January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Tax Levy Is Top Concern for Residents in District

Public Speaks on Proposed Clark Twp. DDA

About 50 people attended a hearing Tuesday, January 8, in Cedarville to ask questions about a proposed Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in Clark Township. More...

Steel Now Going Up at New Hospital Site

The new two-story hospital in St. Ignace started taking shape Monday afternoon, January 12. Workers from Strand Constructors of Bellaire began erecting the structure's steel columns and beams. More...

News

History of St. Ignace Mayors and Councilmembers Since 1882, Compiled by Paul Grondin

Mayor Paul Grondin has completed a list of St. Ignace city councilmembers since 1882, the year St. Ignace was incorporated as a city. More...

Jim Ozenberger Is New Deputy District Ranger on the Hiawatha Forest

In October, Jim Ozenberger closed the door to his office, said good-bye to a job and friends he'd known for more than 15 years, and traded a view of the mountains and a horse barn for an office overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. Mr. More...

Snowmobiles Cross Straits January 12; First of Winter

Mackinac Island residents Brett Horn and Bobby Roach crossed over the ice by snowmobile to St. Ignace early Monday afternoon, January 12, establishing the first ice bridge crossing of the season. More...

Obituaries

Ervin Hiar

Ervin Floyd Hiar, 64, of Hessel, enjoyed a career with Oldsmobile, where he helped make several improvements to assembly line procedures, before retiring to the Upper Peninsula. Mr. More...

John Grove

John Grove, 85, of Hessel, died at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey Tuesday evening, January 6, 2009. He was born in Bay City to Albert and Loretta Grove September 30, 1923. Mr. More...

Opinion

St. Ignace History Book a Pleasure

To the Editor: Since Cindy Patten at the St. Ignace Public Library tells me I am the first person to order the St. Ignace history book, "Images of America, St. Ignace," I feel moved to write and encourage others to order this book. More...

Property Owners Are Commuters, Too

To the Editor: This is regarding the letter to the editor about "Expiring Bridge Cards" in the paper December 25, 2008, about the new law in Michigan regarding gift cards. We own property in Brevort Township in Mackinac County. More...

Clark Twp. Asked To Support Local DDA

To the Editor: The Clark Township Board has a wonderful opportunity to shape the quality and attractiveness of the Les Cheneaux Islands now and for future years. We have a geographical delight found nowhere else in the United States. More...

County To Renew Focus on Economic Development

Will Revive EDC in Response to Public Demand

Reactivating the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is back on the Mackinac County agenda following an economic development focus session attended by Commission Chair Dawn Nelson. More...

St. Ignace School Moving Forward on Heating Study

Transforming the natural gas heating system at St. Ignace Area Schools to one that burns wood chips will be studied under a program designed to save money and stimulate the forest products industry in the U.P. Meeting Monday, January 12, the St. More...

Snow Artist Will Sculpt Icebreaker

Mackinaw City Winterfest

Larry Strouse has been making sculptures from snow as long as Mackinaw City has been hosting its annual Winter Festival, which is 16 years. Usually he sculpts solo, but this year's project, a replica of the U.S. More...

Success Is All About Knowing Your Customer, Tourism Industry Experts Say

Look for ways to understand yourself and your customer. More...

Bentley's B-n-L Cafe Earns Good Neighbor Award

Brenda Spencley and Leeanne Trudo, coowners of Bentley's B-n-L Cafe, were recognized for their contributions to the community by providing a free soup lunch twice each week to volunteers working at the Hope Chest. More...

Social

St. Ignace Middle School Students Seek Council Seats

Classroom elections were held at the St. Ignace Middle School Friday, January 9, for students in fifth through eighth grades as they sought a seat on the newly formed student council. One hundred eighty-nine students participated. More...

Allan Is Featured in Photo Voice ReSearch Project

PhotoVoice Research Project is on display at Kewadin Art Gallery through Monday, January 19, in Sault Ste. Marie. Terri Allan, a tribal member and a teacher at the tribal Head Start in St. Ignace, was one of the selected participants. More...

McDowell To Speak at Les Cheneaux School Meeting

State Representative Gary Mc- Dowell is scheduled to speak at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools monthly board meeting Monday, January 19, at 7 p.m. in the school commons room. Rep. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

St. Ignace Saints defense dominated the girls basketball games during three of four quarters, leading to a 64-41 non-conference home win over the Charlevoix Rayders Wednesday, January 7. More...

Lakers Sweep Polar Bears in NLL Hoops

Mackinac Island Lakers boys basketball squad remains undefeated on the season with a 7-0 overall record and 3-0 in the Northern Lights League after defeating the Grand Marais Polar Bears 53-49 Friday, January 9, and 73-39 Saturday, January 10. More...

St. Ignace Grapplers Down Ironmen, Blue Devils

St. Ignace Saints wrestling team improved their dual match record to 15-3 on the season with a 66-12 win over the Mancelona Ironmen and an exciting 43-35 decision against the Sault Ste. Marie Blue Devils during a trimatch at the St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Spotlights Shine on Granholm, Weaver

In Michigan politics highlights last week, Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm had a prominent role on the national scene and Republican Supreme Court Justice Betty Weaver had a pivotal one on the state scene. More...

Research Takes Closer Look at Bass Spawning Habits, Population

In 2006, Michigan's bass anglers finally got what they'd sought for years, an opportunity to fish for their favorite quarry across the state before the official opening day (the Saturday before Memorial Day). More...

Mackinac Island

It's Monday, January 12, and we are expecting a very frigid week. Temperatures are going to be in the single digit, with snow and heavy wind. It's January on Mackinac. Dr. More...


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