February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Banners Will Depict Events Downtown

St. Ignace

Festive promotional banners will hang from downtown lampposts in St. Ignace this summer. Using a consistent and readable format, each banner will highlight a specific event or activity. More...

256 Vintage Snowmobiles Draw Crowds at Naubinway's Annual Show

This year's Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show in Naubinway featured 256 entries, including eight featured as homemade sleds, Saturday, February 21. Snowmobiles were displayed along US-2 in Naubinway during the free show. More...

Michigan Snow X Races Hit the Track Saturday

Several Local Competitors Announced

Several local snowmobile snow-cross racers will be among those competing on a track of jumps, moguls, and obstacles in a Snow X Race Saturday, February 28, at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace. More...

News

Digitizing Healthcare Plan Starts Patient Privacy Battle

US lawmakers argue over how to balance the benefits of electronic medical records with privacy needs.

The economic stimulus package is certain to include billions of dollars to bring electronic record keeping to the healthcare industry, moving patients' records and doctors' prescriptions out of the era of carbon paper triplicates and undecipherable More...

County Eyes Public Transportation Idea, Employee Insurance Costs

A bus that would provide transportation for county residents is being considered by county commissioners, who have applied for a $50,000 federal and state grant to pay for a feasibility study. More...

Mackinac Trail, Borgstrom Are Road Priorities

Completing a three-mile gap of reconstruction on Mackinac Trail and resurfacing 4.7 miles of South Borgstrom Road are top priorities for the Mackinac County Road Commission. More...

Sports

Detroit Red Wings Alumni Win in St. Ignace Match-up With Pond Hockey Champs

The Detroit Red Wings alumni team heated the ice with hockey action at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Friday night, February 20. More...

Group of St. Ignace Friends Among Many Local Players in U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament

As they skated to their assigned rink on Moran Bay, the joy of competing as a team in their first St. Ignace Pond Hockey Tournament was evident on the faces of six friends who grew up here. This year, as team Straits Stallions, all of the St. More...

Saints Girls' Bowling Team Places Second in League

The St. Ignace Saints girls bowling team finished second in the Northern Michigan Bowling Association Conference after splitting its final two regular season games at Rogers City Saturday, February 14. More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Charter Dictates and Council Complies

To the Editor: Before we were introduced to Archie Bunker on "All in the Family," and before the first test tube baby, mood rings, lava lamps, smiley faces, hot pants, platform shoes, when this nation was involved in a police conflict in southeast More...

Hire Development Director, Experts Advise County

Hire an experienced economic development director, set a budget, and make a list identifying available buildings, land, and infrastructure. More...

Ambulance Millage on May Ballot

Clark Township

Clark Township residents will vote whether to approve a fiveyear, 0.75 mill tax levy Tuesday, May 5, to fund two full-time emergency service workers in the Clark Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps. More...

Hearing Set for Cottage Conversion

Mackinac Island

Owner Ira Green is asking to turn McNally Cottage bed and breakfast into a three-apartment home for seasonal employees on Mackinac Island, and the Planning Commission, meeting Tuesday, February 10, set a hearing for for 2 p.m. More...

Saints Win Third Consecutive District Wrestling Crown

In their first year in the Division 4/ District 4 playoff bracket, the St. Ignace Saints wrestling team ended Rogers City's 22-consecutive district championship streak with a decisive 49-27 win over the host Hurons Thursday, More...

Kinross Ethanol Plant on Track

Plans are on track to build a $250 million plant to make ethanol fuel from wood chips at Kinross, according to Boston-based Mascoma Corporation. More...

Social

Vintage Snowmobile Race Planned at Cedarville Saturday, March 21

A single-cylinder engine snowmobile race will be held in Cedarville Saturday, March 21, at 9:30 a.m. More...

Gros Cap Youngsters Enjoy City Hall Tour

Second grade students from Gros Cap School were given a tour of St. Ignace City Hall by Mayor Paul Grondin Friday, February 6. More...

Top Local Spellers Advance to Regionals

Twenty-four top middle school spellers from Engadine, Mackinac Island, St. Ignace, and Gros Cap schools gathered for a district spelling bee at St. More...

Obituaries

Gerald Cronan

Gerald "Jerry" Cronan, 83, of St. Ignace, was a veteran of the Pacific campaign in World War II and served as a Boatswain Mate. He enjoyed a long career as a Great Lakes sailor and was widely regarded for his nautical expertise and knowledge. More...

Dorothy McCracken

Dorothy McCracken, 86, of St. Ignace, died Thursday, February 19, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care. She was formerly of Crystal. She was born February 9, 1923, in Pine Township in Montcalm County and grew up in Ionia. More...

Mary Thompson

Mary T. Thompson, 83, of Mackinac Island and Rockledge, Florida, died at her Florida home January 28, 2009. She was born October 4, 1925. Mrs. Thompson owned and operated the Lilac House bed and breakfast on Mackinac Island until 2006. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

State GOP Tries To Re-Group

The Republican brand has been in eclipse across the land. That certainly includes Michigan, where Republicans last year lost state and U.S. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

The Business Affairs Committee of the school board met last week to review possible cuts for the upcoming school year. More...

DeTour

The snow has returned and, if it stays like this, the Saturday, March 7, snowmobile poker run and other events for the DeTour Area Chamber of Commerce Winterfest should all be great fun. More...


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