December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bridge Authorities To Meet This Week

The Mackinac Bridge Authority will meet Friday, December 4, at the Mackinac Bridge Authority office on I-75 in St. Ignace, and is considering a joint meeting Thursday, December 3, with the Sault Ste. More...

DDA To Tighten Spending Next Year

OKs Early Transfer of $10,000 To Marina – But Move Not Needed, After All

Downtown property tax revenues are falling, taking a bite out of the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority's pocketbook for next year. More...

2nd Grade Class Donates to Food Pantry

Helena Shepard's second grade class at St. Ignace Elementary School, the winners of this year's fall festival pumpkin decorating contest, presents a check for $80.39 to the St. More...

News

Discounted Food Available to St. Ignace Families

Deadline Is Dec. 9

Orders will be taken in St. Ignace this month for families who need discounted food through Angel Food Ministries. Food orders can be placed at the First National Bank downtown branch or orders can be made online at www.angel foodministries.com. More...

Blaze Destroys Restroom at US-2 Roadside Park

The St. Ignace Fire Department responded to a fire at the US-2 roadside park atop Bryce's hill, just east of Cheeseman Road, early Tuesday morning, November 24. More...

McDowell Honored With Hunger for Justice Award

Representative Gary McDowell of Rudyard was honored for his work to relieve hunger in Michigan. Mr. More...

Sports

LaVake Takes First in State P-P-K Contest

St. Ignace Athlete Top in Age Division

Morgan LaVake, daughter of Samantha and Darren LaVake, became the first athlete from St. Ignace to capture first place during the statewide NFL Punt-Pass-Kick contest. More...

Saints Receive Academic All-State Honors

The St. More...

St. Ignace Bowling League Results

Bluewater League   News Crew 52, Mackinac Trolley 43, Gateway Lanes 41, Northern Bells 40, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 38, Bessie’s Pasties 34, Apollo Home Mortgage 31-1/2, Quality Inn 28-1/2. More...

Columns

Politicos Speculate on Guv Candidates’ baggage

Michigan Politics

There are polls on all sorts of things these days. Now comes an unusual one that amounts to a Baggage Index on Michigan’s 2010 gubernatorial contenders.   More...

Rexton-Garnet

Thanksgiving 2009 is just a memory, and a good one it was, with good food, friends, and family coming and going. Even the weather cooperated.   More...

St. Ignace

What great weather we had the last week of November. Many folks traveled to share Thanksgiving with their loved ones.   Natalie Forstyek of Taylor was in town over the weekend visiting with her mother, Kim Welch.   More...

Tinsel Town Parade Will Light Village

Mackinaw City Events Begin Friday

Festive lights, tacky tinsel cars, and winter lighthouse tours are among some of the activities offered during Christmas in Mackinaw City Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5. More...

Holiday Packages Roll In

At the Post Office, It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

Loading carts with holiday mail and heading to their delivery vehicles early Tuesday morning, December 1, are St. Ignace carriers (from left) John Woiderski, Norm Ball, and Preston Allers.. More...

31 People Seek Police Chief Job

Thirty-one people have so far applied for the position of St. Ignace police chief and the city council will decide how the hiring process will proceed at its meeting Monday, December 7. More...

DeTour Will Host Village Christmas

DeTour Village’s sixth annual Village Christmas, “A Walk Back in Time,” will take place Saturday, December 5, and Sunday, December 6.   More...

School Narrows Search

Mackinac Island

Three candidates will be interviewed for the superintendent position at Mackinac Island Public School Monday, December 7. More...

County Road Commission Grants Raises, Longevity Pay

Goal Is To Mirror Union Contracts

Hugh Bigelow and Dennis Vowell, the west and east district foremen for the Mackinac County Road Commission, will receive a $15% pay raise to $23 an hour, along with longevity benefits, the Road Commission decided during its Tuesday, November 24, mee More...

Social

Brooks Family Poses for Five Generations Photo

Five generations gathered Wednesday, November 11, at the home of Lee and Vonda Brooks of Atlanta, Michigan. More...

MacArthur, Wyse, Buskirk Are Engadine Students of Week

Morgan MacArthur, Ben Wyse, and Jeremy Buskirk are the Students of the Week for the week of November 30 at Engadine Consolidated Schools   More...

Therrian, Mortensen Are LaSalle’s Students of the Month

Christi Therrian and Gerrit Mortensen have been named Students of the Month for November at LaSalle High School.   Christi Therrian   More...

Obituaries

Donald Patrick

Donald Lynn Patrick, 89, of Cedarville, was a World War II veteran who also played professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers and became an Upper Peninsula businessman. Mr. More...

Dr. Robert Berry Sr.

Dr. Robert Walter Berry, Sr., 81, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem.   He was born October 27, 1928, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Milton and Lannes Berry.   More...

Roy Ahola

Roy Raymond Ahola Sr., 62, of Kincheloe, died Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace.   He was born December 2, 1946, in Sault Ste. Marie, the son of John Jacob and Ila Pearl (nee Wonnacott) Ahola. Mr. More...


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