May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Mackinaw City To Relive History with Fort Pageant

On Saturday, May 24, Kelly Alexander of Mackinaw City will stand before Fort Michilimackinac dressed in the authentic, creamy white uniform of a 1700s French soldier. More...

City's Locker Room Lease Moves Forward

Work on Evergreen Shores Tower Is Near Completion

Pending proof that the St. Ignace Firehawks hockey team is a nonprofit corporation registered with the state, City Council approved a lease with the team for use of a locker room at Little Bear East Arena. More...

All Restaurants, Bars Will Be Smoke Free if New Bill Passes

County Restaurants Make Move To Draw Customers

Three Curtis restaurants and one Mackinac Island restaurant have become smoke-free establishments in recent weeks, ahead of proposed legislation that would ban smoking in all workplaces throughout the state, including restaurants and bars, because More...

Treasurer's Office To Hire Temporary Employee

Mackinac County

The county now will hire a temporary tax clerk for the treasurer's office, to be employed until the end of the year. More...

News

Veterans May Attend Reunion, WWII Tribute in Traverse City

Northern Michigan military veterans may attend a reunion and World War II tribute in Traverse City Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1. More...

Cheboygan Art Show Dates Announced

The Summer Arts and Craft Show in Cheboygan is scheduled for Friday, June 13, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show will be at Washington Park. More...

Got Grubs? MSU Researcher Shares Advice for What To Do About Them

While researching the widespread grub infestation in St. Ignace last week, we came across an article written by Terry Davis of the Department of Entomology at Michigan State University. More...

Obituaries

Bruce Kallio

Bruce Victor Kallio, 56, of Sault Ste. Marie, enjoyed restaurant and carpentry work, and was an accomplished amateur softball player. Mr. Kallio died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Alta MacDonald

Alta Evelyn MacDonald of St. Ignace owned and operated the MacDonald Motel in St. Ignace with her husband, Walter, before their retirement in 1961. Mrs. More...

Thomas Middleton

Thomas R. Middleton, 80, of Birch Shores in Trout Lake, was a foreman at the Fisher Body Plant on 36th Street in Grand Rapids, from which he retired in 1982. Following retirement, he and his family moved to Trout Lake. Mr. More...

Motorcycles, Mud Run To Highlight Weekend

St. Ignace Show Features Renowned Bike Builder

The Inaugural Yooper Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet, the first mud run of the summer, and an allterrain vehicle fun run, will combine for a full weekend of motorized entertainment in St. Ignace Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25. More...

Memorial Day Services Announced

Memorial Day, a holiday to commemorate those who died in military service to the United States, will be celebrated in local communities Saturday, May 24, and Monday, May 26. The traditional holiday is the last Monday in May. More...

Hospital Groundbreaking Is Wednesday

A groundbreaking for Mackinac Straits Health Village will be Wednesday, May 28, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the new hospital site at 1140 North State Street in St. Ignace. More...

Lakeside Memorial Honors Straits Diver Jim Montcalm

A bronze plaque honoring the late Jim Montcalm of St. Ignace was set into a limestone rock Tuesday, May 13, by his wife, Melody, and Sam Staffan of Mackinaw Art and Sign in Mackinaw City. More...

Local Candidates File Petitions, Launch Campaigns for August 5 Primary

Local candidates have filed petitions and are launching their campaigns for county positions that will be on the August 5 primary ballot, just 10 weeks away. More...

Social

Janet and Milton McCord Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Janet and Milton McCord of Pickford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 26, at an open house at the Pickford United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

Cedarville Boys, Brimley Girls Win Division 3 Track and Field Titles

Brimley Girls Win First Regional Crown in School History

The Cedarville Trojans boys defended their title and the Brimley Bays girls won their first crown during the Division 3 regional track and field championships at Pickford Friday, May 16. More...

St. Ignace Girls Defend Division 2 Track Crown

The St. Ignace Saints girls defended their title, and the boys finished third during the Division 2 track and field championships at Manistique Friday, May 16. More...

SPORTS

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Opinion

Unhappy With Animal Abuse Case

To the Editor: I am totally upset over the animal abuse case that was just "finished!" after taking animals away from unfit or unsafe home, then court. First, Mr. More...

Demand Government Regulations

To the Editor: Are we there yet? As the never-ending rising price of gas and food surges onward, are we starting to get it? More...

Columns

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Spirited Congressional Races in store for '08

This year's GOP challenge of five-term Senator Carl Levin shapes up as another Mission Improbable, but Michigan faces some of its most spirited challenges of congressional incumbents in decades. More...

St.Ignace

Leaves are showing up and grass is turning a luscious green, along with perennial plants. What a beautiful sight. "Snowbirds" are arriving home after spending winter in warmer areas. May 10 was a day that many St. More...

Brevort

The lovely red fox pictured in the column today was a frequent visitor around the village a month or so ago. He was spotted by quite a few residents, Sally Conklin among them, and she was lucky enough to get this picture of the fox. More...


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