April 27, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

County 911 Coordinator Resigns Post

Pam Matelski To Take State Police Position in Lansing More...

Value of Land in County Up 5.8%

County Commission OKs Equalization Report; Commissioner Approves Own Work

The taxable value of land in Mackinac County increased by 5.83 percent since 2004, to $761,621,092, reported County Equalization Director Jim Fenlon at a special meeting of the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners Tuesday, April 12. More...

Judge Ned Fenlon Honored by College

Judge Edward More...

Masonic Lodge Raises DARE Funds

The St. Ignace Masonic Lodge #369 will hold its annual breakfast for the Mackinac Project D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program Sunday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the North Bay Inn in St. Ignace. More...

News

Litzner, Weiss Unopposed in St. Ignace

Incumbents Jane Weiss and Rick Litzner will be unopposed in their bids for re-election to the school board at St. Ignace Area Schools. More...

Livermore, Bennett For Engadine Board

Two incumbent candidates are running unopposed for re-election to two available seats on the school board of Engadine Consolidated Schools. They are Lester Livermore Jr. and Sean Bennett. More...

Burrows Runs Alone for Les Cheneaux Board

Les Cheneaux Community Schools in the May 3 election will see only one seat up for grabs on the ballot. Incumbent Dan Burrows will run again for the board. He is unchallenged as of this week. More...

Sports

Mackinac Island Track Takes Placings at Pickford

Mackinac Island Lakers track and field team, coached by Sarah Dehring and Chad Idema, opened their season with a meet at Pickford Thursday, April 14. More...

Northern Michigan Hockey Team Beaten in Championship Series by North Bay

After tying their best-of-seven series against the North Bay Skyhawks with a dramatic pair of victories the previous weekend, the Northern Michigan Black Bears saw their foes rise to the challenge and defeat them twice for the NOJHL Championship. More...

Special Olympic Swimmers Compete in Sault Ste. Marie

One hundred thirty swimmers competed in the U.P. Special Olympics Aquatic Championship at the Norris Center at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16. More...

Columns

Looking Back

114 YEARS AGo April 25, 1891 The steamer More...

Photo

If you own a dog, have you explained that it More...

Engadine By Julie Freeman

477-6959 jf@portup.com May is just a couple of days away, leaving just a little over a month of school left. I More...

Sigh of Relief: Businesses May See Return of Foreign Workers

Legislators Working on New H2B Policy

By Ryan Schlehuber A huge sigh of relief can be heard from business owners now that a new H-2B visa policy is being worked on by legislators in Washington, D.C., that will help businesses retain their foreign workers. More...

Earth Day

With energy often reserved for recess time, St. Ignace Elementary School students canvassed the school grounds picking up every bit of trash they encountered Friday, April 22, also known as Earth Day. More...

Polls Open Tuesday

Voters To Decide Millages, Board Seats May 3

Voters in Mackinac County will be asked to support hospital and school millages and select school board candidates in a May 3 election. More...

Three Candidates Race for Mackinac Island City Council Seats May 3

Mackinac Island voters will have to choose from among three candidates vying for two seats on city council and one of three for city treasurer during elections to be held May 3. More...

Social

Katie Colegrove, Derek Neelis, Tabitha Grogan, Joe Della-Moretta Named St. Ignace Students of Month

The staff of LaSalle High School in St. Ignace has named Katie Colegrove and Derek Neelis February Students of the Month, and Tabitha Grogan and Joe Della-Moretta March Students of the Month. More...

LaSalle Group Enjoys Nine Days in Europe

Six LaSalle High School students, (front row, from left) Jon Ruegg, Lee Kelso, Allison Brown; (back) Jack Goudreau, Krista LaVake, and Ashley St. Louis, along with teachers Kathy Schacht and Tom Hamel and More...

Chad Gouza, Jr.

Chad Andrew Gouza Jr. is the newborn son of Chad and Melissa Gouza of Engadine. He was born Monday, April 4, 2005, at Marquette General Hospital, weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce and measuring 20.5 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Eli Morrison

Eli Bradley Morrison of Engadine, infant son of Ray Morrison and Meggan Freeman, passed away Friday, April 22, 2005, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. More...

Byron Keefer

Byron A. Keefer of Cedarville was a former Galion, Ohio resident who worked for the United States Government in Marion, Ohio much of his life, retiring in 1965. During those years, he was also a farmer who raised chickens and sold their eggs. More...

Erica Goeckel

Erica Christine Goeckel, 19, of Mission Point, Mackinac Island, and Bay City, died Monday evening April 18, 2005, at home, with her family at her side. More...

Opinion

Letters to The Editor

Living in a Healthy Community

To the Editor: A local health care system is vital to rural economics and is a necessary link to being a strong and healthy community. More...

Michigan Politics

Bitter Partisan Wrangling Over Great Lakes Issues

There%27s bitter partisan wrangling these days in Lansing and Washington over a wide variety of Great Lakes issues, including how best to block water diversion, evasive species, and drilling under the lakes. More...