April 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Earth Keepers To Collect Pharmaceuticals Saturday

Goal Is To Keep Drug Waste Out of Water

Upper Peninsula residents can dispose of unwanted and expired pharmaceutical drugs, free of charge, in this year's Earth Keepers collection drive Saturday, April 21. More...

Les Cheneaux Schools Reject Teacher Lay-offs

"I'm sick and tired of hearing about districts where teachers are getting laid off. More...

Spring Home and Garden Show Will Bring 60 Vendors to Arena

Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace will be the site for approximately 60 vendors offering home improvement information at the annual Home and Garden Show Friday, April 20, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

News

Anthony Lee, Cedarville Student With Anemia, Now Responding to Treatment

Fourteen-year-old Anthony Lee missed skiing the most this winter while he struggled with the lifethreatening disease aplastic anemia. More...

Village Plan Allows Oversized Sign for Mackinaw City Store

"We'll go to work on it now," said Mackinaw Crossings owner Jim Wehr, following an April 5 decision by the Mackinaw City Village Council to approve a special sign plan for his pedestrian mall in Mackinaw City. More...

Four Residents Move Into Senior Housing Complex

Leonard "Cookie" Thomas (third from right) is among those celebrating the opening of the new senior citizens housing complex on Lake Street in St. Ignace Thursday, April 12. Mr. More...

Sports

Locals Massey, Luepnitz Enjoyed Snowcross Success

Two young local men, Jamie Massey Jr. of St. Ignace and Fred Luepnitz Jr. of Moran, enjoyed a successful year on the Michigan Snowcross circuit, racing together as Team Thunder. More...

Benefit Basketball Game Pits Seniors Against Law Officials

A benefit basketball game between LaSalle High School seniors and representatives of local police and Mackinac County Courthouse will be held at the school at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, to raise money for the seniors' graduation party. More...

Saints Basketball, Dance, and Cheer Teams Honored at Banquet

Dan Olsen, Jake Weiss Named MVPs

The LaSalle High School varsity and junior varsity basketball teams, varsity cheerleaders, and the dance team were honored during the annual awards banquet Wednesday, April 11. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Fort de Buade Is Beginning of Economic Development

To the Editor: The first question we need to ask is, "What is our history and who is going to tell the story?" For hundreds of years, St. Ignace was home to the Chippewa and Ottawa Indians. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm Among Many Governors to Face Money Woes

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, former governor of California, told a White House gathering of the nation's governors: "I remember what it was like to be elected governor and immediately face an enormous revenue shortfall. It has happened before. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: National Banking Holiday Declared, FNB Closed

PART 15 - PEOPLE, PAYMENTS & POLITICS

The Democrats swept the elections in 1932, and as they took office with the first days of 1933, the ousted Republicans licked their wounds. More...

Les Cheneaux

The Jacobus family was one that had a very special spring break vacation this year, as Lori and Alan drove down to Kentucky to be with their boys, Noah, who is a student at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky, and Enoch, who is a graduate student at More...

David Z Launches Shipping Season on McKay Bay

Les Cheneaux Residents Regard First Ship as Sign of Spring

The former David Z. More...

Fishermen's Memorial Gets $1,000

Waterfront Monument To Honor Commercial Fishing Culture Here

A monument honoring the county's commercial fishermen got a boost in support last Friday. More...

Ready To Soar Into Spring Skies

Lucas Hill and his grandmother, Terri Hill of St. Ignace, take advantage of spring weather to fly a kite behind Little Bear Arena and Community Center Monday, April 16. More...

Social

Wedding

Stacey Day and Aaron Sears

Stacey Day and Aaron Sears were married at Capital Hill Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, March 24, 2007. Pastor H. Franklin Casgill officiated the ceremony. More...

Engaged

Valerie Smith, Craig Case

Robert and Diane Smith of Watertown, New York, announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Anne Smith of Watertown, to Craig Case of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Mr. Case's parents are Barton and Nancy (nee Nye) Case of Oshkosh. More...

Births

Kaila Andrews

Kaila Marie Andrews was born July 25, 2006. Her parents are Debra (nee Kriesche) and Jeffrey Andrews of Gaylord. Grandparents are Harold and Sally Kriesche of St. Ignace and Adrian Andrews of Grayling. More...

Obituaries

Charles Currie

Charles LeRoy Currie of Duluth, Minnesota, was a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and took great pride in the Native American culture. He enjoyed attending Native American gatherings, pow-wows, and tribal celebrations. Mr. More...

James Charles

James Milton Charles, 72, of DeTour, was a U.S. Air Force veteran who held leadership posts in several civic organizations in DeTour and Clark Township. Mr. Charles passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2007, at his home. More...

Ruth Calhoun

Ruth LaChapelle (nee Peach) Calhoun, 88, of Hickory Corners, died at her home Saturday, March 31, 2007. She was born March 11, 1919 in St. More...


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