December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Chief Wawatam Park Gets Funds This Time

Work Could Begin Next Fall in St. Ignace

Development of a waterfront community park on the Railroad Dock in St. Ignace could begin as early as next fall, now that the city is slated to receive a $134,000 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant, plus an additional $38,000 from the W. More...

City Council Adopts $7.3 Million Budget

Continues Discussion of Possible Millage

A $7.3 million balanced budget for the coming year was adopted by the St. Ignace City Council Monday, December 15, keeping the millage rate of 16.26 mills at the same level as last year. More...

College Classes To Begin in St. Ignace

Two college credit courses and a non-credit beginning computer class are being offered in January at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, the first classes to be offered by the newly formed Great Waters Center for Lifelong Learning school. More...

Biggest Is From U.P.; Buck Pole Winners Announced

Mackinaw Outfitters' "Battle of the Bridge" buck pole contest in Mackinaw City during firearms deer season picked five winners from the Upper Peninsula and five from Lower Michigan. More...

Area Real Estate Sales May Equal Last Year's

Economy Causes Sales To Plummet Elsewhere

While real estate sales and property values are plummeting in other parts of the country, activity in St. Ignace and the Straits area is about equal to last year, and, in a few places, slightly ahead. More...

Children Decorate Christmas Trees at Little Bear East Arena

Carrying handmade construction paper and cotton ball snowmen, Avery Fitzgerald (from left), Hallie Marshall, and Ty Paquin help decorate Christmas trees at Little Bear East Arena Wednesday, December 10. More...

News

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation Awards $8,100

Izzard Earns $500 Nursing Scholarship

The Les Cheneaux Community Foundation granted more than $8,100 to six area nonprofit organizations and one individual Saturday, December 13, at the Les Cheneaux Public Library. More...

Ken Drenth, Oliver House Reappointed to Serve County Planning Commission

Ken Drenth and Oliver House were reappointed to the Mackinac County Planning Commission Thursday, December 11. Both men were reappointed by county commissioners to three-year terms expiring December 21, 2011. More...

Volunteers Credited as Mackinac County Sets Example of Successful Shelter

Dedicated perseverance and hard work of volunteers and staff of the Mackinac County Animal Shelter, under the leadership of Jo Ann and George Ford, have impacted the community by lowering costs, increasing pet licenses, and reducing the number of a More...

Sports

Shiemke, Robinson, Evashevski Win Titles at St. Ignace Lions Tourney

Seniors Kaiden Shiemke and Rob Robinson and junior John Evashevski of LaSalle High School captured individual championships and the Saints came 1.5 points away from the team crown during the 30th Annual St. More...

Girls Basketball

St. Ignace Girls Hang on for SAC Win Over Sault

St. More...

SPORTS

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Opinion

Luce County Center Needs Community Support

To the Editor: Regarding Luce County Community Resource and Recreation Center, also known as YAP, I know times are hard, but we need your help so we won't have to close. More...

Bridge Card Deposit Cut to $50; Other Decisions Delayed

Meeting Draws City, Hospital Officials To Appeal for Economic Consideration

The Mackinac Bridge Authority did not define who will qualify for the commuter discount on the bridge at last week's meeting in St. More...

Ed Reavie Recognized for Promoting Straits

MBA Will Set Up Full Fare Quick Card

A Quick Card program will be put in place at the Mackinac Bridge this spring, allowing drivers to buy a full fare card to "swipe" at the toll booth to speed them through the toll plaza. More...

School Takes Back Layoff Notices to 13

Les Cheneaux

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education officially rescinded the layoff notices issued to 13 employees last month at its Monday, December 15 meeting. More...

Wind Turbine Installed at Pte. LaBarbe Road Home

Moran Township resident Jill Bentgen is trying to save the environment while saving a little green in her pocketbook. But as the saying goes, "You've got to spend money to make money." Ms. More...

U.P. Man Bags 15-point Deer, One of Area's Largest

'My heart was pounding, my ears were ringing' - Bill Rushford

Bill Rushford, 38, a counselor at Newberry Correctional Facility, couldn't believe what he had in the sights of his Remington 7mm magnum just 18 yards away. More...

Treasurer Gets County OK To Hire Deputy

Treasurer Nora Massey has received approval from the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners to hire a deputy and she hopes to do so by the first of the year. More...

Social

A Gros Cap School Christmas

Students Celebrate With Songs, Santa Claus Visit

At left: Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus greet Eric Grove (from left) and Erik Perrault at Gros Cap School's holiday party. More...

Drummond Author Has Released Second Book in Rapunzel Trilogy

Cheryl Lanning of Drummond Island will release her new book, "Quest," the second novel in the Rapunzel Trilogy, in December. Mrs. More...

St. Ignace Students Compete in Candy Cane Classic

Team competition is the focus of the Candy Cane Classic, a physical education class contest that separates classmates into four groups at St. Ignace Area Schools. More...

Obituaries

Ava Jones

Ava AnnMarie Jones, 2, of Kincheloe, died December 8, 2008, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. She was born April 11, 2006, in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Dr. LeRoy Futterer

Dr. LeRoy A. Futterer of Manistee, the physician on Mackinac Island in the mid-1950s, succumbed to cancer in Traverse City late Sunday night, December 7, 2008. He was 81. More...

Vernon Nye

Vernon Arthur Nye, 84, of Hessel, served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, and later worked on building homes, local highways, and the catwalks for the Mackinac Bridge. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Illinois Has No Lock on Capitol Scandals

Among the states, Michigan has had its share of scandals under the Capitol dome. More...

DeTour

The second week of the month seems to be the time for meetings in DeTour Village. The EUP Fine Arts Council met Wednesday morning for a holiday brunch at the home of president Sandy Wytiaz, followed by a brief business meeting. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone. There is one more week until Christmas. I'm doing a lot of baking this year. Since we're baking cookies for Santa, who enjoys them so much, I thought I also would package some for gift giving this year. More...


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