April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

DDA Buys Downtown Lights

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority will spend $25,282.50 to buy and install new streetlights downtown. The board awarded the contract work to Northwoods Electric of Moran Friday, April 8.  More...

Spring Blooms Ready for Show

St. Ignace Greenhouse will be one of more than 50 vendors at the St. Ignace Home Show and Spring Expo Friday, April 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

News

Bridge Traffic Down 7.6%

 Traffic on the Mackinac Bridge is down 7.6% for the month of March, and revenue is down 2.4% compared to March of last year, according to the Mackinac Bridge Authority. More...

Island Students Hold Candidate Debate

A debate for Mackinac Island candidates will take place at the Mackinac Island Public School at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18. The event will bring city council and school board candidates on the Tuesday, May 3, ballot before the public.  More...

Cloverland Announces Meetings

Deadline Is April 15 To Update Records For Voting

Cloverland Electric Cooperative will hold its annual district meetings Tuesday, April 26, through Thursday, April 28. The purpose of these meetings is to elect one director from each district and provide a business update. More...

Obituaries

Emma Stokes

Emma Marguerite Stokes passed away at Larson Hall, the long-term care unit attached to Cheboygan Memorial Hospital, Friday, November 19, 2010. She was 93.  More...

Ann Bronfman

Ann Loeb Bronfman, a philanthropist and respected summer resident on Mackinac Island, passed away at age 78 Tuesday night, April 5, 2011, at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. She was surrounded by her five children. More...

Opal Lovegrove

Opal Ruth Lovegrove, 95, of Ozark, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care, where she had been a patient for more than eight years.  She was born in Baileyton, Tennessee, to Enoch and Addie (nee Smith) F More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Siren Call to Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island has hosted many national political happenings. More...

Mackinac Island

Spring arrived on Mackinac when the mighty Huron glided into the harbor Wednesday, March 30. She had to go to the north of the Island, owing to the very heavy ice. The St. More...

St. Ignace

We received much needed rain early Sunday morning, April 10, which washed away dirty clumps of snow and melted leftover ice in the Straits.  Rosalie (nee Smith) Picard, a clerk at our Hope Chest resale store, was happy to have a helper one day l More...

All Mackinac Island Ferries Get Franchises

Northern Ferry Company, a combined operation of Arnold Transit and Star Line, was granted a two-year franchise by the City of Mackinac Island Wednesday evening, April 6, and Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry was given its franchise Monday afterno More...

City Mulls Police Staffing Options

A full-time St. More...

Cedarville Dredging Underway

The emergency dredging project designed to take 1,900 yards of material out of Cedarville harbor was started Thursday, April 7, as soon as an extension for performing the work during fish spawning season was obtained and weather conditions permitted More...

Social

Carmichael Earns Degree In Business From Grand Valley State University

Cody Carmichael of Cedarville received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Grand Valley State University in Allenville in December 2010.   More...

Engaged - Savard, Tycast

Mary Jo Coveyou of St. Ignace announces the engagement of her daughter, Meghann Savard, to Matthew Tycast, son of Patrice and the late Mike Tycast of Garfield Heights, Ohio.  More...

Sports

Joe Ostman, Galloway Thurston Receive MVP Wrestling Awards at Banquet

Sophomores Joe Ostman, wres- tling at 189 pounds, and Galloway Thurston, at 171 pounds, contributed 112 victories in 116 matches to the St. More...

St. Ignace Sports Physicals Scheduled for April 15, 19

St. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  News Crew 50, Mackinac Grille 50, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 49, Bessie’s Pasties 47, Apollo Home Mortgage 45, Fred’s Pub 44, Mackinaw Trolley 41, Timmy Lee’s Northern Bells 38.  HTG: Timmy Lee’s Nor More...

Opinion

Mackinac Island Proprietor Recalls Unexpected and Mysterious Guest

To the Editor:  More...

City Council and City Attorney Miss the Point

To the Editor:  If someone is not personally responsible enough to pay their taxes, how can they be trusted to run a city? More...

Please Keep Pets Under Control

To the Editor:  Now that spring is in the air we all want to get outside and start enjoying it, people and animals alike. I would just like to send a reminder out to all of the dog owners out there. More...


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