February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Island Winterfest Begins Saturday

The two-day 33nd annual Mackinac Island Winter Festival begins Saturday, February 6, with outdoor family activities at Great Turtle Park. Events move inside Mackinac Island Public School for Sunday, February 7.   More...

Mackinaw Mush Canceled

The Mackinaw Mush Dog Sled Race planned for February 6 and February 7 in Mackinaw City has been cancelled this year owing to mild weather, said Chuck Cullip of St. Ignace, president of the race organizing committee.   More...

News

Pickford Library Seeks Students for Youth Board

The Friends of the Pickford Library seek Pickford students interested in becoming part of a Library Youth Board. Students must be in grades six through 12. More...

Deadly Fish Virus VHS Reaches Lake Superior

Paradise Area Waters Among Those Tested by Cornell University Scientists

A deadly fish virus has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, meaning all Great Lakes are now known to be infected, Cornell University researchers said Wednesday, January 27.   Viral hemorrhagic septicemia   More...

Local Blood Drives Announced

American Red Cross blood drives will be held at the following locations in February:   St. Ignace: Tuesday, February 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at LaSalle High School.   Sault Ste. Marie: Wednesday, February 3, from 10:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

James Henderson

James Newton Henderson, 74, of Pickford Township, served in the United States Air Force before beginning a career with the Department of Defense. Mr. Henderson died Friday, January 22, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Nathan Loveless

Nathan Charles Loveless, 28, of Eaton Rapids, died Sunday, January 24, 2010, in DeTour Village.   He was born June 29, 1981, in Lansing.   More...

Harold ‘Jim’ Kerridge

Harold D. “Jim” Kerridge, 82, was a World War II veteran and foreman with the Mackinac County Road Commission for 32 years. Mr. Kerridge died Monday, February 1, 2010, at his Garnet home. More...

Columns

Engadine Consolidated Schools

Congratulations to spelling bee winners: fifth grade - Hannah Mc- Arthur, Michael Bartholomew; sixth grade - Zachary Cameron, Bradley Maison; seventh grade - Samantha Bennett, Lindsey Bell; eighth grade - Katana Freed, and Tanner Flatt. More...

Michigan Politics

Money and Votes

Money talks in politics—loudly as a factor in Michigan early this election year. More...

St. Ignace

Thomas Wilk had planned to arrive in St. Ignace last week for snowmobiling, however, since we didn’t have much snow, he decided he will stay in Mississippi until a later date.   Jerry Horn continues to recuperate at his home in St. More...

Wilk Named City Police Chief

Citizens of St. Ignace have a new city police chief in Mark Wilk, following a 5-2 vote by the St. Ignace City Council Monday, February 1. More...

Patients To See Better Access at New Hospital

Changes Already Underway To Offer More Doctor Appointments in Area

The new St. Ignace hospital is almost ready, and patients can expect to see improved access to physician appointments when it opens. More...

Land May Be Traded in Harbor Deal

Clark Township Eyes Cedarville Boat Launch Expansion

Clark Township wants to build a Cedarville harbor facility at its boat launch on Meridian Road and may offer some land to the state in exchange. More...

Social

Birth

Isabel Lembo

Joseph and Kara (nee Scherer) Lembo of Concord, North Carolina, announce the birth of their daughter, Isabel Catherine Lembo, born December 18, 2009, at Carolinas Medical Center North East in Concord. More...

St. Onge, Radecki Are Named LaSalle’s Students of the Month

Dan St. Onge and Samantha Radecki have been named students of the month for January at LaSalle High School.   Dan St. Onge   More...

Sports

Walker Repeats Gold Win at X Games

Athlete Has St. Ignace Ties

Tyler Walker, the grandnephew of Shirley Bentgen of St. Ignace, won his second straight gold medal in the mono-ski-cross event Sunday, January 31, at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado.   More...

Boys/Girls Basketball

Free throws made the difference as the visiting Rudyard Bulldogs defeated the St. Ignace Saints 87-79 during a Straits Area Conference (SAC) overtime thriller before a standing-room-only crowd at LaSalle High School Friday, January 29.   More...

John Evashevski Sets, Ties LHS Wrestling Records

Breaks Career Victory Mark, Ties Consecutive Wins

Senior John Evashevski set new LaSalle High School wrestling school record with his 163rd career win after posting two victories during the quadrangular meet at Cheboygan Wednesday, January 27, and tied the consecutive win total of 37 during the Nort More...

Opinion

Council in Charge of Hiring? Charter May Need Further Study

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Form a Proactive ORV Club

To the Editor: I just finished reading the "Concerned Citizens" article to oppose forest trail closure. I’ve been visiting St. More...