February 23, 2017 RSS feed / News

County Planning Commission and the Public To Consider Veterans Issues March 1

Nearly $8 million came into Mackinac County to serve the area’s almost 1,000 veterans in 2016. The money was used toward medical care, disability income, food assistance, utility assistance, and more. More...

Plans for M-134 Scenic Byway Promotion Are Taking Shape

A plan outlining goals, along with specific projects and potential funding sources, for the development of the North Huron Scenic Byway along M-134 was approved by an advisory committee working to develop the byway Wednesday, February 1.  More...

St. Ignace Kewadin Casino To Be Site of Powwow and Round Dance

A Powwow and Round Dance honoring the importance of water and those who protect it will be held Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12, at the Kewadin Casino Events Center in St. Ignace. Grand entry is at noon Saturday. More...

Lake Millecoquins Winter Carnival Will Be This Saturday in Engadine

The Lake Millecoquins Winter Carnival is Saturday, February 25, from 8 a.m. More...

What’s Under the Straits of Mackinac? Various Utility and Pipelines on Lake Floor

Mention pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac and the first thought that comes to mind for most people is likely Line 5, owned by Enbridge Inc. More...

Police Agencies Team Up for Weekend Snowmobile Task Force

Ninety-three warnings and 49 citations were given when police agencies in the region participated in a snowmobile safety task force Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19. More...

Local Resident Kevin Hess Joins The St. Ignace News Staff

Kevin R. Hess is a new addition to The St. Ignace News newsroom staff. The St. Ignace resident assumed a role as a reporter December 28, and has been reporting on local topics and events since. More...

Zoning Can’t Be Used To Preserve Chimney

The lesson learned in a lawsuit involving preservation of a chimney at the Stonecliffe mansion is that the City of Mackinac Island’s zoning regulations cannot be used to mandate preservation of structures. More...

U.P. Photography Contest Open Now Until March 4

Any Upper Peninsula resident inspired by the Upper Peninsula can submit photographs to the Bonifas Arts Center (BAC) photography competition now through Saturday, March 4, at noon.  More...

Mystery Dinner Theater Will Be Held March 3-4

The Mollie R. Kahl Friends of the Library will sponsor a mystery dinner theatre Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, at the Rudyard Township Hall at 6 p.m. both nights. More...

St. Ignace City Council Approves Housing Anti-discrimination Policy

City Adds Veteran, LGTBQ Protections Before Passage

The St. Ignace City Council approved Housing Ordinance 644, an anti-discrimination policy, at its Monday night, February 20, meeting. More...

Annual Upper Peninsula Ice Golf Scramble Is March 3-4 at St. Ignace

The 32nd Annual Upper Peninsula Ice Golf Scramble will be Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, in St. Ignace.  Friday’s schedule includes registration and beer tasting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Glow Ball Challenge will be held at dusk. More...

Mackinaw City Job Fair Is Scheduled for March 11

A job fair will take place Saturday, March 11, at the Mackinaw City Recreational Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Employers from all over northern Michigan will be onsite to engage job seekers. More...

AREA SCHOOLS ANNOUNCE HONOR ROLL STUDENTS

Cedarville Middle School  Second Quarter  6th Grade: Ethan Bigelow, Kayla Bullman, Lilianna Cason*, Elizabeth Colegrove, Grace Daiker, Hayley Kohlmann*, Lily Fisher, Elijah Leavell, Cason Smith, Jacob St. More...

Waterfront Event Center at Dark Sky Park To Open

As construction progresses on the new Waterfront Event Center at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City, center and site details are also coming together as the anticipated completion date of June 2017 nears.  More...

Library To Host Free Seed Packaging Session March 4

Virge and Immie’s Seed Saver Project will host a seed packaging workshop Saturday, March 4, at 10 a.m. at the Pickford Community Library. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. More...

3-D Printers Integrate Science, Mathematics at Mackinac Island School

As though responding to an oftrepeated school question that asks when lessons will ever be used in real life, two new 3D printers are helping Mackinac Island students find fun and useful ways to apply basic mathematics and science concepts and see &l More...

EUPISD CTE Millage Proposal Back on Ballot for May Election

A millage proposal for career and technical education throughout the Eastern Upper Peninsula will be before registered voters of Mackinac, Luce, Chippewa, and Schoolcraft counties and Seney Township May 2.  More...

Nelson Receives National Rural Hospital Leadership Award

St. Ignace hospital administrator Rod Nelson has received the 2017 Rural Leadership award from the American Hospital Association for his work to coordinate medical services in Mackinac County and construction of the new medical center at St. More...

Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer Visits St. Ignace

Former State Senator Gretchen Whitmer hopes to replace Governor Rick Snyder when his term expires at the end of 2018. More...

Blood Drive Will Be Held March 2

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in DeTour Village Thursday, March 2, from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at the DeTour Town Hall at 260 South Superior Street.   More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of February 13 to February 19, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to eight property damage crashes throughout the county, six of which involved car and deer, More...

Jacob Ball Comes Aboard as Reporter With The St. Ignace News

Jacob A. Ball has joined The St. Ignace News editorial staff as a reporter to cover a wide variety of local activities and sports throughout the Straits area and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. Mr. More...

Quincy Ranville Joins Visitors Bureau To Help Promote Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau/ Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired a new assistant director, Quincy Ranville, who previously held the same position with the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau. More...

Dessa Alice Horn Born at St. Ignace Feb. 7

Armand and Sara Horn of St. Ignace welcomed a baby girl, Dessa Alice Horn, born on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

Winter Swap Meet and Marketplace Is This Saturday

A winter swap meet and marketplace will be held Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Paradise. Participants can sell or trade their winter-related items, including ice shanties, snowmobile parts, and winter gear. More...

Barnwell and Burt Visit Nevada for Training

From January 23 to January 26, Mackinac Marine Rescue team members Sam Barnwell and Allen Burt attended special training to recognize and identify radiological and nuclear materials at the Nevada National Nuclear Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas More...

Beautiful Winter Day Aids Successful Snowsfest in Les Cheneaux

Weather could not have been more perfect for the 2017 Les Cheneaux Islands Snowsfest in Cedarville. The sun was shining on Cedarville Bay from early in the morning Saturday, February 18, as cars and snowmobiles arrived for the festivities. More...

Rudyard Honors Students of the Month

Students of the Month for December at Rudyard Elementary School are (back row, from left) Destiny Ellison (third grade), Jeremiah Clark (fourth grade), Trinity Wilson (fourth grade), Brode Hunt (fifth grade), Cameron Peterson (fifth grade), Miranda A More...

Class on Island Teaches Ojibwe Language and Culture

This winter, people have the opportunity to learn the language of the Anishinaabe, which means “first people,” or “good people.” It refers to a group of indigenous people of the United States and Canada, which include the Odaw More...

Meeting To Hear Ideas About Recreational Trails To Be Feb. 28

The EUP Regional Planning and Development Commission will host a Trails Consortium Meeting Tuesday, February 28, starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Kinross Townhip Hall. More...

Snowsfest Contest and Raffle Winners

Competitions: Snow Buddy Displays: First place – First National Bank of St. More...


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