June 1, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Youth Tackle Peeling Paint To Help St. Ignace Resident

Youth volunteers and adults from Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignace saw an opportunity to work together in community service by repairing the exterior of Rosemary Sweeney's house. More...

Leaders To Gather at Mackinac Island for Policy Conference

Grand Hotel To Host Event This Week

Grand Hotel will host the 25th annual Mackinac Policy Conference Wednesday, May 31, to Saturday, June 3, with Governor Jennifer Granholm and her Republican contender, Richard DeVos, just two of the many dignitaries on Mackinac Island for the four-day More...

Quilt Show To Highlight Pickford Museum

Years of hard work and planning will come to fruition this week when the Pickford Area Historical Museum opens its doors for the summer. More...

House Tags Hospital Project for Federal Approval

Also OKs Funds To Control EAB, Wolves

Construction of the Mackinac Straits Hospital health care facility has been tagged for favorable federal consideration and this year's budgets were increased to control emerald ash borer and gray wolf populations by the U.S. More...

News

LaSalle Class of 2006 Graduates Prepare for 'Diverse Paths' of Modern World

It was the hottest day of the year when LaSalle High School valedictorian Kate Springsteen's voice rang out the notes of "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill, a message sent to the graduating Class of 2006, driving home one of two distinct themes that ran More...

29 Earn Diplomas at Cedarville High

Cedarville High School's Class of 2006 celebrated the end of a time that valedictorian and runner Chad Schlosser compared to a one-mile race. More...

Class of 2006 Says Goodbye to Gros Cap School

A blue backdrop with starbursts, clouds, and glitter set the theme, "reaching for the stars," for the eighth grade graduation at Gros Cap School Wednesday, May 24. More...

Obituaries

William Stevenson

William John "Billy Jack" Stevenson, 72, of DeTour Village, was a United States Army veteran and worked as a lineman and line foreman for Cloverland Electric Cooperative for more than 40 years. Mr. More...

Hope Hamel

Hope L. Hamel, 76, passed away peacefully after a long illness, on March 21, 2006, at Tri-City Hospital in Oceanside, California. More...

Joyce Mortensen

St. Ignace residents Joyce Marie Mortensen and her husband, "Bud," owned and operated B and J Market in Evergreen Shores for 14 years and the nearby Rockview Motel and Cedars Motel or nearly 20 years. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

Friendly Wilderness Can Be Found in State Forest Campgrounds

With the official arrival of the summer outdoor season and the chance to finally enjoy some warmer weather comes the desire to get outdoors and enjoy the almost endless opportunities for recreation in Michigan's woods and waters. More...

Michigan Politics

DeVos Spends Early; Granholm Vows a Fight

Republican Dick DeVos, thanks in large part to a huge TV ad blitz now estimated to cost an astounding $5 million, has scored well in opening innings of his bid to defeat Governor Jennifer Granholm. More...

Gould City

Well, we're almost halfway through the year. It's hard to imagine it's June 1 already. I hope that all of you had a great Memorial Day weekend. More...

A Day To Remember: Some Gave All

Fallen Soldiers Honored in Mackinac County Services

People gathered at St. Ignace, Cedarville, Pickford, Engadine, Curtis, and Mackinac Island for Memorial Day services Monday, May, 29. More...

Community Foundation Gives Grants, 16 College Scholarships

The St. Ignace Community Foundation awarded $16,760 in grants and scholarships for its 2006 spring awards ceremony at the St. Ignace Public Library Monday, May 22. More...

US-2 To Get Extra Police Attention Again This Summer

Goal Is To Cut Speed, Prevent Accidents

US-2, a scenic highway that stretches 305 miles from St. More...

Mackinac Island Restaurants Go Smoke Free

With the advent of new research about the hazards of secondhand smoke, states and cities have begun to adopt legislation that bans smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and even bars. More...

Ambulance, Fire Dept. Millage Sought at Clark Twp.

Clark Township will ask voters in August to approve a new millage to finance the purchase of an ambulance and fire department pumper to replace aging vehicles. More...

Survey Leads to Revised St. Ignace Recreation Plan

Under the direction of the Downtown Development Authority, the St. Ignace Recreation plan revision is complete. The five-year plan was adopted by the St. Ignace City Council, Monday, May 1, following a public hearing. More...

Social

Bickhams Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Bernice and Stanley Bickham of St. Ignace are celebrating their 25th anniversary. More...

Birth

Ayden Brandt

Cortney Brandt of St. Ignace and Dale Ericks of Mackinaw City announce the birth of a son, Ayden Mikel Brandt, born April 7, 2006, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Family Life Center. More...

Sports

Saints Boys, Girls Each Place Third in Conference Meet at Home

St. Ignace boys and girls finished third and Cheboygan won both divisions during the Straits Area Conference track and field championship at the Kiwanis Track Complex Thursday, May 25. More...

1956 Saints Track Team Honored at LaSalle

Seven members of the first (1956) LaSalle High School (LHS) track and field team were on hand and were honored before the Straits Area Conference championships Thursday, May 25, at the Kiwanis Track Complex. More...

EUP Track Teams Post 75 UP State Championships

The Upper Peninsula track finals will be Saturday, June 3, at Kingsford High School for all three divisions. Looking back at the history of the finals, the teams from the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP) have been very successful. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

School Funding: Equal Expectations Should Be Supported With Equal Resources

To the Editor: Recently, I took the opportunity to contact a number of members in the Michigan Legislature about recent proposals to fund "equity payments" for school districts with the lowest per pupil funding. More...


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