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Three Minor Citations Reported in Long Term Care Survey

The Long Term Care facility at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace received a good rating for its staff work and procedures by the state Department of Community Health (DCH) Thursday, February 28, with only three minor citations reported. More...

American Red Cross Seeks Volunteers

The American Red Cross is seeking Mackinac County volunteers. Those interested are asked to call 643-9779 to register for the following meetings: "Fulfilling Our Mission" Friday, March 14, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Mackinac County Airport. More...

Students Present Night of Jazz at St. Ignace

Event Draws Large Audience for Evening of Entertainment

At right: Among members of the school's Jazz Band are Dustin McKenzie on drums, and, to his left, Shawn Cowell and Grant Simmons on trumpet, and Zach Lane on guitar. More...

Family Fun Day Will Be This Saturday

Little Bear East Arena

Open skating, children's games, a cupcake walk, and prizes will be among activities offered Saturday, March 15, at Family Fun Day at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. A firetruck will be displayed for youngsters by the St. More...

Hikers Say 'Yes' to New Hessel Trail

February 23 was the perfect day to consider whether to add more than two miles of trail to the Birge Preserve in Hessel. More...

Emergency Funds Available in County

Mackinac County has been awarded $14,924 in federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. More...

Engadine Students Learn About Government First Hand

Five high school students got a glimpse into county government Thursday, February 28, when they spent part of the day with commissioners touring county offices, learning about operations, and being briefed on the responsibilities and role of a comm More...

Painting Raffle Will Raise Funds for Student Trip

Five students from Mackinac Island are raising funds for their senior class trip to Puerto Rico by selling raffle tickets for a painting. Island artist Marta Olson has donated the painting to the class. More...

Huskey Catches 8-pound Walleye

Gail Huskey of St. Ignace took this 8 pound, 4 ounce walleye Monday, February 25, at Brevort Lake. More...

Island's Arial Leeper Participates in State Poetry Contest

Arial Leeper, a junior at Mackinac Island Public School, enjoys being in the spotlight and the Island judges enjoyed her performance of "The Owl and the Pussycat," by Edward Lear, awarding her the top position in the Poetry Out Loud contest on Mack More...

Children's Reading Program Funding Threatened

The Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) book program that serves 130 children in Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace is threatened by proposed federal funding cuts, reports the Sault Ste. More...

March Red Cross Blood Drives Announced in Area

American Red Cross blood drives will be held at the following locations: Sault Ste. Marie: Friday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Sault Ste. Marie High School; Wednesday, March 19, from noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Bridge Condition Deemed 'Good'

The International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie is in "good condition" following a week-long inspection, reported the International Bridge Administration. More...

St. Patrick's Day Island Church Dinner March 15

More than 100 people are expected to attend the largest fundraiser of the year for Ste. Anne's Church on Mackinac Island Saturday, March 15, at Community Hall on Market Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The St. More...

News From St. Ignace Area Schools

By Mike Springsteen, Superintendent

The technology explosion is revolutionizing our world in the way we communicate, learn, and work. At St. More...

Kowalski, Love Farms Earn Earth Steward Awards From Conservation Service

While many farmers work hard to conserve land quality, often without any recognition of their good work, two Rudyard families, the Kowalskis and the Loves, both of Rudyard, have become the first farmers in the Eastern Upper Peninsula to receive Ear More...

Annegret Goehring Will Be Featured in UP Art Festival

Annegret Goehring of Hessel will demonstrate the art of scissor cutting in the Upper Peninsula Folklife Festival this Saturday, March 15, in Marquette. More...

Roundtable Will Offer Family Night

Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable will host a Family Fun Night of bowling Wednesday, March 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gateway Lanes in St. Ignace. More...

Cedarville Art Students Craft 'Snow Lady'

Cedarville High School Art I and Eighth Grade Enrichment art students created their own interpretation of the 2008 Snowsfest theme, Caribbean of the North, with this "snow lady" suited up for a warmer climate than Clark Township offered last month. More...

Some Families May Qualify for Child Care Tax Credits

Guidelines have been reported for using for the Earned Income Credit, a tax benefit for workers. For those who owe federal income tax, it can reduce or eliminate the tax owed, and some workers can get money back. More...

Peace Group Plans Vigil in Cheboygan

Northern Michigan peace groups will mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war with a vigil Thursday, March 20, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in front of the Cheboygan County Courthouse in Cheboygan. More...

Phosphorus Tests Taken at Cedarville Bay

Environmental contractors (clockwise, from left) Doug Knauer, Tina Mitchell, and George Pelkola, all of the Marquette area, and Bob Dunn of Cedarville, extract sediment samples from Cedarville Bay March 4 for analysis by the Department of Environment More...

Friends of the Library To Meet

Friends of the St. Ignace Public Library will meet Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at the library. Plans will be discussed for the silent auction and open house April 24. More...

Red Hat Society Bake Sale Planned

The Jewels of the Straits Red Hat Society will host a bake sale Saturday, March 15, beginning at 9 a.m. at Glen's Market in St. Ignace. Members must drop off their baked goods before 9 a.m. or deliver them to Rosalie Robinson's house. More...

Fuller Cowell Is Mackinac Island Public School's 'King of Chess'

Fuller Cowell was named Mackinac Island Public School's chess champion Wednesday, February 27, following six weeks of competition. "It was fun," said Mr. Cowell, an 11th grade student. "I learned new strategies and tactics. Mr. More...

Police Search For $2,600 of Items Stolen From Sugar Island Cabin

The Michigan State Police are investigating a breaking and entering at a cabin on Sugar Island. The burglary occurred Sunday, September 23, at a cabin on East Northshore Drive. More...

6 Teams in Action for 2nd Annual Broomball Tourney

Six teams and 60 people competed in the second annual St. Ignace BroomBowl at the Driftwood Sports Bar parking lot Saturday, March 8. The event raised about $1,000 for the St. More...


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