April 20, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Sign of Spring

Annual Home and Garden Show Draws 1,300

Theresa Bright (above, at left) helps a customer at the Green Thumb booth during the Home and Garden Show Saturday, April 16, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. The Green Thumb, a Cedarville-based business, won the Vendor More...

Ben Thompson Built Community’s Strong Emergency Services Network

Director To Retire; Responsible for Bringing 911 Service, Emergency Upgrades, to Mackinac County Residents

When Ben Thompson of St. Ignace retires as Mackinac County More...

Cedarville High Quiz Bowl Team To Compete at State Level This Weekend

What is the formula for the area of a regular polygon? More...

News

May 2005 Elections Passage of St. Ignace Millage Request Could Soften Planned Cuts

Passing the May 3 millage request St. More...

Explaining ‘Headlee,’ Proposal ‘A’ to the Voters

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Les Cheneaux Schools Seek 18-Mill Renewal

Les Cheneaux Community Schools will ask district voters to renew 18-mill levy against non-homestead properties in the May 3 school election. The 18-mill non-homestead levy raises two-thirds of the district More...

Sports

Black Bears Roar Back into Series With 3-OT Win, Shutout

An NOJHL championship series that seemed to be inexorably sliding toward a North Bay sweep was turned on its head last weekend, thanks to a dramatic breakthrough effort by the Northern Michigan Black Bears. More...

North Bay Back Up on Black Bears

North Bay retook the lead in their best-of-seven series with the Northern Michigan Black Bears Monday, April 18, with a 4-0 game-five victory on the Skyhawks More...

St. Ignace Bowling Results

Youth League Top Guns 82, Eagles 72, Rams 66, Bad Chicks 52, Super Saints 50, The Demons 38. More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Does Butler Face Anti-Detroit Bias?

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Letters to the Editor

I am writing in response to the letter from Pastor Bercot of St. Ignace. As a Catholic, I am wondering why Pastor Bercot feels the need to attack our beliefs. More...

County Commission To Host Economic Forum

Mackinac County has the dubious distinction of leading Michigan with an unemployment rate of 23.3 percent for February. Lacking economic momentum, Michigan More...

State Election Consolidation Puts Millages, School Board, Council Elections on May 3 Ballot

In two weeks, voters in Mackinac County will head to the polls for a county-wide millage election for Mackinac Straits Hospital and Health Center, road, fire department, and community services millages in Brevort Township, and school millages at St. More...

Portage Twp. Tackles Road Concerns

Winter weather and now spring breakup have taken a toll on Portage Township roads, and their condition was the main topic of discussion last week, with residents being assured by the township board that the additional 0.5 road millage passed last yea More...

Fire Danger Soars

No Burn Permits Issued
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New Foundation Seeks To Promote Mackinac Straits Maritime Tourism

Bart Huthwaite Leads Effort To Tap Economic Potential of History, Resources

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Social

Births Meghan Harmon

A daughter, Meghan Marie Harmon, was born April 12, 2005, to Bob and Reva Harmon of Charlevoix at Northern Michigan Hospital of Petoskey. She weighed 8 pounds, 6.5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length at birth. More...

St. Ignace Friends Reunited on Florida Trip

St. Ignace friends gathered at the home of Del and Rudy Bunker in Florida Saturday, March 19. More...

Church Notes

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Obituaries

Patricia Burke

Patricia E. Burke, 49, of Newberry, died Friday, April 15, 2005, of cancer at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, with her family by her side. More...

Loretta Simmons

Loretta Lavley Simmons of St. Ignace Township enjoyed flower gardening, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Simmons died at the age of 79 Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mackinac Straits Long Term Care Facility in St. Ignace. More...

William St. Louis

William L. St. Louis, 72, of Sturgis, died Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2005, at Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. More...

Columns

Photo

None of you guys and gals who are already hooked on fishing need to be reminded of what happens on April 30. More...

Brevort

As this morning is so warm and beautiful, I know everyone is out enjoying the weather. More...

DeTour Area

The Village and those involved are rebounding from the devastating fire that took place at the DeTour Village Motel early Sunday morning, April 10. The fire wiped out all the units located on one side. More...