April 6, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Kirk, Julie Lipnitz Named Citizens of Year by Township

Kirk and Julie Lipnitz of Moran have been named Brevort Township Citizens of the Year for their efforts on behalf of the community. Township Supervisor Ed Serwach announced the selection at the township More...

Bud Lowers New Coordinator of Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Assoc.

Bud Lowers of Hessel was hired in March as the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Association Coordinator. It may be a far cry from baking bread in the wee hours of the morning, but Mr. More...

New Straits Area USCG Cutter

Mackinaw Launched April 2 in Wisconsin

Just minutes before her official launch, the new Mackinaw rested in the shipyard of Marinette Marine Corporation. Construction began on the Coast Guard icebreaker one year ago in the company More...

News

Reader Remembers Unusual EUP ‘Gasoline Boom’ in Winter 1936

Residents Used Gas of Grounded Tanker J. Oswald Boyd

Oil has always held an allure for Americans, whether it%27s a promise of striking it rich or simply having the ability to make things go. More...

St. Ignace City Ponders Fish Cleaning Station Near Ramp

Residents and visitors coming and going from the Hazelton Street Boat Launch area on fishing trips will have an easier time cleaning their catch if a proposal before the St. Ignace City Council is approved. The Straits Area Sportsmen More...

New Library To Open Sat., April 9

T he books, DVDs, and CDs are ready to be checked out at the new St. Ignace Puublic Library and patrons will get their first glimpse of the facility when the doors open at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9. More...

Obituaries

Patrick Moran

Patrick Daniel Moran, 61, passed away Saturday morning, March 26, 2005, at the Mt. Clemens General Hospital. More...

Mildred Everitt

Mildred M. Everitt, 94, of St. Ignace and formerly of Mio, died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace. More...

Bernice Pucher

Bernice Pucher of Lapeer, a former resident of Cedarville and Livonia, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the age of 85. More...

Columns

Engadine By Julie Freeman

477-6959 jf@portup.com Don More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Engadine sixth grade students will be going on their annual trip to Lansing April 7 and 8. They will leave at 6 a.m. April 7 and return at 10 p.m. April 8. Some of the places which they will tour are the Capitol, Impression V, R.E. More...

Looking Back

114 YEARS AGO APRIL 4, 1891 Supervisor Doland and son Allie arrived home from Washington Monday evening after an absence of several weeks. More...

ISD Supt. Jim Feil To Head Traverse City Public Schools

Jim Feil soon will be the new superintendent of Traverse City Schools, responsible for a $80 million budget, around 11,000 students, 1,500 staff members, 20 elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Mr. Feil, of Sault Ste. More...

Spring Temperatures, Wind Clean Up Lake Huron Ice

Mackinac Island Ferry Service To Resume Soon

With the ice moving out of the Straits of Mackinac, workers at Arnold Transit Company are now preparing their freight boat More...

Ginger Valentine of St. Ignace To Manage Animal Shelter

Ginger Valentine of St. Ignace will take over the daily operations of the Mackinac County Animal Shelter under a new agreement being worked out between the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners and the Mackinac Animal Aid Association (MAAA). More...

Les Cheneaux Tourism Agencies Take New Direction, Offer New Services to Members

With the recent hiring of new Welcome Center coordinator, Bud Lowers, the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Association has adopted a new direction that will be facilitated through the Welcome Center, with Mr. Lowers%27 help. More...

St. Ignace Vacation Guides Available

The St. Ignace Visitor More...

Social

Ashley Kasper, Anthony Lester Named Students of Month at St. Ignace

Ashley Kasper and Anthony Lester have been named Students of the Month for March at St. Ignace Middle School. More...

Author Sue Harrison To Visit Bayliss Library

Nationally-known author Sue Harrison of Pickford will visit the Bayliss Public Library on Wednesday, April 6, to read from her forthcoming historical novel More...

Les Cheneaux Kindergarten Round-Up Planned for April 21

The Les Cheneaux Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Roundup Thursday, April 21, beginning at 4 p.m. Half-hour appointments will be scheduled between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Drew Paquin Helps Gogebic CC to NJCAA Basketball Tournament

Drew Paquin, a 2003 graduate of Cedarville High School, helped lead Gogebic Community College of Ironwood to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 2 championships in Danville, Illinois. More...

St. Ignace Bowling League Results

Youth League Top Guns 72, Eagles 67, Rams 61, Bad Chicks 50, Super Saints 45, The Demons 35. More...

Two Track Records Omitted

Two St. Ignace Lady Saints Upper Peninsula track records were mistakenly omitted from the story that was published in the March 31 issue of More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Governor Eyes Great Lakes Mess

For nearly 200 years, governments have been failing the Great More...

Letters to The Editor

Fortunate To Have Scouts in our Community

To the Editor: Please extend to reporter Ellen Paquin a commendation for her well written article in the March 31 edition of your paper about the award of the Eagle badge to Joseph Weiss and Nathan Everson. More...