March 16, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

County Puts Extension in Hot Seat

With a goal of eliminating this year%27s estimated $496,000 budget deficit, Mackinac County commissioners put the MSU Extension office in the hot seat Thursday, March 10, questioning whether Extension More...

Commission Rejects Early Retirement Bid; Saves With Wireless Internet

Meeting Thursday, March 10, Mackinac County Commissioners declined to take action on a request to allow corrections deputy Keith Grogan to buy two years of service time he believed he needed to receive early retirement. More...

Hospital’s $21 Million Budget Adopted; Millage Campaign Continues

A $21 million budget was adopted for Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center Monday, March 14, reflecting about a $1 million increase over this year More...

St. Ignace School Board To Consider Cuts

A tough few months are in store for Superintendent Pete Everson and St. Ignace School Board members as they ponder making $460,000 in cuts they anticipate will be needed for 2005-2006. More...

Moran Township Looks at New Street Names

The Moran Township Board of Trustees, at its Wednesday, March 2 meeting, presented recommended road name changes to improve mapping and 9-1-1 service and heard a presentation by Mackinac Straits Hospital CEO Rod Nelson to gain support for the upcomin More...

News

News Briefs

Public Hearing on Carts, Drays Rescheduled

The public hearing on a proposed ordinance to regulate luggage carts, garden carts, and horse-drawn drays on Mackinac Island has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, March 4, March 8, and March 9, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

7th Heaven Spa Expands Business

Susan Bentley, owner of 7th Heaven Salon and Spa on Mackinac Island and in St. Ignace, is expanding her business, adding another 7th Heaven business at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. More...

Sports

Bays Make Regional Final Before Losing to Unbeaten Posen

By David Latva Brimley had to play catch-up basketball throughout the Class D regional championship game and just couldn%27t get over the hump, as undefeated Posen handed the Bays a 66-52 setback Friday, March 11, at Newberry High School. More...

St. Ignace Athletes Compete for Rudyard Swim Team

St. Ignace athletes (front, from left) Rychel Roach, Megan Gustafson, Jacquilyne Beard, Gabby Campbell; (back) Kori Sorenson, Chelsie Matson, and Megan LaRocque were members of the Rudyard Bulldogs swimming team. Rudyard and St. More...

St. Ignace Midget ‘BB,’ Squirts Teams Advance to State Semifinals

Squirts Team Completes Fine 42-7-5 Season After Final Four Loss in Ironwood

By David Latva St. Ignace Squirts Hockey Team, sponsored by Bay Pharmacy and Marshall Builders, qualified for the final four during the state finals, but the Saints More...

Columns

Mackinac Island

847-3301 Tuesday, March 15! Oh what a beautiful morning it was. Even though the air is crisp, there is not a cloud in the sky. The American flag that flies daily in the front yard of the Mussers More...

Keeping the UP Snowmobile Trail System Tops in the Nation

Outdoor Matters

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

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Congratulations to the Engadine Girls More...

Law Enforcement Warns: Stiff Penalties for Drunk Drivers

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St. Ignace Considers Water, Sewer Rate Hike

The City of St. Ignace is considering raising water and sewer rates, the water for the first time in 10 years, to help balance its budget and compensate for the recent lack of tourism in the area. More...

all eyes on Art

Rick Shapero shows the finished product of his glass-blowing process to students from Les Cheneaux Elementary School. Mr. Shapero, a Cedarville glass blower, was the school More...

Law Enforcement Warns: Stiff Penalties for Drunk Drivers

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At left: Trooper Fred Strich of Michigan State Police (left) and Deputy Todd Johnston demonstrate the infrared breathalyzer test at Mackinac County jail. More...

‘A Night of Jazz’ at LaSalle High

Above photo: The Alma College Percussion Ensemble performed at LaSalle High School Saturday, March 12, as part of "A Night of Jazz" that included the St. Ignace and Charlevoix Jazz Bands. More...

Student Tours, Local Genealogy Discussed at Society Meeting

Jim Chamberlain, president of Mackinaw Trolley Company in Mackinaw City, and Judy Engle, a genealogist, talked about their history projects at the Michilimackinac Historical Society Thursday, March 10, at the Mackinac Grille restaurant in St. Ignace. More...

Social

St. Ignace Middle School Students of the Month

Hollee Massey and Stephanie Damron have been named Students of the Month for February at St. Ignace Middle School. More...

4 Graduated From Michigan Tech

Four students from the Eastern Upper Peninsula were graduated from Michigan Technological University at commencement ceremonies Saturday, December 11, 2004. More...

Patten Earns Ferris Degree

Melissa R. Patten of St. Ignace was graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids in December 2004. She earned an associates in arts degree in pre-criminal justice. More...

Obituaries

Todd Holt

Todd M. Holt, 44, of Sault Ste. Marie, was a kind and generous person who loved to do things for his family and friends, relatives said. Mr. Holt died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 8, 2005, while traveling to Phoenix, Arizona, with his nephew. More...

Louise Walker

Louise Walker of Newberry worked in a Saginaw gun plant on the home front during World War II, worked for Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, and helped her husband operate a small sawmill for 14 years. More...

Catherine Weitlauf

Rebecca Catherine Elliott Weitlauf of Paducah, Kentucky, was recently honored as a 52-year member of the Massac Homemaker%27s Club and had been a 4-H leader for more than 20 years. More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

John McCain Hasn

Arizona Senator John McCain, winner of Michigan%27s 2000 Republican presidential primary, said in 2002, "I doubt I shall have reason or opportunity to try again." Doubts may be fading. More...

Letters to The Editor

To the Editor: A situation that occurred last Thursday evening could have ended as a tragic accident, but instead became a valuable lesson to me concerning what I More...