February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Ice Races Begin Monday

Ice and Snow Sailing World Championships at St. Ignace

Colorful sails, kites, and wings will fill the air over Chain Lake – and fill with air to power ice sailors from Europe and North America across the frozen water. More...

Publication Now on Stands

Curling is just about the only winter activity not to be found in the Eastern Upper Peninsula during February. More...

News

St. Ignace City Council Supports Establishment of Economic Development

St. Ignace City Council lent its support Monday, February 6, to a plan calling for the establishment of a county economic development office. More...

Selen Family of Finland To Compete at WISSA

It’s a sense of adventure that keeps Christelle Selen of Finland traveling across the ice – and across the Atlantic. The 39-year-old kite sailor will come to St. More...

McCaffrey Returns To U.P. To Perfect His Game

Mike McCaffrey is one of few World Ice and Snow Sailing Association (WISSA) athletes who are familiar with the Mackinac Straits area. More...

Obituaries

Gregory Stark

Gregory Joseph Stark, 42, of Cedarville, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012, in Bay City.  He was born October 16, 1969, in Warren to Lester and Betty Stark.  More...

Leda Ireland

Leda Joyce Ireland, 75, of Rudyard, died Friday, February 10, 2012, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born March 17, 1936, in Lapeer, to Ralph and Dorothy Grace (nee Abby) Parks. More...

Jorma ‘Ole’ Sarto

Jorma “Ole” Sarto, 95, of Mackinaw City, was employed as an engineer with Chrysler Corporation for 46 years. Mr. Sarto passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012, at home. More...

Columns

Snyder Budget Offers Education Incentives

Michigan Politics

From the start of statehood in 1837, the story of Michigan and its governors has been one of boom/bust/rebound.  The early vibes of Michigan’s latest rebound, giving the state a modest budget surplus after years of austerity, enabled Gover More...

Mackinac Island

Where is the snow? It’s February, and many folks are riding bicycles and walking. It certainly has been an unusual winter and very hard on any activities which involve snow or ice. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone.  More...

160 Pond Hockey Teams Ready For U.P. Tournament

Players Say St. Ignace Event Is A Favorite

Players from as far as Kentucky and California will lace up their skates and hit the ice for the sixth annual U.P. Pond Hockey tournament on the ice of Chain Lake in St. Ignace. More...

Snowsfest Offers ‘Big Top’ Theme

Winter Festival Centered at Hessel Bay Tent

Snowsfest festivities in Cedarville and Hessel celebrate winter, no matter what weather the season brings to the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Festival Debuts at Pickford

Community Event To Feature Blindfolded Snowmobile Race

The inaugural Pickford Winter Fest will focus on traditional winter activities such as skating, hockey, sleigh rides, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19. More...

Show To Highlight Sleds

Naubinway To Feature Antique Snowmobiles This Weekend

The town of Naubinway in western Mackinac County has become known for its display of antique and rare snowmobiles. More...

Curtis Carnival Is Saturday

Ice Fishing Action Draws Families To South Manistique Lake

Ice fishing will be the highlight at the Curtis Winter Carnival Saturday, February 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fishing on the small inland lakes in Curtis draws anglers to this resort community and its network of six small lakes year around.  More...

Social

Lois Miller, Andrew Paney

John and Carol Miller of St. Ignace and Wayne and Judy Paney of Joliet, Illinois, announce the engagement of their children, Lois Miller and Andrew Paney.  Miss Miller earned a degree from Central Michigan University. More...

Krista Huskey, Kevin Bucci

Krista Lynn Huskey and Kevin Matthew Bucci announce their plans for a July 7, 2012, wedding at the Rosewood Inn of Lansing.  More...

St. Ignace Honor Roll Students Named

LaSalle High, Second Quarter  More...

Sports

10 Saints Wrestlers Qualify for Regionals

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Thurston Records 150th Career Win

Junior Galloway Thurston, wrestling in the 171 pound and 189 pound weight divisions, recorded his 150th career win with a 6-2 decision over Caleb Pommerenke of Rogers City during the team Division 4 district championships Wednesday, February 8, in Ro More...

St. Ignace Falls in District Team Wrestling Finals

The St. Ignace wrestling team learned the difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. More...

Opinion

Would Like To See More K-12 Funding, More Details On Corrections Spending

To the Editor:  One year ago, our legislature was faced with the daunting task of balancing Michigan’s budget and erasing a $1.5 billion deficit. More...

May We Please Have The Puzzle At Its Original Size?

To the Editor:  More...

Does City Council Receive Benefits?

To the Editor:  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, February 6, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


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