December 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tribe Earns Award

Initiatives Receive Praise At the White House

President Barack Obama recognized the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians Wednesday, December 3, as a Climate Action Champion during the White House Tribal Nations Conference. More...

Highway Lighting Installed

Work is continuing on the Michigan Department of Transportation’s lighting project at the I-75/US-2 interchange in St. Ignace. More...

News

Trout Lake Fire Department Gets Thermal Imaging Camera

The Trout Lake Township Fire Department has purchased a new thermal imaging camera that can locate fire in walls and other hard-to-see areas. More...

Mancino’s Closes in Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City’s Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders restaurant closed for the final time at the end of November. Local residents Al Robbins and Diane Fry-Robbins operated the 717 Nicolet Street eatery.  More...

St. Ignace Christmas Musicale Brings Community Together with Music, Celebration

St. Ignace’s 53rd annual Christmas Musicale brought nearly 200 spectators and performers to the United Methodist Church for an evening of music, celebration, and community.  More...

Obituaries

Franklin ‘Coach’ Pierson

Franklin Delano “Coach” Pierson, 81, of Albany, Oregon, formerly of St. More...

Norma Yale

Norma Jean Yale, 81, of Goetzville, died Wednesday, November 19, 2014, in Sault Ste. Marie.  She was born October 31, 1933, to Forrest and Nellie (nee Morris) Graham in Pickaway County, Ohio.  More...

Jerry Ritzert

Jerry Floyd Ritzert, 83, of St. Ignace, died Thursday morning, December 4, 2014, at the Hospice of the EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born February 23, 1931, to Paul and Helen (nee London) Ritzert in Port Huron.  Mr. More...

Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days

Major Community Events in the Coming Year

January 2015  Winterfest, January 16 –18, Mackinaw City  February 2015  Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship, February 12 –15, St. More...

Public Meetings - Free Access

Public Meetings Calendar

Open Public Meetings –  Your Government at Work  Following is a schedule of open public meetings. This listing is for governmental and similar entities. More...

Meeting Minutes - Free Access

Clark Township Minutes

CLARK TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 19, 2014 @ 7:00 PM  Call to Order & Pledge of Allegiance: 7:00 PM  Roll Call: Present – Carpenter, Reid, Rutledge, Sherlund. Absent – Wellnitz (with cause)   More...

St. Ignace City Council Minutes

City of St. Ignace Summary of Council Proceedings December 1, 2014  The Regular Council Meeting convened at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 1, 2014 in the Council Chambers at City Hall with Mayor Grondin presiding. More...

Santa Finds Warm Welcome in St. Ignace

The lighting of St. Ignace’s town Christmas tree, a full blue spruce gleaming with multicolored lights and shiny ornaments, preceded a visit by Santa Friday, December 5. The tree is set up near Arnold Transit’s Dock One on State Street. More...

More People In EUP Are Hungry This Season

Hungry people in Mackinac County are turning to food pantries and relatives to get food this season, and the need has grown for some after cuts to the federal food assistance program took effect in November. More...

Farm Prospects Show Promise

May Bring $50M-$75M Investment to County

Prospects look good for a $50 million to-$75 million investment by Walther Farms to create a new foodgrade potato farm in Moran and Hendricks townships, says CEO Jason Walther, following several meetings with local special interest groups, who say th More...

Social

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Pete and Mona Thompson Celebrate 70 Years Together

Pete and Mona (nee Staley) Thompson of Pickford celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Tuesday, December 9.  They were married December 9, 1944, in Sault Ste. Marie. Their attendants were Faye Hembroff and Ivan Harrison.  More...

Sports

GIRLS BASKETBALL

St. Ignace Opens Season With Split at Petoskey   The St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team opened the season with a split during the 11th annual Petoskey Tournament. More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  Apollo Home Mortgage 63, Mackinaw Trolley 58, Fred’s Pub 53, The Wooden Door 48, Truck Stop Restaurant 36.  HTG/s: Apollo Home Mortgage 481/1317; HIG: Dawn Desy 187; HIS: Carmen Schultz 497. More...

Kalkaska Squirts Team Takes Top Spot at Battle at the Bridge

The Battle at the Bridge Squirt Hockey Tournament held Friday, December 5, Saturday, December 6, and Sunday, December 7, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace saw 12 teams, with 225 players age 9 and 10, participating. Teams competed from St. More...

Columns

Historic Departure -- U.S. Representative John Dingell

Michigan Politics

Last week, I reflected on the retirement of Democratic Senator Carl Levin, Michigan’s longest-serving senator in history, who in his 35 years, rose to be high-profile chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and chairman of the Senate&rs More...

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO The St. Ignace Enterprise Thursday, December 10, 1914   Recipes for Christmas  More...

Rexton-Garnet

Plans continue for the new floor to be put in at the town hall. Willing hands showed up to help with the removal of the old tile. More...


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