January 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mackinac Island, Edison Sault Settle Case

Edison Sault Electric Company customers could receive as much as $347,000 in lower electric bills following a verbal settlement reached last week with the City of Mackinac Island. More...

Graham Investiture Packs Circuit Court Room Jan. 5

Prosecuting Attorney Becomes Probate Judge

The Circuit Court room on the third floor of the county building in St. Ignace offered standing room only during the formal swearing in ceremony of Clayton Graham to his new elected role as probate judge Friday, January 5. More...

Mackinaw City OK's Land Sale for New Housing Project

To set the stage for an affordable housing complex in Mackinaw City, the village council voted unanimously to authorize the development of a private land sale ordinance to sell a piece of villageowned property at its regular meeting Thursday, Januar More...

Abitrators Back St. Ignace School System in Teacher Lay-off Case

By Paul Gingras

Former St. Ignace language arts and social studies teacher Jennifer Powell lost her latest legal challenge to the school board Tuesday, December 12. More...

News

On the Same Page:

Area Schools Install Software To Monitor Student Progress

Twenty years ago, computers had relatively little impact on education or how parents interacted with schools, but in several area districts throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP), computer technology now affects every level of the public schoo More...

Stupak Urges President To Oppose Troop Surge

As President Bush meets with his national security team and on the heels of reports that the U.S. More...

News From St. Ignace Area Schools

January is designated as School Board Appreciation Month. Public school boards of education are the key link between community and public school system. They are the representative voice of the community. More...

Sports

Bowling

Bumper League 2 p.m. Saints 21, Red Wings 21, Rams 19.5, Braves 18, Sharks 18, Lions 18, Tigers 16.5, Giants 12. More...

St. Ignace, 7-0, Cedarville, 6-0, Lead Area Teams on Basketball Hardwood

Saints Down Emeralds, Bays

The St. Ignace basketball team is off to its best start since the seasons of 1999-2000 (23-1) and 2000-2001 (24-1) following nonleague victories over Brimley 76- 53 Friday, January 5, and a 61-49 decision against Manistique Tuesday, January 2. More...

Mackinaw City Posts Victories Over Swordsmen, Vikings

Mackinaw City improved to 6-1 on season and 3-0 in the Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) after defeating Harbor Light Christian 56-51 in an NLC match-up Friday, January 5, and 78-35 over Alanson in a non-conference contest Saturday, January 6. More...

Opinion

School District Gift Is Example of Caring Community

To the Editor:

Over the years, we have all heard the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child." Bringing school and community together is an important and necessary ingredient in producing well rounded and responsible citizens. More...

'Sportsmen' Is a Term ORV Riders Use for Themselves

To the Editor:

While it may, in fact, be newsworthy that the U.S. More...

Homes Sought for Shelter Dogs, Care for Hurt Beagle

Animal Control Officer: 'These Are All Nice Dogs'

The county's animal control officer is putting out a call for help for about 15 dogs in need of immediate adoption at the county Animal Shelter, and seeking donations with veterinarian Mary Alban for medical care of a stray, injured beagle found Jan More...

Willis Hired To Manage EMS Efforts

Sally Willis of Cedarville will step into the role of Mackinac County Emergency Services coordinator. More...

Brevort Twp. Fire Dept. Anticipates Having Enough Funds To Build New Hall

By Paul Gingras

The Brevort Township Fire Department should have enough money in its operation and maintenance fund to build a new fire hall, reported Chief Mark Peterson at the township's regular meeting Tuesday, January 2. More...

Fair Gives Students Fresh Focus on History

Social history and the events that shaped American society were brought to life by students at Les Cheneaux Community Schools participating in local and regional social studies fairs. More...

Law Allows Road Board Expansion

A new law may allow Mackinac County to expand its road commission from three to as many as five members, and county commissioners say they will consider the issue in an upcoming meeting, possibly as early as Thursday, January 11. More...

Social

Anniversary

Helmi, Leo Koivisto

Leo and Helmi (nee Peterson) Koivisto of Rudyard celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary December 24, 2006. The couple was married December 24, 1941, in Sault Ste. Marie by Pastor Saarisuu at St. Johns Lutheran Church. Mr. More...

Military Note

Michelle Lackey

Air Force Master Sergeant Michelle Lackey has arrived for duty at Charleston Air Force Base in South Carolina. The master sergeant is a superintendent assigned to the 437th Comptroller Squadron. More...

Bunker Relatives Gather in Florida

Pictured at a Bunker family gathering at the home of Gregg and Sara (nee Bunker) Sutherland in Orlando, Florida, are (front row, from left) Irene (nee Bunker) Rickley of Mackinac Island, Rudy Bunker of Orlando, , Cheryl Bunker of Clayton, Georgi More...

Obituaries

Curtis Anderson

Curtis Timothy Anderson, 78, of Drummond Island, was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who enjoyed a career working for the Drummond Dolomite Quarry. Mr. Anderson died Thursday, January 4, 2007, at his home. More...

Ida 'Jackie' Donnelly

Ida Muriel "Jackie" Donnelly of St. Ignace was a former registered nurse who was known for homemade preserves made from wild berries she hand-picked each season. Mrs. More...

Curt 'Casey' Coffey

Curt "Casey" Coffey, 18, of the Owosso/Morrice area, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007. He was born March 26, 1988, in Ann Arbor to Shannon Coffey and Keith Carpenter. Mr. Coffey was a graduate of Morrice High School with the Class of 2006. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

AMourning, A Focus on Betty Ford

"Struggle is educational," Betty Ford, the most candid and consequential of the nine presidential first ladies I observed while covering politics, wrote in her 1978 book, "The Times of My Life." Nearly three decades later, the nation watched the fr More...

Gordie Says 'Good Thing Ice Forms the Way it Does'

When your favorite winter fishing lake finally skims over and becomes safe for walking, chances are you never give a second thought to the reason why ice forms the way it does. More...

Mackinac Island

It was spring on Mackinac Sunday, January 7, the most beautiful day imaginable. The sky was an amazing blue in color, the temperature warm with brilliant sunshine. One would describe the weather as mid-October. More...


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