June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County Audit Is Favorable

Mackinac County commissioners approved a fuel tank contract for the county airport, considered an employment contract for the county 9-1-1 coordinator, and received a favorable audit report for the county Thursday, June 11. More...

St. Ignace Scraps Bike Lane Plan on State St.

The City of St. Ignace will not act on a proposal to narrow North State Street to three lanes, from Marquette Street to the northern city limit, so the city can add a bicycle lane on both sides. More...

Job Cuts Will Number Roughly 100 at Prisons

About 100 jobs at the four correctional facilities in Kincheloe are anticipated to be cut as a result of announced closure of the Hiawatha Correctional Facility, said Warden Jeffery Woods. More...

Schneider Looks Forward To Meeting People at Car Show Next Weekend

In 1992, John Schneider, better known as "Bo Duke" from the 1980s TV hit "The Dukes of Hazzard," rode his motorcycle across the Mackinac Bridge and along the shores of Lake Michigan on US-2, en-route to Seattle, Washington. "It was great," Mr. More...

Film Looks at Straits Shipwrecks

From the top of the tower at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, residents and tourists have a sweeping view of the Straits and soon will can get a glimpse of the underwater world of the passage that separates Michigan's two peninsulas More...

News

Two Sites Lost in County as MDOT Cuts 137 Road and Bridge Projects

One road and one bridge project will be lost in Mackinac County as the Michigan Department of Transportation has removed 137 road and bridge projects from its five-year statewide plan. More...

Economy Impacting Shelter Tenants

Residents of the Diane Peppler Center shelters in the Eastern Upper Peninsula are being impacted by the state of the economy, sometimes resulting in longer stays, said executive director of the center Doreen Howson. More...

Arts Council and Artisan Co-op Both Promote Arts in Les Cheneaux Area

People living in small towns use arts and humanities as a way to preserve their cultural heritage and to promote their community, often through music, craft, and art festivals. More...

Sports

Matson, Visnaw Card 12 Under Par To Win 30th St. Ignace Golf Scramble

The team of Chris Matson and Jo Jo Visnaw carded 12 under par 132 (65-67) to capture the 36-hole championship of the 30th Annual Two-Person Golf Scramble at the St. Ignace Golf Club Friday, June 5, Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7. More...

Eight EUP Football Players To Participate in All-Star Game

Eighteen senior football players from the Eastern Upper Peninsula will be part of the U.P. All-Star East Football Team during the second annual event that kicks off in the Marquette Superior Dome Saturday, June 20, at 3 p.m. Members from the St. More...

Ten Athletes, Three Coaches Candidates for LHS Hall of Fame

Eleven athletes and three coaches are candidates for the 2009 LaSalle High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony planned for Saturday, October 17. The athletes and year of graduation include Francis McLeod 1928, James J. More...

Opinion

Public Urged To Attend LC School Budget Hearing

To the Editor: I am writing to urge everyone who has an interest in the Les Cheneaux school district to attend the budget hearing scheduled for Monday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the school. More...

Cedar Post Is a Community Effort

To the Editor: Yesterday at Cedar Post Thrift Shop was one more confirmation that Cedar Post is a community effort, not just the volunteers who man the store six days a week. More...

Bridge Deck Gone, Work Continues Over Cut River Gorge

With the bridge deck and pavement removed, workers are now sandblasting corrosion from the steel beams and superstructure of the scenic Cut River Bridge, high above the Cut River gorge on US-2. The bridge, about 25 miles west of St. More...

'24-hour Rule' Eyed in Discount

Mackinac Bridge Commuter Program

Commuters will have 24 hours to get across the Mackinac Bridge and back to receive discounted fare under two proposals to be voted on July 10 by the Mackinac Bridge Authority. More...

Road Commission Limits Property Use

Allowing private contractors use of road commission property has become a liability, Mackinac Road Commission Manager Dirk Heckman announced at a commission meeting Tuesday, June 9. More...

Some Classes Cut at St. Ignace School

LaSalle High School students will have fewer electives to choose from next fall, with drafting, advanced woods, automotive, advanced computing, and accounting classes being eliminated altogether for the 2009-2010 school year. More...

Schneider, Gross To Be Guests of Honor at St. Ignace Car Show

Gross To Collect Lifetime Achievement Award, Then Head to Show

Hot rod historian and writer Ken Gross will be traveling to St. More...

2009 Car Show Schedule Thursday, June 25, through Saturday, June 27 Free Admission

Kewadin Casino Cruise Night 5 p.m. Thursday, June 25: Cruise begins at Kewadin Casino on Mackinac Trail, travels through downtown St. Ignace, and returns to casino. Concessions available from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Social

Teens Bicycle From Sault to St. Ignace

Bikers taking part in the "Bike the Sites" program to raise awareness of the problem of childhood obesity leave from Don Dee Lanes in Sault Ste. Marie, bound for St. Ignace Monday, June 8. More...

LaSalle Students Receive Scholarships

Hollee Massey (from left), Nickole Lanczak, Arielle Kammers, Alyssa Rickley, Ivy Thurston, Lewis Steiner, and Angela Cena pose after being presented with scholarships from the Fred Stearns, Buchholz, and Alumni and Education funds of the St. More...

Lasleys Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Lawrence and Sharron (nee Snyder) Lasley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 13, 2009, with a family dinner. They were married June 13, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace. More...

Obituaries

Jack Fenlon

Jack Raymond Fenlon, 81, of St. Ignace, died Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace. He was born June 11, 1927, in Hessel, to Terry and Ethel Beatrice (nee Graham) Fenlon. Mr. More...

Ronald Clark

Ronald W. Clark, 87, of Gould City, was a World War II veteran who later owned and operated a beef farm for many years. He was active in the Engadine school board and other community and farming agencies. Mr. More...

Kathleen Goudreau

Kathleen Goudreau, 69, of Northville died in the early hours of Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Providence Hospital from complications of a heart attack. She was born August 7, 1939, in St. Ignace to Bernard and Gertrude Crouch. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

National Spotlight on Stupak and U.P.

U.S. Representative Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) gave the presidents of General Motors and Chrysler a well-deserved earful on what their abrupt dumping of nearly 2,000 dealerships is doing to rural America. More...

Weather Tower at Cut River To Aid Motorists, MDOT

A weather tower and a tower with five solar panels will provide realtime weather conditions on US-2 in the Cut River Bridge area beginning this fall. More...

Engadine-Gould City

There will be a bake sale and yard sale Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., next to the Tally Ho in downtown Curtis. This fundraiser is for the Three Lakes Area Fireworks Council. More...


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