May 18, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Marinas To Open This Month

Boating season has begun in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. The following is an update on marinas and harbors in the area opening this month. More...

Commission Steps Up Pressure on Treasurer

County Sets Friday Deadline for Full Repayment

County commissioners again tackled the issue that has been plaguing them since last year by agreeing to give the county treasurer until Friday, May 20, to return $3,000 of county funds that she allocated without legal authority to the chief deputy tr More...

Incompatibility of Office, Prisoner Prescriptions, Insurance Costs on County Agenda

Dawn Nelson Claims Exemption to Rule; Prosecutor Disagrees

County Commission Chair Dawn Nelson More...

Cedarville School Bands Earn Top Marks

Year-End Concert Slated for May 24 at Gymnasium

Cedarville High School and Middle School bands earned top ratings (I) at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association More...

News

Surprise:

Spelling is Making a Comeback To Be Properly Learned, Teachers Say, Spelling Must Be Properly Taught

BROOKLINE, MASS. - Once a year, ESPN elevates spelling to the status of a national sport. More...

Spring Meetings for American Legion

Upper Peninsula American Legion members have planned two upcoming meetings. More...

DeTour Artists Host Exhibit in Sault

An exhibition of paintings by the DeTour Village Artists Guild opened Tuesday, May 3, in the Olive Craig Gallery in the Sault Area Arts Center in Alberta House. More...

Sports

Canoe Races Planned at Curtis This Weekend

Professional and amateur paddlers from all over Michigan will gather at Curtis this weekend for the Manistique Lakes Portage Challenge Canoe Race. More...

Litzner Latest LaSalle Discus Record-Setter

Senior Joins Katie Spencer as He Shatters 27-Year-Old Mark With 147

Rand Litzner shattered a 27-year-old LaSalle High Schoo discus record with a throw of 147%277" for first place during a meet in Cheboygan Tuesday, May 10. Dan Wyers set the previous mark in 1978 with a toss of 145%279. More...

Trojans Sweep Engadine’s Frank Formolo Invitational

In another battle of Division III teams in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, Cedarville swept both the boys and girls ends of the Frank Formolo Invitational championship at Engadine High School Tuesday, May 10. More...

Opinion

Michigan Politics

Presidential Prospects Hit State

As expected, opponents are ratcheting up efforts against reelection of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick this year and Governor Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow in 2006. More...

Letters to The Editor

Doctor Kept Soldier Alive

To the Editor: Thank you for publishing my very long letter [May 5 edition]. I had two letters, and this one was the one I picked, both about war. I would like to correct a couple of errors I made that might make my letter better understood. More...

City Hikes Water Rates

St. Ignace Council Freezes Salaries; Visitors Bureau Buys Old Library

The St. Ignace City Council dealt with its immediate financial needs by approving water and sewer rate increases, a number of budget cuts, and a resolution to get a short-term loan of up to $500,000 in its Monday, May 16 meeting. More...

Marquette II Ready To Cruise

330-Passenger Ferry To Be in Service by Memorial Day Weekend

The Marquette II, Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry More...

Students Visit Nation’s Capital

St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Mackinaw City Youth Take Part in Project

High school students from St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, and Mackinaw City traveled to Washington, D.C., in April to learn about the workings of American government. More...

EUP Students Exercise Together in National ACES Fitness Program

A mild and sunny spring day greeted area elementary school students as they joined thousands of others around the nation Wednesday, May 4, to reap the benefits of exercise. More...

Social

LaSalle Players Perform ‘Don’t Say No to the USO’

The LaSalle High School Players from More...

3 From St. Ignace Graduated From Grand Valley State University

Graduated from Grand Valley State University Saturday, April 30, were (from left) Dennis Sorenson, Melisa Massaway, and Lauren Snyder, all of St. Ignace. Mr. Sorenson, the son of Dennis Sorenson of St. More...

Just Dance! Elite Team Wins ‘Gold, Silver’

The Just Dance! Elite Team earned two awards at a Sunday, April 10, performance in South Lyon. They earned a More...

Obituaries

Jeannette Anderson

Jeannette L. Anderson, 98, a lifelong resident of Drummond Island died at her home Sunday, May 15, 2005, with her family around her. More...

James Portis

James Cecil Portice was a lifelong Pickford resident who owned and operated logging trucks. Both of his sons also worked with him as logging truck drivers. He drove a gravel truck for many local road construction projects. More...

Frank Wayman

Frank Wayman, 52, owner of the Buckhorn Inn in Trout Lake, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, of a heart attack. More...

Columns

Brevort

What a way to begin the week: blue skies and sunshine, and talking to your neighbors. More...

Gould City By Marilyn McNeil

477-6925 donmar@lighthouse.net Welcome to spring? Yes, that is a question mark. Where, oh where, did spring go? More...

Engadine’s Class of 2005 Led by Bigger, Fletcher, Miller

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Superintendent Engadine Schools has announced the valedictorian and salutatorians for the 2004-2005 school year. Molly Bigger, daughter of Mike and Nancy Bigger, has been named valedictorian of the Engadine High School Senior Class of 2005. More...