May 18, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Parking Upgrade Gets Underway Downtown

A crew from the St. Ignace Department of Public Works begins removing the existing blacktop on the parking lot behind downtown businesses. On Tuesday, May 16, the crew prepares the area for Norris Contracting of Sault Ste. More...

2 County Departments Haggle Over Tax Bills

Committee Formed To Identify Solution

Mackinac County Equalization Director Jim Fenlon and Treasurer Jane Hampton are at odds over who is responsible for calculating and printing the county's tax bills and tax rolls. More...

Pickford Lions Club Installs, Recognizes Officers

Marlene Kennedy was installed as King Lion of the Pickford Lions Club Monday night, May 8, at the club's annual installation of officers and dinner at the Pickford Township Hall. She replaces Chris Ball. More...

Mackinaw City To Hold Energy Conference May 18 and 19

The Mackinaw City Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Conference will take place at the Mackinaw City Recreation Center Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19. Late registrations are still being accepted. More...

News

Portage Twp. Community Building To Receive High Speed Internet Service

Putting 12 Computers Online Will Help Speed Government Functions for Twp.

A satellite dish will soon adorn the Community Center in Curtis, bringing high-speed Internet service to the Portage Township municipal government. More...

Food Plot Demonstration Planned for June 3 in Cedarville

Islands Wildlife and the Chippewa East/Mackinac Conservation District are co-hosting a wildlife food plot field day Saturday, June 3. More...

Work Begins on Senior Housing Site in St. Ignace

Work began on the site of a planned senior citizen housing project with the demolition of the former Road Commission building in St. Ignace Friday, May 12. More...

Sports

Kristen Darrow, Blaine Paquet Receive Jack Staffan Memorial Award

10 Comet Seniors Honored in Their Final Awards Banquet

Kristen Darrow and Blaine Paquet received the Jack Staffan Memorial Award presented to Mackinaw City High School seniors who have demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and character. More...

Local and Area Sports Briefs

Jenny Massaway To Receive MIVCA Scholarship Jenny Massaway, a senior at More...

Lauren Waybrant, Luke Barry Named Top Pickford Senior Athletes

Kip Cline Receives Matt Bawks Award

Pickford High School seniors Lauren Waybrant and Luke Barry were named the Outstanding Athletes of 2006 Wednesday night, May 10, at the Pickford High School Athletic Banquet. More...

State Simplifies Zoning for Local Municipalities

Workshop Set for May 25 at St. Ignace

Home owners and developers will not notice too much of a change, but the new Michigan Zoning Enabling Act will combine the county, city, and township zoning acts, which will keep all municipalities on the same page, says John Campbell, executive dire More...

Robach Resigns

Animal Control Officer Cites Health Concerns

Robert Robach, Mackinac County's animal control officer, announced his resignation in a letter read at the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday, May 11, and said he will work through Sunday, May 28. More...

Grant Denied, But Portage Rd. Water Line Project To Proceed

More Public Hearings Planned for Portage Rd., Sixth Street Residents

Moran Township will proceed with the replacement of water lines on Portage Road and Sixth Street, despite denial by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of a grant to help fund the project. More...

City To Keep Current Water Rate for 1 Year

Declines To Join in Island Electric Rate Protest

Utility rates were the main topic of the evening for St. Ignace City Council at its regular meeting Monday, May 15. More...

Mackinac Island Challenges Edison Sault Rate Increases

The City of Mackinac Island is protesting a January 1 rate increase by Edison Sault Electric Company and will soon argue its case before the Michigan Public Service Commission in Lansing. Testimony is to be filed by Friday, May 19. More...

Moran Township Prepares for Infrastructure Improvements

Moran Township will be more tidy after its formal spring cleanup. More...

DNR Studies Tree Disease, Closes U.P. Campground

The South Manistique Lake State Forest Campground six miles southwest of Curtis will be temporarily closed so Department of Natural Resources (DNR) workers can address a severe infestation of beech bark disease and the hazards caused by dead and dyin More...

Social

Engaged

Terri Laysell, Christian Hulstrom

Marlene and Gary Laysell would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Terri Jean Laysell of St. Ignace, to Christian Thomas Hulstrom of Beverly Hills, Michigan. The couple met while attending Olivet College in Olivet. More...

Births

Klaire Kwiatkowski

A daughter, Klaire Eileen Kwiatkowski, was born Saturday, March 18, 2006, to Kurt and Sarah Kwiatkowski of Rudyard, at Northern Michigan Hospital of Petoskey. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. More...

Births

Gavin Smith

A son, Gavin Blake Smith, was born Thursday, May 4, 2006, to Blake and Tricia Smith of Clio. More...

Obituaries

Anna Bishop

Anna M. Bishop, 68, of Plattsburgh, New York, passed away surrounded by her family Friday, May 5, 2006, at CVPH Medical Center. More...

Harold Peterson

Harold Peterson, 85, founded the Brevort Township Fire Department in 1968 and was its chief until this spring. More...

Louise Rye

J. Louise Rye of Pickford worked in the medical records department at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

DNR Partnership With ADA Will Provide Universal Access to Recreation

Outdoor recreation plays a significant role in the quality of life that Michigan citizens enjoy. More...

Michigan Politics

Candidates Migrate North in Spring

Michigan's two top Republican statewide officeholders are stumping for different candidates in what has become an increasingly spirited primary to pick the November 7 challenger of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. More...

Mackinac Island

Happy Mother's Day to all. We wish you an abundance of peace, happiness, and good health. To be a mother is one of the most precious gifts on earth. More...


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