December 22, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Ignace-DeTour Bicycle Path Idea Gains Attention

Communities from St. Ignace to DeTour are discussing a nonmotorized pathway that will allow bicyclists and hikers to travel from the Mackinac Bridge along the northern Lake Huron shore to the St. Mary More...

New USCG Mackinaw Given Grand ‘Welcome Home’

The new $92 million U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw More...

On thin ice in Moran Bay...

Coast Guard crew from Station St. Ignace were practicing an ice rescue in Moran Bay Friday, December 9, when Dan Fenlon of St. Ignace snapped this photograph from shore at the Public Boat Launch. Mr. More...

Winterfest To Begin Jan. 19 in Mackinaw City

Village Council Gives Nod to 2006 Events

The Mackinaw City village board meeting Thursday, December 1, was dominated by planning special events. Board members considered two winter events, the Winterfest and the Mackinaw Mush sled dog races. More...

News

Christmas Tree Auction Raises $1,500 at Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux Historical Association raised approximately $1,500 during its holiday open house and tree auction November 25 through December 3. More...

Tiny Christmas Village Grows Ever Bigger for Dawn Hamelink

DeTour Woman Amasses Collection of 100+ Pieces

By Ryan Schlehuber Each Christmas season, Dawn Hamelink, a retired office manager who resides in DeTour, volunteers her time as a design architect for a small community, which has continued to grow since 1986. More...

Countdown to New Year’s Resolutions: Experts Share Ideas for Healthy Holiday Feasting

What equals 1,400 calories or more? It could be what is on your Christmas dinner plate, which, in turn, could lead to another pound of fat on your body. More...

Obituaries

Charles ‘Ed’ Haltenhoff

Charles Edwin More...

Harold Ney

Harold M. Ney, 83, died Tuesday, December 13, 2005, at his home, following an illness. More...

William Mark Sr.

William E. Mark Sr., 71, of McMillan, died Monday December 12, 2005, in Lakefield Township. More...

Columns

Governor Touting ‘Rays of Hope’ for State’s 2006 Economy

Michigan Politics

With Michigan%27s sagging economy looming as Issue One for the 2006 gubernatorial campaign, Governor Jennifer Gran-holm at year%27s end has been Up North and elsewhere touting "rays of hope" under job creation and business tax relief agreements she r More...

Safe Routes 2 School Coalition Forms For Mackinac County

Mackinac County MSU Extension presents Safe Routes 2 School Coalition. It is sponsored by Michigan State University Extension as well as the Governor More...

Mackinac Island

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness. More...

Researcher: U.P. Must Market Itself To Reflect New State Demographics

The faltering Michigan automotive industry, an aging population, and the Upper Peninsula More...

It’s Back: Fluoride To Be Added to City Water

Fluoride is back. St. Ignace City Council, at its regular meeting Monday, December 19, unanimously agreed to put fluoride back into the city water system. The question of how to cover the cost of fluoridation remains. More...

Pets Take a Turn With St. Nick

Santa Claus visited the Mackinac County Animal Shelter Saturday, December 17, and posed with area pets in a fundraiser for the Mackinac Animal Aid Association. Among the visiting pets were More...

County’s ‘06 Budget Set at Approximately $5.6 Million; Hearing Dec. 29

A copy of the proposed 2006 annual budgets for county funds can be viewed by county residents at the clerk More...

Large Storage Building Gets OK on M-134

Clark Twp. Planners Also Hear About Master Plan Revision

Clark Township Planning Commission has given a special land use permit to E.J. Mertaugh Boatworks to build a 200-foot by 80-foot boat storage building on company property along M-134 in Hessel. More...

Veterans Treat Children to Christmas Party

Members of the Law-White Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7958 of Hessel and a helper work on clean-up after the organization More...

Social

Wedding

Dara Horn, David Kellan Jr.

Dara Lee Horn of St. Ignace and David Louis Kellan Jr., formerly of Ishpeming, were married August 19, 2005. More...

Birth

Addison Leveille Tim and Erin Leveille of Newburgh, Indiana, announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Elizabeth Leveille. She was born October 4, 2005, at 8:29 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches long. More...

Izzard Bawks Serves at Suez Canal; Fisher Completes Training

Darin Izzard Bawks Navy Petty Officer Second Class Darin J. Izzard Bawks and his shipmates conducted security operations in the Suez Canal while assigned to the amphibious transport dock More...

Sports

Pickford’s Romatz Nets 43, But St. Ignace Earns First Victory

St. Ignace picked up their first win of the season despite a career high 43-point performance by Matt Romatz of Pickford, but the Saints had to use an extra four minutes to post a 74-73 non-conference decision over the Panthers Friday, December 16. More...

EUPC Teams Post Non-League Victories

Tuesday

Non-conference games continued for area teams Tuesday, December 13, as Cedarville defeated Big Bay de Noc, Pickford handled Mackinaw City, DeTour outlasted Maplewood Baptist Academy, Rudyard edged Brimley, and St. More...

Laker Hoops Win, Volleyball Defeated

Mackinac Island flew to Beaver Island for Northern Lights League (NLL) makeup games with the Islanders Tuesday, December 13, and the Lakers basketball team came away with 63-61 win, while More...


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