November 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Spikes

Marks First Major Increase Since 1998

The Mackinac Bridge has seen seven straight months of traffic numbers higher than in 2008, with 4.8% more traffic for the year and most recently a 0.6% traffic increase in October. More...

Cabin Break-ins Targeting Copper

About 40 cabins, trailers, and seasonal homes have been broken into in Mackinac, Chippewa, and Luce counties over the past two months, many of which were stripped of their copper electrical wiring and plumbing. More...

Deer Camp Draws Family Together

Colegrove Collects Reports From Hundreds of Hunters

Louis and Phyllis Colegrove and their family may be difficult to find after November 15, when they return to their deer camp near East Lake, a tradition that has been sustained for about 55 years and still brings three generations of family members More...

Two Mackinaw City Hunters Share Stories From the Field

Waiting patiently in the woods, enjoying the scenery, and feeling the adrenaline rush from bagging a buck is what Clinton Krueger, owner of Krueger's Fish Market in Mackinaw City, enjoys most about deer hunting. More...

News

Principal Angela Reed Hired as Superintendent at DeTour Schools

Angela Reed has been hired as the new superintendent at DeTour Area Schools and will also serve as the principal. More...

Illegal ORV Trails Closed in Local Hiawatha Forest

Work is underway now to block off illegal trails and roads in the eastern district of the Hiawatha National Forest, specifically near Brevort Lake. More...

Ball Fields Nearly Finished, Township Asked for Help

Clark Township Field of Dreams

The first phase of the Clark Township Recreation Park project is nearing completion, but much work and funding still needs to be done before the entire park is complete, Clark Township Recreation Committee officials say. More...

Sports

Several Hunters Dinners Offered

The Immaculate Conception Church in Moran is hosting a Hunters Dinner Sunday, November 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church. There will be silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. More...

Straits Sportsmen To Meet in December

The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club will not meet in November. The next meeting will be Monday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge on State Street in St. Ignace.   More...

Venison Donations Accepted for Needy

Deer hunters have an opportunity to help the needy by donating venison. The Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger group is accepting donations of venison at select processors throughout Michigan. More...

Opinion

If Counties Provide Home Health Care, Taxpayers Pay Three Times

To the Editor: As the county commissioners determine how to best meet local community healthcare needs (“County, LMAS May Split,” October 29), they have a timely opportunity to reduce the local taxpayer burden.   More...

All Guilty of Revisionist History

To the Editor: In regard to the November 5 issue by Margaret Merriman on Goudreau Street and Maloney Hill: I was born on Goudreau back when Hilter was a corporal, and we always called it Maloney Hill. I never knew why. More...

Preserve Local Control of Hydroelectric Plant

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John Torsky Is Citizen of Year

1st National Bank Honored in Business Category

Community activist John Torsky of Cedarville was named the 2009 Citizen of the Year by the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce at its annual banquet Wednesday, November 4. An emotional Mr. More...

County/LMAS Split Explored

Several Give Testimony, Ask for Specifics

Members of the public had an opportunity to give opinions on whether Mackinac County should try to extricate itself from LMAS Health Department, but found that many of their questions remained unanswered about how the county would set up and adminis More...

Hospital Millage Appeal Gets Surge in Voter Support

Strong support of the county's five-year health services millage translated into a 73.6% approval rating by voters during the Tuesday, November 3 election. More...

Cougars Are Present in EUP

No Evidence of Breeding Population, DNR Says

Cougars are present in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and for the first time, now there is proof the big cats are here, wildlife biologists say.   More...

Hunt Is Tradition for Dunn Family

Hunting is a multi-generational family affair for the Dunn family of Cedarville. Brothers Dale, Randy, and Arthur, who lives in Alaska, all learned to hunt at a young age from their father, Archie Dunn. More...

Social

Lenoir, Olsen Are LaSalle’s Students of the Month for October

Eric Lenoir and Kristen Olsen were named Students of the Month for October at LaSalle High School.   Eric Lenoir   More...

Wedding

Thibault, Yakesh

Rebecca Thibault and Thomas Yakesh of Bloomer were united in marriage Saturday, September 19, 2009, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer with Father James Arthur officiating. More...

Engaged

Bennett, Pfeiffelmann

Alice and Clayton Bennett of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Linda Bennett, to Tom Pfeiffelmann, of Mackinac Island and St. Ignace.   Both Mr. Pfeiffelmann and Miss Bennett are employed by Star Line Ferry in St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Addie Wilde

Addie Savard Wilde, 91, of St. Ignace, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital.   She was born in St. Ignace January 9, 1918, to Albert and Cecilia (nee Chenier) Savard. She was one of 10 children.   More...

Charlotte Mohr

Charlotte Mohr, 93, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away October 30, 2009, in Holt.   She was born in 1913 in Vilas, South Dakota.   Mrs. More...

Nancy Masse

Nancy Lee Masse, 70, of DeTour, was the owner and operator of a Hessel restaurant and was a successful poker player. Mrs. Masse died Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at her home. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Mid-term Election Omens

It’s risky to draw lessons, warnings, or signals from odd-year and special elections because they involve so few races – isolated snapshots in a vast landscape.   More...

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO   St. Ignace News   November 11, 1884   The Saugatuck went to Pine River yesterday for her last raft for this season. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Engadine’s Students of the Week Are Selected

This week marks the end of the first quarter, when students in grades six through 12 will take assessments in most of their subject areas. Parents are asked to encourage students to study and do their best work on these assessments.   More...


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