December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Funding Comes Through for Wastewater Plant

Mackinac Island Eligible for $10.3 Million

Mackinac Island is eligible for more than $10.3 million in loans and grants to repair its wastewater treatment facility. More...

HOLIDAY HOURS

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Bringing Home the Christmas Tree, the Mackinac Way

Mackinac Island resident Mark Bunker heads home past the community Christmas tree in a light snowfall, balancing the family Christmas tree over his shoulder. More...

Outdoor Seating Proposal OKd at Restaurant

Outdoor seating will expand a Mackinac Island restaurant, converting previous retail space into a covered dining area on Hoban Street. More...

News

Drop in State Funding May Mean Less Snowplowing in County This Year, Commission Says

Mackinac County drivers may see less frequent snow removal or grading of gravel roads in the coming year, as the county road commission has seen a drop in state funding, road commissioners said at a public budget hearing Tuesday, December 1.  More...

Still Time To Get Food Baskets

The Moose Lodge is still taking names of families who would benefit from their Christmas food basket program this year. Ken Hardy, one of the organizers, said baskets will be delivered Saturday, December 19.   More...

County Adopts Drug Testing, Does Not Support Limit on U.P. Mining

Mackinac County commissioners adopted a new drug testing policy for new employees, heard an update on the sale of patrol cars, approved funding for a seasonal deputy sheriff, and approved the retirement of county employee Katie Frosland Thursday, De More...

Obituaries

Donald Martin

Donald J. Martin, 87, of Manistique, was a decorated veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, and later an active community volunteer in Schoolcraft County. Mr. More...

Archie Dunn

Archie Frederick Dunn, 89, of Cedarville, died Friday, December 11, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste Marie.   He was born August 30, 1920, in Pickford to George Custer and Erma (nee Stillwell) Dunn.   More...

Charles Grant

Charles W. Grant, 82, of Curtis, died Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.   He was born August 24, 1927, to Clarence and Iva (nee Lee) Grant.   More...

Snowmobile Trails Ready

Snowmobile clubs are grooming their trails following the winter storm that slammed the Eastern Upper Peninsula Wednesday, December 9. In many areas, including St. Ignace and Cedarville, trails are ready to ride.   More...

Soldiers Will Be Home for Christmas

Local soldiers who are bound for deployment to Iraq in the 1437th Engineering Battalion will return to the area to spend Christmas with their families, in an effort sponsored by the Kewadin Cares campaign of Kewadin Casinos.   More...

Business Snips Zipline Proposal

The proposed aerial cable ride called a zip line and rock climbing wall at the Animal Tracks miniature golf course was dropped during a special meeting of the Mackinaw City Planning Commission Thursday, December 10. More...

Mackinaw City Receives Property Donation

The Mackinaw City Planning Commission will be reduced from nine members to seven members following the approval of a new planning commission ordinance by the Mackinaw City Village Council Thursday, December 3. More...

Ambulance Garage Put on Hold at Hospital Site

Construction on an ambulance garage at the new hospital being built on North State Street in St. Ignace has been postponed while Mackinac Straits Hospital continues seeking funds. More...

Sports

Saints 3rd, Rudyard 5th at Invite; Evashevski, Thurston, Lewis Win Titles

Senior John Evashevski, wrestling in the 140-pound weight class, and freshman Galloway Thurston in the 160 division captured individual titles to lead the Saints to a third place finish during the 31st St. More...

Saints, Panthers Post Conference Victories in Girls Openers

The St. Ignace Saints opened their Straits Area Conference schedule with a 66-22 win over the Rudyard Bulldogs at LaSalle High School Thursday, December 10.   More...

Mackinac Island Splits Hoops Games With Put-in-Bay

The Mackinac Island boys and girls basketball teams made a trip to South Bass Island, Ohio, to battle Put-in-Bay High School Friday, December 11. The Lakers boys won their match-up 56-53 in overtime, but the girls team lost to the Panthers 39-31. More...

Opinion

Deadline Nears as Seniors Qualify for Blue Cross Medigap

To the Editor: I felt pretty good when I read an article stating that Blue Cross Blue Shield was “recommeded for a modest 4% rate hike.” I have had their Medicare Advantage plan since 2008. It averages around $50 per month.   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Smoking Ban Clears Legislature, Maybe Lungs

In Washington, there are sharp partisan divides in the decades-old debate about health care. More...

St. Ignace

The Straits Area Snowmobile Club reports the trails were groomed for the first time Thursday, December 10.   More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

HOME OF THE EAGLES•KNOWLEDGE LETS YOU SOAR

A significant and positive event this fall greatly impacted Engadine Consolidated Schools. This summer, the Board of Education, Engadine Education Association, and Engadine Support Personnel began negotiating a new contract. More...


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