December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sharing a Wish With Santa

Hannah Dorenbecker finds her moment to talk to Santa Claus, who visited with students at Gros Cap School following their Christmas singing program Thursday evening, December 18. More...

98-acre Property Given to Mackinaw Historical Society

Christmas came early for the Mackinaw Area Historical Society when Virginia May of Sandy, Utah, donated 98 acres to the organization, neighboring its Heritage Village property on the western side of Mackinaw City. More...

News

Strategically Planning for a Potential Oil Spill at Straits of Mackinac: It’s Up to Us

Are we prepared for an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac?  More...

Enbridge Purchases Mackinaw City Properties for Pipeline Upgrades

Enbridge Energy has purchased three properties in Mackinaw City to assist it with upcoming upgrades to its Line 5 pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac. More...

State House and Senate Enact Tax Reform to Fix Michigan Roads

Several tax increases and shifts will generate $1.2 billion for Michigan’s roads, $300 million for Michigan schools, $130 million for municipal bus system subsidies, and $95 million for local governments. More...

Sports

Seven Individuals, Two Teams Inducted into LaSalle Hall of Fame

Seven individual athletes and two teams, including the 1971-1972 and 1972-1973 boys basketball teams, were inducted into the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame at the seventh awards ceremony at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, December 20. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Drop Overtime Heartbreaker To Orioles; Home Winning Streak Snapped   More...

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cedarville Defeats St. Ignace; Kreski Reaches 1000th Point   The Cedarville Trojans outscored St. Ignace 66-28 in the final three quarters to down the Saints 76-43 during a non-conference game at John Duncan Gymnasium Tuesday, December 16. St. More...

Columns

Camp Leaves With Widely Hailed Legacy

Michigan Politics

This is the final year in office for four lawmakers who have had remarkable runs on Capitol Hill and are primarily responsible for giving Michigan more clout there than most states.  More...

Engadine-Gould City

A Christmas meal will be offered at the Garfield Township Hall Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The meal is sponsored by the Engadine United Methodist Church. More...

Les Cheneaux

Christmas Day, 2014! It is difficult to realize that another year has passed, and so quickly.  More...

Christmas Surprise: Dad Comes Home

J.J. More...

Wolves Back On Endangered List

A federal judge’s ruling that wolves are still an endangered species has halted state management of them, including hunting, in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. In a 111-page decision issued Friday, December 19, Judge Beryl A. More...

History Recalls Work of Boynton

St. Ignace was different in the late 1880s. The arrival of winter ice in the Straits of Mackinac cut off most shipping traffic between Michigan’s peninsulas. More...

Social

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

BIRTH

Adalynn West

Brandon West and Sara Crist of St. Ignace announce the birth of a daughter, Adalynn Taylor West, born Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

Brodeur-Bunker Graduated From CMU

Morgan Lee Brodeur- Bunker was graduated Saturday, December 13, from Central Michigan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in marketing and hospitality services administration.  She is the daughter of Leanne Brodeur and More...

Obituaries

Timothy Brooks

Timothy Morris Brooks, 71, of Ozark, died peacefully early Monday, December 22, 2014, at his home, surrounded by family members. He had been ill with cancer.  He was born May 10, 1943, to Morris and Irene Brooks in Amarillo, Texas.  More...

Jerrine ‘Jerri’ Brown

Jerrine “Jerri” M. More...

Thomas Smith

Thomas William Smith, 62, of Cedarville, died Friday, December 19, 2014, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born February 8, 1952, to Leslie and Margaret (nee Duncan) Smith in Detroit.  Mr. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

January 2015  Winterfest, January 16 –18, Mackinaw City  February 2015  Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship, February 12 –15, St. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings – Your Government at Work   Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace  Summary of Council Proceedings  December 15, 2014 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014 in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...


Click here for digital edition
2014-12-25 digital edition