June 8, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Planners: U.P. Needs Tourism 'Super Magnet'

"Why do we continue to persist in getting jobs related to the auto industry when we could get jobs in the tourism industry?" asked Dr. Don Holecek, the director of More...

Traffic Signs Cause Confusion at Busy Pedestrian Crosswalks

Painted crosswalks across State Street in St. Ignace have long caused confusion among visitors, some of whom think they mean pedestrians have the right of way when crossing the street. They don't. More...

News

First Summer Holiday Weekend Brings Mixed Results in Visitor Numbers

Historic Park Sites, Ferries Report Traffic Up

More visitors toured Mackinac State Historic Park sites over the Memorial holiday this year than last, and one ferry line reported an increase in travelers to Mackinac Island, although counts at the Mackinac Bridge were down, leaving no clear glimpse More...

St. Ignace Lighthouse Goes Up June 6

Top: Inside the lighthouse, Roy Kohn (top) and foreman Wayne Tripp of More...

Helicopter Operator To Seek New Location During Car Show

Resident Complaints Move Vendor Off Chief Dock

Lynn Walton of Walton Helicopter has been invited by the St. More...

Sports

Pickford Girls Win U.P. State Track Title;

The Pickford girls used a balanced effort to race to the Division 3 track and field championships during the Upper Peninsula Finals in Kingsford Saturday, June 3. More...

St. Ignace Boys Finish Second

Paul Davis closed out his outstanding senior season in strong fashion with three individual victories and anchored one winning relay team to lift the St. More...

Paul Davis Finishes Dream Season, Career in Strong Finals Performance

Paul Davis closed out his standout senior track season the way every athlete dreams about: by winning at the Upper Peninsula State Finals. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Contact Lawmakers To Protest Change in Local Mail Service

To the Editor: Gaylord Post Office will be closing its mail processing center this month. What can the people of northern Michigan expect for mail service? It will be slower, and not the same as the rest of the state of Michigan. You may ask why. More...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Begins Fri.

Mackinac Island's 57th annual Lilac Festival gets underway Friday, June 9, just as lilacs are bursting into full bloom. The 10-day schedule of festivities culminates on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18, with the Lilac Parade. More...

Parents See Students Off on China Trip

Cedarville Band To Play in Beijing

Toting luggage and backpacks, the group of 40 smiling Cedarville High School band members boarded a bus bound for Detroit Metropolitan Airport Monday morning, June 5, on a trip that will eventually land them in China. More...

Social

Anniversary

Sandy and Joe Durm

Joe and Sandy Durm of St. Ignace will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 11, in St. Ignace. More...

Rountree, Cryderman Crowned Prom Royalty

Derek Rountree, son of Jim and Cheryl Rountree, and Kelsey More...

Births

Chase Belonga Becky Windecker and Bill Belonga of Mackinac Island announce the birth of Chase John Belonga Monday, May 8, 2006, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. More...

Obituaries

Gladys Grogan

Gladys Grogan, 74, of Evergreen Shores died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Charles 'Pat' Rhoades

Charles P. "Pat" Rhoades, 95, of St. Ignace, was a World War II veteran who worked for the Michigan State Ferries and later owned a St. Ignace gift shop and operated a Sears store in town. Mr. More...

Marian Pladies

Marian Gex Pladies, 88, of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, vacationed with her family in the Les Cheneaux area for more than 50 years, was known for her acting skills in community theater, and was an active volunteer for several causes. More...

Columns

NEWS FROM ST. IGNACE AREA SCHOOLS

We Are Resourceful and There Is Much To Be Thankful for in St. Ignace Schools'

The end of the 2005/2006 school year is upon us. The media is filled with news that reflects financial troubles in our educational systems across the state. Last year the St. More...

Michigan Politics

Who Funds Campaigns? We Find Out Too Late

The traditional start of a full blown gubernatorial campaign is Labor Day. This year's election is five months away. More...

DEAL ME IN

Maximum Coins, Maximum Jingle

Dear Mark, What is the benefit of playing the full coin amount in either More...


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