February 24, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Old Meets New at Les Cheneaux

Old met new last weekend, when old fashioned forms of transportation like a horse team and cart and dogsled shared the ice with snowmobiles and air sleds at Snowsfest in Cedarville Saturday, February 19. More...

LaSalle’s Litzner Wins U.P. State Championship

By David Latva Rand Litzner, a 189-pound senior, became the 10th athlete from LaSalle High School to win All-State individual honors during the Upper Peninsula State Wrestling Finals Friday, February 18, and Saturday, February 19, at Menominee Hig More...

News

Coast Guard Teams Up With Local Divers To Practice Ice Rescue Off St. Ignace Shore

Ice rescue is one of the day-to-day challenges the men and women of Coast Guard Station St. Ignace train for, and yet their expertise is something they hope they never have to use. More...

Mackinac Island City Council Supports Hospital Millage

Christie Case, Radio Tower Permit Discussed

Mackinac Island City Council, at its regular meeting Wednesday, January 19, passed a resolution of support for Mackinac Straits Hospital More...

Churches Offer Drama Experience

Churches in Pickford are joining together to offer a youth drama workshop and a drama performance for families Saturday, March 5. More...

Sports

Black Bears Increase Division Lead in Tough Week

After salvaging a 1-1 tie with the Abitibi Eskimos Saturday, February 19, the Northern Michigan Black Bears had to bus to Ontario and get it together just 16 hours later on the Soo Thunderbirds More...

LaSalle To Host Opening Ceremony of 39th Eastern U.P. Winter Games

LaSalle High School will host the opening ceremonies of the 39th Annual Eastern Upper Peninsula Winter Games Saturday, February 26, at 9:30 a.m. More...

Three LHS Grads Play Final Game at LSSU

Three former LaSalle High School graduates, Randi Johnson, Steve MacDonald, and Jim Clement, played their final home at Lake Superior State University Saturday, February 19. More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Mackinac Fee? No Way

If Governor Jennifer Granholm ever seriously thought about the idea of a fee to visit Mackinac Island, she%27s rapidly distancing herself from it now. Well she should More...

Columns

Mackinac Island

847-3301 The days are getting longer, with daylight well past 6 p.m. Sunrises to the east and sunsets to the west continue to be a breathtaking sight illuminating the sky in brilliant colors. More...

DeTour Area

297-8075 bbann@sault.com Once again last weekend we received a pretty fair amount of snow. This snowfall came at the right time for DeTour Winterfest activities. Plans for the snow sculptures are already in progress. This year More...

Brevort

Real winter is here, and I More...

Mackinac State Historic Parks Cut From State Budget

New Challenge Faces Tourism in 2006

Mackinac State Historic Parks, already suffering from two years of budget cuts and a sluggish economy, will lose the $1.5 million it gets from the state under a budget proposal released by Governor Jennifer Granholm last Thursday, February 10. More...

New Casino Will Open in May 2006

Construction of the new $30 million Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace is expected to be completed by May 2006. More...

New Tall Ship on Horizon:

Swope Hopes To Bring Cruises to St. Ignace

A second effort to bring a tall ship to St. Ignace for daytime sail cruises is underway, and the St. Ignace Harbor Authority has given motel owner David Swope support for docking a vessel at the marina pier, St. More...

Antique Snowmobiles Break Record in Naubinway

Sno-Jets Featured in 13th Annual Snowmobile Show

Hundreds of snowmobile enthusiasts examined a record 261 vehicles on display at the 13th Annual Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show in Naubinway Saturday, February 19. Chances are, however, that not too many of them longed for those More...

Fish Coop Draws Crowds to Curtis Carnival

At the 11th Annual Curtis Winter Carnival Saturday, February 19, the peaks of sunshine, mixed with a few snow flurries, attracted hundreds of children and adults. More than 1,200 buttons were made and sold. More...

Social

Grant and Jane Simmons Mark 50th Anniversary

Grant and Jane Simmons of St. Ignace celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary February 12. They were married February 12, 1955 and have made their home in St. Ignace for the past 34 years. More...

Births

John Robinson

Joshua and Sherry Robinson of Fort Eustis, Virginia, announce the birth of their son, John Michael Robinson, born February 10, 2005, at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. More...

Frederick Hastings V

Ida Hawkins and Fred Hastings IV of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Frederick Anthony Hastings V, born February 5, 2005, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches in length at birth. More...

Obituaries

Laura LaRue

Laura Lee Taylor LaRue, 44, of Chippewa Falls, died Monday, February 14, 2005, of complications from surgery. More...

Alan Coullard

Alan Dale Coullard of Kelden worked for the United States Postal Service from 1973 to 2000, when ill health forced him to retire. He was a letter carrier and then worked in building maintenance for many years in the Sault Ste. Marie post office. More...

Edna Holle

Edna Louise Holle, 99, of Cincinnati, Ohio, enjoyed a 43-year career with Ohio National Life Insurance Company. More...