May 11, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

LaSalle Construction Project Out for Bids

The $1.2 million project for the renovation of LaSalle High School, funded by a 15-year, 1.0 mill sinking fund voters approved last June, has moved to the bidding stage with hopes for most of the work taking place while students are gone this summer. More...

St. Ignace Students Plant Tree for Arbor Day

To celebrate Arbor Day, fifth grade students (from left) Patrick Sweeney, Nathan Montie, Preston Kammers, Tori Litzner, and Megan Heidt from St. Ignace Middle School plant a white lilac tree that was purchased from the Gleener Funds. St. More...

County Postpones Strategic Planning

Mackinac County Commissioners, meeting Thursday, April 28, postponed a strategic planning process with Michelle Walk of Michigan State University Extension until discussion can take place at a future committee of the whole meeting, which has not been More...

News

Sand Dunes on Magazine Cover

The Lake Michigan sand dunes beach along US-2 west of St. Ignace is on the cover of More...

Valentine Named New Postmaster at Naubinway

Andy Valentine of St. Ignace has been named postmaster at Naubinway Post Office, effective Saturday, May 14, and will be sworn in at a ceremony in June. More...

Car Owners Can Apply Online for MDOT Car Show

The Michigan Department of Transportation%27s (MDOT) Cruisin%27 through the Century car show, slated for September 3 and 4 in St. Ignace, is accepting applications from car owners who wish to display their vehicles. More...

Sports

LaSalle Boys Take Second, Girls Third in Kiwanis Meet

LaSalle High School boys took home the runner-up trophy and the Lady Saints finished third during the St. Ignace Kiwanis Annual Track and Field Invitationals Friday, May 6. More...

Cheboygan Wins Girls Events at Rudyard Meet

The St. Ignace girls team finished second and the boys third during the 10 team Rudyard Lions Track and Field Invitational Tuesday, May 3. More...

Pickford, Cedarville Trade Golf Wins at Munoscong

The Pickford boys defeated Cedarville 185 to 210 while the Lady Trojans downed the Lady Panthers 257 to 274 during Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference links play at Munoscong Golf Club Thursday, May 5. More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Putting Judges on the Bench

It might be time for some deal cutting in Lansing on the issue of ballot propositions. Some ideas from the only Michigan Supreme Court justice from northern Michigan could be part of the mix. More...

Letters to The Editor

Remember Doctors, Nurses, Chaplains

To the Editor: This Memorial Day, May 30, Mackinac County should pay a tribute to the men and women who served our country in all wars as far back as the Revolutionary War. They are the doctors, nurses, and chaplains. More...

I-75 Road Work Between US-2 and Portage

The stretch of Interstate 75 between the exit for US-2, north of the Mackinac Bridge, and the Portage Road exit is getting a face lift this season, creating the need for temporary traffic lights on US-2 for the first time in five years. More...

St. Ignace Marina To Cut Staff This Summer To Help With City Budget Woes

The St. Ignace Harbor Authority heard in a Friday, May 6, meeting that it, too, will asked to save money to resolve the city More...

CIA Official Brings September 11 Report To Life for Engadine High

After reading the government More...

Living with Wolves: Public Ideas To Determine State Management

Can wolves and humans live in harmony? More...

Family Day Delights Head Start Children

Clifford the Big Red Dog, More...

Social

Community Foundation To Host Grant Awards May 18

The St. Ignace Community Foundation will host its spring grant awards ceremony Wednesday, May 18, at 5 p.m. at the new St. Ignace Public Library. The public is invited to attend the awarding of grants to various local projects. More...

Family Fitness Day Set for Sun.

Family Fun and Fitness Day will be held Sunday, May 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the city park next to the Coast Guard Station (St. Ignace Middle School cafetorium if rain). More...

Steven Fader Awarded Medals

U.S. Army Specialist Steven Fader of Cedarville, of the 32nd Transportation Company, has been awarded two medals, a service bar, and a combat patch for his year of deployment in Iraq. More...

Obituaries

Arline Vick

Arline Vick, 84, of Brevort Lake and Belleville, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, following an illness. More...

Alma Mayer

Alma Mayer, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, formerly of Rudyard, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, in Milwaukee. More...

Leonard Closs

Leonard Closs, 81, of St. Ignace, died Friday morning, May 6, 2005, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Facility, following a brief illness. More...

Columns

Brevort

I would think we might be having some rain later today, but it sure is nice now. I suspect a lot of my neighbors are out working in their yards and preparing gardens for planting. More...

Les Cheneaux

Good news for many of us who have accumulated all kinds of More...

Mackinac Island

After a long winter More...