February 22, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ice Anglers Plan 5-Day Jamboree

Starts Wednesday at Munuscong Bay

Pickford's Munuscong Walleye Jamboree offers a $1,000 grand prize to the angler who hauls in the largest walleye from the bay Wednesday, February 21, through Sunday, February 25. The contest starts at 6 a.m. More...

Naubinway's 15th Antique Snowmobile Show

Twin Tracks Featured at Show

During the 15th Annual Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show in Naubinway Saturday, February 17, Ken Meyers of Ludington shows off his 1970 Cushman Twin Track Trackster, which he resurrected from a farm field in Evart and rebuilt. More...

Winter Activities Draw Hundreds to Snowsfest

Sunny skies and bright smiles warmed the 2007 Les Cheneaux Snowsfest in Cedarville last weekend, Friday, February 16, through Sunday, February 18, when hundreds of people met on the ice and in downtown Cedarville to enjoy an old-fashioned horse slei More...

Portage Township EMS Seeks To Upgrade Status To Save Money

The Portage Township Emergency Medical Service is applying for Limited Advanced Life Support status that will allow it to function at a higher level of service for up to two years. More...

News

St. Ignace Council Receives $1,850 for January Meetings

St. Ignace City Council members collected $1,160 for attending meetings and events during January. Council members are paid $70 for regular meetings and $60 for committee meetings or gatherings at which the person is representing the city. More...

DNR, Tribe Work To Correct Problem of Poorly Marked Fishing Nets

Les Cheneaux Boaters Share Concerns

Throughout last summer, illegal and badly marked commercial fishing nets were reported in and around the Les Cheneaux Islands, prompting complaints by boaters that led to the removal of some nets, prosecution of an illegal netter, and obliging fishe More...

Students Celebrate Winter With Snow Days

Top: A Siberian husky tows Holly Beaudoin as a sled dog demonstration during Snow Daze, a St. Ignace Area Schools winter festival Friday, February 16, at which kindergarten through seventh grade students enjoy outdoor activities. More...

Obituaries

Melvin 'Joe' LaVake

Melvin Joseph "Joe" LaVake, 66, of St. Ignace worked as a tool and die maker in the Detroit area for many years before becoming a commercial fisherman on the Great Lakes. Mr. LaVake died Wednesday, February 14, 2007. More...

Charlotte Larson

Former Mackinaw City resident Charlotte Ann Larson, 64, enjoyed a nursing career for more than 40 years. Mrs. Larson, of Hobe Sound, Florida, died Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at her daughter's home in Logan, Utah. More...

Mary Bowler

Mary I. Bowler, 76, of Lakefield, worked as a postal clerk for 20 years in Ypsilanti. She died Thursday, February 15, 2007, at Tendercare Nursing Facility in Munising. She was born June 18, 1930, in Garnet to Truman and Leotta (nee Shirk) Clark. More...

Plans Underway for Ongoing Marina Work at Mackinaw City State Dock

The landscape is changing at the old state ferry dock in Mackinaw City, which is part of a new marina designed to meet anticipated demand for boat moorage, said William Boik, planning unit manager for the Michigan State Waterways Commission. More...

Lighthouse Keeper's Logs Bring Past to Life

At her dining room table, Cynthia Baker looks up from neatly arranged charts, papers, and a well-worn leather book and peers out the window at Lake Huron, much like George W. Marshall might have 100 years ago. Mr. More...

A View of the Frozen Straits of Mackinac

A view from a plane of the frozen waters of the Straits of Mackinac, with the Mackinac Bridge on the horizon, Tuesday, February 13. U.S. More...

Portage Twp. To Put Noise Ordinance on '08 Budget

Portage Township voters will be asked a year-and-a-half from now whether they want the township board to develop a noise ordinance. More...

Clark Twp. Board Asks UPHP for Uninterrupted Coverage

Clark Township wants residents insured by MIChild and Medicaid to continue having their visits to Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey covered by insurance without interruption, and wrote a letter to Upper Peninsula Health Plan asking it to reinst More...

Social

Births

Kailyn, Caleb Talentino

Jacob and Jessicca Hart of Cedarville announce the birth of twins, Caleb Nicholas and Kailyn Nicole Talentino, born January 5, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan. More...

Sports

Saints Earn District Wrestling Championship

"Got To Believe" has been the St. Ignace Saints wrestlers' motto this season, and showed it during the division IV district finals at LaSalle High School Wednesday, February 14, as St. More...

Five Saints Wrestlers Earn Medals in Final U.P. State Mat Tourney

Five St. Ignace wrestlers earned individual medals during the 41st Annual and final Upper Peninsula State Tournament Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17, at Marquette High School. More...

St. Ignace Clinches Share of SAC Hoops Crown

Five players scored in double figures as the St. Ignace Saints clinched a share of the Straits Area Conference (SAC) title for the first time since 2001 with a 61-55 win over the Rogers City Hurons Friday, February 16. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm Hits the Road, Airwaves To Tout Budget Plan

Although Governor Jennifer Granholm vows not "to shadowbox" with Republicans over the state's budget crisis, that's precisely what's happening in Lansing, where each side says the other lacks courage to take bold action. More...

Outdoor Matters

Fourteen Probationary Conservation Officers Complete Recruit Academy

Fourteen probationary conservation officers successfully completed the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rigorous and demanding recruit school academy earlier this month at the Michigan State Police training facility near Lansing. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: 1925 Sees Ferries Showing Increased Work, Substantial Profit

PART 7 THE SECOND FULL SEASON:

On November 1, 2007, Michigan celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the Mackinac Bridge. But that is also the anniversary of the end of Michigan State Ferries. More...


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