April 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Plans Would Improve Water Quality at Les Cheneaux; Funding Sought

The Chippewa/East Mackinac Conservation District has applied for $905,000 in state and federal grants to improve and preserve water quality in the Les Cheneaux Watershed. More...

Brevort Twp. Finds Expenses Increase, Sets Budget for Year

Brevort Township will operate on a $378,340 budget for the new fiscal year, which began April 1. The new budget, $16,400 higher than last year, was adopted at the township's annual meeting April 1 with no objections from the public. More...

Fire Claims Life of Moran Twp. Woman

Fire swept through a Moran Township home and claimed the life of 79-year-old Kathleen Patricia Conrad Saturday, April 8. Her home on Cecil Smith Road caught fire prior to 5:50 a.m. Neighbor Edward Ryan discovered the blaze and called 9-1-1. More...

News

Environmentalists Praise Bipartisan Bill To Restore Great Lakes

Measure Would Stop Invasive Species Introductions

Michigan conservationists and environmentalists hailed the introduction of a bipartisan bill to restore the Great Lakes by stopping invasive species introductions, halting sewage contamination, cleaning up toxic pollution, and restoring wildlife habi More...

U.S. Protection of Bald Eagles May Be Lifted

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to remove bald eagles from both the endangered and threatened species lists and will take comments through May 17 on the proposed action. More...

Timber Cutters, Foresters, Legislators Weigh In on Commercial Forest Act Debate

May Impact 37,467 Acres in County

To encourage timber production in Michigan, the state House of Representatives has passed a series of bills to change the Commercial Forest Act (CFA), and that has sparked debate among legislators, state foresters, and timber cutters. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen 'Patricia' Conrad

Kathleen "Patricia" Conrad, 79, of Moran Township, was a teacher and a civil rights activist who was a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union in northwest Ohio. She died early Saturday morning, April 8, 2006, in a home fire. More...

Dallas Brown

Dallas F. Brown, 69, of McMillan, died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. More...

Fredrick 'Fritz' Meisner

Fredrick L. "Fritz" Meisner, 71, of Lakefield Township, was a longtime hospital administrator who retired from the State of Michigan as the Director of Patient Affairs at the Kalamazoo Regional Psychiatric Hospital after 30 years of service. Mr. More...

Growing Concern:

Team To Tackle Rampant Weeds in Cedarville Bay

Not so long ago, Fourth of July in Clark Township meant log rolls and canoe tipping contests in Cedarville Bay. People sought relief from the hot summer sun by wading into the cool waters of the bay or launching themselves off docks. More...

Council Candidates Must File by May 16

Those interested in running for the vacant seat on St. Ignace City Council will have until Tuesday, May 16, to file at City Hall. More...

Local Churches Host Clean-Up of E-Waste

Electronics Can Be Disposed of April 22 To keep pollution from U.P. water sources, the public can dispose of electronic waste, also known as e-waste, at the United Methodist Church on US-2 in St. Ignace on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. More...

Moran Twp. To Raise Water Rates 15% To Pay for Pipe Replacement

Moran Township is facing a potential cost of $345,000 to replace water mains on Portage Road and Sixth Street, both of which are close to "catastrophic failure," said Township Supervisor Jim Durm. More...

Dog House Design Contest Planned at Mackinac Island

Designing and building an innovative dog house that reflects the architecture of Mackinac Island is a new competitive event entitled "Barkitecture," scheduled to take place Saturday, June 17, during the 2006 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival. More...

Stupak Introduces Bill To Control Cormorant Populations

Congressman Bart Stupak has reintroduced legislation aimed at better controlling the double-crested cormorant population. Doublecrested cormorants are migratory birds known for preying upon fish populations in the Great Lakes. More...

Social

Kellie Coldiron, Kristopher Keene

Kristopher James Keene and Kellie Lynne Coldiron were married March 11, 2006, at the First Assembly of God Church in Leesburg, Florida, with Pastor Rick Welborne officiating. More...

Singles Dinner Is Set for Petoskey

All single people age 40 or older in northern Michigan may attend a dinner hosted by Singles for Christ of Zion Lutheran Church of Petoskey Saturday, April 15, at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

LaSalle Marks Half-Century on the Track

Saints Open 2006 Outdoor Season Tuesday, April 18 at Home Against EUP Opponents

Fifty years ago, in 1956, LaSalle High School (LHS) started its track and field program and, at the time, to practice the hurdle event, Saints Coach Bud Vecellio borrowed one hurdle from Pickford Panthers Coach Web Morrison. More...

Spencer Places Twice for Brits

Katie Spencer, a freshman at Albion College, did double duty, placing second in the discus and fourth in the shot put during a tri-meet with Adrian at Alma College Saturday, April 8. More...

St. Ignace Baseball, Softball Programs Return With Strong Numbers

LaSalle High School baseball and softball teams will open up their seasons with doubleheaders at Inland Lakes Thursday, April 13, with the first games set for 4 p.m. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

DeVos' 'Astounding'Ad Spending Boosts Standing

"I wouldn't be surprised if it went beyond $100 million." More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Engadine sixth grade students will be going on their annual trip to Lansing. They will leave at 6 a.m. Thursday, April 20, and return at 10 p.m. Friday, April 21. Some of the places they will tour are the Capitol, Impression V, R.E. More...

Brevort

It's good to have Trinity's Hurricane Katrina volunteers home again after a stint of helping the survivors of the hurricane in any way they could. More...


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