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EAB Update

Researchers Begin Ash Tree Survey in City

Spotting people wearing blaze orange in St. Ignace during hunting season is nothing out of the ordinary, however, some residents may soon see orange-vested people looking at ash trees in their backyards. More...

Early Morning Snowfall

Clearing their windows during one of the year's first snowfalls, Jack and Betty Theut pause a moment Tuesday, November 27, at their home on Church Street in St. Ignace. The couple will spend only a few days in the northern winter landscape. More...

Suicide Prevention Starts With Listening, Communication, Say Experts

Careful listening and open communication can help people identify friends who may be at risk for suicide, said Michael Powers, a suicide prevention expert who gave a seminar for the public at St. Ignace Middle School Tuesday evening, November 20. More...

Funding for Trout Lake Fire Dept. Discussed

Moran Township

The Moran Township Board of Trustees discussed, but took no action on, a suggestion by Ozark area residents for the township to provide monetary support for the Trout Lake Volunteer Fire Department at its Wednesday, November 7 meeting. More...

Lions Club President Receives International Diamond Award

Pickford Lions Club Past President 2006-2007 Marlene Kennedy (right) receives the Lions Club International's Diamond Award for increasing its membership last year from District 10 Vice Governor Robert Miller. Mr. More...

News

Iron Mountain VA Facility Renamed for Oscar Johnson

The United States Senate has passed legislation that would rename the Veterans Affairs medical facility in Iron Mountain the "Oscar G. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility," Congressman Bart Stupak announced November 8. More...

Ken Drenth Named Champion of Education for Efforts Toward EUP Schools

Ken Drenth of Cedarville was one of the first to tell Michigan legislators that not all schools are the same. A few Michigan schools are on islands. More...

Communities Plan Holiday Events This Weekend

St. Ignace Holiday Parade Is Friday St. Ignace's Home for the Holidays Christmas Parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, November 30, across from City Hall on South State Street and end at the Public Marina. The parade will include Santa and Mrs. More...

Obituaries

Jeanne Anderson

Jeanne Rusby Anderson of Cincinnati, Ohio, was a longtime Les Cheneaux Islands cottager since her marriage to James Johnson Anderson in 1942. Mrs. More...

Helen Meeder

Helen Eileen Meeder of Antrim County was an active member of her community, supporting organizations and agencies like the Rotary Club, Antrim County Red Cross, Department of Natural Resources, Meadowbrook Care Facility, and Juniper Garden Club in More...

Florence Maser

Florence A. Maser of Mesick was a former telephone operator and co-owned Maser Realty with her husband, Walter, in Maple Heights, Ohio. They owned property and lived in Cedarville from 1968 to 1971. Mrs. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Romney Plays Family Card in Mich.

At the outset of the 2008 presidential campaign, the Boston Globe and others who have closely covered ex-Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts over the years said he is far more cautious and guarded in public comments than his late father, ex-Gov More...

Winter Transport Program Underway

A courtesy transportation program offered by the Mackinac Island Police Department is available for Mackinac Island residents 60 years and older, disabled citizens, and those with special needs that cannot be accommodated by the horse-drawn taxi se More...

Autos Across Mackinac: Tension Grows Among Workers Over Benefits

Part 47: A Labor of Love

2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of Michigan State Ferries, the "Great White Fleet" that carried automobiles, trucks, and passengers across the Straits of Mackinac before the Mackinac Bridge was built. The St. More...

Tribe, Cities, Businesses Favor Gradual Bridge Fare Hike

Thursday Meetings Will Mount Public Letter Campaign

Concerned about the impact on the local economy if Mackinac Bridge fares jump to $4 as early as January 1, Eastern Upper Peninsula cities and tourism promoters are banding together to urge support for phasing in the toll increase gradually, from no More...

Big Boathouse Project Turned Down at Hessel

Canim Proposal Draws Public Interest

A divided Clark Township Planning Commission turned down a special land use request by Brad Koster and Hessel Bay Boat Works to build a non-conforming boathouse in Hessel. More...

Mackinaw City Construction Drew Concerns

Village Proceeds With Lieghio Hotel Project

A project to tear down the Huron Motel in Mackinaw City and connect the Hamilton Inn and Comfort Inn, was approved by the village council Thursday, November 8, despite resistance by Village President Ronald Wallin, who had halted the project Thursd More...

'Just one more cookie...'

Greg Stark of Cedarville (center) helps his sons, Will (left), 5, and Jacob, 3, make their cookie selections at the annual Les Cheneaux Preschool Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 24, in Cedarville. More...

This Week

• Public Information Session about Mackinac Bridge Toll Increase, organized by E.U.P. cities and tourism promoters, Thursday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace • Home for the Holidays Parade Friday at 6 p.m. More...

City Tree Installed at Marina for Christmas

ABOVE: A new 20-foot Christmas tree was put into place at the St. Ignace Public Marina by Department of Public Works employees Monday, November 26. The tree was brought from Moran. More...

Details to Fort Operations Lease Ironed Out

Details in a lease between the City of St. More...

Social

'Robosquad'Wins Award

Six Gros Cap School students competed in an Upper Peninsula-wide Robotics Tournament Saturday, November 10, in Marquette, and won the Research Quality Award, reported Marcia Sweeney, teacher and coach. Nineteen teams from across the U.P. More...

Rudyard Youth Make Bread, Butter

Brandon Maahs (left), Bailey VanSloten, and Christopher Hughes of Turner Howson Elementary School in Rudyard are making butter. MaryAnne Otten's second grade class used Polly Ross' churn to make the butter. (Photographs courtesy of Kathy Fountain) More...

Sports

Grondin Bags 5-point Buck

16-year-old's First Deer

Rob Grondin, 16, of St. Ignace shot his first deer, a five-point, while hunting on property his family owns Tuesday, November 20. More...

Broomball Games Set for January 5

The second annual St. Ignace BroomBowl Tournament will be held at Little Bear East Arena Saturday, January 5. Games begin at 10 a.m. The broomball tournament will be a fundraiser for city recreation equipment. More...

Rickley, Brown, Neelis Receive Volleyball Honors

The trio of junior Marcie Rickley and seniors Caysey Brown and Ashley Neelis received top awards during the annual ceremony to honor St. Ignace Saints volleyball teams Tuesday, November 20. First-year St. More...

Opinion

Raising Mackinac Bridge Tolls Lacks Imagination

EDITORIAL VIEWPOINT

When the Mackinac Bridge was formally dedicated in the summer of 1958, two green ribbons, one stretching from the Lower Peninsula and one from the Upper Peninsula, were tied together at the dedication site, a symbol of unity and passage. More...

Politics, Old Grudges Should Be Left Outside Powwow Circle

To the Editor: I made a mistake a couple of weeks back, and hope to correct the name of Timothy Kent, author of many books concerning the Straits area. More...

Traffic Decline Slowed Process of Moving to One-way Toll Collection

To the Editor: In response to Mr. Dunning's Letter to the Editor November 22, "Two Way Toll Collection Adds to Costs," thank you for your understanding of the need to raise tolls at the Mackinac Bridge. More...


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