November 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Emerald Ash Borer Found in St. Ignace

Less than a month after an infestation of the invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) was found in Moran, another infestation of the insect has been discovered in Straits State Park in St. More...

Veterans Day Events

Planned in Our Local Communities

Veterans Day Sunday, November 11, marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, when World War I ended. Veterans of all wars are honored on that day. More...

News

Son Learns About Father's Experiences in WWII Japan Prison Camp

Many Americans on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, will reflect on friends and loved ones who served, and some who died while serving, their country. More...

St. Ignace Group To Form Watershed Council

Residents interested in learning about and protecting the health of local water systems are invited to attend a 7 p.m. informational meeting Tuesday, November 13, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Ignace. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace Friday, October 26, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Obituaries

Helen Campbell

Helen Marie Campbell, 72, of Pickford, died Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at her home. She was born May 18, 1935, in Detroit to Robert and Mable (nee Nichols) Barr. She and her first husband, Raymond J. More...

Ralph Black, Jr.

Ralph David Black Jr., 62, of Drummond Island, died Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at his home. He was born January 21, 1945, to Ralph and Grace Anna (nee Nelson) Black in Buchanan. He moved to Drummond Island when he was seven years old. More...

Stewart Phillips

Stewart G. Phillips, 84, of Naubinway, was a World War II veteran who enjoyed a career as a tool and die maker. Mr. Phillips died Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Lobbyist Turned Outdoors Advocate May Boost MUCC

Decades ago, when burly Tom Washington was the legendary executive director of the 100,000- member Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC), he was a booming voice that helped hone the state's reputation as a leader in protecting natural resources More...

Mackinaw City

Village President Halts Lieghio Hotel Project

A proposal to tear down the Huron Motel in Mackinaw City and replace it with a four-story, 28-room connecting building between two existing motels, Hamilton Inn and Comfort Inn, received no support from the Mackinaw City Village Council at a meetin More...

Brevort

It's typical November weather. While hunters hope for snow, I'm just ready for a different landscape. The birds are looking for some tasty seeds. It is, indeed, that time. More...

Marking Mackinac Bridge History Nov. 1

Thursday, November 1, 2007, 50 years after toll gates opened on the Mackinac Bridge and Prentiss M. Brown of St. Ignace accepted the first $3.25 bridge fare from Governor G. More...

Bridge Token Sales Halted

To cut back on financial losses, the Mackinac Bridge Authority has eliminated the discount rate for rolls of bridge tokens, suspended the sale of the tokens until January 1, and doubled the price of token gift packs. More...

Prosecutor Warns City Council About Violation

City Learns Closed Meeting Was Illegal; Star Line Property Off the Table

St. Ignace City Council, you have been warned. That was the basic statement addressed to Council by Mackinac County Prosecuting Attorney Fred Feleppa during Council's meeting Monday, November 5. Mr. More...

Project Stocks Pantry at Cedarville

Students Trick or Treat for Charity

Cedarville Student Council members (back row, from left) Billie McLeod, Brent Heerspink, Whitney Autore, (front row) Rosemary Hitchens, Casey Hakola, Jillian Collins, More...

Social

Wedding

Hansen, Winberg

Devon Marie Hansen and Aaron Wayne Winberg of St. Ignace were united in marriage Saturday, September 29, 2007, at the Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignace, with Pastor Tari Stage-Harvey officiating. The bride was given in marriage by her father. More...

Sports

Whitetail's Keen Senses Challenge Hunters, Wolves

An intrinsic part of life in the cedar swamps and forests of the Eastern Upper Peninsula, the stealthy white-tailed deer is one of the animals most respected and coveted by hunters. More...

DNR Forecast

U.P. Hunters May See More Deer Than in Previous 2 Years

With this year's deer population slightly higher than last year's, the number of deer expected to be harvested in Michigan this hunting season will be similar to last year's harvest of 450,000 deer, the Department of Natural Resources reported. More...

Hunting Seasons Reported by DNR for Michigan Species

HUNTING SEASONS Whitetail Deer Bow season - - October 14 to November 14; December 1 to January 1. More...

Opinion

'I Am a Veteran'

To the Editor: I am a veteran. I am white, black, brown, and red. I am from the country, I am from the city. I am from up North, down South, back East, and out West. I am usually from the working class, sometimes poor, but rarely rich. More...

Our Greatest Resource Is Fresh Water

To the Editor: It seems that, maybe as a result of some recent reports from the Canadians (the Georgian Bay Association, among others), Michiganders are becoming more cognizant and rightfully concerned about the dramatically receded water levels i More...

Lawmaker: 'Our Water Is at Risk'

To the Editor: In October, presidential candidate Bill Richardson caused a stir when he told the Las Vegas Sun during a campaign stop in Nevada that he wanted a national water policy allowing water-rich northern states like Michigan to send our More...


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