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Commissioners Hill, Patrick Attend White House Conference

Mackinac County commissioners Jim Hill and Diane Patrick joined other commissioners from across Michigan at a White House conference in Washington, D.C. More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $2,390 for the Month of July

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $2,390 for the month of July. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Director Search, Purchase Offer on Chamber Building Among Topics for St. Ignace DDA

The search for the successor to St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority Director Deb Evashevski has begun, and Mrs. Evashevski has already received a handful of applications. The position is being advertised in The St. More...

Small Fire Breaks Out at St. Ignace Apartments

No one was hurt when a small kitchen fire occurred in an apartment at Charters Cove senior living community in St. Ignace Thursday night, August 10. The fire was quickly contained and did not spread beyond the kitchen. More...

Springsteen To Perform at Bike Night

Pat Springsteen will perform Friday, August 18, at Bike Night, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown St. Ignace. Bike Night is free and open to everyone. It takes place at the parking lot of First National Bank’s main branch. More...

Red Cross Blood Drive Will Be August 29 on Drummond Island

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Drummond Island Tuesday, August 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Township Hall at 29935 East Pine Street.   More...

Ironworkers Festival Demonstrates Skills Once Used To Build Mackinac Bridge

Earl Klit is an Ironworkers Walk of Fame inductee who received recognition at the 34th annual International Ironworkers Festival Saturday, August 12, at Mackinaw City. More...

Chief Mackinac Turns 100, Returns to Hessel Boat Show for ‘Best of 40 Years’

Chief Mackinac, a multi-time winner of the Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show and local favorite, returned to Hessel to celebrate the 40th annual show Saturday, August 12, at the Hessel Marina. More...

Councils Discuss Bay Closure for Pond Hockey Ice

Year-around Mackinac Island residents want ferry service to the mainland to continue as far into winter as possible, but by January, St. More...

Pickford Hosts Family Night On August 17

The Pickford Makerfest Family Fun Night will be Thursday, August 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Pickford Arts and Learning Center next to the Pickford Community Library. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Youth Hunt, Sporting Clays Shoot Will Be September 9

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its annual Youth Hunt and Sporting Clays Shoot Saturday, September 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wycamp Lake Shooting Preserve in Cross Village. More...

Man Arrested, Suspected of BASE Jumping

A 29-year-old man from Troy was arrested for trespassing after deputies from the Mackinac County Sheriff’s office were dispatched to reports of a person “BASE jumping” from microwave relay towers near Moran and Rexton Friday afterno More...

Blood Drive in St. Ignace Will Be August 22

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in St. Ignace Tuesday, August 22, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Kewadin Shores Casino at 3015 Mackinac Trail.   More...

Bethel Lutheran Church To Host Concert Aug. 20

Area musicians will perform “Sweet Songs of Summer” Sunday, August 20, at 7 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church on M-129 in Cedarville.  A free-will offering will be taken, with the money going toward the church’s youth fund. More...

Blood Drive in Mackinaw City Is August 30

The Mackinaw Woman’s Club will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, August 30, from noon to 4:45 p.m. at the St. Anthony Parish Life Center at 600 West Central Avenue in Mackinaw City, across from the high school.   More...

Cedarville Dollar General Construction Begins

The property at 293 M-134 in Cedarville has been cleared of the house and cabin that once stood here as construction begins on the new Dollar General store. Trucks and materials can already be seen on the site Thursday evening, August 10.   More...

Bridge Is Topic At Les Cheneaux Library Program

Kim Nowack, chief engineer for the Mackinac Bridge, will present a program about the bridge Thursday, August 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville. Ms. More...

Sashay Quartet To Perform in Mackinaw City

Music in Mackinaw will host the Sashay Quartet from Traverse City Saturday, August 19, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Roth Performance Shell at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City. Admission is free, and seating is on the lawn.  More...

Lee Chatfield To Be Honored At Pickford Library August 22

State Representative Lee Chatfield will be honored as Michigan Library Association (MLA) Legislator of the Year Tuesday, August 22, at 3 p.m. at the Pickford Community   Library. More...

State Sen. Wayne Schmidt To Hold Office Hours August 23 in Curtis

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Wednesday, August 23, from noon to 1 p.m. at Kim’s Tally Ho in Curtis. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. He represents the 37th District. More...

Michigan Civil Air Patrol Conducts Training Exercises in St. Ignace

The Civil Air Patrol’s red, white, and blue aircraft were a regular sight in the skies above St. Ignace Saturday, August 12, as the organization conducted its Operation Northern Exposure training exercises. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of July 31 through August 13, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies investigated two separate breaking and entering complaints, one of which involved larceny. More...

This Week’s Movie: ‘Hidden Figures’

Movies by the Bay will feature “Hidden Figures” Sunday evening, August 20, at dusk at the American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. More...

Cedarville Car Show Draws 59 Vehicles From Across Automotive Spectrum

Cedarville’s East Hodeck Street was filled with 59 stylish vehicles Friday afternoon, August 11, for the fifth annual Les Cheneaux Islands Car Show. More...

Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow Is Next Week

The 11th annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow will be held in St. Ignace Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27. The family event will take place near the Father Marquette National Memorial on the western side of Straits State Park. More...

2017 40th Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show Results

Judges of the “Best of 40” Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show, celebrating 40 years of the show, selected winners from 129 entries in 19 classes. More...

Reid Moves On From Clark Township Supervisor Role; Clymer Fills Position

Friday, August 11, was Gary Reid’s final day on the job as Clark Township supervisor. The Hessel resident has resigned from the role owing to health concerns, but is pleased with how his service to the township went. More...

Golf Fundraiser To Benefit Hospital Will Be August 24

The 16th annual Jewel at Mackinac Golf Tournament, an 18-hole, four-person team scramble to benefit the Mackinac Straits Health System, will be held Thursday, August 24, on Mackinac Island’s three golf courses.  More...

Bill Jamerson To Share CCC Program at St. Ignace Library

Upper Peninsula-based author, filmmaker, and songwriter Bill Jamerson will present a program about the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s at the St. Ignace Public Library Thursday, August 24, at 7 p.m. More...

Mackinaw City Marina To Host Straits Regatta

Sails will be raised for the Straits Shoal Regatta Saturday, August 19. The Mackinaw City Municipal Marina is hosting the small boat race on the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Farmers Market Offers Produce, Jewelry

Above: The Bayside Farmers Market occurs every Thursday at the St. Ignace Marina from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Native American Portraits on Display in Pickford Museum

Native American portraits painted on Christmas ornaments are on display at the Pickford Area Historical Society Museum. More...

Two Concerts Offered This Week at the St. Ignace Marina

Two concerts offered this week at the St. Ignace Marina will be performed by Clyde Jenkins and Uncle Ugly. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.  Locals on the Bay will feature Clyde Jenkins Wednesday, August 16. More...

Church Revival To Be Held at Northwoods Camp

The Eastern U.P. Church of Christ will host a three-night church revival in the chapel at the Northwoods Christian Camp in Pickford Wednesday, August 23, through Friday, August 25. The meetings all start at 7 p.m. More...

Trinity Church on Mackinac Island Commemorates Its First Service 135 Years Ago

Trinity Church on Mackinac Island can trace its roots to a sermon delivered by the Episcopal bishop in 1837. More...


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