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Straits Area Snowmobile Club News!

Note:  Club News from 2005 is posted below, current news for 2006 and beyond has been moved to the Message Board

  • March 5, 2005 Our new John Deere Groomer was delivered. Actually is was delivered to a groomer workshop in Munising to demonstrate the power and efficiency of the tractor and new drag. There were many snowmobile clubs in attendance from all over Michigan.
  • Feb 12, 2005 Another successful Poker Run this weekend. However it seems that the false – poor trail condition rumor may have struck again, we had 68 participants and beautiful trails. Everyone enjoyed the great spaghetti dinner and record 50/50 drawing. Subbing DJ Lance DeKeyser from SoundWave Music and the great sounds of local band Catholic School Girls Gone Bad entertained the family-rich crowd. Don’t miss the next run!
  • Jan 26, 2005 The new drag was delivered today (see equipment section for Photos). Found out that the John Deere Factory is backordering our new tractor, and the dealer will be bringing us a loaner until the new machine arrives in early March.
  • Jan 15, 2005 Our first poker run of 2005 went off without a hitch. Either very cold temps of 0-5 deg or reports of poor trails may have lead to the record low of 26 participants. All participants bragged about the above average condition of the trails, even the often problematic Rail Road Grade. This Run ended at the Driftwood Sports Bar, and Entertainment was by a mix of bands and entertainers and St. Ignace’s first open-mic night. See you in February!
  • Jan 10, 2005 Application for the New Groomer Approved! It has been quite a few years since we applied for and received a grant for a new groomer. We recently found our that we have been awarded up to $90,000 for a new groomer machine. The board of directors have selected a new John Deere tracked tractor to replace our aging Ford/New Holland farm tractor. We also found out that we are eligible to replace a drag this year, and have ordered a custom drag from Mark’s Welding in Gaylord (John Deere green of course!)
  • Dec 13, 2004 Groomers are starting to run on a limited basis. The trips will be increased as the snow totals increase.
  • Oct 2004 All sign work completed, and the trail system is ready for a productive season.