October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City Considers Help in Manager Recruiting Process

St. Ignace

St. Ignace City Council will discuss a posting for the city manager position and whether to hire Michigan Municipal League to assist in the selection process at its next meeting, Monday, November 7. More...

Staff Filling in For County Official

The Mackinac County Register of Deeds office has been operating since January without Register of Deeds Diane Frankovich, elected to head the office, and is likely to remain operating without its chief officer until at least January 2013. More...

News

Department Head Salary Discussions, Like All Public Business, Must Be In Public

Editorial: Open Meetings

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority corrected an improper closed meeting Friday and disclosed the discussion that took place by releasing the minutes of the session.  More...

Historical Society Waits To Work on Dock

The Michilimackinac Historical Society will contact the City of St. Ignace before moving forward with a Chief Wawatam dock restoration project, noting that goals for the project must be better defined. More...

Consolidation of Gaylord Post Office Will Have Minimal Impact in EUP

Decision on Hessel, Pointe Aux Pins Offices Still Pending

Mail processing centers for the U.S. Post Office might be closed in Gaylord and Iron Mountain, and the communities of Hessel and Bois Blanc Island are still awaiting federal decisions on the proposed closures of their post offices. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Keep Perfect Record After 14-13 Nail-biter Over Lakers

The Glen Lake Lakers made a unique trip across the Straits of Mackinac, taking a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island and then to St. Ignace to battle the Saints in a non-conference football game at St. Ignace Friday, October 14. More...

Trojans Remain Tied for League Title

Cedarville, 7-1 on the season, remains tied for first place in the Bridge Alliance 8-Man Football League after a 13-0 home win over the Bellaire Eagles Friday, October 14.  “I was pleased with our total effort,” said Trojans Coach Sc More...

Junior Saints Win Second Super Bowl Championship

The St. Ignace Junior Saints captured their second consecutive, undefeated, Super Bowl championship with a 20-6 road win over Sault Ste. More...

Opinion

Support The St. Ignace Library Millage

To the Editor:  More...

Taxpayers Asked To Voice Support For Animal Shelter

To the Editor:  Please support our animal shelter.  It seems that once again, the county commissioners would like to privatize the shelter and make it into a dog pound.  More...

No Justification For Banning Political Speech

To the Editor:  September 20, State House Bill, HB 4052, reported out of oversight committee. This bill is now in its first reading on the House floor.  More...

Library To Seek One Mill Nov. 8

On the ballot Tuesday, November 8, is a millage proposal for the St. Ignace Public Library. If it passes, the city could levy one mill, or $1 on every $1,000 of taxable value, for five years. This is estimated to raise $85,000 the first year. More...

Beavers Chosen Village Manager

Mackinaw City

Donald Beavers of Caro will become the next village manager of Mackinaw City, provided he and the village can come to an agreement on an employment contract.  More...

Fire Devastates Pickford Landmark

A fire gutted Nyberg Consignment Shop on M-129 in Pickford Wednesday morning, October 12, dealing enough damage for the 12,000-square-foot building to be deemed a total loss. More...

Announcement of Ferry Purchase Was Premature

The St. Ignace News, in a front page story October 13, incorrectly stated that a purchase of Star Line Mackinac Island ferry was disclosed in a letter to employees. More...

Social

Ed and Phyllis Massey Celebrate 50 Years Together

Ed and Phyllis Massey of St. Ignace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, October 14, 2011.  They were married October 14, 1961, at Immaculate Conception Church in Moran.   Mr. More...

Gustafson Receives Purple Heart

Sgt. Robert Gustafson, formerly of St. More...

Sweeney, Colegrove Are LaSalle’s Students Of The Month

Patrick Sweeney and Lynette Colegrove were selected as Students of the Month for September at LaSalle High School.  Patrick Sweeney  More...

Obituaries

Clarence Wondergem

Clarence William Wondergem, 77, of Pickford, died Thursday, October 13, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born February 15, 1934, in McBain, the only son of Neal and Johanna (nee Kamminga) Wondergem. Mr. More...

Michael McCourt

Michael Patrick McCourt, 48, of Pleasant Ridge, died Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at his home after a twoyear battle with cancer.  He was born November 16, 1962, the oldest of Patrick and Peggy McCourt’s four boys. More...

Randolph Smith

Randolph Henry Smith, 64, of West Branch passed away suddenly Friday, October 14, 2011, in Mackinac County. Mr. Smith, a lifelong resident of West Branch, was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Obama Touts Help For Auto Industry

Not since George H.W. Bush’s nearly 300,000-vote 1988 sweep of hapless Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis has a Republican presidential nominee carried Michigan.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Greetings from Les Cheneaux, where it’s suddenly turned cold. We went from nearly 80-degree weather to 45-degree weather, but we certainly have no right to complain. The summer was extra warm and the fall was beautiful. More...

Engadine-Gould City

There will be a benefit bake sale and craft fair for Kim Greene, Wednesday, October 19, at 9 a.m. at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique, to help with medical expenses. More...


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