2017-01-12 / Columns

St. Ignace

By Miriam Blair
(630) 280-5700 • miriamblair@att.net

The St. Ignace high school bowling team will sponsor a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, January 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Gateway Lanes and Fred’s Pub in St. Ignace. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children eight and younger. There will be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and bake sale. Advance tickets may be purchased from any Saints bowler or people may pay at the door January 18.

The St. Ignace Firemen’s Association will host a cornhole tournament Saturday, January 21, in the Kewadin Shores Casino tent at St. Ignace. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with the tournament starting at 11 a.m. Cost for the double elimination, tournament style competition is $40 per adult team if registered ahead of time or $50 the day of the tournament. Cash prizes will be awarded. For more information or to register, those wishing to participate should email sifd.association@gmail.com. Proceeds will benefit the St. Ignace Volunteer Fireman Association.


Musician and noted harmonica player Peter “Madcat” Ruth and his band traveled to St. Ignace and played a series of songs to entertain the elementary School students Thursday, December 8. They also performed at the St. Ignace Public Library Friday, December 9. (Photograph by Alysse Bentley) Musician and noted harmonica player Peter “Madcat” Ruth and his band traveled to St. Ignace and played a series of songs to entertain the elementary School students Thursday, December 8. They also performed at the St. Ignace Public Library Friday, December 9. (Photograph by Alysse Bentley) Mobsteel, a design/build car company in Detroit, will be featured on the History Channel’s #DetroitSteel Saturday, January 28, at 10 p.m. Steve Ryan, formerly of St. Ignace, is a member of the Mobsteel crew. Steve is the son of Ed and Donna Ryan of St. Ignace.

Birthday wishes to Adam Ryan, Kathy Kittel, and Joan Therrian January 13, Keith Webster January 14, Kelly Champion January 17, and Evelyn Corp January 18.

Recreation Director Scott Marshall says the next event at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace is the Men’s Battle at the Bridge Hockey Tournament Friday, January 27, through Sunday, January 29. More teams are needed. If interested, contact Scott Winkelman at (906) 430-0377.


At left: Jenifer Strauss tells kindergarten, first, and second grade students in St. Ignace a Christmas story about a 150-yearold lantern that a Finnish family once owned and told stories around. Once everyone in that family was gone, Mrs. Strauss bought the lantern to continue telling Christmas stories around it. Mrs. Strauss is enthusiastic while sharing her stories, and the students enjoyed it very much Wednesday, December 21. (Photograph by Alysse Bentley) At left: Jenifer Strauss tells kindergarten, first, and second grade students in St. Ignace a Christmas story about a 150-yearold lantern that a Finnish family once owned and told stories around. Once everyone in that family was gone, Mrs. Strauss bought the lantern to continue telling Christmas stories around it. Mrs. Strauss is enthusiastic while sharing her stories, and the students enjoyed it very much Wednesday, December 21. (Photograph by Alysse Bentley) Moose Lodge 999 on Mackinac Trail is offering their Friday fish fry all winter, serving from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Last week folks were entertained with music by the Rusted Spurs.

During the holidays, Dave, Trey, and Taylor Blair, along with Dawn and Dustin Wilcox, built a snow bear on the lawn at Ed Blair’s home on Chambers Street. It was a fun day. They recalled first bear was built by the family in 1983, copying Dawn Blair’s stuffed teddy bear.


At left: This snow bear was built during the holidays by Dawn and Dustin Wilcox, Dave Blair, and Trey and Taylor Blair at the Blair home on Chambers Street. At left: This snow bear was built during the holidays by Dawn and Dustin Wilcox, Dave Blair, and Trey and Taylor Blair at the Blair home on Chambers Street. Thought for the day: When it comes to going after what you want in life, don’t take “no” for an answer.

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