January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Paquin Pleads Not Guilty on Federal Fraud Charges

Former Tribal Police Chief Indicted on 15 Counts

Fred Paquin, 52, of St. Ignace, pled not guilty Wednesday, January 20, to 15 charges related to an alleged conspiracy to defraud the federal government. Mr. Paquin is the former Chief of Police for the Sault Ste. More...

Riders To Take on 250 Race Laps on Vintage Sleds

The Cedarville 2010 Blizzard Race Saturday, January 30, and Sunday, January 31, will run longer and offer more races than it did in its inaugural year in 2009. More...

Governors Appeal to Obama Admin. To Stop Invasion of Devastating Carp

Great Lakes Threat

Desperate to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes, governors from the Great Lakes states have turned first to the Supreme Court and then to the Obama administration for help. More...

News

Longtime Employees of Mackinaw City To Receive Medical Benefits, Village Decides

Employees who have worked for Mackinaw City for 30 years or more will be eligible for postemployment health insurance, the village council decided Thursday, January 21, at its regular council meeting.  More...

Court Convenes at Gros Cap School

A local program to educate students about court proceedings took court officials and school administrators by surprise last week when a man appearing before the judge collapsed to the ground and asked court officials to shoot him.   More...

St. Ignace School To Seek 0.7 Mills for 11 Years

St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education agreed to seek permission from the Michigan Department of Treasury to sell $2,675,000 in bonds to fund a project aimed at improving technology, replacing buses, and building a wood heating plant. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Saints Fall to Chiefs   In Showdown   St. Ignace and Cheboygan battled for 32 minutes before the Chiefs outlasted the Saints 75-70 in a Straits Area Conference (SAC) offensive showdown at LaSalle High School Friday, January 22.   More...

Soup’s On Contest Will Be Friday, Jan. 29

The annual Soup’s On contest at St. Ignace Area Schools will be Friday, January 29, prior to the Courtwarming game against Rudyard, in the LaSalle High School cafeteria. The school yearbook fundraiser will begin at 4:30 p.m.   More...

Evashevski Places 1st for Saints; Bulldogs’ Lewis Named OW

Evashevski Places First   At U.P. Tournament   Senior John Evashevski, 34-1 on the season, finished first in the 135- weight class with a 3-0 record during the Upper Peninsula Tournament in Marquette Saturday, January 23.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Snyder’s White Paper on Green Issues

Somewhere between spurring Michigan’s economic recovery and protecting its environment there is a better future for this very troubled state, leader in joblessness. More...

St. Ignace

Winners in their grade levels of the spelling bee Thursday, January 21, at St.  More...

Rudyard

Last week I attended the junior varsity boys basketball game, where I talked to Michelle Van- Sloten, who works for Consolidated Community School Services (CCSS). More...

Home Loss Up – But Mackinac County Still in Better Shape Than Most Counties in State

Local Foreclosure Report

Foreclosures are tied to the poor economy, job loss, and shaky mortgages, and there were 27 in Mackinac County last year.   More...

Youngsters Find Fun in Paddle Dance

To the sounds of a fiddle, Kenny Belonga and Katoni Rickley enjoy skipping down the middle of two lines of second grade students waiting to take their turn in the Paddle Dance. More...

Cedarville Plat Won’t Be Rezoned

Board Says Driveway Request Doesn’t Merit Change to Whole Plat

Clark Township trustees denied a request from the township's planning commission to re-zone properties along Weston Avenue in Cedarville from residential to commercial at the board's Thursday, January 21, meeting. More...

Northern Wisconsin Town Finds Ways To Capitalize on Its Environment

Regional Trends – Tourism

A story in The St. Ignace News' series bringing our readers fresh perspectives on the top issues facing the Straits area and the Eastern Upper Peninsula.   More...

Social

Engaged

Short, Reid

John and Molly Thompson of Hessel announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Casey Lynn Short, to Justin Reid of Cedarville. Miss Short is the daughter of the late Ivy (nee Thompson) and the late Fredrick Short. Mr. More...

Dodsons of St. Ignace Celebrate 40 Years of Marriage

Bruce and Carolyn Dodson of St. Ignace celebrated 40 years of marriage Sunday, January 24, 2010, with a blessing from Father Pawel Mecwel.   More...

Engaged

LaFerier, Williford

LaFerier, Williford Nancy LaFerier of Mackinac Island announces the engagement of her daughter, Aimee Kaye LaFerier, to Michael “James” Williford, the son of Jethia “Ruth” Williford of Ypsilanti. More...

Obituaries

Charles Schroeder

Charles E. Schroeder, 81, of Naubinway, died Thursday evening January 21, 2010, at the Luce County Annex in Newberry.   He was born December 18, 1928, in Detroit to Charles and Minnie (nee Rashke) Schroeder.   More...

Jean Salter

Jean Salter, 65, passed away Friday, January 22, 2010, at her home in Engadine.   She was born August 14, 1944, the daughter of Hollis and Helen (nee Zenker) Marsh. More...

Effie VanGeison

Effie McLean VanGeison, 84, of St. Ignace, died Tuesday morning, January 26, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care.   She was born November 14, 1925, in St. Ignace. More...

Opinion

Goudreaus Deserve Recognition, Too

To the Editor: I understand and appreciate anyone’s loyalty to family, therefore, I would like to submit a brief history of the original Goudreaus, to assure those who question recognition of this family that they are among the area’s o More...

OK Apartment Building Has Long History

To the Editor: More...


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