March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Star Line Pushes City For Fee Cut

Star Line ferry representatives asked the Mackinac Island City Council Tuesday, March 20, to reduce the 7% ferry franchise fee, insisting that the high rate charged last year will threaten all three companies providing ferry service between the Islan More...

Preventing Forest Fires: Next Few Weeks Are Critical in EUP

Warmer-than-normal weather has led to an earlier forest fire season. Fire danger levels have been moderate to very high in the northern lower and eastern upper peninsulas at the end of March.  More...

News

America’s Big Wealth Gap: Is It Good, Bad, Or Irrelevant To Our Economy?

Not since the Roaring ‘20s has the income gap between rich and poor been as wide as it is today in America – a development that has set politicians, various advocates, and average citizens debating if and why it matters.  More...

St. Ignace City Council Pay Reported For February

St. Ignace City Council pay for February amounted to $1,180. More...

House OK’s Extended Upper Peninsula Welcome Center Hours

A state budget amendment provides $200,000 to maintain operation of the Michigan Welcome Centers in St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, and Sault Ste. Marie on a minimum schedule of at least eight hours a day, seven days a week, in 2012. More...

Sports

Students Honored at SAC Scholar Athlete Recognition Awards Banquet

Tyler Wilson Receives SAC Student Advisory Award

Ninety-six senior scholar athletes with a 3.25 grade point average or better and varsity letter winners from the Straits Area Conference were honored during the annual recognition banquet at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Wednesday, March 21. More...

Six Area Youth Bowlers Receive Scholarships

The Dondee Youth Bowling League presented scholarships for sportsmanship, grade point average, and essay writing to six young bowlers Saturday, February 18. More...

Three EUP Schools Given New State Classification

St. Ignace, Rudyard, and Sault Ste. Marie will change classifications for basketball and volleyball for the 2012-2013 school year.  The Saints and Bulldogs will move down to Class D and the Blue Devils up to Class A. St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

90th Birthday To a Former Boss, Governor Milliken

This is a somewhat awkward salute to 1969-1982 Governor William G. Milliken, Michigan’s longest-serving governor.  More...

St. Ignace

It’s wonderful to go on vacation, but coming back it’s always nice to see the Mackinac Bridge, then I know I’m not far from family and friends, who are a big part of my life. More...

Looking Back

120 YEARS AGOThe St. Ignace NewsSaturday, March 26, 1892 The camps in this vicinity are breaking up. ••• The public schools closed yesterday for a week. More...

County Will Not Use Fund for EDC

Hospital Work Is Priority for Commission

The county will not set aside money from its reserve funds to establish an Economic Development Center, after all, commissioners told the public Thursday, March 22, but in the future, commissioners may consider other ideas to fund the effort, includi More...

Job Fair Is April 3

Hospitality Training Included at St. Ignace

Prospective employees are invited to attend the St. Ignace Job Fair Tuesday, April 3, at Little Bear East Arena. The fair will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the first hour focused solely on “Service with a Smile” training. More...

Soo Locks Opens Season

The Soo Locks opened at noon Saturday, March 24, 12 hours earlier than originally planned, and marked the beginning of the Great Lakes shipping season.  More...

Social

Hoolsema Named To Dean’s List

Brittany Hoolsema of Rudyard, majoring in biology, has earned a place on the dean’s list at Calvin College for fall 2011. More...

Woods Engagement

This article has been altered from the original publication. It has been removed. More...

Phyllis and Oren Suggitt Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

ANNIVERSARY

Phyllis and Oren Suggitt of Dafter will celebrate their 60th anniversary Thursday, March 29.  The couple was married March 29, 1952, at Central United Methodist Church in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Obituaries

Robert ‘Little Bob’ Hughey

Robert “Little Bob” Hughey, 86, of Goetzville, formerly of Mackinac Island and St. More...

Vera Holtom and John Holtom

Vera Belle Holtom and John Lorne Holtom, of Cedarville, have both died recently. Mrs. Holtom, 92, died Sunday, February 12, 2012, and Mr. Holtom, 95, died Monday, March 19, 2012. Both died at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. More...

Stanley Dickinson

Stanley Dickinson, an insurance agent from Petoskey who had many friends on Mackinac Island, passed away at the age of 82 Sunday, March 25.  Arrangements are being handled by Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey.   More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING  FEBRUARY 21, 2012 AT 3:30PM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 3:30 PM  Roll Call: Present – Hill, Wellnitz, Lofdahl, Miller, Carpenter.   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings(Unofficial)The regular meeting of the St. IgnaceCity Council was held on Monday,March 19, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.The meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. More...


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