August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Rip Currents Blamed in 2 Local Drownings

A weekend incident involving rip currents took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson swimming in Moran Township. More...

Water-ski Stunt To Aid Fireworks Fund, Pets

Mike North and Craig Skutt plan to water-ski, and possibly ride a tube, to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace in the wake of a Star Line ferry boat at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 22, to raise money for the St. More...

EUP Will Offer Students New Slate of Remedial Programs

Students in the Eastern Upper Peninsula will be able to take advantage of a new remedial course program that will allow them to get up to speed in their classrooms, make up missed classes when they are absent from school, and even take advanced cour More...

Mackinac County Health Millage Will Be Up for Reauthorization

Mackinac County's hospital millage will be up for renewal in the Tuesday, November 3, election. The 1.2 mills ($1.20 per $1,000 of taxable property value) is the same rate approved by voters five years ago. More...

News

County Planning Commission Seeks New Members, OKs Bylaws

The Mackinac County Planning Commission is sending a draft ordinance of its proposed bylaws to the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners for approval . More...

Clerks of St. Ignace Since 1882 Named on City Hall Plaque

Mayor Paul Grondin honored the clerks of St. Ignace during the July 20 city council meeting. He presented a plaque with the names of all the clerks since 1882 to the three most recent clerks in the city's history. More...

Group Asks That Great Lakes Study Conclusions Be Changed

Great Lakes United, an international coalition to protect the Great Lakes, disagrees with the International Upper Great Lakes Study Board that water loss in the Great Lakes is owing to natural causes, not man-made, and has asked the board to change More...

Sports

Joe Brown, Cheryl Schlehuber Capture St. Ignace Golf Titles

Joe Brown and Cheryl Schlehuber captured the men's and women's titles during the St. Ignace Golf Club championships Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16. More...

Dan’s Horseshoe and Munoscong Golf League Results

Dan' Place Horseshoe League   Women's AA: Oops/Whoops 62, Joe's Bar 54, Willabee's 50, Chippewa Animal Clinic 32.   Women's A: Paul Thompson Trucking 81, Northern Floor Covering 57, Makin Waves 50, Demawating Development 35. More...

Cedarville Junior High Volleyball Set for August 24

Cedarville junior high volleyball players will meet Monday, August 24, with the seventh grade scheduled for 3 p.m. and eighth grade at 5:30 p.m.   For more information, contact Kathy Trevarrow at 484-6033.   More...

Park Moves Ahead

The City of St. Ignace has approved, in concept, a proposal for a dog park, although legal issues and other concerns need to be addressed as the plan moves forward. Meeting Monday, August 17, the St. More...

Mackinac Bridge Painters Use New Methods

Sweeney Praises Quality of Work, but Technique Sacrifices Speed

Crews painting the north span of the Mackinac Bridge this year are using a combination of scaffolding and the safe-span system as a work platform, a work method never seen before on the five-mile suspension bridge.   More...

Scott Offered Contract

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools Board of Education approved a three-year contract to sign Amy Scott as the district's new superintendent. Mrs. Scott will split her duties as superintendent, K-12 principal, and chief academic officer. More...

‘Hospitalist’ Physicians Take Over Acute Care at St. Ignace Hospital

Patients in the Eastern Upper Peninsula admitted to the acute care division at Mackinac Straits Hospital will now be treated by dedicated "hospitalist" doctors instead of rotating general practice doctors.   What, exactly, is a hospitalist? More...

One-day Circus Comes Through Town

Circus animals graze on grass behind Little Bear East Arena, part of the show that came to St. Ignace Wednesday, August 12. More...

Anglers Seeking Salmon at Slammin’ Les Cheneaux Derby

Anglers from across the Eastern Upper Peninsula will anchor their boats and cast their lines in the Les Cheneaux waterways in hopes of catching large salmon, lake trout, and steelhead. More...

Social

Long Term Care Residents Visit Mackinac Island

Mackinac Straits Long Term Care residents enjoyed a busy afternoon on Mackinac Island Thursday, July 23. More...

Nettleton, Martin Attend SIM Model Training

Two local educators have completed a training session on effective teaching methods to help struggling adolescent students. Angela Nettleton of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District and Nichole Martin of St. More...

Family Picnic To Be Saturday in Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau will host a family picnic at Conkling Heritage Park Saturday, August 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Howard Anderson

Howard Dean Anderson, 86, of Pickford, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.   He was born May 16, 1923, in Pickford, to Alexander S. and Maude Ellen (nee Stevenson) Anderson.   More...

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Sorenson

Gerald “Jerry” Sorenson, 74, of St. Ignace, passed away Tuesday evening, August 11, 2009, at his home of cancer, surrounded by his family.   He was born August 3, 1935, in St. More...

Catherine Coburn

Catherine L. Coburn, 71, of St. Ignace, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2009, at her home following a two-year battle with cancer.   She was born February 6, 1938, in St. Ignace to Roy and Hazel (nee Turner) Coburn and had 11 siblings. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Tourists, Yes – Terrorists, No

Pure Michigan ads to attract tourists was a smart move. Penal Michigan to house suspected terrorists would not be.   More...

Brevort

Finally, we’re enjoying front porch-sitting weather. During this cool summer, we’ve missed the visiting the front porch affords us. More...

Les Cheneaux

We finally experienced warm, sunny weather last week. It was nice to see more boats on the channel and swimmers at the beach.   More...


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