March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Racer To Compete on '73 Sled

Cedarville One-lunger Race Is Saturday

Cedarville Marine technician Justin Reid, 28, has had a lot of fun racing snowmobiles for about five years, but when he felt he needed a new challenge last winter, he took to racing old snowmobiles. More...

EUP Deer Herd Suffers in Tough Winter

Winter Severity Index No Longer Best Measure, Minzey Says

This winter is more harsh for the area deer herd than any in the past decade, according to snow accumulation data from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Snow amounts measured in five local areas are far above average this year. More...

City Eyes Five Options for Correcting Airport Hazard

The City of St. Ignace will focus on one of five options to divert wastewater effluent away from the end of Mackinac County Airport's only runway. More...

Whiteouts Cause Accidents on US-2, Bridge

A winter storm that brought high winds and snow squalls, creating whiteout conditions in the Straits area throughout the day Wednesday, March 11, was blamed for four separate multi-vehicle accidents on US- 2 and one multi-vehicle accident on the so More...

News

Northern Michigan News Roundup

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

U.P.'s Cordwood Ministry Going Strong The St. Vincent de Paul conference in Stephenson keeps a supply of firewood on hand to distribute to needy people in the area who can't afford firewood to heat their homes. More...

Roach Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Roy Roach, 21, of St. Ignace, pled guilty Friday, March 6, to the charge of second degree manslaughter for the October 29 shooting death of Seth Tamlyn, also of St. Ignace. Mr. Roach is scheduled to be sentenced at 2:30 p.m. More...

Young Scientists at St. Ignace, Gros Cap Conduct Experiments for Competition

Head To Regional Contest Wednesday

Budding young scientists from the area faced judges last week, presenting their hypotheses and explaining their experiments during the school district's science fair. More than 140 students from St. More...

Obituaries

Peggy Galor

Peggy J. Galor, 71, of St. Ignace, passed away unexpectedly Monday afternoon, March 9, 2009, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. She was born February 21, 1938, in East Detroit to Harold and Edith (nee Hansen) Daniels. Mrs. More...

Osker Price

Osker G. Price, 76, a longtime Newberry businessman, died Friday morning, March 13, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was in the care of North Woods Hospice. More...

James Sims

James R. Sims, 71, of Big Rapids and Cedarville, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his family. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

State Wetlands Thrown into Federal Swamp?

Yet another threat looms to landmark environmental protection legislation Michigan enacted decades ago to raves beyond our borders. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

The Engadine High School band participated a few weeks ago in one of two annual Michigan Band and Orchestra Association competitions and we again scored an overall #1, the top grade. This places us in the next round of competition. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Howard Dauphin has been enjoying the company of his brother, Don, who was here visiting from St. Clair Shores. While here, he took over the cooking duties; Howard noted jokingly that the meals were passable. More...

Island's Oldest Bicycle Rental Closes

Mackinac Island's oldest bicycle rental company is closing after 77 years of operation. More...

Decision Pushed Back on Commuter Policy

Mackinac Bridge Authority

The Mackinac Bridge Authority will postpone until July a decision regarding revisions to its commuter discount policy, it announced Thursday, March 12. The decision had been expected at its Friday, March 20, meeting in Sterling Heights. More...

Hessel Lots Decision One Step Closer

The Hessel Harbor Association is one step closer to solving its parking problem concerning lots 22 and 23 on Hillcrest Lane in Hessel. More...

Brevort Lake Summer Home Gutted by Fire; None Injured

The Brevort Township and City of St. Ignace Fire Departments responded to a fire on West Brevort Lake Road Saturday afternoon, March 14, about 1:15 p.m. It took the two fire departments more than two hours to extinguish the blaze. More...

Tapping Into Different Interests Draws International Travelers To Great Lakes

Regional Trends - Tourism

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...

Cedarville Girls Win Regionals; Boys Districts

Cedarville Trojans fans following the playoff run of both the boys and girls basketball teams had better rest their vocal cords, as both teams have moved one step closer to the state finals. More...

Social

Park Commission Meeting Canceled

The meeting of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission in East Lansing Friday, March 20, has been canceled. The next meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. in Mackinaw City Friday, May 22. More...

Andrea Keller Named to Dean's List

Andrea Keller of Gould City was named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba. More...

Les Cheneaux School Board Meets Friday

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education monthly meeting is rescheduled for Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Cedarville High School library. More...

Sports

Sweeney Scores 23 in Trojans Win in Regional Finals; Advance to Quarterfinals

Senior Ashley Sweeney scored a game-high 23 points, including 15 points in the combined three extra quarters, to lead the Cedarville Trojans to a 74-72 win over the Superior Central Cougars in the Class D Region 31 championship game in St. More...

Saints Defeat Mountaineers; Drop Heartbreaker to Houghton in Regional Finals

Timely scoring runs at the end of the first three quarters and defensive pressure by Houghton lifted the Gremlins to a 69-58 win over the St. More...

Evashevski, Robinson, McNeely Place at State Finals

Robinson Sets School Season Record With 57 Victories

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