February 2, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Trails in Great Shape

Groomers at Work Daily on 101-Mile Snowmobile Route

For the six volunteer groomers who care for 101 miles of St. Ignace area trails, this season has been a bit easier than in past years. More...

New Budget Revises County EDC’s Vision

Board Seeks Ways To Assist With Projects

With only enough in the budget to cover board member stipends, the Mackinac County Economic Development Corporation More...

Suicide Prevention Focus of Eric Hipple Program Feb. 21

Area Residents Invited to School Presentation

A program about suicide prevention will be presented for the public at Inland Lakes Schools in Indian River by former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple Tuesday, February 21, at 7 p.m. More...

News

Commissioners Reflect, Look Ahead to Mackinac County’s Future

Elected Officials Explain Their Role, Goals in Managing County Affairs

In the past 12 months, Mackinac County Commissioners tackled issues ranging from animal shelter unrest to the state More...

90 Students Learn Snowmobile Safety at Les Cheneaux

Sheriff

Nearly 100 students learned how to manage their snowmobiles safely this year, under a program provided More...

I-500 Set for This Weekend

Thursday Schedule Change Announced

The I-500 snowmobile race in Sault Ste. Marie this weekend will go on as planned, but events and time trials scheduled for Thursday, February 2, have been canceled, said race organizer Jan Bailey. More...

Sports

9.65 Lb. Catch Wins Glenn Cheney of Rudyard Top Spot in Walleye Jamboree

By Amy Polk

Glenn Cheney of Rudyard won the 2006 Munuscong Walleye Jamboree with a 9.65-pound fish he caught Friday, January 27. The fish remained the heaviest in the tournament, with little competition. More...

Saints Split Final Home Match of Season on Parents Night

St. Ignace grapplers split their final home Straits Area Conference (SAC) match of the season after defeating Mio 47-21, but falling to Sault High 43-31 during Parents Night Thursday, January 26. More...

Green and Fitzpatrick Place at Gaylord

Michael Green (160) finished fourth and Sam Fitzpatrick (125) took seventh during the prestigious Northern Michigan Wrestling Championships at Gaylord High School Saturday, January 28. More...

Columns

Snowshoes Make Trendy Comeback –– Makes Getting Out Easy and Fun

Outdoor Matters

Snowshoes More...

State of the State Invites Comparison From 1954

Michigan Politics

When I first started covering Michigan politics in 1954 for United Press International, Democratic Gov. G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams was jousting with a GOPruled Legislature in troubled times. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

As is the case with Fall Homecoming, all students will be participating in a Winter Court Warming celebration during the week of January 30. This celebration, along with its fall counterpart, has gone on for many years at EHS. More...

Family Team Ready To Race

Mackinaw Mush Is This Weekend

Nestled in the snow among the birch and evergreen trees on a high bluff above Cheeseman Road in St. Ignace, 22 sled dogs wait eagerly each winter day for the chance to run. More...

DNR To Sell 967 Acres in County

In a massive campaign to reorganize management of state lands, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has restructured boundaries surrounding state forests, state parks, and other parcels in Michigan, and its rededication of boundaries in Mackinac More...

Real Life Lesson:

Students Learn About Legal System as Court Proceedings Come to St. Ignace School

Sixth and seventh grade students at St. Ignace Area Schools witnessed the proceedings of the 92nd District Court Tuesday, January 24. Two court cases were tried in the Middle School gymnasium before students, teachers, and administrators. More...

Planners To Trim International Bridge Bus Service

Cutbacks are being planned to the International Bridge bus service that links public transportation systems in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Sault Ste. More...

Social

Taylor Campbell, Mark Oberman

Engaged

Richard and Julie Campbell of Holland, Michigan, announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Campbell, to Mark Oberman, son of Bill and Mary Oberman of Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Nakiya Kingsbury

Adoption Announcement

Denise Kingsbury of Woodbridge, Virginia, formerly of St. Ignace, announces the adoption of a daughter, Nakiya Rose Marie Kingsbury, 3. Nakiya was born in December 2002, and her adoption was finalized in January 2006. More...

Military Notes

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Vince Baker Navy Lt. Cmdr. Vince W. Baker was graduated from the College of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. More...

Obituaries

Bertha Carr

Bertha A. Rye Carr of Pickford and Brooksville, Florida, was a lifelong resident of Pickford. She worked for many years as a cook and a waitress at Gough More...

Bonnie Wales

Bonnie Diane Wales of Kincheloe owned and operated a commercial laundry business in Westminster, California, with her husband, Charles, for nearly 30 years. A graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, Mrs. More...

Yalmar ‘Elmer’ Nurmi

Yalmar More...

Opinion

Leave The ‘Family’ Out of Cable Channel Tier Package

To the Editor: Your article of January 12 about the information that I presented to the City Council and the community regarding Charter Cable More...

Group Seeks Les Cheneaux Pen Pals

To the Editor: We recently read your article about our receiving a grant from the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation to purchase stamps. More...

Fish Do Not Need Fluoride, Why Us?

To the Editor: I see where the fluoride issue keeps making More...


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