July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

DDA Wants To Upgrade Park Features

Downtown Plan Proposed

Replacing pathway lights at American Legion Park, some of which were recently vandalized, replacing a deteriorating limestone path at the park, adding swingsets, and adding a brick walkway over the grass are among projects the Downtown Development More...

Ironworkers Tribute Project Moves Ahead

Mackinaw City Fills Planning Commission Seats

All seats on the Mackinaw City Planning Commission are now filled, following action by the village council Thursday, July 3, to appoint Edward "Bo" Whipkey. More...

Well Drilling Requests Cause Concerns at Mackinaw City

Requests by hotel owners to drill new wells within the borders of Mackinaw City, an area served by a municipal water system, have sparked concern by the village council about protecting the public water supply from potential contamination, problems More...

Saints of Steel Cut CD at Opera House Performance

The Saints of Steel band took the stage at the Cheboygan Opera House Saturday, July 12, treating a large audience to a concert at which the band was also recording its second CD. The band is made up of St. More...

News

Coast Guard Auxiliary Will Host Boating Safety Course

A boating safety course called "American Boating Course/About Boating Safety," will be offered Tuesday, July 29, and Wednesday, July 30, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville. More...

Sponsors Sought for Project Backpack

The Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable is seeking sponsors for Project Backpack. More...

Exclamation To Play at Mackinaw City

Exclamation! will play for the "Music in Mackinaw" concert series Saturday, July 19, at 8 p.m. at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City. The outdoor concerts are free of charge. More...

Sports

Wrestling Clinic, Tournament Draws State-wide Athletes, Coaches to St. Ignace

The inaugural Mac Attack wrestling clinic attracted more than 50 athletes to St. More...

Jake Bennett, Sara Taylor Capture Titles at DeTour 5K Run

Jake Bennett of Sault Ste. Marie won the male division with a time of 18 minutes and seven seconds, and Sara Taylor of Emmett finished first in the female class with a time of 21:53 during the fourth annual DeTour 5K Thursday, July 3. More...

Saints Hoopsters Host Golf Tourney

The St. Ignace Saints basketball program will host its sixth annual Three Person Golf Scramble at Mackinaw Club in Mackinaw City Saturday, August 2. Tee time is a shotgun start at 11:33 a.m. More...

Columns

Outdoor Matters

A column from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Spring and summer can be very difficult seasons in the life of Michigan's black bears. They emerge from their dens with depleted energy supplies following a long winter period of inactivity at a time when natural foods are scarce. More...

Michigan Politics

Will Great Lakes Water Protection Policies Include Groundwater?

There is concern in some circles that the Great Lakes Compact, the anti-diversion pact sent to Congress last week after Michigan was the last state to approve it, might fail on Capitol Hill because thirsty states have more clout than the lakes stat More...

Mackinac Island

What a glorious Fourth of July! It was enjoyed by everyone who visited our Island over the holiday weekend. More...

Yachts Head for Straits in 100th Chicago-Mackinac Race

Record Numbers Are Expected

By Ryan Schlehuber Luckily, the Great Lakes has plenty of elbow room for this year's Chicago-to-Mackinac Yacht Race, as a record number of boats will be participating in the 100th running of the event, which will fill Mackinac Island's marina an More...

Mackinac Bridge Hikes Commuter Card Deposit

The minimum deposit required to open a commuter account at the Mackinac Bridge was increased two-fold, from $40 to $80, Saturday, July 12, and the one-time fee to process the account rose from $5 to $10. More...

Gun Club Range Ready for Target Practice Near Moran

The pop and bang of pistols and rifles can be heard in an isolated area near Castle Rock Road and M- 123 in Brevort Township, revealing the excitement of the re-organized Mackinac Straits Shooters Association, which recently secured a 10- year leas More...

Challenges of 'Helo Ops' Training Prepare Coast Guard Station St. Ignace Crew for Rescues

Most people are not prepared for the intensity of having a helicopter hovering over their head, said Executive Petty Officer John Tribfelner of Station St. More...

Social

Wedding

Davenport, McLean

Chelsea Marie Davenport and Justin Dee McLean, both of St. Ignace, were united in marriage Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the Cedarville Community Center. Pastor Dan Williams of the Assembly of God Church officiated. More...

Birth

Payton Smith

Jason and Amy (nee O'Brien) Smith of Hessel announce the birth of their daughter, Payton Joan Smith, born Monday, July 7, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

LaSalle High School Class of 1958 Celebrates 50th Reunion

The LaSalle High School Class of 1958 held its 50th reunion at the Village Inn in St. Ignace Saturday, July 5. More...

Obituaries

Marie Seaman

Marie Seaman, 62, of Sault Ste. Marie, worked as a waitress in various Sault Ste. Marie restaurants. She died Monday, July 7, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Betty Mrozek

Betty Jean Mrozek, 82, of Raber, was a licensed practical nurse at War Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years. Mrs. Mrozek passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

George Piippo

George John Piippo, 79, of Rudyard, was a lifelong farmer who worked on building I-75 and other roads, before owning a construction company. Mr. Piippo and passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, at his home. More...


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