February 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Festival Set for Saturday

Highlight Will Be Winter Sports at Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island's 31st annual Winter Festival will begin with a medley of outdoor events at Great Turtle Park Saturday, February 3, at noon. Events will also be held the following day at Mackinac Island Public School. More...

Federal Protection Removed From Wolves

States, Tribes Now Responsible for Management

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service removed federal protection from gray wolves in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and in portions of six other states Monday, January 29. More...

Walk forWarmth To Raise Home Heating Funds Sat.

Community Action Agency is holding its annual Mackinac County Walk for Warmth in St. Ignace Saturday, February 3. More...

County To Consult Auditor on Animal Shelter Issues

Mackinac County commissioners have put the brakes on any decisions regarding the county animal shelter until they can meet with their auditor, who believes contracts with volunteers there need to address issues of liability and animal adoption fees. More...

Local Agencies Offer Help With Energy Bills

Sponsor: Community Action Name of Program: "Walk for Warmth" Mackinac County Ceiling: $400 maximum per household, higher in special circumstances. When offered: February 5 Details: This funding is available for paying heating bills. More...

News

'Zinger Bug Zoe' Helps Children and Adults Understand Autism Disorder

"The book is fabulous," said the Reverend Wayne Foote of St. Ignace, referring to "Zinger Bug Zoe: Living With Autism," a children's book designed to help children and adults understand Autism Spectrum Disorder. More...

Posters To Commemorate Bridge Anniversary

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Mackinac Bridge, four commemorative posters marking the event are available for purchase. The Michigan Department (MDOT) made the announcement Friday, January 26. More...

DNR Reports Fish Virus Now Found in Lake Huron

An aquatic virus that has been predicted to infiltrate the entire Great Lakes system has reached the waters of Lake Huron as far north as Cheboygan, where, researchers learned last week, it has been present since at least 2005. More...

Sports

Saints, Trojans Continue Winning; To Battle February 6th at LaSalle

Peterson's Last-second Shot Lifts Saints Over Chiefs Saints junior James Peterson's rebound and put-back shot with twotenths of a second left on the clock lifted St. More...

Panthers Post First EUPC Win

The Pickford Panthers posted their first Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference win of the season with a 66-53 decision over the DeTour Raiders Friday, January 26. More...

Six Saints Wrestlers Place at Gaylord Invitational

Six LaSalle High School wrestlers placed at the prestigious Northern Michigan Open Invitational in Gaylord Saturday, January 27. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

DNR Advisory Group Helps Guide Wolf Management in Michigan

Wolves are no longer rare in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. During the 2006 wolf survey conducted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) last winter, biologists estimated Michigan is home to more than 430 wolves. More...

Michigan Politics

Census Counts Illegals; Michigan Loses Clout

There's no more vivid example of Michigan's dwindling clout on Capitol Hill than what has happened Up North in the four-plus decades that the state lost four congressmen. In 1963-64, the Upper Peninsula actually had two U.S. House members. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: 1881 Ariel Quickly Upgraded, Sent North to the Straits

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge and the end of auto ferry service across the Straits of Mackinac. In a book yet to be published, Autos Across Mackinac, author Les Bagley recounts the history of that interesting c

PART 4: THE ARIEL The wooden steamship Ariel was launched in 1882 at the foot of Detroit's Dubois Street from a shipyard owned by John Oades. More...

Going on a 'Nature Walk'

St. Ignace Children Learn About Woods in Winter

Kindergarten students at St. Ignace learned about the winter forest Wednesday, January 24, from two educators with the Little Traverse Conservancy. More...

Brother's Donation Helps Alicia Garen Beat Illness

St. Ignace Girl, 6, Recovering From Transplant at Grand Rapids Hospital

Six-year-old Alicia Garen can tell you about courage, pain, patience, and love. More...

Clark Twp. Raises Sewer Rates to $46

Clark Township residents will see higher sewer bills in March, when quarterly rates are increased from $40 to $46. The increase was adopted, 3-2, at a special board meeting in December, and trustees decided January 18 to notify customers via letter. More...

Snowmobile Speed Limit Set at 25 mph on Mackinac Island State Roads

An experimental snowmobile speed limit of 25 miles per hour has been established for designated state roads on Mackinac Island. More...

Public Asked To Review County Master Plan in February

Mackinac County's Master Plan moved one step closer to formal adoption, with commissioners agreeing, January 25, to ask the public to review it beginning in February. More...

Social

Birth

Mercy Ella Goodnight was born to Jacob and Traci Goodnight of St. Ignace Thursday, January 18, 2007, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She weighed 8 pounds, 4.6 ounces, and measured 19.25 inches in length at birth. More...

Wedding

Cleo Nevins, Glen Wallace

Glen Wallace of Hillsdale, formerly of Moran, exchanged wedding vows with Cleo Nevins of Hillsdale at Michindoh Ministries Conference Center in Osseo December 30, 2006. More...

Birth

Emma Nye

A daughter, Emma Lee Nye, was born to Tina Lee Sutter and Corey A. Nye of Hessel November 5, 2006. Born at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, she weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Claudia Hurban

Claudia Kay Hurban, 55, of Pickford, died Thursday, January 25, 2007, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born December 15, 1951, in Flint, to Rosewell Franklin and Marquerite Beatrice (nee Mills) Heme. More...

Helen Becker

Helen Becker was a native of Moran and St. Ignace and a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church in Moran, where she helped with the Hunters Dinner for years. More...

Mary Hermanson

Mary L. Hermanson of Newberry was a former health care service employee who worked throughout Michigan, including at Henry Ford Hospital in the Detroit area, in Mount Pleasant, and at St. Francis of Escanaba. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

War Soldier Says 'Let Us Finish the Job'

To the Editor: This letter is in response to the letter titled "War Veteran Says Demand End of US Occupation in Iraq." First, Mr. Archambeau, let me thank you for your service. Like you, I am also a war veteran. More...

Donator to School Should Be Example for State Lawmakers

To the Editor:

Owing to a private donation of $15,000, Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville will not be closing its doors for 10 days during the second semester. More...

$15,000 to School Is 'Fabulous'

To the Editor,

I would like to acknowledge the anonymous person who recently donated $15,000 to the Les Cheneaux Community Schools. This is a fabulous gift that will enable us to continue on with the original school calendar adopted for this year. More...


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