May 4, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

County Wants All of the Money Back

Treasurer

Mackinac County Commissioners have got back only $2,000 of the $5,000 the county treasurer appropriated to herself and her staff last year without authorization. More...

Lake Huron Going ‘Back to Nature’ as Lake Trout Rebound, Chinook Salmon Decline

Anglers Expect Return of Species That Once Ruled Waters, as Alewife Crash

Anglers fishing in Lake Huron can expect to catch smaller and leaner salmon for years to come. They also will find more of the kinds of species that once ruled the waters before exotic fish invaded the Great Lakes. More...

Naubinway Smelters Kick Off Spring

It didn More...

News

County Prosecutor To Hold Office Hours in May

The Mackinac County Prosecuting Attorney, W. Clayton Graham, will hold office Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the courtroom on Mackinac Island. More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Up 2.4%

Traffic on the Mackinac Bridge in March increased 2.4 percent compared to March, 2004 More...

Rudyard Man Hurt in Accident

Ernest Aho, 58, of Rudyard, was injured in an all-terrain-vehicle accident on Gamble Road near Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace Township Saturday, April 30 More...

Sports

Record-Setter Katie Spencer To Attend Albion

Katie Spencer, daughter of Angie and Marty Spencer and 2005 LaSalle High School salutatorian, has made her decision to attend Albion College to study athletic training and physical therapy and throw on the Britons track and field team. More...

Lady Saints Third, Boys Fourth at Newberry

St. Ignace girls finished third and the boys took fourth while senior Katie Spencer set a new LaSalle High School record in the shot put during the Newberry Invitational Thursday, April 28. More...

Spencer Smashes Discus Mark with 119’7.5”

Katie Spencer fell four inches short of tying the 12-year-old LaSalle High School (LHS) discus record of 114%27 1" with a toss of 113%27 9" at Boyne City Wednesday, April 20. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

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

Elusive Cougars a New Issue in Michigan

It certainly is a crazy, mixed-up outdoors, not only in Michigan but in plenty of other places. The big flap in our state has to do with those elusive cougars. People who have seen one believe in them but others, not so fortunate, think they More...

Brevort

At first I thought it was thick rain and I was wrong. Oh, well. It was snow. Into each life must fall...snow in May. More...

City Taps Funds To Meet Rising Water, Sewer Costs

St. Ignace Council Eyes Rate Hike To Meet Deficit

The St. More...

‘100 Years of Cars’ Planned To Mark MDOT 100th Birthday at St. Ignace

Plans are moving forward for Michigan Department of Transportation More...

Hard Hit:

Loss of 28 Students To Slash Les Cheneaux School

Les Cheneaux Community Schools may take another financial hit if enrollment predictions for 2005-2006 come true. More...

DeTour Light Listed on Historic Register

The DeTour Reef Light Station in Chippewa County was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places Tuesday, March 15, the National Park Service reported. More...

U.P. History Conference Planned in June

The 56th Annual Upper Peninsula History Conference will meet at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie Friday, June 17, to Sunday, June 19. More...

Task Force Formed To Change the Way Government Works for Northern Michigan

In a rural area with an aging population, declining school enrollment, remote health care, education, and communication resources, community leaders and legislators representing northern Michigan sometimes feel their needs are not understood by the p More...

Social

Caden Duffton

Caden Peter Duffton was born to Deanna and Keith Duffton of Cheboygan at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital at 11:42 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. More...

Waylon White

Waylon James White is the newborn son of Kimi (nee Gamble) and Matthew White of Pickford. He is their first child. More...

Chloe Cottle

Brent and Nikki Cottle of Pickford are the parents of a daughter, Chloe McLean Cottle, born at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie April 23, 2005. She weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Merchant

Joseph Leslie Merchant, a native of St. Ignace, and member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, died December 10, 2003. He was 58 and living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the time of his death. More...

Bonita Whitfield

Bonita More...

Police Seek Tips in Dafter Theft

Police seek information in the theft of a maroon-colored mountain bike and two collapsible fishing poles, still in store packaging, missing from a garage in Dafter Township. More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Judge Politics May Hurt Sen. Stabenow

Five-term Senator Carl Levin is the point man among Senate Democrats in blocking an up-or-down vote on three Michigan judges nominated by President George Bush to the Sixth U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. More...

Letters to The Editor

Parents Have Views on Bullying, Too

To the Editor: In the recent article about bullying in the school system, there are many points that are left out, namely parents More...