February 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Rudyard School Mulls Consolidation

The Rudyard school district of 750 students is considering consolidating its schools into one building. More...

Closing Out the Season Aboard the Huron

Wind, ice, and careful maneuvering define the days of ferry crews as they cross the winter water between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. More...

News

City Asks Companies for Different Rules for Resident Passes

Mackinac Island Ferries

Ferry companies selling discounted resident passes this year will be asked by the City of Mackinac Island to set a cut-off date of April 1, and to not ask for a local voter registration card as proof of residency. More...

Strickland Re-elected To MTA Board

Newton Township Treasurer Marilyn Strickland will continue to represent township officials in Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft counties as District 4 director on the Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors. Mrs.  More...

Rudyard Co-op Among Three To Close Its Doors

Everything that has a beginning eventually has an end. For the Rudyard Co-op feed store, the end came last Wednesday, as it and the co-operatives in Cheboygan and Indian River closed their doors for the final time February 6.  More...

Sports

Local Hockey Players To Face Off Against Wings

Team Budweiser of St. Ignace will face off against former Detroit Red Wings players during this year’s U.P. Pond Hockey Championship. More...

Ice Bowling Championship Is Saturday on the Bay

Amid the players chasing pucks in the U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament, spectators can also watch bowling matches on lanes next to the hockey rinks. More...

Kalamazoo Team To Skate With Detroit Alums

Charles “Chas” Hubbard of Kalamazoo has been playing hockey his whole life. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Island Evolution Cautiously Observed  To the Editor:  More...

Columns

Looking Back

125 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace News Tuesday, February 14, 1888   Progressive diner parties are now the rage. More...

Michigan Politics

Some Applaud Snyder, Not Brewer

Those who cherish Outdoor Michigan — including the impact of the Great Lakes on the state’s economy and recreation — found much to applaud in Governor Rick Snyder’s budget message last week.  While much of the media cover More...

Keep Doing It: Advice for Growing Your Business

‘Make Them An Offer They Can’t Refuse’

Barnes & Noble bribed me to come into their store the other day. There wasn’t any pressing reason for me to go. It’s not like I don’t have several books sitting around that I have been meaning to read and haven’t yet. More...

Snowsfest Offers Winter Carnival

Fun Begins Thursday at Les Cheneaux

“We’re going to light up the winter sky,” said Greg Wagner, sponsor of a new, uplifting project at the multi-faceted Snowsfest winter celebration Thursday, February 14, through Sunday, February 17, in Cedarville and Hessel.  More...

Ski Whiz Highlights Naubinway Show

Snowmobiles on Display This Weekend

Winters in the Upper Peninsula have been mild the last few years, but this season has brought an abundance of snow, creating excellent conditions for snowmobiling.  “I am excited that we have snow” for the 21st annual Top of the Lake More...

City Wants To Buy Development Rights

At Proposed Hotel Site on Mackinac Island

The Mackinac Island City Council is offering the buy the development rights to the property at the head of the Arnold Dock for 100 rental bicycle licenses. More...

Social

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Gerald Oven and Sharon Puckett United in Marriage

Gerald Oven and Sharon Puckett, both of Naubinway, were united in marriage January 23, 2013.  The ceremony was held at the Hiawatha Sportsmen Club Activity Building in Engadine. The service was officiated by Pastor Tim Miller.  More...

John McCarthy Marks 99 Years

John McCarthy, formerly of Pickford and Sault Ste. Marie, recently celebrated his 99th birthday in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he resides with his wife, Verona.  Mr. McCarthy worked for U.S. More...

Obituaries

Jay Besteman

Jay Besteman, 93, of Rudyard, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Evergreen Living Center in St. More...

Mary Lewis

Mary Lucille Lewis, 89, of Moran, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Evergreen Living Center following a lingering illness.  She was born June 13, 1923, in Hersey.  More...

Robert Gray

Robert A. Gray, 76, of Drummond Island, passed away Monday evening, February 11, 2013, at Mackinac Straits Health System after a short illness.  Arrangements are incomplete, and in care of Dodson Funeral Home of St. Ignace.   More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)

The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the St. Ignace Public Library.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Grondin with the Pledge of Allegiance. More...


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