March 2, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Warm Island Welcome

Grand Hotel Opens Season...In the Snow

Hi story was in the making Tuesday, March 1, as Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island opened its doors for the 2005 season two months earlier than its traditional May opening. More...

Clark Twp. OK’s Road Projects

Christina Thompson of Cedarville will be the new Clark Township assessor, once she and the township board complete an employment contract. Mrs. More...

Historic Barn Squeezed Under Mackinac Bridge

With just an inch or two to spare, the historic barn belonging to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse was squeezed under the south approach to the Mackinac Bridge and returned to its original location near the lighthouse in Mackinaw City, a few hundred fee More...

News

News Briefs

Train Strikes Truck

Kristen Burton, 38, of Newberry, was injured when the pickup truck she was driving was struck by a train in Hudson Township Wednesday, February 23, at 9:40 a.m. Ms. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, February 22, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Mackinaw Mush Takes Off This Weekend

More Than 100 Teams Expected for 16th Annual Sled Dog Race

With additional snow and the promise of average early March temperatures, conditions are favorable for the 16th Annual Mackinaw Mush Sled Dog Race in Mackinaw City Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6. More...

Sports

Cedarville, Engadine Take District Volleyball Championships

The Cedarville Lady Trojans volleyball team (from a pre-season photo) includes (front row, from left): Liz Reno, Kelly Sheckler, Lauren Izzard, Cathy Mellon, Marcella Reno; (back) Coach Kathy Trevarrow, Donielle Landreville, Jill Haske, Marcie Mason, More...

Eighth Straight Title for Lady Trojans ...

Cedarville varsity volleyball team captured their eighth consecutive district championship under the new MHSAA format, and their 18th first-round title that included 10 regional crowns in the old Upper Peninsula format. More...

... And First in New Format for Lady Eagles

Engadine varsity volleyball team won the school%27s first district championship under the new Michigan High School Athletic Association format, with an exciting win over Rapid River in the title match and a defeat over Mid Peninsula in the semifinals More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Michigan Boaters Enlisted for More...

Planning Commission: More Work Ahead for Tall Ship Co.

Project

Originally, the fate of the Mackinac Tall Ship Company, owned by Bob Schafer, rested with the decision-making powers of the St. Ignace City Council. Since a five-year lease was approved by the council and signed by Mr. More...

County Eyes PA 123 Fund Issue–Again

Board Sticks With 90-Day Repayment Resolution

County officials disagree about what actually transpired at a closed meeting on January 27, but formal action taken later requires County Treasurer Jane Hampton to repay $5,000 by mid-May, because she allegedly dispersed the money illegally. More...

School Athletic Programs Face Schedule Changes, Budget Crunches

School athletic directors have faced many hurdles lately, among them tight budgets and a state-wide reorganization of the boys and girls sports seasons. And other challenges loom on the horizon. More...

Winter Games Draw 500 Young Athletes

EUP Competition Kicks Off in St. Ignace

More than 500 students from 13 area schools were on hand for the opening ceremonies Saturday, February 26, of the 39th Eastern Upper Peninsula Community School Winter Games at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace. More...

Samantha Jo Lucier Crowned Miss Teen Fort

Samantha Jo Lucier of Cheboygan was crowned Miss Teen Fort Michilimackinac during the 33rd annual scholarship pageant Saturday, February 26, in a packed multi-purpose room at the James B. Marshall Elementary School in Mackinaw City. More...

Social

Four Named February Students of the Month at Pickford High School

Kurt Hanna, Jonathan Snider, Kristen Schmitigal, and Carolyn Lantzy are the students of the month for February at Pickford High School. More...

Rudyard High School Names Honor Roll

2nd Marking Period Grade 9: George Kinsella*, Allyson Markstrom*, Katelyn Meehan*, Isiah Otten*, Cara Vandusen*, Brant Brown, Paul Dewesse, Robert English, Anthony Falbo, Brittany Gibson, Jessica Hinton, Travis Johnson, Joshua LaCoursiere, Peter More...

Dean’s List

The following students have been named to the Dean More...

Obituaries

Edward Riker

Edward R. Riker, 84, of Fibre, formerly of South Manitou Island, owned and operated farms for many years and took immense pride in the polled Herefords he raised. Mr. Riker died Monday, February 7, 2005. More...

Paul Griffin Sr.

Paul Andrew Griffin Sr. of Cedarville worked for 38 years at Michigan Limestone in Cedarville, until retirement. Since retirement, he and his wife, Marlene, had spent their winters in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and their summers in Cedarville. More...

Viola Rushford

Viola L. Rushford, 86, a lifelong Engadine area resident, died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Ed Schmitt, Saturday, February 26, 2005. More...

Columns

Looking Back

114 YEARS AGO FEBRUARY 28, 1891 It is reported that there are over 600 cases of typhoid fever in Duluth. More...

Les Cheneaux

484-2626 mink@cedarville.net Owing to the fact that I missed last week More...

Brevort

As I write this Sunday afternoon, the weather report for our area sounds pretty hazardous. Hopefully as you read this, the storm has come and gone and hasn More...