June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Heckman To Lead Road Commission

Hired To Replace Abbitt

Dirk Heckman was selected as the new engineer/manager at the Mackinac County Road Commission Tuesday, June 10. He will replace Karrie Abbitt, who held the position less than a year, and his start date is undetermined at this time. Mr. More...

Quilters' Art Is Focus at Pickford

John Hillock (right) sells raffle tickets to Bev Nayback at the entrance to the Pickford Historical Society Quilt Show Saturday, June 14. Arliss Fountain is seated in the background. All are Pickford residents. More...

Board Accepts Principal, Teacher Resignations

Les Cheneaux Community Schools

The resignations of Les Cheneaux Elementary Principal Eric Cardwell and high school mathematics teacher Zack Sedgwick were accepted Monday night, June 16, at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education meeting. Mr. More...

News

Residents Can Report Unwanted Cell Phone Text Messages

Sheriff Scott Strait reports local residents have complained about unsolicited text messages coming to cell phones. More...

Mackinaw City Blood Drive Planned

An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, from noon until 5:45 p.m. at Cedarbrook Village at 450 South Nicolet Street in Mackinaw City. Refreshments and snacks will be offered by the Mackinaw Woman's Club. More...

Kinross Fundraiser Will Be Saturday

The Kinross Early Childhood Development Team is hosting a Stop- N-Shop fundraiser with various vendors Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kinross Recreation Center. More...

Sports

Rudyard Bulldogs Fall to Frankfort in Division 4 Baseball Quarterfinals

The Rudyard Bulldogs standout 25-8-1 baseball season came to an disappointing end as the Frankfort Panthers posted a 5-0 shut-out win during the Division 4 quarterfinals at Gaylord St. Mary Tuesday, June 10. More...

Saints Basketball Camps Features Girls and Boys K-12

St. Ignace Saints basketball camp for kindergarten, first, and second grade girls include (front from left) Helena St. More...

St. Ignace Hosts Wrestling Clinic

St. Ignace will host a wrestling clinic for athletes from kindergarten to 12th grade at the St. Ignace Elementary School gymnasium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21. Registration is $15 per person, and includes lunch and a T-shirt. More...

Opinion

Wants Information From Sheriff, Prosecutor About Investigation

To the Editor: Unauthorized entry into the locked offices of a nonprofit corporation known as the Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians (MBCOI) in Cedarville was made September 26, 2005, by a small group of dissident band members. More...

Roney Has Dedicated His Life to Care of Animals

To the Editor: In response to all the talk about the Larry Roney case, I just feel some information should be clarified. Mr. Roney has shown his animals a lot of love, and the love they have for him has not been mentioned. More...

Columns

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Groundwater: Public Trust, or Product for Sale?

That ex-Governors Bill Milliken and Jim Blanchard lack their former clout in Lansing is underscored as they and an outmanned not-so-nowmerry band of environmentalists buck a tide of powerful interests in the Legislature's latest debate on water law More...

Mackinac Island

It's lilac time on Mackinac, one of the loveliest and most beautiful times of the year. More...

St.Ignace

Yes, it's still "sweatshirt weather," but look at the bright side - we have no floods or tornados. Lenore and Carlton Webb, owners of the Tiki Campground, were happy to host 15 Airstream trailers this past week. More...

Hughey Is Lilac Parade Marshal

It was at least 30 years since Bob Hughey last enjoyed Mackinac Island's Lilac Festival parade, but last Sunday, June 15, he was featured in it as the grand marshal. Mr. Hughey, who now resides in St. More...

Questions Linger; City Delays Claiming Tower

With no warranty agreement and lingering questions over the Evergreen Shores water tower, the St. Ignace City Council unanimously agreed to postpone accepting ownership of the structure during its Monday, June 16, meeting. More...

Oversized Boathouse Gets OK at Clark Twp.

Clark Township Planning Commission gave Andrew McMillan permission to build an oversized boat shelter on his Marquette Island lot Tuesday, June 10. Illustrating why some property owners seek larger boathouses in the Les Cheneaux Islands, Mr. More...

Senior Chief Paul Decker Takes Over St. Ignace Coast Guard Station

Mallory Retires After Serving Here 2 Years

Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Paul Decker took over command at the St. Ignace Coast Guard Station/Aids to Navigation from Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Jeffrey Mallory at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, during change of command ceremonies. More...

Shepler Company Maintains Right To Construct Hotels

Mackinaw City Planning Commission Vote Fails

The Mackinaw City Planning Commission must again face the question of determining zoning for two properties owned by Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry company and two village parcels, after a longawaited vote Thursday, June 12, failed, 4-4, which wou More...

Social

Births

Grace Mattson Jim and Stefanie (nee Hodgins) Mattson of St. Ignace announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Elizabeth, born Thursday, June 5, 2008, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. More...

Jim and Ann Dyer Celebrate Golden Anniversary with Family

Jim and Ann Dyer of Epoufette celebrated their 50th anniversary June 7, 2008, with their children, Lee Dyer, Norm Dyer, both from Mesa, Arizona, and Carole Orlando and family of Dayton, Ohio. They celebrated at a dinner theater in Dayton. More...

Warren Earns Master's of Art Degree

Sara Jo Warren of St. Ignace received a Master's of Art degree in family and consumer sciences with an emphasis in family life education April 26 from Western Michigan University. Miss Warren was graduated with a 3.9 grade point average. More...

Obituaries

Margaret Collins

Margaret M. Collins, 85, of Cedarville, died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born September 6, 1922, in Wyandotte to Russell and Margaret (nee Ososkie) Martin. Mrs. More...

George Plont

George Joseph Plont, 72, of DeTour Village, was a U.S. Army veteran and a longtime Great Lakes sailor. Mr. Plont died Friday, June 13, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. He was born June 29, 1935, in Ludington to George H.J. More...

Maurice 'Pork' Thompson

Maurice "Pork" Thompson, 67, of Romeo, was a U.S. Navy veteran who worked as a heavy equipment operator. Mr. Thompson passed away Thursday, June 5, 2008. He was born in Cedarville July 27, 1940, to Ervin and Eileen (nee Hall) Thompson. More...


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