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Updated: 2018-03-06T11:34:48.267-05:00


Northern Michigan Boy Found


Missing Northern Michigan Youth


Young Americans Summer Camp Ends With $25,000 Bang


For the second year, the Young Americans performance group held their weeklong summer camps for northern Michigan 3rd through 12th grade kids and college students at the Harbor Springs High School.  Saturday, the camps last day performance for parents and the community turned into a big shot in the arm for local arts programs when the group presented Harbor Community Schools program director

Lakers continue playoff run with a quarterfinal series at Western Michigan


SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – No. 20 Lake Superior State will be playing for a chance to advance to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association semifinals at Joe Louis Arena when it meets No. 16 Western Michigan during this weekend’s quarterfinal playoff series. Western Michigan (17-13-6 overall, 14-10-4-4 CCHA), which is the tournament’s No. 3 seed, had a bye last weekend during the first round of

Petoskey Opens Whitewater Paddling Park


 Wolverine resident Rick Meisterheim tackles one of the Bear River Valley Recreation Area's new whitewater features during the facilities grand opening Saturday.  Petoskey’s grand opening of their new whitewater park gives Michigan canoe and kayak enthusiasts a new place to enjoy their sport. The improved section of the Bear River is now one of only two such parks in the lower peninsula and

Recruiters March for Paralyzed Vets


Staff Sergeant Ken Hubbard is joined by his daughter as he completes the recruiters march from Indian River to Petoskey to raise money for the Paralyzed Veterans of America. For the second Armed Forces Day in as many years Army recruiters from the Petoskey office have again marched to raise money for the Michigan Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Wearing fully loaded packs,

Fiddler's Jamboree


  Audience members dance in front of the stage at the 2011 Fiddler's Jamboree in East Jordan.   They may play on a violin but it was fiddlers that were taking to the stage this past Saturday at the Fiddler’s Jamboree in East Jordan. More than thirty individual fiddlers and groups entertained crowds at East Jordan’s Harvest Barn Church including performers from Grand Rapids, Traverse City,

LSSU Defeats Ohio State to Advance in CCHA Playoffs


 Lake Superior State Lakers swarm goal tender Kevin Kapalka after defeating OSU in round one of the CCHA playoffs at Taffy Abel Arena. Its playoff season in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and this weekends first round match up pitted the number eight finisher, the Lake Superior State Lakers against the number nine Ohio State Buckeyes. Enjoying home ice advantage at Taffy Abel

Miami Sweeps LSSU in Final Regular Season Series


Miami of Ohio's Curtis McKenzie (front) races up ice ahead of  LSSU's Matt Bruneteau during the Redhawks 4 - 1 win Saturday night  at Taffy Abel Arena. The Lake Superior State Lakers ice hockey team may have come into this weekends CCHA match up against Miami of Ohio thinking they could sweep the 11th ranked Redhawks but it didn’t happen. The Lakers, who were honoring their graduating seniors

February Thaw


Harbor Springs resident John Riggs takes advantage of the warmer weather to practice his uni-cycle riding. With warmer than normal temperatures expected until the weekend northern Michigan’s February thaw has given many area residents an opportunity to get outside and shake off a little cabin fever. Even though the ice on area lakes is now largely covered with a layer of melt water ice

Lakers Drop One, Earn One Against MSU


K. Johnston/Eagle FI (publication delayed due to techinacal difficulties) Coming home after a five game exhibition series in Canada the Lake Superior State Lakers ice hockey squad started the second half of their CCHA season at home against the Michigan State Spartans. A defensive battle for the first two periods of the Friday night opener at Taffy Abel arena didn’t stay that way in the third

LSSU Gains Ground in Points Race With Shoot Out Wins


  Bowling Green's Jordan Samuels-Thomas (left) watches as LSSU's Will Acton shoots Saturday at Taffy Abel Arena.   Even though it wasn’t an offense packed weekend the Lake Superior State Lakers ice hockey team still managed to walk away from this weekends match up against Bowling Green State University four conferences points to the good.  LSSU's Rick Schofield watches as one of his

LSSU Sweeps Nationally Ranked Ferris State


Photos and Story by K. Johnston/Eagle Feature & Image Coming off a great weekend against Miami of Ohio the last thing the nationally ranked Ferris State Bulldogs (20) ice hockey team expected was to get shutout by the Lake Superior State Lakers and their freshman goalie Kevin Kapalka. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs not only did they get shut out once but twice as the Lakers defense held them

Veterans Day 2010


There are many great men and women that came before us and paved the road along which freedom lies. To those who, in whole or part, gave themselves in defense of it we offer our eternal thanks. To those who stand guard over it today we offer our prayers and our support. To those who will stand that watch tomorrow we wish for you many peaceful days and quiet nights. Thank a vet. It’s their day,

LSSU Hockey Splits Weekend With NMU


LSSU's Domenic Monardo pushes the puck towards the net around NMU's Kory Kaunisto Saturday. Line up all of the penalty sections of Lake Superior State University Laker (LSSU) ice hockey box scores from any given season and it is obvious which weekends the Northern Michigan University Wildcats (NMU) were in town. This weekends Upper Peninsula match-up was no different

Lakers Sweep Colgate for First Two Wins


Photos and Story - K. Johnston/Eagle FI Colgates Francois Brisebois (front) and LSSU's Dan Barczuk (back) chase down  a loose puck at center ice Saturday.   With their season off to a less than stellar beginning the Lake Superior State Lakers ice hockey team needed a confidence boost and they got it this weekend by sweeping the visiting Colgate Raiders. The Lakers took game one of the

New Blog For Our Photographers!


We've started a new blog specifically for our photographers!  This new blog will allow our photographers to share work you might not normally see here on our news and sports site. You can visit our new blog at Please visit often and feel free to comment!

Freshwater Jellyfish Found in Lake Charlevoix


If anyone except a wildlife biologist had called me to say they had found Jellyfish in northern Michigan I probably would have just said “yeah right”. Since it was such a biologist that called me though I took him seriously. Turns out there is such a thing as a Freshwater Jellyfish and some of them have been found recently in Lake Charlevoix. Boaters noticed a large number of the small white

Large Lake Sturgeon Found at Petoskey's Bay Harbor Resort


If you’ve ever been walking along the shoreline of Lake Michigan and noticed the remains of a fish that looks like it could have lived in prehistoric times what you saw could well have been a Lake Sturgeon. That was exactly what construction workers working near Petoskey saw when they arrived at a job site last week. Early last week biologists at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

2010 Top O' Michigan Marathon Nationals


As always, having the right gear to meet the weather conditions was the key to winning at the 2010 Top O’ Michigan Marathon Nationals. Unlike most years though it wasn’t wind, waves or rain that made the Top O’ experience unique. This year it was all about speed. The weather gods threw two perfect days at the 83 boats that showed up to participate in this years event. As the runabouts and super

2010 Rex Marquardt Memorial Softball Tournament


Lightning batter Trevor Kelly connects with a pitch during theChampionship game of the Rex Marquardt Memorial Tournament. Six mens fast-pitch softball teams rolled into Petoskey's Ed White Feild over the holiday weekend to participate in the 40th annual Rex Marquardt Memorial Tournament and when the dust had settled on Sunday afternoon it was the Midland/Frankenmuth area Lightning taking home

Home Town Fouth of July


Like thousands of small communities across the country Alanson, Michigan seizes the opportunity to come together and celebrate the nation’s official birthday every independance day.  Community residents enjoyed the annual parade, music, and bake sales, barbeques and back yard fireworks as they marked the passage of the annual Fourth of July holiday.  Couples, families, teens and yes, even the

Thank You Mr. Harwell


While I have been lucky enough to cover the Tiger’s at Comerica Park on several occasions I only had the pleasure of attending games at “The Corner” twice.  I was a pre-teen the first time I got to see a game from the right field bleachers at Tiger Stadium and the second was many years later during the count down to the grand old ballpark’s final game.  While I remember lots of little things

Tea Party Makes Whistlestop in Petoskey


The announcement by eighteen year congressman Bart Stupak that he was retiring and would not be seeking re-election may have been timed to take some of the air out of the Tea Party Express III’s sails as it made its way through northern Michigan today but neither that or the chilly weather discouraged the several hundred people that turned out at Emmet – Charlevoix County Fairgrounds this morning

Tea Party Express III Coming to Northern Michigan


According to a local Tea Party member and their official web site the Tea Party Express III will be making the rounds in northern Michigan this coming Friday and Saturday. E-mail inquires we made for information on scheduled speakers via the organizations press e-mail address were returned as undeliverable. The organizations bus tour that started March 27th Nevada and that will end in Washington