October 20, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Portage Twp. Allows ORV Use, Keeps Lake Board

The future of South Manistique Lake, limits on the use of off road vehicles (ORVs), and the health of the local economy weighed heavily on the minds of Portage Township board members in a meeting Tuesday, October 11. More...

Volunteers Find Less Trash in Forest Clean Up Project

Clean-up of illegal dumping near Castle Rock Road is not as much of a daunting task as it has been in the last decade, according to volunteers and the United States Forest Service station in St. Ignace. Five volunteers and one U.S. More...

Resource Center Project Offers Options to Local Families Affected by Violence

On State Street in St. Ignace, a modest, yellow building faces the bay. The house is an office of the Diane Peppler Resource Center, a network designed to counter, and help cure, the stress and trauma caused by domestic violence in the region. More...

News

USDA Cormorant Control Funding To Increase for 2006

Waterfowl gather to feed under the metallic orange rays of sunset shining across the warm, shallow water of Brevoort Lake. More...

Olivia Maynard of Les Cheneaux To Be Inducted in Mich. Women Hall of Fame

To Be Honored for Illustrious Career in Social Services, Politics October 25

Olivia Procter Maynard%27s political involvement started as a child, when village council meetings and dinnertime debates were part of growing up. More...

EUP Economic Development Summit Planned Friday at Sault Ste. Marie

Planners in Business, Local Government, Education Invited To Share Ideas

An Eastern Upper Peninsula Economic Development summit will be held Friday, October 21, at Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy Alkire

Dorothy Alkire, 86, of St. Ignace, died Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care. More...

Alta Thomas

Alta L. Thomas, 77, of St. Ignace, died Thursday, October 13, 2005, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

William McLeod

William George McLeod of Strongs worked for 23 years for Mead Paper Company, starting in 1970 as a heavy equipment operator and road builder. He retired from Mead in 1993, then kept busy farming and logging until five years ago. More...

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

Donations Could Benefit History Room

To the Editor: The Family History Room in the new library would be improved by the addition of old telephone books, old city directories, and old plat maps. We would like to challenge the citizens and friends of St. More...

Columns

‘Field Is Set’ for Republicans – But Not in Concrete Michigan Politics

There%27s been a bit of a buzz that alternatives may yet surface, but Republican State Chairman Saul Anuzis reiterates "our field is pretty much set" with Keith Butler and Jerry Zandstra seeking the 2006 nomination to oppose U.S. Sen. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

October 16 to 22 is National Bus Safety Week. The theme for this year is More...

Who Deserves the Blame for Fishing Accidents?

Back a number of years ago, a friend was fishing for pike in a northern Michigan lake when he got a backlash in his casting reel. More...

Outlook Bright for St. Ignace School Finances This Year

Enrollment Increase, State Funding Hike, Tight Bookkeeping Boost Bottom Line

The St. Ignace School Board was presented with its annual audit report Monday, October 10, and the outlook is bright for the school district. More...

County: Board Assistant Not Needed

Mackinac County commissioners weighed in on two employee issues during their regular meeting Thursday, October 13, by eliminating the assistant to the board position in an unanimous vote and, in a four-to-one vote, agreeing to give a 15-percent hourl More...

Rescue Project Saves Pets From Hurricane Zone

George Ford and Ginger Valentine of St. Ignace display three dogs rescued from flooded areas of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. More...

Winds, Waves Prove Challenge in Painting Round Island Lighthouse

Round Island Lighthouse needed painting. After 10 years of being sun-baked, wind-blown, and ice-covered, areas of the old paint had been stripped away, mortar had eroded, and some bricks were compromised. More...

Social

Brenda, Joe Hart Family Leaves Legacy of Benevolence in St. Ignace

Two of St. Ignace More...

Baker Honors Cedarville Grad

Coryell Cruickshank of Cedarville is a recent graduate of the phlebotomy program at Baker College of Owosso. More...

Melisa Massaway, Dennis Sorenson

Melisa Lee Massaway and Dennis Patrick Sorenson, both of St. Ignace, were united in marriage August 13, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church with Father Norbert Landreville officiating. More...

Sports

A Heavy Challenge: Les Cheneaux Students Try To Guess Weight of Great Pumpkin

Les Cheneaux Elementary School fourth grade student Cara Hakola won a giant pumpkin by guessing closest to the actual weight of a 123-pound pumpkin in the school%27s Great Pumpkin Contest. More...

Three Saints Harriers All-SAC After Final Meet

Three St. Ignace harriers, Kody King, Don McLeod, and Chelcee Tiernan, all finished in the top 10 to earn Straits Area All-Conference honors for their effort in the three jamboree meets during the 2005 season. More...

Jim Clement To Play Pro Basketball in Portugal

Jim Clement was just waiting for the chance to play professional basketball and Wednesday, October 12, the former LaSalle High School standout received the telephone call that he was hoping to receive. More...


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