December 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

U.P. Sulfide Mine Will Be Allowed

The Department of Environmental Quality has approved a series of permits for the Kennecott Eagle Minerals Company to open Michigan's first sulfide mine near Marquette, the agency announced Friday, December 14. More...

Electricity Customers To See 9% Price Hike

Turning on a light will get a more expensive in just a few days for Edison Sault Electric customers. A 9% rate hike will be reflected in January bills. More...

News

Bridge Toll Set at $3

Mackinac Bridge tolls will increase March 1 from $2.50 to $3 for a passenger car and from $1.50 to $1.60 for commuters under a fare increase adopted by the Mackinac Bridge Authority Friday, December 21, in Detroit. More...

'His and Hers' Opening Day Bucks

Karissa Schlosser, 17, of Cedarville and Derrick Bouma, 18, of Drummond Island both bagged eight-point bucks on the opening day of the firearm deer season November 15, while hunting together from the same deer stand on Drummond Island. More...

Young Snowmobile Riders Learn Rules of the Road on Mackinac Island

Bradley Teaches Course for Years

Dennis Bradley has taught snowmobile safety to students for about 25 years, but is leaving the volunteer role after this year. "I think it's time for somebody else to have some fun, he said. "It's just a hoot working with the students. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dredging, Locks Remedy Symptoms, But Don't Fix Problem

To the Editor: Last month, Congress passed a large water projects bill. I was pleased to see that there are Great Lakes projects included in that legislation. I am, however, very disappointed to read what those projects are: 1. More...

Wawatam Park Project Passed Over for State Grant

Proposal Scores High Marks, but No Funds

Families and visitors will have to wait a little longer to enjoy the community park planned for the Railroad Dock in St. Ignace. More...

Upgrade Plant in 5 Years, Island BPW Recommends

At a cost of $9.8 million, the Mackinac Island Board of Public Works (BPW) is recommending renovation and upgrades to begin in three years at the wastewater treatment facility. More...

Children Craft 300 Christmas Cards for Hospital Residents

Using construction paper, crayons, and handmade paper snowflakes, elementary school children in St. More...

Sports

Boys Basketball

Cedarville Cruises Past Posen in Non-conference Contest Ten players scored for Coach David Duncan as his Cedarville Trojans, 5-0 on the season, cruised past the Posen Vikings 79-36 during a non-conference game Wednesday, December 19. More...

Girls Basketball

Eagles Improve to 4-3 After Non-League Wins The Engadine Eagles girls varsity basketball team improved to 4-3 on the season after non-conference victories over Big Bay de Noc 69-32 Tuesday, December 18, and Rapid River 65-37 Monday, More...

Dance Team Continues at LaSalle High School

The LaSalle High School dance team has three new volunteer coaches this year. Mary Ribble is head coach, and her oldest daughter, Beth St. Onge, and former LaSalle dancer Sarah Grogan are assistant coaches. More...

Columns

Autos Across Mackinac: Ferry Services Are Sought Elsewhere in State

Part 51: A Ferry to Somewhere Else - Maybe

The Mackinac Bridge opened in 1957, putting the fleet of Michigan State Ferries out of business. In his unpublished history of the fleet, author Les Bagley has traced auto travel across the Straits of Mackinac from the little Airel More...

Michigan Politics

Northern Representatives Agitate in '07, Seek More Clout in '08

Northern Michigan's three congressmen created a stir on Capitol Hill in 2007 and are positioned for influential roles early in 2008. More...

Les Cheneaux

Christmas has passed for another year and it's difficult to realize that next week's paper will display the year 2008! More...


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