November 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Economic Need Fuels Drug Trade

Eastern U.P.

A drug abuse problem in the Upper Peninsula is on the rise, fueled in part by poverty conditions and in part by a cutback in rural law enforcement, drug enforcement officers say. More...

Business License Will Get One More Public Hearing

Mackinaw City

Following a protest by hotel owner Enzo Lieghio at the Mackinaw City Village Council meeting Thursday, November 6, Council decided to schedule one more public hearing on the new business license ordinance. More...

Toy Drive Now Underway at St. Ignace

Anticipating a heavy need for Christmas donations this year, the Mackinac County Children's Toy Drive is planning a fundraising lasagna dinner this Sunday and selling $1 donation cards in addition to collecting money and donated toys. More...

Santa's Elves Begin Work at Cedarville

Those looking to help less fortunate area families this holiday season can do so by donating children's toys to the Santa's Elves Program in Cedarville. Toys are being accepted now through December 15 at First National Bank in Cedarville. More...

Saints, Trojans, Eagles Win District Championships

The St. Ignace Saints won the Division 8's Region 1, District 2 championship Friday, November 7, with a thrilling 18-7 win over the Cedarville Trojans at home. More...

News

Great Lakes Restoration Efforts Will Find Support in Obama Administration, Alliance Says

Discusses Election's Impact on Top Regional Issue

People working for Great Lakes restoration with the Alliance for the Great Lakes say the election of Barack Obama as president will usher in a favorable era for protecting the lakes from toxic pollution, invasive species, and water diversion. More...

Gros Cap Students Enjoy Wildlife Presentation

Jeff Dykehouse, curator of natural history for Mackinac State Historic Parks, shows Gros Cap School students in kindergarten through fourth grade what a porcupine is and how it lives and eats. More...

Outlook Is Positive for Snowmobiling

Snowfall, Cheaper Gas Expected To Boost Sport

Although the season's peak is a couple of months off, Upper Peninsula snowmobilers already are checking out gear and planning where to go in a winter wonderland of 6,000 miles of trails in Michigan. More...

Sports

Local Hunting Enthusiasts Say More Women Would Enjoy the Sport, If They Try It

Marianne Huskey's first hunting experience was on her first date with Tom Huskey, now her husband, in 1998. He had shot a buck with his bow earlier in the day and wanted her to try tracking the wounded deer. She did, and she enjoyed it. More...

Hunters Urged Not To Move Firewood

Hunters can help stop the spread of the tree-killing emerald ash borer (EAB) by leaving firewood at home and acquiring firewood after reaching their destination, says the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which reported that the larva More...

Harassment: Little Used 1994 Law Is There If Hunters Need It

It's against the law in Michigan to interfere with a hunter while hunting, or bang pots and pans to frighten a quarry, or shout while a shooter takes aim. More...

Opinion

Freedom Finally Attained for All

To the Editor: More than 140 years ago, a lonely but determined president, determined to free black people, issued his emancipation proclamation. More...

Obama Election Marks Significant Moment in American History

To The Editor: You betcha Joann and I are thrilled that Senator Barack Obama is our new president-elect. More...

Veterans Honored Tuesday

At right: Veterans Day ceremonies began at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, at LaSalle High School gymnasium, coinciding with the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the World War I armistice in 1918. More...

Polls Busy, Absentee Ballots Break Record

2008 Countywide Election Report

Municipal clerks were prepared for a record number of voters at the general election Tuesday, November 4, but while voting remained steady throughout the day, no county record was set, falling about 4% shy of 2004 poll attendance. More...

Dinner Is 93-Year Tradition

A few hours before more than 400 residents pour through the doors of the LaSalle High School cafeteria, about 100 volunteers, including Leroy Beauregard (from left), Marcy North, and Harold Sterk, prepare food for the 93rd Annual Turkey Dinner sponso More...

State Cuts A Concern for Schools

Would Mean Reconsidering Class Sizes at St. Ignace

A feared cut in state aid this year could force St. Ignace Area Schools next year to reconsider class sizes and, possibly, teacher layoffs, Superintendent Mike Springsteen told the school board Monday evening, November 10. More...

Impact of '07 Winter Noticeable in U.P. Woods for '08 Hunting Season

Deer hunters this year may see the impact the 2007 winter had on deer herd in the Upper Peninsula, as deep snow and severe weather affected deer mortality, especially among the previous spring's fawns. More...

Social

Judge Charles Stark Recognized by County

Retiring Judge Charles Stark (second from left) of Munising is recognized for his five years of service to Mackinac County as 11th Circuit Court judge. More...

Peters Family Salutes Veterans With Fireworks

The Peters family of Moran set off fireworks for the third year in memory of Pete Peters, George Litzner, and Chris Bloswick Saturday, November 8. More...

St. Ignace Library To Start Youth Book Club

The St. Ignace Public Library is starting a Children's Book Club geared toward grades five through eight beginning Wednesday, December 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the library. More...

Obituaries

Alice Collins

Alice L. Collins, 57, of Rudyard, died Saturday morning, November 1, 2008, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. She was born December 17,1950, to William and Alice Palmer in Otter Lake. She was a graduate of Otter Lake High School. More...

Joseph Moulton

Joseph D. Moulton, 52, of Engadine, died suddenly Friday, November 7, 2008, in Engadine. Born June 12, 1956 in Mount Clemens, he was the son of Joseph Stroud and Violet Moulton. Mr. More...

Lynne Batchelder

Lynne Batchelder, 59, of Naubinway, had a long career in real estate and most enjoyed helping families find homes. She was active in many civic organizations. Mrs. Batchelder died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at her home, surrounded by family. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Obama Highlights Granholm During Transition

There, in close-up view just off the right shoulder of Barack Obama at his first press conference as president elect in Chicago, was Governor Jennifer Granholm, a member of his transition economic advisory board - called an "All-Star Cast" on CNN. More...

DeTour

This is the first Monday morning that old man winter truly seems to be knocking at the door. It's just in time to begin thinking of the traditional late fall and early winter activities. St. More...

Hunters Help Assess Herd by Bringing Their Deer to a Check Station

Outdoor Matters

Unlike some states, which require hunters to bring their deer to a check station, Michigan has always made deer checks completely voluntary, with one exception this year. More...


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