April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Mackinac Island Ferries Begin Runs

Arnold Transit began operations for the season Wednesday, March 30, with a 45-minute boat trip that took passengers around the northern side of Mackinac Island to St. Ignace to avoid packed ice near Round Island Passage.  More...

Wind Farm Finds Township Approval

A wind power developer is one step closer to building wind turbines in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, as two local approvals for the project have been secured. More...

News

Brevort Township Approves $18,000 in Cuts To Budget at Annual Meeting

Four citizens attended the Brevort Township annual meeting Saturday, March 19, to approve the township budget and learn that popular services provided by the township, like fireworks and the annual spring clean-up, will be suspended for a year to red More...

Community Grant Applications Now Available

Applications for spring grants from the St. Ignace Community Foundation are now available at the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce. More...

West Mackinac Health Fair Will Be April 16

The annual West Mackinac Health Fair will be Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gymnasium at Engadine Consolidated Schools. The focus will be on health promotion, education, and disease prevention. Admission is free.  More...

Sports

Saints Sweep U.P. Awards; Elmblad, Coaches, Team Receive Top Honors

Nicole Elmblad was a unanimous selection on the All-Class Dream Team and Class A-B-C Player of the Year, St.  More...

McLeod Named to All-Class Dream Team

Senior Connor McLeod of Cedarville was named to the All- Class Dream Team during the 61st meeting of the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters at Northern Michigan University Tuesday, March 29.  More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  Mackinac Grille 50, Bessie’s Pasties 47, News Crew 43, Apollo Home Mortgage 43, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 42, Fred’s Pub 41, Mackinaw Trolley 37, Timmy Lee’s Northern Bells 33.  HTG/s: Mackinac Grille 615 More...

Opinion

St. Ignace Needs To Wake Up

To the Editor:  More...

City Situation Is Dire

To the Editor:  More...

A Tribute To Ferraro

To the Editor:  This is my tribute to Geraldine Ferraro, a pathfinder, pioneer, and history maker as the first woman to run in a presidential election, as the running mate with Walter Mondale in 1984.  More...

More Local Workers Line Up for Jobs

Following Recession, Employers Find They Can Fill Summer Ranks With Michigan Workers

With an increase in local demand for jobs in the Straits area, seasonal employers such as hotels and restaurants are hiring more local employees this spring, business owners reported, and are relying less on foreign workers for help.  More...

Tourism Forecast Looking Good for Straits, EUP

The days are getting longer, the weather will soon be getting warmer, and northern Michigan is gearing up for its busy tourist season. More...

City Council Mulls Proposed Cuts List

Cost cutting moves that would continue a hiring freeze, eliminate the building inspection department, reduce the size of the police department by a third, not fill three vacancies in the Department of Public Works (DPW), end funding for the ski hill, More...

Projects Planned for Mackinac Bridge

Motorists Can Expect Lane Closures for Most of Spring and Summer

Projects on the Mackinac Bridge this year will result in lane closures for most of the construction season and range from painting and cement work to grating replacement.  More...

Social

Leah Eifler

LeRoy and Shelly Eifler of Tolleson, Arizona, announce the birth of a daughter, Leah Belle Eifler, born Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix. More...

Anna Colegrove

Taryn Smith and Ron Colegrove, Jr. of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Louise Colegrove, born Monday, November 8, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Emily Werkheiser

Jeremy and Leslie Werkheiser of St. More...

Obituaries

Benhard Kokko

Benhard Kokko, 77, of Farmington was a veteran of the United States Army, and past district and post commander of the American Legion Farmington Post 346. Mr. More...

Malcolm ‘Mike’ Yale

Malcolm Louis “Mike” Yale, 80, of Goetzville, died Sunday, April 3, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Ruth Oja

Ruth Ann Oja, 72, of Rudyard, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at her home.  She was born July 23, 1938, in Houghton County, to John and Tina (nee Isola) Soronen.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Republican Wave in 2012 Michigan?

In 2010, Republicans picked up two seats in Michigan’s U.S. House delegation, thanks in part to the GOP wave across the state and nation.  More...

Rexton-Garnet

Spring is on the horizon. More...

DeTour

Welcome back to all who were lucky enough to vacation during spring break. Our students are now back in school and looking forward to finishing the school year. Watch The St.  More...


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