January 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Teens Surveyed on Beliefs, Traits

69% Show Optimism

Honesty, integrity, responsibility, family support, and a positive view of the future are what Eastern Upper Peninsula teens believe are the building blocks of a healthy life, according to a report released by the Great Lakes Center for Youth Devel More...

LaSalle High School Inducts First Ten Members Into Hall of Fame

Six athletes and four distinguished service recipients were inducted into the inaugural class of the LaSalle High School Athletic Hall of Fame during banquet ceremonies at the Driftwood Restaurant Sunday, December 28. More...

Cedarville Students To Go to Presidential Inauguration

Sixteen Cedarville High School students and six adult chaperones will witness history Tuesday, January 20 when they stand among a crowd likely to exceed one million in Washington, D.C., to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th Presid More...

News

'Going Green' Gets Most Attention on LSSU's Banished Word List This Year

Lake Superior State University "maverick" word-watchers, fresh from the holiday "staycation" but without an economic "bailout" even after a "desperate search," have issued their 34th annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen's English for More...

Northern Michigan News Roundup

The news in brief from communities around the U.P. and northern Michigan

City Manager Lists Top Issues in "a Dynamic Year" for Sault The City of Sault Ste. More...

St. Ignace Kiwanis Club Presents Gifts to Community, Just in Time for Christmas

Three days before Christmas, St. Ignace Kiwanis Club representatives presented gifts to residents at Long Term Care, $500 to the St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Population Loss, Redistricting Loom Large for Michigan

Michigan, long reeling from huge job losses and other economic grief, now faces more loss of clout on Capitol Hill, and possibly lower levels of federal funds, because of accelerating population loss. More...

Mackinac Island

Happy New Year to all of the readers of The St. Ignace News and the Mackinac Island Town Crier. May it be a prosperous and healthy one for everyone. Everyone on Mackinac mourns the passing of Helga Doud Friday, December 26. More...

Outdoor Matters

Cross-country Skiing: A Great Way for the Entire Family To Improve Fitness

Cross-country skiing is a great winter activity that improves fitness, and gives participants a chance to unwind and enjoy a peaceful setting far from crowds. More...

Sluggish Economy Slows Construction in County

Dips by Almost 1/3 in 2008, Many Areas Report

Building inspectors across Mackinac County say an almost one-third decline of building permits issued in 2008 can be attributed to the sluggish economy. "It's been holding pretty much steady, about 60 to 65 per year," said City of St. More...

'State of the City' Will Top Monday's Meeting

Council To Present Budget Priorities for 2009

Priorities for 2009 will top St. More...

Tribal Officer's Arrest Raises Questions of Police Conflict

Ray Severance, a police officer for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, was arraigned in 92nd District Court in St. More...

Master Plan Revisions Move to Forefront

Mackinac Island Group Sets Feb. 15 Deadline

Two specific, and challenging, items remain in revising Mackinac Island's city master plan: updating an existing land use map and creating a future land use map, which spells out the potential for further development. More...

Request To Grade Part of McNally Lot Approved

A request for temporary use of motor vehicles to grade a vacant lot for bicycle rental was approved by Mackinac Island City Council at a brief meeting Wednesday, December 3. More...

Island Airport Funding Decision Expected in March

With proposed improvements to the Mackinac Island Airport approved by federal and state regulators last week, the Mackinac Island State Park Commission will now seek up to $5 million in federal funding. More...

Social

Geisler Cmpletes Basic Training

Air Force Airman Theodore J. Geisler has been graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Births

Aubrey Storey Matt and Stacy Storey of Stalwart are the parents of a daughter, Aubrey Kathryn Storey, born Friday, November 14, 2008, at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. She weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 15-3/4 inches long. More...

Obituaries

James 'Neal' Chapman

James Neal Chapman, 63, of Drummond Island, was a meat manager who enjoyed helping customers, and an accomplished landscaper who enjoyed working in his yard. Mr. More...

Helga Doud

Helga Doud of Mackinac Island passed away Friday, December 26, 2008, at Hiland Cottage, Hospice of Little Traverse Bay in Petoskey, following a short illness. She was 102. Mrs. More...

Charles 'Chuck' Litzner

Charles "Chuck" Jeffery Litzner, 53, of Moran, was a logger who was active in efforts to improve the Brevort Township community. Mr. Litzner died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at his home. He was born in Sault Ste. More...


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