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Leak of Line 5 Would Affect Lake Superior, Too, Says Group

Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline that runs through the Upper Peninsula on its way from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario poses threats to Lake Superior, according to Marquette-based environmental group Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) More...

Undisclosed Settlements Given for Fatal Snowmobile Accident

Settlements have been reached in the lawsuit of the 2010 fatal snowmobile accident on Mackinac Island that claimed the lives of sisters Karen Schwarck, 59, of Trillium Heights and Edith Bonno, 57, of Canton. More...

Schmidt Sets Local Office Hours

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Monday, December 18, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Huron To Return to Service by Mid-December

Star Line’s Huron, its winter ferry that had been undergoing repairs at Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is back in port in St. Ignace as of early Sunday, December 10.  More...

Pete Postula Is New St. Ignace Division Manager for Cloverland

Cloverland Electric Cooperative has named Pete Postula as the new St. Ignace Division Manager. Mr. Postula will work about a month with current division manager Craig Davidson, who plans to retire Saturday, January 6.  More...

Craft Show at Evergreen Living Center Is December 19

Evergreen Living Center’s annual craft show will be held Tuesday, December 19, starting at 9 a.m. in the Tribal Board Room on the second floor of Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. More...

For the Record...

In the December 7 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article titled, “St. More...

Gros Cap School Students Decorate Downtown Trees With Handmade Ornaments

The Gros Cap School’s fifth and sixth grade classes decorated a Christmas tree together in downtown St. Ignace Thursday morning, November 30. More...

Community Sings Carols at Gros Cap Church

Above: As seen from the choir loft at Gros Cap Church, Curtis Cheeseman gives an update of renovations at the church before the evening of caroling begins Thursday, December 7. More...

2018 Art Show Theme Is ‘Landscapes of Mackinac’

The picturesque scenery of Mackinac Island, from downtown to the bluffs and woods, will be featured during the 2018 juried exhibition, “Landscapes of Mackinac,” at the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. More...

Winter Bird Counts Will Be Underway Soon at Straits Area and Les Cheneaux

Volunteer birders will be in the field conducting Christmas bird counts, sponsored for 118 years by the National Audubon Society, on Monday, December 18, in the Straits of Mackinac area and on Wednesday, December 20, in the Les Cheneaux Area. More...

Toy Drive Distributes Holiday Cheer

The Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive arranged many of the toys it collected this season at the Mackinac County Community Action Agency building in St. More...

Two School Concerts Coming Up at Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux Community Schools will host a holiday music program Thursday, December 14, in the school gymnasium at 7 p.m. The concert will feature the kindergarten to fifth grade students. More...

Wreaths Across America Will Take Place at Post Cemetery

The Mackinac Island American Legion Post 299 and the Michigan Wing of the Civil Air Patrol will be participating in Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths at Mackinac Island military graves. More...

Jacobb St. Andrew Is Sentenced

St. Ignace’s 11th Circuit Court was in session Friday, December 8, with a pair of long sentences handed out.  Jacobb St. Andrew of St. More...

Accident Claims Life of Rudyard Man

An accident on Pea Line Road near 23 Mile Road in Pickford Township claimed the life of Robert Roy, 52, of Rudyard Friday, December 8. More...

City of Mackinac Island Maintains Ownership of Astor Street at Coal Dock

The 11th Circuit Court of Mackinac County, December 5, decided ownership of parcels adjacent to the Coal Dock on Mackinac Island, placing three parties in possession of the associated riparian rights, and bringing the Ccity of Mackinac Island a step More...

Board Hears Downtown Streetlight Update

St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority

The Friday, December 8 meeting of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) marked a changing of the guard, as Director Deb Evashevski and board members John Ruegg, Don Schairer, and Cathie Sposito all took part in their final DDA meeting.  More...

Mackinaw City Approves Class III Status for Casino; Focus on Slot Machines

The Petoskey-based Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians have won approval from the Mackinaw City Village Council to turn their casino in the village into a Class III facility with Las Vegas-type slot machines and, if leaders of the bands choose More...

Earl Goldmann Writes Memoir About Survival, Forgiveness

Earl Goldmann, a retired educator who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, has written a book, “Bounce Back.” He is married to author Patricia (nee Cronan) Brooks, a native of St. Ignace and a 1968 graduate of LaSalle High School.  More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of December 4 through December 10, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to seven property damage crashes, four involving car and deer. More...

Mackinac Bands To Host Members Event

Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians will host their 12th annual Children’s Winter Holiday Program Saturday, December 16, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Elementary Students Decorate Downtown Trees for Holiday Season

The St. Ignace Area Schools second grade class was among those that decorated a Christmas tree in downtown St. Ignace Friday morning, December 1. More...

HOME for the Holidays Auction Raises $9,800

The annual HOME for the Holidays Christmas Auction raised $9,800 for HOME of Mackinac County. About 115 people attended the event Friday, November 17, at the Quality Inn in St. Ignace.  More...

Free Christmas Tea, Crafts To Be Held at Library December 20

A Christmas Tea will be held at the Engadine Library Wednesday, December 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cookies and tea will be served, and live entertainment will be offered as well as a craft to make. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Christmas Cantata Is December 17 at Baptist Church

A Christmas Cantata entitled “What a Beautiful Name” will be Sunday, December 17, at 6 p.m. at Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace.  Admission is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served following the program. More...

Holiday Food Baskets Distributed to 140 Families in St. Ignace Area

The St. Ignace Kiwanis Club assembled 140 holiday food baskets for people in need throughout the St. Ignace area Saturday, December 9. Before the assembling began, some of the volunteers from the community, St. Ignace Kiwanis Club, St. More...

Blustery Tuesday Causes Power Outages

As a cold air mass from Canada drifted south Tuesday, December 5, strong winter winds blew throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula, limiting vehicle traffic across the Mackinac Bridge, causing widespread power outages, and affecting ferry traffic to M More...

Red Cross Will Hold Blood Drive Dec. 19

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in St. Ignace Tuesday, December 19, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the United Methodist Church at 615 West US-2.   More...


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