November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Remember the U.P.

It has taken a new state law to ensure that the Upper Peninsula is included in any illustration, image, or depiction of Michigan produced by state departments and agencies. More...

Hessel Citizens Say ‘No’ to Wind Turbine at Marina

Residents of Hessel in attendance at the Clark Township Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, November 19, voiced a resounding "no" to the idea of a donated wind turbine to help mitigate energy costs at the Hessel Marina, but the windmill's propoment, More...

Fire Committee Discusses Protection Contract

Devising a fire protection contract and evaluating billing formulas for fire suppression and hydrants were the subjects discussed at a meeting between the City of St. Ignace and the townships of Moran and St. Ignace Thursday, October 29. More...

Mackinaw City Officials Learn About Open Meetings Act

Mackinaw City public officials will be heading back to school in 2010. The village is planning a training session about the Open Meetings Act and public meeting procedures to take place sometime after the first of the year. More...

News

Petty Officer Gagnon Is Named October Employee of the Month

United States Coast Guard

Petty Officer Joe Gagnon of St. Ignace has been named the U.S. Coast Guard employee of the month for October. Petty Officer Gagnon has been recognized for his hard work ethic and positive attitude.   More...

Focus Will Be on 1890s for McGulpin Lighthouse Museum

Creating an 1890s atmosphere in McGulpin Point Lighthouse is one of several plans that Jim Tamlyn, chairman of the Emmet County Board of Commissioners, has for the Mackinaw City destination. Mr. More...

St. Ignace Children Practice Handwashing To Fight Flu

Health Dept. Team Visits Local Schools

Students at St. Ignace Elementary School received a fun, participatory tutorial on hand washing and germ control on Wednesday, November 4, from the "flu fighters" of the Luce, Mackinac, Alger, and Schoolcraft (LMAS) District Health Department. More...

Opinion

Trail Closures Did More Damage Than Good

To the Editor: My neighbors and I know exactly how letter writer Jon Matteson [Letters, November 19] feels regarding what the Forest Service has done to our land that we have enjoyed for so many years.   More...

Forest Service Trail Closure Discriminates

To the Editor: The U.S. Forest Service discriminates against the old people and the disabled.   More...

Michigan Needs Structural Change To Pay for Education

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School in Deficit, 3 Laid Off

Cedarville District Must Report to State Education Dept.

The technology coordinator and two teaching aides were laid off at Cedarville during the Monday, November 16, board of education meeting, some services will be outsourced, and citizens learned the district must report monthly to the state's educatio More...

Opportunities Abound To Aid Those in Need - Free Access

Toy and Food Drives Underway

Several opportunities are available for donating to local needy families in the community during the holiday season, including the following: More...

Holiday Events Start This Weekend

Les Cheneaux Old-fashioned Christmas

Residents and visitors of Les Cheneaux will enjoy brightly lit trees, gingerbread houses, and contests during the Old-fashioned Christmas event taking place during two weekends, November 27 to November 29, and December 4 to December 6. More...

Village To Set Benefit Guidelines

Mackinaw City Village Council trustees decided that a specific two-year post-employment insurance plan should be discussed after agreeing to provide Mackinaw City Police Officer Robert Desy post-retirement insurance during the Thursday, November 19 More...

Students Experience County Government

Participants in the 4-H Capitol Experience program visit the Mackinac County offices to learn about their functions Thursday, November 12. The students from St. More...

Mackinac Island Wins Foundation Lawsuit

A lower-court ruling that a foundation for a new house be filled and covered has been upheld by the Michigan Court of Appeals, ending a 10-year battle by the City of Mackinac Island to get the owners either to complete the house or put the lot back More...

Sports

Saints, Trojans To Play in Second ‘Hooping for a Cure’ Game

The St. Ignace Saints and Cedarville Trojans girls basketball teams will compete in the second annual "Hooping for a Cure – Make it Possible" benefit game for the oncology department at Mackinac Straits Hospital Tuesday, February 23, 2010. More...

Baker and Troyer Now College Standouts for Green Knights

Two former Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference football standouts recently received honors. More...

MHSAA Volleyball Tournament, Football Playoff Highlights

The Pellston Hornets volleyball team finished runner-up in Class D after falling to defending state champions Battle Creek St. Phillip in three games 25-13, 25-21, and 25-10 in the title match Saturday, November 21. More...

Obituaries

Laurie ‘Koko’ Kelleghan

Laurie Ann “Koko” Kelleghan, 52, of DeTour, died Friday, November 20, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.   She was born June 20, 1957, in Detroit.   She grew up in Lapeer, and attended Lapeer Public Schools. More...

Holden Galer

Holden Micah Galer, son of Micah and Lisa Galer of Twin Lake, died during childbirth Saturday, November 21, 2009.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Liberals, Conservatives Agree on Something

Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow last year had the 11th most liberal voting record in the Senate – exceeding 80% – and was on the party leadership team that unveiled its health care package last week in the Democraticruled Senate. More...

St. Ignace

The hunters are enjoying wonderful weather. The nights are cool enough to hang deer outside.   Frank Davis of St. Ignace brought home a spikehorn on the opening day of deer season. He was hunting in Luce County. More...

Rexton-Garnet

This week it may be easier to spot a turkey than a deer, as local hunters say the whitetail deer have been scarce this year. A few of those who filled their license were Don Frederick, Mike Kerridge, and Ken Browning. More...


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