September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Council Wants Budget Reports

Marina, Recreation Among Concerns

In its continuing struggle to get a handle on its budget, the St. More...

Programs To Spotlight World of Dog Sledding

In Curtis This Weekend

Professional sled dog racers from across the country will be gathering in Curtis at the Erickson Center for the Arts for the Midwest Iditarod Teachers' Conference Friday, September 24, and Sled Dog Symposium Saturday, September 25, where they will b More...

News

Hours Are Changed at Naubinway Health Clinic; Community Petitions

Low patient volume at the Naubinway Family Health Clinic has led to reduction of hours there, and the clinic’s full-time nurse practitioner, Carol Norman, has resigned, although the two events may not be related.   More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Is Up 2%

Traffic crossing the Mackinac Bridge increased 2% for the month of August, compared to August 2009, according to the Mackinac Bridge Authority. This August, 568,137 vehicles crossed the bridge, while 557,125 crossed during August 2009. More...

Ross Pleads Guilty to Carjacking

Andrew Ross, 25, pleaded guilty to carjacking for his part in the failed escape attempt from Kinross Correctional Facility July 15. More...

Sports

Football

Big Plays On Offense, Defense Lift Saints Over Hurons   Big plays on offense and defense lifted the St. Ignace Saints to a 67-30 Straits Football League win over the Rogers City Hurons at Saints Field Friday, September 17.   More...

Flag Football Title Game Is October 2

The St. Ignace Recreation Department is hosting the travel flag football championship Saturday, October 2, at McCann Field. Cedarville will play Pickford at 10 a.m. Brimley takes on St. Ignace at 11 a.m. More...

Cross Country

Cedarville Girls First, Boys Second at Ellsworth Invite   The Cedarville girls finished first and the boys second during the House on the Hill cross country invitational at Ellsworth Saturday, September 18.   More...

Opinion

Purchasing Ferry Docks Is a Good Thing for Island

To the Editor: More...

Questions Remain Unanswered After Mackinac Island Meeting

To the Editor: I was in the crowd for the Mackinac Island City Council meeting Wednesday, September 8. More...

City Residents Have Lost a Friend

To the Editor: Last week I lost a friend and the City lost a very important person; Mary Nichols died and she was truly our eyes, ears, and voice with her attendance at city meetings and then her report to us in her letters to the editor. More...

Schools To Get 3,500 Computers

As part of the largest single competitive grant the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District ever received, school districts in three counties will receive laptop computers for all students in seventh through 12th grades.   More...

Judge Ned Fenlon Dies at Age 106

Local Legislator Aided Straits Area, Pushed for Mackinac Bridge Construction

A significant force in Michigan and the Straits area, St. Ignace native Edward “Ned” H. Fenlon died in Long Beach, California, Sunday, September 19, 2010. He was 106 years old.   More...

789 Tractors Cross Bridge

A parade of 789 antique farm tractors chugged across the Mackinac Bridge and drew large crowds of onlookers in both Mackinaw City and St. More...

Social

Lilyana Pavlat

Tim and Heather (nee Porterfield) Pavlat of El Paso, Texas, announce the birth of their daughter, Lilyana Grace, born Sunday, September 5, 2010, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

St. Ignace DDA To Meet Oct. 15

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority will meet Friday, October 15, at 8 a.m. at City Hall, instead of Friday, October 8. More...

State Park To Host Festival This Week

A Fall Festival is planned Friday, September 24, through Sunday, September 26, at Wilderness State Park near Mackinaw City. The activities are family oriented and are open to campers and the public. More...

Obituaries

Patricia Markle

Patricia Ann VanVorst Markle, 63, died Thursday, September 16, 2010, at her home in Pickford.   She was born February 23, 1947, in Kalamazoo, to LaVern C. and Melva Jane (nee Bond) VanVorst.   More...

Franklin ‘Russell’ Moffitt

Franklin “Russell” Moffitt, 84, of Drummond Island, died Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Jack Riness

Jack Edwin Riness served in the Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II, and went on to a career as a stone mason and bricklayer, following a family tradition. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Great Moments in Political Debates

In some respects, this year's gubernatorial election campaign is one of the most unusual in decades.   More...

Les Cheneaux

Fall is in the air, and it seems to happen all of a sudden. The air suddenly seems to change, the trees break out in color, and the nights are colder. Many summer cottages have closed for the year. More...

DEAL ME IN

Over 21 In Dog Years Doesn't Count

Dear Mark: More...


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