March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Army Corps: Les Cheneaux Dredging Is Now a Priority

Wayne Schloop, Chief of Operations for the Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District, told residents and legislators this week that the Corps now views dredging of the Les Cheneaux channels as a priority. More...

Alley Concern Stalls Restaurant Proposal

Idea To Be Reviewed at Mackinaw City

A review by engineers and the Mackinaw City village attorney of the use of a public alley will delay an official decision by the village council on a hot dog restaurant at the site of the former Total gas station. More...

Saints, Trojans Advance to State Regionals

The St. Ignace Saints and the Cedarville Trojans both advanced to the regionals in the Michigan High School Athletic Association tournaments with district championship wins Friday, March 6. More...

News

St. Ignace Holds City Elections Tuesday, November 3

St. Ignace residents will head to the polls Tuesday, November 3, to cast ballots for candidates seeking three council seats and the mayor's position. More...

Island Voting Registration Deadline Is Monday, April 6

The deadline for Mackinac Island voters to sign up to vote at Community Hall in the May 5 election is 4 p.m. Monday, April 6. More...

MAAA Offers New Spay and Neuter Cost Sharing Program

County residents now can have their dog or cat spayed or neutered at 50% of the cost through a pilot program offered by Mackinac Animal Aid Association (MAAA). More...

Sports

Saints Breeze Past Emeralds for Class C District Crown; Advance to Regionals

The bitter disappointment of last year's district finals loss to the Manistique Emeralds was finally put to rest as the St. More...

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Gerrit Mortensen Reaches 1,000 Point Plateau

Junior Gerrit Mortensen scored his 1,000th career goal and scored a team-high 26 points to lift the St. Ignace Saints to an 86-63 non-conference win over the Pellston Hornets Tuesday, March 3. More...

Opinion

Concerned Over Spot Zoning

To the Editor: To all residents of Clark Township, you may not know that our R-1 Single Family Residential District, Clark Township ordinance section 804, is being threatened with the possibility of spot zoning within your neighborhood. More...

Cronan Lived Great Lakes History

To the Editor: The February 26 obituary reporting the passing of Gerald "Jerry" Cronan only began to scratch the surface of a remarkable man, and the protagonist of an incredible bit of St. Ignace and Michigan history. More...

EUP Dairy Farmers Feel Squeeze of Tight Economy

When Restaurant Patronage Rises, Industry May Get Some Relief

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...

District Sees Shortfall Ahead for Next Year

St. Ignace Area Schools

The proposed reduction in state aid, a new distribution formula, and increased operating costs likely will result in a $150,000 budget deficit at St. Ignace Area Schools for the 2009/2010 school year. More...

Litzner Is Citizen of the Year

Brevort Township Man Honored Posthumously

Charles Litzner was named Brevort Township's Citizen of the Year posthumously at a township board meeting Tuesday, March 3, in recognition of his unfailing service to his community, the volunteer fire department, and township government. Mr. More...

Dates Announced as Cars, Tractors, Trucks Ready for St. Ignace Events

John Schneider, Ken Gross To Headline Car Show

Television actor John Schneider and automotive television host Ken Gross will headline the St. Ignace Car Show this year. More...

Mackinaw City Men Report From New Post Assignments

Jacob Brey and Adam Laninga, both of Mackinaw City, have recently joined the Michigan State Police and are assigned to the Cadillac and L'anse posts, respectively. More...

Social

Fore!

33 Teams Turn Out To Try Their Golf Skills on Lake Huron Ice at St. Ignace

Top: Mike Hough of St. Ignace winds up as he aims to hit his golf ball on one of the 18 frozen fairways on Moran Bay during the 15th annual Ice Golf Chip Scramble in St. Ignace Saturday, March 7. In the distance is the St. More...

20 New Cribs Now on Lake

Brevort Lake

Twenty-four members of the Straits Area Sportsmen's Club, Brevort Lake Association, and other volunteers worked in freezing temperatures on Brevort Lake Saturday, February 28, to assemble 20 fish cribs that will sink to the bottom of the lake in th More...

Coast Guard Urges Caution on Ice

The Coast Guard has advised all recreational ice users that commercial shipping continues to navigate throughout the Straits of Mackinac. Coast Guard icebreakers will transit in and out of St. Ignace to assist these vessels. More...

Obituaries

Chelsea Schlehuber

Chelsea Gene Schlehuber, 32 of Midland, died Thursday morning, March 5, 2009, at the Mid Michigan Medical Center after a lengthy illness. More...

Lawrence Waldecker

Former St. Ignace resident Lawrence Waldecker, a Michigan retired school employee and charter boat captain, died Friday, March 6, 2009. He was 69. A Michigan native who had relocated to Florida, Mr. More...

Robert Laban

Robert Adam Laban, 83, of Engadine, served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, fighting in the European theater. Mr. Laban passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009. He was born October 2, 1925, to Rudolf and Theresa Laban of Detroit. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan Looks Offshore for Wind Energy, Abroad for Advice

Michigan was the Arsenal of Democracy in the mid 20th century. Governor Jennifer Granholm strives to make it an arsenal of alternative energy in the early 21st century. More...

DeTour

After two days of mild weather, the snow was a little soft Saturday, March 7, for the DeTour Village Chamber of Commerce Winter Fest, but that didn't stop area residents from having a great time, both outside and inside the village hall. More...

DEAL ME IN

Pick The Odds Against You: 5.26% OR 2.7%

Dear Mark: My game of choice is roulette. I like to play certain individual numbers straight up in sections, not sections being the first (from 1-12), the second (from 13-24), and third (from 25-36), More...


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