August 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

St. Ignace Students To Begin Classes Tuesday

The 2006-2007 school year will get underway for St. Ignace Area Schools students and staff Tuesday, September 5. More...

Noise, Campers Draw Debate at Portage Twp.

"You guys have to decide as a board if this is a resort town or a retirement town," said Kim Bushey, owner of Kim's Tally Ho bar in Curtis, regarding a debate over a prospective noise ordinance discussed at the Portage Township meeting Tuesday, Augus More...

News

Voyager Motorcyclists Praise Warm Welcome

AVA Visits Local Sites, Group Plans Return Visit More...

State Law Carries Felony for Bridge Trespassers

Pedestrian travel on the Mackinac Bridge, other than during the annual Memorial Day weekend run and the Labor Day walk, is prohibited by a state law and is considered trespassing. More...

Great Lakes Photojournalist Now Collecting Material For Third Book

Great Lakes photojournalist and author Jerry Roach of Durand will be in St. Ignace Sunday, September 3, to discuss his new book about Great Lakes lighthouses. Mr. Durand will sign his books at Book World from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

Cece Catches Record Salmon, Snags Top Spot in St. Ignace Derby

The team of Lucky Two lived up to its name as Terry Cece of Epoufette and Jimmie Miller of St. Ignace took the top spots in the 4th annual Moran Salmon Derby Sunday, August 27. Mr. More...

Turnovers Costly as St. Ignace Falls to Rayders in Road Opener

The season opener at Kipke Field in Charlevoix between St. Ignace and the host Rayders is a game that the Saints coaching staff and players would soon like to forget after a 40-13 road setback Friday, August 25. More...

Impressive Rushing Attacks Lead Trojans, Panthers

Baker Rushes for Career-High 259 Yards in 43-24 Win

Senior Justin Baker made a mark that he is one of the outstanding Class D halfbacks in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, if not the entire U.P., with a career high of 259 yards on 19 carries to lift Cedarville to a 43-24 non-conference road win over Posen More...

Opinion

Investment Needed in City Tennis Courts

To the Editor: I have been following the discussion through More...

Les Cheneaux

It is the end of August once again and the summer is practically over. More...

Area Firefighters Join Forces in Propane Burn

Flames from a blazing 300-gallon propane tank shot above the roof of the Little Bear East Conference Center and Ice Arena in St. Ignace Thursday evening, August 24, alarming some residents and prompting several to call 9-1-1. More...

Swim, Jim, Swim

Marathon athlete Jim Dreyer from Byron Center plans to swim at least 31 laps across the Straits of Mackinac this week, swimming non-stop for 125 miles or more, to set a world distance record. More...

County To Add One Corrections Officer

Mackinac County commissioners approved hiring an additional corrections officer and the purchase of video equipment for the Mackinac County Jail at their Thursday, August 24, meeting. More...

Social

Gavin Goetz

A son, Gavin Christopher Goetz, was born to Maria and Greg Goetz of Palm Harbor, Florida, Monday, August 21, 2006. More...

Sophia Jennett

Paul and Ruby Foster Jennett of Manitou Beach announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia Stanislawa Jennett, born June 27, 2006, at Hillsdale Hospital in Hillsdale. She weighed 8 pounds, 8.2 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Katrina Kinney, Daniel West

Jim and Bridget West of St. Ignace announce the marriage of their son, Daniel Mark West, to Katrina Lynn Kinney of St. John's. More...

Obituaries

Ernest Perron

Ernest J. Perron was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War and was a policeman for the city of Sault Ste. Marie for 26 years, retiring as Captain in 1979. Mr. Perron died Tuesday, August 22, 2006, in Petoskey. More...

Bernis Hoss

Bernis L. Hoss of St. Ignace worked at several St. Ignace area restaurants and shops, including Bel Isle, JFB Manufacturing, and the Souvenir Barn on West US-2. More...

Allen Martin

Allen W. Martin of Moran was a veteran of World War II, a longtime employee of the United States Forest Service, and Civilian Conservation Corps camp director in Mackinac County. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Romney, McCain '08: Presidential PACs Spread Wealth Up North

All involved say their focus is on the '06 election, but two '08 Republican presidential prospects are duking it out on the political action committee front in Michigan - to the financial benefit of Up North GOP organizations and candidates. More...

Is your favorite lake being clogged by weed growth, and you're hoping fishing can be given a boost by killing most of the plants? More...

Engadine

I would like to begin by sending condolences to the family of April Gouza, who passed away Thursday morning, August 24. April went to school in Engadine with our daughter. She was one of the nicest girls. More...


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