November 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Pickford Veterans Day Ceremony Focuses on Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Soldiers

A small table covered with a white tablecloth and a table setting set for one greeted students and staff as they entered the Pickford Public Schools gymnasium Friday, November 9. More...

The Daily Commute on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island residents Cedar and his owner, Hugh Ravitz, make a stop at the post office Wednesday, November 7, before heading east on Market Street to work at Mackinac Marine Supply. More...

St. Ignace Councilmen, Mayor Reclaim Seats

Sworn in to their re-elected positions on City Council at a special meeting Monday, November 12, were (from left) Councilmen Willie LaLonde, Paul Fullerton, Mayor Paul Grondin, and Councilman Merv Wyse. More...

Non-conforming Building Ordinance May See Changes

Clark Township

Under current zoning, property owners in Clark Township can rebuild a non-conforming structure that is destroyed by natural causes, "acts of God," or "the public enemy. More...

News

Judge Signs Consent Decree on Tribal Hunting, Fishing Rights

Five Tribes Gather October 25 To Agree To Standardize Practices

A decree to standardize hunting and gathering rights among Native American tribes in northern Michigan was signed by U.S. District Judge Richard Enslen Monday, November 5, and the Sault Ste. More...

More Than 200 Enjoy Moran's Veterans Memorial Fireworks

A fireworks display for Veterans Day was enjoyed by many people on Dukes Road in Moran Saturday evening, November 10. "It was an excellent turnout," said Linda Peters, whose husband, Larry, helped coordinate the event. More...

Two Newsmen Who Covered Mackinac Bridge Opening 50 Years Ago Share Memories of Event

Wire Service Writers Return for Anniversary

Fifty years ago, a temporary tent set up near the Mackinac Bridge administration building served as a photographic darkroom. A clothesline was strung inside the tent and used to hang drying negatives. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Football Teams, Cheerleading Squads Honored During Banquet

St. Ignace varsity and junior varsity football players and cheerleaders were honored during the annual Football Bust at LaSalle High School Sunday, November 11. Father Al Mott of St. More...

Coaches Select All-League Teams; All-Area Volleyball

Senior Caitlin Wright of Cedarville was selected Most Valuable Player by the coaches of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference during the conference's annual meeting Wednesday, November 7. More...

Local Gridiron Players Named To The St. Ignace News Team

Offense: Derek Marshall, Kyle Smock, Gerrit Mortensen, Jesse Becker, Alec Fitzgerald Defense: Nick Montie, James Peterson, Shawn Cowell, Anthony Lester Special Mention: Steffan Saffian, Andy Tamlyn, More...

Opinion

French Fur Traders Enhanced Rendezvous Powwow

To the Editor, It's a shame that one of the most memorable events of this summer should be lambasted by Laughlin, Nevada, resident Charles Adams. Is the tribal chairmanship at stake? What's the agenda? More...

Cedarville Trojans Football Team Is a Credit to Community

To the Editor: To the Cedarville Trojans football team, congratulations on your tremendous season! More...

Giving Credit Where It's Due for 'Chippewa Warrior' Book

To the Editor: Thank you so much for considering my upcoming visit to Southfield Library to publicize the two books (in Helen Shoberg's Les Cheneaux column) published by MZW Ink at a book signing as newsworthy in Helen Shoberg's column of November More...

Commissioners, Officials, Road Board Get Pay Hike

Mackinac County Commission

A 3% increase in salaries for the coming year for some elected Mackinac County officials was approved by commissioners October 25. Non-union employees are soliciting a 70¢ per hour increase in pay. More...

Veterans Honored in EUP Communities

School Children Lead the Celebration in St. Ignace

In a break from tradition, it was students speaking to veterans, rather than the reverse, which carried the St. Ignace Area Schools Veterans Day assembly Monday, November 12. Heeding a suggestion from the St. More...

Crime Watch Is Underway

Clark Township

When Elizabeth Fels discovered an attempted break-in at her home, she ordered a security system. While away for scarcely four hours Saturday, November 3, two of her screens were slashed, but no entry was made. More...

Program Will Teach People How To Help Prevent Suicide

An expert in suicide prevention will give a free program for the public at the St. Ignace Middle School cafeteria Tuesday, November 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Safety Team's Efforts May Lead to Expanded Water Current Mapping

New Weather Tower Transmitter To Provide Straits Area With Vital Safety Information

Boating and swimming are now safer on the Straits of Mackinac owing to a recently completed National Weather Service (NWS) transmitter on a tower in Emmet County. More...

ISD Develops Educational Plan for Classroom Success

Anew education plan for the 15 school districts in the E.U.P. is designed to help students succeed in today's public school system, which is driven by more rigid academic standards and reliance on standardized tests. More...

Tom Colegrove Bags First Elk on Colorado Hunting Trip

Tom Colegrove (left) of St. Ignace enjoyed a week-long elk hunting trip in Cortez, Colorado, with former St. Ignace resident George Henderson, who now lives in Empire. Mr. Colegrove bagged an elk Saturday, October 13, his first, while Mr. More...

Social

Weddings

Williamson, Aho Stacey Lynn Williamson and Matthew Ernest Aho of Fredonia, Wisconsin, were married August 30, 2007, at the Gran Bahia Principe Tulum Beach Resort in Tulum, Mexico. Ms. More...

Nyes Celebrate 65th Anniversary

Vernon and Elda (nee Hamel) Nye of Hessel celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Tuesday, November 13, 2007. The couple was married November 13, 1942, in Detroit. Wedding attendants for Mr. and Mrs. More...

Births

Madison Oderfer Christopher and Taylor Oderfer of Hanford, California, announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Madison Ryan Oderfer, born May 23, 2007, at Naval Hospital in Lemoore, California. More...

Obituaries

Audrey Behrens

Audrey Jean Behrens of DeTour Village worked 10 years for the Department of Community Affairs, managing neighborhood service centers, including holding a position as social xervice coordinator for Head Start. For 17 years, Mrs. More...

John 'Johnnie' Thibault

John L. "Johnnie" Thibault, 98, of St. Ignace, enjoyed a career in refrigeration repair for many years, and was a World War II veteran. Mr. Thibault died Saturday, November 10, 2007, at Mackinac Straits Hospital. Mr. More...

Katherine Frantz

Katherine M. Frantz, 86, of St. Ignace and Petoskey, was once the owner of the Don Frantz Motel in St. Ignace for many years. Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Broad Lessons From Local Votes

Much of the media focus on Michigan politics of late has been on the muddle of whether there will be an early 2008 presidential primary or other means of challenging Iowa's and New Hampshire's excessive clout in determining nominees. More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Swell of '52 Tourism Traffic Overwhelms Ferries

Part 45 - 1952 Tourist Travel Swamps the Area

Until the Mackinac Bridge opened for traffic 50 years ago, the only way to cross the Straits of Mackinac was by ferryboat. More...

Brevort

Monday, November 12, we took a moment to remember the brave soldiers who fought to keep our country safe. More...


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