January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fees Cut for Community Center Use

Clark Township

The Clark Township Board of Trustees lowered rates to rent the community center on M-134 by at least 50% at its meeting Thursday, January 15. More...

School Deficit Concerns Draw 40 to Program

Rep. McDowell Speaks at Cedarville District

State Representative Gary McDowell spoke to a crowd of about 40 before the Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education meeting Monday, January 19, regarding the district's projected revenue deficit. More...

Could Internet Access Replace Community and School Libraries?

Those Who Think So Don't Understand Libraries, Local Librarians Say

Regional Trends - Libraries A story in The St. Ignace News' ongoing series bringing our readers fresh perspectives on the top issues facing the Straits area and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

News

Two Charges Dropped, Two Undecided in Lawsuit Against Thomas North

Two charges have been dismissed, and two will go to jury in a lawsuit against Thomas North of St. More...

Three-Vehicle Crash Results in Death

One man died and four people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Sunday, January 18, on US-2, west of Pte. Aux Chenes Road in Moran Township. More...

A Look Inside the Mackinac County Jail: Inmates Have Few Choices in Daily Routine

Many Say Serving Time in Small Jails Is Harder Than Prison

Daily fresh-baked cookies are about the only reminder of home for inmates at the Mackinac County Jail. Once inmates step inside a jail cell and steel doors are shut and locked, their lives are changed forever. More...

Obituaries

Lempi Salo

Lempi Eliisa Salo, 97, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace. An accomplished seamstress and quilter, she was also one of Rudyard's oldest lifelong residents. More...

Bonnie McKerchie Spring

Bonnie McKerchie Spring, 58, of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly a manager for casinos owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 7, 2009. She was born February 12, 1951, to Ken and Helen McCoy. More...

Ronald Rubick

Ronald R. Rubick, 67, of Manistique, was recognized as an outstanding high school football coach with several athletic Hall of Fame inductions as well as two Coach of the Year awards. His lengthy career included one year coaching the St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Northern 3 To Have Sway Over Obama Agenda

Northern Michigan's three congressmen will have key roles on the fate of the Obama administration's agenda on Capitol Hill. More...

Mackinac Island

Our Island of Mackinac is beautiful in its winter splendor. Let us take you on a January tour. It is the 19th day of the month, and we are experiencing a real, old-fashioned winter. More...

Brevort

I love the longer days, so evident when the sky is so blue and clear. Gayle Lamoreaux says the malaise is lifting with the height of the sun. Trinity Lutheran Church had its annual congregational meeting Sunday afternoon, January 18. More...

Winterfest Draws Large Crowds

Many Brave Cold To Enjoy Snow Sculptures, Races at Mackinaw City

The annual Mackinaw City Winterfest saw record numbers of participants and a large turnout of spectators during its two-day event Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18. More...

City Seeks To Eliminate Bird Hazard at Airport

Will Fund Feasibility Study To Find Best Plan

Airplane bird strikes have been a concern at the Mackinac County Airport for a number of years, and now the St. Ignace City Council is moving forward with a feasibility study designed to reduce the hazard and in hopes of diverting a catastrophe. More...

Cynthia Oliver Hired as County Deputy Treasurer

Cynthia Oliver has been hired as the deputy Mackinac County treasurer. Her first day on the job will be Monday, January 26, and her primary responsibility will be tax preparation. More...

Notice to readers:

As The St. Ignace News went to press Tuesday, we were informed that our printing presses at Big Rapids were out of service and a backup printer would be used for this week's edition. More...

Lawmakers Visit Area To Boost Tourism Awareness

"We're having a ball," said State Senator Jason Allen of the three-day snowmobile trek current and former state legislators made this week. He spoke to The St. Ignace News a stop in downtown St. Ignace Monday, January 19. More...

Social

Free Meal Will Be January 28

Engadine United Methodist Church is offering a free community meal Wednesday, January 28, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church. Gibson's Siberian Express Kennel of Germfask will be giving free dogsled rides. More...

AARP Tax Aides Provide Free Help for Some Taxpayers

For senior citizens and low to middle income taxpayers who would like free help to prepare and file their income tax returns, AARP Tax-Aide program certified volunteers are available by appointment at the following locations: More...

Les Cheneaux Sportman's Club Hosts 'Fun Shoot'

The Les Cheneaux Sportsman's Club is hosting a "fun shoot" during Snowsfest Saturday, February 14, and Sunday, February 15, beginning at noon at the Les Cheneaux Sportsman's Club in Cedarville. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

Saints Offense Hits On All Cylinders In SAC Win

The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball was hitting on all cylinders as the nine girls on the roster scored during a 70-26 Straits Area Conference win over the Rudyard Bulldogs Thursday, January 15. More...

Bob Downing To Be Inducted Into Softball Hall of Fame

Bob Downing, 23-year veteran coach at Mackinaw City, will be inducted into the Michigan Softball Coaches Hall of Fame during an awards banquet in East Lansing February 6. More...

SPORTS

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Opinion

Will City Officials Ever Get Around To Complying With Charter?

To the Editor: Help me count the ways the mayor and city administration are beating a dead horse. The City Charter, as enacted in 1970, is fine as it is. No revisions needed. No updates. No additional tax dollars need to be spent. More...

With Inauguration, Americans Join Hands for Brighter Future

To the Editor: At this most historic time, hope has electrified America and it has electrified nations around the world. More...


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