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Social Media Terms Top Overused Words ‘Banished’ by LSSU on This Year’s List

“Curate,” “hack,” and “skill set” are among words on the “List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness.” The 40th annual list was released by More...

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LEFT US IN 2014

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, memorializes those whose obituaries have appeared in the newspaper during the past 12 months. This list includes 302 persons, whose ages range from infant to 108. More...

Police Department Adds Cameras, Online Presence

About 20 surveillance cameras will be installed by St. More...

No One Hurt as Late Night Fire Destroys Jack Pine Bar and Grill at Kinross

A fire lasting about five hours destroyed the Jack Pine Bar and Grill at Kinross Sunday night, January 4. The cause of the fire had not been determined by Tuesday morning.  More...

Hospitals Taking Steps Against Flu

The flu is moving into the Upper Peninsula and hospitals are taking steps to prevent its spread . More...

Participation Could Show: Do Citizens Trust Their Officials? And Do They Trust Us?

Citizen participation in local government is not only influenced by the trust people put in their government, but also the trust that government puts in its people. More...

As Heroin Use Rises in U.P., Police Try Fresh Approach, Using Federal Charges

Heroin and methamphetamine continue to make their way into the Upper Peninsula, and a new trend is for drug dealers from urban areas to come here to sell to more people directly, rather than local dealers traveling to cities to bring drugs back to th More...

Exchange Student Juyoung Kim Loses Life in Accident

Brimley High School basketball player Juyoung Kim, a senior South Korean exchange student, lost his life in a two-car accident Saturday night, December 27. The accident occurred at 7:57 p.m. More...

Winter Snaps Back: Arctic Temperatures Predicted Through Mid-January

Arctic air driven by northwest winds covered the entire Midwest and Great Lakes region Saturday night, producing single-digit temperatures at the Straits of Mackinac and subzero temperatures elsewhere in the region. More...

Icebreaking Operations Begin in Western Great Lakes in Response to Developing Ice

Icebreaking began Friday morning, January 2, in response to developing ice conditions in the commercial ports of Western Lake Superior and along the St. Marys River. More...

Emmet County EMS Service Begins Work

The start of 2015 was accompanied by the launch of the new Emmet County EMS ambulance service at 6 a.m. Thursday, January 1. More...

Blood Drive To Be Held Jan. 20

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Tuesday, January 20, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Clark Township Community Center at 133 East M-134 in Cedarville.   More...

Helen Graichen Retires From Gros Cap School Board

Moran Township Board of Education Secretary Helen Graichen has retired from her position after serving on the board for more than 11 years. She will continue to volunteer at the school in classrooms two days a week.  More...

Cabin Fever Days for Women Begin Thursday, January 29

To break the monotony of winter, the ladies of the Les Cheneaux Islands area will offer Cabin Fever Days for Women Thursday, January 29, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Cedarville, Thursday, February 26, at Our Lady of the Snows in Hessel, and Thursday, More...

St. Ignace Area to Discontinue Service with Allied EMS

The St. Ignace area will discontinue service with Allied EMS, and the city Ambulance Committee signed a 90-day notice of termination Tuesday, December 30.  More...

Mackinaw City Winterfest Is January 15 Through January 17

Mackinaw City will host its annual Winterfest celebration from Thursday, January 15, through Sunday, January 18. The event will go on with or without snow, although the weather could result in changes to the event lineup. More...

Introducing Pickford Public School’s 2014 Kindergarten Class

At right: Susan Maloney’s 2014 kindergarten class at Pickford Public School includes (back row, from left) Gordy Bawks, Jonas Rivers, Carter Rye, Megan Cryderman, Sean Lehigh, Tucker Rutledge, More...

Financial Aid Workshop Offered for Cedarville and Pickford Students

Graduating Cedarville and Pickford seniors and juniors may attend a 6 p.m. financial aid workshop covering the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Wednesday, January 28, at the school library. More...

Arnold Transit Foreclosure Suit Ongoing; County Has Role

The federal district court case seeking to foreclose on loans used to purchase Arnold Transit Company in 2010 is still ongoing, and the Mackinac County Treasurer’s Office was asked to submit its legal position last month. More...

Measures Expected to Aid Ice Formation in Moran Bay

The United States Coast Guard is taking measures this week to allow the ice to form in Moran Bay, between St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. More...

Court Reports

These dispositions are from the 92nd District Court in St. Ignace Tuesday, December 30, with Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Lack of Snow Keeping Tubing Hill Closed at Moran Township

In some years, the Moran Township operated Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain Skiing and Tubing Hill would be buzzing with activity at this time of year, but the winter of 2014- 15 has not yet provided enough snow. More...

Move Will Come in Spring for Shop

George’s Body Shop will move to its new location on the corner of Bertrand Street and Ferry Lane in St. Ignace this spring. Owner Lance DeKeyser said that he is still in the process of securing all the necessary building permits. More...

Trout Lake to Host Fundraiser Jan. 17

The Trout Lake Women’s Club and Pride Committee will host a chicken dinner fundraiser Saturday, January 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Trout Lake Township Hall.  Admission is by donation. More...

Session Will Show How to Use Helper-Helper Phone Application

A how-to session on Helper- Helper, a smartphone application, is scheduled for Thursday, January 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. Participants are not required to stay the entire two hours. More...

Les Cheneaux High School Students Learn Variety of Skills in Pottery Class

Deep in concentration, art students at Cedarville High School enjoy nearly silent sessions while forming clay into pottery. More...

2014 Ends with Wind Storm And Partial Bridge Closure

High winds blasted the area on New Year’s Eve, causing a partial closure of the Mackinac Bridge and a power outage. The storm began Wednesday, December 31, and continued into 2015 before concluding Thursday evening, January 1.  More...

Deadline Approaches to Purchase Healthcare

People have until Sunday, February 15, to enroll in health insurance plans through the online Health Insurance Marketplace or face a penalty. People can use the Web site to select a new plan or renew their 2014 plans. More...

Davelaar to Speak in Rudyard Thursday

Wendell Davelaar will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, January 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. Mr. Davelaar will speak about the history of the Rudyard Fire Department. More...

Monarch Butterfly Population Dropping, May Be Added to Endangered Species List

The Monarch butterfly population has declined by 90% over just past 20 years and may receive protection under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. More...

Education Foundation Boosts Projects in Cedarville District

What does a remotely controlled helicopter snapping photographs over wetlands have in common with school plays and a scholarship for a Cedarville High School senior? More...

Changes in Behavior, Mood, or Habits May Raise Concerns About Drug Use

If an employer, friend, or family member suspects someone close to them is using drugs, they should watch out for changes in mood, behavior, and habits. More...

Rethinking Northern Hardwood Forest Management Approach

Upper Peninsula Extension Forester

Northern hardwood forest types have traditionally been successfully managed using a single-tree selection silvicultural system. Changes in ecological and social environments, however, have generated the need for alternative management systems.  More...

Mackinaw City Lecture Series Moves to Pinecrest Village

The monthly lecture series of the Mackinaw Area Historical Society will move from its longtime home at the Mackinaw Area Public Library to the Pinecrest Village independent living community beginning Monday, January 12, at 7 p.m.  More...

Most Schools in ISD Are Doing Better at Adjusting Budgets and Projecting Enrollment

Most schools in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District are doing better at estimating future enrollment and cutting costs. More...


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