February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Village Mulls Blight Issue

Mackinaw City

Purchasing two blighted Mackinaw City properties, bulldozing them, and reselling the land or using a least one lot for a fire hall was debated by the Village Council for the second month at the February 5 meeting. More...

State Plowing Funds Used Up, City Council Learns

Plans Discussed for Firehall, Water Tower

A succession of winter storms that began in November has drained the funds St. Ignace receives from the state for snow removal on the I- 75 business loop, which also is the city's main thoroughfare, State Street. More...

School, Roads Funding To Be on May Ballot

Millage proposals will dominate May ballots and will be determined by voters in eight local municipalities when they head to the polls Tuesday, May 5. More...

Straits Area Experiences One-day Thaw

Traffic Continues on Ice Bridge Between Mackinac Island, St. Ignace

Temperatures nearing 50 degrees slowed traffic on the ice bridge between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island, although the warm weather and rapidly melting snow did not stop all sleds Tuesday, February 10. More...

News

Northern Michigan News Roundup

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

Sulfide Mining Project Put on Hold at Marquette Development of a nickel and copper mine using sulfide mining techniques on the Yellow Dog Plains at Marquette has been deferred "until market conditions recover," the Kennecott Eagle Minerals Compan More...

Strickland Elected to Board of Directors

Newton Township Treasurer Marilyn Strickland was elected to the Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors Friday, January 30, at the Association's 56th Annual Educational Conference at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. More...

Patent Law Workshop Set for Feb. 24

A workshop on Intellectual Property Rights will be Tuesday, February 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Sault Ste. Marie, on the campus of Lake Superior State University in the Center for Applied Sciences Building Room 123. More...

Sports

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ST. IGNACE Mackinac Ford Sales www.mackinacford.com 643-8040 Art Huskey & Sons Excavating 643-9348 Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry 643-8275 McGregor Oil Co. More...

Saints 2nd in SAC; Five Wrestlers Earn Individual Honors

Mike McNeely Captures 150th Career Victory

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Sports Boosters To Hold Raffle

The St. Ignace Sports Boosters will hold an annual raffle during the St. Ignace and Cheboygan boys varsity basketball game Friday, February 27. To purchase tickets, or for more information, contact Marty Spencer at LaSalle High School at 643-8800. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Transparency Gets Cloudy in Capitols

It all too often is a struggle to apply the bright light of public scrutiny that is a tonic for the stealth that ails government in Washington, Lansing, and all levels of local government. More...

Mackinac Island

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Heavy snow blanketed Mackinac in January, creating a magnificent area of well-groomed cross-country ski trails, skating, an ice bridge to the mainland, and great snowmobiling. It has been a wonderful winter for sports. More...

Brevort

This month is more than half over; time is going fast. Soon we will be going through the seed catalogs, planning a garden, and maybe planning a little getaway. Some people have already done so. More...

Crowds Enjoy Wild West Snowsfest

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Hundreds of spectators and participants enjoyed sunny weather last weekend during the Wild, Wild West-themed Les Cheneaux Snowsfest in Cedarville. More...

Hockey, Bowling Action To Begin Friday on Bay

St. Ignace U.P. Pond Hockey Championship

Sports action will begin on Moran Bay in St. Ignace at noon Friday, February 20, when 600 players from around the county and Canada face off in pond hockey matches during the three-day U.P. Pond Hockey Championship. More...

Homemade Snowmobiles To Be Show Feature

Vintage Sleds To Be Displayed at Naubinway Sat.

Vintage homemade snowmobiles will be featured this weekend at the Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show in Naubinway, and organizers Charlie and Marilyn Vallier are among those looking forward to their first opportunity to see the creative inventions More...

'Hooping for a Cure' Game Raises $10,000 for Oncology Department

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Pink was the new gold for the St. Ignace Saints and the new green for the Cedarville Trojans, as the two girls basketball teams dressed in newly fashioned uniforms for one game, raising $10,000 in donations at LaSalle High School in St. More...

Social

Students Learn Math Skills by Counting to 100 Days

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Celebrating 100 days of school, learning activities of St. Ignace Elementary School students focused on the number 100. More...

Computer Chip Puts Engadine Inventor Ross Freeman in Hall of Fame

The technology in almost every electronic device used today can be traced to the integrated circuit. More...

Youth Take to Moran Bay Ice Feb. 27

The first U.P. Youth Pond Hockey tournament is set for Friday, February 27, through Sunday, March 1, on Moran Bay in St. Ignace. Team play is open to players ages 18 and younger. More...

Obituaries

Thomas Kolatski, Jr.

Thomas James Kolatski Jr., 50, of Mackinac Island, died Thursday morning, February 12, 2009, at the home of his family in Cheboygan. He was born March 26, 1958, on Mackinac Island to Thomas James and Lorma (nee Cowell) Kolatski Sr. More...

Elli Hunt

Elli Emma Hunt, 81, of Drummond Island, died Sunday, February 8, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born March 22, 1927, in Berlin, Germany, to Arthur Wilhelm and Bette Schulz. More...

Joyce Brown

Joyce A. Brown, 56, of St. Ignace died Monday, February 2, 2009, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. She was born in St. Ignace December 3, 1951, to Howard and Phyliss (nee Huyck) Therrian. More...


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