July 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Work Begins on New Casino Gaming Room

Tribe Appeals to Washington for Reservation Status

Construction has begun on a new casino room at the brand new Kewadin Shores Casino and Hotel in St. Ignace, on land that qualifies for a federal gaming permit. The new gaming area should be open by Labor Day. More...

Raises for Elected Officials on Table at Clark Township

Township Employees Get 50 Pay Hike

Employee salaries were increased and raises for the top three elected administrators were tabled during a special meeting of the township board Thursday, June 29. The raises amount to between three and five percent. More...

Mackinac Island Challenges Edison Sault Rate Hike, Awaits Decision

Mackinac Island awaits a determination in its case challenging this year's 16 percent rate hike by Edison Sault Electric Company that affected all county residents who get their power from the Sault Ste. Marie company. More...

News

Clark Township Sets Budget

Clark Townships new budget projects revenues of $1,684,248 and expenses of $1,665,580, leaving a surplus of $18,668 for the 2006-07 fiscal year, which began July 1. More...

Teachers, Students Clean Up M-134 Trash

Les Cheneaux Elementary student Maddie Cardwell accompanied her father, Principal Eric Cardwell, as he joined teachers and staff in collecting trash along the roadside. More...

Journals of Captain Paul Allers Reflect Decades of Change Over Great Lakes Career

For 54 years, Paul Allers kept a personal journal of his experience on the Great Lakes, from the time he was a teenager shoveling coal in a steamer's engine room to his last days piloting jet engine-powered passenger ferries to Mackinac Island. More...

Obituaries

John Fitzgerald

John Warner Fitzgerald, former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace following an extended illness. More...

Lorene 'Dolly' Crawford

Lorene S. "Dolly" Crawford, 87, of Stalwart, owned Crawford's Grocery in Stalwart for 50 years and worked on her family's farm. Mrs. Crawford died Tuesday, July 4, 2006, at Tendercare Nursing Home in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Edward Stacks

Edward M. Stacks, 93, of Big Rapids, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, served the United States for 45 years in the Navy and as a U.S. Customs Inspector on the Sault Ste. Marie border. Mr. Stacks died Thursday, July 6, 2006, at his home. More...

Local Dock Projects Eyed by Waterways Commission

The Mackinac Straits area was featured in discussions by the Michigan State Waterways Commission, which reviewed the ongoing Mackinac Island marina project, the development of the Mackinaw City State Dock, a complaint about the bidding process for ma More...

'All American Boy'

Cooper Rietenour of Kalamazoo, 2, beams at the crowd during the Les Cheneaux Independence Day Parade Tuesday, July 4. He was part of the Les Cheneaux Fishing Charter entry in the parade. More...

City Council Hears Tennis Court Appeal

The city's 100,000 gallon water tower in Evergreen Shores is scheduled to be elevated another More...

New Event Makes Splash on St. Ignace Waterfront

With the Straits of Mackinac as a backdrop, professional watercraft racers tested their skills on the open waters of Lake Huron during the Midwest Tour watercraft race competition at American Legion Park Saturday, July 8, and Sunday, July 9. More...

Social

Paintings by Margaret LaPonsie on Display

Paintings by Margaret La Ponsie will be on display in the Alberta House mini Gallery in Sault Ste. Marie through Saturday, July 29. More...

Sports

Four New Records Set During 24th Annual Black Bear Run/Walk

Four new records were established during the running of the 24th Black Bear Run/Walk (BBR) Tuesday, July 4, after the race committee extended the 5K to 6K and changed the layout of the course for both the 6K and 12K events. More...

Fifth Les Cheneaux Fun Run/Walk Gets Participant Boost From 2005

The fifth Les Cheneaux Fun Run/Walk in Cedarville Monday, July 3, attracted 97 participants who made their way through road construction and otherwise pleasant conditions. More...

Munoscong Golf League Results

Mixed Doubles The foursome of Barry and Mary O'Connor and Dave and Pam Postma carded 32 with 12 putts for first place during the Munoscong Mixed Doubles Golf League Friday, July 7 More...

Opinion

New Lighthouse Looks Good

The St. Ignace News To the Editor: I think the new lighthouse at the end of the former Railroad Dock is truly an asset to St. Ignace. It really stands out to people coming into town and calls attention to our attractive harbor More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

By George Weeks In their bids for the GOP nomination to oppose Senator Debbie Stabenow, Republicans Mike Bouchard and Keith Butler tout energy policies that include drilling for oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and more drilling off G More...

Les Cheneaux

There was no Les Cheneaux column last week because of my grandson's wedding in Holland, Michigan. All I can say is that it was all wonderful. There is nothing like the joy of a wedding. More...

Mackinac Island

By Jeannette Doud "Oh beautiful for spacious skies" described July 4, the birthday of our nation. More...


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