January 20, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Les Cheneaux To Become ‘Candyland’ for 2005 Snowsfest February 18-20

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce is seeking creative individuals and businesses to help make the Les Cheneaux area a More...

Snowmobilers ‘Skipping’ Over Water To Be Subject of Public Hearing in Portage Township February 18

Community Building Repairs, New Fire Trucks Head Plans

A second public hearing to be conducted by the Department of Natural Resources on water skipping by snowmobiles was announced to the 18 people gathered at the Community Building during Portage Township More...

Two Mackinac Islanders Cross Frozen Lake Huron Jan. 18

Brett Horn and Jason St. Onge, both of Mackinac Island, were the first persons to cross Moran Bay from Mackinac Island to St. Ignace with their snowmobiles Tuesday, February 18. The two men reached the St. Ignace shore at 2:41 p.m. More...

News

New Equipment For Water Rescue Team on Island

Several Items to Be Purchased Through Grants

Mackinac Island Fire Department will soon acquire new equipment for its water rescue team. More...

Church Notes

Full Story

Sheriff Dept. Hiring New Officer; County Eyes Insurance Program 11% Savings

Commissioners, Dept. Heads To Discuss Future of Administrator Role

Mackinac County Commission Chairman Dawn Nelson and Commissioner Jim Farero will meet this month with county department heads to hash out the future of the county administrator position. More...

Sports

Saints Fall to Trojans, Win Key SAC Game Over Bulldogs

LaSalle Rebounds, Finally Puts Together Four Strong Quarters

St. Ignace has struggled to put together four solid quarters of basketball, but against their I-75 rival, Rudyard, the Saints turned up the offense and defense en route to a 67-65 Straits Area Conference (SAC) win Friday, January 14. More...

Cedarville 8-1 After Downing St. Ignace, Then DeTour in EUPC

Cedarville enjoyed a successful week, defeating DeTour 77-22 during an Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC) contest Friday, January 14, and upending St. Ignace 89-58 in a non-conference game Tuesday, January 11. More...

Rudyard Extends Home Streak to 33 Against Bays

Rudyard extended its home winning streak to 33 games with an impressive 71-51 non-conference win over Brimley Tuesday, January 11. More...

Future Plans of County on Table as EDC Board Visits Clark Twp.

Kitchen Incubator, Tall Ship Building Proposal Discussed at Meeting Jan. 11

Mackinac County Economic Development Corporation named Michelle Walk chair and Brandon Postma vice-chair for 2005 during its meeting Tuesday, January 11, at Clark Township Hall in Cedarville. More...

Prosecutor: Treasurer, Chief Deputy Must Repay County

Payments To Staff From PA 123 Fund Found To Be Without Legal Basis

Money the Mackinac County treasurer paid herself and the chief deputy treasurer from the county More...

St. Ignace, Rudyard Teachers Face Off in Basketball Game To Benefit Tsunami Fund

January Challenge: EUP Students Compete To Raise Most Money for Disaster Relief

Teachers and coaches from Rudyard High School and LaSalle High School in St. Ignace will challenge each other on the basketball court in a game to benefit survivors of the Asian tsunami Wednesday, January 26, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard gymnasium. More...

Clark Twp. Sets Assessor Salary, Chooses Attorneys

Clark Township trustees hired a labor law attorney, established two salary options for prospective assessors, and chose attorney Elizabeth Askwith of Sault Ste. More...

St. Ignace City Council Approves 3 Ordinances

OK Given to TV Franchise, Library Board, ATVs for Snow Removal

Three new ordinances were adopted and another introduced by the St. Ignace City Council Monday, January 17. More...

Youth Group To Hold Can Drive Sunday

The senior high NOIZ youth group from Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignace will hold a can and bottle drive Sunday, January 23, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Social

Birth Taylor Jean Williams

A daughter, Taylor Jean Williams, was born Tuesday, December 28, 2004, to Jody and Chad Williams of Zimmerman, Minnesota. She weighed 10.5 pounds and measured 20.5 inches in length and joins a brother, Caleb, age 7. More...

LaSalle’s Sarah Pope Finalist for Michigan Homecoming Queen

Sarah Pope, daughter of Dan and Mary Pope of St. Ignace and this year More...

Five Generations for Lowetz Family

Five generations of the Lowetz family gathered together for a 2004 photo. More...

Obituaries

Niilo ‘Neil’ Salmi

Niilo B. More...

Louis Brown

Louis Claude Brown, 17, of St. Ignace, was an 11th grade student at LaSalle High School who loved snowboarding, skateboarding, fishing and hunting, paintball, music, and computers. More...

Mary Will

Mary V. Will, 84, of St. Ignace, died Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Care Facility. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

High Court Appointment Due For Granholm After Weaver Resigns

Glen Arbor%27s Betty Weaver is the odd justice out on the Michigan Supreme Court. She%27s leaving as she entered it a decade ago--her own way. More...

Winter Months Tough on Michigan Wildlife

Outdoor Matters

A column from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources More...

New Year’s Resolutions for the Outdoorsman

New Year More...