2005-01-27

Group Works To Get Mighty Mac Anniversary on Postage Stamp



A grass roots committee has begun promoting a U.S. postage stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. The group has submitted a proposal to the United States Postmaster General’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee asking for an official United States postal stamp of the Mackinac Bridge for 2007. It would be the second time the Mackinac Bridge has […]

Hospital Board Will Seek Millage Again

Second Attempt To Get Operational Funding

The Mackinac Straits Hospital board will ask voters for 1.2 mills for operations in an election Tuesday, May 3. This will be the second try for the county-wide millage proposal, which failed in November. The May election, the board feels, will give the hospital enough time to sell the proposal to the voters and, if it should fail again, enough […]

ā€˜Lā€™ is for Llama



St. Ignace kindergarten students learned “L” is for Llama this week, as Barb and Gary Davis of Moran brought their pet llama to visit the classrooms of Lil McDonald and Sherrie Gustafson Monday, January 24.

Library Awaits Glass, Plans April Opening



It looks like spring will bring the opening of the new St. Ignace Public Library at the corner of Spruce Street and US-2. Early-to-mid April is the likely time when construction of the facility can be completed and furnishings from the old library on Spring Street can be moved in, said officials at the Friday, January 21, meeting of the […]

Firemen, 9&10 News Crew Face Basketball Challenge



The 9&10 News All-Star team will compete in a charity basketball against DeTour school faculty and high school seniors at 12:30 p.m. and against St. Ignace firefighters at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 5. The DeTour contest will be at DeTour Area Schools and the St. Ignace match will be at the laSalle High School gymnasium. DeTour will donate its proceeds […]

Sculptures Highlight Mackinaw City Winterfest



Mackinaw City’s 2005 Winterfest January 14 through 16 drew six professional snow sculptures at the Mackinaw City Municipal Marina park. Taking first place both in event judging and in the people’s choice category was the caroling snowman family sculpture, created by Chris Gruber of Bay City and Steve and John Burrill of Hemlock. The trio took home cash prizes totaling […]

Cable Company to Add Warnings on TV Content

Concerns of St. Ignace Resident Lead to Agreement With Charter Communications

A compromise in Tom North’s five-year quest to give St. Ignace cable TV subscribers information and options regarding reception of two Canadian stations, some of the content from which he has called “obscene,” “pornographic,” and “illegal,” was offered and generally accepted at a Tuesday, January 11, meeting of the city’s cable television committee. Mr. North, who is also the Mackinac […]

Les Cheneaux Library Offers Euchre, Karaoke, Art, Travel Shows



Les Cheneaux Community Library will host youth euchre tournaments every Monday night, following a successful evening Monday, January 17, during which teens were treated to popcorn and beverages. Prizes were awarded to the winners. Participants asked for more, so euchre nights have been scheduled for Mondays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the library’s multiple purpose room. “We’re making […]

Youth Club Plans Ice Climbing Trip



Teens in the St. Ignace 4-H Challenge Club are planning a trip to climb frozen waterfalls at the Pictured Rocks on the first weekend in February, reported club leader Kirt Stage-Harvey of St. Ignace. The group will visit the Ice Climbing Festival in Munising, the second largest ice climbing festival in the country, February 4, 5, and 6, he said. […]

Rep. McDowell To Host Coffee Chats in Cedarville, DeTour, Pickford



State Representative Gary McDowell (D-Rudyard) will hold “Coffee Chats” in Pickford, DeTour Village, and Cedarville Monday, January 31. “I recently began my term as State Representative for the 107th District and I want to be available to hear people’s concerns about state issues,” Mr. McDowell said. “These coffee hours will give area residents an opportunity to sit down with me […]