June 6, 2013 RSS feed / News

Surplus Funds to Launch Improvements at Mackinac State Historic Parks Sites

Money left over from the sale of revenue bonds to reconstruct the South Southwest Rowhouse at Colonial Michilimackinac will be used for new projects at several Mackinac State Historic Parks sites at Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island. More...

Rudyard Seeks Nominations for ‘Citizen of the Year’ by June 21

Rudyard Township Park Board is seeking nominations from community members to decide who will be the next Citizen of the Year. The award will go to someone who serves the community to ensure that Rudyard is a special place to live.  More...

Alzheimer’s, Dementia Group to Meet

Mackinac Straits Health System and Evergreen Living Center will host the first Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support and Education Group Wednesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Public Can Help Remove Invasive Plant

Sessions Continue for Garlic Mustard Management at Cut River Saturday

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is waging war against garlic mustard, concentrating on the Cut River area near Brevort. More...

Straits Area Autastics Becomes First St. Ignace-based Autism Support Charity

Autism support is a personal cause for the mother-daughter duo of Pellston’s Barbara Christian and St. Ignace’s Toni Hutchins, as Ms. Hutchins’ 12-year-old daughter, Angel Hutchins, has the condition.  More...

Cruise Is Among New Fort de Buade Events

Local residents and visitors can take part in summer events and view the changes at Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace. New and annual activities are scheduled from May to October. More...

City Is ‘Moving in the Right Direction,’ Auditors Say, But ‘Not Out of the Woods Yet’

Efforts to make cuts and keep expenses lower than revenues are resulting in improvements to the St. Ignace city financial situation. More...

Corps to Host Waterways Information Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an informational session entitled “Waterways, Wetlands, and You” about the Corps’ regulatory program Wednesday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville.  More...

Demonstration on Soil, Water Is June 11 at Curtis

An interactive soil and watershed demonstration will be offered Tuesday, June 11, at 11 a.m. at Curtis Library. The free program is designed for middle school readers, but is open to all.   More...

Coast Guard Rescues Man Near Mackinac Bridge May 28

The United States Coast Guard rescued a Petoskey man from the Straits of Mackinac Wednesday, May 29, after he had jumped from the Mackinac Bridge. The man had been in the water since about 6 a.m. More...

St. Ignace Council Pay Reported

St. Ignace City Council members received $1,630 in compensation for the month of May. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Red Cross Blood Drives Scheduled in Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac Counties

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives in Mackinac, Chippewa, and Luce counties through Friday, June 21. Locations, dates, and times are as follows:  • St. Ignace, Kewadin Shores Casino, Tuesday, June 18, noon to 5:45 p.m. More...

Patti O’Brien Becomes Trustee on School Board

St. Ignace Area Schools

Patti O’Brien is the newest trustee on the St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education. During a short special meeting to fill a vacant seat Wednesday, May 29, the board approved her appointment. More...

Sportsman’s Club Hosts Kids Fishing Day

St. Ignace

The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club will host its 17th annual Kids Fishing Day Saturday, June 8. The free event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Castle Rock Ponds. The ponds are accessible off Castle Rock Road near St. Ignace.  More...

Veteran Joe Zagar Is Kinross Grand Marshal

A St. Ignace war veteran got his day in the spotlight Saturday, May 25, as 88-year-old Joe Zagar served as the grand marshal for the Kinross Memorial Day Parade.  More...

Benefit Is Sunday for Doris LaDuke

There will be a benefit dinner for Doris LaDuke of St. Ignace Sunday, June 9, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. Ignace Moose Lodge 999. Ms. More...

‘Slant Six Kid’ Coming to St. Ignace Car Show June 29

Setting Records on the Side, McNicholl Made His Mark With Ramchargers

In every sport there are long gone, but legendary, teams. In baseball there’s the Brooklyn Dodgers, in basketball there’s the Seattle SuperSonics, and in drag racing there’s the Ramchargers.  More...

Motorcycle Safety Classes Offered at Cheboygan

A basic course in motorcycle safety will be offered Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, in Cheboygan, if there are at least eight participants. The Friday night session will be at Glen’s Market, 992 South Main Street. More...


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