St. Ignace Jr. High Girls Take First Place at Inland Lakes

The St. Ignace Saints girls junior high track and field team captured the championship at the Inland Lakes Invitational Wednesday, April 30. St. More...

St. Ignace Sweeps Comets in Hardball Doubleheaders

The St. Ignace Saints girls softball team swept Mackinaw City during a non-conference doubleheader, 18-3 and 23-13, at the Kiwanis Sports Complex in St. Ignace Tuesday, April 29. More...

Opinion

All Coastal Communities Can Benefit From Waterfront Preservation Discussion

To the Editor: Kudos to The St. Ignace News for covering the waterfront discussion currently taking place in Mackinaw City. Once again, you fulfill your mission well in helping keep the public informed on issue after issue. Thank you. More...


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