April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Chief Dock To Be Scrapped, After All - Free Access

The Michilimackinac Historical Society will not attempt to salvage pieces of the Chief Wawatam dock, board members decided at a meeting Wednesday, April 11. More...

Committee: EDC Could Be Scaled Back

Tells County Commission: ‘It’s Time To Commit or Quit’ on Development Decision

Proposed plans for an economic development center in the county can be scaled back to half the cost by eliminating one hired position, says the committee researching the matter, who offered the new plan in the interest of making it more palatable to More...

Bernero Visits U.P. on Cusp of Tribe’s Lansing Casino Vote

With the fate of the proposed $245 million Kewadin Lansing Casino in the hands of Sault Ste. More...

News

Local Assistance Is Available For Those Struggling With Access To Health Care

Almost one in five people in Mackinac County do not have health insurance, according to the most recent data from the United States Census Bureau. That’s higher than the percentage of uninsured in the state and nation. More...

St. Ignace Public Marina Is Getting Ready For Summer

The St. Ignace Public Marina is well on its way to being ready for the season, Director Tim Matelski reported to the Marina Advisory Committee Monday, April 9, but he added, “There’s just a lot to be done down there.”  More...

Chairman, Six Board Members In Tribal Elections This Year

Six Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians board members and the chairman are up for election this year, and voting is open to all tribe members who registered by March 29. More...

Obituaries

Doris ‘Doree’ Winkelman

Doris “Doree” Winkelman, 93, of St. More...

Christopher Riegel

Christopher J. Riegel of Saginaw, formerly of St. Ignace, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was six years old.  Christopher was born November 29, 2005, in Petoskey.  More...

Arlene Saunders

Arlene M. Saunders, 80, of Carp River near St. Ignace, passed away Wednesday morning, April 11, 2012, at Evergreen Living Center in St. Ignace, following a lingering illness.  More...

City To Take Hard Look at Its Budget

Will Bring Questions To April 30 Workshop

A committee meeting with the auditors last week “wasn’t one of the best ones we’ve had,” said City Manager Les Therrian at the City Council meeting Monday, April 16, and, with auditor admonitions in hand, the council is now ta More...

Wildlands Firefighters Ready for the Call

Standing their ground together while working to subdue the nation’s largest wildfires, wildlands firefighters say they learn to rely on each other, perfecting their timing and technique and helping each other cope with dangerous conditions, hea More...

Role Undefined for Transportation Authority at Island

Powers Could Be Broad for Proposed Agency

The City of Mackinac Island is studying the feasibility of setting up a transportation authority, and council members have before them two versions, one that would be empowered to raise taxes and one that would not. More...

Reconstruction Underway For 1700’s Row House

The rebuilding of the South Southwest Row House at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City is underway. More...

Streetlight Installation To Begin May 1

Mackinaw City

Work will begin May 1 to install energy-saving streetlights in downtown Mackinaw City, Downtown Development Authority members learned Wednesday, April 4, from Village Manager Don Beavers. More...

Social

Piper Rutledge

Andy Rutledge and Kelly Kamps of Rising Sun, Maryland, announce the birth of their daughter, Piper Lorelai Rutledge, January 29, 2012, in Wilmington, Delaware. She weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Sports

Saints Wrestlers Honored During Awards Banquet; Ostman, Thurston MVW

Thompson Named Most Improved, Radecki, Brown Receive Coaches Awards

Two-time individual state champion Joe Ostman, with an undefeated 44-0 record in the 215 pound weight class, and Galloway Thurston, state champion in the 171 pound division with a 52-2 record, were selected the Rob Matelski Memorial Most Valuable Wre More...

Bulldogs, Black Bears Continue Successful Early Seasons

Rudyard Softball 2-1 at Superior Dome   The Rudyard Bulldogs finished 2- 1 during the Spring Swing Softball Tournament at the Superior Dome Friday, and Saturday, April 6 and 7.  Rudyard defeated Houghton 2- 0 Friday and lost to Superior Cen More...

St. Ignace Junior High Track Teams Open Season at Home

The St. More...

Columns

Some Michigan First Ladies “Never Worked A Day” by Rosen Standards

Michigan Politics

Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney, took a widely trumpeted shot last week from a Democratic consultant who said she “never worked a day in her life.”  More...

Engadine & Gould City

Hello, everyone.  Friends of the Engadine Library will host a magic show, “The Magic of Recycling,” with magician Jania Taylor, Friday, April 20, at 2:25 p.m. More...

Engadine Consolidated Schools

We only have seven more weeks of school for the students, and a lot of teaching and learning still to accomplish. Currently, there are community surveys at area businesses. More...


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