October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Heating Costs Expected To Increase This Winter

Natural gas, propane, and fuel oil costs are expected to increase this winter, reports the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). "All fuel costs are going up this winter," said commission spokeswoman Judy Palnau. More...

Heading to Winter Pasture

Off to pasture, Mackinac Island horses crossed the gangplank and stepped onto the Mill Slip dock after completing the 40-minute boat trip to St. Ignace Wednesday, October 15. More...

DDA Sets Budget, Agrees To Support City Marina With $30,000

Contributions supporting downtown St. Ignace events were approved Friday, October 10, when the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) adopted its 2009 budget. More...

Gros Cap School Approves Budget, Swears in Brown

The Moran Township school board, meeting Monday, October 20, approved Gros Cap School's 2008-2009 budget of $1,058,972 and agreed also to raise substitute teacher daily pay by $10 to $90 and support staff hourly wages by 25¢ to $9.50. More...

News

Parent Steering Committee Will Meet

The Parent Coalition Steering Committee of the Great Start program for Mackinac County will meet Monday, October 27, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Driftwood Restaurant in St. Ignace. More...

Pregnancy Care Center To Host Auction

The Care Net Pregnancy Center in Sault Ste Marie will host an auction Thursday, November 6, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Sault Area High School cafeteria. Dessert will be served. More...

Incumbent Gary McDowell Faces Challenger Alex Strobehn for 107th District Seat

Two-term Michigan Representative Gary McDowell, 56, a Democrat from Rudyard, is opposed in his bid for reelection to the 107th District office by Republican Alex Strobehn, 21, of Sault Ste. Marie, a student at Lake Superior State University. More...

Sports

Elmblad, Kopitz Top Female Runners at Upper Peninsula X-Country Finals

Nicole Elmblad of St. Ignace and Brandi Kopitz of Pickford were the top female runners from The St. Ignace News area during the Upper Peninsula Cross Country Finals in Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, October 18. More...

X-Country Teams Show Strong Performance at U.P. Finals

Cedarville Trojans girls are (from left) Emily Winberg, Jillian Collins, Jessie Duncan, Erin Currie, and Billie McLeod. More...

SPORTS

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Opinion

Fall Fest Volunteer Encourages Others To Donate Time to Events

To the Editor: Last year I wrote a letter to the paper regarding my concerns about the direction of the Bayside Fall Fest. I was concerned that it was being turned into an adult event, forgetting its original purpose. More...

Family Pet Fears Fireworks

To the Editor: The idea of leaving for a weekend 10 times a summer because of fireworks isn't a matter of "fuddy duddiness" to a member of our family. It is real and it is alarming. More...

Finding Road to Fort de Buade

To the Editor: It was an interesting write up on Fort de Buade in a recent issue of the paper. I worked for the city for 2.5 years. Con Becker Sr. More...

Voters To Cast Ballots in Local, State, National Races

Inside This Issue: Coverage of Candidates and Proposals To Be Decided November 4

Voters will cast ballots Tuesday, November 4, for national, state, and local races. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. This issue of The St. More...

Eastern U.P. Land Eyed for Possible Wind Farm

A municipality in the western lower peninsula famous for its 270- year-old Dutch windmill wants to build a windmill turbine farm in the eastern U.P. More...

Campaign Materials Questioned

Gibson Complaint Prompts Charges Against North

Thomas North of St. Ignace is being charged with representing himself as the incumbent in his campaign for judge of the 92nd District Court. More...

Plan Would Make M-134 a Heritage Route

Regional Planning Commission Sees Economic Benefits

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission is seeking to make M-134 a state heritage route. More...

Weekly Fireworks Shows Get City Backing

Saturday night fireworks received the support of City Council Monday, October 20, and a $2,500 financial contribution to help fund the proposed summer event. More...

New Downtown Trees Put in Place

New trees were slipped into the ground Tuesday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 15, along State Street in St. Ignace, replacing ash trees that are vulnerable to the beetle emerald ash borer. More...

$30 Million Added To Boost State Tourism

Mackinac Island Businesses Spend $75,000 To Be Featured on 'Pure Michigan' Web Site

Mackinac Island is pledging continued partnership with Michigan.org, a state-operated tourism Web site, that plans to put more emphasis on regional marketing and attract more out-ofstate visitors to the area this winter. More...

Social

Danielson Is Named Parade Company's New Director

St. Ignace native David Danielson has been named the new art director for The Parade Company in Detroit. Mr. More...

Sault To Host Fall Festival October 31

The 15th Annual Fall Festival will be Friday, October 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Children will trick or treat at participating businesses. Carnivals with games and prizes will be available at the Ojibway Hotel. More...

Joseph Nyberg Is Graduated from U.S. Navy Basic Training

Navy Seaman Recruit Joseph Nyberg, son of Donna and Todd Nyberg of Pickford, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. More...

Obituaries

Mary McGreevy

Mary Catherine McGreevy, 82, of Manistee, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008, at the Manistee County Medical Care Facility. More...

Donald McKinnon

Dr. Alexander Donald McKinnon, a long-time dentist and community leader in St. Ignace, died here Tuesday evening, October 14, 2008, at the age of 91. More...

Frances Reed

Frances Marie Reed, 84, of St. Ignace, passed away early Monday morning, October 20, 2008, at her home, following a short illness. She was born January 27, 1924, in Flint to Grover and Nellie (nee Smith) Hamann. Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

AG Cox Fights Crimes of the Times

Historically, a politically-savvy, high-visibility attorney general is in a good position to launch a bid for governor, as Arkansas Attorney General (AG) Bill Clinton successfully did in 1978 and Jennifer Granholm did here in 2002. More...

Michigan's Trail System Offers Four Seasons of Entertainment

Outdoor Matters

Trails have figured importantly throughout Michigan's history. More...

St.Ignace

This seems to be a busy time of year for parents and younger children as they carefully choose Halloween costumes. School parties are always exciting, and trick or treat this year is on a Friday evening, October 31. More...


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