May 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tribal Members OK Lansing Casino

Members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians voted to approve plans to open a casino in Lansing Thursday, May 3. Tribe members approved the referendum by a vote of 3,947 to 2,311.  More...

Service To Honor Fallen Police

Parade, Ceremony at St. Ignace May 16

In 2004, Detective John Weir of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Department passed away because of a stab wound he had sustained 14 years earlier, when he had responded to a call that involved a man who had threatened people with a knife. More...

News

Mackinaw City To Celebrate 50 Years of Michilimackinac Pageant May 26 - 28

“The pageant has been a unifying influence in this town. It’s a tradition. When you’re born here, you’re destined to be in the pageant.”  -Ken Teysen, Mackinaw City   More...

Students From Six Local Schools Learn To Collaborate, Challenge Each Other at Camp

Sixth grade students from Cedarville, Pickford, DeTour, Brimley, Paradise, and the Ojibwe Charter School converged on the Northwoods Christian Camp in Pickford for a two-day camping experience Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, that introduced them More...

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Is Saturday

U.S. Post Office letter carriers will gather food donations for the needy Saturday, May 12, in “Stamp Out Hunger,” a program of the National Association of Letter Carriers.   More...

Sports

St. Ignace Saints Girls, Boys Basketball Teams Honored at Awards Banquet

The St. Ignace Saints girls (25-1) and boys (8-13) basketball teams were honored during the annual awards banquet at LaSalle High School Wednesday, May 2.   More...

Cedarville Girls, Boys Finish First at EUPC Golf Matches

The Cedarville girls and boys captured first place at the Eastern Upper Peninsula golf match held at the Jewel Golf Course on Mackinac Island Thursday, May 3.  More...

Saints Girls, Manistique Boys Win St. Ignace Kiwanis Track Invitational

The St. Ignace Saints girls and the Manistique Emeralds boys captured first place during the annual Kiwanis Invitational Friday, May 4.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Benishek Opens District Headquarters In Traverse City

President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are already exchanging barbs as if the post-primary general election campaign has started.  Obama, unusual for an incumbent in the primary season, has in remarks and those of More...

Les Cheneaux

A much-needed rain covered the Les Cheneaux area this past week, and it was welcome. Everything was tinder dry, and a small fire could have easily exploded into a conflagration in no time. More...

DeTour

Spring has arrived in DeTour, and area businesses that traditionally close for the winter are now open.  More...

2 Economic Growth Ideas May Merge

As Mackinac County commissioners decide their role in fostering countywide economic growth Thursday, May 10, members of the Mackinac County Planning Commission will urge them to merge the two options under consideration into one concerted effort, bel More...

City Reaches For Financial Solutions

Looking more frequently at city expenses, raising taxes, charging for emergency fire runs, and making further cuts in city services were ideas discussed at a City of St. Ignace budget work session Wednesday, May 2.  More...

St. Ignace Gardeners Produce Lettuce in February, and Now

One Hundred Tomato Plants

On a 45-degree day in St. Ignace, it’s 86 degrees in Bill and Patty Peek’s greenhouse. More...

Social

Top Senior Academic Achievers Recognized by School Districts

Ninety-six students will earn Principals Awards for academic achievement from the Eastern Upper Peninsula Secondary School Principals Association during a luncheon Monday, May 14, at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. More...

Cedarville High School Inducts Honor Society Members

Cedarville High School’s newest inductees to the National Honor Society include (front, from left): Keith Bouschor, Seth Bale, Sam Eberts, Bekah Miller, Hope Nightlinger, John Frazier; (second More...

Margaret Canavos

Jim and Renee (nee Sandberg) Canavos of Greenville, South Carolina, announce the birth of their daughter, Margaret Beatrice Canavos. More...

Obituaries

Stephen Balyo

Stephen Edward Balyo, 63, formerly of Mackinaw City, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012, at his home in North Fort Myers, Florida.  He was born December 23, 1948, in Flint. He was a 1971 graduate of Adrian College.  More...

Marcella Wilcox

Marcella Ann Wilcox, 68, of De- Tour Village, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at home surrounded by her family.  She was born July 25, 1943, in Grand Haven to Alfred Pierce Day and Margaret Amelia (nee McQuarter) Day.  More...

Francis ‘Pat’ Andress

Francis “Pat” Andress, 79, of St. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING APRIL 26, 2012 • 3:30 PM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 3:35PM  Roll Call: Present – Hill, Wellnitz, Miller, Carpenter Absent – Lofdahl   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

Council Proceedings (Unofficial)  The regular meeting of the St. Ignace City Council was held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. More...


Click here for digital edition
2012-05-10 digital edition