May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Investigation Renewed in 1994 Death

Marvel Anderson Case

Fourteen years after the death of 16-year-old Marvel Anderson of St. Ignace, the U.P. More...

Mackinaw City Mulls New Uses in Its Marina District

Written legal advice is being sought to help the Mackinaw City Planning Commission determine whether to expand the types of businesses to be allowed in the marina commercial district. More...

Weekly Wine, Food Tasting To Draw People Downtown

St. Ignace Vendors Propose New Event

Beginning Tuesday, July 1, a weekly wine tasting will be held in St. Ignace through September and feature foods prepared by local businesses and music by area musicians. The event will be held at the Pavillion retail mall on State Street. More...

Retreat To Draw Musical Artists To Area

Curtis

"Songwriting is an art. More...

Board Continues To Tackle Sewer Dilemma

Brevort Township

New-York based Frontier Insurance Company, hired to cover the Brevort Township sewer project, has officially denied any compensation for the project it was paid to insure in 1999, the township board learned at its Wednesday, May 7, meeting. More...

News

Hooper Marks 60 Years of Service

John "Rex" Hooper of St. Ignace (right) receives a certificate of continuous membership for his 60 years of service with the American Legion from Mike Lehto, commander of American Legion Post 62 of St. Ignace. Mr. More...

Volunteers Prepare Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum for Season Opening

Volunteer workers (from left) Barb Smith and Kerri Smith clean inside and around one of the many antique boats on display at the Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum in Cedarville Saturday, May 10. More...

Delegates Chosen at St. Ignace Event

The First District Democrats of Michigan, meeting at St. Ignace April 19, selected delegates to represent them at the Democratic National Convention in August in Denver, Colorado. More...

Sports

Rudyard Captures Baseball Invitational With 11-8 Win Over Newberry

The Rudyard Bulldogs boys baseball team posted a come-frombehind 8-7 win over the Black Sox of Sault Ste. More...

Saints Girls, Boys Place Second During SAC Tri-meet

The St. Ignace girls and boys track teams each finished second during the Straits Area Conference triangular meet at the St. Ignace Kiwanis Sports Complex Tuesday, May 6. The Sault Ste. More...

Cedarville Boys, Pickford Girls Win EUPC 9/10 Track Meet

The Cedarville Trojans boys and the Pickford Panthers girls captured first place at the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference freshman and sophomore meet at the Robert W. Smith Track in Cedarville Tuesday, May 6. More...

Voters Say 'Yes' to Hospital Proposal, 1006 to 132

Recount Sought for Mackinac Island Race; All School, Twp. Millages Pass

A solid victory was clinched by the Mackinac Straits Hospital Authority in the May 6 election, with 1,006 voters approving transfer to a private corporation. Voter approval now clears the way for a new hospital to be built in St. Ignace. More...

Show of (Clean) Hands

Nurse Offers St. Ignace Students a Lesson in Handwashing Technique

Using a Mr. Potato Head toy, some soap, water, and a black light, it didn't take long for Jodi Orm to convince seventh grade students that hand washing is the best defense against getting sick. More...

Tribe Sells 40% Stake in Detroit Greektown Casino

A 40% interest in the Greektown Casino was sold by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians to Entertainment Interests Group for $100 million, the tribe reported May 6. The tribe remains the majority owner of the casino in Detroit. More...

St. Ignace School To Replace 4 Teachers

Everson Is 4th Educator To Retire This Spring

Before school starts this fall, three teaching positions need to be filled at the St. Ignace elementary and middle schools and a social studies teacher is being sought for two daily classes at LaSalle High School. More...

Commission Approves Summer Road Projects for Marquette Township

St. Martin's Point Road in Marquette Township is slated to receive a chip and seal coating this summer, following verbal confirmation of the project at Mackinac County Road Commission's Tuesday, April 29, meeting. More...

O'Connor Honored at Pickford's Field

Sunshine graced the dedication of the Ken O'Connor Memorial ball field at Pickford Public Schools before the Pickford-Cedarville Pirates baseball game against Brimley Saturday, May 10. To celebrate the occasion, Mr. More...

Veterans Affairs Burial Benefits Have Changed

Veterans Affairs (VA) headstones may now be placed on a previously marked grave dating to November 2, 1990. Any veteran who died after November 2, 1990, is now eligible for a VA headstone even if the grave is marked. More...

Social

Pierce To Bike Across Country

John Pierce of Kincheloe, who regularly rides his bicycle across the Eastern Upper Peninsula, will ride across the United States as part of the "Sea to Sea" program to raise money to fight global poverty. More...

Boy Scouts Tour Mackinaw Museum

Saturday, May 10, members of Ann ArborTroop 4 of the Boy Scouts of America pose on the deck of the decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, now a floating museum docked in Mackinaw City. More...

Danielle Sigelko Earns Medical Degree

Danielle Sigelko of St. Ignace received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Thursday, May 1. Dr. Sigelko, the daughter of Louie and Phyllis Grondin of St. More...

Obituaries

Lucy Bradley

Lucy Irene (nee Booth) Bradley of Hulbert Lake was a 20- year teacher at Tahquamenon Area Schools in Newberry, where she was employed from 1965 through 1985. More...

Veronica Massaway

Veronica Massaway of Simmons Road in St. Ignace Township was a former Mackinac Island resident who worked at the Lakeview Hotel and Island House on Mackinac Island, and at Kewadin Casino in St. Ignace. More...

Kim Parish

Kim Aletha Parish, 46, of Brimley, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008, at her home. She was born October 29, 1961, in Sault Ste. Marie to John and Lorraine (nee Keelean) Mills. Mrs. Parish enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, and camping. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Obama Will Have Fences To Mend in Michigan

If, as expected, Senator Barack Obama is the Democratic presidential nominee, he could have explaining to do in Michigan on a few fronts, including snubbing its primary and bashing its auto industry. More...

St. Ignace

A phone call was received from Mary Visnaw last week. Ms. Visnaw grew up in Cedarville, where she is a resident to this day. She is the oldest daughter of Pearl and Tom Visnaw, and niece of the late Goldie and Lawrence Blair. More...

DeTour Area

Happy belated Mother's Day to one and all. The month of May is an extremely busy month. The first of summer slate art classes sponsored by the E.U.P. More...


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