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State's Interest Soars in Wind Power Potential

Turbines at Mackinaw City Power 600 Homes, Developer Considers Adding Three More Towers

As the prices of fossil fuels reach unprecedented levels, a host of Michigan residents, legislators, and businesses have increased their interest in renewable energy, sources of power that will not dry up, run out, or increase the state's dependence More...

Portage Township Prepares for Millage

Residents of Portage Township will go to the polls and vote on three millages in the August primary. More...

Island Officials Crack Down on License Violators

Restrictions placed on the 2006 business license that was issued to Sunset Condominiums, Inc. of Mackinac Island will allow the city to examine rental books at any time. More...

News

Our Hero Too - Fallen Waterford Soldier Has Ties to St. Ignace

U.S. Army Specialist Andrew Waits Dreamed of Law Enforcement Career

Many people in St. Ignace may have not realized it but on Thursday, April 13, 2006, it lost a hero when U.S. Army Specialist Andrew Waits was killed by an explosive roadside device while driving a Humvee in Baghdad, Iraq. More...

Communication, Business Outreach Top Chamber Goals

St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce Also Plans To Revive Community Think Tank

Planners at the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce have identified four goals needed to solidify the Chamber mission as a freestanding organization following its split last year with the Visitors Bureau. More...

Trash Company Assures City Recyclables Are Handled Properly

A representative of Waste Management, although unable to attend a St. Ignace City Council meeting as planned Monday, May 1, has assured city officials that the company is properly handling recyclable materials. More...

Obituaries

Richard Gilchrist

Richard Charles Gilchrist, 68, of Cedarville, passed away Friday, April 28, 2006, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Ruth Wondergem

Ruth Joanne Wondergem, 64, of Pickford, passed away Friday, April 28, 2006, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Noma Bennett

Local businesswoman, bird watcher, and antique dealer Noma E. Bennett was a lifelong resident of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. She was born in Strongs, lived in Sault Ste. Marie, and later moved to Newberry. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Challengers Rap Bouchard's Establishment Support

After withdrawal of three primary opponents and a $2-millionplus TV ad campaign that gave him a surge in polls, wealthy businessman Dick DeVos clearly is the Republican nominee-in-waiting to oppose Governor Jennifer Granholm. More...

Outdoor Matters

Wyman Nursery in U.P. Has Provided Trees for Michigan Forests Since 1927

Mother Nature is the most wondrous of gardeners, planting and nurturing millions of new trees each year through natural processes. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Since 1984, National PTA (Parent Teacher Association) has encouraged all citizens to show their appreciation to teachers during the annual National PTA Teacher Appreciation Week. More...

Annual Audit Notes Gaps in City Cash Reserves

St. Ignace City Council received some good news and bad news during its annual audit for More...

Mackinac Island Students Enjoy Surprise Visit by Congressman

By the time the ferry boat docked on Mackinac Island, passenger Bart Stupak's schedule already was being modified to include a stop at the school. More...

Coast Guard Helicopter Airlifts From Bois Blanc, Searches for Kayaker

A teenage girl was airlifted by Coast Guard helicopter from Bois Blanc Island Thursday, April 27. More...

Candidate Petitions Due for August 8 Primary; General Election Nov. 7

The August primary election will be Tuesday, August 8, and the general election will be Tuesday, November 7, and candidates for office must have their petitions on file at the county clerk's office by Tuesday, May 16, at 4 p.m., said Mary Kay Tamlyn, More...

Social

Birth

Antonio Jimenez Phillip and Kara Jimenez are the parents of a son, Antonio Felimon Jimenez, born April 21, 2006, at Covenant Medical Center in Saginaw. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. More...

Sports

LaSalle's Davis, Cryderman Named Outstanding Athletes at Elks Invite

Saints Boys Take First at Newberry and Inland Lakes

The Saints' Paul Davis and Kelsey Cryderman were named Outstanding Male and Female Athletes and the St. Ignace boys captured the championship of the Newberry Elks Track and Field Invitational Thursday, April 27. More...

St. Ignace Kiwanis Club To Host Annual Track Invitational

LaSalle High School will host the annual St. Ignace Kiwanis Track and Field Invitational Friday, May 5, with the field events beginning at 3:45 p.m. and the 3200 relay starting at 4 p.m. The host Saints, along with More...

Saints Baseball Splits Three Doubleheaders; Softball Gets a Sweep

By David Latva St. Ignace baseball team completed the week of three doubleheaders with a 3-3 record after sweeping Vanderbilt, splitting with Harbor Light Christian (HLC), and dropping both games to Sault High. More...

Opinion

Judgment 'Questionable' for Those Who Condemn Film Without Seeing It

To the Editor: Two months ago, I had the good fortune to see one of the most beautifully depicted films of unrequited love since "Gone With the Wind." The theater was full with young, old, married couples, and singles of both sexes. More...

Man Who Felt Mistreated at Toll Booth Can Be Called 'True Gentleman'

To the Editor: I am writing to you regarding a situation that developed sometime back at the toll booth on the bridge that resulted in a letter from the individual that felt he was mistreated and also a response from an employee, I assume, of the Br More...

Family Traveled From Sault To See Dr. Karen Dyer

To the Editor: It really saddens me to hear of the layoff of Dr. Dyer. My son has been seeing her since he was a year old. He started out with a great doctor in Sault Ste. More...


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