September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ten Run for Seats in Mackinaw City Government

Election Is Tuesday, September 15

With the Mackinaw City Village Council elections set for Tuesday, September 15, 10 candidates will run for the three trustee seats, and clerk, treasurer, and president positions available. More...

Brevort Commissioner Reports Lumber Truck Concerns

Irwin: Residents Say Trucks Are Damaging Residential Roads, Blocking Driveway Access

Lumber trucks entering the Moran lumber yard near the Brevort Township Community Center are damaging residential roads, Brevort Township Planning Commission member Rosemary Irwin said. More...

News

Big Rigs and Tractors Coming to St. Ignace for Double Show Next Weekend

Parades of antique tractors and big-rigs trucks will come rumbling across the Mackinac Bridge Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, during the second annual Antique Tractor Show and 18th annual Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show i More...

School Bells Ring Again

Tuesday Begins New Year for Many EUP Students

Mackinac Island: (top right) Parking their bicycles and preparing to head into the Mackinac Island Public School for their first day of class Tuesday, September 8, are Grace Roguska (left) and Hunter More...

Mackinaw City Considers Property Abandonment Request

The Mackinaw City Village Council considered a request made by Albert Smith to abandon a portion of village right-of-way of Straits Avenue and DuJuancey Street so that a handicapped-accessible house could be built for his mother. More...

Sports

Saints Bounce Back With Strong Effort in Road Win Over Red Devils

St. Ignace used a balanced offense and defense that bent, but didn't break, to bounce back from a disappointing effort in the earlier season opener, posting a 28-6 nonconference road win over East Jordan at Boswell Stadium Thursday, September 3. More...

Cedarville Trojans Open Defense of MEFL Title With Win Over Engadine Eagles

Cedarville and Engadine opened their season last week at home with eight-man football victories, but after returning to the 11-man format, the Trojans defeated the Eagles 47- 13 during a Mid-Eastern Football League (MEFL) match-up Friday, September More...

Football Standout Ken Brown To Join LHS Hall of Fame

Ken Brown, a standout football player for St. More...

Shaky Funding Limits Options

Preschool Programs Cut

With politicians in Lansing proposing cuts in preschool education, many schools in the Mackinac County area have eliminated their preschool programs. More...

Stalwart Fair This Weekend

Celebrating EUP Farming Heritage

Farmers, animal owners, and tractor enthusiasts from all over northern Michigan will descend upon Stalwart this weekend for the "Biggest Little Fair" in the state -- the 104th annual Chippewa County Stalwart Agricultural Fair. More...

Clare Man Named 150 Millionth Motorist To Cross Mackinac Bridge

A group of bridge officials pose for a picture with the 150 millionth motorist Sunday, September 6, near the toll plaza in St. Ignace. More...

Moran Twp. Questions $51,000 Fire Service Bill

Whole Formula To Be Reviewed by City and Townships, Dodson Says

The Moran Township board will protest an $8,000 increase in the yearly fire protection bill received from the City of St. Ignace until an explanation is received. The decision was made during the Wednesday, September 2 meeting.   More...

Social

Tamlyns Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

William “Bill” Bernard and Joanne Helen (nee LaVake) Tamlyn of St. Ignace will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, September 19.   They were married September 19, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace. More...

Five Generations of Gorman Family Gather

Five generations gathered Saturday, August 15, at the home of Ben and Claudette Brown in St. Ignace. More...

LaSalle Class of 1969 To Reunite This October

The LaSalle High School Class of 1969 is planning a 40-year reunion to coincide with this year’s LaSalle’s homecoming football game Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3.   More...

Obituaries

Max Johnson

Max Butler Johnson, 84, of Belleville, a World War II veteran, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at his home.   He was born August 31, 1925, in Cedarville, a son of Edwin and Adda (nee Butler) Johnson.   Mr. More...

Edward Kelly

Edward John Kelly, 56, of Kincheloe, died Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at his home.   He was born September 26, 1952, in Lansing to George Edward and Geraldine Ann (nee Crisp) Kelly. More...

Jack Ryerse

A memorial service for Jack W. Ryerse of St. Ignace will be Saturday, September 12, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace with the Reverend Jim Balfour officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Cox Seeks Disclosure; Leads by Example

Michigan, still leading the nation in the jobless rate, is not only an economic basket case. It also, according to Attorney General (AG) Mike Cox, leads in hiding financial information about public officials under a bushel.   More...

Engadine-Gould City

School bells rang Tuesday, September 8, at many area schools, so be sure to give yourself extra time while traveling in the morning and be alert, as school children and buses are out and about.   More...

Rudyard

At the Rudyard pool, swimming classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., beginning Tuesday, October 20, and continuing through Thursday, November 19. More...


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