June 29, 2006 RSS feed / News

Massaway, Hoffman, Petosky Elected to Tribal Board

Keith Massaway, D.J. Hoffman, and Shirley Petosky were voted to the board of directors of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in a June 22 election, according to unofficial election results. More...

Sailors Hope To Topple Last Year's Champions in Islands Yacht Racing Action

First Ensign Race of Summer Is Sat.

The Les Cheneaux Islands are home to the nation's largest Ensign sailboat fleet and probably the shortest racing season in the National Ensign Class Association. More...

Biplanes Visit

John and Maggie Corradi of Culpeper, Virginia, flew one of seven biplanes that landed at the Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace Tuesday, June 20. More...

Award-Winning Entries at the 31st Annual St. Ignace Auto Show

The following entries won awards at the 2006 show: More...

Free Concerts To Begin at St. Ignace Marina July 5

Free weekly outdoor concerts will be offered at the St. Ignace Marina on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning July 5. Locals on the Bay will perform Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and Bayside Live! concerts will be Thursdays at 7 p.m. More...

For the record...

An article in the June 22 issue regarding the availability of free van transportation for veterans traveling to the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center should have pointed out that the service is available to any American veteran, not just disabled veter More...

Cedarville Cross Country Team To Host Fun Run/Walk

Event Set for Monday

The Fifth Annual Les Cheneaux Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 3, at the Alvin Hossack Memorial Field in Cedarville. Walkers will start at 9:30 a.m. and runners will take off at 9:40 a.m. Registration will open at 8 a.m. More...

Home Buyer's Workshop Offered Thursday

People interested in buying a home are invited to attend a workshop about home ownership and purchase at the St. Ignace Library Thursday, June 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Church to Host DeTour Barbecue

DeTour Sacred Heart Church will host its second annual Chicken Barbecue Sunday, July 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Cost of the meal is $8 per adult and $4 per child age 10 and younger. More...

Arts Council Launching Children's Classes This Week

Young people's art workshops in July at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville will teach drawing and acrylic painting to students from age 10 through high school. More...

St. Ignace Lions Club Installs Officers

During the St. Ignace Lion's Club annual installation banquet Monday, June 12, club members More...

Mackinaw City Blood Drive Set for Wed.

An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled in Mackinaw City for Wednesday, June 28, from noon until 5:45 p.m. at the Church of the Straits. More...

Art Festival Coming to Cheboygan

An Art Festival will be held at Cheboygan Ice Pavilion Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Childrens' Crane Club Offered at Seney

Seney Wildlife Refuge has announced its summer programs, which will include a Crane Club geared toward children in grades one through three. More...

More Eastern U.P. Schools Announce Honor Roll Students for Year's End

Turner-Howson Elementary School Final Marking Period More...

New Motorcyle Shop Opens on State Street

"We all ride down the same highway," said George Faleris, a leather-bound biker standing in a room full of leather and metal, a black-and-chrome paradise of accessories for motorcycle enthusiasts. More...

Scholarship Recipients Announced by Rudyard Area Education Fund

The Rudyard Area Education Fund announces its scholarship recipients. The Rudyard Area Education Fund is administered through the Chippewa County Community Foundation which is More...

Gros Cap School Will Request Sinking Fund Millage This Year

The Moran Township school board voted Monday, June 19, to levy 16.8413 mills this year, an increase of $32,660 over last year, which it will use to meet growing expenses. The district levied 16.8734 mills last year, raising $853,140. More...

Pickford Graduate McHaney Named to Prestigious Board

Roger McHaney, a professor of management information systems and a faculty fellow at Kansas State University (KSU) in Manhattan, Kansas, has been named the university's 2006-2007 Coffman Chair for University Distinguished Teaching Scholars. More...

Intern at City Recreation Dept. Relieves Director-less Staff

Summer intern Erica Cena is helping the director-vacant St. Ignace Recreation Department in coordinating and supervising summer recreation programs. More...

Mackinac Bridge Authority Recognizes Musser Family of Grand Hotel for Historic Role

Work of Stewart Woodfill Commended

Former Grand Hotel owner W. More...

Eger Beaver Canvas Works in Cedarville Busy Covering Community's Boats, Docks, Windows

Carolyn and Joe Eger have opened Eger Beaver Canvas Works at their quaint, airy workshop on Hill Island Road in Cedarville, a converted garage at their home. More...

Scholarship Winners Named at Brimley

During the 2006 Graduation Ceremony Sunday, May 28, Brimley Area Schools recognized seniors for maintaining a 3.0 grade point average through their high school career. More...

Engineer's Day Tours Offered at Edison Sault

Self-guided tours will be offered at the Edison Sault Electric Company hydroelectric plant in Sault Ste. Marie in conjunction with Engineer's Day at the Soo Locks Friday, June 30. Tours will be available from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

2006 General Election of the Sault Tribe Board of Directors

Unofficial Results

Unit 1 Candidates (two seats up for election) More...

For the Record...

In a story entitled "St. Ignace School Board Adopts Budget, Draws from Fund Balance" published Thursday, June 15, one correction should be noted. It was reported in the budget explanation that coaches in the St. More...

2005 Ensign Fleet 31 Racing Results

This summer, Ensign Fleet 31 racers will pick up where they left off last season, in the following positions listed below. More...

Revenue Drops, but Mackinac Bridge Is in the Black

Operations at the Mackinac Bridge remain in the black, although the 2007 budget projection includes a drop in revenue and expenses. The Mackinac Bridge Authority adopted the budget at its regular meeting Friday, June 16, on Mackinac Island. More...

Merle Haggard, Train To Perform at New St. Ignace Casino Resort

Country legend Merle Haggard and Top 40 rock band "Train" are the first two acts announced to perform this summer at Kewadin Shores Casino and Hotel's new venue in St. Ignace, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has announced. More...

Cedarville Library Plans Book Sale

Les Cheneaux Community Library will host a used book sale Wednesday, July 5, Thursday, July 6, and Friday, July 7. The library will offer a "Bag of Books" sale Friday, when patrons can fill a grocery bag with sale items for $5. More...

Friends of Animals To Host Fundraiser

Friends of the Animals will offer its annual flea market and pet product sale in Cedarville Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will be at Lorie Thompson's house at 219 East Pine Street in More...

Rally Cars To Pass Through St. Ignace

Vintage cars participating in a Freedom Road Rally will be displayed to the public at the St. Ignace Marina Wednesday, June 28, between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., reported Kelly Simmons of the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau. More...

Red Hacker To Take Place July 1

Cedarville will host the second annual Red Hacker Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament Saturday, July 1, at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. More...

L.C. Association Sponsors Boating Safety Courses

Boating safety classes for all ages will be offered in Cedarville July 6-8 and August 3-5 at the Clark Township Fire Hall. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Les Cheneaux Elementary Students Earn Awards

Patrick Weaver Receives 2006 Principal's Award

Patrick Weaver, a fifth grade student at Les Cheneaux Elementary School, received the Principal's Award during the school's annual awards ceremony. More...

Music in Mackinaw Series Begins Sat.

The Fifth Michigan Regiment Band will perform in Mackinaw City Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m. at Conkling Heritage Park. The concert will be a historical recreation of a Civil War Regiment Field Band. More...

ORV Safety Classes Offered July 6-7

Free off-road vehicle safety classes for people 12 years old and older will be offered by the Mackinac County Sheriff's Department at the Hiawatha National Forest St. Ignace office Thursday, July 6, and Friday, July 7. More...

Nominations Sought for Rudyard Business of Year Award

The Rudyard Park Board is seeking public participation in three summer events: the Rudyard Business of the Year award, the Rudyard Fire Department Summerfest Softball Tournament, and the Softball for Fun tournament. More...

Health Dept.: Avoid Contact With Water on North Shore of Sugar Is.

As a result of high E. coli bacteria levels on the north shore of Sugar Island, the Chippewa County Health Department issued an advisory to avoid all bodily contact with the waters of the St. More...

Horse Owners Reminded To Vaccinate Animals Against Rabies

Three Horses in State Contract Fatal Illness

The Michigan Departments of Agriculture (MDA), Natural Resources, and Community Health are reminding horse owners to vaccinate their animals against rabies. More...

Counterfeit Funds Used To Scam EUP Businesses

A new scam is making its way throughout the area, law enforcement officials report, involving counterfeit checks, money orders, or postal money orders. More...

Bruce Patrick Honored as Lion of the Year by Les Cheneaux Club

Hailed as a member of "the Greatest Generation," Bruce Patrick was named Lion of the Year by the Les Cheneaux Lions Club Monday night, June 12. More...

Five Cited in National Seat Belt Enforcement Month

St. Ignace Man Cited Twice, Starts Donation Jar; Funds To Be Given to Animal Shelter

Police saw a decrease in seat belt violations during a state and national seat belt enforcement program, from May 7 to May 31, during which only five citations for seat belt violations were handed out in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Five Generations of Lowers

The descendants of Geraldine Lowers (from left) of Bethlehem, More...

Brown's Art To Be Shown at National Congress

Darryl Brown, of Sault Ste. Marie and formerly of St. Ignace, More...

Mackinaw To Open as Museum Ship in Mackinaw City in July

After 62 years serving the Great Lakes breaking ice during war and peace times, freeing icebound ships, rescuing boaters, delivering Christmas trees, and providing general goodwill, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Icebreaker More...

Local Students Named to Dean's List

Several local students earned spots on the 2006 Dean's List at Michigan Technological University (MTU) and the 2006 Ferris State University Academic Honors List. More...

Becker Earns Diploma, Will Study Engineering

Christopher Becker was graduated with high honors from Traverse City Central High School and will attend University of Michigan this fall to study engineering. More...

Singer Murdock To Perform at Sault Library June 29

Singer Lee Murdock will perform "Great Lakes Maritime Folk Songs and Stories" in concert at Bayliss Public Library in Sault Ste. Marie Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. More...


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