August 30, 2007 RSS feed / News

New LIFT Group Wants To Help Prevent Suicides by Aiding Troubled Youth

"We have a responsibility as parents and community leaders to help." - Lana Causley, LIFT chairperson

Spurred by the suicides of at least six young people from the Eastern Upper Peninsula in the past year, including the June 23 death of Lucas Izzard of Cedarville, 22 citizens have formed the Lucas Izzard Foundation for Teens (LIFT). More...

Request Denied To Expand Murray Street Boardinghouse

St. Ignace property owner Mike Compton's request to change the zoning of his six lots on Murray Street from two-family (R-2) to a mixed residential (R-3) to expand his employee housing was denied by the St. More...

Island Marina To Close Sept. 4 for Renovations

The Mackinac Island Marina will close Tuesday, September 4, as a $5 million renovation project gets underway. More...

Portage Township Group Completes Area Book: 'Curtis Remembered'

Book Contains 247 pages, 83 Stories, Historic Photographs of Community

A local group has assembled a diverse batch of Portage Township-based stories and created "Curtis Remembered," a not-for-profit, 247-page book bursting with pictures. More...

88-year-old To Make 22-day Walk From Paradise to Hell

Clayton Klein, 88, will be among those walking the Mackinac Bridge during the Labor Day bridge walk. Mr. More...

Wed. Concert To Feature Catholic Girls

Catholic Girls Gone Bad will be featured in a Locals on the Bay concert Wednesday, August 29, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Marina. This is the last concert of the summer. It is free of charge. More...

COURT REPORTS

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace Tuesday, August 14, Wednesday, August 15, and Tuesday, August 21, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Retired School Personnel To Hold Membership Meeting Sept. 14

The Chippewa-Mackinac Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School personnel (CMARSP) will hold a membership meeting Friday, September 14, at noon at the St. James Lutheran Church in Rudyard. More...

Stalwart Fair Entries Can Be Made Sept. 6

Entries in the 102nd Annual Stalwart Fair should be made Thursday, September 6, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Local Students Earn Degrees

Melissa Patten of St. Ignace received a bachelor's degree in social work and Claudine Kuehnl of Gould City earned an associates degree in industrial chemistry technology at Ferris State University during the 2007 spring semester. More...

EUP Blood Drives Are Announced

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives in September in the Eastern Upper Peninsula on the following schedule: Tuesday, September 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. More...

State Employee Retirees Assoc. Luncheon Sept. 10

The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employees Retirees Association will meet for a fall luncheon Monday, September 10, at noon at the Highland Golf Club near Escanaba. All members and their guests are invited to attend. More...

Lions Club To Host Barbecue

The St. Ignace Lions Club will host its traditional Labor Day weekend chicken barbecue Sunday, September 2, at the corner of South State Street and McCann Street. The cost of the meal is $8 per person. More...

July Bridge Traffic Decreases Slightly

Traffic crossing the Mackinac Bridge dipped 0.2% for the month of July, with 577,884 vehicles crossing, while 579,192 crossed during July 2006, reported Robert Sweeney, executive secretary of the Mackinac Bridge Authority. More...

State Launches Highway Bridge Safety Web Site

Information about the safety of 4,402 state highway bridges has been posted on the state highway department Web site. More...

Annual Old Timers Game in Hessel Sept. 2

In 1936, Les Cheneaux Islands cottagers prevailed in a battle against longtime local residents. More...

Miss Michigan Kirsten Haglund Enjoys Straits Visit

When Kirsten Haglund, Miss Michigan 2007, stood atop a Mackinac Bridge tower Saturday, July 28, she found herself immersed in history, in awe of the landscape, and honored to share the 50th anniversary of Mighty Mac with Miss Michigan 1957, Valerie More...

Plane Missing After Leaving Island Airport

Debris suspected to be from a missing plane was found washed ashore just east of Cheboygan Monday, August 27. More...

'Building' Creativity

Great Lakes Boat School Projects Taking Shape

At left: Julie Whiting of Zionsville, Indiana, shows the metal centaur sculpture she cast Wednesday, August 22, during the class at the Great Lakes Boat Building School. More...

Injunction Opens Main Casino Gaming Floor

Kewadin Shores in St. Ignace Gets Green Light Tuesday, Prepares for Room Opening

Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace can now offer gambling on the main floor of its new gaming casino building, finished in the summer of 2006. The Sault Ste. More...

Bruce Bigger Honored by Fellow Police Officers

The St. Ignace City Police Department celebrated the retirement of officer Bruce Bigger Saturday, August 25. Mr. Bigger officially retired Saturday, August 4, after 28 years of service. More...

For the Record

In the Fall Sports Preview published August 23, the name of volleyball player Justine Hatfield was misspelled, and the name of Jeannie Gagnon, who was included in a team photograph, was omitted. The girls play for the Pickford volleyball team. More...

Brown Bag Campaign Gives Foster Care Children Spotlight

The Brown Bag Campaign is a reminder of the plight of children entering the foster care system, and their need for stable, affectionate, and disciplined parenting, for clothing, school supplies, transportation, and for the extras of childhood such More...

Sheriff Shares Bus Safety Rules for Students

Every day, more than 20 million students use school buses as transportation to and from school. School begins in the area Tuesday, September 4. More...

Hair Donation Will Help Children

Sisters Mandi Johnson (from left), Lani Fettig, and Randi Johnson pose Tuesday, August 7, with locks of hair they will donate to children who have lost their hair to medical problems. All three are from St. More...

Labranche Completes Basic Training

Army Private Jordan M. Labranche was graduated from U.S. Army basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. More...

Camp Quality Offers Children Camping Experiences

Camp Quality offers a program at Walloon Lake in the Upper Lower Peninsula for children who have cancer, and is accepting children and volunteers for the program. The camp's goal and motto is "letting kids with cancer be kids again. More...

Marijuana Found Across the U.P.

Detectives completed a weeklong operation with National Guard helicopters searching for marijuana across the Upper Peninsula, and found marijuana plants in seven of the 12 counties it serves, the Upper Peninsula Substance Enforcement Team (UPSET) a More...

Glen Memorial Baptist Church Sponsors Concert

Glen Memorial Baptist Church will sponsor a praise concert Sunday, September 2, at 7 p.m. at St. Ignace Public Marina. The public is welcome. More...

Trout Lake Pie Social Sept. 2

The Trout Lake Women's Club will host a pie social Sunday, September 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trout Lake Town Hall. A quilt drawing will take place at 4 p.m. More...

The Beck Team Claim Top Prize in St. Ignace's Annual Salmon Derby

At left, the foursome of (from left) Jake Stephenson of Elkhart, Indiana and Jason Beck, Nathan Beck, and Barry Beck of St. Johns won the combined three heaviest salmon contest, with a weight of 37.14 pounds, during the St. More...

Pizzarelli, Monk Headline Jazz Fest at Grand Hotel

John Pizzarelli and T. S. Monk headline Grand Hotel's Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival this year, with events beginning Friday, August 31, and running through Sunday, September 2. Mr. More...


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