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Study: Casinos Add $325M to EUP Economy

From 1995 through 2005, Kewadin Casinos have made a positive impression on the economy of the Eastern Upper Peninsula (EUP), a recent study revealed. More...

Craft Fairs Draw Shoppers to Pickford

By Saturday, November 17, Rachel Gibson (at left) of Curtis had sold nearly all of her decorated gourds and knit items at the 31st Annual Pickford Arts and Crafts Fair. More photographs, page 12 More...

Watershed Council Advises: Do Not Handle Dead Fish or Birds, or Allow Contact With Pets

Loons, mergansers, grebes, and piping plovers are among thousands of birds found dead on the Lake Michigan shoreline this year. More...

Township Fire Department Receives Mileage Raise

Board Begins Process of Filling Vacant Building Inspector Position

The mileage compensation fund for the Newton Township Fire Department's 11 volunteer firefighters was raised from $1,000 to $2,000 by the township board at its meeting Tuesday, November 13, however, Fire Chief Neil McArthur's request for a wage rai More...

New Water, Sewer Lines Installed on Astor St.

Horse traffic on Mackinac Island's Astor Street was stopped Tuesday, November 13, as new water and sewer lines were installed on the east side of the building that houses Edward's Gifts. More...

News

Cedarville Veterans Day Features Program About 'Opportunities To Improve the World'

Among R.B. Smith's most prized possessions is a picture of the flag raising at Iwo Jima during World War II. The picture, he said, is a reminder of a time when he wishes he could have gone back and done something better. More...

Parade To Be November 30

St. Ignace

The "Home for the Holidays" Christmas parade in St. Ignace will take place Friday, November 30, at 6 p.m. The parade will include the arrival of Santa Claus, the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree, and holiday treats. More...

Hearings on Bridge Fare To Be Dec. 4 and 6

Two Mackinac Bridge fare increase proposals will be the topic of discussion at public hearings planned in St. Ignace and Mackinaw City Tuesday, December 4. A third public hearing is set for Lansing December 6. More...

Sports

Panthers Athletes Receive Awards

Pickford Panthers football, volleyball, and cross country individuals and teams were honored during the fall awards ceremony Wednesday, November 14. More...

Trojans 4th, 5th Grade Girls Hoops

The Cedarville Trojans fourth grade girls basketball team finished the season with a 4-2 record. Players include (from left) Karley Shattuck, Anne Eberts, DaeShawna Nye, Jennifer Sherlund, Heather Bohn, Allyson Mrozek, and Coach Greg Wright. More...

Menominee, Crystal Falls Battle for Division Titles

MHSAA State Football Finals Ford Field in Detroit Friday, November 23 Division 2: Midland (11-2) vs. Detroit Martin Luther King (13-0), 1 p.m. Division 4: Marine City (12-1) vs. Detroit Country Day (11-2), 7:30 p.m. More...

Opinion

Two-way Toll Collection Adds to Costs

To the Editor: It does not seem out of line for the Mackinac Bridge Authority to seek a rate increase to keep the bridge in top condition. More...

Objection Was Not to the Rendezvous Itself, but the Underlying Concept

To the Editor: Kimberly Hagen, in a recent letter, rather condescendingly attempts to dismiss my criticism of Sault Tribe members participating in a Native American Powwow at the recent rendezvous event in St. More...

Giving Thanks for True Friends

To the Editor: This Thanksgiving, I will be giving thanks for the blessing of true friends. I have become particularly appreciative of this gift very recently. Les Cheneaux is a very small community. More...

City Council To Invite MBA To Explain Toll Hike Plan

The applause heard for the Mackinac Bridge 50th anniversary faded at the St. Ignace City Council meeting Monday, November 19, over recent proposals to raise the bridge tolls, again. More...

Group Works To Charter Curtis Elementary School

Goals: To Educate Children Close to Home, Save Jobs

A group of volunteers called the Three Lakes Area Education Committee is working to keep Curtis Elementary School open as a charter school. More...

City Christmas Tree Will Now Be at Marina

St. Ignace will decorate a new community Christmas tree this year. A temporary pine tree will be set up just north of the St. Ignace City Marina this holiday season. More...

City Saves as Prisoner Work Program Reinsated

The state's prisoner community work program will be continued, saving the City of St. Ignace an estimated $69,000 for contracted services to clean and maintain landscapes, utilities, and public areas. More...

Group Seeks Public Ideas To Give Young Children 'Great Start' for School

Eighty-five percent of brain development happens before the age of five, and that is a narrow window in which parents can get their children ready for school. More...

Report Shows 24% of EUP Pregnant Women Smoke

Local Great Start Collaborative Research

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Great Start Collaborative report includes survey results and information about conditions that help children become good students and succeed in school and life. It is available online at www.eupkids.com. More...

Social

Baker, Clark Complete First Season at St. Norberts College

Justin Baker of Cedarville (left) and Derrick Clark of St. Ignace completed their freshman season on St. Norberts College Football Team. More...

Birth

Jaxson Gould

Kristen DeNike and Josh Gould of St. Ignace announce the birth of a son, Jaxson Steven Gould, born Saturday, November 17, 2007, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches in length at birth. More...

CCSS' Sutter Named Director of the Year

Bill Sutter, director of Consolidated Community School Services (CCSS), has been named Director of the Year by the Michigan Association of Community and Adult Education. More...

Obituaries

Loyd Schemenauer

Loyd G. Schemenauer, former District 4 wildlife biologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in Newberry, and a resident of St. Martin Bay, St. More...

Larry Frosland

Larry Wayne Frosland of Kalamazoo passed away Thursday, November 8, 2007. He was born March 28, 1936 in L'Anse. He worked for the State of Michigan for almost 40 years, helped build the Mackinac Bridge, was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Willard Luepnitz

Willard A. Luepnitz of Moran was an experienced tool and die maker, whose work remains throughout Brevort Township in fences, logging equipment, trailers, snowmobiles, snow blowers, lawnmowers, and other machinery. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Granholm Alternatively Energized

While still struggling with the Legislature for an overdue resolution of budget woes, Governor Jennifer Granholm has embarked on a nine-city tour to tout what she sees as a "win-win" undertaking for both parties - building an alternative energy in More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Ferry Traffic Continues To Increase in 1952

Part 46: Life Aboard the Ferries

As part of the 50th Mackinac Bridge anniversary, the St. Ignace news is serializing Les Bagley's unpublished manuscript of the history of Michigan State Ferries, which for 34 years crossed the Straits carrying autos, trucks, More...

St. Ignace

By Miriam Blair 643-7994

Faith Baptist Church was among those honoring veterans November 11, followed by the church's Harvest Dinner. Our sympathy goes out to the John Thibault family. Mr. Thibault, 98, a lifetime resident of St. More...


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