March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Harbor Expansion Eyed at Cedarville

With $1.02 Million Grant on Table, Scope of Proposed Project Must Be Decided

The Clark Township board will work more closely with the Les Cheneaux Waterways Restoration Committee, a group of concerned citizens that has successfully lobbied to bring in state funding for an improvement project at the Cedarville Harbor. More...

Ely Will Direct Library

The biggest question in the mind of new city library director Debra Ely as she starts her new job is to find out what patrons have on their minds: what would they like to see in their library? Ms. More...

News

Changes In The Food Assistance Program May Bring Enrollments Up

A slight drop in the number of people using food assistance in Mackinac County and across the state may have more to do with the state making it harder for needy people to qualify, than a reflection of reduced need, human services workers say. More...

Cedarville Woman Perishes From Duplex Fire

A house fire claimed the life of Dawn Brooks, 44, of Cedarville Thursday, February 23. The blaze was an accident, fire officials said, related to smoking.  More...

Coast Guard Breaks Up Ice In Eastern Upper Peninsula

The Biscayne Bay broke the ice between St. Helena Island and the mainland and between the Mackinac Bridge and the mainland, the United States Coast Guard announced   Friday, February 24. More...

Sports

LaSalle Girls Qualify for State Finals

Joe Snowaert, Sharman Colegrove Earn State Final Bid

The LaSalle High School girls bowling team qualified for the state finals for the fifth time and Joe Snowaert and Sharman Colegrove will compete in the individual state finals after placing in the top 10 among individual bowlers during regionals at T More...

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Saints Close Non-Conference Schedule With Win over Trojans The St. Ignace Saints completed their non-conference schedule with a 72-22 road win over the Cedarville Trojans Tuesday, February 21. More...

BOYS BASKETBALL

St. Louis Scores 32 in Saints Win over Chiefs   Curtis St. Louis scored 32 points, a game high, to lead the St. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING FEBRUARY 16, 2012 AT 6:00 PM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 6:00 PM  Present – Hill, Carpenter, Wellnitz, Lofdahl, Miller.   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Monday, February 20, 2012 at the Little Bear East Community Center.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...

Ferries Tell City: Ease Rules Or Put Us Out of Business

Mackinac Island

All Mackinac Island ferry companies have asked the city to ease off its requirements for late night and late season runs, to allow the companies to set a higher maximum ticket price, and to consider charging them a lower franchise fee to curtail a lo More...

EUP Library May Pool Resources

Proposed District Would Create Revenue Stream, But At Cost of Local Control?

Many libraries in the Eastern Upper Peninsula are struggling to provide essential services, so there is talk of combining resources. More...

Saints, Chiefs Basketball Game Aids Hospital

Girls Basketball Contest Between St. Ignace And Cheboygan Benefits Hospital

The girls basketball rivalry between St. More...

Social

Photo

Donna Shepard (left) and Dick Harrison (right) celebrate the 80th birthday of their uncle, Bob Van Horn (center) with cake and friends at a surprise party. Mr. More...

Gary and Mary Ann Salo Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Gary and Mary Ann Salo of Rudyard celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary February 10, 2012. They were married at the United Methodist Church in Pickford in 1962.  More...

Brimley Crowns Homecoming Queen Frazier and King Bryer

Seniors Whitney Frazier and Ben Bryer were chosen homecoming queen and king at Brimley high school before the boys varsity basketball game February 10, 2012. More...

Obituaries

Joyce Chambers

Joyce Harris Chambers, 88, of Crivitz, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012, in Peshtigo at Rennes West Health Center.  She was born July 17, 1923, in Crivitz, to John and Stella (nee Hill) Harris, the youngest of eight children.&n More...

Norman Young

Norman Robert Young, 84, of Drummond Island, died Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.  He was born September 6, 1927, in Highland Park, to Norman and Theresa (nee Alschbach) Young.  He was graduate More...

Bertha Newland

Bertha L. Newland, 89, of Trout Lake, passed away early Saturday morning, February 25, 2012, at the home of her son and daughter-inlaw, Roger and Debra Newland near Trout Lake.  She was born in Strongs August 8, 1922. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

History On Michigan Primaries And Mudslides

In presidential primaries, Michigan winners are not always national nominees.  Michigan, over the decades, has had some classic presidential primary battles where the winners were out of sync with the national outcome.  More...

Brevort

The days are getting longer and the gas prices are getting higher. What will this mean for the summer tourists and businesses?  More...

Rexton-Garnet

We live in an area where the saying is, “Six months of winter and six months of tough sledding.” So far, the winter isn’t holding up its end of the deal.  The days are getting longer, the seed catalogs have arrived, and the new More...


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