February 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Clark Twp. Seeks Road Board Representation

Adisgruntled group of senior citizens protested moving into a smaller room for weekly lunches three times a week, but ultimately accepted the Clark Township board's January 18 decision to close the main hall for lunches at the township's community c More...

Gourdie-Fraser Recommended To Update Clark Twp. Plans

Clark Township Planning Commission will recommend the professional planning firm Gourdie-Fraser of Traverse City to tackle the township's comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance updates. More...

County Asks Solid Waste Committee To Add New Landfill to Plan

To rectify a situation in which a trash removal company has a monopoly in the county, because it owns the only county-approved landfills, Mackinac County is pushing the Eastern Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Committee to allow a new landfill into the s More...

'Just Doing My Job'

Skippy, a young corgi, barks in an attempt to coax the snow shovel maneuvered by Jeff Meyers Saturday morning, January 27, at their home next to the Cedarville Post Office. More...

Walk for Warmth:

Fifteen walkers braved near-zero temperatures Saturday, February 3, for the Second Annual Walk for Warmth sponsored by Community Action in St. Ignace. More...

News

Snowbuddies, Clue Hunt, Race To Be Part of Cedarville Snowsfest Next Weekend

Snowbuddies are still available to anyone who wants to decorate and enter their contribution to a new Snowsfest community art project. More...

Muskie Bay 'Shanty Town' Forming

The late arrival of winter and some cold nights have helped ice conditions in Muskie Bay in Cedarville, where an ice shanty village is forming over the frozen water. More...

Snowmobile Riders To Pursue Best Poker Hand Saturday

A Snowmobile Poker Run is planned for Saturday, February 10, using snowmobile trails throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula, beginning and ending in St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Saints Stun Blue Devils, Increase SAC Lead to 2 Games

Mullins' Putback Is Game Winner in O.T. at Sault, 60-58

It was deja vu for the St. Ignace Saints basketball team as Saints senior Lewie Mullins put back a rebound for a score at the buzzer, lifting the Saints to a 60-58 comefrom behind conference overtime win over Sault Ste. Marie Thursday, February 1. More...

Trojans Down Bulldogs in High-Scoring Game, 82-70

The Cedarville Trojans boys basketball team showed that a strong work ethic and discipline in each game does pay off, as it fended off the Rudyard Bulldogs 82- 70 for its 13th consecutive win of the season Tuesday, January 30. More...

Engadine Beats DeTour, Newberry; Moves to 7-5 on Season

The Engadine basketball team improved to 7-5 on the season and 2-2 in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference after defeating DeTour 66-42 Friday, February 2, and Newberry 52-37 Tuesday, January 30. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Voters Want Elected, Not Appointed, Road Commission

I've found it interesting to hear that some of our county commissioners think we need five road commissioners. Here is some of the history of Mackinac County I will share with you. I hired in as a heavy equipment operator October 3, 1985. More...

Fort de Buade Vote Looms; City Pursues Tribe's Offer

An ad hoc committee has recommended that the City of St. Ignace pursue a $700,000 offer from the Sault Ste. More...

City Denies Request for Condo PUD

Asks Developer To Consider Other Spots in St. Ignace

The St. Ignace City Council put to rest a proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) zone that included a waterfront condominium development by denying it Monday night, February 5. More...

Village Wants To Install New Floating Docks

Low water levels on the Straits of Mackinac have led the Mackinaw City Village Council to pursue a project to replace standing docks with floating docks at the Village Marina. More...

3-Month School Calendar Set by St. Ignace Education Board

Negotiations Stalled Between Teachers, Board

At a special meeting Tuesday, January 30, the St. Ignace school board approved a three-month school calendar for February through April which details vacation days, the end of the third marking period, and teacher training days. More...

Grant To Help Identify Needs of EUP Children

Great Start Collaborative To Seek Ideas From Parents, Educators, Communities

To help the state evaluate how it is serving its youngest children through health, human services, and education programs, a $120,000 grant has been given in the Eastern Upper Peninsula to identify local needs of children from birth up to five years More...

New Marketing Approach...

Mackinaw City Promoting Attractions as Package Deal

The Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau in Mackinaw City has developed package pricing to promote six area attractions, it announced February 1. More...

Researchers Say Promoting Craft Industry Could Boost Michigan's Tourism, Economy

"More and more regions in the country are recognizing the relationship among craft production, cultural heritage, and community economic prosperity." - Dr. Marsha MacDowell, MSU Museum

Building up and promoting Michigan's underdeveloped craft industry is a viable way to enhance tourism and strengthen economic development in communities, according to a report released January 23 by the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libra More...

Social

Wedding

Shannon Mulally, Kevin Leonard

Shannon Mulally and Kevin Leonard, both of Lansing, were united in marriage Saturday, September 30, 2006, at Drummond Island Resort and Conference Center on Drummond Island. More...

Louise Lowetz Celebrates 90th

Louise Lowetz of Brevort Lake celebrated her 90th birthday with a gathering of friends and relatives Saturday, January 20, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Hall in Moran. More...

Birth

Vincent Davis

Marion Bunker and Jeff Davis of Mackinac Island announce the birth of a son, Vincent Scott Davis, born at 5:06 p.m. December 7, 2006, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 6 pounds, 3.5 ounces at birth and was 17.5 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

June Cotton

June Syble Cotton of St. Ignace worked as a bookkeeper for the former Wing Motors on State Street in St. Ignace, and retired from working as a bookkeeper Mackinac Straits Long Term Care office in St. Ignace. Mrs. More...

Myrtle McKenzie

Myrtle I. McKenzie, 67, of Gulliver, died February 1, 2007, at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette. She was born May 27, 1939, in Manistique, the daughter of Martin and Mildred (nee Wood) Holmberg. She attended Manistique area schools. More...

Gertrude Crouch

Gertrude Crouch of St. Ignace was a homemaker who helped her husband operate the Legion Hut on State Street for many years. She also worked at the former Nicolet Hotel in St. Ignace, where she met her husband, Bernard. Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Emergency Panel: Instant and Long Term Changes Needed in Fiscal Crisis

There are few rabbits left in the hat. - Governor's Emergency Financial Advisory Panel Six-term Democratic Governor G. More...

News From St. Ignace Area Schools

Keep the Pressure on Legislators To See Change in School Funding

Michigan is in a financial bind. Gary Olsen, director of the Senate Fiscal Agency, just released information that the state's deficit stands at $819 million - $442 million from the general fund and $337 million from the school aid fund. More...

Autos Across Mackinac:

Colonel Card, Colonel Pond Added to Service at the Straits

The 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge and the end of auto ferry service across the Straits of Mackinac is this year. More...


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