May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Museum Earns Preservation Award

A diversity of knowledge, talent, and skills came together to make the restoration of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture building in St. Ignace a success, says director Shirley Sorrels, who sought and received state recognition for the project. More...

News

Emergency Management Office Says Communication and Cooperation Key in Disaster Situation

With recent reports of devastation caused by natural disasters across the world, communities in Mackinac County have asked their local fire and police departments “What if that level of disaster were to happen here?” Giving people accurat More...

Coast Guard Guides Boaters Back To Marinas for Lack of Life Vests

The Ninth Coast Guard District is urging boaters to take proper safety precautions after Coast Guard boarding teams escorted seven boats back to marinas this weekend, when it was found that they did not have the sufficient number of life jackets onbo More...

Benishek Plans Two Local Meetings

U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek will meet with constituents Monday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at St. Ignace City Hall and Friday, May 20, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mary’s Bistro on Mackinac Island.   More...

Sports

Bunker, Burton Win Individual Titles; Lakers, Trojans Post Team Victories

Marie Bunker of Mackinac Island and Ian Burton of DeTour were individual low medalists and the Mackinac Island girls and Cedarville boys posted team honors during the first Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference golf meet of the season at the Grand Hotel More...

Upcoming Sports Schedule

Thursday, May 12 SB St. Ignace at Pickford TK St. Ignace at East Jordan  Friday, May 13 SB St. Ignace at Pellston   Friday, May 13 SB Pickford/Cedarville Invite  More...

St. Ignace Saints Girls, Boys Sweep Kiwanis Track Championships

The St. Ignace girls and boys swept the St. More...

Opinion

Is Springtime Coast Guard Presence Necessary at Les Cheneaux?

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Parking Meters Deter Downtown Business

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Talent Impressive At Green and Gold Revue

To the Editor:  We attended the Engadine school’s Green and Gold Revue and we were so pleased to see such talent. It was a fantastic program. The students and teachers did a great job.  Looking [forward to] next year’s program. More...

Farmers Share Ideas for UP-wide Food Distribution

Regional Agriculture Program Growing

Selling farm vegetables to waiting customers even before they’re grown and planted was a suggestion that emerged when several local farmers voiced their concerns about agriculture issues in the Eastern Upper Peninsula during a public meeting at More...

St. Ignace Hotels Turn Down Hike in 2% Room Tax

Local Tourism Bureaus Mull Option

Visitors bureaus will now have the option to increase the amount of room tax that can be imposed on hotel and motel guests from 2% to 5% this season, granted by a new law passed by the state last fall. More...

St. Ignace Voters Reject Millage

EUP, Mackinaw City May 3 Elections

Both proposed millages from the St. Ignace Area Schools were turned down at the ballot box Tuesday, May 3. The proposed millages were to allow the schools to purchase technology upgrades and new buses for the school district. More...

8 To Lead Village Arts Committee

Eight community members were named to the new Arts Vision committee, committed to developing the arts in Mackinaw City, at the village council meeting Thursday, May 5. More...

Social

Harrington, Winkelman Named LaSalle High School’s April Students of the Month

Raleigh Harrington and Lauren Winkelman have been selected as students of the month at LaSalle High School for April.  Raleigh Harrington  More...

BIRTH

Jakeb Suarez

Mario and Michelle Suarez of Pellston announce the birth of a son, Jakeb Manuel Suarez, born Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 11.4 ounces and measured 21.5 inches in length. More...

ENGAGEMENT

Sara-Lee Amoson and William Charles Case

Russell and Carrie Amoson of Locust Grove, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara- Lee, to William Charles Case, son of Barton and Nancy Case of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and grandson of Eileen Nye of Hessel and Petoskey. More...

Obituaries

Donald Weeks

Donald Jay Weeks, 51, of Elk Rapids, died May 2, 2011, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City after a short illness.  More...

Sharon Wyers

Sharon Lynn Wyers, 71, of St. Ignace passed away at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey Saturday, May 7, 2011, following a battle with cancer. She was born August 16, 1939, in Grand Rapids to Al and Mary Immel of Trout Lake. More...

Delbert Nelson

Delbert “Del” David Nelson, 70, was an electrical engineer who worked in the aerospace industry. Mr. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan Lawmakers’ Roles In Post-Osama bin Laden Era

Few lawmakers on Capitol Hill had a better insight than two from Michigan about the extraordinary swooped-in raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Few will have more impact on what’s next.  More...

Rudyard

With almost a packed house May 5, the Rudyard school board made $779,556.96 in cuts to our schools. Many people were there to discuss cutting three bus runs out to the Kincheloe area, which many were not in agreement with. More...

Les Cheneaux

The Les Cheneaux Community Library continues to be a busy place. The summer film series starts June 8 and continues each Wednesday until August 10. There will be a “Magic Workshop” at the library Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. More...


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