February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City Hikes Ferry Fee to 7%, Caps Tickets at $24

The franchise fee the City of Mackinac Island will impose on ferry companies this year was increased 350% Wednesday, February 9, from 2% of gross passenger ticket sales to 7%, a move that will add about $750,000 to the city’s coffers, about one More...

Naubinway To Host Snowmobile Show

Vintage Sleds on Display This Weekend

Roaring their engines, more than 100 vintage snowmobiles — some dating from the 1960s — will leave Naubinway the morning of Friday, February 18, at 9 a.m., traveling 11 miles to Garfield Township Hall for breakfast. More...

Winter Carnival Is Saturday at Curtis

Whether it’s ice fishing for rainbow trout, sampling recipes of homemade chili, or gathering by a bonfire with hot chocolate to stay warm, the Curtis Winter Carnival offers plenty of winter activities for families. More...

News

Planning Commission Begins on St. Ignace Complete Streets Plan

Planners to Tackle ‘Whole Street’ Approach for Future Work

Additional sidewalks, improved existing sidewalks, and accommodations for bicycles and other nonmotorized transportation will be incorporated into a street plan to be developed for St. Ignace, with work to begin this month.  More...

‘Lion King on Ice’ Comes To St. Ignace

“Lion King Theater on Ice,” a performance hosted by North Star Figure Skating of Cheboygan, will be coming to St. More...

Pond Hockey Tournament Will Bring 600 Players to Moran Bay This Week

Red Wings Alumni To Play in St. Ignace Friday

Hockey fans know that former Detroit Red Wings player Joey Kocur had a notorious reputation as one of the toughest guys on the ice, an enforcer who protected his teammates with his gritty play. More...

Obituaries

Frank ‘Lucky’ Ingram

Frank LeQuellec “Lucky” Ingram died January 2, 2010 in San Diego, CA at Scripps Green Hospital, losing his courageous struggle with complications following cancer diagnosis in May. More...

Eleanor Ross

Eleanor Sue Ross, 74, of Mendon, died Thursday, February 3, 2011, at Tendercare Portage, where she had been a patient for five days.  She was born in St. Ignace July 24, 1936, to Cornelius and Elsie (nee Davis) Visscher. More...

Opinion

Dissolve City Police Department, Then Dedicate Funds to City Streets

To the Editor:  With regard to the city’s debate to address and resolve St. Ignace’s crumbling city streets, I would like to suggest the following alternative ballot language to include with the proposal to the voters.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

U.S. Eyes on Michigan For Obama’s Visit

Upper Peninsula visits by sitting presidents have been few and far between, although several campaigned in the U.P. mainland, and Mackinac Island has hosted many who sought, held, and retired from the presidency.  More...

Les Cheneaux

What a great spaghetti dinner last Friday night. I’m not sure who made the spaghetti, but Alan Jacobus and Christy Goodell were certainly busy scooping it onto the plates. It was allyou can-eat and was a fundraiser for the band. More...

Engadine & Gould City

What a refreshing week we had, with mild weather. The rain Sunday evening, February 13, was surprising, putting Engadine students on a two-hour delay because of icy roads.  More...

Cardboard Sleds Ready to Race

Les Cheneaux Snowsfest Is This Week

A wide assortment of cardboard box sleds will crest the sledding hill at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville Friday, February 18, with racers of all ages primed for hurtling to the bottom of the slope as fast as they can. More...

School Celebration Puts Focus On Winter Fun

Sledding Is Highlight

When volunteer Willie LaLonde pushed third grade student Casey Brake down the steep sledding hill outside St. Ignace Elementary School, he initially appeared to be sledding in a straight line. More...

Man Still Missing

Ground, Air Search Offers No Leads in Search for Bobby Roach of Island

Mackinac Island resident Robert “Bobby” Roach, 39, was reported missing Sunday, February 13, and the Mackinac Island Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding him. More...

Social

Dianne Arnold, Dennis Phillips Married at St. Ignace

Dianne Arnold of Akron and Dennis Phillips of Caro were united in marriage Saturday, February 5, 2011, at a favorite vacation spot, Reddmanns Campground near St. Ignace. More...

Horn Accepted to Albion Premed

Tymon Horn of Mackinac Island has been accepted into the Albion College Institute for Premedical Professions and Health Sciences.  The institute assists students from all academic disciplines in preparing for graduate study and employment in med More...

Dennis, Formolo, Sherbrook, Buss Named Students of the Week

Dylan Formolo and Lauren Dennis have been named Students of the Week at Engadine Consolidated Schools for the week of February 7.  More...

Sports

Saints Win District Championship in Dramatic Fashion

Wrestling coaches will prepare their teams against opponents similarly to the anticipated moves of a chess match, and St.  More...

6 Teams Participate in Snow Softball Tourney

Slipping and sliding in the snow, six teams competed in the Frozen Yooper Softball Challenge at the parking lot of Shepler’s Marina in St. Ignace Saturday, February 12. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

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