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EUP Job Training Program Receives $1.3 Million Boost

More Young Workers Sought

Eastern U.P. Michigan Works! has received more than $1.3 million in federal funding to bolster job training and youth employment programs in the area. More...

Mackinaw City Part of Bike Trail Upgrade

Mackinaw City will be part of a $900,000 bicycle trail improvement project that is aimed to start next spring. More...

New Goal Is To Maintain, Not Reduce, Cormorant Numbers

Les Cheneaux Islands

Now that the population of double crested cormorants has been reduced in the Les Cheneaux Islands and perch numbers have begun to rebound, wildlife managers will focus on maintaining, rather than further reducing, the population of the predatory bi More...

St. Ignace Students Test Fitness Skills

Some of the boys from St. Ignace Elementary School race at the "sprints" station set up in the parking lot during a fitness day at the school Wednesday, May 6. All students who participated received a sticker and a newsletter on being active. More...

Federal Drug Agent Now Assigned to U.P.

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has a permanent physical presence in the Upper Peninsula. More...

News

Mackinac County Election Results

May 5, 2009

School Elections All results are unofficial St. Ignace Area Public Schools Rick Litzner Jane Weiss Mackinac Island Public Schools Leanne Brodeur Jason St. More...

Postal Cancellations Offered for McGulpin Relighting

The Mackinaw City Post Office will commemorate the May 30 relighting of McGulpin Point Lighthouse for the first time in more than 100 years by canceling all stamped envelopes with a postmark featuring a likeness of the lighthouse. More...

Brimley Schools Honor Students at Awards Program

The Brimley Middle/High School recognized student achievements at its annual Honors Banquet and Awards Program Wednesday, May 6, at the Cisler Center at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Sports

Rudyard Boys Baseball Wins Bulldogs Invite; Girls Softball Finishes Second

Rudyard Baseball Defends Bulldogs Invitational

The Rudyard Bulldogs boys team reclaimed its title as champions of the Bulldogs Invitational with a 3-1 victory againt Canada's Sault Ste. More...

Saints, Pirates, Comets, Bulldogs Baseball/Softball Teams Gear Toward State Tourney

So far, May has been rough for the St. Ignace Saints boys baseball team, as it started the month with a 1-5 record, facing doubleheaders against Sault Ste. Marie, Pickford- Cedarville, and Cheboygan over the course of four days. More...

Cedarville Girls, Brimley Boys Win EUPC Golf Matches

Linksters Compete at The Jewel on Mackinac Island

The Cedarville Trojans girls and Brimley Bays boys teams recorded earned victories at the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference golf tournament at Grand Hotel's Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island Monday, May 4. More...

Columns

MICHIGAN POLITICS

Shuffling of History Repeats

Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land, a low-key, can-do officeholder now as she was as 1990s Kent County clerk, is one of the Big Four statewide politicians in Lansing. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Condolences for a dear friend, Elaine (Morrison) Davis, 79, of Newberry, who passed away Thursday, May 7, at the Schoolcraft long term care facility in Manistique. More...

Brevort

The hummingbirds are about, so get your feeders cleaned and filled. Kathy Reid reported her first hummingbird at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, May 7, and shortly after, the Northern orioles showed up, so bring out the oranges and grape jelly for them. More...

Kayakers Take on Lake Michigan

Men Set Off To Paddle 1,000 Miles on the Big Lake To Aid Red Cross

Friends Sean Kutzler and Dana Skytta set out on a 1,000-mile kayak journey around Lake Michigan Friday morning, May 8, from the Fort Michilimackinac Welcome Center in Mackinaw City. More...

St. Ignace Schools Brace for $580K Revenue Cut

Amount Depends on State Funding Formula This Fall

St. More...

Ken Drenth Joins Hall of Fame

Educator Recognized for Significant Contributions

Ken Drenth of Cedarville was selected to be inducted into the Upper Peninsula Region I Hall of Fame for the Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA). Mr. More...

State's Wolf Plan Takes Over

Animals Taken Off Federal Endangered List May 4

Gray wolves were removed from the federal endangered species list Monday, May 4, a move that officially transfers wolf management authority to the state level. More...

Clark Twp. Voters OK Millage That Will Allow Ambulance Crew To Hire Two

Clark Township voted 266-60 in the Tuesday, May 5, election to approve a five-year, 0.75 millage proposal to fund hiring full-time emergency service workers in the Clark Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps. More...

Board Hears Progress Report on Museum Work

St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority

Members of the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) received an update on the progress of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture restoration project by museum manager Shirley Sorrels Friday, May 8. More...

Social

Lions Clubs Gather on Drummond Island

Members of the Pickford Lions Club (from left) Stanley and Marlene Kennedy sit with Janet and Ernie Hagen, and Bill Kish of the Les Cheneaux Lions Club at the 87th annual Convention of Upper Peninsula Lions Saturday, May 2, on Drummond Island. More...

Brown, Peters Are Named St. Ignace's April Students of the Month

Eric Brown and Shelby Peters have been named Students of the Month for April at LaSalle High School. Eric Brown Senior Eric Brown is the son of Dennis and Cheryl Brown. Mr. Brown has a 3.8 grade point average based on a four-point scale. More...

Business Workshop, Consultation Is Set for May 14-15

Customer service tips for businesses, as well as retailing advice, will be the topic of several programs in St. Ignace beginning this week. Denise Hansen of Munising will be the presenter. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Beaudoin

Joseph D. Beaudoin, 66, of Trout Lake, died Friday evening, May 8, 2009, at his home in Trout Lake. He was born February 18, 1943, in Trout Lake to William and Ruby (nee Schultz) Beaudoin. He was one of 11 children in the family. More...

Walter Droskie

Graveside service for Walter Droskie will be Sunday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery in St. Ignace. Mr. Droskie died March 1, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care Facility in St. Ignace. He was 67. More...

Inez Morgan

Inez Karr Morgan, 92, of Pickford, formerly of Bowling Green, Virginia, and Spring Hill, Florida, passed away at her home in Pickford Saturday, May 9, 2009, surrounded by her family. She had been under the care of the Hospice of the EUP. More...


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