July 13, 2006 RSS feed / News

Clark Township Sets Budget

Clark Townships new budget projects revenues of $1,684,248 and expenses of $1,665,580, leaving a surplus of $18,668 for the 2006-07 fiscal year, which began July 1. More...

Journals of Captain Paul Allers Reflect Decades of Change Over Great Lakes Career

For 54 years, Paul Allers kept a personal journal of his experience on the Great Lakes, from the time he was a teenager shoveling coal in a steamer's engine room to his last days piloting jet engine-powered passenger ferries to Mackinac Island. More...

New Telescopes Installed on US-2

A new, telescope at the rest area two miles east of Naubinway will provide entertainment for visitors and funds for the Naubinway/Engadine Lions Club, said member Ann Dyer. More...

Court Report

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, July 5, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

For the record...

In a military note published July 6 about the Southwest Asia deployment of Army Reserve Sergeant Joseph Hayes, Sgt. Hayes' name was incorrectly spelled Haynes, as submitted to More...

Masonic Lodge Donates $250 to Area Girl Scouts

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Krause Earns Photo Imaging Degree

Katie Krause of St. Ignace was graduated from Lansing Community College in May. She earned an associate's degree in photographic imaging technology. She was graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 3.85 grade point average. More...

New Project Hope Volunteer Meeting Planned for July 20

An informational meeting is planned for a new charity, St. Ignace Area Hope, Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Center. Many of the churches in St. More...

Survey Reveals Increased Wolf Population in UP

A 2005 winter survey of Michigan's wolf population indicates there are at least 434 wolves roaming the Upper Peninsula, an increase from 405 animals counted last year. More...

Hunters Can Donate Licenses

Bear and elk license lottery winners can transfer their license to a qualified youth or adult applicant with an advanced illness. More...

Straits Ostomy Meets July 16

The Straits Area Ostomy Association will meeet Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church in St. Ignace. All ostomy patients and interested persons may attend. More information is available at 6438536. More...

New Exhibit Showcased at Whitefish Pt.

The new Surfboat House Exhibit at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point in Paradise has been opened to the public, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society announced July 2, when funding was delivered for a $15,000 grant from the Mi More...

Fiddlers To Play at Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce's Music in Mackinaw concert series will feature the Saline Fiddlers at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Conkling Heritage Park on South Huron Avenue in Mackinaw City. The concert is free of charge. More...

Comedy Show Set at Rudyard Thurs.

The Joel Tacey Comedy Variety Show will be presented at the Rudyard School-Public Library Thursday, July 13, at 11 a.m. This interactive, family-friendly 40minute show includes trick juggling, gadgets, stunts, and audience participation. More...

Naubinway Crowds Enjoy U.P. Playground Parade

"We all become kids for these," said Mackinac County Commissioner Carl Frazier of the U.P. Playground Parade in Naubinway. More...

EUP Communities Celebrate Independence Day

At left: Heidi Labinski of Cedarville swings her son, Kamen, in a Cedarville Foods grocery cart as the store's employees put on a show of cart-handling finesse in the Les Cheneaux Independence Day parade Tuesday, July 4. More...

Young Archers Place in Tournament

Jacob Cullip (from left), Nick Grogan, Danny Ballard, and Ben Paul of the Brevort Township and St. Ignace 4-H Archery Clubs competed in an archery tournament in Clare County Saturday, June 10. More...

Senior Citizen Housing, Enhanced Internet Access Planned at Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City may gain another wireless Internet provider if a project proposed by Mike Reed of Alice's Kandy and Korn is approved by the village council, and the first assisted living apartments in the former Ramada Inn have been approved for occupa More...

Church To Host Strawberry Social Tues.

Bethel Lutheran Church of Cedarville will host its annual strawberry social Tuesday, July 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the church. More...

Ste. Anne's Church To Sponsor Honduras Mission Trip

A mission journey to Honduras is being organized by Brother Jim Boynton at Ste. Anne's Catholic Church and he hopes to attract between 20 and 40 people, including several teenagers. More...

Prescribed Burns at Seney Refuge

Seney Wildlife Refuge will conduct a series of prescribed burns this summer, beginning Monday, July 10. The first burn will be a test to confirm burning conditions. Further burning will depend on the results of the test. More...

ORV Grants Available From State

Grants to maintain or develop off-road vehicle trails, routes, and use areas, repair public lands damaged by ORV use, and to pay for liability insurance, leases, and easements are available to nonprofit clubs and public agencies through the Departmen More...

Native Artist Ron Paquin Exhibits Work at Sault Gallery

"Honoring the Eagle," a multi-media art exhibition by Ron Paquin, will be in place through Saturday, July 29, in the Olive Craig Gallery in Alberta House Gallery in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Bible Camp Offered at Zion Lutheran

Vacation Bible camp will be offered for children ages 3 to 12 at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Ignace Sunday, July 16, through Wednesday, July 19. Sessions will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., More...

Straits Area Sportsmen To Meet Monday

The Straits Area Sportsmen's Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, at the Masonic Lodge on North State Street. More...

Red Pines Are Rewarding for Landowners in 'Lake States'

Upper Peninsula Extension Forester For landowners, growing red pine can be quite rewarding. It's one of the fastest-growing species in the Lake States. Plantations are reasonably easy to establish, maintain, and thin. More...

Teachers, Students Clean Up M-134 Trash

Les Cheneaux Elementary student Maddie Cardwell accompanied her father, Principal Eric Cardwell, as he joined teachers and staff in collecting trash along the roadside. More...

Two Student Steel Drum Bands To Play at St. Ignace This Week

Steel drum music is the theme for St. Ignace's musical entertainment this week, Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, as two steel drum bands are set to play at Locals on the Bay and Bayside Live! summer programs. More...

Music and Art Dockside Planned for Sunday at Hessel Marina

Les Cheneaux Artisan Cooperative will present the Third Annual Music and Art Dockside Sunday, July 16, at Hessel Municipal Marina, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

County Commission Cuts Health Dept. Support, Lowers Millage

Funds traditionally spent for the district health department now will be given to taxpayers in the form of a millage reduction. More...

Circuit Court

The following dispositions are from 11th Circuit Court in St. Ignace, Friday, July 7, Judge Charles Stark presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Sgt. McQuiston Returns Home

With flags flying and thousands in attendence including Governer Jennifer Granholm, soldiers from B Company 1-125 Michigan Army National Guard were welcomed home Monday, June 19, after a nearly 18month deployment that included one year in Iraq. More...

Louis Oberle Elected 11th District Committeeman

Louis Oberle (left) of American Legion Post 290 in Engadine is congratulated by Bill Hafeman of Carney, who turned his gavel over to Mr. Oberle as he was elected 11th district committeeman June 10. Mr. More...

Mahon Collins Graduates CMU; To Begin Masters

Mahlon A. Collins of Pickford was graduated summa cum laude from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant with a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience. More...

Landing Craft Funding Bill for MSHP Moves to Senate

A new freight boat could be on the horizon for Mackinac Island State Park if the U.S. Senate approves $250,000 to replace the park's 54-yearold surplus landing craft. More...

County's Relay for Life Set at LaSalle Track July 28-29

The annual Mackinac County's Relay for Life 24-hour benefit walk will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, July 28, and end at 1 p.m. the next day at LaSalle High School's track field, behind the school in St. Ignace. More...

Indian History Author To Speak in Rudyard July 13

Author and independent publisher Moira Wilson will be the guest speaker at Rudyard Historical Society's meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at the Rudyard Community Center on 18725 South Mackinac Trail. The public is welcome to attend. More...

Woods and Water Ecotours Moves Into New Quarters

Woods and Water Ecotours of Hessel has a new home, at the corner of M-134 and Pickford Avenue. Owner and operator Jessie Hadley moved into the 1895 building this winter and opened as a full-service retail shop and eco-tour service this spring. More...

Altar Society Plans Luncheon July 20

Our Lady of the Snows Altar Society will host a Les Cheneaux Ladies Luncheon Thursday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

'There's No Place Like Home' To Be Pickford Hay Days Theme

With the theme, "There's No Place Like Home," the Pickford community is preparing to celebrate Pickford Hay Days August 2 through August 6. More...

St. Ignace Kiwanis Club July 4 Race Winners

Girls Ages 3 and Younger Dash: 1. Monique Engle, 2. Jayde Fraser, 3. Maizey Brown More...

Fibromyalgia Group To Meet

The Sault Area Fibromyalgia Recovery Group will meet Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. at the medical library of War Memorial Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Lunch Concerts Planned at Sault

A series of free concerts will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. on the Chippewa County Courthouse lawn in Sault Ste. Marie. Concerts began July 6 and will continue every Thursday through August 10. More...

Library To Host Woodlands Program Fri.

The St. Ignace Public Library will host "Michigan Wild Woodlands" Friday, July 14, at 7 p.m., bringing to the library a variety of live Michigan mammals, More...

Shelly McLeod To Perform Flute Recital

Shelly McLeod of St. Ignace will perform a flute recital at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace Saturday, July 15, at 4 p.m. Miss McLeod is a senior More...

Stone Skippers Gather at Mackinac Island

Fun, excitement, and anticipation quivered in the air as the 42nd annual Mackinac Island Stone Skipping and Gerplunking Club's Fourth of July Stone-Skipping Tournament got underway in the bright, sunny morning. More...

Saints Basketball Camp Is Set for July 17-21 at LHS

St. Ignace Saints basketball camp is set for girls and boys from Monday, July 17, to Friday, July 21, in the LaSalle High School gymnasium. More...

Decorated Tables To Raise Money for Education Foundation

Fifteen occasional tables decorated by local artists are being auctioned through Saturday, July 29, at Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville. More...

Fly-In Planned at Grand Marais Sat.

A 24th Annual Fly-In is planned at the Grand Marais airport Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A pig roast, turkey roast, and prize raffle will be offered. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. and costs $7.50 per adult and $4.50 per child. More...

Rudyard Library To Host Book Sale

Friends of the Rudyard Public Library will hold a used book sale from Monday, July 24, to Friday, August 4. Donations of used books More...

Free Business Counseling Set for July 27

Mackinac County's 1st Step program is providing free counseling for those interested in starting a business, buying an existing business, making an existing business better, or thinking about going into business. More...


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