April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rudyard Windmill Debate Spins On

The undercurrents of a lengthy debate over proposed wind farms in Rudyard Township continue to swirl through town long after the Rudyard Township Planning Commission adjourns its meetings. More...

Aerial Shoreline Photos To Aid Planners

Aerial photographic views of the Lake Michigan and Lake Huron shoreline will be useful to people who want to plan land use, find wetlands areas, or even plan a kayaking trip, says a group that will start taking the photos locally this summer and sha More...

News

Les Cheneaux Foundation Taking Grant Requests Until April 23

The Les Cheneaux Community Foundation is accepting applications for its spring grant round until Friday, April 23, at 4 p.m. More...

Portage Twp. Road Projects Planned

Two road agreements with Portage Township for the improvement of Ketola and McGahn roads were signed by the Mackinac County Road Commission at its meeting Tuesday, March 12.   More...

Bridge Traffic Up 2.1% in February

Traffic crossing the Mackinac Bridge increased 2.1% for the month of February, compared to February 2009, according to the Mackinac Bridge Authority. This February, 194,714 vehicles crossed the bridge, while 190,669 crossed during February 2009. More...

Sports

Children’s Basketball Game Is All in Fun

Juking around each other, swiftly passing to teammates, and occasionally traveling, the first and second graders of Mackinaw City Public Schools participated in a rousing basketball game Monday, March 22, to raise money for their trip to Wilderness More...

Squirts Claim 2nd Place in State

The St. Ignace Squirts B hockey team finished runner-up in the state tournament with a 2-2-1 record at Walker Ice Arena in Grand Rapids Friday, March 12, through Sunday, March 14. The team is sponsored by George's Body Shop. More...

Evashevski Wins ‘Mr. Wrestler’

Sets U.P. Career Victory Mark With 183

LaSalle High School (LHS) senior John Evashevski received the 2010 Upper Peninsula Mr. Wrestler Award selected by U.P. wrestling coaches Friday, March 26, and along the way, set a new U.P. record with 183 career wins.   More...

Opinion

Poor Sportsmanship, Profanity Disappointing

To the Editor: I watched the St. Ignace Lady Saints basketball game on a streaming blog on the Internet on Saturday, March 20. The sportscaster had nothing but praise for the St. Ignace Saints and their sportsmanship.   More...

Who Pays for Health Care Lawsuit?

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Computers Have Very Little To Do With Education; Libraries Have Everything

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Kayaks and Trails:

Drummond Sees Promise in New Appeal

Boasting more than 140 miles of shoreline at the eastern tip of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Drummond Island is considered a hidden gem destination among kayakers. More...

Sewer Options Eyed To Curb Weeds in Bay

A consultant recommended a smaller, but more frequent, discharge of treated wastewater into Cedarville Bay to further reduce phosphorous levels in the water, as members of the township board waded through proposed changes to their sewer system at a More...

Island To Freeze Wages in Face of Falling Revenue

Salaries and wages are expected to be frozen on Mackinac Island for the coming budget year, excluding contract work, and cuts are being made to all areas as the city strives to reach a balanced budget. More...

Social

Jacob Smallman

Brian Adam and Angela (nee Rickley) Smallman of St. Ignace announce the birth of their son, Jacob Carven Smallman, born Friday, March 5, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Linus Vork

Gerald and Lindsey (nee Mc- Donald) Vork announce the birth of their son, Linus Gerald Vork, born February 16, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Engaged

Weiss, Hall

Richard and Debra Weiss of St. Ignace announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie, of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Chadwick Hall, also of Charlotte.   Miss Weiss is employed with U.S. Airways in Charlotte.   Mr. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Kuchuk

Ruth Ann Kuchuk, 53, of Drummond Island, was a special education teacher. Mrs. Kuchuk died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at her home.   She was born January 24, 1957, in Detroit, to John Jr. and Marion Pearl (nee Smith) Yadlosky.   More...

Edward ‘Bud’ Dowd

Edward Charles “Bud” Dowd, 73, of Sunnyvale, California, enjoyed a 41-year career with United Airlines, working in Detroit and San Francisco. Mr. Dowd passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at his residence, the Care Home in Sunnyvale. More...

Maxine Hart

Maxine "Max" Hart, 68, of Dafter, died suddenly Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.   She was born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, January 8, 1942, to William and Mildred (nee Calgaro) Conway. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Dillon Shuns Partisanship; Stupak Not Scared

In his first Up North swing on his quest for the Democratic nomination for governor, House Speaker Andy Dillon brought ideas for promoting tourism, agriculture, and other economic growth.   More...

Brevort

The sap is still running well in the Brevort sugar bushes.   The lovely red fox continues to roam around Joe and Sharon Chalmers’ home almost every day. More...

Les Cheneaux

Spring is in the air, as the Les Cheneaux Advisory Committee in Cedarville and Hessel begin taking orders for the annual geranium sale. More...


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