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Democratic Chairman Sees Northern Michigan as Well Suited for Better Paying Jobs

Ever since his re-election as State Democratic Chair last February at the Democrats’ annual state convention in Detroit, Lon Johnson has been making good on his promise to change his party and move past his party’s big losses in the Novem More...

Lawman Funny Car to Make Noise at 40th St. Ignace Car Show June 27

Drag racing funny cars are some of the loudest race cars in existence, as will be demonstrated at this year’s St. Ignace Car Show, celebrating its 40th year. More...

Do Parking Meters Regulate Traffic or Hinder Business? St. Ignace City Council Awaits Report

Once again, the City of St. More...

For the Record...

John Massaway, Jr. represented the Disabled American Veterans during the Memorial Day observance at the county courthouse, not John Massey, as was stated in the May 28, issue of The St. More...

Sposito Is New Coordinator for Visitors Bureau

Emily Sposito is looking forward to helping to draw people into St. Ignace as the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau’s new special events coordinator. More...

White Ribbons Show Support Against Domestic Violence

Mallory Bravatto of the Diane Peppler Resource Center ties a white ribbon to a lamppost on North State Street in St. Ignace. They are to serve as a visual reminder that men can band together to help prevent violence against women and children.   More...

Inland Water Route Historical Society’s Blomberg to Speak

Wayne Blomberg, vice president of the Inland Water Route Historical Society, will be the Mackinaw Area Historical Society’s guest speaker Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Pinecrest Village in Mackinaw City. Admission is free.  More...

Work Begins Thurs. On Mackinac Trail

Work is estimated to start Thursday, June 4, while the Michigan Department of Transportation resurfaces four miles of intermittent segments along Mackinac Trail in Mackinac County from M-134 to the Mackinac/Chippewa county line. More...

Strength and Challenges: 50 Rudyard Graduates Express High Hopes

Family and friends packed the Harris Kahl Gymnasium to celebrate the 50-member Rudyard High School Class of 2015, which said farewell to public school Sunday, May 31. More...

City Residents to Receive Trash Totes By July

Waste Management will provide all City of St. Ignace residents with garbage totes by mid-July. The distribution of recycling totes will begin this week.  More...

Clark Township May Quit Holding Annual Meetings

The Clark Township Board of Trustees will ask voters to increase its salaries by 3% for the fiscal year starting July 1. More...

Michigan Travelling Lighthouse Festival to Bring Activities to St. Ignace

The Michigan Travelling Lighthouse Festival will bring the beauty of Michigan’s lighthouses and the drama of Great Lakes shipwrecks to St. Ignace Friday, June 12, through Sunday, June 14. The public event will include speakers and musicians. More...

Sheriff’s Animal Control Program Will Proceed

The Mackinac County commission voted 4-1 to proceed with its plan to have the sheriff’s office take on animal control duties Thursday, May 28. More...

Tacey Comedy Show is June 10 at Cedarville Community Library

Joel Tacey will hold a comedy show, with an emphasis on reading, for children and adults Wednesday, June 10, at Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville. From 6 p.m. More...

CLM Community Action to Hold Food Distribution

Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency and the Emergency Food Assistance Program will conduct the Quarterly Food Distribution Program Wednesday, June 10, through Friday, June 12. More...

American Red Cross to Host Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in St. Ignace Tuesday, June 16, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Kewadin Shores Casino at 3015 Mackinac Trail, and also in Pickford the same day from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. More...

Culinary School Competes at Grand Hotel Food Showcase

The Les Cheneaux Culinary School of Hessel competed against the Culinary Institute of Michigan and Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island April 27, as a highlight of the annual Superior Foods Showcase. More...

Brevort Township Fire Truck Sold Online to Canadian Buyer

The retired Brevort Township Fire Department Engine No.2, a 1978 Ford, has been sold through an online auction site to a buyer from Manitoba, Canada for $2,400. More...

Jaici Shiemke Awarded Northern Michigan 2015 Houston Award

Jaici Shiemke, a sophomore at Northern Michigan University, was awarded the 2015 Houston Award, given annually for an exceptionally well written paper. More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,330 for the Month of May

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,330 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...

Community Health Challenge Begins June 6

The Let’s Get Moving Community Challenge begins Saturday, June 6, with a “Stomp the Park” hike in Straits State Park. Participants should meet at the Michigan Welcome Center at 10 a.m. The hike is open to all.  More...

Made in Northern Michigan: Shepler’s Newest Ferry Miss Margy Arrives at Straits

Following the arrival Miss Margy at Mackinaw City, she was removed from the water to be painted at the company’s paint shop. More...

Community Events This Week

Wednesday, June 3  *Michigan Governor’s Summer Residence Tours, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mackinac Island  *Scott Leipski Northern Exposure Art Exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Fort de Buade Summer Programs to Include Live Music, Speakers

Fort de Buade Museum is open for the season. Fort de Buade’s Friday Night at the Museum activities will bring live music and historical presentations to downtown St. More...

Museum of Objiwa Culture to Offer Community-wide Art Programs This Summer

The Museum of Ojibwa Culture will hold two new art programs on the museum grounds this upcoming summer.  The museum will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. More...

Enbridge to Pay $75 Million, Plus Cleanup, for Oil Spill

Enbridge Energy will pay $75 million in settlement over the July 2010 Line 6B spill that sent more than 800,000 gallons of oil into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River from a pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge. More...

Gould City Church Fundraiser Is Scheduled for Saturday, June 20

A fundraiser for the Gould City Community Church will be Saturday, June 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Newton Township Hall. Cost for the Mexican dinner is by donation. Entertainment, 50/50 drawing, and raffles will be offered. More...

Fifteen Students Graduate in Engadine Class of 2015, Look Forward to the Future

The 15 graduates in the Engadine Consolidated Schools senior Class of 2015 spent their last evening as students with a look back and a look ahead during commencement Friday, May 29. The ceremony took place in the gymnasium.  More...

Applicants Test for City Police Officer Position

Eighteen people have applied for the job as a city police officer, to replace Merlin Doran, who is retiring in October. Hiring someone now will provide time for training, Police Chief Mark Wilk told members of the St. More...

Senator Stabenow Urges Public Vigilance on Line 5

“If it’s not safe, it shouldn’t be there,” said United States Senator Debbie Stabenow, regarding the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline. She was visiting Mackinac Straits Health System in St. More...

Judge Rules in Clark Township’s Favor

Only one dwelling at a time per property can be rented out in an R- 1 district in Clark Township, and that will not change following a ruling on short-term rentals by 11th Circuit Court Judge William Carmody. More...

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Michigan

Chronic wasting disease, which kills deer, elk, and moose, has been found in the wild for the first time in Michigan, prompting state authorities to urge caution when transporting deer harvested in the Lower Peninsula. More...

Dancing for Allison Fundraiser Will Be June 5 in Cedarville

A fundraising dance, “Dancing 4 Allison,” will be Friday, June 5, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the cafeteria at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. The dance is open to elementary school age children from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Local Artists Display Watercolor Paintings at Pellston Airport

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council has set up a new display of watercolor paintings at the Pellston Regional Airport featuring the works of four Mackinaw City artists, Mary Ann Moore, Shannon Cooley, Katy Stone, and Chris Harwick, and Cheboygan arti More...

Bicycle, Walking Programs Funded for Cedarville Schools

Students at Les Cheneaux Community Schools will benefit from bicycle and walking programs funded by an $8,000 Safe Routes to School grant. Rebecca Bolen of the Mackinac Economic Alliance (MEA) will implement the bicycling and walking programs. More...

Bosleys Construct Bell Tower at DeTour Christian Church

Anthony and Sue Bosley of DeTour Village, are active at De- Tour Christian Church and in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the church in August, Mr. More...

Power Outage Planned June 3 North of M-28

Power will be shut off to 1,270 Cloverland Electric Cooperative customers north of M-28 Wednesday, June 3. The power will be out from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. while work is done to underground lines. More...


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