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We Energies to Keep Presque Isle Power Plant; New State Energy Agency Formed

As Michigan electricity utilities intend to retire more and more coal-fired power plants over the coming years, the recent issues faced by the Upper Peninsula over who should pay to operate and update the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette can ser More...

Eric Masters Sentenced to 50 Year Term in Federal Prison

Eric Masters, 28, who lived in St. Ignace from 2011 to 2014, has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for making and distributing child pornography. More...

Cloverland Announces Scholarships

Cloverland Electric Cooperative will offer three $1,500 scholarships for graduating high school seniors. More...

Five Local Businesses To Celebrate Maple Syrup Weekend With Tours Saturday

With spring’s warming and cooling process working maples like wooden pumps, the time to tap trees has arrived in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Environmental Protests Planned for This Friday Through Sunday Near Mackinac Bridge

A three-day demonstration at the Welcome Center near the north end of the Mackinac Bridge this weekend is designed to protest government oversight of mining and oil transmission on public lands. More...

Superintendents Discuss EUPISD Millage for Career Tech Classes

Providing more technical training in local public schools is a subject being discussed by superintendents in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.  More...

Cedarville Gym Open to Walkers on Weekdays

The big gymnasium at Les Cheneaux Community Schools is open to the general public Monday through Friday for walking only from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. More...

Court Reports

These dispositions are from the 92nd District Court in St. Ignace Tuesday, March 17, with Judge Beth Gibson presiding. Arresting agencies are in parentheses. More...

Moran Twp. Approves Ambulance Agreement

The Moran Township Board of Trustees approved its portion of the ambulance management service contract with Cheboygan Life Support Systems at a special meeting Tuesday morning, March 17. The township will join with the cities of St. More...

United Way Volunteer Lunch Is April 14

The United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula will celebrate National Volunteer Week by hosting a volunteer recognition luncheon Tuesday, April 14, at the Cisler Center at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Head Start Class Visits The St. Ignace News

Young students in the Sault Tribe Head Start class were treated to a special tour of The St. Ignace News office Tuesday, February 17. More...

Mackinaw City Mardi Gras Party Will Be March 27

Mackinaw City Public Schools Project Close-Up will host a Mardi Gras party Friday, March 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the banquet room at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. More...

Cabin Fever Days To Be March 26

Cedarville

Cabin Fever Days for Women will be offered Thursday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Union Church in Cedarville. Participants may spend as little or as much time at the program as they like. More...

Proposal Focuses on Sand Bay

The local effort to redevelop Boulevard Drive for increased activity is continuing and the effort is now focusing on the area around Sand Bay to make it into a small, developed swimming beach with the possibility of a boat or kayak launch. More...

Free Meal Offered in Garfield Twp.

A free community meal will be offered Wednesday, March 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Garfield Township Hall in Engadine. The meal is sponsored by Engadine United Methodist Church. Storytelling for children begins at 5:30 p.m.   More...

St. Ignace American Legion Post Will Resume Monthly Meetings

The St. Ignace American Legion Post will resume monthly meetings beginning Monday, April 6, and will continue to meet every first Monday of the month after that, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall at 1110 North State Street in St. Ignace. More...

Toys, Games Available for Check-out With St. Ignace Great Start Lending Library

Great Start to Quality’s Upper Peninsula Resource Center is providing a free and easy way for parents to play with and teach their children: the Great Start Lending Library. More...

Mackinac Island CBA Approves Alford’s Renovation, Doud’s Market Expansion

One of many construction projects occurring on Mackinac Island this winter, the Doud’s Market and Alford’s Drugstore buildings on Main Street are joining to expand the grocery store. More...

School Districts Consider Combining Forces to Save $70K on Auditing Services

School business managers are asking school boards to take part in a project to collaborate to save $70,000 on auditing services region wide over the next three years. The goal is for schools to direct more funding to educational programs.  More...

Retired State Employees To Meet

The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will meet Monday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room of the State Office Building at 305 Ludington Street in Escanaba.   More...

LaSalle High Robotics Team Makes a Strong Finish to Its Second Season

During its second year of competition, the robotics team at LaSalle High School placed in the top half of FIRST Robotics tournaments held at Kentwood and Traverse City. More...

St. Ignace Artist Paula McNamara-Underwood Captures Passage of Winter in Pastels

“My favorite saying is from Picasso. He said that when imagination comes walking through your door, he’d better catch you working. I love that,” St. More...

Spring Wine Dinner at Culinary School Is April 17

A spring wine dinner will be offered Friday, April 17, beginning with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 p.m., at the Les Cheneaux Culinary School in Hessel. Cost is $75 person, and limited reservations are available. Proceeds benefit the school. More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Pay Reported

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,350 for the month of January. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Areas to Consider EMS Contracts This Week, Cities Refuse to Pay Recent Invoices

In the final push before many local communities switch to a new ambulance service provider Wednesday, April 1, the two-year contract with Cheboygan Life Support Systems (CLSS) will be discussed at an ambulance board meeting Thursday, March 26, at 2 p More...

Former St. Ignace Resident Carol Richel OK After Injury in Attack at Louisiana Airport

Carol Richel, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent who was accidentally shot in the arm while being chased by a man wielding a machete at the New Orleans airport Friday, March 20, is a former St. Ignace resident.  Ms. More...

St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo Is April 10, 11

The St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo, and Gun Show will bring a variety of goods and services to Little Bear East Arena Friday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

Mackinaw City Approves Truck, Trailer Ordinances

New Mackinaw City ordinance amendments for operating large trucks and for parking trailers were approved at the village council’s Thursday, March 19 meeting. More...

Mackinaw City Pantry Requests Nonperishable Foods

Mackinaw City’s Mackinaw Community Food Pantry at the Church of the Straits is requesting donations of canned, nonperishable lunch items before it closes for the season at the end of April. More...

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch Is Scanning the Skies as Migration Starts

Spring is arriving in the Straits area and that means birds are migrating back north. Many birds of prey are flying through and the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch team in Mackinaw City has begun its annual count.  More...

Cooking Class Thursday Aims to Inspire Families in the Kitchen

The Great Waters Center for Lifelong Learning will host a cooking demonstration Thursday, March 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace.  More...

102 Athletes from Straits Area League Honored for Academic Achievements

Student athletes and their families gathered at Little Bear East Arena Wednesday, March 18, for the Straits Area Conference scholar-athlete recognition banquet. St. More...

Area Residents Needed to Help Form Recreation Plan

Hiawatha National Forest and the Nature Conservancy are developing a restoration plan for the Hiawatha National Forest to make it healthier and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. More...

Dinner to ‘Break the Blues’ Will Be March 25

St. Ignace

A free dinner and a discussion will be held at the St. Ignace Middle School Cafeteria Wednesday, March 25, to celebrate March Into Parenting Month. More...

Bob Buchholz Scholarship Spaghetti Dinner Draws Crowd at Gros Cap School

Gros Cap School graduate Joe Krause (left) returned to his former school Thursday, March 19, to attend the Bob Buchholz Scholarship Fund spaghetti dinner. More...


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