October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Engraved Bricks Offered as Hospital Fundraiser

Leading to the entrance of the new hospital in St. Ignace will be a brick walkway in a landscaped area. The bricks will be engraved with the names of donors contributing to the hospital's $3 million fundraising campaign. More...

Planners Updating City's Wind Turbine Ordinance

St. Ignace Planning Commission

With local and state interest growing in wind turbines as an energy source, the St. Ignace Planning Commission agreed to revise a six-year-old wind turbine ordinance at its meeting Wednesday, September 24. More...

News

Renovations Nearly Complete at Cedar Post Thrift Shop and Food Pantry at Cedarville

Building renovations are underway and will be completed soon at Cedar Post Thrift Shop and Emergency Food Pantry in Cedarville. More...

Rolls Royce Club Visits St. Ignace

Doug Wolford of Lansing poses next to his 1953 Bentley R-Type Sedan in St. Ignace Tuesday, September 23. Mr. More...

McDowell Appeals to Bridge Authority To Cancel Card Hike

A steady stream of complaints by area residents over the recent doubling of minimum deposits for Mackinac Bridge commuter cards has prompted Michigan State Representative Gary McDowell to formally request that the Mackinac Bridge Authority change i More...

Sports

Quick Striking Offense Lifts St. Ignace Over Rudyard 41-8 in SAC

The quick striking offense generated largely by junior quarterback, kicker, and defensive back Gerrit Mortensen led St. More...

Elmblad Sets School Record

LaSalle High School sophomore Nicole Elmbald set a new school record with a time of 19 minutes and 30 seconds and the St. Ignace girls took first place during a quadrangular meet at the Headlands Course in Mackinaw City Thursday, September 25. More...

Saints, Chiefs Rivalry Continues on Gridiron for 52nd Season

The great gridiron rivalry between the St. Ignace Saints and Cheboygan Chiefs dates back more than 50 years and will continue Friday, October 3, at Cheboygan's Western Avenue Field. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

Season Preview: Several New Opportunities Available to Big Game Hunters This Year

Prospects for the 2008-2009 hunting seasons are excellent, according to Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials, with several new opportunities available to big-game hunters this year. More...

Michigan Politics

Tourism Promotion: Ace in the Hole

Times are tough, especially in Michigan, long No. 1 in joblessness and other gauges of economic distress. That's all the more reason that there must be sustained funding for promotion of our economic ace in the hole — tourism. More...

St.Ignace

October is a great month for colorful scenery and exciting days in the Straits area. Our annual fall festival is Saturday, October 4, when children of all ages will roll their pumpkins down Goudreau Hill for prizes. More...

City Manager Rated 'Satisfactory' by Council

Improvement Suggested in Budget Management Area

St. Ignace City Manager Eric Dodson was given a cumulative job performance rating of "satisfactory" by St. More...

Federal Law To Ban Great Lakes Water Diversions

8 States Agree on Water Resources Compact

An agreement has been reached among Great Lakes states to manage the nation's largest fresh surface water resource and protect it from depletion with a federal law that bans new water diversions from the Great Lakes Basin. More...

IRS Audits St. Ignace

Final documents were sent to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Friday, September 26, following an audit of The City of St. Ignace that focused on maintaining tax forms of independent contractors and the city's payment to them. More...

Future Land Use Plans Taking Shape

Mackinaw City Planning Commission

A site plan for a new retail store was approved by the Mackinaw City Planning Commission Thursday, September 25. The store will fill the gap created at 301 East Central Avenue when a T-shirt store was destroyed by fire June 23. More...

Bayside Fall Fest Is Saturday

St. Ignace

Pumpkins will roll, pies will fly, and scarecrows will line State Street during the St. Ignace Bayside Fall Fest Saturday, October 4. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 8 p.m., and most are free. More...

Social

Births

Charlotte Ledy Brad and Amanda Ledy of Troy announce the birth of a daughter, Charlotte Jean Ledy, born Sunday, September 21, 2008. She weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Engaged

Litzner, Belonga

Rick and Jeanne Litzner of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha, to Alex Belonga, son of Marlene Bedryk of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Bill Belonga of St. Ignace. More...

Johnson Receives Education Degree

Rebeccah Johnson of Rudyard received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Central Michigan University in May. More...

Obituaries

Edwin Smith

Edwin John Smith, 58, of Cedarville, died at his home September 10, 2008. He was born November 7, 1949, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Joseph and Edith J. (nee Johnson) Smith. Mr. More...

Margaret Gregg

Margaret Gregg, 91, of St. Ignace, died Saturday morning, September 27, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. She was born in Jackson July 10, 1917, to Elza and May (nee Kivell) Conley. More...

Robert 'Bob' Leveille

Robert "Bob" Bruce Leveille, 74 , of Gladstone, worked on the car ferries at the Straits of Mackinac before enjoying a career as an Upper Peninsula pharmacist. Mr. Leveille passed away Monday, September 22, 2008. Mr. More...

Opinion

Downtown Store Staff Is Knowledgeable, Helpful to Visitors

To the Editor: In response to Deb Evashevski's comments in the September 18 issue of The St. Ignace News about the business employees not having the knowledge of the city or its criteria, I beg to differ with you. More...

If Visitors Need Help, Why Are Tourism Agencies Closed on Weekends?

To the Editor: It was a like a slap on the face to read the article published in the September 18 issue of The St. Ignace News. It mentioned a couple of complaints about unknowledgeable clerks and their possibly needing training. More...

Vote No on Proposal 2

To the Editor: On the November 4 ballot, you will have the opportunity to vote "No" on Proposal 2, the Human Embryo Proposal. Proposal 2 allows unrestricted science on human embryos and any research involving stem cells. More...


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