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First Buck Across Bridge

Deer Count Shows 48% Increase on Weekend Harvest

Bob Gloden of Lake Isabella was the first hunter to cross the Mackinac Bridge with a buck on opening day of the 2008 firearm hunting season, driving home with a six-point buck at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 15. As of 7 a.m. More...

Road Plans Outlined by Commission

Winter Cutbacks Cause Concerns

Township and school leaders attending a standing-room-only Road Commission meeting Tuesday evening, November 11, wanted to know what they can expect in winter road maintenance. More...

Smartboards, Senteos, and Internet: How New Technology Helps Students, Teachers

Local School Districts Report Parents Like the Changes

Schools in the Eastern Upper Peninsula are bringing more technology into the classrooms as new tools make lessons more understandable and give teachers a better idea of how well their students are learning. More...

New Textbooks Are Coming for Some Cedarville Students

Sixth grade social studies students at Cedarville Middle School will get new textbooks soon. The Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the purchase of the books Monday, November 17, to meet state standards. More...

Arena Concession Deals To Bring More Than $2,000 to City

More than $2,000 in new revenue is expected for the St. Ignace Recreation Department this coming year, under two new agreements about concession operations at Little Bear East Arena. More...

News

December Blood Drives Announced

American Red Cross blood drives will be held at the following locations in December: Sault Ste. Marie: Thursday, December 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. More...

EAB Moves Into Schoolcraft County

An infestation of the ash-treekilling beetle Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Schoolcraft County in the Upper Peninsula October 30, the first time the insect had been found there. More...

Genealogical Research Program Is Hoped To Link Local Families to Marquette Mission

A free program that begins this month invites residents to trace their family lineage with the eventual goal of revealing the history of St. Ignace. More...

Sports

Saints Season Ends With 30-26 Loss To Reigning Division Champs CFFP

The St. More...

Veceillo, MacDonald To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

This is the second in a series of five stories about people who will be inducted into the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame. More...

Saints, Trojans Teams To Play in 'Hooping for a Cure'

The St. Ignace Saints and Cedarville Trojans girls basketball teams will play in a "Hooping for the Cure - Make it Possible" game to benefit the oncology department at the new hospital to be built in St. Ignace. More...

Opinion

Hunting Memories Destroyed

To the Editor: We know there are all types of people, but why be rude and inconsiderate. Recently, my two older children and I had the pleasure of building this unique deer blind. More...

Smokefree Law Would Protect State Residents' Health

To the Editor: Earlier this year, the Michigan Senate voted to adopt HB 4163, a statewide smokefree air law that is designed to make all Michigan workplaces, including bars, restaurants, and casinos, smokefree. More...

Residents Should Voice Opinions About Spot Zoning

To the Editor: I would like to inform the residents of Clark Township that a small group of neighborhood citizens were able to protect our R-1 Single Family Residential area. More...

Bridge Traffic Shows Another Year of Decline

Drivers Worry About Costs To Cross, While Authority Worries About Cost To Repair; 17% Drop Reported in September Crossings

By Ellen Paquin While Straits area residents are keeping an eye on their pocketbooks in view of recent fare increases at the Mackinac Bridge, the biggest concern for the Mackinac Bridge Authority is long term forecasts that predict traffic levels More...

Parking Lot Land Request Fails To Pass at Hessel

A special land use permit for parking in Hessel failed to pass the Clark Township Planning Commission Tuesday, November 11, which couldn't reach a consensus, voting 4-4 on the matter. More...

Dogs Will Tow Sault Man to Florida

Team Passes Through St. Ignace on Fundraising Journey for Disabled Vets

Braving near freezing Michigan temperatures at the start of his journey, Ralph Keller of Sault Ste. Marie is riding in a wheelchair pulled by trained dogs to Florida. His two dogs, Tashba and Canuck, will take turns pulling him from Sault Ste. More...

Building Ramp Would Violate Greenspace Rule

Mackinaw City Planners Postpone Decision

The Mackinaw City Planning Commission ran squarely into a request that would be in conflict with downtown greenspace requirements at its meeting Thursday, November 13, backed off after about an hour's debate, but agreed to tackle it another time. More...

Work Underway at St. Ignace Wastewater Pond

Project Manager Luke Gerhart (from left) and Superintendent Mike Grittenden of DeVere Construction Company of Alpena stand on the edge of pond four at the St. More...

Clark Twp. Residents Will Get Extension on Sewer Bill

Clark Township residents will get a one-time extension to pay their next quarterly sewer bill. The Clark Township board unanimously approved a 30-day extension for the first increased sewer bill at its meeting Thursday, November 13. More...

Gros Cap Children Enjoy Rink

With 14 classmates, Gros Cap Elementary School kindergarten students (from left) Morgan Marshall and Jacob Dorenbecker, and their teacher, Mary Cullen, spent Thursday morning, November 13, frolicking on Little Bear East's rink. More...

Social

Cedarville Middle School Drama Club Performs Sunday

The Middle School Drama Club at Cedarville will perform a dinner theater Sunday, November 23. Dinner will be served from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Les Cheneaux Community Schools commons room, followed by a performance of Kevin Stone's "After Hours. More...

Births

Nicholas Canavos Jim and Renee (nee Sandberg) Canavos of Raleigh, North Carolina, announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Nestor Canavos, born Sunday, October 19, 2008. More...

Mackinaw City Plans Tree Lighting, Tackey Tinsel Town Parade

Christmas in Mackinaw will be celebrated at Mackinaw City Friday, December 5, through Sunday, December 7. The annual tree lighting procession will be December 5 at 4:45 p.m. More...

Obituaries

David Heydinger

David K. Heydinger, M.D., 90, a longtime seasonal resident of Drummond Island, and recently a resident of Duluth, Georgia, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at his home on Drummond Island. More...

Dorothy Bawks

Dorothy Catherine Bawks, 79, of Pickford, died Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born July 18, 1929, in Flint. She moved to the Pickford area as a child and was graduated from Pickford High School in 1950. More...

Joshua Glashaw

Joshua Duran Glashaw, 30, of Mobile, Alabama, formerly of St. Ignace, died Saturday, November 1, 2008, of a heart attack. He was born September 17, 1978, in Marquette to Paul Glashaw of St. Ignace and April Schmidt of Moundville, Alabama. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Clout Returns to North; Civility Pledged

"There are rocky breaches that need to be healed." - Senate Democratic Leader- Elect Mike Prusi "The people of Michigan have told us they expect us to work together. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. The Newberry Elks Lodge will have a steak fry and men's stag night Thursday, November 20. The Gould City Eagles will have a fish fry Friday, November 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. They are open to the public. More...

Rexton-Garnet

'Tis the season for hunter's orange, buck tales, and great homecooked meals. With various organizations in the area hosting hunters dinners, even if a hunter never sees a whitetail, he or she can enjoy a great meal almost every night of the week. More...


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