December 1, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Crafters Launch Holiday Season

Jane Mathews Vincent of Hessel knits her whimsical hats, purses, and clothing at the Les Cheneaux Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 26. More...

Santa Claus Coming Friday

A holiday parade and open house is set for Friday, December 2, in St. Ignace. The Home for the Holidays parade will herald the arrival of Santa Claus at 6 p.m., followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree at Dock 1. More...

A List of Agencies Offering Assistance for Home Heating Costs in the County

Sponsor: Community Action Name of Program: More...

Eagles Soar Into Quarterfinals

Engadine Girls Win First-Ever Regional Title

The Engadine High School girls basketball team captured the school More...

News

United States Calls ‘Timber’ in Long-standing Trade Dispute With Canada

TORONTO - As President Bush returned last week from a trip halfway around the world to improve US trade ties in Asia, a significant development closer to home eased a longstanding dispute between America and its No. 1 trading partner, Canada. More...

Island Snowmobile Regulations Approved

Protecting Mackinac Island students, limiting speeds, the addition of a temporary stop sign, and prohibiting commercial operation all are included in the snowmobile traffic control regulations approved by the Mackinac Island City Council at its Wedne More...

New Legislation Protects Private Land Owners

New legislation was passed by the United States House of Representatives that would deter municipalities and local governments from taking private property under eminent domain for the purpose of private economic development. More...

Sports

American Legion Baseball Meeting Set for December 3

There will be an American Legion baseball meeting Saturday, December 3, at 11 a.m. at the Floriano-Stecker American Legion Post #340 clubrooms in Hermansville. More...

Derusha, Butkovich Named All-State

Engadine High School (EHS) athletes Elicia Derusha and Scott Butkovich were named to the Associated Press All-State First Teams on the hardwood and gridiron. More...

State Champ Has St. Ignace Connection

Two Northern Michigan Teams Capture Titles

Two Northern Michigan football teams captured state championships as Traverse City St. Francis defeated Unionville-Sebewaing 28-14 for the Division 7 crown and Kingsley downed Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central 31-21 for the Division 6 title. More...

Columns

Cox Reloads for Attorney General Election Shoot-out

Michigan Politics

As he gears for reelection, beleaguered Attorney General Mike Cox, whose political fortunes and public relations suffer from a self-imposed wound, has hired two of Lansing%27s top politically savvy PR guns for what should be quite a shootout in comin More...

Read Labels When Buying Down-Filled Items

Winter is approaching, and with it will be cold weather. It also signals a rush by outdoor people to go shopping for warm, down-filled clothing and sleeping bags. The idea is to keep warmth without heavy, bulky insulation. More...

DNR Continues To Acquire Deeryard Acreage To Preserve Habitat

Outdoor Matters

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

Eric Dodson Chosen as New City Manager in 4-2 Vote

Mayor Replacement, Fluoride Issue Slated for Feb. 28 Special Election

Eric Dodson of Edmore was selected as the new St. Ignace city manager in a 4-2 vote of the city council Monday, November 28. He will replace retiring manager Gary More...

In the Clear:

A semi tractor trailer carrying low level radioactive product through Michigan More...

Senior Meals Program Grows, Needs Funding

Mackinac County Commissioners suggested they will boost the county More...

Mackinac Island Breakwall Project To Move Ahead With Federal Study

A $50,000 federal appropriation to fund a feasibility study for a third breakwall at Mackinac Island now awaits President George Bush More...

Community To Gather for Bazaar at Mackinac Island This Week

One lucky person will take home a new snowmobile, while eight others will be awarded cash prizes up to $1,500 in three major raffles during this year More...

County Residents Offered Programs To Cope With Rising Heating Costs

Emergency assistance programs to ease skyrocketing heating expenses already are in place in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, and others will be available this month and in January. More...

Road Contracts Considered at Clark Twp.

Trustees at Clark Township will study road contracts, created a compensation committee, designated mowing areas, and appointed a planning commissioner and at their regular meeting Thursday, November 17. More...

Social

Students Enjoy Day of Skating at Little Bear

Chris Dumas (left), Cody Therrian, and Trevor Metz of St. Ignace Middle School are among about 150 students who participated in the annual D.A.R.E. More...

Births

Jax Lipnitz

Jax Michael Lipnitz was born to Julie and Kirk Lipnitz of St. Ignace at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey Saturday, November 19, 2005. More...

Engagements

McClure-Spencer

Betsy Spencer of Epoufette and Robert Spencer of Grand Rapids announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Marie Spencer, to Edward More...

Obituaries

Woodrow Bennie

Woodrow W. Bennie, 90, of Rudyard, was a United States Marine Corps veteran and Japanese prisoner of war in World War II who was instrumental in founding the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4905 in Rudyard. More...

John Cullen

John C. Cullen of Sault Ste. Marie, a professor at Lake Superior State University for 34 years, died Sunday, November 27, 2005, at War Memorial Hospital. More...

Franklin Noggle

Franklin D. Noggle, 70, formerly of the Strongs-Eckerman area, died at Birchwood Nursing Home in Traverse City November 21, 2005. More...


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