September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital Turns to USDA for Long Term Care Funds

Mackinac Straits Hospital is once again considering a new longterm care facility in St. Ignace to replace the current, outdated facility on Burdette Street and is submitting a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan application this week.   More...

Dump Site Approved for Channel Dredging Spoils

Les Cheneaux Islands

Dredging spoils from Clark Township's channel maintenance project will be dumped in the southeast corner of Taylor's Pit on M-129 in Cedarville, federal, state, and local officials have decided. The U.S. More...

Northern Michigan Bats Likely Target for Disease

Congregating in Western U.P. Mines Puts Them at Risk

In 2006, when researchers in New York state found piles of dead bats in four caves near Albany, they didn't know exactly what they were dealing with, and, for the most part, scientists still don't.   More...

Proposed Landscaping Rules Eyed by Commission

Eger Leaves Clark Township Planning Role

Joe Eger of the Clark Township Planning Commission will attend his last meeting Tuesday, October 13, then move to Corpus Christi, Texas, with his wife, Carol, for the winter. Heart surgery last year has made it harder to endure the winters here. More...

News

Committee Will Study Wind Turbine Use at Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw City Village Planning Commission will form a committee to further discuss a wind turbine ordinance after its next regularly scheduled meeting later this month. More...

Judge Sets Water Level on East Lake

A water level of 4.9 feet was set for East Lake during a sparsely attended court hearing Friday, September 11. More...

St. Ignace School Could Save on Heating Conversion – But Cost Is $780,000 Up Front

St. Ignace Area Schools could save $93,000 a year by installing a boiler that will burn wood chips, a report has shown. More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Dramatic Comeback Falls Short at McBain 44-42

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Trojans Post MEFL Win Over Jets; Eagles Sting Hornets in Non-Conference

Cedarville trailed 20-6 on a road against North Central before posting a 43-20 come-frombehind win over the Jets Friday, September 11.   "We kept our composure and made adjustments on defense," said Trojans Coach Scott Barr. More...

Baker’s Game Saving Tackle Preserves Win

Jordan Baker (40), a former Cedarville Trojans standout, clinched the 42-35 overtime win for the St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Underdog With Gumption

Senator Tom George of Kalamazoo has yet to generate the bucks and buzz of more prominent contenders for the 2010 Republican nomination for governor. But he has credentials and gumption.   More...

Rexton-Garnet

The red sun slowly setting in the sky makes a perfect backdrop to a great Upper Peninsula picture of bales of hay, perfectly round, standing silently in the freshly mowed field, leaves turning orange around the edges, the sounds of Friday night foot More...

St. Ignace

Summer weather has arrived, better late than never.   At the Habitat for Humanity house under construction on Keightley Street, owner Patti O’Brien said volunteers will be needed to help install siding by the end of the week. More...

Ice Road Trucker Hauling To Show

Big Rigs To Wow Crowds in St. Ignace

Rolling into St. Ignace in a 2003 379 Peterbilt with 792 horsepower, a custom black and white paint job, and a trailer sporting more than 200 lights will be the guest of honor of the 2009 Richard Crane Memorial Big Rig Truck Show, Alex Debogorski. More...

Straits View – From a WWII Skytrain

Plane Lands on Mackinac Island

The entire 3,500 feet of Mackinac Island's runway was needed for the 1944 Douglas C-47 Skytrain that landed on the Island Saturday, September 5. More...

Mackinac Island Seeks To Avoid Building Tear-down

New Hotel May Go Up in Place of Historic McNally Cottage

The proposed demolition of McNally Cottage and the construction of a three-story hotel and retail complex in its place meets zoning requirements, although it may not meet all architectural review standards, say Mackinac Island planning commissioners More...

‘Gateway’ to Several Routes, Bus Station Soon Ready To Open

Bus carrier Indian Trails will open the doors of its new St. Ignace terminal Tuesday, September 22. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be 2 p.m. Monday, September 28, with a reception and public open house to follow until 7 p.m.   More...

Attendance Up at Stalwart Agricultural Fair

Winners Announced in Equestrian Events, Tractor and Horse Pulls

This year's Chippewa County Stalwart Agricultural Fair was bigger and better than recent years, said organizer Lawrence Johnson. More...

Social

Brimley High School Class of 1955 Celebrates 54th Reunion

At right: Brimley High School Class of 1955 celebrated its 54th class reunion this month. Pictured are (back row, from left) Silva (nee Brooks) Freeman of Rudyard, Aaron Hopper of Sault Ste. More...

Moran Completes Combat Training; Rutledge Leaves for Germany

Derek Rutledge of St. Ignace has completed four weeks of basic training for the United States Army and five weeks of advanced individual training in combat engineering at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. More...

Koel Bird

Ryan and Heather (nee Stelzer) Bird of Moran announce the birth of their son, Koel Ryan Steven Bird, born Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6.75 ounces at birth and measured 19.75 inches in length. More...

Obituaries

Beverly Anderson

Beverly Anne Anderson, 52, of Pickford, died September 9, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.   She was born January 5, 1957, in Sault Ste. Marie to Clifford Franklin and Mae Ervadine Matilda (nee Lordson) Anderson.   More...

James Carpenter

James Lee Carpenter, 64, of Cedarville, a skilled hobby mechanic and parts maker who enjoyed many kinds of repair projects, owned Ford’s Cottages on Grove Street. Mr. More...

Jean Donaghue

Jean Donaghue, 70, of Ozark, died Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital following a short illness.   She was born December 4, 1938, in Detroit to John and Florence (nee Delisle) Lezotte.   More...


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