February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

EUP Feels a Deep Freeze

Michigan residents expect it to be cold in the winter, but rarely does it get as cold as it did last weekend, when temperatures overnight Saturday, February 14, into Sunday, February 15, reached down into the - 20 to -30 degrees Fahrenheit range. More...

Winter Celebrations Mark February Weekend in Eastern Upper Peninsula

Snowsfest Offers Fun at Les Cheneaux

At left: Audrey Pearson (left) and Cassidy Barr shoot hoops during the Snowsfest games at Cedarville. More...

Highest Turnout Recorded for Blizzard 200

Cedarville

Fifteen competitors turned out for the Cedarville Blizzard 200 Mod Enduro, Saturday, February 14, the highest participation of the season in that class for the Great Lakes Antique Snowmobile Series (GLASS). More...

News

City Approves Brownfield Plan for Redevelopment of Old Hospital; County to Consider Next

Public Hearing Set for Recreation Property in Compensation for Swimming Pool

The Mackinac County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority’s plan for the old hospital on Burdette Street found approval from St. Ignace City Council at its Monday, February 16, council meeting. More...

Winter, CMU Group Share Enbridge Proposal With Task Force

The Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force met Monday, February 9, with representatives from Marathon Oil, as well as a Central Michigan University professor and student research team.  More...

Veterans May Get Help at Fair

An inaugural Veterans Assistance Fair will be open to all veterans Wednesday, February 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Cheboygan National Guard Armory. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Lockhart

Ronald Harold Lockhart, 83, of Shelby Township, died Friday, February 6, 2015, at Beaumont Hospital in Troy.  He was born October 7, 1931, to Harold and Marie (nee Wise) Lockhart in Pickford.  He spent much of his childhood in the Upper Pen More...

Harry Smith

Harry Leroy Smith, 87, of Pickford, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015, in Sault Ste. Marie.  He was born April 25, 1927, to Frederick and Ellen (nee Wilson) Smith in Marquette Township.  More...

Susan Stelzer

Susan R. 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...

Snowmobile Show Set at Naubinway

Naubinway’s Top of the Lake Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show and Ride will be Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21. More...

Youth Will Play Next

More Hockey Coming Up On Moran Bay This Week

The Frozen U.P. 4 on 4 Youth Pond Hockey Championship will take place on Moran Bay in St. Ignace Friday, February 20, through Sunday, February 22, on the same rinks that were used last week for the adult Pond Hockey tournament. More...

Winter Celebrations Mark February Weekend in Eastern Upper Peninsula

Curtis Community Turns Out for Carnival

Businesses in Curtis took part in the macaroni and cheese cook-off Saturday, February 14, and each prepared the dish in their own style. More...

Snowsfest Events Draw Winter Enthusiasts to Carnival at Les Cheneaux

Sheer cold forced Gary Engle of G-Man entertainment to abandon the gazebo at Cedarville harbor and broadcast from inside the warming tent at Snowsfest, and that’s saying something. More...

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Sports

Detroit Red Wings Alumni Take 7-5 Victory Against Pond Hockey Team

The fun nature of hockey was highlighted at St. More...

2015 U.P. Pond Hockey Tournament Division Results

Novice Gold Division  No Muff Too Tough, from Kalamazoo, defeated the TriPods, from Holland, by a score of 11-4.  Novice Silver Division  Cougar Punch, from Goodrich, defeated Pha Q, from Blissfield, by a score of 19-6.  Novice Br More...

Soo Sportsmen’s Club Walleye Jamboree Nets Strong Turnout, 375 Walleye Caught

Three hundred ninety-five anglers pulled in 375 walleye at the Soo Area Sportsmen’s Club Walleye Jamboree Thursday, January 29, through Sunday, February 1, at Munuscong Bay. All aspects of the event went well, said organizer Carley Ball.  More...

Opinion

Committee’s Electronic Signs Are Appreciated

To the Editor:  Kudos to the Les Cheneaux Beautification Committee for the electronic signboards installed on the sides of Arfstrom Pharmacy. They are a great addition to the community.  Judith Hamel  Cedarville   More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Despite Cuts, Governor Snyder Pushes for Public Safety

Legislative committees last week gave prompt approval to Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed $102 million budget cuts but, fortunately, he is still pushing for substantial funding for public safety.  The cuts are to help compensate for a short More...

DEAL ME IN

Decent Game, For Those Running The Casino

Dear Mark:  I happened to come across a game called 3-5-7 Poker. More...

Engadine-Gould City

We had minus 25 degrees Sunday, February 15, but with the windchill factor added, it certainly felt much colder.  A free community fellowship meal will be offered Thursday, February 19, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...


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