December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Supporters Reach Out to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Confidential Services Are Available Locally

Margaret, an elderly woman in St. Ignace, was physically and emotionally abused by her husband for more than 40 years. She was unhappy, but thought the abuse was normal and acceptable behavior.   More...

Food Donations Aid Needy

Mackinaw City Volunteers Organize Pantry

“I couldn't imagine what it would be like, not knowing what would be for supper,” said Rose LaPointe of Mackinaw City. With that thought , Mrs. More...

News

Planning Already Underway for Spring Community Garden in St. Ignace

It is never too early to start thinking about planting tomatoes, zucchini, and flowers, according to a small group of people planning next year's community garden in St. Ignace.   More...

Mackinaw City Headlands Will Be Prime Site To View Eclipse Tuesday

As the moon passes into the earth's shadow Tuesday, December 21, at 1:30 a.m., all are invited to watch at the Headlands two miles west of Mackinaw City. More...

St. Ignace School Takes Wood Plant Off the Table, Will Ask for Buses, Technology

Millage for buses and technology will be proposed again by St. Ignace Area Schools for the May election, but the wood chip heating plant is now off the table, the board decided Monday, December 13. More...

Sports

Five Saints Grapplers Win Titles; St. Ignace Places 3rd at Lions Invitational

Five St. Ignace wrestlers captured individual titles and the Saints finished third in team standings during the 32nd Annual Lions Wrestling Invitational at LaSalle High School Saturday, December 11.   More...

St. Ignace Bowling League Results

Bluewater League   News Crew 60, Mackinaw Trolley 55, Mackinac Grille 45, Apollo Home Mortgage 43, Timmy Lee’s Northern Bells 43, Fred’s Pub 40, Bessie’s Pasties 40, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 38. More...

Donna Pope To Be Inducted Into LHS Hall of Fame

Donna Pope, a true St. Ignace Saints fan, will receive the Distinguished Service Award during the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, January 8. More...

Opinion

Fond Memories of Marvin Winkelman

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Tax Payers Entitled to Passable Roads

To the Editor: It is 2:50 p.m. Sunday and it has snowed all night and blowing today. We received about eight inches of snow and not a Mackinac County plow in sight. More...

Chairman Calls Newspaper Articles Incomplete, Inaccurate

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Children Show Off Gingerbread Creations

When it comes to choosing a fun-filled holiday activity, building a gingerbread house is tough to beat, often creating memories for children that last a lifetime. More...

County Absorbs Part of Rate Hike

Board Settles on Temporary Insurance Solution

Mackinac County will pay an additional $36,000 toward employee health insurance premiums, delaying the need for workers to have to pay toward rising premium rates. During the delay, commissioners hope to put an alternative health care plan in place. More...

Food Pantry Holiday Efforts Underway

Community Shows Spirit of Giving, Cedarville Thrift Store Workers Say

In hard economic times, Christmas lists are pared to essentials, and, judging by the flow of donations they receive from the community during the holidays, workers at the Cedar Post Food Pantry and Thrift Shop in Cedarville believe Clark Township re More...

Island Hosts Christmas Bazaar

A fire truck piques the interest of Harrison Myers, 7, who tests the wooden toy's ladder while looking over all of the goodies packed inside Community Hall at the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar Satu More...

Social

Anna St. Andrew, Corey Nelson Named Students of the Month

Anna St. Andrew and Corey Nelson have been named November Students of the Month at LaSalle High School.   More...

McMillan Family Marks Anniversaries

The McMillan family claims several milestone wedding anniversaries this year, reported Judy McMillan of Trout Lake.   Gerold and Carol McMillan from Trout Lake celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 12. More...

Dale VanDusen Promoted to Air Force Colonel

Dale VanDusen, originally from St. Ignace, was promoted to a colonel in the United States Air Force October 25, 2010.   More...

Obituaries

William Carmean

William J. Carmean, 69, of Pontiac and Waterford, passed away Saturday, December 4, 2010, at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.   He was born July 19, 1941, in St. Ignace, where he grew up and was graduated from LaSalle High School in 1959. More...

Robert ‘Bob’ Izzard

Robert Neil “Bob” Izzard, 68, of Hessel, died Thursday, December 9, 2010, at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace.   He was born June 29, 1942, in Cedarville to Ford Emmet and Annabelle Izzard.   More...

Pamala Ruby

Pamala S. Ruby, 54, of Newberry, died Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her family.   She was born May 31, 1956, in Newberry to Gerald and Violet Pedrin. She was graduated from Newberry High School in 1975. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Over the decades, for the most part, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has had solid leadership in dealing with issues that have touched the quality of our lives more than do most departments.   More...

Mackinac Island

On a cool, crisp evening, Friday, December 3, folks gathered around the beautiful tree located at the head of the Arnold Dock in the center of Main Street, donated by Dennis Dombroski and his family, in memory of his late father, Henry. More...

St. Ignace

Congratulations to Andrew Doud and Nicole Smith, who will be married Saturday, December 18, on Mackinac Island.   Men’s shopping night in downtown St. More...


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