February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Les Cheneaux Community Celebrates 50th Snowsfest

Temperatures dropped into the low 20s for the Les Cheneaux area’s 50th annual Snowsfest celebration Friday, February 18, through Sunday, February 20, but the hearts, bellies, and competitive fires of those in attendance were warm.  More...

News

Gov. Snyder Unveils Proposed Budget; Job Training, Tourism Focus of Spending

Workforce training and development programs and the Pure Michigan advertising campaign would be among programs where Michigan would spend its dollars, while tax credits for filmmakers and state inspections of dairy farms would be among items eliminat More...

Weather Challenges Hockey Plans

Thaw Forces Extra Efforts To Ready Rinks

Volunteers worked late into the night Friday to repair 20 of the 30 hockey rinks on Moran Bay for competition Saturday, February 19, after unseasonably warm temperatures thawed the surface into slush late last week. More...

St. Ignace City May Leave Some Jobs Unfilled To Repair Streets, Council Says

The City of St. Ignace may consider leaving vacant city jobs empty as a way to save money that can then be applied to the repair of city streets. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy McKerchie

Dorothy Jean (nee Smith) McKerchie, 82, of Cedarville, died Friday, February 18, 2011, at Cedar Cove in Cedarville, where she had been a resident for the past two years as an Alzheimer’s disease patient. More...

Opinion

City Council, Mayor Should Consider Donating Their Time

To the Editor:  In reading the February 17 issue of The St. Ignace News, about eliminating the St. More...

Just What Is the City of Mackinac Island Up To?

To the Editor:  Like many others, I am troubled — and more than a little angry — at the meddling of the City of Mackinac Island into the private business affairs of the three ferry companies that serve the Island.  More...

Litzner Resigns County Position

With his Mackinac Bridge Authority job at risk, Mike Litzner of St. Ignace resigned his political post as a Mackinac County commissioner Thursday, February 17. A judge ruled that Mr. More...

DeTour Winterfest Planned Saturday

An auction of gourmet and specialty cakes will be among the activities planned this year at Winterfest in DeTour Village Saturday, February 26. Contests and activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day, most of them at the DeTour school. More...

Youth Pond Hockey Next to Take the Ice

About 40 teams are slated to compete in this year’s U.P. Youth Pond Hockey Tournament on Moran Bay in St. Ignace Saturday, February 26, and Sunday, February 27, doubling last year’s turnout of 20.  More...

Social

Barker, Thurston Named Students of the Month

Cierra Barker and Luke Thurston have been named as the January Students of the Month at LaSalle High School. Both are seniors this year.  More...

Birth

Denton Allred

Jerry and Heather Allred of St. More...

Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL

Saints Take Over 2nd Place in SAC With Win at Newberry  More...

LaSalle Qualifies 5 Grapplers for State Finals; Thurston, Ostman Place First

LaSalle High School qualified five grapplers for the state finals during the Region 13 contest at Rogers City High School Saturday, February 19.  More...

Upcoming Sports Schedule

Wednesday, February 23  BB Manistique at St. Ignace  Parents Night Thursday, February 24  GB Cheboygan at St. Ignace  Hooping For A Cure  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Environmental Protection Takes Budget Hits

Environmental protection took hits last week in budgets presented by President Barack Obama and Governor Rick Snyder. But they were modest in amount and percentage compared to cuts in many other programs.  More...

St. Ignace Recreation Department To Seek Treadmill for Little Bear Fitness Center

Prompted by residents who say people are spending too much time on exercise equipment at Little Bear East Arena’s fitness center and that there are not enough machines, the recreation department now plans to purchase a treadmill to better meet More...

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, February 21, 1891  Mackinac Island people were quite numerous on our streets last Sunday.  •••  More...


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