February 11, 2010 RSS feed / News

CCSS Will Offer First Aid Classes

Consolidated Community School Services (CCSS) will offer a Red Cross First Aid and Infant, Child, and Adult CPR course Wednesday, February 17, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. More...

Smith Joins St. Ignace Firm

Steve Smith, originally of St. Louis, Missouri, is the financial advisor for the Edward Jones investment firm located on 149 West US-2 in St. Ignace.   More...

Two Hurt in Home Gas Explosion Near Cedarville

One man remains hospitalized after a propane explosion destroyed   More...

St. Ignace School Board ‘Tough’ on Self Evaluation This Year

Eyes Changes to Athletic Passes, District Policies

The St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education was tough on itself in this year's self-evaluation, according to Superintendent Mike Springsteen, despite the good job they are doing with limited financial resources.   More...

Summary of the Three House Bills

House Bills 4497, 4498, and 4499, first introduced March 3, 2009, and sponsored by Rep. Cushingberry, allow "good time" credits for prisoners and allow for community placement of prisoners who meet certain criteria. More...

Road Commission Reveals Five-year Federal, State-Funded Road Plans

A five-year-plan of state and federally funded road projects for 2010 through 2014 was discussed at a Mackinac County Road Commission public hearing, although several bumps were discovered as road commissioners and township supervisors examined it. More...

Public Opinion Sought for Soo Locks Observation Deck

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District will host an informational meeting for the public regarding plans for the grounds and the observation deck at the Soo Locks. More...

Local Students Head to Regional Spelling Bee

The district spelling bee was Thursday, February 4, at St. Ignace with middle school students from Engadine, Mackinac Island, St. Ignace, and Gros Cap competing. More...

Accreditation Team Visits St. Ignace Area Schools

Educators from schools across the country who visited St. More...

Wildlife Refuge Offers Winter Films

A Winter Film Festival will begin Tuesday, February 16, at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The films will run every Tuesday at 7 p.m. through Tuesday, March 9. All films are free and open to the public. More...

Park Commission Meets March 26

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission will meet Friday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Kellogg Center on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing. More...

Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club To Host Monthly Meeting Monday

Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club will meet Monday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in St. Ignace. Members are asked to use the back entrance. More...

Engadine Library Offers Story Time

The Engadine Library will host a play group Saturday, February 20, at 11 a.m. for children two years of age and younger.   The library will also host preschool storytime Saturday, February 13, and Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m. More...

Community Growth Ideas Will Be Topic of Meeting

Program Is Thursday in St. Ignace

The Delta County Commerce Center and Delta County "Michigan Job Works" will meet with the St. More...

Bosley, Melcer Enjoy Music Program at DeTour School

Emily Bosley and Nicole Melcer are two student musicians who are enjoying the band program at DeTour High School.   More...

Airman O’Brien Is Promoted

Antonio O'Brien has been identified for early promotion to senior air- man in the U.S. Air Force. More...

Mason, Adams Buildings To Be Renovated in Sault Ste. Marie

A project called Park Place City Center has been planned at the Masonic and Adams buildings on the corner of Spruce and Ashmun streets in Sault Ste. More...

Local Help Is Available for Suicide Concerns

Friends and loved ones should be vigilant, and always respond with kindness and support if someone they know is considering suicide, experts advise. More...

Suicide Warning Signs

Information From U.S. More...

Local awareness groups that provide information:

• U.P. Dial Help Crisis Intervention Center (800) 562-7622. Offers free, confidential information and referral services   • Lucas Izzard Foundation for Teens: 484-1870. Raises awareness of suicide among teenagers. More...

Fluffy Snow Adds to Challenge for Broom Ball Players

Mackinac Island Winter Festival

With brooms in hand, Mackinac Island adults team up against one another in broom ball play during Winter Festival activities Saturday, February 6, at Great Turtle Park. More...

The five fire departments that battled the blaze

The five fire departments that battled the blaze in downtown St. Ignace Wednesday, January 6, were recognized before the Saints vs. Rogers City basketball game Friday, February 5. More...

AARP Offers Senior Drivers Safety Program in Sault Ste. Marie

An AARP Driver Safety Program for senior citizens will be Tuesday, March 9, and Wednesday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soo Co-op Credit Union in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Jessie Rye and Drew Otten Crowned Queen and King

Jessie Rye (left) and Drew Otten were crowned queen and king of the Sweetheart court Friday, February 5, during Rudyard’s boys basketball game against Newberry. (Photograph courtesy of Mike DeYoung) More...

Worden Earns Honors

Donza Worden of Drummond Island has been named to the Albion College dean's list for the fall 2009 semester. Mr. Worden is a sophomore at Albion College, with a concentration in the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service. More...

Case Earns Fall 2009 Academic Honors

William Charles Case was named to the dean’s list at Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida, for the 2009 fall semester. Mr. Case is a senior studying communications with a concentration in broadcasting. More...

Workers Question Federal Tax Withholding on W-2 Forms

Workers who are receiving W- 2 forms from their employers this winter showing no federal tax withheld for year 2009 are actually seeing the results of a federal stimulus package that's been doled out to workers in weekly increments. More...

Red Wings Alumni Players Prepare for Trip to St. Ignace Pond Hockey

McCarty, Fedyk, Ogrodnick, Coxe Among Players

St. Ignace, the home of the growing pond hockey tournament, will also be host to some of the greatest hockey players to ever play the game when the Red Wings Alumni come to town Friday, February 19.   More...

Bowen Enters Pleas in Last Summer’s Hit and Run Case

Accident Claimed 3 Lives at Family Reunion

The hit-and-run driver who struck a group of people, killing three of them, in Newton Township last summer has pled no contest to three counts of negligent homicide and pled guilty to three counts of failure to stop at the scene of an accident when More...

Weekend Snowmobile Accident Claims Lives of Two Sisters

A Mackinac Island woman and her sister were killed Sunday evening, February 7, when the snowmobile they were riding broke through a wooden fence and fell off the West Bluff on Mackinac Island.   More...

Laws Guaranteeing Minimum Prison Sentences Threatened by State Financial Crunch

Truth in Sentencing Legislation Under Attack, Say Prosecutors and Police

Police and prosecutors around the state are lining up in opposition of recent state legislation that would repeal the decade-old "Truth in Sentencing" laws, remove mandatory minimums for convicted felons, and allow for early release of prisoners in More...

For the Record

In an article entitled "Cedarville Plat Won't Be Rezoned" in the January 28 issue of The St. More...

New Library Computers Aid Broadband Expansion

Four new wireless laptop computers will soon be available to patrons at Bayliss Public Library in Sault Ste. More...

Bomber, Price Are Engadine’s Students of the Week

Jeffery Bomber and Savannah Price have been selected as students of the week at Engadine Consolidated Schools.   More...

Volunteers Teach St. Ignace Youth Wrestling, Yoga

At right: Volunteer Rich Cullen of St. Ignace demonstrates wrestling moves with sixth grader Daniel Marsh Thursday morning, January 21, at the St. Ignace elementary school gymnasium. More...

EUP Organizations Receive Awards

People and organizations from the Eastern Upper Peninsula were recognized with awards totaling $8,000 in Old Mission Bank’s Community Spirit and Community Pride Award program.   More...

Skaters To Demonstrate Talent In Ice Follies February 28

Ice skaters will show off their skills during the fifth annual Ice Follies Sunday, February 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

Mackinaw City Parade Committee Will Host Fish Fry Fundraiser

The Mackinaw City parade committee will have a fish fry Friday, February 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pancake Chef restaurant in Mackinaw City.   Proceeds benefit the Memorial Day parade fund. More...

Rudyard Friends of Library Hosts Bake Sale Friday and Saturday

Rudyard Friends of the Library will host their annual bake sale Thursday, February 11, and Friday, February 12, at the library. More...

Jordan Spring Donates Hair to Charity

Jordan Spring, 9, of Rudyard, donated her hair to Locks of Love Tuesday, January 5. Kori Eby of Makin’ Waves in Rudyard cut her hair. More...

At St. Ignace, Pond Hockey Preparations Are a Community Project

Volunteers Readying Moran Bay for Teams

The ice on Moran Bay, where St. Ignace will host the U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament next weekend, will be bustling with activity during the coming week as community volunteers put St. Ignace's premier winter activity together. More...

Cake Walk Raises $210 for St. Anne’s Altar Society

Trevor LaJoice quickly chose the Oreo cake when his number was called at St. Anne's Altar Society cake walk in St. Ignace Sunday, February 7. The youngster chose this cake from 45 other donated confections. More...

Public Hearing on Asian Carp To Be February 17 in Ypsilanti

A public hearing on Asian carp control at Chicago will be held Wednesday, February 17, in Ypsilanti. More...

Help Is a Phone Call Away

• National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline. org   • Hiawatha Behavioral Health: 114 Elliot St., St. Ignace, Michigan 49781 Toll Free Phone: (800) 839-9443   More...

How To Be Helpful to Someone Who Is Threatening Suicide

Source: National Suicide   Prevention Lifeline   Be direct. Talk openly and matter-offactly about suicide.   Be willing to listen. Allow expressions of feelings. Accept the feelings.   Be non-judgmental. More...

Budget Reflects Village Projects

Mackinaw City Goals Mapped for Coming Year

Mackinaw City residents will see several improvement projects in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. More...

Ban Likely on Text Messaging Behind the Wheel

"No texting from the driver's seat" is likely to become state law soon.   More...

Kathy Kosins Presents ‘Ladies of Cool’ at Opera House

Kathy Kosins will present The Ladies of Cool,” a tribute to Julie London, June Christie, Anita O’Day, and Chris Connor, Friday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Cheboygan. More...

Mackinaw City Clerk’s Office To Be Renovated

The Mackinaw City clerk and treasurer's office at Village Hall will receive roughly $16,000 in renovations in the upcoming weeks, Village Manager Jeff Lawson told The St. Ignace News Friday, January 29. More...

German Exchange Student Lisa Roth Attends CHS

Lisa Roth, an exchange student from Germany, is attending Cedarville High School this year. More...

Kokko Accepted to MSU College of Osteopathy

Brittani Kokko of St. Ignace has been accepted to the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a bachelor’s degree in athletic training/sports medicine from Central Michigan University. More...

Unveiling of Mackinac Bridge Stamp Draws Collectors to Straits

Stamp Put Into Circulation February 3

The Mackinac Bridge was commemorated Wednesday, February 3, when the United States Postal Service released a stamp honoring the iconic Michigan landmark. More...


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