May 4, 2005 RSS feed / News

County Prosecutor To Hold Office Hours in May

The Mackinac County Prosecuting Attorney, W. Clayton Graham, will hold office Thursday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the courtroom on Mackinac Island. More...

Rudyard Man Hurt in Accident

Ernest Aho, 58, of Rudyard, was injured in an all-terrain-vehicle accident on Gamble Road near Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace Township Saturday, April 30 More...

Training Drill Planned at Sault Bridge Next Week

An emergency training exercise will take place at the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie Monday, May 9, through Wednesday, May 11. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, April 26 and 27, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Pickford High Alumni Banquet

The Pickford High School Alumni Banquet will be Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the high school multi purpose room. More...

Split Second Timing:

Brevort

While the hum of high horsepower ferry boat engines are heard in St. More...

Historical Summer Homes Subject of Les Cheneaux Museum Project

For more than 100 years, the Les Cheneaux Islands have been a haven for vacationers. More...

Veterans Graduation Planned Saturday

Seven Mackinac County veterans will be honored in a graduation ceremony Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Ignace Area Schools to recognize World War II and Korean War veterans who served their country at the expense of their high school diplomas. More...

Clark Twp. Planning Commission Allows RV/Condos at Campground

Clark Township Planning Commission approved two non-conforming land uses in Cedarville following public hearings at the Tuesday, April 12, regular meeting. More...

Researchers Say Clark Township Water is Clean; Offer Warning Signs

High phosphorus levels and limestone bedrock are factors that could spoil the clean water enjoyed in Clark Township, say three Lake Superior State University science students, who studied water samples from Cedarville Bay, Pearson Creek, and the old More...

Gould City Eagles to Present $1,000 to Newton Twp. Fire Dept. on May 7

The Frank Frisch Sr. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4483 of Gould City invites the public to a grant presentation and celebration Saturday, May 7, at Laidlaw%27s Country Corners in Gould City. More...

Car Show, Dance Planned at Sault

Soo Street Rod Association and United Way will host a Graffiti Car Show and Dance Saturday, May 14, at the Soo Curling Club at 24 Anita Boulevard in Sault Ste. Marie. The car show is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the dance is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Rudyard History Group To Meet

Vern Cornwell, retired mail carrier, woodcarver, and longtime Rudyard resident, will be the speaker for the next meeting of the Rudyard Historical Society. He will tell his stories of growing up in the Rudyard area in the 1930s. More...

Mackinaw City History Group To Meet Monday

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society will learn about the foundings and mergings of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches at its monthly meeting Monday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the library in Mackinaw City. More...

Biologists, Anglers Say No Need To Adjust 2005 Stocking

Natural resources agencies and anglers from four states determined that no adjustments to the 2005 Chinook salmon stocking plan are needed in Lake Michigan. More...

Tips Sought on Bruce Twp. Theft

Police are seeking information in a theft of cash from a home on South Lechner Road in Bruce Township near Pickford. Someone entered the home Thursday, April 7, and stole 100 $2 bills, 100 Susan B. More...

New Library Book Clubs To Continue

The St. Ignace Public Library More...

Cedarville High Student Council Collects 44 Pints in Blood Drive

Cedarville High School Student Council collected 44 pints of blood during its Tuesday, April 19, blood drive. The group exceeded its collection target of 40 pints, and picked up two Double Red donors. More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Up 2.4%

Traffic on the Mackinac Bridge in March increased 2.4 percent compared to March, 2004 More...

Job Fair May 10

A Job Fair is planned for Tuesday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cheboygan Armory More...

Fugitive Arrested in St. Ignace

A fugitive wanted by the U.S. Marshall's Office for eight years was arrested in St. Ignace on the north side of the Mackinac Bridge Tuesday, April 26. More...

Mackinaw City Schools Renew Agreements

In a brief meeting Wednesday, April 20, the Mackinaw City School Board renewed co-operative play agreements for sports programs with other districts. A two-year golf co-op agreement with St. More...

Science Teachers Encountering Fresh Resistance, From Students, to Teaching Evolution

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald The Christian Science Monitor More...

City Park, Restrooms on Mackinac Island Closed for Repairs This Week

The public bathrooms at the city park on Mackinac Island are temporarily closed for repairs and renovations. In the meantime, visitors to the Island can use the restrooms at City Hall on Market Street. More...

Newton Twp. Board Considers Road Millage

In a four-hour meeting stretching past 11 p.m., the Newton Township board made the difficult decision to consider placing a one mill, four-year road millage request on the November ballot, pending Mackinac County Road Commission advice and input fro More...

Red Hat Society To Meet May 26

The St. Ignace Red Hat Society will meet Thursday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Building. Members will host a fashion show and plan volunteer duties for the June Red Hat Society Convention, and are asked to bring a dish to pass. More...

Clark Township Board Reconsiders Road Projects

The Clark Township board, meeting Thursday, April 21, narrowly approved a road project agreement with the Mackinac County Road Commission, hired an attorney to dissect its condominium laws and land-use issues, and agreed to apply for a grant to promo More...

LC Chamber To Host EUPNTA Workshop

Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Association will learn about a new customer service program and the Eastern Upper Peninsula Nature Tourism Alliance More...

Shoreline Risk Assessment Offered to Residents

Waterfront property owners in Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac counties can get a free environmental assessment called Lake*A*Syst. More...

Mackinac Island School To Host Lock-in Event

Mackinac Island Public School is holding a Lock-in event for eighth to 12th grade students Friday, May 6, to Saturday, May 7. More...

Hoops Car Wash

Cedarville basketball program will hold a car wash at the high school Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

It’s Official: Black Bears Moving to the Sault for 2005-2006 Season

By Stephen Underwood The Northern Michigan Black Bears, the only United States team in the Northern Ontario Junior More...

News Briefs

High School Sports Seasons Not Likely To Change in 2005

By Ryan Schlehuber At least for the 2005-06 school year, Michigan high school sports season schedules will likely not change, since the U.S. More...

DNR Regains Lethal Control Measures for Wolf Management

Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) can use lethal methods to take up to 20 wolves under a permit granted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tuesday, April 19. More...

Island Park Commission Gets Closer To Reclaiming Funds

By Ryan Schlehuber Mackinac State Park Commission More...

Les Cheneaux Girls Scouts Host Carnival for More Than 100 Kids

The Les Cheneaux Area Girl Scouts were assisted by scouts from Pickford, Rudyard, DeTour, and Kinross when they hosted the annual Spring Carnival this past weekend. The event offered games, activities, and food with a More...

County Vets Received $2.6 Million in 2004

Mackinac County veterans and their families received $2.678 million from the Department of Veterans Affairs during the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2004, stated a report from the VA Regional Office in Detroit. The benefits to the county More...

‘Safety Net’ Training at Mackinac Straits

The public is invited to attend a program entitled More...