October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Townships To Vote on Change inWaste Plan

To keep trash pickup costs low in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, while maintaining good customer service, the Eastern Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Management Committee has proposed changes to the region's solid waste plan that will allow a second cont More...

Sportsmen: Clearing Growth Will Provide Deer Habitat

To create a "wilderness field" for deer, grouse, and other game animals, the Straits Area Sportsmen's Club completed a clearing project Saturday, October 13, "smack in the middle of Edison Deer Yard," said club president Louis Colegrove of St. More...

Lake Levels Theorists Call for Public Support

Low water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan are causing public concern in waterfront communities like the Les Cheneaux Islands, where hundreds of island cottagers need enough depth to reach their island property. More...

Grondin Catches 22.8-pound Muskie in Brevoort Lake

Tony Grondin of St. Ignace caught this 22.8-pound muskie from Brevoort Lake while fishing with his son, David, Friday, October 5. The fish is 43.5 inches long and has a girth of 20 inches. More...

News

Public Meeting To Review Inland Consent Decree Wed.

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will host a public meeting in Sault Ste. More...

Tree Removal, Water Safety Are Topics for Hudson Twp. Board

Removal of diseased trees at Garnet Park, the completion of this year's paving project on H-40, and a favorable report about well water at Hudson Township Hall are topics currently occupying the Hudson Township Board of Trustees, More...

Body Found in Straits Identified as Missing Pilot Karen Dodds

A body found in the Straits of Mackinac has been identified by forensic pathologists as that of pilot Karen Dodds, 52, of Washington, D.C. The body was recovered by the United States Coast Guard St. More...

Sports

Cedarville Trojans Edge Pickford Panthers 14-12 During Backyard Rivalry

Trojans To Battle Nordics for Title

The Battle of M-129 rivalry between the Cedarville Trojans and Pickford Panthers lived up to everyone's expectations. The Trojans outlasted the Panthers 14-12 during Cedarville's homecoming Friday, October 12. More...

Lamoreaux, Massey Referee Final Football Game

Jim Lamoreaux and Gene Massey of St. More...

Balanced Offense Lifts Eagles to First Win of the Season

Five players scored for the Engadine Eagles as the football team totaled 491 yards of offense during a 40-12 Mid-Eastern Football League (MEFL) road win over Bark River-Harris Broncos Friday, October 12. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Efforts To Stem Lunacy of Candidates' Boycott

Woe be to those 2008 Democratic contenders who boycott Michigan's January 15 presidential primary. Those who don't contend in January should suffer in November. More...

Brevort

Kenny Smith is in Buenos Aires, awaiting orders for his next destination, where he will be spending some months working. Tom and Taffy Coffey spent the past week at their home in Brevort. More...

St. Ignace

As fall weather sets in, horses shipped off Mackinac Island are coming through St. Ignace on their way to their winter homes. Last Thursday, 14 horses were transported by the Arnold Line crew and went on their way to Pickford for the winter months. More...

Appraisal Bid Gets City's OK

For Potential Star Line Property Offer

G.R. Gotshall Associates' bid to appraise 1.2 acres of waterfront property near American Legion Park was approved by St. Ignace City Council by a vote of 6-1 at its regular meeting Monday, October 15. More...

Straits History Inspires Purin To Build Sainte Marie Model

Charles Purin's scaled model of the railway ferry Sainte Marie is so detailed and realistic, hearing the blast of the horn and seeing a plume of black smoke spew from its stacks would be no surprise. The 68-year-old U. S. More...

Curtis Chamber of Commerce Building Will Be Relocated

The Curtis Chamber of Commerce building will be moved by October 31 to a parcel of property at the corner of H-33 and Sandtown Road, reported township assessor Richard Oliver at the Tuesday, October 9, meeting of the Portage Township Board of Trust More...

Proposed Boathouse for Historic 96-foot Canim Discussed by Twp. Planners

Clark Township Planning Commission heard the first public announcement of a proposed boathouse to shelter the historic, 96-foot wooden yacht Canim during its Tuesday, October 9 meeting. Owners want to store and maintain the yacht at Hessel. More...

Tribe Purchases Training Simulator for Officers

The MILO Range Pro shooting simulator system that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Police Department purchased in August is every video game player's dream, with lifelike action, surround sound, and real weapons. More...

Social

Births

Morgan Dennis

Crystal Mitchell and Donavan Dennis of Cheboygan announce the birth of their daughter, Morgan Abigail Dennis, born Friday, September 21, 2007, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital in Cheboygan. More...

Alexanders Celebrate 66 Years

Tom and Virginia Alexander of Mackinaw City celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary October 4. Mr. Alexander, of Saginaw, married Virginia Cole, of Carp Lake, October 4, 1941, at St. Anthony's Church in Mackinaw City. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Wedding

Mellon, O'Neil

Amanda Mellon and Liam O'Neill of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, were united in marriage Sunday, September 23, 2007, at 11 a.m. with the Reverend William Crowe officiating. The ceremony took place at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Paradise. More...

Obituaries

Ethel Wagner

Ethel Doris Wagner, 85, of Pickford, died Wednesday evening October 10, 2007, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born January 24, 1922, in Rudyard to John F. and Emma (nee Ploegstra) Postma. More...

Richard Houser

Richard Lynn Houser, 48, of Corydon, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born December 28, 1958, in Centerville, Iowa. More...

Joseph 'Joe'Willobee

Joseph V. "Joe" Willobee, 41, of McMillan, died as a result of a motorcycle accident Saturday, October 6, 2007, near Newberry. He was born in Alpena January 12, 1966, to Donald and Mary Lou (nee Van Sickle) Willobee. More...


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