September 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City Budget Process Begins Early To Meet Charter Rule

Reviewing the 2009 budget will begin one month earlier than in previous years to meet St. Ignace City Charter requirements. More...

White Glove Test: Truck Judges Share Criteria

As big rigs and tankers arrive in St. Ignace this weekend, 28 judges will scrutinize the vehicles, inspecting paint, lights, examining engines, and exploring their unique interior designs and amenities. More...

St. Ignace Moose Lodge 999 Marks 50th Anniversary, Has 600 Members

Three charter members of St. Ignace Moose Lodge 999 still belong to the local club, Howard Everson, Donald Lavake, and David Craig. In October, the local organization will turn 50 years old. When the group was chartered in St. More...

Tentative Teacher Contract Reached in St. Ignace

A tentative contract with St. Ignace teachers has been agreed to by bargaining parties for the Northern Michigan Education Association and St. Ignace Area Schools board of education and will now go to the teachers for ratification. More...

News

St. Ignace Entrepreneur Shares Business Lessons Learned by Experience

Offers Advice to Local Business Owners About Finding Competitive Edge

A St. Ignace man has collected hard-won bits of wisdom during his career in the business field, and now he wants to share them to help other small business owners. More...

A Conversation With Jim Plouffe

The St. Ignace News asked author and Michigan entrepreneur Jim Plouffe to share some of his insights with local small business owners who may be struggling. Q. You've counseled business owners from all over the country. More...

Economic Development, Health Care, New Fuels Top Campaign

Bart Stupak Seeks 4th Congressional Term

If elected to a fourth term in the U.S. More...

Sports

Saints 2-0 After Home Win; Tyler Oja Explodes With Career Game

Senior Tyler Oja intercepted four passes, returning one for a 50-yard touchdown, another in the end zone to stall a scoring threat, caught one pass for a 31- yard scoring strike, and rushed for 43 yards to lead St. More...

Cedarville Downs Engadine For First League Victory

Senior C.J. Paquin tallied 497 combined yards of passing, rushing, and punt and interception returns to lead Cedarville to a 51-6 Mid-Eastern Football League home win over Engadine Friday, September 5. More...

SPORTS

Eastern Upper Peninsula High School Sports News provided by the sponsors listed on this page. Show them your appreciation with your patronage.

ST. IGNACE Mackinac Ford Sales www.mackinacford.com 643-8040 Art Huskey & Sons Excavating 643-9348 Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry 643-8275 Belonga Plumbing Heating & Cooling 643-9595 McGregor Oil Co. More...

Opinion

Facts Have Been Distorted By Those Who Oppose Mining

To the Editor: The "Save the Wild U.P." group was in St. Ignace for our Labor Day festivities, and they were quite vocal. Where is the voice of reason? Personally, instead of saving the wild U.P. More...

Financial Hardship to Company Should Not Be Deciding Factor

To The Editor: At day's end, I am not the least bit uncomfortable being Village Council's singular dissenting vote on zoning Shepler's waterfront parking lot parcels B-2. More...

Decision Shows Business Acumen

To the Editor: Trust prevailed in Village of Mackinaw City's trustees. More...

Antique Tractors To Join Big Rig Show This Weekend

Trucks Displayed Downtown St. Ignace; Tractors at Casino

More than 650 antique tractors will head north across the Mackinac Bridge Friday afternoon, September 12, before spending the weekend in St. Ignace. More...

Mackinaw City Chooses Least Restrictive Zoning

Planning Commission Recommendation Denied for Shepler's Ferry Parcels

Before an audience of more than 50 area residents, business owners, and ferry line employees, two waterfront parcels owned by Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry in Mackinaw City were rezoned for general business (B2) by the village council Thursday, S More...

Citizens Make Plea for Dredging

'Critical for Les Cheneaux Commerce,' Groups Say

Low water levels and copious weed growth in the Les Cheneaux Islands have become a serious concern for the local economy and, if not addressed, may become a safety problem, said Gary Reid, chairman of the Les Cheneaux Islands Waterways Restoration More...

'Saints' Take First in City Dodgeball Tournament

The "St. Ignace Saints" team placed first in the co-ed division of the city recreation department's dodgeball tournament Sunday, September 7, at Little Bear East Arena. Fifteen teams participated, with 140 players in all. More...

Friends Recall Lifetime of Jim Brown

Three long and two short whistles echoed across Moran Bay in tribute to Jim Brown, 87, who died Monday, September 1. The farewell salute was signaled by the Huron ferry as family and friends filled the United Methodist Church of St. More...

Waterspout Spotted Saturday

This photograph of a waterspout near St. Helena Island was taken Saturday, September 6, about 2:20 p.m. by Ed Kaiser of St. Ignace. More...

Social

BMC Greg Kottre Retires From United States Coast Guard

Boatswain Mate Chief (BMC) Greg Kottre will retire from the United States Coast Guard this fall, after 22 years of service. He is the son of Robert and Geraldine Kottre of Anchorage, Alaska, and the son-in-law of Chuck and Linda Orr of Moran. More...

Wedding

Oven, Weaver

Jill Oven and Gary Weaver, both of Hale, were united in marriage Saturday, August 16, 2008, at the Naubinway Marina with magistrate Linda Livermore officiating. The groom was given in marriage by his daughters, Courtney and Lindsey Weaver. More...

Booth Space Still Available for Happy Apple Day in DeTour

DeTour's Happy Apple Day Antique, Collectibles, Arts, and Craft Fairs planned for Saturday, September 20, still have space available for vendors, reported organizer Judy Jones. More...

Obituaries

Mary Torsky

Mary Seminick Torsky, 95, of Cedarville, was a Les Cheneaux businesswoman and artist. Mrs. Torsky died Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at Cedar Cove in Cedarville. More...

Emily Augugliaro

Emily "Aunt Em" Augugliaro, 84, of Farmington Hills, passed away peacefully with her family and friends by her side Sunday, August 31, 2008, at Beaumont Hospital Hospice in Royal Oak after a short illness with cancer. More...

Ruth Klamerus

Ruth Bucht Klamerus, 66, of Drummond Island, was a longtime businesswoman in the community. Mrs. Klamerus died Sunday, August 31, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Guv Hopefuls Make Splash at Conventions

A Michigan sub-plot on occasion at national presidential nominating conventions is that they provide opportunity for gubernatorial hopefuls to showcase themselves before delegates who are political activists in every district of the state. More...

Pickford

The results of the Pickford 4-H showmanship at the Chippewa County Fair at Kinross are coming in slowly. More...

St.Ignace

The big St. Ignace truck show will be Friday, September 12, through Sunday, September 14. A new event this year will be an antique tractor parade over the Mackinac Bridge. Enjoy the Parade of Lights in downtown St. Ignace Saturday, September 13. More...


Click here for digital edition
2008-09-11 digital edition