January 13, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

MDOT Chooses St. Ignace To Kick Off 100th Birthday

This year the Michigan Department of Transportation will celebrate its centennial and will include a More...

Snowmobile Poker Run Takes Off Saturday

With snow and cold temperatures forecast, the Straits Area Snowmobile Club is holding its first of three runs of the year on Saturday, January 15. The Club is expecting between 100 and 150 entrants. More...

Black Bears Hockey Team Marks Family Night, Raises Funds for Tsunami Relief

That both the Northern Michigan Black Bears More...

News

Prizes Awarded in Pickford for X-Mas Decor

The Pickford Business Association%27s Christmas Decorating Contest awarded $422 in prizes to 10 local residents. More...

Vacationing Island Workers Escape Tsunami

In the aftermath of the December 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean that has killed at least 150,000 people, Mackinac Island received some good news, that two of its seasonal workers, Rheanne Suszek and Jennifer Daniels, are safe and unharmed. More...

Moran Twp. School Board Works to Balance Budget

The Moran Township School Board, at its Monday, January 10 meeting, amended its 2004-05 budget to reflect changes that include the elimination of a half-time position and other resolutions to align its personnel needs and financial realities. More...

Sports

Saints Bounce Back With Solid Effort, Win Over Emeralds

After a slow start, St. Ignace put together three solid quarters of basketball en route to a 70-66 non-conference win over Manistique Tuesday, January 4. More...

Mackinaw City Splits Home Games

Mackinaw City, smarting from a disappointing Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) 65-62 defeat to Boyne Falls Tuesday, January 4, started out sluggishly against Wolverine, before putting the game away with a fourth-quarter spurt during a 57-46 NLC win ove More...

Brimley Hoops Rises To 10th in State

Bays Top Cedarville, Alanson, Big Bay

Brimley extended its winning streak to seven games after defeating EUPC rival Cedarville and two non-conference opponents. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Incumbents Rule, Maintain GOP Edge in Northern Michigan

The U.S. House of Representatives increasingly has become a bastion of self-perpetuating incumbency--a house of closed doors to challengers. So it is in Northern Michigan. More...

Gould City

477-6925 donmar@lighthouse.net Happy 2005 to all. Sorry I More...

Engadine

477-6959 jf@portup.com Are you looking for some winter fun? You will want to head over to Curtis Saturday, January 22, where you will find the Portage Anglers Third Annual Winter Fishing Derby. More...

Employers Hit Hard by Foreign Worker Shortage

New Cap on Work Visas Spells Trouble for 2005 Tourism Season in Straits Area

The year 2005 has just begun and seasonal employers in the area, driven by summer tourism, have already described it as a disaster, owing to a shortage of foreign workers. More...

Grand Hotel To Open Early To Ensure Needed Workforce

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island will open some of its rooms this year on March 1, the earliest in its 119 years of business. More...

Mackinac Island Denies Vendor License Over Pop Bottle Returns

City Council: Sellers Must Comply With State Bottle Return Law

The City of Mackinac Island is getting tough on pop machine owners and others selling beverages in returnable containers who do not provide a means to return the containers for deposit. More...

County Commissioners Deliberate Fate of County Administrator Position

Dawn Nelson Elected Chairman at Jan. 4 Meeting

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners elected Dawn Nelson its chairman and Carl Frazier its vice chairman after a series of political maneuvers that resulted in the two Democrats taking the leadership roles. More...

St. Ignace: ATVs May Get City OK for Snowplowing

The St. Ignace City Council, at its January 17 meeting, will receive a recommendation to amend an ordinance that will allow limited use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for snow plowing. More...

Social

LaSalle Honors December Students of Month

Joe Weiss and Rebecca Weiss have been named Students of the Month for December. More...

Sara Sherlund, Brad Schmitz to Wed Oct. 29

Sharon and Lyle Sherlund of Cedarville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Sherlund, to Bradley Schmitz, son of Roger and Mary Schmitz of Burlington, Wisconsin. More...

David Durm Completes Basic Training

David P. Durm, 19, of St. More...

Obituaries

Harris Gram

Harris James Gram, 88, a lawyer and CPA, died Friday, October 15, 2004, at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms. More...

Raymond ‘Ray’ Wartella

Raymond R. More...

Francis ‘Wayne’ Storey

Francis Wayne Storey, 78, of Pickford, worked for 47 years as the owner of Pickford Meat Company. He died Saturday, January 8, 2005, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...