November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Insurance Costs Rising for County

Judges Appeal for Consideration for Workers

County employees could be hit hard when they have to pay out-of-pocket expenses for their health care coverage in the coming year, say two local judges, suggesting the county should shop around for better insurance rates. More...

News

Waterways Committee Given Go-Ahead To Pursue Dredging, Expansion Funding

Efforts made by the Les Cheneaux Waterways Restoration Committee to secure funding for an estimated $1.3 million emergency dredge of Cedarville Harbor were the focus of an update given to the Clark Township board Thursday, November 18.  More...

City Planning Commission OKs Grant for Walkability Study

With the goal of providing more grant opportunities for nonmotorized transportation projects in the future, the City of St.  More...

VA Begins Paying Benefits for New Agent Orange Claims

More Vietnam veterans now qualify for disability compensation under recently liberalized rules for Agent Orange exposure, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun distributing their disability benefits.   More...

Obituaries

Barbara Bruce

Barbara Furlong Bruce, 78, of Marquette, died Monday morning, November 15, 2010, at the Mather Nursing Center in Ishpeming, where she had been a patient a short while. More...

Darrel Corp

Darrel Corp, 62, passed away November 5, 2010, in Waterford.   He was born August 24, 1948, in Sault Ste Marie to Herman and Elizabeth “Betty” Corp.   More...

Richard Rapin

Richard R. Rapin, 89, of Trafford, Pennsylvania, was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II. He was an ambulance driver in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe, and was awarded five Bronze Stars. Mr. More...

Les Cheneaux Holiday Events Begin

Tree Auction, Bazaar Are Among Highlights

For two consecutive nights, Santa Claus will trade in his wooden sleigh for a wooden boat, arriving in style to light the ceremonial trees at Cedarville Friday, November 26, and Hessel Saturday, November 27. The lighting ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. More...

Local Agencies Accepting Help

Charity Drives Underway in Community

With the holiday season approaching, people may donate food, clothing, and money to many organizations in the area to benefit needy families. More...

Marvin Winkelman: ‘A Positive Spirit’

Leading St. Ignace Businessman Passes Away at Age 93

Marvin R. Winkelman was a leader in community service and one of the foremost businessmen in downtown St. More...

Social

Simmons, Therrian Are Students of the Month

Grant Simmons and Rachel Therrian have been named Students of the Month for October at LaSalle High School.   Grant Simmons   Senior Grant Simmons is the son of Grant and Kelly Simmons of St. Ignace.   More...

Sports

Engadine Eagles Volleyball, Football Athletes Earn Awards at Banquet

The Engadine Eagles volleyball players received awards during the fall banquet Tuesday, November 16. More...

Ishpeming Lone State Football Finalist for U.P.

The Ishpeming Hematites will be the lone Upper Peninsula football team to play for a state championship at Ford Field Friday, November 26, and Saturday, November 27.   More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League   News Crew 45, Mackinaw Trolley 44, Apollo Home Mortgage 36, Mackinac Grille 35, Fred’s Pub 32, Bessie’s Pasties 31, Timmy Lee’s Northern Bells 29, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 28. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Judge Pens Legal Thriller

Michigan's state government has a history of economic woes, from payless paydays for state employees in 1908 and 1959 to the recent reeling from what were months of nation-leading jobless rates. More...

Engadine-Gould City

Hello, everyone.   More...

St. Ignace

We had cooler temperatures in the Straits area Thursday, November 18, with a few snow flurries and night temperatures dropping in the 30s.   Jim Laakko was successful opening day of firearm deer season. More...


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