September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed Hotel Project Spurs Planners To Seek Ordinance

Historic Preservation Is Focus on Mackinac Island

Just having begun preliminary steps in reinforcing Mackinac Island's National Historic Landmark status, the city faces its first dilemma as developer Ira Green wants to build a new three-story hotel and bicycle rental business downtown on the water More...

Summer Tourist Numbers Down for 2008

Businesses in the Straits area are reporting slow sales this summer, which many attribute to high gas prices for travelers, but many said a strong August rebound may help salvage the season after poor weather caused a sluggish start in May and June More...

Plans Underway for 2nd City Dodgeball Tourney

Concessions Negotiated at Little Bear East

About 80 people cheered on their favorite players as 15 teams competed in St. Ignace's first dodgeball tournament Saturday, September 6, and plans now are underway for a second match in January. More...

News

Woman Dies in Jump From Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard of St. Ignace retrieved the body of a 34- year-old woman, Toni Keniding of Lansing, after Michigan State Police reported she jumped off the Mackinac Bridge Sunday, September 7. Michigan State Police in St. More...

Lindley Inducted Into Military Intelligence Hall of Fame

Alan Lindley was inducted into the United States Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame this summer, following a 51-year career of designing and building surveillance and weapons systems. Mr. More...

Special Olympics Torch Runners Cross Mackinac Bridge

As a fundraiser for Special Olympics Michigan, four runners carrying a torch passed through St. Ignace Wednesday, September 10, and continued over the Mackinac Bridge for the 27th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. More...

Obituaries

Mildred 'Betty' Baker

Mildred Elizabeth "Betty" Baker, 76, of Cedarville, died Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at her home. She was born June 1, 1932, in Wheaton, Illinois, to Howard H. and Alberta (nee Wilson) Hunter. More...

Donna Olmstead

Donna Margaret (nee Hough) Olmstead, 57, of Hessel, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the home of her parents in Hessel. She was born November 7, 1950, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Anna Kay

Lifelong Cedarville resident Anna Christina Kay, 97, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born November 23, 1910, in Cedarville to Leande "Andrew" and Johannah (nee Johnson) Gustafson. More...

Columns

Mackinac Island

Friday evening, September 5, New York decorator Carlton Varney welcomed guests to the Woodfill Center at Grand Hotel for the annual antique weekend, which was enjoyed by everyone. Dealers displayed many interesting items in their booths. More...

St.Ignace

Everyone is hoping for a warm September. Church school and youth programs at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace resumed Sunday, September 14. Choir practice started Wednesday, September 10. More...

Rexton-Garnet

What's up? The price of everything, and with winter soon bearing down upon us, it seems it might be harder to keep gas in the car, fuel in the furnace, and groceries on the table. More...

City Raises Permit Fees To Cut $2,000+ Deficit

An increase in building and zoning permit fees for home and commercial structures, signs, and other construction, is an effort by city council to eliminate a deficit in the building inspector's fund and are the result of a state-required deficit el More...

2 Teachers, Staff Hired at Cedarville

All open teaching and supportstaff positions have been filled at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. The board of education approved the hiring of two teachers and two support staff at its Monday, September 15, meeting. More...

Concern Prompts Plan for Visitor Relations Training

Downtown St. Ignace

A tourist complaint has spurred the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to find a way to improve visitor relations. More...

Mock Disasters at Straits Put Emergency Systems to the Test

A collision between a ferry boat and a fuel barge, an oil spill in Moran Bay, and a threatened terrorist plot, all of which were simulated, tested the abilities of local, state, and federal agencies in a training drill last week in St. Ignace. More...

Social

DeTour Hosts Happy Apple Day

Happy Apple Days will take place in DeTour Village Saturday, September 20, featuring antique appraisals, a Homemakers Apple Dessert Contest, children's games and scarecrow building, craft fair, antique fair, and community auction. More...

Falling Leaves Moon Festival Planned

Mackinac Island's Festival of the Falling Leaves Moon, known as Binaakwe-giizis in Ojibwa, celebrates fall. More...

Slack Earns Master Angler Award with Bass

Aaron Slack of Holly caught his own birthday present, a small mouth bass, June 21, while fishing with his father, Carey Slack, on Brevort Lake. While trying to net the 6 pound, 2 ounce bass, Mr. Slack fell off the boat. More...

Sports

Defense Lifts Saints To SAC Win Over Indians; Trojans Shutout Jets 41-0

St. Ignace opened the final season of the Straits Area Conference (SAC) with a 43-8 football road win over Newberry Friday, September 12. More...

Engadine Hangs on To Defeat Pellston 19-14

Engadine led 19-0 early in the third quarter, but had to hang on as Pellston scored two late touchdowns during a 19-14 non-conference win for the Eagles over the Hornets Friday, September 12. More...

Panthers Drop Triple Overtime Thriller To Nordics

Mickael Cantin Rushes for School Record 353 Yards

Senior Mickael Cantin rushed for a school record, 353 yards on 46 carries and scored six touchdowns, but Pickford dropped a 58- 56 triple overtime Mid-Eastern Football League heartbreaker to North Dickinson Friday, September 12. More...

Opinion

Mackinac Island Should Protect Its Historic Elements

To the Editor: The jury may still be out but the verdict is in. The LCD test light on the corner of Main and Market has no place and no future on Mackinac Island. More...

Teacher's Abilities Should Be Used by St. Ignace School System

To the Editor: In reading the superintendent's school report last week, I'm hard pressed to pick the strongest emotion: Disgust, disappointment, anger, or incredulity. More...

Ahlborn Deserves Recognition Received in Feature Article

To the Editor: I would like to give a sincere thank you, or should I say "mahalo nui loa," for the great story that Karen Gould did recently on Tim Ahlborn, our Trucker's Corner feature writer here at Model Cars Magazine. More...


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