September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Antique Tractors Converge at Straits

Tractors lined the streets of Mackinaw City and St. Ignace Friday, September 16, for the fourth annual Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Parade and Show. More...

News

Local Schools Seek to Blunt State Funding Cuts With Best Practices

When asked why her school district is implementing best financial practices under a new school aid fund program, Kathy McLeod responded with one word: Money.  “Without it, we’d just throw money away,” said Mrs. More...

GED Classes Are Available Through CCSS

GED Preparation and Testing classes are now beginning at many locations throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula through Consolidated Community School Services (CCSS). Free classes and testing are offered in Sault Ste. More...

Michigan Politics

McDowell Seeks Rematch Against Benishek

Hay farmer Gary McDowell, a Democratic ex-state representative from Rudyard who last year lost to now-U.S. Representative Dan Benishek (R-Crystal Falls), is making another pitch for the congressional seat in 2012. More...

Sports

Rudyard Defense Stands Tall in 14-13 SAC Victory Over Newberry

The Rudyard Bulldog defense bent but didn’t break during a 14- 13 Straits Area Conference (SAC) homecoming win over the Newberry Indians Friday, September 16.  Rudyard, 2-2 on the season and 1-0 in the SAC, overcame secondhalf mistakes and More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  Mackinac Grille 7, Gerry’s Beauty Shop 5, News Crew 5, Apollo Home Mortgage 5, Brown’s Lawn Care 2, Fred’s Pub 2, Mackinaw Trolley 2, Bessie’s Pasties 0.  HTG/s: News Crew 678/1766; HIG/s: Wendy Col More...

Offensive Explosion Key To Pickford Panthers Win

The Pickford Panthers scored three touchdowns in each of the first and second quarters and one in the third and fourth quarters en route to a 57-28 non-conference win over White Pines of Ontario Friday, September 16.  More...

Columns

Rexton-Garnet

The fruits of local gardeners’ labor are sitting on kitchen counters all across our tiny towns. Blueberry and raspberry pies are safely tucked away in the freezer. More...

Les Cheneaux

Duane and Julia King closed up their darling home for the winter and headed for their home in Indiana for a few months before heading for the sunny south to enjoy fishing in the ocean. More...

Mackinac Island

Our weather has been very nice for this late date in September. There were many weddings this past weekend, and it was truly a picture-perfect Mackinac day for all of the brides. More...

Dodson Resigns; Therrian To Fill In

St. Ignace City Manager

Eric Dodson resigned his post as city manager at the St. More...

County Compares Animal Shelter, Control Options

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners has voted to pull out of the proposed East Lake Dam project, but one East Lake property owner is asking the county to seek a lower water level for the lake instead of eliminating a court-mandated level altog More...

Groups To Pursue Downtown Revival

Cedarville

The Clark Township board approved a contract Thursday, September 15, with Smith Sanitation to transport full recycle trailers from their current location on the school grounds to recycle facilities in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Social

Colton Becker

Justin and Tobi Becker of Traverse City announce the birth of their son, Colton James Becker, born Thursday, August 25, 2011, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces at birth and measured 22 inches in length.  More...

Dominic Bloxsom

Brandi Cunningham and Josh Bloxsom, both of St. Ignace, announce the birth of their son, Dominic Reed Bloxsom, born Friday, July 8, 2011, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey. More...

Mason Grondin

David and Dana Grondin of New Boston announce the birth of their son, Mason Mark-Elliott Grondin, born Sunday, August 7, 2011, at Oakwood Main Hospital in Dearborn. More...

Obituaries

Gregory Hokans

Gregory Jude Hokans, a husband and father who pursued many outdoor adventures and enjoyed his career as chief of development and marketing with Mackinac State Historic Parks, died Monday, September 12, 2011. He was 47.  More...

Linda Rutledge

Linda May Hiar Rutledge, 64, of Hessel, died Monday, September 12, 2011, at home with family members at her side.  She was born April 30, 1947, in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Michael ‘Max’ Bentley

Michael “Max” Joseph Bentley, 64, of Valdez, Alaska, died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 13, 2011, while at his moose hunting camp with friends and his nephew, Harvey Bentley of St. More...


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