November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kujawa Earns National Award

If a man volunteers 4,000 hours of his time where only the trees and his friends can witness such efforts, his impact will still make a sound.  More...

News

Topham Is New Park Manager on Mackinac Island

Sue Topham is the new park manager for Mackinac Island, announced Phil Porter, director of Mackinac State Historic Parks.  More...

Tree Planting by Straits Area Sportsmen Improves Deer Habitat North of St. Ignace

The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club added 14 red oak trees in the Edison deer yard in St. Ignace Township, north of Carp River, September 27, as part of an ongoing effort to provide winter food for deer.  More...

Menominee Man Goes To Prison

Edward Parrett, 44, of Menominee, was sentenced to 18 months to five years in state prison by Judge William Carmody September 22, 2012. A jury at the 11th Circuit Court found Mr. More...

Sports

Runners Get ‘Down and Dirty’ To Raise Money for Swimming Pool at Rudyard

The brilliant October sun warmed 41 racers as they approached the finish line at the Down and Dirty Adventure Run 5K in Rudyard Saturday, October 20. More...

Saints Dominate Jets, Panthers Fall To Eagles in Division 8 Playoffs

The St. Ignace Saints began defending their District 8 playoff title with a dominating 62-0 win over the North Central Jets at St. More...

Cedarville Defeats Engadine in 8-Man Football Playoffs

The Cedarville Trojans defeated the Engadine Eagles 19-6 in the opening round of the 8-Man Football Playoffs Friday, October 26, at Cedarville.  “We could have played better, but we won,” said Trojans Coach Scott Barr. More...

Opinion

Enjoy The Waterfront With Chief Wawatam

To the Editor:   We in St. Ignace are fortunate in so many ways. We each may count up the reasons that are most important to us.  More...

Proposal Three Threatens Access To Affordable Power

To the Editor:   Cloverland Electric Cooperative is focused on providing exceptional service to its members through the delivery of safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. This is our mission statement. More...

Recreation Millage Offers Programs For Everyone

To the Editor:   More...

Local, State, National Races on Ballot

Election Is Nov. 6

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The election will decide national, state, and local races and ballot measures. A complete voters’ guide was published in The St. More...

Chief Now Overlooks Wawatam Park

Chief Wawatam now stands at the front of the Chief Wawatam Park in St. Ignace. More...

Social

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Vern and Karen Perry Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Vern and Karen (nee Wester) Perry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Mackinac Grille in St. Ignace with family and friends and enjoyed an evening of singing and guitar playing provided by their son, Gene.  More...

Jaynce and Gerri Leach Mark 50 Years Together

Jaynce and Gerri (nee Carlson) Leach of Pickford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 6, 2012, with their family.  More...

Obituaries

William Wise

William Frederick Wise enjoyed raising and showing Belgian horses, and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Wise passed away at his home in Cedar Cove Assisted Living in Cedarville October 25, 2012.  More...

John ‘Jim’ Pitko

John James “Jim” Pitko, 87, of DeTour Village, established and operated a resort on Caribou Lake and was a talented craftsman who was also active in several community organizations. Mr. More...

Ann Stephens

Ann Marie Stephens, 83, of De- Tour Village, died October 25, 2012, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born June 2, 1929 in Owosso, the youngest child of Martin and Mary (nee Cecak) Hudecek. She lived much of her life in Owosso.  More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Who’s Next As Michigan Cabinet Appointee?

Michiganians have been prominent in presidential cabinets going back to the 1800s, even before statehood in 1837.  More...

St. Ignace

The St. Ignace United Methodist Church will offer its 97th annual turkey dinner Thursday, November 1, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the LaSalle High School cafeteria. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Norma Browning Keller and her sister, Melissa Browning Keller, traveled north from Levering to attend the lovely baby shower for their nephew, Alan Browning, and his fiancée, Kelsey, who will be making John and Elaine Browning first-time grandparents More...


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