February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Expertise in Cow Health Takes Ruegg Around the Globe

Some pin down their vocation early in life, while others stumble upon it when they least expect it. Veterinarian Pamela Ruegg, a St. More...

News

Clark Township Will Have Dredge Agreement Reviewed

Concerns Over Dollar Amount, Obligations Cited

Before the Clark Township board signs a dredging agreement with the State Waterways Commission to take 1,900 yards of dirt out of Cedarville harbor, trustees have voted 5-0 to have the document reviewed by an attorney.  More...

Personal Injury Accidents Down in 2010 in St. Ignace Area

Car Seats Available at No Cost From Police Dept.

Personal injury accidents on area roadways have been reduced since 2008, according to St. Ignace Fire Chief John “Bucky” Robinson and Police Chief Mark Wilk. More...

Internet Service Might Lure Campers To U.P. Parks, Officials Say

The state’s effort to improve rural development by boosting tourism could bring broadband services to more Upper Peninsula parks, said Keith Creagh, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA). More...

Sports

Rudyard Men Among I-500 Racers

Corey Davidson of Minnesota Claims 7th Victory by Mere Seconds

Several snowmobilers from the Rudyard area participated in the annual I-500 snowmobile race Saturday, February 5, in Sault Ste. More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Elmblad Scores Triple/Double;  Saints Down Hurons, Emeralds  More...

St. Ignace Wrestlers Win First SAC Title Since 2002

Four Saints Win Individual Championships

The St. Ignace Saints captured their first Straits Area Conference wrestling championship since 2002 after outlasting the field of seven opponents at Onaway High School Saturday, February 5.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Local Benefits from Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Largely missing in media coverage of the politically charged controversy over building a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor is the span’s importance to outstate Michigan, including Up North.  More...

Les Cheneaux

It has been a pleasure to enjoy the natural beauty in the islands — bright snow, evergreens covered with snow and just the end of the branches sticking out with dark green tips, snowmobiles and cars driving on the ice, snowshoeing and people wa More...

DEAL ME IN

A Sort-Of Answer to a Sort-Of Query

Dear Mark: I play craps on a $10 minimum table. Can I play a $5 Come or Pass line bet on a $10 minimum table? Lee B. More...

Hospital Shopping for Partnership

Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace will eventually develop a partnership with a larger hospital to improve its financial stability, and is currently exploring its options. More...

Pres. Obama Will Visit U.P. Thursday

President Barack Obama will visit Marquette Thursday, February 10, to see firsthand how the community and its businesses have grown as a result of increased broadband access. More...

Litzner’s Roles for MBA, County Get Court Scrutiny

Judge Dennis Murphy of the 46th Circuit Court in Grayling will issue a decision within 28 days, by March 4, as to whether Mike Litzner’s dual positions as chief financial officer for the Mackinac Bridge Authority and commissioner for Mackinac C More...

Mediators Help Solve Debt Disputes

In Recession, 75% of Local Cases Involve Debt Problems, EUP Center Says

Hampered by today’s economic recession, many have fallen behind on their credit card and house payments, piling up debt that seems impossible to repay. More...

Social

Therrian on NCMC Fall Dean’s List

Molly Therrian of St. Ignace was named to the dean’s list at North Central Michigan College for the semester ending in December. Miss Therrian is a 2009 graduate of LaSalle High School and is pursuing a career in cardiac sonography. More...

Lakers Crown Queen and King

  Marie Bunker and Austin Ruddle were crowned Mackinac Island High School queen and king at the basketball game Friday, February 4, against Beaver Island. (Photograph by Susan Bennett)   More...

Rudyard High School Selects Sweetheart King and Queen

  The Rudyard High School Sweetheart King and Queen 2011 are Willie Jacobus, son of Steve and Pamela Jesse, and Lynn Rye, daughter of Ken and Jackie Rye. They were crowned at the school basketball game Friday, February 4. More...

Obituaries

Helen Pitko

Helen Marie Pitko, 95, of De- Tour Village, died Saturday, February 5, 2011, at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born January 16, 1916, in Detroit to Edward J. More...

Brenda Parks

Brenda Lee Parks, 70, died at home with her family Friday, January 28, 2011, following a lengthy illness.  She was born February 1, 1940, in St. Ignace to Elva and Alfred Martineau.  Ms. More...

Verne Skinner

Verne Robert Skinner, 84, of Pickford, was a World War II veteran who later worked on major local constructon projects like the Mackinac Bridge and the Soo Locks while operating the family farm. More...


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