February 23, 2006 RSS feed / News

City Council Paid for Jan. Attendance

A total of $1,490 was paid for January to members of the St. Ignace City Council for regular meetings and committee meetings. There were no payments to the mayor, since the position has been vacant since December 2005. More...

City Residents Question Use of RV’s on Vacant Lots

A seasonal resident clashed with the St. Ignace Planning Commission at its regular meeting Wednesday, February 15, over the issue of recreational vehicles like motor homes being parked on vacant lots. More...

Candidates Answer Questions at Public Forum

Nearly 30 people listened to the seven St. Ignace mayor candidates answer questions at a public forum at LaSalle High School gymnasium Tuesday, February 14. Michelle Walk, Michigan State University Extension director, was the mediator. More...

M-28 Accident Under Investigation

Police are investigating an M28 traffic accident Sunday, February 19, that hospitalized three people. Also, owing to a winter storm that produced high winds and white-out conditions, part of US-2, overlooking the sand dunes, was closed around 5 p.m. More...

World Day of Prayer Planned for March 3

An ecumenical service for World Day of Prayer will be held Friday, March 3, at 12:15 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace. Lunch will be provided following the service. All are welcome to attend. More...

‘Icy Blast:’ Snowsfest Crowd Braves Bitter Weather for Winter Fun at Hessel

By Amy Polk There was plenty of snow for this year More...

More Area Schools Announce Honor Roll Students

DeTour Area Schools Second Marking Period DeTour Elementary School More...

Annual Legislative Dinner for American Legion Posts March 18

The 27th annual Upper Peninsula Legislative Dinner of the Upper Peninsula Association More...

Ruth Kuchuk Joins Intermediate School District Team To Work With Autistic Children

Disorder Affects 49 Students in EUP District

To help autistic students make the most of their education, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District has hired Ruth Kuchuk to consult with teachers. She began her full-time duties January 3. More...

Games, Art Show To Highlight DeTour Winterfest Saturday

The 2006 DeTour Winterfest will be Saturday, February 25, in DeTour Village and will offer games, an auction, chili cook-off, and art show among the day More...

Matteson Completes Career Program

Lucas Matteson of St. Ignace was one of 116 students who were graduated by the Michigan Career and Technical Institute in Barry County Saturday, February 11. More...

McDowell To Host EUP Meetings Mon.

State Representative Gary McDowell will be at Pammi More...

Cutter Mackinaw Frees Barge and Tug Locked in Ice, Travels Under Bridge

The 61-year old Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw was called into action to free a barge and tugboat locked in the ice in Round Island Passage Tuesday, February 14. Once the lodged vessels were broken loose from their ice trap, the More...

Computer Classes Offered at Library

The St. Ignace Public Library has announced a Friends of the Library Meeting Monday, February 27, at 7 p.m. and free computer classes to be offered in March. More...

Stupak Requests Hearing About Heating Costs

United States Congressman Bart Stupak is requesting a hearing with the head of the U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee and the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee on dramatic price increases in natural gas and home heating oil. More...

Ray Rick Takes Top Honors in Island Chili Cook-off

Mackinac Island residents, including cross-country skiers participating in the postcard poker rally, gathered at the Village Inn Restaurant to sample 11 chili creations entered in the 13th Annual Chili Cook-off Saturday, February 18. More...

Diabetes Class Set for Tues. at Sault

A class on basic diabetes care will be offered Tuesday, February 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health Center Auditorium of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Friday Fundraisers Kick Off Efforts of Kincheloe Youth

Group To Assist in Hurricane Relief

Two fundraisers planned for Friday, February 24, at Kincheloe will help youth from Northern Light Assembly of God Church who have an opportunity to go on a mission trip to assist in Hurricane Katrina relief in Gulf Port, Mississippi in June. More...

Church, Dean Finish YearLong Karaoke Challenge

Cesilee Dean of St. Ignace and Troy Church of Brimley say they are grateful for the opportunity to sing at America More...

Naubinway Snowmobile Show Draws 222 Vintage and Rare Sleds

Cathie Sposito of St. Ignace examines one of the largest, most exotic, antique snowmobiles at the Naubinway Annual Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show Saturday, February 18. More...

Police Note Increase in Illegal Prescription Drug Sales in U.P.

An increase in prescription drugs being sold on the streets of the Upper Peninsula has been reported by the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET), following the arrest of a downstate man on drug charges. More...

St. Ignace Twp. Adopts Budget

St. Ignace Township residents skipped a public hearing held by the board to review the fiscal year 2006 budget totaling $138,062 Thursday, February 9. No one except township officials attended the meeting. More...

Waters Closed at St. Ignace, Island

Grays Reef Passage and the waters between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island were closed to navigation by the United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port in Sault Ste. Marie Friday, February 17. More...

DeVos Campaign Seeks Volunteers

Representatives from Republican Dick DeVos More...

Court Report

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, February 14 and 15, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Hessel’s Jeff Davis Named President of State Society of Pro Surveyors

Jeffrey Davis of Hessel was elected president of the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors at the organization%27s January meeting. He was previously serving as the society More...

Talent Show To Raise Funds for 5th Grade Trip

Les Cheneaux Students Preparing Variety of Acts, Hope To Earn $1,000 Toward Chicago Excursion

Fifth grade students at Les Cheneaux Elementary School hope a talent show this weekend will bring them closer to Chicago. More...

Curtis’ Cold Winter Carnival Warmed Up With Family Fun, Food, Fish

Scott Kirk of Churubusco, Indiana, was the winner of the raffle contest during the 12th annual Curtis Winter Carnival Saturday, February 18, winning a choice between a 2006 Ski-Doo snowmobile or a new all-terrain fourwheeler. More...

Ice Follies Set for Sunday

Award winning figure skaters and ice dancers, as well as local skaters and a performance by the St. More...

VFW To Host Chicken Dinner Sat.

A chicken and gleasants dinner will be hosted Saturday, February 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall in St. Ignace. The allyou can-eat meal includes salads and desserts and costs $6 per adult and $3 per child age 12 and younger. More...

Bell Earns Degree

Colleen Bell of McMillan was among students who completed all graduation requirements for the associate More...

Red Hat Group To Meet Thurs.

The Jewels of the Straits Red Hat Society will meet Thursday, February 23, at 6 p.m. at the Rock Bottom Tavern in Moran for dinner. New members are welcome. More...

Couple To Augment Donations to St. Helena Island Lighthouse

For every dollar donated to restoration efforts at St. More...

Caregiver Support Groups To Meet

The Mackinac County caregiver support group will meet in the Education Room of the Mackinac Straits Long Term Care Facility at 220 Burdette Street in St. Ignace Tuesday, March 14, at 6 p.m. More...

Lawmakers Propose Legislation To Sort Out Prescription Drug Prices

An investigation by Attorney General Mike Cox into prescription drug pricing at pharmacies throughout the state has revealed that prices often vary widely for the same drug, and has led lawmakers to propose legislation calling for the state to post a More...

DNR Conducting Gray Wolf Survey Through March 10

A survey to detect the presense of gray wolves in the northern Lower Peninsula is being conducted from February 13 through March 10 by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). More...

Marine Reunion Set

The Third Marine Division Association will hold its annual family reunion August 9 to August 13 at the Hyatt Regency hotel at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More...

Mapleview Plans Revised, Public Hearing Set

Island business owner Ira Green was back before Mackinac Island planners for a second attempt to garner support for a land use change to convert an employee housing unit into a hotel. More...

Military Notes

Jennifer Beckman Navy Seaman Jennifer Beckman, daughter of Julie and stepdaughter of James Wileman of Kincheloe, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois. More...

Lions Club Benefit Dinner Feb. 27

The Pickford Lions Club will host a benefit spaghetti dinner Monday evening, February 27, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pickford Township Hall on Main Street. The dinner is a fundraiser to help offset the cost of Barbara Schwab%27s medical expenses. More...


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