January 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Field Survey Shows Birds May Have Headed South Early

2,807 Counted In Straits Area Is Below the Norm

As the sun came up over the Straits of Mackinac Thursday, December 18, a snowy owl perched on a snow-covered dock in Mackinaw City. More...

News

Fr. Marquette Group Changes Name

The Friends of the Mackinac Straits State Park has changed its name to Friends of the Straits State Park at the request of the Department of Natural Resources, the operators of the state park where the group is working on the redevelop of its Father More...

Upcoming FERC Decision Impacts Lease at Mackinac Island State Park

A service yard near Surrey Hill on Mackinac Island will again be leased by Cloverland Electric Cooperative, but this time the lease is for one year, rather than 10 years as requested, because the Mackinac Island State Park Commission wants to see the More...

Poorly Written Medical Marijuana Law Is Causing Enforcement Problems

Marijuana Prescriptions Are Too Often Written for Profits, Not for Patient Care, Police Say

Since adoption of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) in 2008, marijuana has become more accessible and the laws regarding its use have become more difficult to enforce.  “It’s not a well-written law when you look at it in conte More...

Sports

Saints Bowling, Wrestling, Basketball

Saints Girls Bowlers Split Matches; Boys Fall   The St. Ignace Saints girls bowlers split their opening matches of the season at Sault Ste. More...

Bulldogs Down Rams in Boys Basketball, 70-44

Bulldogs Down Rams In Non-League Contest   The Rudyard Bulldogs defeated the Harbor Springs Rams 70-44 during a non-conference road contest Saturday, December 20.  More...

Bowling League Results

Bluewater League  Fred’s Pub 12, Truck Stop Restaurant 12, The Wooden Door 09, Apollo Home Mortgage 05, Mackinaw Trolley 04.  HTG: Apollo Home Mortgage 444; HTS: Fred’s Pub 1233; HIG/s: Autumn Huskey 189/503.  450-500 Serie More...

Columns

Will Next Census Cost Michigan Another House Seat?

Michigan Politics

My recent columns have focused on how retirements of four Michigan lawmakers will severely cost clout on Capitol Hill for a state that has had more influence than most states. More...

Mackinac Island

It certainly has not been Christmas like weather. It rained both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and now we have just a dusting of snow. Many people are riding bicycles or walking.  More...

St. Ignace

It was a great Christmas, with perfect weather for travelers. As of Sunday, December 28, we saw only light snowfall with temperatures in the 20s.  Stefanie Pendryt of Houghton Lake enjoyed a visit to St. Ignace and the Cedarville area. More...

Moran Beagle Is Rare Champion

Johnson Family Shares in Training of Field Dogs

A beagle in Moran has become an International Field Champion, one of only eight such dogs living in the Midwest and the only one in the Upper Peninsula. More...

Three Sought to Fill Planning Seats

The Clark Township Planning Commission is seeking three new members. Nine citizens serve on the commission that guides how land is used locally. More...

Social

Casey, Harju Recognized at LaSalle High

Meghan Casey and Brian Harju, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been named as November Students of the Month by school faculty.  Meghan Casey  More...

Pickford-Rudyard Area Honor Roll

Pickford Public Schools  First Quarter  More...

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Obituaries

Nellie Kopinski

Nellie Veronica Kopinski, 94, of Hessel, died Friday, December 26, 2014, in Cedarville.  She was born February 2, 1920, to Casmere and Emillinne (nee Dureau) Burkacki in Detroit.  Mrs. Kopinski grew up on the east side of Detroit. More...

Mary ‘Minnie’ Piippo

Mary Ellen “Minnie” Piippo, 80, of Rudyard, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Hospice of the EUP Hospice House in Sault Ste. More...

David Lawnichak

David Alan Lawnichak, 59, of St. Ignace Township, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 27, 2014.  He was born June 4, 1955, to James and Delores (nee Fisher) Lawnichak in Gaylord.  Mr. Lawnichak was graduated from Gaylord High School. 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 Meeting 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...


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