March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

DDA Hears Bicycle Path Plan Update

St. Ignace Downtown Banners Approved

Street banners will hang from downtown lampposts announcing summer events, table signs will decorate local eating establishments providing event details, and hotels will promote events in the latest effort by the Downtown Development Authority to p More...

Hot Dog Restaurant Is a Go - With Stipulations

Mackinaw City Village Council

The site plan for a drivethrough restaurant to be shaped like a hot dog was approved by the Mackinaw City Village Council March 19, with several changes that involve parking. More...

Cedarville Wins Fourth Regional Crown

The Cedarville Trojans captured their fourth consecutive Class D regional crown with victories over Big Bay de Noc, 64-58, in the championship game Wednesday, March 18, and Harbor Light Christian, 66-60, in the semifinal matchup Monday, March 16. More...

News

Gros Cap School Seeks Grant for More Classroom Sound Amplifiers

Sinking Fund Millage Renewal To Be on May 5 Election Ballot

Gros Cap School has purchased an mplifier for one of its classrooms to aid students with loss of hearing and attention deficit disorder, and will now seek additional funding to purchase six more systems for the rest of the kindergarten through-eigh More...

Northern Michigan News Roundup

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

Windmills Put on Hold at Sault The City of Sault Ste. Marie has put a one-year moratorium on placing or installing windmills, giving the city time to develop regulations about them, it was reported Thursday, March 19. More...

Jean Huskey, Donna Pope Honored for Contributions to School and Community

The countless volunteer hours and contributions made to the community by Jean Huskey and Donna Pope were recognized by members of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. The two St. Ignace women were given the Friends of Education Award. More...

Sports

Trojans Down Black Bears in Regional Finals; Battle Broncos in Q-Finals

Cedarville boys advanced to the Class D quarterfinals for the fourth consecutive year with a 65-58 win over a group of persistent Big Bay de Noc Black Bears in the championship game at Sault Ste. Marie High School Wednesday, March 18. More...

Cedarville Girls Season Ends at 22-4 After Q-Final Setback to Ontonagon

Ontonagon erased a 15-point Cedarville lead in the third quarter with a 19-0 run that lifted the Gladiators to a 65-59 win over the Cedarville Trojans in the Class D quarterfinals at the Negaunee Memorial Stadium Tuesday, March 17. More...

Regional Fishery Workshop Set for May 2

A regional fishery workshop will be offered Saturday, May 2, at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace. The daylong workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is open to the public. More...

Opinion

Community Needs Better Solutions for Youth in Custody

To the Editor: In my research about juvenile crime, I found this report that finds that too many juveniles are confined in Michigan. They feel that the time is right to reform the system with less-expensive, more-effective options. More...

Clarification Needed About Bike Path Plan

To the Editor: This letter is in response to the article in the March 19 edition of The St. More...

Farmers Market Idea Is Growing at Pickford

The seeds to revitalize a farmers market in Pickford have been planted, watered, and nurtured. Now organizers say they're just waiting for it to grow into reality. More...

Cedarville School District Issues 8 Layoff Notices

Four teachers and four members of the support staff at Cedarville will receive layoff notices in an effort to balance next year's school budget. More...

DDA Plan Hits Roadblock

Cedarville, Hessel Downtown District

The formation of a downtown development authority (DDA) in Clark Township was tabled by the Clark Township Board of Trustees at its Thursday, March 19, meeting, owing to several oversights in the formation process. More...

Families Enjoy 'Fun Day'

At Family Fun Day in St. Ignace, Katie Lambert shows off the beginning of the candy necklace she is creating using licorice, cereal, and gummy candies. The activity was organized by the St. Ignace autism awareness support group. More...

Extension Service Faces Position Cuts, Community Program Reductions

If proposed 2010 budget cuts to Michigan State University's Extension programs are approved by state legislators this fall, all Mackinac County Extension jobs will be impacted and some programs could be reduced or eliminated. More...

Mediator Training To Be Offered in St. Ignace

Training will be offered in St. Ignace next month for volunteers who want to learn more about resolving disputes peacefully. More...

Social

Wedding

Litzner, Belonga

Samantha Litzner and Alex Belonga of Grand Rapids were married at Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace Saturday, December 13, 2008. More...

St. Ignace Youth Meets Red Wings' Zamboni Driver

Austin Graham can finally add what may be the Stanley Cup of ice resurfacing machines to his list of experiences, as he enjoyed the chance to sit on Detroit Red Wings' Zamboni machine during a game in Detroit Thursday, March 12. More...

Turner-Howson Elementary Students of the Month for February

At left: Turner- Howson Elementary School Students of the Month for February are (front, from left) Damion Curtis, Annyka Franklin, Desta MacDowell, Madaline Maloney, Daniel Guilmette, Aaron MacDowell, Samantha Hall- Leonhardt; (back) Devontay Backus More...

Obituaries

Kay Kaiser

Kay S. (nee Collins) Kaiser, 65, of Howell and Hessel, died after a brief illness with cancer Wednesday, March 18, 2009. Mrs. Kaiser was a longtime summer resident in the Les Cheneaux Islands, where she was active at Our Lady of the Snows church. More...

Marcia Nickle

Marcia Nickle, 87, of St. Ignace and Kincheloe, died Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace, following a long illness. More...

Clinton Becker

Clinton P. Becker, 70, of Saucier, Mississippi, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Becker was a native of Moran, and had been a longtime resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He served 22 years in the U.S. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

State Wetlands Thrown into Federal Swamp?

This far in advance of the 2010 gubernatorial election, it's way too early to attach great significance to polls or the ever-expanding cast of those flirting with running. In the end, most won't. More...

American Beech Trees Are Under Attack From Beech Bark Disease

Outdoor Matters

Exotic forest pests continue to reshape the forests of North America. Perhaps you remember the loss of the American elm and American chestnut caused by Dutch elm disease and chestnut blight. More...

Weekly Fishing Report

Brevort Lake Fishing in the EUP has been slow lately and is likely to stay that way until warmer weather rolls in, says Dan Fenlon of St. Ignace. He said perch and bluegills are still biting well on Brevort Lake. More...


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