May 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Alternatives Sought for Boat Launch

In preparation for the U. S. More...

Sewer Rates To Begin 4-year Climb

By next year, four annual 4.5% sewer rate increases could begin hitting Mackinac Island residents and businesses. More...

News

Sault Tribe Candidates Seek Election for Board of Directors Seats

Candidates for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Board of Directors election in June have been identified by the tribe. They are: Unit 1 — Wayne Goetz, DJ Hoffman, Dierdrie J. More...

Trial Moved to June for Paquin, Cullen

The trial dates of Fred Paquin, 52, and his daughter, Mary Cullen, 28, both of St. Ignace, have been rescheduled to June 21, with final pretrial conferences set for June 7, and a request has been made by the plaintiffs for separate trials. More...

New School Discipline Approach Turns Bad Choices Into ‘Teachable Moments’

Program Helps Students Learn What’s Expected, Local Educators Say

Discipline at schools used to be mainly reactive: Misbehavior had consequences, but little was done to help students understand their actions. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Girls Basketball Teams Honored During Awards Banquet

Members of the St. Ignace Saints Class C state runner-up girls basketball squad and Upper Peninsula Team of the Year were honored during an awards banquet attended by family and friends at LaSalle High School Sunday, May 2. More...

St. Ignace Girls, Rudyard Boys Win Web Morrison Invitational Championships

St. Ignace girls and Rudyard boys captured team championships when 10 teams competed Saturday, May 1, at the ninth annual Web Morrison Invitational in Pickford.   More...

Cedarville Boys, Brimley Girls Place First at Robert W. Smith Track

Saints Girls Continue Running Success; Rudyard Posts Win   at Sault Invite   The St. Ignace girls and Rudyard boys captured first place during the Sault Ste. Marie Invitational Wednesday, April 28.   More...

Opinion

It May Be Time To Limit Power of Bridge Authority

To the Editor: More...

Support St. Ignace School Music Program

To The Editor: I am writing in support of the St. Ignace Area Schools Music Program, including Elementary Music, middle school and high school concert bands, high school marching and pep bands, jazz band, steel bands, and MAC Percussion programs. More...

Why Is Casino Exempt From Smoking Ban?

To the Editor: I am shocked that more business owners, politicians, or individuals are not throwing an absolute fit over the new smoking ban that started May 1. Not for the ban itself, but for the exemptions. More...

May 4 Election Results - Free Access

 St. Ignace Area Schools Bond Proposal      Yes - 318      No - 329      St. Ignace School Board           G. More...

Survivor Recalls 1965 Sinking of the Cedarville

Wheelsman Grabs Life Ring as Ship Rolls in Straits

“Oh, you couldn't see over 10 feet. That was one of the thicker fogs I've seen,” Leonard Gabrysiak, wheelsman and survivor of the S.S. Cedarville sinking told The St. Ignace News, recalling the morning that the ship went down. More...

Hope Chest Co-op Garden Idea Grows

Gardeners will now have another destination in St. Ignace this summer, as plans are being made to establish a community garden in the fenced enclosure behind the Hope Chest resale store and St. Ignace Food Pantry. More...

Social

LaTour, Marshall Named LaSalle’s Students of the Month

Katie LaTour and Kali Marshall have been selected as March Students of the Month at LaSalle High School.   Katie LaTour   More...

Pieri Receives Honors at Olivet College

Emily Pieri of Cedarville received the James R. Donahue Award in Arts and Communication and the Justus W. Cohoe Art Scholarship during the annual Honors Convocation Wednesday, April 14, at Olivet College. More...

Dingman Earns Academic Honors

Adam Dingman of Cedarville was named to the president’s list for the 2010 winter term at Northwood University. Mr. Dingman earned a 4.0 grade point average. He is studying entertainment, sport and promotion management. More...

Obituaries

David Armour

David A. Armour of Grove City, Pennsylvania, historian, author, and former administrator for the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, succumbed to cancer April 28, 2010, at the age of 72.   More...

Mae Bawks

Mae Lillian Bawks, 83, of Pickford, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.   She was born May 27, 1926, to Floyd Hamilton Huyck and Hattie May (nee O'Brien) Huyck.   Mrs. More...

Kennedy Grant

Kennedy Nicole Grant was born Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in Traverse City, and died peacefully in the arms of her loving family Wednesday, April 21, 2010.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Camp on Health Care; Levin Needs Soap; Granholm on Oprah; Hoekstra v. Obama

Four Michigan politicians were in the national media spotlight last week on subjects ranging from major economic issues on Capitol Hill to texting while driving. They had interesting contrasts in style.   More...

Looking Back

Schoolcraft county has just paid $2,000 over to this county for the board of her prisoners since the jail was burned at Manistique. ••• More...

Mackinac Island

Mackinac has started to bloom like a flower, and traffic has increased all over the Island. Over the weekend, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours had tour buggies giving tours to many visitors. More...


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