March 9, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Family Time May Change With School Sports Seasons

Parents Say New Schedule Will Add to Challenges

For the Burton family of Drummond Island, family time in a gymnasium is normal during the winter. More...

Mackinac Island Managers Lobby Capitol Hill for Foreign Worker Plan

Local Group Urges Swift Decision

A group of Mackinac Island business managers are doing their best to lobby Capitol Hill for support of a two-year proposal that keeps alive their hopes of retaining their foreign workers for this summer. The proposal is called More...

High Speed Internet Plan ‘Up and Running’ for City of St. Ignace

Council Also Discusses Boardwalk Project, Mackinac Tall Ship Lease

The St. Ignace City Council in its Monday, March 7, meeting heard updates on two projects designed to enhance the quality of life for St. Ignace visitors and residents. More...

News

St. Ignace Museum Forging New Partnerships, Planning Gift Shop Expansion

Expansion of the educational offerings and of the gift shop at the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Site are in store for this summer, with new partnerships being formed and a grant from the Sault Ste. More...

Family Fun Day Planned for March 19

Ice skating, games, crafts, food, and prizes will be offered free of charge at a Family Fun Day Saturday, March 19, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. The event, planned by Anishnabek Community and Family Services and the St. More...

Hospital Auxiliary To Host Book Sale

Variety of New Books, Gift Items To Be Offered in Fundraiser March 17, 18

A large selection of new hardcover and softcover books, as well as stationery and gift items, will be offered to the public at the Mackinac Straits Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18. More...

Obituaries

Phyllis Beacom

Phyllis Joyce Beacom of Pickford loved farming with her husband of 60 years, "Shorty." More...

Norman ‘Bud’ Burton, Sr.

Norman A. More...

Kenneth Hancock

Kenneth R. Hancock, 70, a lifelong resident of the Engadine and Gould City areas, worked for many years as a union brick and stone mason. Mr. More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Fisher Was There for Republicans

Self-made millionaire Max Fisher had deep pockets for the GOP and a legendary knack for tapping the pockets of the less wealthy for contributions to Republican candidates for president, governor, and other offices. More...

Letters to The Editor

Support Wanted for Rudyard Basketball Team

To the Editor: Where More...

Garfield Twp. Residents Concerned With Ambulance Staffing

Emergency Volunteers Cannot Leave Day Jobs To Make Runs

Meeting Monday, February 21, the Garfield Township Board of Trustees scheduled a special meeting to discuss a problem with ambulance staffing, voted to spend $10,000 to repair 25 miles of Krause Road, welcomed Judge Beth Gibson to the town hall for o More...

Carts Cause Discord for City, Residents on Mackinac Island

Will there ever be a solution to Mackinac Island More...

Bridge Stamp Denied

Organizers To Make 2nd Appeal

A proposal for a commemorative U.S. More...

Another Challenge to Tourism? State Proposes Liquor Fee Hike

Governor Jennifer Granholm, seeking ways to fill a $770 million shortfall in the state budget, has proposed a three-fold increase in state liquor license and permit renewal fees to raise $23 million. More...

LaSalle To Host Night of Jazz Saturday

The annual Band Marathon fundraiser will be Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., to raise money for the music department. More...

Gros Cap School Extends Superintendent Contract

William Peltier To Lead Moran Township District for Another Year

The Moran Township school board will retain interim Superintendent William Peltier through June 2006. More...

Social

Engadine Students To Participate in 4-H ‘Capitol Experience’

Four Engadine High School students and one adult chaperone will embark on a journey Sunday, March 13, that will lead them to explore levels of state government. More...

Pfc. C. John Helfrich Completes Course

Marine Corps Pfc. C. John H. Helfrich, son of Anne and Richard Helfrich of Moran, was graduated recently from the Cannon Crewman Course while assigned with Marine Detachment, U.S. Army Field Artillery School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. More...

Four St. Ignace Students Advance to Spelling Bee Finals

Four St. Ignace Middle School students are advancing to the U.P. Spelling Bee Finals in Iron Mountain and Kingsford Wednesday, March 16. More...

Sports

Brimley Tops Cedarville, Two Others for ‘D’ District Title

At their best, the Brimley Bays basketball team is known for being able to run the floor and score in bunches, with as prolific an offense as there is in the Eastern U.P. More...

Semifinals: Trojans Beat Pickford, Bays Top Lakers

The Cedarville team was anxious to get started in tournament play, but the Trojans drew Pickford in their opening round, while the Panthers, who defeated DeTour in the opener, would have to face the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference champions for th More...

Mackinaw City Downs Eagles, Swordsmen in ‘D’ District at Pellston

Team defense, balanced scoring, and perfection from the charity stripe lifted Mackinaw City to a 69-43 win over Northern Michigan Christian Academy (NMCA) during the championship of the Class D District 122 in Pellston Thursday, March 3. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

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

Trees Have Surprising Culinary Value

Have you ever been so hungry you More...

Mackinac Island By Jeannette Doud

847-3301 Tuesday evening, March 1, was a beautiful still winter More...