March 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

County Map Project Starts Over

Lange Lawsuit Looms; New Contractor Hired

While Mackinac County awaits a court date with Lange Enterprises, the contractor it hired to create a digitized county map, the Central Dispatch Board is hiring another firm, Northwoods Surveyors and Engineers, Inc. of Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Hockey Tourney Idea Put Forth To Boost Little Bear

One idea to attract revenue for St. Ignace%27s Little Bear East Conference Center and Ice Arena is to hold a hockey tournament pitting Upper Peninsula teams against teams from the Lower Peninsula, suggested Kelly Simmons at a meeting of the St. More...

Brevort Sewer Bills Topic of County Meeting

The remaining $12,000 for the 12-year-old Brevort sewer project finally will be distributed, Mackinac County Commissioners decided February 23. More...

'Happy Days' Cast To Headline St. Ignace Antique Auto Show in June

Television actors Cindy Williams, Anson Williams, and Donny Most of "Happy Days" will headline the 31st Annual St. Ignace Car Show Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 24. More...

Sewer Odor Still A Lingering Problem for Township Residents

While St. Ignace Township residents say they appreciate the work that is being done by engineers who are trying to eradicate a sewer odor problem still affecting those living on Superior, Huron, and Michigan streets, they are becoming impatient. More...

News

Salmon Fishing To Shut Down Along 700-mile Stretch of Pacific Coast

ASHLAND, ORE. It%27s looking like a bleak, belt-tightening year for thousands of commercial fishermen along the Pacific Coast. More...

St. Ignace Population Up Slightly From 1990

The population of St. Ignace in the 2000 census was 2,678, up slightly from the 1990 census of 2,568. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that population in the city would fall in 2004, to 2,486. More...

State's New Weight Restrictions Enforced for Commercial Trucks

As of Tuesday, March 14, weight restrictions for commercial truck traffic will be imposed and enforced on state trunklines for the entire state, including the Upper Peninsula and the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Obituaries

Larry Davis

Larry Glen Davis of Rudyard was a strong supporter of his community, and Rudyard%27s Citizen of the Year in 1989. More...

Isobel Haines

Isobel Sheppard Haines, a warm-hearted and spirited summer resident of the Snows for more than nine decades, died January 30 at the age of 97. More...

Lawrence 'Dick' Sevener

Lawrence Richard Sevener of Cedarville and Lake Whitney, Texas, known as Dick to his friends, was a 35-year Michigan Department of Natural Resources employee who worked in the Roscommon and Gaylord areas as a foreman and in the fire-fighting and mech More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Position Mentioned in Last Week's Letter Not Advertised, Did Not Fit Into Wage, Class Schedule

To the Editor: Richard Oliver brought several issues to our attention last week (Letter to the Editor, March 9 edition). More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Benefit of Keeping Full-Time Pediatrician at Straits Hospital Would Outweigh Cost

To the Editor: The recent article regarding the layoff of Dr. Dyer was upsetting to many parents in this community. Straits Hospital CEO Rod Nelson was quoted as saying Dr. More...

Tech-Optics Outgrows St. Ignace Plant, Moving to Sault

Owner: Decision Based Only on Space

A light industrial plant that opened in St. Ignace last year and quickly grew from six to more than 40 employees has already outgrown the facilities available in the city and will relocate its operation to Sault Ste. Marie by early summer. More...

Roundtable Luncheons To Begin at Clark Twp.

Clark Township trustees hope to obtain the latest tool for volunteer firefighters. Clark Township Fire Department and Treasurer Katie Carpenter applied for a $12,960 grant from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. More...

Students Fascinated by NASA Moon Rocks

Rocks and soil from Earth%27s moon found their way into the hands of students at St. Ignace Area Schools Tuesday, March 7. More...

Old Photos Draw Interest at St. Ignace

Lorraine Graham, right, flips through a booklet of postcards while Phyllis Massey (left) uses a magnifying glass to view Fred Dandona%27s framed 1922 photograph of a crowd celebrating the Fourth of July at McCann field, during the Michilmackinac Hist More...

Volunteers Needed for Brevort Township Recreation Projects

New playground equipment and raised gardens will adorn the community center in Brevort Township this spring, and Township Clerk Susan Stelzer is seeking volunteers to help. She hopes the projects will be completed by mid-May. More...

City Gives Island Property Owner April 15 Ultimatum

The Mackinac Island City Council agreed to pay $12,732.87 to cover the operational loss to Allied EMS Systems, Inc., of Harbor Springs for ambulance service for the 2005 season during its Wednesday, March 1, meeting. More...

Police Investigate Logging Larceny

A tool trailer parked at a logging site south of M-28 near Soldiers Lake in Chippewa Township was broken into and Michigan State Police are seeking information. The theft took place on or around Friday, January 13. More...

Social

Births

Christopher and Kaiden Grove

Jason and Kim Grove of St. Ignace announce the birth of twin sons, Christopher Jason and Kaiden Wayne, born February 7, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Births

Wyatt Fountain

Ryan and Kerry Fountain of Kinross announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Edward, born March 3, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Sports

District Rivalry: Trojans Top Panthers 78-67

March Madness continues in Ctown, as Cedarville used free throws as a springboard to a 78-67 victory over Pickford during the Class D District 123 Friday, March 10. More...

Cedarville Sweeps EUP Conference Opponents To Reach District Finals

Cedarville and Brimley, cochampions in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference, split the regular season contests, winning at home, and during the much anticipated Class D District 123 opener, the Trojans took charge in the second half en route to a 9 More...

Scoring Duo Leads Panthers Over M.I. Lakers in Districts

Matt Romatz and Richie Boal combined for 38 points to lead Pickford to a 64-49 win over a group of players from Mackinac Island during the Class D District 123 semifinals at Cedarville Tuesday, March 7. More...

Columns

'The Sno Mo Vote' Legislators Make Efforts To Attract SnowmobileRiding Voters

Michigan Politics

Will northern Michigan end up with two judges on the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati? More...

Upper Peninsula Forests...

Jack Pine Uniquely Adapts to Wildfire

Forest management practices vary considerably across forest types, site conditions, market availability, and many other factors. There simply is not any single way or best way to manage all forests, or even a particular kind of forest. More...

Engadine

The snow sure went down quickly. I don%27t really care for this time of year. The cold, damp weather chills you to the bone, it seems. This is when the heat from a wood stove comes in handy. More...


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