January 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Monitors Allow Study of Bridge Stress

System in Place on Mackinac, Cut River Bridges Tracks Movement, Weather

The Mackinac Bridge and Cut River Bridge are part of a $400,000 ongoing data collection project that uses fiber optic gauges and sensors and wireless communication technology to monitor strains and stresses placed on the structures through normal us More...

2 County Animal Care Jobs Filled

Valentine in Charge of Shelter, Thompson Animal Control, Commission Decides

In a series of sometimes-awkward resolutions over the course of a week, the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners has hired Cedarville resident Lorie Thompson as the county's animal control officer and hired Ginger Valentine of St. More...

Trail Ride Sends Message: Fund Tourism Promotion

Michigan legislators hit the snowmobile trails to raise awareness of snowmobiling and its economic impact on local communities Sunday, January 3, to Monday, January 4. More...

News

Hospital Dispenses After-hours Prescriptions With a Push of a Button

Patients at Mackinac Straits Hospital offices have access to prescribed medication 24 hours a day and seven days a week, through an automated prescription medication dispensing system inside the main hospital lobby. More...

Unemployment Benefits Deadline Is Extended to February 28

The 470,000 jobless workers in Michigan who are receiving unemployment benefits will be able to collect benefits for an extra two months, owing to a decision by the U.S. More...

Websters Seek Supreme Court Consideration on Island Home Foundation

Mackinac Island property owners Len and Sue Webster are asking the Michigan Supreme Court to intervene in a lower court decision that orders them to restore their Hubbard's Annex lot to its natural state by removing a house foundation they construct More...

Sports

2009: Area High School Sports Year in Review

The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team making their fourth consecutive trip to the Class D final four and the first Hooping for a Cure benefit basketball game between the St. More...

St. Ignace Wrestlers 3-2 at Rogers City Invite

The St. Ignace wrestling team faced strong competition in the Rogers City Invitational and came away with a 3-2 record, while four Saints wrestlers compiled 5-0 marks and two finished at 4-1 Wednesday, December 30.   More...

DeTour Coach and Player Bond in Sports, Church, Family

Church and basketball are two keys that motivated the relationship between Sarah Adams, DeTour Raiders varsity girls basketball coach, and Abby Stocking, a senior athlete at DeTour High School. More...

County Road Match Funds in Question

This year's Mackinac County budget does not include money for the road match program that's been in place for 10 years. More...

City Residents Ask for Better Contract

Police Interviews Begin; Mayor Makes Final Appointments to City Boards

Concerned citizens approached St. Ignace City Council at its Monday, January 4, meeting, asking for better conditions for the new solid waste and recycling contract currently being bid on by three waste haulers. More...

County To Get Hovercraft

Police and emergency response crews in Mackinac and Chippewa counties will have one more tool at their fingertips when Mackinac County receives a hovercraft, which can be used on ice, water, and land for law enforcement and emergency operations. More...

Sharing Toll System, One-way Collection Eyed by Two U.P. Bridges

Authorities for Mackinac, International Bridges Meet Jointly To Explore Needs

The Mackinac Bridge at the Straits and the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie may explore sharing an automated toll system, and both governing boards are considering the feasibility of one-way toll collection to cut operation costs. More...

City Will Take Over Steps, but Rejects Property Swap

Mackinac Island

Saving a 70-year-old stairway topped a short list of city issues addressed during the last council meeting of the year on Mackinac Island Wednesday, December 30. More...

Social

Wedding

Thier, Schlehuber

Alicia Anne Thier of Covington, Louisiana, and James "Russ" Schlehuber of St. Ignace were united in marriage Saturday, December 5, 2009, on the beach of El Acuario Cay on San Andres Island in Colombia. More...

Fisher Completes Ski Patrol Course

Ted Fisher, a 2005 LaSalle High School graduate, earned an Outdoor Emergency Care certification Saturday, December 12, through the National Ski Patrol, earning his Ski Patrol red jacket. More...

Rep. McDowell Holds Office Hours

State Representative Gary McDowell will have office hours Monday, January 11, in Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, and Petoskey.   More...

Obituaries

In Memory of Those Who Left Us in 2009

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, memorializes those whose obituaries have appeared in the newspaper during the past 12 months. The list includes 292 persons, whose ages range from infant to 104 years old. More...

William ‘Billy’ Leveille

William “Billy” David Leveille, 71, of Prineville, Oregon, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009.   He was born October 23, 1938, at the family home to Bridget (nee Wara) Gallagher and Amos Leveille of St. Ignace.   Mr. More...

Charles Fountain

Charles Clayton Fountain, 83, of DeTour Village, was a World War II veteran who then worked for four decades at a local quarry. He died Thursday, December 31, 2009, in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Liberal-Conservative Ratings

The voting records of northern Michigan’s legislators span the liberal conservative spectrum.   More...

Generous Donors Enable Fellow Hunters To Experience Hunt of a Lifetime

Outdoor Matters

There’s an old adage about how it’s better to give than to receive. More...

Rudyard

The Rudyard School Public Library’s annual quiet auction and Christmas tree contest was a huge success and they’re already making plans for next year. Jan Besteman purchased all of the trees to begin the event. More...


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