March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Effort Is Holding Off Winter’s Icy Grip

St. Ignace Marina

The St. Ignace Municipal Marina might appear silent and still after the seasonal slips empty and special events shift to the ice on Moran Bay, but constant maintenance protects the structure from ice during the winter.  More...

Grebes Honored

Mackinaw City Volunteers

Mackinaw City resident Carol Grebe and her late husband, Kurt Grebe, were named the Mackinaw Area Historical Society’s Volunteers of the Year at its annual Cabin Fever Dinner Sunday, March 8, in recognition of their efforts to help establish He More...

Divers Take Cold Plunge to Help Repair Biscayne Bay

The United States Coast Guard and the Michigan State Police Underwater Recovery Unit worked Tuesday, March 3, to repair a broken depth finder on the bottom of the icebreaking tug USCGC Biscayne Bay. The cutter was repaired at its St. More...

News

Residents Raise Concerns About Septic at Proposed Worker Housing Complex on Island

The Mackinac Island Planning Commission has not received any new information about the proposed employee housing complex in the Stonecliffe neighborhood since the project was first introduced in October, but residents near the development raised conc More...

Public Comment Sought on Update of Wolf Management Plan

The public can comment on a draft update of the 2008 Michigan Wolf Management Plan during a 30-day period, concluding Friday, April 3.  More...

Several Meetings Scheduled for Mackinac Island Budget

Mackinac Island citizens will have a chance to review and comment on next year’s budget during a public hearing hosted by the Mackinac Island City Council Wednesday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. in City Hall. More...

Sports

Dan Laitinen Spears 50-inch, 38-pound ‘Monster Musky’

Fisherman Dan Laitinen of Barbeau speared this monster 50-inch, 38-pound Great Lakes musky Saturday afternoon, February 28, on Munuscong Bay. More...

Fresh Fish, Frozen Fun: Tassier Derby Sees Increased Turnout at Les Cheneaux

Good weather drove increased participation this year for the fifth Steve Tassier Memorial Pike and Perch Fishing Derby Saturday, March 7 through Sunday, March 8, at the Les Cheneaux Islands. More...

Colegrove, Tillman Bowl In State Individual Finals

Saints Girls Bowling Team Also Competes

Sharman Colegrove Places 15th in State Finals More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Some GOP Support for Gay Marriage

Numerous prominent Michigan Republicans, including a Who’s Who of past leaders, are among those in U.S. Supreme Court legal briefs backing gay marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  More...

Les Cheneaux

It was wonderful to hear from Kitty Sims, who lives in Stalwart. She has been active in the Stalwart Fair for nearly 75 years. She is always kind and thoughtful to everyone. I appreciate hearing from you, Kitty. Thanks for your encouragement.  More...

DEAL ME IN

Possible, But Improbable Of Hitting The Big Kahuna

Dear Mark:  I just returned from Las Vegas and noticed every casino offers banks of slot machines that offer those huge progressive jackpots. More...

DNR Chiefs Want Graymont Mining Proposal Approved

With the last of the state’s concerns about a new limestone mining operation in northwest Mackinac County satisfied, senior administrators at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) now recommend that Graymont, Inc. More...

Food Pack Expands To Summer Meals

The St. Ignace Community Food Pack Program received grants from both Enbridge and the Superior Health Foundation totaling $3,139. More...

Fishing Is Fine for Pike and Perch Derby

This Weekend: Last Chance for Walleye

With weather warming, good fishing conditions, and new prizes, the Last Chance Walleye Derby is expected to draw a crowd to Munuscong Bay Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14.  “The fishing is unbelievable this year. More...

Cryderman, Brown Compete at State Wrestling Finals

Seniors James Cryderman and Jason Brown of St. Ignace made their final high school appearances on the wrestling mat during the state finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills Thursday, March 5, Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7.   More...

HDC Committee to Discuss Options With Council Soon

Historic district commissions can quickly create new historic districts if a historic building or space is threatened. More...

Homes Continue Freezing, Even as Weather Warms Up

Homes in the City of St. Ignace continue to freeze, even as daytime temperatures peak into the 30s.  More...

Social

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Local Students Earn NMU Degrees

Local students who were graduated from Northern Michigan University in December 2014 are Gerrit Mortensen of St.  More...

Mason Stierley Named Distinguished Student at Rudyard Schools

Mason Stierley, a senior at Rudyard High School, has been named the school’s Distinguished Student of the Month. He was presented the award Monday, February 23.  More...

Obituaries

Clifford Waybrant

Clifford Ruben Waybrant of Pickford was a World War II veteran who worked as a lumberjack, served in the Coast Guard, and later worked in dredging. Mr. Waybrant died Saturday, February 28, 2015, in Sault Ste. More...

Lorna Kelley

Lorna Ellen Kelley, 90, of Drummond Island, enjoyed a lifetime of activity in the community where she grew up. More...

Stella Grzymala

Stella Mary Grzymala, 68, of Howell, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, March 8, 2015, at Providence Park Hospital in Novi.  She was born April 13, 1946, to Leo and Ann (nee Marshall) Krzeminski on Mackinac Isl More...

Opinion

Enjoys Online Edition of Newspaper

To the Editor:  We finally got your online version of the paper after missing too many of the printed versions. You all run a great paper. We are in Carp Lake and there is more information on Mackinaw City and the area than any other source. 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 March 2, 2015

The Regular Council Meeting convened at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the LaSalle High School with Mayor Grondin presiding.  Council approved the Rock and Run by Mackinac Straits Health Foundation for Saturday, May 16, 2015.   More...


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