June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Elmer Will Resign From Marina Job

Marina Director Gene Elmer vowed to resign at the end of the year during discussions about the financial troubles at the city marina, and the St. Ignace City Council said it will name a new council member next month. More...

VW Bug Shows Off Big Block Power

Coming To Weekend Car Show

Catastrophes can sometimes be blessings in disguise.  When Paul Bosco of Novi totaled his 1970 Volkswagon Bug in a crash last year—a loyal, dependable car he’d driven for the past 12 years—he was initially distraught about it. More...

News

Mackinac Bridge Authority To Raise Price For Walkers, Bikes, or Sleds Transported Across

The expiration card on Mackinac Bridge commuter cards has been extended for one more year, until the end of 2012, and fees for transporting those on foot, bicycle, or snowmobile across the Mackinac Bridge are going up effective January 1, 2012, the M More...

Mackinaw City Council Denies Increasing Customer Service Ratios

Businesses in one Mackinaw City district won’t be able to use more of their floor space for customer service, a move proposed by a local business owner and considered by the village council in recent weeks. More...

Michigan Politics

Campaign Finance Disclosure System ‘Highly Dysfunctional’

In reporting last week that 2010 campaign finance transparency hit new lows, Michigan’s top watchdog on the issue said lax enforcement brought “extreme delight of the interest groups and individuals who want to buy election outcomes witho More...

Obituaries

David Lovegrove

David Lee Lovegrove, 68, of Ozark, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 12, 2011, at his home on Lovegrove Road in Ozark.  He was born in Ozark January 19, 1943, to Howard F. and Virginia (nee Blattert) Lovegrove.  More...

Dorothy ‘Sis’ Brown

Former city golf champion Dorothy “Sis” Brown, 87, of St. Ignace passed away Friday, June 17, 2011, at her home. She was devoted to her family, and was married to the former Mackinac County Prosecutor James J. Brown for 65 years. More...

Trisha Litzner

Trisha Nicole Litzner, 30, of St. Ignace passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning, June 17, 2011, at her home.  She was born November 1, 1980, in Howell to David and Angela (nee Lee) Litzner.  More...

St. Ignace Car Show Is This Week

The 36th Annual St. Ignace Car Show begins Thursday, June 23, and continues through Saturday, June 25. Custom car painter Paul Hatton is this year’s guest of honor. More...

Mackinaw City May License Ferries

A ferryboat ordinance is now being considered by the Village of Mackinaw City, designed to protect the interests of the village and its residents and help pay for the essential services the village must provide to ferry boat customers. More...

Show Car Is Former Rock Celebrity Ride

Mustang To Be Featured at St. Ignace

In 1969, Paul Amman of Mellen, Wisconsin, bought his first brand new Shelby Mustang as a 20-year-old at a Ford dealership in Illinois.  “At the time I didn’t know how rare the cars were,” he said, reflecting that he’d ori More...

Social

Crawford Earns Master’s Degree

Michael Crawford, who was graduated from DeTour Area Schools in 2001, has earned a master’s degree in public policy from Michigan State University.  Mr. More...

Sports

North Girls, South Boys Post Victories at All-Star Classic; Hatfield Earns MVP

Justine Hatfield of Pickford was named Most Valuable Player after scoring 19 points to lead the North Squad to a 88-58 win over the South in the 26th Annaul Upper Peninsula Hall of Fame All-Star game held at Norway High School Saturday, June 18.  More...

EUP Players, Coaches Will Participate in All-Star Football

Seventeen players and three coaches from the Eastern Upper Peninsula will participate in the annual U.P. Football All-Star football game at the Superior Dome in Marquette Saturday, June 25.  More...

Horseshoe and Golf League Results

Dan’s Place Horseshoe League  Women’s AA: Joe’s Bar and Grill 42, Opps and Whoops and Demawating Development 31, Jackpine Bar and Grill 28, Lil Chucks Lawn Care 26.  Women’s A: Bay Mills 28, Chippewa Animal Clinic 24 More...

Columns

St. Ignace

This weekend will be among the busiest summer weekends in our town as Nostalgia Productions hosts the annual St. Ignace Car Show, beginning with Kewadin Cruise night Thursday, June 23. The Down Memory Lane Parade will be Friday evening, June 24. More...

DeTour

We finally had a Saturday with beautiful weather and the DeTour Farmers Market began to meet its potential as the place to see friends on a Saturday morning. More...

Brevort

Midsummer arrived with a brilliant red sunrise, then it clouded up and the wind started, along with cooler temperatures. The annual midsummer potluck was held in the basement of Trinity Church Sunday, June 19. More...


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