February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Society Steps Aside at Museum

Future of Fort de Buade Considered

A new group may take over as manager and caretaker of St. More...

Trail Work Aids Blind Skier

Rudyard Lions Club

Cruising on an old 1967 Skidoo Alpine snowmobile, Tom Piippo of the Rudyard Lions Club drags a train of equipment behind him, maintaining the Schoolfarm and Pine Bowl ski trails. More...

News

Young St. Ignace Musicians Find Visiting Clinicians Give Fresh Perspective

Students Preparing for Band Festival, Jazz Night

LaSalle High School band students got a few fresh pairs of ears, new ideas, and additional instruction from visiting clinicians, who visited the school recently to provide a fresh perspective that Band Director Jason Byma and students said they appr More...

Skating Show Will Be Sunday in St. Ignace

Figure skaters from throughout Michigan and Canada will meet at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Sunday, February 28, to display their skills to skating fans from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Animal Shelter Jobs May Now Be Temporary

Two part-time positions at the Mackinac County Animal Shelter may be designated as temporary ones as the county commission continues to wrestle with animal shelter hirings and classifications.  More...

Obituaries

Martin Halonen

Martin Fredrick Halonen, 78, of Lantana, Florida, and Hessel, served his country during the Korean War as an Army infantryman from 1952 to 1954 in the 32nd Infantry Regiment, where he received the Combat Infantry Badge, United Nations Service Medal, More...

Nicholina ‘Nicki’ Kelcheski

Nicholina Marie “Nicki” Kelcheski, 83, formerly of Goetzville, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010, in Iron Mountain.   She was born March 10, 1926, in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, to Vito and Antonietta (nee Raiti) Cardella.   More...

Marjorie Clapperton

Marjorie J. Clapperton, 91, of Coleman, died Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at Tendercare in Clare.   She was born January 17, 1919, in Van Buren County to Lloyd and Carrie (nee Crane) Fisher.   She married Dr. James S. More...

Opinion

St. Ignace Car Show A Perfect Success Story

To the Editor: Congratulations to Ed Reavie and the City of St. Ignace for 30-some years of a successful car show every June in St. Ignace. More...

Leave MAAA Alone

To the Editor: It has come to our attention via online news that Mackinac County has made drastic changes to the administration of the Mackinac County Animal Shelter, which, in turn, has affected the Mackinac Animal Aid Association (MAAA) as well. More...

Despite Promises, Everything Has Changed at Shelter

To the Editor: I’ve worked at Mackinac County Animal Shelter since January 2008. I started out at the request of the manager to help on her days off. Since that time, my hours have varied between 12 and 25, depending on the schedule.   More...

Ceremony Will Memorialize Cedarville Crew

Maritime Festival Set at Mackinaw City

A new maritime festival is being planned in Mackinaw City, inspired by a wish to honor those who served and died on the S.S. Cedarville freighter in 1965. The festival will be May 7 and 8.   More...

DeTour Carnival Celebrates Winter

‘Sweet Treats’ Is the Theme Saturday

A snowman contest with a “Sweet Treat” theme, along with a brownie   bake-off, pie-eating contest, and candy walk are some of the highlights of DeTour’s Winterfest this Saturday, February 27. More...

Youth Pond Hockey Comes Next

Following the U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament that took place this past weekend, a smaller, but growing, field of hockey players will take to the ice in the U.P. Youth Pond Hockey Tournament Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28.   More...

May 4 Candidates Announced

In nine weeks, voters in communities around the county will determine a variety of local issues, with two townships considering millage renewals and proposals, four communities filling school board seats, and, on Mackinac Island, votes will be cast More...

Rudyard Lions Club Serves Community

The Rudyard Lions Club has been active for 56 years. Its current officers are President Barry Davis, First Vice President Road Kauppila, Treasurer Joe Andary, and Secretary Gary Davis, all of Rudyard. More...

Social

Birth

Sequoyah Corrigan

Thomas and Chelsea (nee Closs) Corrigan of St. Ignace announce the birth of their daughter, Sequoyah Rose Corrigan, born Sunday, January 31, 2010, Cheboygan Memorial Hospital. More...

Winberg Named to Adrian Dean’s List

Amy Winberg of Hessel was named to the dean’s list for the 2009 fall semester at Adrian College. Students on the list must maintain a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale.   More...

McFarland, Alexander Selected Queen and King

Mackinaw City High School celebrated homecoming Friday, February 19. More...

Sports

Saints Earn 7th SAC Title; Elmblad Scores 1,000th Point

The St. Ignace Saints closed out their road regular season schedule with Straits Area Conference victories over the Rudyard Bulldogs Wednesday, February 17, and the Newberry Indians 80-53 Friday, February 19, to clinch the league championship.  More...

Saints Bowlers Prepare for Regional Tourney March 5-6

The St. Ignace Saints girls and boys bowling teams struggled during the Northern Michigan Bowling Association Conference match at Harbor Springs Saturday, February 20. Results are printed below.   More...

Five Area Wrestlers Qualify for State Finals on March 4-

St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Moderate Tests Conservative Waters

The 2nd Congressional District, which extends northward along the Lake Michigan shoreline from part of Allegan County to all of Benzie, is the most Republican among Michigan's 15 districts. More...

Brevort

Joe and Sharon Chalmers have returned home from vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.They met their daughter, Lisa Chalmers, and her friends at the Iguana Hotel and Resort.The weather was good, but Joe and Sharon are happy to be back in Brevort. More...

Rudyard

The Kinross Recreation Center got a wonderful surprise when Cathy Jacobson’s class from Pickford schools was doing a project for their eighth grade life management class. Each year, Mrs. Jacobson leads the class with a fundraising project. More...


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