June 22, 2017 RSS feed / News

‘All Hands on Deck’ Shares Message About Great Lakes Protection

Monday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., citizens at DeTour, Curtis, Drummond Island, Mackinaw City, and Sault Ste. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of May 29 through June 4, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to five property damage crashes, two involving car and deer. More...

For the Record...

In the June 15 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article titled “Three Advance in City Manager Interviews,” it was incorrectly stated that all the candidates would also be considered to direct the Downtown Development Authority. More...

Wayne Schmidt To Hold Office Hours June 28 in St. Ignace

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Wednesday, June 28, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bentley’s B-M-L Diner in St. Ignace. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Elementary Students Run, Jump, and Play at St. Ignace Track and Field Day

Fourth graders and twin brothers Caden (left) and Carter Sackett try their hand at spike ball during track and field day at the Kiwanis Track Complex outside St. More...

Jim Clement Returns To St. Ignace To Join Family Dental Practice

Dr. Jim Clement, a 2001 graduate of LaSalle High School, has returned to St. Ignace to join his father, Dr. More...

Down Memory Lane Parade Promises Colorful Spectacle on State Street Friday

The place to be Friday evening, June 23, is along State Street in St. Ignace, where spectators will have a good view of the 36th annual Down Memory Lane parade. The parade will proceed from Murray Street to Church Street.  More...

Among Car Show Parade Lineup, One Will Be ‘Dynamite’

Dynamite the Clown brings a suitcase to every parade. More...

Restorer Mike Stowe Will Be Featured Show Guest

Long-time car modifier and restorer Mike Stowe, a regular participant and volunteer in past St. Ignace Car Shows, returns in 2017 as a guest for the first time and as honorary chairman. Mr. Stowe is a friend of car show founder Ed Reavie.  More...

Little Bear East Project To Begin Soon; Streetlights, Dock 2 Use Discussed at St. Ignace DDA

Work on the sports complex to be developed outside Little Bear East Arena is expected to begin soon and take 90 days to complete, while work at the park in front of St. More...

Free Homeownership Classes Will Be Offered in Sault Ste. Marie

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development will host a free information session for current and potential homeowners in the Upper Peninsula Thursday, June 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Cullip, Strait Receive Awards From Grand Valley State University

Sarah Cullip   Sarah Cullip of St. Ignace has been awarded the Excellence in a Discipline award for German and English from Grand Valley State University. She is the daughter of Chuck and Connie Cullip. More...

Pickford Community Raises Funds for New Care Facility; Construction Begins

A community groundbreaking for the new Pennington Home in Pickford was held Sunday, June 11, by Pickford residents and Superior Health Support Systems in anticipation of construction that is slated to begin at the end of this month. More...

State Police Open House To Be Held June 23

The Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post will host its annual open house Friday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free to attend.  More...

Mackinaw City Plans Premier Arts, Craft Show

The Mackinaw City Premier Arts and Craft Show will be this weekend in Conkling Heritage Park. The show will take place Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 25, from 10 a.m. More...

Mackinac Bridge Tour Raffle Tickets Available

The Michilimackinac Historical Society will sell raffle tickets for a chance to win a tour of the Mackinac Bridge Tower.  More...

Hessel School House Becomes Gathering Place for Community; Offers Slate of Events

The inaugural year of the Hessel School House-Avery Arts and Nature Learning Center has been filled with a variety of events. More...

Yarrow Will Perform at Curtis

Folk music celebrity Peter Yarrow, of the group Peter, Paul, and Mary, will perform at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis Saturday, July 1, at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $35 each, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. More...

Noted Essay, Music Program at Cedarville, Engadine Libraries

The sound of Detroit in verse and sound will be staged at three Eastern Upper Peninsula libraries June 23 and 24 by Michigan Notable Books author and poet, M.L. Liebler and companions as part of an Upper Peninsula tour.  More...

St. Ignace I-75 Business Loop Project To Be Discussed June 26

Construction plans and details of a project to resurface and improve I-75 Business Loop from North Airport Road to North Mackinac Lane in St. More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Up 2%

May traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 2.0% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 338,538 vehicles crossed in May, compared to 332,014 in 2016. More...

Fifth Grade Students Learn About Kindness to Others

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” This quote from Oscar Wilde began a presentation by Clyde O’Rourke’s and Pat Lannin’s fifth grade classes at St. More...

Students Celebrate End of School Year With Picnic

Carolee Frazier (left) and John Beaudoin help cook and prepare hot dogs as students, teachers, and families arrive for the end-of-year school picnic in the St. Ignace Elementary School playground. More...

Coffee Shop Soon To Open in Former St. Ignace Laundromat

Harbor Hope Coffee, a coffeehouse run by a nonprofit organization connected to the ministry of Hope Lutheran Church, is nearing completion in a converted laundromat on North State Street in downtown St. Ignace. More...

Ed Reavie To Display Car Show Memorabilia Downtown Saturday

Highlights from Ed Reavie’s vast St. Ignace Car Show collection will be on display at the new home of the Michilimackinac Historical Society, the former Walker Furniture building, Saturday, June 24, from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Hazzard To Bring Late Brother’s Freshly Restored 1971 Camaro

There will be plenty of beautifully restored classic cars at this year’s St. Ignace Car Show Saturday, June 24, but none will be fresher from the workshop than Jim Hazzard’s black 1971 Chevrolet Camaro Super Sport. More...

Ramchargers, Color Me Gone, Lawman Drag Racers Ready for St. Ignace Show

Matuszaks Bringing Funny Cars To St. Ignace   More...

In Downtown St. Ignace, Harrison’s Diner Menu Offers Food from 11 Countries

Jermaine Harrison’s dream has been to open his own restaurant, and that dream has finally come true with the opening of Harrison’s Diner at 2 North State Street in St. Ignace. Mr. Harrison is the owner and the executive chef. More...

At St. Ignace, Della-Moretta Creates Unique Jewelry Based on Mackinac Bridge, Great Lakes

Working in the jewelry field and helping others has been a common thread in the life of Yvonne Della- Moretta since she helped in her parent’s businesses while growing up on Mackinac Island.  More...

Straits Area Sportsmen, DNR Efforts Are Underway for Brevort Lake Walleye Stocking

Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have teamed up to help breed walleye that will be used to stock Brevort Lake. More...

Slate of Summer Recreation Programs Announced in St. Ignace

The St. Ignace summer recreation program is in full swing. Baseball and softball have already begun and will run through the end of June. Youth still interested in joining before the end of the season can contact Little Bear East.  More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

Mick, at Mick’s Bait Shop in Curtis, confirmed rumors I had heard that just about everything but the lily pads is biting over there. There have been some really nice catches of gills, nice pike everywhere, and a whole lot of walleyes.  More...


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