December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Options Explored To Fund Economic Development Plan

The Mackinac County planning commissioners still believe that the county desperately needs an economic development office if there is going to be any coordinated effort to assist our communities reach their desired economic goals. More...

Here Comes Santa Claus!

Lights flash and sirens ring out from the Mackinac Island Fire Department truck heading down Market Street and announcing the arrival of Santa Claus. More...

News

Postal Service Says Cost-Cutting Will Delay Mail, But By How Much?

It may still be called “first class,” but under changes proposed Monday, December 5, the U.S. More...

Local Representatives Turn To Foundation To Aid In Redevelopment Plans

Father Marquette Memorial

Local representatives pursuing redevelopment of the Father Marquette National Memorial site north of the Mackinac Bridge have changed gears and met with representatives from the Prima Civitas Foundation in Lansing Wednesday, November 16, to see if th More...

Mackinaw City Economic Development Corporation Finds New Vigor With Manager

With a new village manager experienced in economic development, the Mackinaw City Economic Development Corporation hopes to find new energy to offer business opportunities to the village.  More...

Sports

St. Ignace Wins 33rd Lions Wrestling Invitational; Four Saints Finish First

The St. Ignace Saints wrestling team won the 33rd Annual LaSalle High School St. Ignace Lions Invitational Saturday, December 10. More...

Kiwanis Club Fish Dinner To Benefit St. Ignace Saints Basketball Programs

The St. Ignace Kiwanis Club will host a fish dinner to benefit the St. Ignace girls and boys basketball program Friday, December 16, at LaSalle High School from 5 to 6:30 p.m. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  (Week 12)  Mackinaw Trolley 54, Brown’s Lawn Care 49, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 47, Gateway Lanes 42, Apollo Home Mortgage 39, News Crew 37, Fred’s Pub 37, Bessie’s Pasties 31.  HTG/s: Mackinaw Troll More...

Opinion

Combine Offices For Taxpayer Savings

To the Editor:  More...

Transfer Duties To The County Clerk

To the Editor:  I would like to make a suggestion for the Mackinac County commissioners: With the resignation of our Register of Deeds, it would save the county taxpayers approximately $80,000 simply by following a common practice in other count More...

EUP Business Is Ready for Takeoff

Northern Wings Entrepreneur Finds Local Growth Opportunities Are Strong

A walk into the boardroom of Northern Wings Repair in Newberry is like a walk into a war room. A white board is tattooed with large arrows and objectives. A speaker exudes authority as he speaks of current and future directives.  More...

Ambulances Get Break on Tolls

Mackinac Bridge Authority Wants To Boost Use of Electronic Payments

Ambulances will pay a flat rate on the Mackinac Bridge, regardless of weight, even those that fall into the more costly “truck” toll category, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) decided at its meeting Friday, December 9, at its boardroom More...

Commissioners To Turn Watchful Eye on County Expenses This Year

County commissioners will be especially watchful of county expenses in the coming year, with a goal of closing a gap between revenues and expenses over the next two or three years, they said when they adopted the county’s $6.48 million general More...

Ski Hill Will Stay Open This Winter, Township Decides

Moran Township will keep Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain Ski Hill open in some capacity this winter, in spite of the likelihood that the St. Ignace City Council will stop providing $13,000 in operating expenses. More...

Social

Rickley, North Wed in Jamaica

Mary Joe Rickley and Michael North were married November 7, 2011, at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  Joining the ceremony and accompanying them on the wedding trip were Kirk and Julie Lipnitz of Moran.  More...

Gustin Completes USCG Training

Curtis Gustin of St. Ignace was graduated from the United States Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey, as an E3 November 11. He was a member of the Tango 185 company.  More...

Obituaries

Helen ‘Midge’ Browning

Helen “Midge” Browning, 75, of Garnet, passed away Thursday evening, December 8, 2011, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette.  She was born September 18, 1936, in Newberry to Ellis and Gertrude (nee Lewis) Hood. More...

Frederick Haffner

Frederick Haffner, 92, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away December 4, 2011, with his family at his side. A pediatrician for more than 42 years in Cincinnati, Dr. Haffner was a fixture at Children’s Hospital and beloved by his patients. More...

Royden Hockaday

Royden Elmer Hockaday, 79, of Windsor, Ontario, passed away peacefully at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor, surrounded by his family, Wednesday, November 23, 2011.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s Mitten War With Wisconsin

The Green Bay Packers have bragging rights this year over the Detroit Lions in the National Football League, as do the University of Wisconsin Badgers over the Michigan State Spartans as champions of the Big Ten.  But no way will Wisconsin grab More...

Lookiing Back

120 YEARS AGO  The St. Ignace News  Saturday, December 12, 1891  More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

This school year, districts around the state saw their per-pupil foundation amount reduced by $470 per student. There were two one-time sources of revenue to make up some of the cut. More...


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