January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter Celebration Is This Weekend

Mackinaw City

Many events that have continued to be popular for Mackinaw City’s Winterfest will return this weekend, and business owners hope festivities will attract plenty of enthusiastic visitors. More...

Community Will Weigh in on School Drug Test Policy

Les Cheneaux District

A conversation about the student drug policy at Les Cheneaux Community Schools continued Wednesday, January 5, at a school board Policy Committee meeting, where it was determined that more data must be collected, underage drinking and drug abuse must More...

News

No One Hurt When Faulty Stove Causes House Fire

Point LaBarbe Road

A house fire Wednesday, January 5, at W1353 Pointe LaBarbe Road caused conside- rable damage, but no injuries. Home owner Gary Nitz was present but was not hurt when the fire started at about 2:40 a.m., John “Bucky” Robinson, St. More...

Sale Pending on Island Building

The former Edward’s Gifts building on Mackinac Island is being purchased by Ira Green from Al Arbib, with a closing expected in April. The building is on the corner of Main and Astor streets.  More...

Snowmobile Trail Meeting Is Thursday

An informational meeting for snowmobile trail grooming is planned Thursday, January 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Timmy Lee’s Pub in St. Ignace. All are welcome. Free refreshments will be provided. More...

Obituaries

Herman Kamphuis

Herman Kamphuis, 66, of Gwinn and Mackinac Island, passed away Wednesday evening, December 29, 2010, at his home in Gwinn.  He was born in the Netherlands October 15, 1944.  More...

Theodore Schroeder

Theodore Schroeder, 92, of Newberry, died Saturday, January 1, 2011, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry.  He was born October 26, 1918, in Engadine, to August and Alvina (nee Winters) Schroeder.  Mr. More...

Frank Ingram

Frank LeQuellec Ingram, 76, died Sunday, January 2, 2011, at Scripps Green Hospital. He was diagnosed with cancer in May.  He was born March 7, 1934, in Cincinnnati, Ohio, to Robert Ingram and Margaret Heckle.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Nature Loses Important Voice

Among Michigan’s legendary conservation leaders have been those who administer and those who advocate.  Memorable administrators range back to 1960’s Department of Conservation Director Ralph Mac- Mullan and Director Howard Tanner of More...

Rudyard

A reception Monday, January 24, at 6 p.m. at the Kinross Charter Township Hall will honor school board members during School Board Recognition Month. Des- serts will be served. More...

Mackinac Island

The weather certainly has been calm on Mackinac, in comparison to other parts of the country. The nights have been cold, causing ice to form on the Straits of Mackinac. We have very little snow, which makes travel on the snowmobiles difficult. More...

Island To Be Advertised Nationally

The newly formed Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has teamed up with Travel Michigan to launch a million dollar Pure Michigan advertising program that focuses on one destination, Mackinac Island. More...

Leveille To Chair County Commission

Three Join Board

Larry Leveille, entering his sixth consecutive year on the county commission, was unanimously elected to chair the board. Mike Litzner, who served six years on the board from 1999 to 2005, also received a nomination. More...

Businesses Work To Offer Smokers New Amenities

With Winter Weather Settling In, Smokers Are Staying Home and Bar Sales Are Slipping

Now that winter weather has set in, some smokers who frequented bars and restaurants are choosing to stay home to avoid the inconvenience of smoking outside in the cold, business owners say. More...

Social

Mackinaw All Class Reunion Is June 3

The date for the annual Mackinaw City High School All Class Reunion has been set for June 3, reports organizer Russ Beyne, and he would like to encourage strong attendance at the event this year. More...

Alison Matelski Graduated from MTU

Alison Matelski of Moran was graduated from Michigan Technological University Saturday, December 11, with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.   More...

Schlehuber Attends National Conference

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Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Girls Continue  To Roll With Wins  Over Sault, Charlevoix  More...

Ostman First, Five Wrestlers Place During Escanaba Invite

Sophomore Joe Ostman (189), with a 3-0 record and first place finish, led five St. Ignace Saints wrestlers who placed in the top four at the Escanaba Invita- tional Saturday, January 8.  More...

St. Ignace Saints Girls, Boys Bowling Teams Open Seasons

The St. Ignace Saints girls are 2- 4 on the season after defeating Sault Ste. Marie and Petoskey while falling to Rogers City, Gaylord, and Cheboygan twice.  More...

Opinion

Good Schools Could Be Overlooked in State’s New Rating System

To the Editor:  Every few years the Michigan Department of Education and the federal government create a new way to rate the academic performance of schools. More...

Switchboard Operators Book Benefits Historical Society

To the Editor:  This is just a short note to thank you for the article in the December 30 issue on the telephone operators and their get-together. It was all very interesting, and your reporter and photographer did a great job.  More...

Community Support Evident at Hall of Fame Program

To the Editor:  We would like to recognize those who provided the program at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, January 8, for the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame. The food and program were excellent. More...


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