January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Chamber Taking Over Arts Dockside

Arts Dockside, an arts and crafts festival that has been hosted in St. Ignace for 32 years, will not disappear this year, owing to a decision by the St. More...

City Narrows Police Search to 4

City Council members decided at the Monday, January 18, meeting to narrow the search for a new St. Ignace police chief from the nine candidates interviewed to four finalists, and will review interview notes and application materials.   More...

25 Volunteers Are Learning Skills, Challenges of Firefighting Job

Newcomers to Crews Include Recent High School Graduates

In December, 24 men and one woman began an intensive program to become volunteer firefighters. From St. More...

News

Art Grants Available in EUP

Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties has grants available for art and cultural projects that will start between April 1 and September 30. More...

Tour Planned at Hessel’s Birge Preserve

Little Traverse Conservancy will offer a guided tour of the Birge Preserve near Hessel Friday, February 12, at 2 p.m. Participants may bring skis or snowshoes.   More...

Riders Form ‘Concerned Citizens’ Group To Oppose Forest Trail Closures

An advocacy group, Concerned Citizens for the Forest, is being formed to fight the closure of roads to off-road vehicles (ORVs), the outcome of two meetings held Monday, January 11, and again Thursday, January 14, to discuss the recent closings of t More...

Sports

Girls Basketball

Saints Stay Perfect   In SAC With Home Win   The St. Ignace Saints stayed perfect at 4-0 in the Straits Area Conference after a 66-28 home win over the Newberry Indians Friday, January 15.   More...

LaSalle Courtwarming Senior Queen and King Candidates

The LaSalle High School senior queen and king courtwarming candidates are (top, from left) Mike Barthelemy, Kevin Guillard, Eric Lenoir, Dan St. More...

Saints Defeat SAC Foes; Capture Sault Invite

Saints Wrestlers Defeat   Indians, Bulldogs in SAC   The St. Ignace Saints wrestling team hosted a Straits Area Conference quad match with the Newberry Indians, Rudyard Bulldogs, and Mio Thunderbolts at the St. More...

Opinion

Marina Exists for the Pleasure of Boaters

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Chamber of Commerce Will Continue Arts Dockside

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Can’t Afford To Lose Festival

To the Editor: It makes me absolutely sick to know that the St. Ignace Arts Dockside arts and crafts festival may becoming to an end after 32 years. And all because some boaters threatened to go elsewhere? Over parking? How ridiculous is that? More...

Add Industrial Park? Maybe Not

Planners Learn Park May Not Be Answer to Development Challenge; Board Halts Survey

Expanding an industrial park before developing a bicycle trail was a mistake, said Mary Ann Heidemann, one-time Economic Development Corporation (EDC) director for Presque Isle County. More...

25 Answer Call for More Firefighters

Now taking a six-month Fire Academy Class to become certified firefighters are 25 people from St. More...

Event Hall Proposed on Mackinac Bay

Special Use Permit or Rezoning Needed for Clark Twp. Project

Mike McMaken and Diane Patrick hope to build what they call a "celebration center" on two pieces of property on Mackinac Bay between Hessel and Cedarville, a project they say hinges on either the Clark Township Planning Commission granting a special More...

Election Seat Deadline Nears

Those interested in running for election to local school boards with open seats or placing proposals on the May 4 election ballot have until the 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, deadline to turn petitions in to local county or township clerks offices. More...

U.P. Sulfide Mine Gets DEQ’s Final Approval; Opponents Will Appeal

A U.P mining project that has pitted the promise of mining jobs against environmental concerns for the past five years is poised to go forward, now that the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has given its final approval to Kennecott Mine. More...

Social

Scouts Visit Newspaper

Two Tiger Scouts and their fathers from a recently formed St. Ignace Wolverines branch of Pack #140 stopped into The St. Ignace News office Tuesday, January 12, to tour the offices and see how a newspaper works. More...

Birth

Sage Hubbard

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Births

Brady Davis Tyler and Shelley (nee Kunze) Davis of Washington, Illinois, announce the birth of their son, Brady Michael Davis, born Friday, October 16, 2009. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Mary Beaudry

Mary Lou Beaudry, 66, of Kinross, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie, after an illness of cancer. More...

Hazel Meyer

Hazel F. Meyer, 89, of Burton, formerly of Engadine and Newberry, died Thursday, January 14, 2010, at Heartland Health Care Center in Flint. More...

Walter Currie

Walter John Currie, 72, of Pickford, was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Mr. Currie passed away Tuesday morning, January 12, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Brevort

Ellen and Bob Berry enjoyed cross-country skiing in Marquette last week. They also drove to Mackinaw City Saturday, January 16, for Winterfest activities. Dot Glashaw entertained her friend, Sandy Price, of Grand Rapids. More...

Les Cheneaux

Warmer weather has been welcome after the bitter cold that we’ve been enduring. We hope colder weather comes in time for the blizzard races scheduled for the end of the month. More...

St. Ignace

The temperatures are in the 30s, good for outdoor sports and heating bills. Lana Lennington reports that there will be 4-H archery every Saturday at the St. Ignace Middle School cafeteria. Children age five to nine must be accompanied by a parent. More...


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