May 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekend's History Events Launch Tourism Season

Parade, Pageant Draw Travelers to Mackinaw City

Dramatic reenactments of history launched the tourist season in Mackinaw City Saturday, May 24, where crowds converged for the 2008 Fort Michilimackinac Pageant, sidewalks filled for the Mackinaw Memorial Parade, and hundreds of runners crossed the More...

Memorial Day Services Honor Fallen Soldiers

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7958 of Hessel and American Legion Post 323 of Pickford march with flags toward the Veterans Memorial at Cedar Cemetery in Cedarville Monday morning, May 26. More...

St. Ignace Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

More than 90 St. Ignace residents and veterans paid tribute to soldiers who died in service to their country Monday, May 26, in front of the War Memorial at the Mackinac County Courthouse. More...

Best Defense for Caring for Dogs Is Watchful Eye

Pet Owners Should Watch for Signs of Blastomycosis, Tick Infestation

The best defense against two seasonal threats to dogs is a watchful eye. Knowing how to identify the signs of blastomycosis and ticks can also help. Dog owners should not live in fear of blastomycosis, said Pickford veterinarian Dr. More...

News

Purchasing Quality Turfgrass Seed: Consumers Advised To Read the Label

Purchasing quality turfgrass seed for reestablishing lawns or establishing new lawns is critical to the future success of the lawn. Several key words often seen on bags of lawn seed are common indicators of what turfgrass species the bag contains. More...

St. Onge Retains City Council Seat

Incumbent Jason St. Onge will keep his seat on Mackinac Island City Council following a recount vote Thursday, May 22. The twovote difference in the May 6 election between Mr. St. More...

WWII Display To Be in Sault Mon.

The traveling bus display "Behind Barbed Wire: Midwest POWs in Nazi Germany" will visit the Chippewa County Historical Society parking lot near the northeast corner of Portage Avenue and Ashmun Street Monday, June 2, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Sports

Derek Marshall, Marcie Rickley Named St. Ignace Athletes of the Year

Senior Derek Marshall and junior Marcie Rickley were presented the Stanley St. Louis Memorial Athletes of the Year awards during the annual ceremony at LaSalle High School Monday, May 19. More...

St. Ignace Finishes Third in SAC Track Championships

The St. Ignace Saints girls and boys finished third during the Straits Area Conference championships in St. Ignace Tuesday, May 20. The Blue Devils of Sault Ste. Marie clinched the titles in both the girls and boys divisions. More...

Scholar/ News Athletic Award Winners

St. Ignace

The James Brown Scholar/ Athlete Award was presented to Sean Spring and Jodie Langstaff. Both athletes earned above a 3.5 grade point average in academics. More...

Opinion

That Unpleasant Odor May Not Be Hydrogen Sulfide

To the Editor: This is in reference to your article "Board Continues To Tackle Sewer Dilemma," which appeared in your May 15 issue, in which some problems are attributed to hydrogen sulfide, characterized as "corrosive sewer gas."Evidently this is More...

Show Revs Up To Continue Yearly

Inaugural Yooper Motorcycle Event Shows Promise at St. Ignace

The Yooper Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet, the all-terrian vehicle (ATV) fun run, and the timed truck mud races will become annual events, say organizers for the Memorial Day weekend events in St. Ignace. More...

Payment, McCoy To Run for Tribal Chairmanship

Top Board Candidates Also Emerge From Primary

The four-candidate pool for tribal chairperson was reduced to two, Aaron Payment and Joe McCoy, following the conclusion of the May 22 primary election, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians announced. More...

Anglers Will Seek Walleye Saturday

Brevort Lake Derby

Anew Angler V167 fishing boat sits in plain view of US-123 in Moran, tempting fishing enthusiasts to make their best efforts at the second annual Brevort Lake Walleye Derby Saturday, May 31, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Funding Found To Set Up Charter School at Curtis

Funding has been secured to help turn the closed elementary school at Curtis into a charter school. More...

Schaedig Ready To Take 'New Adventure;' Resigns as Cedarville Principal

For Cedarville High School Principal Randy Schaedig, graduation 2008 was a bittersweet event. It was his last graduation ceremony at Cedarville High, almost 30 years after he received his own diploma from the same school. More...

Three-year Fire Service Contract Completed

Advisory Board To Be Formed To Review Area's Fire Protection Issues

The Mackinaw Township Board of Trustees will sign a threeyear contract for fire service with the Village of Mackinaw City and nearby Wawatam Township, ending two years of negotiations with the village. More...

Social

Lorraine Garries, Randall Powers

Wedding

Lorraine Garries and Randall Powers were united in marriage Saturday, April 19, 2008, in an afternoon ceremony at Bridge View Park in St. Ignace. More...

Lorraine and Arnold Frazier Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Anniversary

Lorraine and Arnold Frazier of Naubinway will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 7, at the Hiawatha Club Pavilion in Naubinway. More...

Renee Fornes, Christopher Tamlyn

Engaged

Mike and Karen Fornes, of Mackinaw City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Renee Michelle Fornes, to Christopher David Tamlyn, son of Jim and Suz Tamlyn, of Mackinaw City. More...

Obituaries

Edsel Robinson

Edsel E. Robinson, 81, of Trout Lake, a U.S. Navy veteran, was active in the American Legion, and helped establish American Legion Posts in Garden, Engadine, St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, and Pickford. More...

John McNally

John William McNally, 87, of Cedarville, was a World War II veteran who worked for the City of Royal Oak Water Department. Mr. McNally died Monday, May 19, 2008, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. More...

Dorothy Larsen

Dorothy M. (nee Wellington) Larsen of Saginaw, formerly of Mackinac Island, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Alterra Sterling House in Saginaw. She was 77. She was born August 1, 1930, on Mackinac Island. More...

Columns

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Washington, Lansing Fail Great Lakes Waters

For those concerned about the Great Lakes and waters that feed them, it's a time to be wary of the ways of Washington and Lansing. More...

Les Cheneaux

Memorial Day is past and, as usual, the ceremony at Cedar Cemetery was meaningful. It is a time to mourn and a time to reflect on the many sacrifices that have been made by those who have served, and are serving, our country. More...

Mackinac Island

Cold temperatures ushered in the weekend of May 16, when the Zoo-de-Mackinac bike riders arrived for their annual visit to the Island. Mackinac became a lively place. Many hotels and bed and breakfasts were booked for the weekend. More...


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