May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Library Will Seek 1 Mill for Operations

Cuts in Support From State and City Sources Leave Little Choice, Board Says

A proposed shift in employee benefit funding from the city to the library, coupled with falling revenue from penal fines and reduced state aid, leaves no choice but to come up with more library revenue, say St. More...

Cedarville Riders Raise $850 for Charity

Ten young bicyclists ranging in age from seven to 12 years old raised nearly $850 for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Sunday, May 1, as part of an annual Bike-a-thon in Cedarville. More...

News

Veterans Clinic Located at Voyagers

The site for the new Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic will be at the former Voyagers dinner theater at 14540 Mackinaw Highway in Mackinaw City, just south of the southbound entry ramp to I-75.  More...

MSHP Looks at New Funding Source

Within months the Mackinac Island State Park Commission could tap into a more stable source of funding for its annual $1.5 million stipend, the Department of Natural Resources Park Endowment Fund, rather than rely on the legislature to allocate the f More...

Monroe, Nettleton, Hoath Elected As Cloverland Electric Co-Op Directors

Gerald Nettleton, Linda Hoath, and Virgil Monroe were elected as directors for Cloverland Electric Cooperative, the cooperative announced Monday, May 2. More...

Obituaries

Edward Desormeaux

Edward Joseph Desormeaux, 81, of Kelden, died April 28, 2011, at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born July 12, 1929, in Barbeau, to Eugene and Catherine (nee Kowalczyk) Desormeaux.  More...

Lyle ‘Geet’ McLeod

Lyle F. “Geet” McLeod, 79, of Hessel passsed away Tuesday morning, May 3, 2011, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care in St. Ignace, following a lingering illness.  More...

Dorothy Merchant

Dorothy Elizabeth Merchant, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully the morning after her 101st birthday, Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Mackinac Straits Hospital Long Term Care facility.  She was born April 25, 1910, in St. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Governors and the U.S. Presidency

Seventeen governors have become president, starting with Thomas Jefferson of Virginia and most recently George W. Bush of Texas.  More...

Les Cheneaux

I had a cute letter from Millie Bailey, who now lives in Sault Ste. Marie. She is nearly 92 years old. More...

Les Cheneaux

Three gatherings in Cedarville and Hessel are filling the rooms at the local motels this week, making for smiling faces at several places of business. More...

Election Results - Free Access

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Hospital To Lay Off at Least 15

“Good people are going to lose their jobs,” CEO Rod Nelson says, as at least 15 positions will be eliminated from the St. More...

Putting Collaboration Into the Equation

St. Ignace, Mackinac Island Students Work Together To Study Logistics of Boat Travel

From dock to dock, 6.5 miles of water separates algebra students on Mackinac Island and in St. Ignace, and now for the first time students are using the geographic divide to create a mathematics project. More...

County Pins Down Alliance Contract

Says No to Campground Lease Offer

The Mackinac County commission approved a $15,000 contract with the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) Thursday, April 28, with hopes that countywide economic development strategies will be created.  The contract, which was reworked by comm More...

Social

Alumni To Gather

There will be an all-class Alumni Banquet Saturday, May 21, in the Pickford High School Multi-Purpose Room. Social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to be served at 7 p.m. Entertainment and recognition of classes will follow. More...

Honor Roll Announced

Pickford High School  Third Quarter  More...

Davis, Chambers Are Named LaSalle Students of the Month

Immanuel Davis and Abby Chambers have been named the Students of the Month for March at LaSalle High School.  More...

Sports

Lady Saints Hoops Team Honored at State Capitol, Awards Banquet

The St. More...

Brimley Girls, Cedarville Boys Race to Web Morrison Track Titles

The Brimley girls and Cedarville boys captured the Web Morrison Memorial Track and Field Invitational titles Saturday, April 30.  The Bays tallied 132 points to win the girls division, followed by St. More...

Cedarville Boys, Brimley Girls Finish First at Robert W. Smith Track Meet

The Brimley Bays girls and the host Cedarville Trojans finished first during a six-team meet at the Robert W. More...


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