April 29, 2010 RSS feed / News

Emergency Crews Receive Crash Course on Accident Procedures

Mock Accident Will Take Place in Rudyard Township

The Rudyard Township Fire Department is staging a mock school bus accident Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m., at a yet-to-be-determined location in Rudyard Township. More...

Boynton Speaks on Haiti May 8,9

Jesuit Brother Jim Boynton, who has served in Haiti during and since the earthquake in January, will be speaking in St. Ignace during mass at St. Ignatius Loyola Church and at Immaculate Conception Church in Moran.   More...

Brown, Graichen Run Unopposed at Gros Cap

Two, four-year seats are open on the Moran Township Board of Education, with incumbents Nicole Brown and Helen Graichen running unopposed for re-election Tuesday, May 4. More...

Straits Area Health Expo Will Be This Thursday in St. Ignace

A Straits Area Health Expo is planned in St. Ignace Thursday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kewadin Shores Casino. The expo will feature wellness information and activities for people of all ages. The expo is free and open to all.   More...

Les Cheneaux School Will Host Internet Safety Presentation May 3

Les Cheneaux Community Schools will offer an Internet safety presentation for adults Monday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library in Cedarville. More...

County Creeks To Be Treated for Sea Lamprey

Lampricides will be applied to Albany, Beavertail, and Caribou creeks in Chippewa County, and McKay, Prentiss, Hessel, and Steeles creeks in Mackinac County, to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. More...

Mackinaw City Woman’s Club Will Host Dinner

The Mackinaw City Woman's Club will host its Past Presidents Dinner Monday, May 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Neath the Birches in Mackinaw City. The cost for members to attend the dinner is $15. More...

Mackinaw School Concert Is May 11

Mackinaw City schools will present a spring concert Tuesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The concert will include elementary vocals, new band students, and junior and senior high school bands. More...

Preservation Group Presentation on Island Pushed Back to May 19

A presentation on historic preservation that was to come before the Mackinac Island City Council Wednesday, May 5, is being rescheduled to Wednesday, May 19.   More...

Bike-a-thon Raises Funds for St. Jude Hospital

The annual Bike-a-thon fundraiser in Cedarville, with proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is slated for Sunday, May 2.   More...

Coast Guard Members Clean Up Park for Earth Day

Members of the Biscayne Bay and United States Coast Guard Station St. Ignace scoured the St. Ignace shoreline and surrounding areas for trash from American Legion Park to the Star Line terminal Thursday, April 22. More...

Maritime Festival Set for May 7 - 8

Site, Ship Tours Planned at Mackinaw City

A new festival to memorialize sailors of the S.S. Cedarville, which sank when it was struck by the Norwegian vessel Topdalsfjord in 1965, will be Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, in Mackinaw City. More...

Planners Mull Goals for Mackinaw City

Preserving Views, Ambience Among Priorities

Updating a master plan for a village is a careful process, as it creates an outline of how the village will appear and function in the future. More...

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Molly Sweeney of St. Ignace was recognized Tuesday, April 13, by United Way of the Eastern U.P. for her outstanding commitment to serve as a volunteer at the Mackinac County Animal Shelter. More...

Organizers Hope Area Youth Will Dig Junior Master Gardener Program

A Junior Master Gardener program is planned for interested Les Cheneaux area youth who are in the fourth grade or older. More...

Hospice of the EUP Offers Training

Hospice of the EUP will offer volunteer training Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Center in St. Ignace.   More...

DNRE Seeks Authority To Use Lethal Control on Wolves

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for authority to use lethal methods to control problem wolves.   More...

Two Men Are Arrested for Drug Trafficking in Chippewa County

Traffic stops led to two drug arrests in Chippewa County Wednesday, April 21.   Randy Phillips, 19, of Trout Lake, and a downstate man who has yet to be arraigned in court were arrested for drug trafficking in two separate incidents.   More...

Voters Asked To Consider Several Millage Requests in May 4 Election

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, and voters in St. More...

Court Reports

The following dispositions are from 92nd District Court in St. Ignace April 20, and April 21, Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Cedarville Drama Club Performs ‘Archie and the Wallflower’

“Little Shop of Horrors -- without the horror” is how director Lisa Dunn describes the Cedarville High School Drama Club’s production of Archie and the Wallflower, which will be presented Saturday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m., and again Su More...

History Groups Meet at Rudyard

Eastern Upper Peninsula historical societies will meet Saturday, May 1, at the Community Center on Mackinaw Trail in Rudyard. The groups will gather at 9 a.m.   Ken Miller, director of Bayliss Public Library, will speak at 10 a.m. More...

Two Ballot Proposals Seek To Raise Funds for Rudyard Schools

Rudyard Area Schools will approach the voters with two ballot proposals in the May 4 election.   More...

Island Teacher Seth Baker Resigns

Mackinac Island social studies teacher Seth Baker submitted his resignation, which the school board accepted during its meeting Thursday, April 15. More...

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Michigan Carp Appeal

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox is asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid to protect the Great Lakes from Asian carp by advancing legislation proposed by Michigan Congressman Dave Camp and Senator Debbie Stabenow to fund Great More...

Residents To Have Elected Representatives on Cloverland Board

The purchase of Edison Sault Electric Company by Cloverland Electric Cooperative of Dafter is expected to be completed by Monday, May 3, after receiving approval by the Michigan Public Service Commission. More...

County Approves $10,000 in Funding for Project Hope

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners approved a $10,000 grant to St. Ignace Area Hope to provide housing assistance for families in the county, and approved salaries for county officials at its meeting Thursday, April 22.   More...

Organic Farm Part of Growing Trend

Krause Family Raises Crops, Livestock at Engadine

Since the 1930s, the organic farming movement has been making an attempt to dig out from underneath a reliance on practices many feel to be dangerous to farmer and consumer. More...

Boat Lines Approved for Island Service

Three ferry boat lines will serve Mackinac Island this season, following city council's approval of applications made by Arnold Transit, Star Line, and Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry. More...

Customer Service Workshop Offered May 13

Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber of Commerce and Michigan State University Extension office will offer the workshop “Beyond Service With a Smile” Thursday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Mackinac County Parent Coalition Collects Diapers for Foster Care

The Mackinac County Parent Coalition set up collection boxes at various locations in Mackinac County to collect diapers to be donated to the Mackinac County Department of Human Services for children i More...

Raffle, Auction, Golf Will Help Fund Fireworks Shows

The St. Ignace fireworks committee will conduct a raffle, host a golf outing at True North Golf Course in Harbor Springs, and hold a silent auction at the Chamber of Commerce annual dinner to raise funds for this year's fireworks series. More...


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