Hospital Earns High Marks for Long Term Care

By Ellen Paquin

Mackinac Straits Hospital will be recognized as one of only a handful of hospitals in the state to be issued just one citation in an annual survey of the quality of care in the Long Term Care unit, hospital staff members learned Thursday, March 8. During its report to the staff and residents, a team of visiting health care surveyors […]

Fish Cribs

23 Now Await Brevort Lake Spring Thaw

Moran Twp. Considers New Fees for Water Use

Will Set Public Hearing

Moran Township residents may be asked to pay two new water fees, one to cover the township’s growing fire hydrant bill and one to create a maintenance fund for the township’s aging water system, following a public hearing on the matter that will be scheduled for the end of the month. Maintaining the Moran Township water system dominated the township […]

Ski Hill Will Wait To Fix Snow Maker

Recreation Options May See Growth at Silver Mountain

The snow-making machine at Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain broke down in mid-February, but the ski hill committee has recommended against spending $8,500 for new parts, owing to the approach of the end of snowmaking season, Moran Township Supervisor Jim Durm reported at the township meeting Wednesday, March 7. Pump bearings seized, ruining the machine’s pump, shaft, and coupling. Jake Tamlyn, […]

Biscayne Bay Joins Mackinaw in Spring Icebreaking Mission

In preparation for the 2007 shipping season, the St. Ignace-based Coast Guard cutter Biscayne Bay and the cutter Mackinaw of Cheboygan have begun icebreaking operations in the St. Marys River from Whitefish Bay to DeTour. Working with the two area cutters are the Mobile Bay of Sturgeon Bay and the Katmai Bay of Sault Ste. Marie. Ice cutting activities began […]

City Seeks Grants To Upgrade Wastewater Plant

Bus Station, New Park Discussed by Council

Plans to improve the St. Ignace wastewater treatment plant and the construction of a new bus station were discussed by City Council during its Monday, March 5, meeting. Also held that night was a public hearing on the Chief Wawatam park develop project. Council approved seeking grants for the $5.3 million project of upgrading the city’s wastewater treatment facility. Sewer […]

Hendricks Twp. To Ask Residents for Fire Aid

Millage Would Buy Fire Truck, Rescue Equipment

Hendricks Township will seek 2.5 mills for five years May 8 to purchase fire and rescue equipment, at the urging of volunteer firemen during the township’s Wednesday, March 7, meeting. If approved by voters, the millage will raise about $89,000 over its five-year term, said Fire Chief Al Dyer, allowing for the purchase of a “good, late model, used pumper […]

St. Ignace Twp. Ordinance Will Restrict Any New Tower Construction in Township

The St. Ignace Township board says it will establish a water tower ordinance that would restrict any new construction of a tower in the township. The decision was made during the board’s Thursday, March 8, meeting in response to a plea from resident Brian Schlehuber, whose family was evacuated from its home when the water tower in the township cracked […]

Mackinaw City Adopts Budget To Reflect Improvements Planned for Village This Year

New sidewalks, roof improvements to the Village Hall and Fire Station 2, and a sewer project on South Huron Avenue are among construction projects planned in Mackinaw City this year and reflected in the 2007/2008 budget, adopted by the Village Council Thursday, February 15. The budget projects $5,394,020 in revenue and expenditures for the year, $1,109,630 higher than last year’s […]

4 Basketball Teams Are District Champs

The St. Ignace Saints boys basketball team took the Class C district championship at Newberry with a win over Rudyard Friday, March 9. Team members include (front, from left) managers Adam Mullins, Gage Kreski, Kurt King; (middle row) ball boy Jackson Ingalls, Ben Matelski, Jake Weiss, Dan Olsen, Justin Emery, Anthony Lester; (back) Assistant Coach Jason Marshall, Jamin Corwin, Gerrit […]