January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Cowell Honored With Lifesaving Award

Emmet County Sheriff Deputy Fuller Cowell of Mackinac Island has been recognized for his efforts to help save the life of an elderly woman in Petoskey. More...

News

Graymont Mining Company May Establish Economic Development Fund

A regional economic development fund may now be established by the Graymont mining company to further boost economic development in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, the company says, the latest development in the company’s bid to mine limestone fro More...

St. Ignace School Announces Meetings; Citizens Can Participate

Board Members Receive Committee Assignments

The St. Ignace Area Schools school board appointed two new members Monday, January 12. Stephannie Vallier and Dave Davis took their oath of office alongside re-elected board members Jane Weiss and Mike Emery. More...

School Board Members Take Oath on Mackinac Island

The Mackinac Island Public School Board of Education members were sworn into office during the regular organizational meeting Wednesday, January 14. More...

Obituaries

Floyd ‘Stu’ Soule

Floyd “Stu” Soule, 84, of Sault Ste. Marie, formerly of DeTour Village, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at McLaren Northern Michigan hospital in Petoskey. More...

Violet McAuliffe

Violet R. McAuliffe, a longtime Washington, D.C. resident and official verbatim reporter for the State Department, U.S. Congress, and the White House, died Sunday, January 18, 2015, just one month prior to her 100th birthday. More...

Bernard Barrett

Bernard W. Barrett, 72, of Holland, Michigan, died Friday, January 16, 2015, at his home. He is survived by four siblings and their families, Harvey “Buck” Barrett of Trout Lake, Cynthia and Rick Daley of Sault Ste. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

January 2015 Soo Area Sportsmen’s Club Walleye Jamboree, January 29 – February 1, Munuscong Bay February 2015 Mackinac Island Winter Carnival, February 7 – 8, Mackinac Island Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship, February 12 &nd More...

Public Meetings

Public Meeting Calendar

Open Public Meetings – Your Government at Work Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Meeting Minutes

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. IgnaceSummary of Council ProceedingsJanuary 19, 2015 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 19, 2015 in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Pro-Tem LaLonde presiding. More...

Author Makes Debut

St. Ignace’s Alison DeCamp Inspired by Local History

Alison DeCamp’s Upper Peninsula roots show through in “My Near-Death Adventures,” her debut children’s novel to be released by Random House Tuesday, February 24. More...

New Ideas Ahead for Travel Campaign

Promoting the Upper Peninsula as a unique destination with its own Pure Michigan television ads and positioning cameras in many scenic public places throughout the state to offer live video feeds for network television and Internet viewers are among More...

Facility Upgrade Hinges on State’s OK

Old County Hospital

Redevelopment plans for the old hospital building on Burdette Street in St. Ignace have been pushed back to mid-summer, but developer Ken Ratzlaff of Beacon Specialized Living Services says his company is committed to the project. More...

Sports

Margo Brown Sets LaSalle High School, Upper Peninsula 3-point Field Goal Record

Margo Brown Sets LHS, U.P. 3-Point Record With 11; Scores Career High 41 Points in Win More...

Jason Brown Records 100th Career Wrestling Win

Senior Jason Brown of St. Ignace recorded his 100th career wrestling win, defeating Charley Dutton of Sault Ste. Marie during the Saints quad meet at Rudyard High School Wednesday, January 21. The St. More...

Saints Show Strong Effort at U.P. Finals

Seven St. Ignace wrestlers finished in the top six, and the Saints placed fourth among 17 teams during the Upper Peninsula Finals at Marquette Friday, January 23. More...

Columns

Obama, Snyder Both Have Conflicts With Republicans

Michigan Politics

As they try to advance their last term agendas, Democratic President Barack Obama is vexed by conflicts with Republicans who now rule Congress, and Republican Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has conflicts with the GOP-ruled Michigan Legislature that in More...

Mackinac Island

Friday, January 23, we received some wet snow and high winds, and there was no plane service. The storm moved out Saturday, January 24, and plane service resumed around noon. More...

‘In Business, and in Golf, Stand Out From the Crowd’

Think Outside, No Box Needed: Advice for Growing Your Business

I met a pro golfer the other day. I don’t have any interest in golf, but I am very interested in the similarities between success in one career or business and another. We had a good conversation. More...


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