October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School Request Rushed Onto Ballot

Mackinac Island’s 743 registered voters will decide a 7.8-mill non-homestead operating millage renewal for Mackinac Island Public School in the upcoming general election Tuesday, November 4. More...

Gibson Notes Positive Trend in Community Service

Incumbent 92nd District Court Judge Beth Gibson of Newberry is running for reelection unopposed Tuesday, November 4. More...

News

Electricity Rate Increases Loom on the Horizon as Federal Legal Case Lingers

While Upper Peninsula electric customers brace for dramatic increases to their electric bills in about four weeks, the controversy over the Presque Isle Power Plant is apparently far from being resolved as a federal legal battle wages on. More...

Seat Open on Cedarville School Board

Unless write-in candidates enter the race, the general election November 4 will include three school board members, all incumbents, running for four open seats. This leaves an open position on the board. More...

Food Drive Underway at Cedarville

To help area residents in need, the Les Cheneaux Islands Association will take donations of food and household items through Saturday, November 1. Offerings can be dropped off at the LCI truck at the Coldwell Banker office on M-134 in Cedarville. More...

Obituaries

John Krupa

John Lawrence Krupa, 67, of Sault Ste. Marie, died Tuesday, October 14, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Judith Feddersen

Judith C. Feddersen, 66, of Park Forest, Illinois, formerly of Coventry, Connecticut, and Matteson, Illinois, died Sunday, October 12, 2014, after a long illness. More...

Ida Marsh

Ida Mae Marsh, 95, of Westland, formerly of Newberry, died Friday morning, October 24, 2014, at her residence. She was born July 24, 1919, to Edward and Valerie (nee Cantin) Minor in Engadine. Mrs. Marsh was graduated from Newberry High School. More...

Columns

11th Hour Faceoff In Congressional Race

Michigan Politics

It was too bad that only in the closing days of the expensive advertisement war between 1st District U.S. More...

Engadine & Gould City

Cloverland Electric Cooperative will host a community presentation Thursday, October 30, at 6 p.m. at the Newberry High School Bystrom Auditorium. More...

Brevort

Monday morning, October 27, started out with thunder, lightning, and rain. It was a good day to stay in, bake cookies, read a good book, or maybe write about the happenings in Brevort. More...

Breaking News - 10:19 PM

More Election Profiles - Free Access

Bois Blanc, Rudyard,Mackinaw City Elections  More...

Miller Is Michigan Librarian of Year

In recognition of achievements during his 40-year career, Kenneth Miller has been named Librarian of the Year by the Michigan Library Association. More...

Carmody: Courts Must Do More, With Less Resources

Carmody, Gibson Share Perspectives

Judge William Carmody of Munising is running for another six-year term as the 11th Circuit Court judge. He was elected to the position in 2008, and is now running unopposed. More...

Homicide Claims Life of McKenzie

Son Charged in Shooting at Carp River

Richard McKenzie, 75, lost his life in a shooting at his home on Mackinac Trail near Carp River in St. Ignace Township Friday, October 24. More...

Social

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Katie Bowlby and Peter Duman Wed

WEDDING

Katie Sue Bowlby and Peter Duman, both of Cedarville, were united in marriage Saturday, June 28, 2014, along the shore of Drummond Island Resort on Drummond Island with Robert Preston of First Union Church officiating. More...

Sports

Engadine Hosts 7th Annual Pink Game to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

The Engadine Eagles hosted the 7th annual Dig Pink volleyball match to benefit breast cancer research and defeated the Newberry Indians 18-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-22 Thursday, October 23. More...

Football

Saints Win SVC Title; Finish Season Undefeated The St. Ignace Saints won the Ski Valley Conference championship and completed the season with an undefeated 9-0 record after a 70-7 win over the Pickford Panthers at Saints Field Friday, October 24. More...

Joe Fullerton Plays Football for Albion

Joe Fullerton, a 2013 LaSalle High School graduate, is a freshman playing for the Albion Britons. More...

Opinion

Exercise Your Right to Vote

To the Editor: More...

Stop Shooting Does During Archery Season

To the Editor: I am concerned about the almost nonexistent deer herd in the Ozark area and probably most of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Please Vote No on Proposals 1 and 2

To the Editor: State Proposals 1 and 2 are trying to strip away the rights of Michigan voters of having any say on wildlife issue policies, and give too much power to unelected political appointees. 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. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings October 20, 2014 The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...


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