January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Saving Lake Views, Access Are Goals in Village Master Plan

The Mackinaw City Planning Commission discussed the final chapters of the Mackinaw City Master Plan at a special meeting Thursday, January 13, before approving the changes in the plan. More...

News

Rural Health Preservation Nonprofit Will Not Buy Cheboygan Hospital After All

A nonprofit health care preservation group will not purchase Cheboygan Memorial Hospital after all, the hospital announced Tuesday, January 11, but it will offer specialty surgical services there, as planned, and the hospital will keep its doors open More...

Tower Lights On US-2 Are Down to Eight Bulbs

The 10 tower lights installed in the vicinity of the US-2 and I-75 interchange in St. Ignace are gradually failing and will not be replaced. Eighty high-powered bulbs were used to light the roadway in that area.  More...

Governer Splits DNRE Back To DNR And DEQ

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Quality will be split into two separate departments, a decision that will take effect Sunday, March 13, following the first executive order signed by Governor Rick Snyder Tuesday, January More...

Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cedarville Post Comeback  Win Over Harbor Springs  The Cedarville Trojans struggled with their shooting and trailed by 10 points late in the first half before posting a come-from-behind 80-64 non-conference win over the Harbor Springs Rams More...

Saints Bowlers, Wrestlers Compete in League Matches

Saints Bowlers Drop League  Matches at Cheboygan  The St. Ignace Saints boys and girls teams dropped Northern Michigan Bowling Association Conference matches at Cheboygan Saturday, January 15.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Will Join Ski Valley Football League

The St. More...

Opinion

Switchboard Operators Reunion Story Brings Back Memories

To the Editor:  More...

City Employees Happy To Give Tours of Operations

To the Editor:  More...

Allow East Lake To Age Naturally; Scrap the Mapping Project

To the Editor:  East Lake should be allowed to age and progress naturally and become a shallow lake and eventually a marshy swamp. It will attract birds and other wildlife for decades to come. More...

Tax Values Scrutinized in 4 Townships

Moran Twp. Correcting Assessments as Brevort, Newton, and Portage Now Under Review

How much assistance the Mackinac County equalization office will provide to townships in assessing property values has been called into question, as mistakes made by an assessor in at least one township are under review.  More...

Finishing Race Is Half the Challenge of ‘One Lunger’

Cedarville Snowmobile Action

The Cedarville Blizzard vintage snowmobile race, now entering its third year, is as much about keeping a sled together as it is about crossing the finish line. More...

Plan Shows Island in ‘Maintenance Mode,’ Brink Says

Growth, Density Top Concerns on Mackinac

Mackinac Island’s master plan, updated for the first time in 12 years and now available for public review and comment, reflects a community in “maintenance mode,” says consultant Fran Brink, one where residents would like to maintai More...

Social

McPhees Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Berta and Calvin “Bucky” McPhee of St. Ignace will be married 50 years Friday, January 28, 2011. They will celebrate with family and friends in July.   More...

Birth

Grady Schlehuber

Aaron and Dana Schlehuber of Brimley announce the birth of a son, Grady David Schlehuber, born Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Engaged

Carlie Levi, Bobby Lee

Carlie Levi and Bobby Lee, both of St. Ignace, announce their engagement.  Miss Levi is the daughter of Barb and Steve DuFresne and Chris Levi, all of St. Ignace.  Mr. Lee is the son of Alice and Don Howe of St. More...

Obituaries

Dale Dieterich

Dale Roger Dieterich, 66, of Drummond Island, formerly of Valley City, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Juanita Kinary

Juanita Lois Kinary, 84, of Cheboygan, passed away Sunday, January 9, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.  She was born September 2, 1926, in Terre Haute, Indiana, to Richard and Clara (nee Cody) Sollars.  She married More...

John Vachon

John Joseph Vachon, 64, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011.  He was born February 27, 1946, in Tucumcari, New Mexico, the third of eight children born to Stanley and Jenny (nee Wiitala) Vachon.  He spent his early year More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Threats of Violence Against Michigan Politicians

From the outset of statehood, Michigan politicians and their families have known the fear of feeling unsafe in the public spotlight.  More...

Mackinac Island

We did receive a little more snow this past week, but we still don’t have much on the ground. The days have been bright and sunny, with blue skies and calm winds, but the nights have been cold, with the temperature dropping to zero. More...

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, January 17, 1891  Lots of snow. Good sleighing.  •••  Wm. P. Preston, of the Island, makes an excellent Sergeant at Arms. So says speaker Wachtel.  More...


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