July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Calley Sees Signs For State Optimism

Lieutenant Governor Visits St. Ignace, U.P.

The growth of the economy often comes down to individual decisions, says Brian Calley, Michigan’s lieutenant governor. He points to decisions and trends to be optimistic about in Michigan going into the second half of 2011. More...

Cedarville: Talents In Art Are A Benefit

Alliance Project So Far: 2 Communities Share Development Ideas; 2 More Sessions Planned

At the conclusion of the economic development brainstorming session hosted by the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) in Cedarville Thursday, July 14, the large sheet of paper behind project coordinator Marilyn Kapp and president Andy Hayes was c More...

Island: History Angle Has Room To Grow

Selling horse feed and supplies on Mackinac Island, presenting local history in even more detail, and expanding recreation activities in the evening hours are among opportunities that community members identified when they attended an economic develo More...

News

DDA Projects Nearing Completion for Downtown Street Lights, Landscaping

Fencing has been installed around St. Anthony’s Rock and new downtown streetlights may be put in as early as this week, the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) members learned at their meeting Friday, July 8. More...

Rudyard Lions Triathlon, 5K Run Scheduled for July 31

The annual Rudyard Lions Triathlon and 5K run will be the first leg of the fourth annual Upper Peninsula Triathlon Triple Crown, which also includes the established triathlon races in Curtis Saturday, August 6, and in Grand Marais Sunday, September 4 More...

Rudyard Summerfest Is July 29

Rudyard Summerfest will take place from 4 p.m. Friday, July 29, through 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31. More...

Sports

Golf Scramble To Benefit Erickson Center for the Arts

A golf scramble to benefit Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will be Sunday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at the Newberry Country Club. The cost is $45 per person for 18 holes. There will be four-person teams for men and women. More...

1973 Saints Football Team To Be Inducted Into LHS Sports Hall of Fame

Ceremony To Take Place Saturday, August 27

The 1973 St. Ignace Saints football team, which held a perfect 9-0 record, will be inducted into the LaSalle High School Sports Hall of Fame at Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, August 27. The induction ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Village Inn To Host Celebrity Golf Reception on Island

A celebrity walk-around reception on Mackinac Island will feature eight former National Hockey League players and two Major League Baseball players Wednesday, August 24, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  More...

Opinion

Relay For Life Committee Credits Support From Community and School District for Success

To the Editor:  This year’s Relay for Life was a great success! With a combined effort throughout Mackinac County we have been able to continue our fight against cancer. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Superb book on GOP’s Formidable Elly Peterson

Michigan politics for decades has been replete with women who successfully advanced women’s causes and were in the forefront of the unsuccessful fight for the Equal Rights Amendment.  More...

Les Cheneaux

The yacht club race was Saturday, July 16, with eight sailboats racing. It sure is great to be on the shore and watch. The colors of the sails are super. To the sailors, may each of you enjoy a great summer sailing in Les Cheneaux.  More...

Brevort

Are these the dog days of summer? One would think so, and we’re to have quite a bit of hot summer weather this week and into the next. The evenings are cool and good for sleeping. Enjoy.  More...

July Tourism Is Strong at Straits

Tourism revenues were down in May, picked up later in June, and are doing better than average in July.  That seems to be nearly everyone’s story this summer, and nearly everyone seems to be holding the weather accountable.  More...

Fish Feast Is Sat.

St. Ignace Event Celebrates Heritage

A Native American memorial service, vendors offering a variety of local fish dishes, a fireworks display, and a parking lot full of games for children will make up this year’s St. Ignace Fish Feast, beginning at 4 p.m. More...

Relay for Life Surpasses Its Goal

Anxious to begin the 24-hour Relay for Life, walkers line up behind Miss St. Ignace, Morgan Gustafson, who cuts the ribbon at 1 p.m. Friday, July 15. More...

Recycling, Blight on Clark Twp. Agenda

The Clark Township board will discuss the future of recycling in the community at the Thursday, July 21, meeting. More...

Social

Gina Calcaterra Deployed to Iraq

Sr. Airman Gina Calcaterra has been deployed to Balad Air Force Base in Iraq. More...

Local Students Earn Degrees

Local students earned degrees from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo during spring 2011 commencement ceremonies. Tyler Huskey of St. Ignace received a Bachelor of Science degree in aviation maintenance technology. Chelcee Tiernan of St. More...

BIRTH

Violet Dufresne

Eric and Melanie (nee Sheridan) Dufresne of Dayton, Ohio, announce the birth of their daughter, Violet Sheridan Dufresne, born Friday, June 3, 2011, at Wright Patterson Medical Center at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. More...

Obituaries

James Lowry

James W. Lowry, 77, a longtime resident of Curtis, died peacefully at his home in Curtis Friday, July 1, 2011.  He was born May 4, 1934, in Cedar Lake in Montcalm County to James and Lottie May (nee Clark) Lowry. More...

Sarah Fountain-Garcia

Sarah Lynn Fountain-Garcia, 35, of Galveston, Texas, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, July 12, 2011, at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  She was born February 22, 1976, in Lansing to Cynthia “Cindy” Fountain More...

Jeffrey Sell

Jeffrey Sell, 42, of Curtis, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, in a boating accident at South Manistique Lake in Curtis.  More...


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