November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Hit/Run Case Goes to Court

Judge Finds Probable Cause for 16 Charges

Alleged hit and run driver Dustan Bowen, 28, of Sanford, was bound over to 11th Circuit Court in Mackinac County Friday, November 13, where Judge William Carmody will take up the 16-count felony case at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 19.   More...

Hopes High for Industrial Park

Interest Is There, DeTour Village Developers Say, but Money Still Needed for Hook-up

In today's tough economic turmoil, few new businesses are opening their doors and many areas around Michigan are not seeing much in the way of new development. More...

Schools Need To Help Solve Their Own Budget Problems, Consultants Say

School Employees May Need To Contribute to Cost Burden

With state funding for Michigan schools unlikely to meet their needs, the time has come for schools to be creative in finding solutions to their budget problems themselves. More...

Island Developer Receives Relocation/Demolition Permit

A permit has been issued to relocate or demolish McNally Cottage on Mackinac Island. Notification was presented to the Mackinac Island City Council during its Wednesday, November 4, meeting. Council reviewed the document without comment. Onge   More...

News

Veterans Honored at Les Cheneaux

Members of the Law-White VFW Post 7958 and Ladies Auxiliary in Hessel honor American veterans during a Veterans Day celebration at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville Wednesday, November 11. More...

Two Christmas Toy Drives Underway

Casino Chips in With New Campaign as Toy Drive Begins in County

Knowing there is a heavy need for Christmas donations this year, the Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive has already begun fundraisers and is now accepting donated gifts. A pancake breakfast fundraiser will be Sunday, December 6, from 9 a.m. More...

Proposed Store Endorsed by St. Ignace City Council

Questions Arise About Jobs

A proposed new grocery store in St. Ignace received the endorsement of the St. More...

Obituaries

Robert Cameron

Aerial photographer Robert Cameron died Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at his home in Pacific Heights, California, at the age of 98.   The father of Mackinac Island West Bluff cottager Jane Manoogian, Mr. More...

John Spence

John E. Spence, 88, of Newberry, was a World War II veteran, a longtime businessman, and a gentleman farmer. Mr. Spence died at D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette Tuesday, November 10, 2009. More...

Eva Grondin

Eva M. Grondin, 86, of St. Ignace, died early Monday, November 16, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care after a two-year illness.   She was born in L’Anse December 21, 1922, to Frank and Rose (nee Cloutier) Macabee.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Sobering Report Ranks MI Low

Who is up to the daunting task of being the next governor to run and fix a state that is among those in greatest fiscal peril – one where both parties are addicted to stop-gap cures and have long dithered on economic reform?   More...

Rudyard

Mike Mannisto is the new minister at St. James Lutheran Church. He was graduated from the Lutheran ministries in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this past spring, and joined our community Friday, October 23. More...

St. Ignace

A few homes have Christmas lights to brighten up their evenings. Riding through town after dinner you will see the lampposts glowing with color.   More...

Citizens Say: Raise Local School Taxes

St. Ignace Area Schools should pursue a property tax to fund its technology, busing, and energy needs in the wake of state funding cuts, a citizens advisory committee decided at a meeting at the St. More...

Remains Found at Island Dig Site

Human skeletal remains were uncovered just west of the Indian Dormitory on Mackinac Island Wednesday, November 4, during trenching work to add a new water line to the building. More...

Flu Vaccine Trickling into EUP

High Risk Groups Still Top Priority

With both seasonal and swine flu vaccine supplies lower than the Centers for Disease Control anticipated, hospitals and health departments across the EUP are scheduling flu clinics for high risk groups only, as soon as new shipments arrive.   More...

First Deer Crosses Bridge

Larry Griewahn of Hudson gets ready to cross the Mackinac Bridge southbound with an eight-point buck, the first deer brought south from the Upper Peninsula, Sunday, November 15. Mr. More...

‘Nightmare High’ To Amuse Les Cheneaux Audience

The Cedarville Middle School Drama Club will perform its rendition of the comedythriller "Nightmare High School" in the Les Cheneaux Community Schools old gymnasium Friday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m.   More...

Social

Ozanichs Celebrate 50 Years

John William and Margie Ann (nee Smith) Ozanich of Engadine celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, October 24.   More...

Engaged

Browning, Smith

Daryl and Penny Browning of Rexton announce the engagement of their daughter, Tristina, to Nathan Smith, son of Randy McDonald and Nina McDonald of Cedarville. More...

Sports

St. Ignace, Engadine, Brimley Defeated in Volleyball State Regionals

The St. Ignace Saints, Engadine Eagles, and Brimley Bays fell in the Michigan High School Athletic Association regional volleyball tournaments Tuesday, November 10.   St. More...

EUPC, All-Area, SAC Volleyball Teams

Elisa Hobbs Named Player of the Year in EUPC   Senior Elisa Hobbs was selected Volleyball Player of Year by the coaches of the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference Wednesday, November 11.   More...

St. Ignace Bowling League Results

Bluewater League   News Crew 43, Gateway Lanes 36, Mackinaw Trolley 35, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 34, Northern Bells 33, Bessie’s Pasties 27, Quality Inn 22- 1/2, Apollo Home Mortgage 21-1/2. More...


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