February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Oil and Ice Drill Planned at Straits

Ice creates specific challenges for pollution recovery, and to ensure adequate preparations are in order both on the Great Lakes and in the Arctic, the United States Coast Guard will conduct a several-day-long drill at the Straits of Mackinac Monday, More...

Festival Has Races, Hockey at Pickford

Pickford Winter Fest will return for its second year, with a slate of outdoor activities planned this weekend, Friday, February 8, Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10. More...

News

Ice And Snow Sailing Cancelled

The Ice and Snow Sailing Festival scheduled for February 21 to 24 in St. Ignace has been canceled. The St. Ignace Special Events Committee made the decision January 24, said Mindy Sands, director of the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau.   More...

James Parr Named New Director

James Parr has been hired as the executive director of the Sault Area Chamber of Commerce and began work Monday, February 4. He replaces Al Case.  More...

Benishek Announces Office Hours

The staff of U.S. Representative Dan Benishek will host office hours in St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie Thursday, February 7.  In St. Ignace, they will be available to meet with constituents from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Courtney Wallis Scores 1,000th  Career Point In Comets Win  More...

St. Ignace Wins Third Straight SAC Wrestling Crown

The St. Ignace Saints won their third consecutive Straits Area Conference (SAC) wrestling team championship with a win at the Harris Kahl Gymnasium in Rudyard Saturday, February 2.  The Saints recorded 166.5 points, followed by Sault Ste. More...

Saints Boys Drop Home Matches

The St. Ignace Saints boys bowling team dropped two conference home matches at Gateway Lanes Saturday, February 2.  The Saints fell to Sault Ste. Marie in the first match, 1,448 to 1,245 in total pins, and 259 to 238 in baker scoring.  More...

Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Michigan Wolves In Peril Again

To the Editor:  More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013 AT 9:00 AM  Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance: 9:00 AM  Roll Call: Present – Reid, Rutledge, Carpenter, Sherlund, and Wellnitz.   More...

Weakened by Underfunding, Engadine District Hurt When Health Plan Goes Awry

School Turns To Community for Aid

The savings account of the Engadine school district is only a small fraction of what it should be, administrators say, and the school is seeking the help of the community to raise money to augment its savings.  More...

Life at the Center: The 1700s Odawa

Emanating from the Straits of Mackinac like the hub of an enormous wheel, the signature birch bark canoes of the Odawa people traversed the forests, rivers, lakes, and wetlands of the 1700s, reaching out 2,000 miles through the Great Lakes region to More...

Moran Bay To Be Pond Hockey Site

The seventh annual UP Pond Hockey Championship will return to Moran Bay near downtown St. Ignace, decided organizers at the beginning of February. More...

Social

Marcie Rickley Named I-500 Queen; Allison Rader, Jackie Komarnizki Are Princesses

Her poem about the 45th running of the I-500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. More...

OBSERVER Crossword

Full Story

Moeller and Haske To Wed in August

Michael Lofdahl of Cedarville and John and Fawn Moeller, also of Cedarville, announce the engagement of their children, Jill Haske and Joshua Moeller.  Miss Haske received a Bachelor of Science degree in therapeutic recreation from Grand Valley More...

Obituaries

Margaret Flemming

Margaret Flemming, 61, of Mack- inaw City, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 2, 2013, at Mackinac Straits Health System.  She was born June 4, 1951, on Mackinac Island to John Sr. and Mary (nee Bodwin) Fisher.  Mrs. More...

Robert Henry

Robert Henry, 72, of Flint, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013, at his home.  He was born January 13, 1941, in South Haven, to Claude and Wilamina (nee Haymaker) Henry.  He married Faye St. Louis October 26, 1968, in St. More...

Ethel Kerridge

Ethel M. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Michigan’s High-Profile Players On Capitol Hill

As Chairman Carl Levin presided last week over the contentious Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on confirmation of ex-Senator Chuck Hagel to be the next U.S. More...

Keep Doing It:

‘A Recommended Reading List for the Business Owner’

Business success by design, is that possible? I think so, if you are willing to invest the necessary time and years it takes to develop the proper skills.  More...

Les Cheneaux

Kaedin Jurek and Jack Lane, along with Tristen and Josh Jurek and Jason and Christal Lane, gathered at the public library during a Cub Scouts meeting to ask questions about the history of Cedarville and Hessel, and what it was like to live here long More...


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