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'Lawnmower Man' Reaches Bridge in 17-mph Ride Across America

Fife Lake Man Crosses Michigan as 14th State

On a ride to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Lou Ransom of Fife Lake has been driving across the United States on a lawnmower. More...

Powerful Lightning Bolt Damages Curtis Ball Field

"It must have been amazing," said P.J. Costa, fire chief of the Portage Township Fire Department, describing a powerful lightning bolt that struck Curtis Recreation Area on H-42 Monday, May 14. More...

'Dirty Jobs' To Film at Bridge

Discovery Channel Show To Visit Friday

Highlighting the work Mackinac Bridge maintenance crews perform each year, Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs," and his crew will film on the bridge Friday, May 25. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace, May 15 and 16, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. + Aaron Eaton, 38, of St. More...

Workshop Offered for Home Buyers

Potential home buyers are invited to attend a pre-purchase workshop Thursday, May 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

Meeting Is Rescheduled for LCTA

May 30 Is New Date

The date of the meeting about the future of the Les Cheneaux Islands Tourist Association has been changed to Wednesday, May 30, at Cedarville Inn at 5:15 p.m. More...

1950s To Be Theme for L.C. Chamber's Bridge Celebration

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the 1950s this summer, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Local Volunteers Provide Medical Care in Honduras

During her visit to villages in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, Arial Leeper of Mackinac Island had difficulty breaking the language barrier with the local children, knowing only a little Spanish. So she laughed and smiled a lot. More...

Three Challenges Made to Recent Tribal Election

Three challenges have been submitted to the recent secretarial election of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the local Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) office reported May 17. More...

Students Take Funding Plea to Lawmakers

Les Cheneaux, Rudyard Groups Speak at Capitol

Few high school government classes stage a rally at the state capitol, but for Cedarville's American government class, politics was brought to life in Lansing last week when Les Cheneaux Community Schools students read essays and lobbied about the More...

Condo, Park Projects OK'd on South Manistique Lake

A14-unit condominium on South Manistique Lake was approved by the Portage Township Board of Trustees at its Tuesday, May 15, meeting in Curtis. The project, called Cedar Ridge Properties, required a special-use permit. More...

Bonnie Carpenter To Speak at Retired School Personnel Conference at LSSU

A Retired School Personnel Area Conference, featuring executive director Bonnie Carpenter as the keynote speaker, will be offered Wednesday, June 6, at 8 a.m. at the Cisler Center on the campus of Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Red Cross Blood Drives Announced

The American Red Cross has planned blood drives in the area in May and June on the following schedule: Thursday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at American Legion Post 3 in Sault Ste. Marie. Friday, May 25, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at St. More...

Volunteers Honored for Helping Local Veterans

Free Transportation Available for Veterans' Medical Appointments

Covering the miles between the Eastern Upper Peninsula and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iron Mountain, as often as six days a week, is a red, white, and blue van taking local veterans to the hospital for medical appointments. More...

Two Men Convicted of Shooting Wolves During U.P. Deer Season

Two men have been convicted for shooting wolves in the Upper Peninsula during last year's firearm deer hunting season. The men were both found guilty of shooting wolves while hunting deer November 16, 2006. More...

Lamprey-Killing Chemicals To Be Applied in County

Chemicals to kill sea lampreys are to be applied to Millecoquins River and Hog Island Creek in Mackinac County, between Tuesday, May 29, and Thursday, June 7. More...

Slippery Track Tests Drivers' Skills in First St. Ignace Mud Run

Upper Peninsula residents and downstate race fans lined the sides of a muddy track behind Little Bear East Arena and Community Center for the first St. Ignace Mud Run Saturday, May 19, a day of roaring engines, flying mud, kids games, and music. More...

Legacy House: Building a Home, One Donation at a Time

Just as individual boards are nailed to a framework to build a house, small acts of charity are being assembled to create a place of sanctuary for women in a donated house on the corner of Marley and Goudreau streets in St. Ignace. More...

No One Injured in Friday House Fire

A fire consumed a trailer home on Sixth Street in St. Ignace Friday, May 18. No one was hurt, however, the home for a family with three children was a total loss. The St. More...

Relay for Life To Host Kick-off Thurs.

The Mackinac County Area Relay for Life team will host a kickoff meeting and program for the 2007 Relay Thursday, May 24, starting with hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. The program will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

State Retired Employees To Meet June 4

Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will meet Monday, June 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the State Office Building in Escanaba. All members and their families may attend. More...

Sault Ste. Marie Farm Market Planned

A Sault Ste. Marie Farmer's Market is held Wednesdays, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The market is in the downtown parking lot at Maple and Ashmun streets in Sault Ste. Marie, behind the Chippewa County Courthouse Annex. More...

EUPNTA Earns Founders Award

Eastern Upper Peninsula Nature Tourism Alliance was among several Upper Peninsula businesses earning Founders Awards from Northern Initiatives in April. The Founders Award for Excellence in Collaboration is given to U.P. More...

Mackinac Island Faces Challenge of Preserving the Past in a Demanding World

Changes to Buildings Could Affect Historic Landmark Status

The first challenge to historic preservation on Mackinac Island came in 1876, just one year after the Island followed Yellowstone to became the second national park. More...

Frog Fest Celebrates Environment at Les Cheneaux

Chuck Bosley of Brimley holds a morel to show participants of his Saturday morning hike what they are seeking on the Mushrooms and Other Forest Floor Discoveries trip west of Hessel, in the Hiawatha National Forest. Mr. More...

Lions Club Hosts Memorial Day Weekend Dinner

The Les Cheneaux Lions Club will host its annual Memorial Day weekend whitefish dinner to raise money for academic scholarships Saturday, May 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools cafeteria in Cedarville. More...

Area UAWRetirees Are Invited to Monthly Meetings at Hulbert

All United Auto Workers (UAW) retirees in the Eastern Upper Peninsula may attend monthly meetings at the American Legion Hall in Hulbert, where programs are presented that are of interest to retirees. More...

St. Ignace School District in Good Financial Shape, Board Learns

Cutbacks Would Change Outlook

A revised budget for the 2006/2007 school year was discussed by the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education at its Monday, May 14, meeting, in preparation for adoption in June. More...

Residents' Appeals Win McConnel Road Repairs

At residents' request, McConnel Road in Portage Township will be improved this summer, rather than North Gould City Road, as previously planned. More...

St. Ignace Marina Open for Season

The St. Ignace Public Marina officially opened Monday, May 21, welcoming 10 seasonal boaters. More...

Police Identify Remains of Sault Ste. Marie Resident in Bruce Township

The remains of a Sault Ste. Marie resident have been identified by the Michigan State Police as Raymond Sidney Kiger. Mr. Kiger was found dead near Seven Mile and Ridge roads in Chippewa County Saturday, April 21. More...


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