September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Flu Shots Will Be Here in October

With two strains of flu circulating this year, experts are advising everyone to be immunized for both. More...

St. Ignace Will Seek Energy Grant

The City of St. Ignace has applied for stimulus funding through the U.S. More...

Tribal Health To Move in 2010

The nearly 20-year-old Lambert Tribal Health Center in St. Ignace, which serves area Sault Ste. More...

New Speed Signs To Be Installed on Portage Road

New 25-mile-per-hour speed advisory signs will be posted along Portage Street owing to complaints made by residents about vehicles speeding past the campus of St. Ignace Area Schools. More...

News

St. Ignace City Manager Receives Satisfactory Evaluation From Council

St. Ignace City Manager Eric Dodson received an overall rating of satisfactory in his annual evaluation from Mayor Paul Grondin and all six council members during the Tuesday, September 8, city council meeting.   More...

Mackinaw City Council Refers Property Abandonment to Planning Commission

Albert Smith's request for the village's abandonment of 9,012 square feet of right-of-way of Straits Avenue and DuJauncey Street will be examined by the Mackinaw City Planning Commission, the Village Council decided during its 15-minute meeting Thur More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace September 8, September 9, September 15, and September 17, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Sports

Jim Brown Sr. Inducted into LaSalle High Sports Hall of Fame

Jim Brown, Sr. was more than an outstanding athlete at LaSalle High School (LHS). Mr. Brown was one of the biggest Saints fans. Behind the scenes, he worked hard to improve the quality of athletic programs at the school.   More...

Saints Girls 2nd at Chiefs Invite; Sarah Cullip Places First, Nicole Elmblad Second

The St. Ignace placed four girls in the top 10 and the Saints finished second behind the host Chiefs during the Cheboygan cross country invitational Tuesday, September 15. More...

Saints Volleyball Downs Panthers in Four Matches

St. Ignace and Pickford went four matches before the host Saints defeated the Panthers 25- 23, 25-23, 17-25, and 25-23 in a non-conference contest Tuesday, September 15. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Athletes Turned Politicians

Sports can add bounce to springboards into politics.   University of Michigan football center Gerald R. Ford went on to Congress and the White House. More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO   September 23, 1884   The St. Ignace News   More...

Mackinac Island

The weather in September has been absolutely gorgeous, with warm temperatures, bright sunshine, blue skies, and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. More...

...as Tractors Converge at Straits

More than 600 tractors of all makes and models greeted spectators at Mackinaw Historic Village in Mackinaw City Friday, September 18, as the antique vehicles staged for their second annual ride across the Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace. More...

Hingston Takes President’s Seat

Mackinaw City Voters Elect 5 Officials

Mackinaw City residents will see a new president, clerk, and trustee October 1. Jeff Hingston defeated former village president Ronald Wallin, 238 to 96, during the village election Tuesday, September 15. More...

Enrollment Up at Les Cheneaux

School Had Predicted Drop of 22 Students

The 314 students enrolled at Les Cheneaux Community Schools this fall is good news: Enrollment is three more than last year, and 22 more than the district predicted last spring. More...

Marina Parking Reconfigured

Arts Dockside Gives a Little Ground as Some Spots Reserved for Boaters

The St. Ignace City Marina will be changing its parking configuration and communication efforts to boaters during special events in response to several complaints the city received about a lack of parking for marina guests.   More...

Social

Beaudoin Wins Hospital Raffle

Lucy Beaudoin won the Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation 50/50 raffle, taking home $1,271. Her ticket was drawn during the Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday, September 7, from among 3,000 sold since mid-July.  More...

Merchberger Wins Salmon Derby

Mark Merchberger of Cedarville took the top prize Saturday, August 29, at the Slammin' Salmon Derby in Hessel with a 14.4- pound salmon that won him $1,000. Mr. More...

Frazier, Steinbrecher

Carla Frazier of Naubinway and Scott Steinbrecher of Felch were united in marriage Saturday, August 29, 2009, at the groom’s home, with Pastor Carl Hammer officiating.   The bride is the daughter of Carl and Sally Frazier of Naubinway. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Logan

Dorothy Jean Logan, 82, of Rudyard, died Monday, September 14, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.   She was born November 27, 1926, in Flint, the daughter of Russell and Violet (nee Campbell) Hough.   More...

Sherman ‘Lud’ Ludlow

Sherman A. “Lud” Ludlow, 86, of Curtis, died Saturday afternoon, September 19, 2009, at the Schoolcraft County Medical Care Facility in Manistique. More...

Orpha Keefer

Orpha Louise Marks Keefer, 84, of Cedarville, died September 11, 2009, at her home.   She was born February 26, 1925, in Spencerville, Ohio, the daughter of Clarence and Dora (nee Cummins) Freeman. More...


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