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Kids Fishing Day Is June 9

"When you get a four- or fiveyear old with a fish in a bucket, it's really a lot of fun," said organizer Louie Colegrove in anticipation of the 11th Annual Kids Fishing Day, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Les Cheneaux Schools Eye $199,120 in Cuts

Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education will consider $199,120 in proposed cuts Wednesday night, June 6, as trustees try to knock down the $190,000 deficit projected for next school year. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the school library. More...

Plan to Reduce Stray Cats Population Reviewed

Controlling feral cat populations reduces the chance that domestic cats will catch illnesses from stray cats. - Tom Bauer Humane Society Cheboygan County

Aplan to reduce or eliminate the population of stray cats in Mackinaw City has been reviewed by the village Safety Committee, following a presentation by Tom Bauer of the Cheboygan County Humane Society Thursday, May 17. More...

Survey Results Call for More Cultural Activities

Pickford

Pickford is a small, yet growing community where residents say they enjoy the local services, small businesses, sense of community, and open spaces. More...

News

Scholarships Presented at 121st Lodge Event

Members of the Masonic Lodge No. 369 F. & A.M. held the 121st Annual Past Masters Night at the St. Ignace Masonic Lodge Saturday, May 19. Scholarships were presented to St. More...

Lions Club Members From Les Cheneaux, Pickford Gather To Mark Milestone

A 1947 photograph of more than 60 people crowded into a banquet room at the former Northland Manor of Cedarville marks the birth of the Les Cheneaux Lions Club. More...

St. Ignace Area Community Foundation Gives $21,118 in Scholarships, Grants

A total of $21,118.28 was awarded for scholarships and grants to 11 local groups and 19 LaSalle High School students by the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation at the St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, May 23. More...

Sports

Pickford Girls Win Division 3 Title;

Ledy Wins Long Jump; 1600-Meter Relay Clinches Second Straight Title

The Pickford girls defended their Division 3 Upper Peninsula Track and Field championship with a strong effort at Kingford Saturday, June 2. More...

Saints Girls 2nd in Division 2

Cryderman Wins Twice Plus Two Relay 2nds; Pole Vault Trio Sweeps

The St. Ignace Saints girls track and field team finished second in Division II of the Upper Peninsula Finals in Kingsford, Saturday, June 2. More...

Panthers Girls Earn 14th U.P. Track Championship

Success on the track continues for the Pickford Panthers as the girls team won the school's 14th Upper Peninsula Finals girls team championship Saturday, June 2. Since 1974, three coaches have led the Panthers to U.P. girls crowns. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Term Limits Are Behind Lack of Budget Progress in Lansing

Among costly consequences of the long delay in resolving the state budget woes was the downgrading of Michigan's credit rating by all three Wall Street firms that determine how much the state pays to borrow money. More...

Autos Across Mackinac:

Pere Marquette Makes New Home in St. Ignace

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge and the end of auto ferry service across the Straits, the St. More...

Brevort

Condolences to Anita Dumas of St. Ignace. Her daughter, Nicki Fritz of St. Ignace, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 2. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dodson Funeral Home. More...

Mackinac Straits Hospital To Offer Pulmonary Rehab

Two new pulmonary care services are available at Mackinac Straits Hospital, which is partnering with Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey to offer a pulmonary rehabilitation program in June and a pulmonary outreach clinic in July. The St. More...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Begins Friday

The 58th Mackinac Island Lilac Festival will start this Friday, June 8, and will continue through the festival's finale, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade Sunday, June 17. More...

Episcopal Diocese Bishop James Kelsey Dies in M-28 Car Crash

Episcopal Bishop James Kelsey of Marquette and Michael Wiita of Lake Linden were killed in a threecar accident on M-28, two miles east of Shingleton near Seney Sunday afternoon, June 3. More...

Experimental Planes Converge at County Airport

Dave Herdegen (left) and Thomas Howard of Grand Haven pose in front of a Piper Warrior, a single-engine aircraft they flew to St. More...

Highlights of Pickford Input Survey

Pickford Planning Commission sent 270 surveys out to randomly selected registered voters March 21. The survey had a 30% response rate, which is considered a healthy response. More...

Social

Births

Lilyana Belonga

Russ and Samantha Belonga of Moran announced the birth of a daughter, Lilyana "Lily" Mae Belonga, born April 18, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Ezekiel Dunn

A son, Ezekiel Jacob Hessel Dunn, was born Friday, May 18, 2007, to David and Angeline (nee Hessel) Dunn of Mason and Hessel. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 22.4 inches in length. He joins his brother, Garrett Luke Hessel Dunn, 8. More...

Kayley Laskey Earns Bachelor's Degree

Kayley Joy Lasley, a 2003 graduate of LaSalle High School, was graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor's degree Saturday, May 5. She majored in criminal justice and earned a sociology minor. More...

Obituaries

Marshall Johnson

Marshall Anton Johnson, 77, of Cedarville, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. He was born November 24, 1929, in Hastings, to Anton and Gertrude (nee Marshall) Johnson. Mr. More...

Nicole Fritz

Nicole Marie Fritz, 20, of St. Ignace, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. She was born in Petoskey August 8, 1986. She is the daughter of Anita Dumas of St. More...

Matthew Wendt

A memorial service for Matthew Scott Wendt of Pickford will be Saturday, June 9, at 3 p.m. at Anaamianag Nopaming Tribal Center on Three Mile Road in Hessel. Mr. Wendt died February 28, 1996, at age 20. More...

Opinion

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Why Waste Our Dollars on a Failed Policy?

On Congressman Bart Stupak's official Web site, he has a section entitled "Bart's Views on Current Issues," which includes a "Position on Iraq" statement. More...

It Is Time for Lansing To Save Public Education

To the Editor:

Private donors who made it possible for the students from Les Cheneaux Community Schools to rally for education at the state capitol. More...

Road Work Is Excellent

To the Editor:

On May 18, as directed, Dan Christensen, on the grader, and Donald Giacherio, in the truck, arrived to work on Black Point Road. The area they were instructed to work on was from Nothelfer Road to Government Road. More...


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