September 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Mackinaw City Gets Public Ideas for New Master Plan

Residents Name Ambiance as Top Asset, Year-Around Business as Top Challenge

Sixty-six people concerned about the future of Mackinaw City attended a public input session in the village Wednesday, September 20. More...

Les Cheneaux Watershed Project Awarded $618,400 Grant for Protection

The Les Cheneaux Watershed Project to protect water resources in the Les Cheneaux Islands area got a $618,400 jump-start this month. More...

Moran's Bradford Building To Be Demolished; New Fire Hall Discussed

The old Bradford building in Moran is scheduled for demolition by Saturday, October 28. Maverick Construction was awarded the contract at the regular Brevort Township meeting Tuesday, September 5. More...

News

20th International Scout Rally Draws 1,000 Participants to Hessel Woods

As scout leaders cook supper in a makeshift outdoor kitchen, a tall wizard strolls by. He is soon followed by giggling girls in poodle skirts, then pirates, policemen, and a fairy with cotton-candy pink wings. More...

Portraying a stern looking Benjamin Franklin, Mary Ascher, a Cub Scout leader from Suring, Wisconsin, keeps track of acts and introduces troops during the costume and skit competition at the 20th Annual International Scout Rally. Ms. More...

The "Hollywood Hotties," (at right) portrayed by Girl Scout Troop 290 of Petoskey, sing and dance before an audience of hundreds of scouts at the costume and skit competition Saturday afternoon, September 16, at Bay City Lake state campground in Hess More...

Obituaries

Marjorie Patrick

Marjorie Isobel Patrick, 88, of Cedarville, lived in Detroit for many years before returning to her hometown of Cedarville in her retirement from Henry Ford Hospital. More...

Harriett Lawson

Harriett I. Lawson of St. Ignace worked for former Mackinac County Clerk Bob Daly, spent many years working for the Eby family at Castle Rock, and worked for Harrington's Leather Corral until she retired. More...

Bruce Keith

Bruce Andrew Keith, 48, of DeTour, enjoyed a career in nursing at U.P. Home Nursing, Mackinac Straits Hospital, and at Tendercare Nursing Home. Mr. Keith died Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at his home. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Lousy Action on Great Lakes Issues

Here we go again with much talk but minimal action on longpromised substantial funding for Great Lakes cleanup and restoration. More...

Mackinac Island

The past weekend brought many visitors to Mackinac. Although the weather was cold and rainy on Friday, it was beautiful Saturday. Everyone enjoyed Main and Market Streets with the many sales. It's a great time to do some Christmas shopping. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Don't you just appreciate where you live? I feel blessed to call the Upper Peninsula home, especially this time of year. More...

Funding Anticipated, Digging To Begin for New Hospital

Long Term Care Now To Remain at Present Site, With Fewer Beds

Excavation for a new hospital in St. Ignace will begin in late October, while federal financing for the $23 million facility lingers in Washington and paperwork is still being submitted to Lansing. The fall digging, More...

St. Ignace Chamber Makes New Membership Appeal

Enrollment Drop of 40 Sparks Board Campaign

An enrollment drop of 40 members has St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce board members strategizing about how to compensate for a loss of $9,000 in their budget this year. More...

18 Seek City Recreation Dept. Post

Dodson, Paquin To Choose

St. Ignace City Manager Eric Dodson hopes to hire a new coordinator of the St. Ignace Recreation Department before the second week of October, when hockey season begins. More...

Coyote Shot at Mackinac Island Site

Acoyote was shot on Mackinac Island by a Mackinac Island State Park employee after the animal approached a tourist Thursday morning, September 21, at the Post Cemetery. The visitor was not hurt. More...

Senior Housing Complex Construction Making Progress

This September 26 photograph of the new senior citizen housing complex on State Street and Lake Avenue in St. Ignace shows the construction work accomplished since ground was broken Friday, June 23. More...

Cheboygan Hosts Veterans Memorial Wall

Veterans of the Vietnam War will be remembered in Cheboygan with the arrival of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall, which will be available for public viewing 24 hours per day at the Cheboygan County Fairgrounds from Thursday, September 28, th More...

Social

Wedding

Kasey Spencer, Brandon Suchey

Kasey Marie Spencer of Kinross and Brandon Joseph Suchey of Rudyard were married June 17, 2006, at the Christian Reformed Church of Rudyard. More...

Engaged

West, Watson To Wed August 2007

Kerry and Fay West of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Adria Jean West, to Nathaniel Aaron Watson, son of Mark and Vickie Watson of Sturgis. More...

Military Note

David A. Livermore

Staff Sergeant David A. Livermore, son of David and Linda Livermore of Garnet, has completed his most recent tour of duty in Iraq and will soon be reporting via Germany to Fort Polk, Louisiana. More...

Sports

Saints Record Miracle Come-From-Behind SAC Victory at Rudyard

The St. More...

Trojans, Panthers Post MEFC Wins; Eagles Fall

Cedarville shut out an old rival from the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference, Brimley, 35-0 Saturday, September 23. More...

LaSalle High Hosts 1st Home Cross Country Meet

LaSalle High School (LHS) cross country team hosted a triangular meet at the Mackinac Bridge View Park Course Tuesday, September 19, with Straits Area Conference opponents Cheboygan and Rudyard. More...

Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Residents, Businesses Must Be Aware of Break-ins, Vandalism

To the Editor: I keep thinking about the letter I read a few weeks ago, from Mr. and Mrs. McLeod about flags that were stolen from their front yard, and how they thought it was such an awful and unpatriotic thing for someone to do. More...


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