February 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Financing Outlined for Casino Project

Lansing Future, Managed by Campbell, To Pay All Up-front Development Costs

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has partnered with developer Lansing Future, LLC with plans to build a $245 million casino in downtown Lansing. More...

Ice Follies Skaters To Perform Sunday

The North Star Figure Skating Association’s ice follies show in St. Ignace will feature skating performances set to today’s pop/rock music. The performance, which will be at 1 p.m. More...

News

Basket Raffles Aid Trojans Programs

The Trojan Booster Club at Les Cheneaux Community Schools will conduct raffles with themed baskets as the prizes at upcoming basketball games. More...

Hardwater Kiter Krug Brings Need for Speed To Straits

Christopher Krug has been ice sailing for the last decade. The New Hampshire resident says he loves the sport for its speed and freedom. He’ll be among those to compete in St. More...

Bunke Runs I-500 in 9 Hours, 24 Minutes for Win

The championship race of the International 500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie Saturday, February 4, was won by Gabe Bunke of Bunke Racing, from Moorhead, Minnesota, riding a Polaris snowmobile. More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Continue Success with Parents Night SAC Win over Rogers City   The St. Ignace Saints continue to roll with a 77-14 Straits Area Conference win over the Rogers City Hurons during parents night at LaSalle High School. Rev. More...

Hooping Game To Benefit Oncology Dept.

The St. Ignace Saints girls program will host its fourth annual Hooping For A Cure basketball game, the third with the Cheboygan Chiefs, Thursday, February 23. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  (Week 21)  Mackinaw Trolley 25, News Crew 24, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 19, Gateway Lanes 19, Apollo Home Mortgage 16, Bessie’s Pasties 15, Brown’s Lawn Care 13, Fred’s Pub 9.  More...

Opinion

Are Proposed Franchise Fees Too Excessive For Survival Of Boat Lines?

To the Editor:  Having read the article about the windfall Mackinac Island has received in ferry franchise revenue (The St. Ignace News, February 2, 2012), I feel compelled to share my point of view.  More...

City Residents Face Price Hikes And Can’t Afford More

To the Editor:  I am writing in response to an article that was published in The St. Ignace News January 18, 2012, about the city council meeting. More...

Cutter Is Under Command Of Lt. Walter

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Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Moran Twp. Minutes

Moran Township Board W1362 US-2, St. Ignace, MI 49781 (906) 643-8027  SYNOPSIS OF MEETING MINUTES  February 1, 2012, Regular Meeting  Meeting called to order at 6:00 pm. All members present.   More...

Ice Events To Move West of Bridge

St. Ignace Pond Hockey, World Sailing Championships Planned Near Green Island

It’s official: The U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament and the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association championships at St. Ignace later this month will take place on Lake Michigan near Green Island, west of the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Matelski Named Marina Director

But Advisory Committee Not Consulted

Retired St. Ignace Police Chief Tim Matelski has been hired as the new marina director of the St. More...

Rare Flower May Be Jeopardized By Road Project

A county road commission ditchcleaning project last spring in Hendricks Township may have disturbed the habitat of a rare flower species. The Mackinac County Road Commission now faces notices of violation from several regulatory agencies.  More...

Social

Ashlyn Lawrence

Erik and Jodi (nee Riegel) Lawrence of Kingsley announce the birth of a daughter, Ashlyn Elizabeth Lawrence, born January 1, 2012, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. More...

Ariel and Frank Suszynski of Macomb announce the birth of their daughter, Scarlet Allana Suszynski. She was born Monday, January 16, 2012, at 11:11 a.m., at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy. More...

Karen Barrios, Jason Nelson United in Marriage

Karen Ann Barrios and Jason Emil Nelson of Lafayette, Louisiana, were married at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist Saturday, January 7, 2012. The Reverend Chester Arceneaux officiated the 1:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Henry Jurkowski

Henry Jurkowski, of Drummond Island, died Monday, January 30, 2012, on his 96th birthday.  He was born January 30, 1916, in Hamtramck, to Michael and Elizabed Sophia (nee Wgodzinska) Jurkowski. He grew up in Hamtramck.  Mr. More...

Mitzi Chapla

Mitzi Sue Chapla, 54, of Escanaba, died Monday, January 23, 2012, at her home in Escanaba.  She was born May 5, 1957, in Sault Ste. Marie, to Nyle and Beverly (nee Rye) Waybrant.  She married Ricky Chapla May 26, 1990.  More...

Betty Colegrove

Betty Jane Colegrove, 76, of St. Ignace, died Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace.  She was born February 27, 1935, in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm Embarks On TV Show Biz

Over the last half-century, most Michigan governors upon leaving office have gone into or sought another form of public service. More...

DEAL ME IN

Shopping List For The Right Blackjack Setup

Dear Mark: Please settle a disagreement between my brother and me. My brother thinks he has better odds against the house at blackjack playing out of a shoe with several decks. More...

Brevort

Jacob Becker of Cheboygan visited with his grandparents, John and Pega Kennedy, this past week. While here he helped his grandfather put a new ceiling in the garage.  More...