March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Pure Michigan Funding Secured

The Pure Michigan advertising campaign will continue through September, as Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday, March 10, that would secure $10 million for the campaign, bringing the total to $25.4 million.  The funding bill had pas More...

Village Takes Fresh Look at Outdoor Business Ordinance

The Mackinaw City Planning Commission will take a long look at how the Open Air Business ordinance works and whether commissioners can find a way to accommodate all types of open air businesses. More...

News

County Commission and Employees Reach Agreement So County Can Pay Health Benefits

More than three months of negotiations between the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners, the Mackinac County courthouse union, and insurance agent Greg Cheeseman, Jr. More...

Weeding Out Potential Harm: District Asks Buyers To Educate Themselves About Plant Purchases

Property owners looking for that perfect non-native plant to enliven their gardens or backyards should be wary of unwittingly planting the seeds for the area’s next invasive species, said Wendy Wagoner of the Chippewa East Mackinac Conservation More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace March 8 and March 9, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Sports

Saints, Bays Win Regional Hoops Crowns

Saints Down Gremlins For 6th Regional Crown in 11 Years More...

Rudyard Defends Class C District Championship With Win Over St. Ignace

The Rudyard Bulldogs defended their Class C district championship with a 77-51 decision over the St. Ignace Saints at the Harris Kahl Gymnasium Friday, March 11. More...

Cedarville Trojans Down DeTour Raiders for 6th Consecutive District Title

The Cedarville Trojans captured their sixth consecutive Class D district championship with a 75-49 win over the DeTour Raiders at De- Tour Friday, March 11. More...

Opinion

City and School Need To Address Real Problems

To the Editor:  I would like to applaud the resourcefulness of Mayor Paul Grondin and City Manager Eric Dodson in bumming a ride to Lansing with the Sault Ste. Marie city officials. More...

Bravo to Jazz Night Performers

To the Editor:  The Night of Jazz, Pop, and Steel was a showcase for the talented musicians and dancers who worked so hard to put together a sublime program. Anyone who did not attend missed out on an event that just sparkled.  More...

Tour, Park Projects Poised To Begin

Downtown St. Ignace

By Memorial Day weekend, residents and visitors will be able to take a location-specific tour of St. Ignace using their cellular telephones. The St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the project in partnership with the St. More...

Are Landscaping Mandates Needed?

Clark Township Weighs Its Options

With the common goal of making local businesses look attractive, officials in Clark Township are struggling to define what that means and whether it should be mandated by local government, or just encouraged. More...

Families Gather for Cooking Program

As parents with busy lifestyles know, finding time to cook a wellrounded meal for children is not always easy. More...

Social

Royal Receives Coast Guard Award

A local Coast Guard officer, Senior Reserve Officer Chris Royal from U.S. Coast Guard Station St. Ignace, has been named the U.S. More...

St. Louis, St. Andrew Named Students of the Month

Austin St. Louis and Amber St. Andrew were selected as students of the month at LaSalle High School in February.  Austin St. Louis  More...

St. Onge Completes Air Force Training

Air Force Airman Daniel St. Onge has been graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Obituaries

Ralph Hamberg

Ralph L. Hamberg, 80, of Cedarville and Fort Thomas, Kentucky, enjoyed spending time in the Les Cheneaux Islands, including their summers and winter weekends at their home on Snows Channel. Mr. More...

Joan Krause

Joan M. Krause, 78, of Milan, formerly of St. Ignace, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at St. More...

John Hessel

Former business owner John Carl Hessel of Hessel, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the age of 80 years old. Mr. Hessel was well known for his work ethic and integrity. More...

Columns

Lookiing Back

120 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, March 14, 1891  Capt. Thomas Green, a Bois Blanc island homesteader, was in town Monday.  •••  More...

Michigan Politics

New Bait for Carp Fight

At a time of federal dithering on blocking the advance of Asian carp into Lake Michigan, a U.S.- Canadian agency has just added its important voice to spur “rapid response” efforts to make the Great Lakes a no-swim zone for this invasive More...

Engadine-Gould City

There will be a Yooper Home Companion show Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis.  More...


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