July 21, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Ignace Car Show Parade Moves to Friday in 2006

The Down Memory Lane Parade will be moved back to Friday night for the 2006 Straits Area Antique Auto Show, Car Show Committee members decided at their annual follow-up meeting Thursday, July 14. More...

Newton Twp. Eyes Recycling Center at Transfer Station

The West Mackinac County Transfer Authority station has sat idle for close to a decade, however, renewed interest by Newton Township and county officials may give it new life to benefit to area residents. More...

City, St. Ignace Businesses Work Together To Resolve Restroom Concerns

A light St. Ignace City Council agenda in its Monday, July 18, meeting was highlighted by a positive update regarding concerns about the public restrooms in the new Pavillion complex. More...

Bringing Internet Hotspots to St. Ignace

A ribbon cutting celebration marked the opening of the St. Ignace Hotspots Wireless Broadband Internet Project June 18 at the Chamber of Commerce office. In attendance were (from left) Mackinac County Commission Chair Dawn Nelson, St. More...

Tribe Chooses Brad Pringle as New Purchasing Director

Brad Pringle was recently hired as the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians More...

News

Wasting Time:

Employees Busy, But Not Burdened Workers Waste Two Hours a Day on Average. Here Are Some Ways to Get More Done.

Daniel Decker has always thought of himself as a productive worker. He starts his day with a to-do list and a goal sheet. But sometimes Mr. More...

Teen Landmark Volunteers Rake, Trim, Clear Trails at Les Cheneaux

A dozen teens from throughout the United States worked in Clark Township earlier this month under a volunteer community service program to clean parks and clear trails and beaches. At a project in Cedarville More...

Barbara Brown Appointed to Mackinac Bridge Authority

Barbara Brown of St. Ignace was appointed July 10 to the Mackinac Bridge Authority by Governor Jennifer Granholm. She succeeds Jon More...

Obituaries

Robert Webb

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Raymond Kaminsky

Raymond R. Kaminsky, 74, of St. Ignace and Leesburg, Florida, died June 5, 2005, in the Hospice House at Tavares, Florida, following a year-long battle with lung cancer. More...

Robert Mayer

Robert Joseph Mayer of Grant, previously of Dafter, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, in Grand Rapids. He was diagnosed with cancer in June. More...

Opinion

Granholm Facing the Heat Before Long Japan Trip

Michigan Politics

Critics of Governor Jennifer Granholm are providing quite a sendoff for her Friday departure on a nine-day mission to Japan to lure jobs and investment to Michigan. More...

Letter to The Editor

Concern About Shelter Closure

To the Editor: Last October on one of our frequent trips to your area we made a $160 contribution in response to hearing of financial need at the shelter. More...

Little Swimmers Beat the Heat

Swim lessons are one way to beat this summer More...

Public To Comment on Proposed Smoking Ban

Order Would Prohibit Lighting Up in Workplaces, Public Buildings Across Mackinac County

Mackinac County residents will be able to comment on a proposed county-wide smoking ban at a public hearing earmarked for August 11. More...

Hands-On Art

Les Cheneaux Community Enjoys Music and Art Dockside More...

Extreme Fire Danger To Last Through Week in U.P.

A very high to extreme fire danger is expected to continue in Upper Peninsula at least the rest of this week, says the Department of Natural Resources and, except for a brief temperature drop Tuesday, the forecast is for more of the 80 degree to 90 d More...

County Holds Off Decision on $113,000 Grant

A disagreement over sheriff deputy wages has postponed a county commission endorsement for two off-road patrol grants worth $113,000 until Thursday, July 28. More...

Great Lakes Cruisers Sail Away From St. Ignace Rendezvous; City Hopes for Return Visit

The Great Lakes Cruising Club left the St. Ignace Marina Wednesday, July 13, feeling pretty good about its summer rendezvous here, and city administrators said they hope to bring the group back in three to five years. More...

Social

Mike, Marilyn Sweeney Celebrate 40 Years

Mike and Marilyn Sweeney of Cedarville will celebrate their 40th anniversary Sunday, July 24. They will mark their years of marriage with a family picnic. More...

Klancie Argue of St. Ignace Competes for Teen Title

Contest This Weekend at CMU in Mt. Pleasant

Klancie Argue, 14, of St. Ignace, will be among candidates competing for the title of Miss Teen of Michigan Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, in Mt. Pleasant. More...

Shelly McLeod of St. Ignace Working on Research Grant

Albion College student Shelly McLeod of St. Ignace has been awarded a $3,000 research grant from the College More...

Sports

St. Ignace Youth T-Ball Teams

Braves Reds

The Braves T-Ball team: (back row, from left) Keisha Davis, Kenny Nayback, Taylor St. Onge, Kaleb Huffman, Taylor Thomas, Coach Allison Fitzgerald; (front row) Benjamin Lampman, Morgan Thomas, Connor Fitzgerald, and Quin Doud. More...

Saints CCSS Team Seeks Repeat

Repeat will be on the minds of the St. Ignace Saints senior youth baseball players as the team heads into post-season play Monday, July 25, against Rudyard in the 2005 Consolidated Community School Services (CCSS) youth baseball league. More...

CCSS Swimming Activities Offered in Rudyard Pool

The pool at Rudyard High School is open to the public and offers swim lessons for all ages. Public swimming is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Columns

Engadine By Julie Freeman

477-6959 jf@portup.com Our weather is staying above average. It was nice to get a little rain Sunday evening. We didn More...

Brevort

I waited Saturday, July 16, for the mail as I was eagerly awaiting the book of the year, More...

Gould City By Marilyn McNeil

477-6925 donmar@lighthouse.net Schoolcraft County Fair Days are Thursday, July 28, through Saturday, July 30, in Manistique. More...


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