2017-01-26

Winterfest Draws A Crowd



City Consults on Manager Post

Council Hears From Escanaba’s Bob Valentine About Process

The St. Ignace City Council held a special meeting Friday afternoon, January 20, so it could meet with Escanaba City Treasurer and Human Resources Manager Bob Valentine. Mr. Valentine gave the council some advice about how it can carry out its search for city manager using lessons from Escanaba’s current manager search efforts. He visited the council as a professional […]

Hockey Plans Coming Along

U.P. Pond Hockey Championship at St. Ignace

One-hundred-eighty-nine teams have so far registered to play in the Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship at St. Ignace Thursday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19, and organizers are hopeful that the tournament can be held on Moran Bay. They have secured the cooperation of the Mackinac Island boat lines to ensure that ice formation there is not disturbed, said […]

New Rescue Truck Approved



The Clark Township Board of Trustees approved the purchase of a new rescue truck at its Wednesday, January 18, meeting. Township residents passed a two-year, 0.85- mill tax levy in November to allow for the purchase of the truck among other rescue equipment. The truck will be purchased from CSI Emergency Apparatus of Grayling, with O’Connor’s Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram […]

Local EUP Residents Return Home Inspired by Women’s Marches



Community members traveled to Lansing and Washington, D.C., last weekend, to participate in Women’s Marches in support of women’s issues and a wide range of social programs. The Saturday, January 21, demonstrations remained peaceful throughout the day, they report, as women, and men, too, came together in solidarity. The marches, they said, were also a call to get involved in […]

Community Calendar of Events



Thursday, January 26 Soo Area Sportsmen’s Club Walleye Jamboree begins, 1 a. m., Munuscong Bay, Pickford. Cabin Fever Days for Women, 10: 30 a. m. to 3 p. m., Bethel Lutheran Church, Cedarville. “A Northern Lights Sky” Corks & Canvas Art Class, 6: 30 p. m. to 8: 30 p. m., Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis. Young Adult Writers […]

Two Michigan Women Stir National Politics

Michigan Politics

Some Michigan folks who have been acclaimed by now-President Donald Trump were prominent during Inaugural Week in Washington, D.C., including two women who have headed the state GOP. Most prominent in the national press was former Michigan Republican State Chairwoman Betsy DeVos, who, in my view, did well in congressional hearings as the controversial nominee as Secretary of Education in […]

Township Board Meeting Cancelled



The Moran Township Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, at 6 p.m. has been cancelled. A budget workshop for the 2017- 2018 fiscal year has been scheduled for Thursday, February 16, at 10 a.m. at the Moran Township Hall. Any other business brought before the board will also be discussed.

St. Ignace Volunteer Trish Sanders Brings Assistance To Help Businesses Grow



Trish Sanders works at the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce office to help small businesses set up and maintain a Web site. She also has organized a program to help high school students prepare for college and employment, and plans to soon provide workshops for small business owners. An Ameri- Corps VISTA employee, she has worked in the office since […]

All About The Town



Many people in this country make New Year’s resolutions: I want a better job; I am going to quit smoking; I am going to lose weight! Programs to help with fitness and weight loss goals are available in the St. Ignace area. At Little Bear East Arena here in St. Ignace, at 275 Marquette Street, I met with Derek Rountree, […]