October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Lessons Learned in ‘Walk To School’

Pickford Public School students jump at the chance to walk to school with their superintendent (far left) Angela Nettleton, parents, community members, and other staff members Wednesday, October 3. More...

Ambulance Appeal on Mackinaw City Ballot November 6

Voters in Cheboygan County, including those in Mackinaw City, will decide whether to renew an ambulance millage for an increased amount at the Tuesday, November 6, general election.  More...

News

Moran Twp. Sign Blown Down, To Be Refurbished

The Moran Township sign was blown off its frame during the bout of strong winds Monday, September 24, and the township will restore it before reinstalling it.  More...

Northern Michigan Cinemas Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Elaine Dawson, 69, of Bellaire, the owner of a chain of cinemas in the area, pleaded guilty Wednesday, October 10, to one count of tax evasion, U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles, Jr. announced Wednesday. Ms. More...

New Planning Commissioners Say Group Could Do More

Mackinac County Planning Commissioners reviewed the county’s master plan Wednesday, October 3, deciding to make minimal changes to the document. More...

Obituaries

Carol Bonner

Carol Alenius Bonner, 69, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2012.  She was born April 10, 1943, in Sault Ste. More...

Heidi Kerridge

Heidi Marie Kerridge, 29, of Newberry, died suddenly Sunday, October 7, 2012, in Newberry.  She was born February 5, 1983, in Manistique, to Rick Kerridge and Kelly Jones.  More...

Opinion

Ballot Proposals Are Critical To Michigan Turnaround

37th Senate District   More...

Passage of Proposal 5 Would Spell Disaster for Michigan Communities

The Council of Michigan Foundations and the Michigan Nonprofit   Association join the growing list of concerned organizations across the state opposing the Proposal 5 Ballot initiative facing voters   Tuesday, November 6.  More...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Time, Effort Wasted on Ordinance Discussions

I am resigning my chair position and membership on the Clark Township Planning Commission.  I am doing this for a number of reasons.  More...

Will Recreation Tax Pass in November?

Township Millages Fail in Primary, But This Time Could Be Different, Supervisors Say

The recreation millage requests for both Moran and St. Ignace townships failed in August but will reappear on the November 6 ballot. More...

Northern Wings Recognized in State, Region

Goudreau Earns Business Awards

“I’m from here, and I’ve got a purpose here. That purpose is economic development,” said David Goudreau, Upper Peninsula business owner and winner of state and national business awards.  More...

Volunteers Needed To Work on Snowmobile Trails October 20 and 27

New Signs To Revamp Look of Trails

Local volunteers are being asked to take part in snowmobile trail preparations this year, including a major sign overhaul that will change how trails look throughout Michigan, said Neil Hill, vice president of the Straits Area Snowmobile Club. More...

City Sewer Rates To Rise January 1

Rural Development Demands St. Ignace Pay Back $82,000 From Bond Funds

St. Ignace sewer customers will see a sewer rate increase beginning January 1, which will amount to about $1.75 a month for a typical household and about $20 a month for larger users, such as motels. More...

Social

BIRTHS

Lucas Davis   Tyler and Shelley Davis, of Washington, Illinois, announce the birth of a son, Lucas Edward Davis, born Thursday, April 19, 2012. More...

Sports

St. Ignace, Cedarville, Pickford Victorious; Qualify For State Football Playoffs

Saints Clinch League Title; Face  Rival Cheboygan October 19  The St. Ignace Saints clinched the championship of the Ski Valley Conference (SVC) North Division with a 61-0 road win over the Pellston Hornets Friday, October 12.  More...

Marty Spencer Named State Coach of the Week

LaSalle High School football coach Marty Spencer was named Detroit Lions Coach of the Week Tuesday, October 9, selected by Mick McCabe of the Detroit Free Press, Hugh Bernreuter of Saginaw News, Bret Bakita of Grand Rapids radio station 107.3 FMWBBL, More...

Trojans Announce Homecoming Change

Mid-Peninsula has forfeited the Friday, October 19, football game to Cedarville, the school announced Tuesday, October 16. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

A Dangerous Batch of Ballot Proposals

More is on the way, but a whopping $30 million in mostly misleading TV ads has already been spent since August on the most dangerous batch of ballot proposals yet to face Michigan voters.  More...

Les Cheneaux

With the strong winds that have been blowing for a few days, many trees have lost their colorful leaves. It was rainy, windy, and cold all last week, with a little smattering of snow Thursday evening, October 11, a sign of things to come. More...

DeTour

It was a quiet weekend in De- Tour, with not many activities and lots of rain. The good thing is it wasn’t snow.  More...


Click here for digital edition
2012-10-18 digital edition