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Cedarville...

MIRA Racers May Move to New Location

Clark Township volunteers are planning a Midwest International Racing Association (MIRA) snowmobile race, "Blizzard on the Bay," for the second year in a row, and has scheduled the event for Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25. More...

Road Commission Plans Projects for 2007

Luepnitz Elected Chairman at Jan. 9 Meeting

Road projects eligible for federal and state funding were prioritized for presentation to townships at the Mackinac County Road Commission's first meeting of the year Tuesday, January 9, at which Frank Luepnitz was elected chairman. More...

Snowsfest 2007 Events Announced

Snowsfest in Clark Township will celebrate winter with a 2007 theme, Wintertime Fun, and is scheduled for Friday, February 16, through Sunday, February 18. It is organized by the Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce. More...

Portage Township

Loud Bars, Cars Cited in Proposed Noise Ordinance

An ongoing discussion of managing noise levels in Curtis continued at the Portage Township meeting Tuesday, January 9, when the board of trustees briefly considered, but did not act upon, a draft noise ordinance that had been compiled by its attorne More...

News

Proactive Approach Is Key to Small Town Progress

Program Draws 100+ to St. Ignace, Shares Progressive Town Ideas

The motto on Cedarburg, Wisconsin's Web site is "preserving yesterday's heritage today." The town has a main street bordered on each side by limestone buildings, and it proudly declares the street has not changed much since the early 1900s. More...

Mackinac County Commissioners Consider Animal Shelter Management Issues

Ginger Valentine, manager of the Mackinac County animal shelter, has signed a new one-year employment contract with a 3.3 percent cost-of-living allowance. She will receive $8.78 per hour for a 40 hour week under the contract, signed December 28. More...

Drug Court Program Offers Help for Repeat Offenders

Could Reduce Jail Time in Exchange for Addiction Treatment

Offering repeat drug and alcohol offenders a chance to recover from their addictions, a new Drug Court program began January 1 in Mackinac and Luce counties. More...

Sports

Cedarville Downs St. Ignace in Showdown of Undefeated Teams

In a battle of undefeated basketball teams, Cedarville versus St. Ignace, it was the home team that came out on top as the near-capacity crowd at Cedarville's John Duncan Gymnasium watched its Trojans defeat the St. More...

Saints Bounce Back With SAC Win Over Rudyard

Career Highs for Dan Olsen: 29 Points, 11 Boards

Senior Dan Olsen scored a career-high 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead the St. Ignace Saints basketball team to a 67-56 Straits Area Conference (SAC) win over Rudyard Friday, January 12. The three-year player also added five assists. More...

Trojans Beat DeTour, Remain Perfect in EUPC

Cedarville's basketball team remained undefeated on the season after upending DeTour 79-51 during an Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference (EUPC) contest Friday, January 12. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm's 'Emergency Panel' Cover for Tax Hike

On the same day last week, President George W. Bush and Governor Jennifer Granholm stepped on escalators they hoped would lead to solution of their greatest problems. Outcomes will shape legacies of these lame duck chief executives. More...

Looking Back

A three-masted lumber schooner, piled high with logs, illustrates how lumber was once transported out of Clark Township before steam ships and rails took over. More...

Autos Across Mackinac:

State Would Be First Ferry Operator in Nation

2007 marks the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge, but it also marked the end of auto ferry service across the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Tribe Offers $700,000 for City To Buy Fort de Buade

Contingency: If Museum Should Ever Close, Artifacts Go to Tribe

Fort de Buade Museum, a treasure trove of historic artifacts, from Indian art and implements to Kentucky long rifles, could be saved under an offer by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to give $700,000 to the City of St. More...

St. Ignace...

Senior Citizen Housing Nears Completion

Construction is on schedule at a senior citizen housing complex in St. More...

Winter Weather Finally Arrives

Shovels and snowblowers were called into action Monday, January 15, as area residents awoke to a blanket of snow and wind chills hovering just above zero. Here, St. More...

'Doing More With Less' Is Focus as Yearly Road Budget Is Trimmed

The Mackinac County Road Commission will rely on contracted service work and savvy spending to meet its budget in 2007, as state and federal funding, its main source of funding, continues to drop. More...

Debate Over Access to Newton Twp. Baseball Field May Head to Court

The ongoing debate between Newton Township and Gould City resident Dale Laidlaw over access to the township's baseball field may be settled in court, however, the township's attorney will make one last attempt to locate documentation of an existing More...

$250,000 of Funds for Island Park Freight Boat Grounded

A $250,000 federal appropriation for a new freight boat for Mackinac Island State Park died with other earmarked appropriations for 2007, when Congress failed to take action in December. More...

Mallory Marshall Donates Change for Animal Shelter

Mallory Marshall of Gaylord, 8, granddaughter of Richard and Linda Marshall of St. Ignace, collected change worth $32 to donate to the Mackinac County Animal Shelter. More...

Social

Ehle Inducted Into Honor Medical Society

Timothy Ehle, a 1999 graduate of Rudyard High School, was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Gamma Chapter, at Michigan State University in East Lansing in December 2006. More...

Wedding

Rachel Storey, Thomas Hayes

Rachel Ruth Storey and Thomas Robert Hayes, both of Holland, Michigan, were married September 2, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Pickford Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Ron Bown officiating. More...

Births

Caleb Talentino Kaityn Talentino

Jessica Talentino-Hart of Cedarville is proud to announce the birth of twins, born January 5, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. More...

Obituaries

David Rushford

David W. Rushford, 48, of Gwinn, was a United States Army veteran who enjoyed a career as a commercial painter. Mr. Rushford died suddenly Thursday, January 11, 2007, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. More...

Marguerite 'Peggy' Orr

Marguerite Clair "Peggy" Orr, of Drummond Island, was a cosmetologist and business owner who organized a Drummond Island Easter Egg Hunt for 25 years. Mrs. Orr died Sunday, January 14, 2007, at her home. More...

Stephen Bartholomew

Stephen Bartholomew of Engadine was a physician assistant who traveled throughout the world as a medical missionary. Mr. Bartholomew died unexpectedly at the age of 55 Sunday, January 7, 2007. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

We All Benefit From Preserving View of the Bay

To the Editor: City leaders in St. Ignace seem to have learned the value of an attractive and accessible lake shore. More...


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