January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Outdoor Ice Rink Idea Passed Over This Year

A proposal for a free downtown outdoor skating rink has been put on hold by St. Ignace city leaders, who say they need more information. More...

Work Underway To Prepare Moran Bay for Pond Hockey

400+ Players Expected for St. Ignace Tournament

A total of 104 teams, more than 400 players, and 13 divisions are expected to fill the slate for the 2009 U.P. Pond Hockey Championship on the ice of Moran Bay in St. Ignace Friday, February 20, through Sunday, February 22. More...

Phone Lines Jammed as Jobless Claims Overwhelm Offices in Many States

Officials at state unemployment offices say they've never seen anything like it: Layoffs are happening so fast that those seeking unemployment benefits are overloading state computer systems, jamming phone lines, and making it necessary for adminis More...

Michigan's Jobless Picture...

Unemployment Hits 10.6%

Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December jumped upward by a full percentage point to 10.6%, according to data released Wednesday, January 21. More...

News

Applications Are Available for Paul Davis Scholarship

The Paul Davis scholarship application is now available. Eligible students are those who have a family member active in a Michigan National Association of Retired/Active Federal Employee chapter. More...

Mackinac Island City Council Rejects Parks' 20-year Fire Protection Agreement

Counteroffers With 2 Years

Mackinac Island City Council, at a meeting Wednesday, January 14, rejected a 20-year fire protection agreement proposed by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission and will counter with a two-year agreement. More...

Northern Michigan News Roundup

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

New Medical Office Building Planned at Downtown Sault Ste. Marie A four-story, 40,000-square-foot medical office building will be constructed in downtown Sault Ste. More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

Saints Defense Rise To Occasion in SAC Win The St. More...

Saints Girls 1-1, Boys 1-2 During High School Bowling

The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team posted a 1-1 record, while the boys went 1-2 during Northern Michigan Bowling Association Conference play at the Cheboygan Bowling Center Saturday, January 24. More...

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Columns

Michigan Politics

Drain Heads: Obscure, Potentially Powerful

In Washington last week, there was an historical presidential inaugural atop the nation's political ladder. In Michigan, assorted candidates from both parties are emerging as gubernatorial prospects to be atop the 2010 state ballot. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

Engadine Schools recently received congratulations from U.S. Senator Carl Levin. He praised our district for receiving the bronze medal for academic achievement. More...

St. Ignace

Congratulations to Bruce Sweeney on his retirement from the Mackinac Bridge. Bruce was first hired with the State of Michigan in Port Huron at the Blue Water Bridge in 1971 and transferred to St. Ignace to the Mackinac Bridge in 1973. More...

Internet Access Improvements Move Slowly in EUP

Question of Who Gets High Speed Is Left to Corporate Decision Makers

Regional Trends - Infrastructure 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...

Business License Plan Is Focus of Public Debate

Mackinaw City

Legislating culture is what a proposed business license ordinance will do, say owners of some Mackinaw City establishments. More...

Anglers Ready for Jamboree

Munuscong Bay

When James Hatfield of Pickford caught a six-pound walleye on the first day of the Walleye Jamboree on Munuscong Bay last year, he never thought it would win a prize, and surely there was no way it could win the $600 grand prize for the largest fis More...

Three Local Schools Recognized Among Best

Cedarville, Engadine, Rudyard Earn 'Bronze'

Engadine, Rudyard, and Cedarville high schools are recognized by U.S. News and World Report among "America's Best High Schools," Cedarville for the second year in a row. More...

Benefits Will Be Paid Despite Budget Shortfalls for States

As a rising number of Americans sign up for unemployment benefits, many of the state-funded trusts that pay them are on the decline. At least 12 of them are on the brink of insolvency. More...

Record Job Losses Prompt Governor To Boost Staffing

Michigan's unemployed rate hit a record 10.6% in December, causing a bottleneck in the state's system to handle new claims that prompted Governor Jennifer Granholm to announce that the state will increase its workforce and computer system to handle More...

Social

Ice Tower Classic To Benefit Historic Village

The Mackinaw City municipal building on South Huron Avenue is nearly hidden by the ice tower this year, as seen Saturday, January 24. More...

Doepker Snags 23-in.Walleye

Keith Doepker of Moran caught this walleye using minnows on Brevort Lake Saturday, January 17. The fish weighed 5 pounds and measured 23 inches in length. (Photograph by Mike Tavery) More...

Edison Sault Donates To Rudyard Pool Fund

Bob Malaski, assistant vice president of finance for Edison Sault Electric Company, presents a $2,500 check to the Rudyard Pool Renovation Project Co-chairs Jamie Curtis (left) and Alicia Lawlor. More...

Obituaries

Thruman Miller

Thruman Miller, 85, of Glendale, Arizona, and a former pastor of Rexton Mennonite Church, died Monday, January 12, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born September 22, 1923, in Fairview to Oliver and Alta Miller. Mr. More...

Frances Stillabower

Frances Alice Stillabower, 86, of Sault Ste. Marie, died Monday, January 19, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born July 9, 1922, in DeTour, the daughter of Clarence and Vena Hill. More...

Sharon Powers

Sharon G. Powers, 77, of Alpena, was a schoolteacher who also taught people to make Native American crafts. Mrs. Powers passed away at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw Monday, January 19, 2009. More...


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