April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

60+ Vendors at St. Ignace Home Show

From gutters to flooring, both indoor and outdoor home improvement products and services will be showcased during the sixth annual Mackinac County Home and Garden Show Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19. More...

Cardio Room May Go to Hockey Teams

Little Bear East Arena

The cardiovascular room in the fitness center at Little Bear East will be converted into a locker room for hockey teams for six months out of the year, if the city council approves. More...

Island Clinic's Dr. Weersing Joins Staff at Mackinac Straits

Island physician Don Weersing has taken a position at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace, beginning April 23, and Dr. Karen Miljour of Powers will replace him at the Mackinac Island Medical Center. Dr. More...

EAB in Mackinac County Is Most Intense Insect Study in State's History

Destroying ash trees to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer (EAB) hasn't worked well in most states, researchers say, so biologists want to study the light infestation in the St. More...

Island State Park Leases Land for Horse Stable

For the next 20 years, Mackinac Horsemen's Association will lease land from the Mackinac Island State Park Commission for a 20-horse stable and riding ring. Rent will be $1 a year. More...

News

Clark Twp. To Revisit Boathouse Ordinance as Some Residents Say Changes Are Needed

For more than a century, boathouses have been a defining characteristic of the Les Cheneaux Islands. More...

Park Commission Purchases Unbuildable Lots Near Mackinac Island Airport

Two lots at the end of the Mackinac Island Airport, condemned in 2006 over airport safety issues, have been purchased by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, and a third lot should be purchased by early summer. More...

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation Grant Applications Taken Until May 9

The Les Cheneaux Community Foundation will take applications for grants through Friday, May 9. The application period opened April 11. More...

Sports

Paul Davis Named Track MVP at Lake State Univ.

Sophomore Paul Davis of St. Ignace was named Most Valuable Male Track Runner at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) for the 2008 season during the annual awards banquet at the Cisler Center Thursday, April 10. More...

Elmblad Receives Academic, Athletic Award at U-M

Eric Elmblad, son of Mark and Carol Elmblad of St. Ignace, received the Carl Isaacson Memorial Trophy during the Dekers Blue Line Club Hockey Awards Banquet at the University of Michigan Saturday, April 5. More...

Local Athletes Excel in Track

Katie Spencer at Albion College Katie Spencer at Albion College placed second in the discus with a throw of 118'5" and sixth in the shot put with a toss of 29" 1.75" during a meet at Defiance, Ohio, Friday, March 21, and finished second at the Ma More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Heston's Michigan Roots

The late Hollywood icon Charlton Heston was raised in northern Michigan, where he had his first acting stints. More...

DeTour Area

There is nothing better that will give you a good feeling to start the week off than sunny blue skies on a Monday morning. The forecast for warmer temperatures the rest of the week looks positive. More...

Mackinac Island

The miracle of springtime is when our feathered friends begin their joyful songs and the daffodils and crocuses peek their tiny heads above the ground after a long, cold winter nap. Some blossoms have been spotted at Mission Point Resort. More...

Dispatch Board Chooses Chippewa County 911 Service

Mackinac County's 911 emergency and assistance calls will be dispatched by Chippewa County under a five-year, $640,000 contract approved by the Mackinac County Central Dispatch Board Tuesday, April 8. More...

Spring Ice Slow To Leave Straits

The grip of winter loosened with the natural break-up of ice in the Straits of Mackinac March 23, when this photograph was taken. Freighters have been crossing under the Mackinac Bridge and through the Straits since the Soo Locks opened March 25. More...

Massey Named to County's Interim Treasurer Position

Nora Massey of St. Ignace was appointed Mackinac County interim treasurer Monday, April 14, from a pool of four candidates. She will be sworn in to a sevenmonth term May 1, completing the unused portion of Jane Hampton's term. Mrs. More...

Public Favors Linking Village Trails and Parks

Mackinaw City Focus Is on Recreation Plan

The public came out strongly in favor of proposals to acquire land for new waterfront parks, to establish walking and biking trails to connect village recreation areas, and to create dog-friendly parks during the Mackinaw City Planning Commission m More...

Snowbanks Can Be Put To Good Use

Making good use of the last patch of snow, C.J. Campbell of St. Ignace hones his skateboard skills near the marina Thursday, April 10. He was accompanied by Roy Roach (not pictured), also of St. Ignace. Mr. Campbell is in the National Guard. More...

Local Group Hunts Traditional Way, With Man's Best Friend

Jaime Massey, Leonard "Ducky" Nelson, Joe Prout, and John Rickley of St. Ignace use an eager pack of redbone and blue tick coonhounds, and mixes of the two breeds, to hunt predators during the winter months. More...

Social

Births

John Strauss Brent William and Jaime Lynn Strauss of Crested Butte, Colorado, announce the birth of their son, John William, born Thursday, April 3, 2008. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces at birth and measured 19.5 inches in length. More...

Charles and Linda Orr Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Charles and Linda (nee Soeltner) Orr of Moran will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 19. The couple met at Grandma Orr's Restaurant in Moran, now the U.S. Post Office. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Bertram Girardot Turns 103

Bertram Girardot of Black River Road near Epoufette will mark his 103rd birthday April 27, 2008. Over the years of his career, Mr. More...

Obituaries

Norman Foster

Norman S. Foster, 93, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008, in Glendale, Arizona. Mr. More...

Joan Miller

Joan Ohls Miller, 87, of the Brian Center of Lincolnton, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008. She was born September 18, 1920, in Mendon to Don and Myrtle Flewelin Ohls. Mrs. More...


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