April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Clark Twp. Leases Out Dump Site

The Clark Township Board of Trustees signed a one-year lease agreement with Smith Sanitation Thursday, April 16, to operate the Clark Township waste transfer station. More...

Work To Resume Monday on US-2 Cut River Bridge

Construction work will resume Monday, April 27, to replace the deck and repair steel on the US-2 Cut River Bridge. The project, which began last year, also includes partial painting and joint replacement. More...

Mackinaw City To Pay Projects With Bond

$700,000 Bond To Cover Repair, Vehicle Purchases

Mackinaw City will sell $700,000 in bonds to fund scheduled capital improvements and equipment. More...

News

For the Record

In an article, "Local Man's Body Found at Straits," published in The St. Ignace News February 26 issue, it was incorrectly stated that George Wellington Jr.'s father, George, had reported him missing the day before. More...

School Board Seats, Ballot Proposals To Come Before Mackinac County Voters May 5

Across the county, 9,598 registered voters will consider a variety of school and township proposals when they head to the polls Tuesday, May 5. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. More...

Dunn, Malkowski Race for Seat on Board; Ambulance Millage Sought

Les Cheneaux

School board seats, an ambulance services millage, and a school millage renewal will be on the ballot in Clark Township Tuesday, May 5. More...

Sports

Senior Athletes Recognized for Achievements at SAC Scholar Awards Banquet

Senior athletes were honored during the fifth annual Straits Area Conference (SAC) Scholar- Athlete Recognition Banquet at Little Bear East Conference Center in St. Ignace Monday, April 13. More...

St. Ignace Saints Girls Basketball Team Honored During Annual Celebration

Senior Amanda Coveyou and sophomore Nicole Elmblad shared the Most Valuable Player Award, junior Samantha Radecki received the Defensive Player Award, and senior Kayla Gustin the Saints Award during the annual awards banquet to honor the St. More...

Saints, Bulldogs, Pirates Softball Results

The St. Ignace Saints softball team split its season-opening doubleheader at Vanderbilt, winning the first game 12-2 before dropping the nightcap 8-6 Tuesday, April 14. More...

Opinion

Keep Residential Zoning in Place in Clark Township

To the Editor: Storm clouds are on the horizon for Clark Township. We have people of every income bracket and from almost every social background in our community. More...

Looking to the West: U.P. Sees Tourism Advantages

Population Centers Closer Than Many Realize, Nemacheck Says

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...

City Council Recognizes 25 Attorneys Since 1883

Work Progressing at New Bus Station

A plaque recognizing 25 attorneys who have served the City of St. Ignace since 1883 was hung at city hall during the city council meeting Monday, April 20. More...

School Mulls Outsourcing Custodial, Maintenance Work

Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux Community Schools is investigating whether it will outsource its custodial and maintenance services next year and the school board, meeting Monday, April 20, said it will ask three companies for proposals. More...

Funding Drop of One-third Means Doors Close Early at St. Ignace Library

Penal Fines Funding Plunges, and State Aid Also Threatened

Public library hours in St. Ignace will be cut by an hour or two each day in the face of a projected 32% drop in library funding. More...

Social

Youth Group Will Help at Car Wash

Glen Memorial Baptist Church Youth Missions will assist car wash patrons Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Ignace Happy Car Wash. More...

Ruth Oliver Entertains Family on 90th Birthday

Georgia "Ruth" Oliver celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, April 18, entertaining family and friends at United Methodist Church in St. Ignace. More...

Gustafson Displays Painting in Statewide Art Exhibit

At right: Grant Gustafson of Rochester Hills poses with one of his paintings, on display at the Michigan Library and Historical Museum in Lansing until May 2. More...

Obituaries

Frederic 'Fritz' Bennetts

Frederick "Fritz" Bennetts, 90, of Lansing, formerly of East Lansing, was an Upper Peninsula native who enjoyed spending time on Mackinac Island and worked in education and public relations. Mr. Bennetts died April 12, 2009. More...

Lloyd Bartlett Jr.

Longtime Moran businessman Lloyd G. Bartlett, Jr. died at his home Friday, April 17, 2009, of an apparent heart attack. He was 78. He was born January 3, 1931, in Detroit to Lloyd and Caroline (nee Schaible) Bartlett. Mr. More...

Mildred Lamoreaux

Mildred Lamoreaux, 85, of Simmons Settlement, died Monday, April 20, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Pickford. She was born February 11, 1924, in Republic. Services for Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan's State Forests Are Certified as Healthy and Sustainable

Michigan has more than 19 million acres of forest land that provide recreation, products such as paper and lumber, and beautiful vistas. More...

Michigan Politics

Candidates Atwitter Over New Media

Some things haven't changed along Michigan's gubernatorial campaign trail since statehood was achieved in 1837. Most notably: Our cycle of economic boom, bust, and rebound continues in the wake of forces beyond state control. More...

Engadine & Gould City

Hello, everyone. There will be an open house for Norma Maudrie, in celebration of her 80th birthday, Sunday, April 26, at the Naubinway Christian Fellowship Church Hall. More...


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