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Mackinaw City Village Council Approves Repairs of Four-faced Clock Downtown

The four-faced clock in downtown Mackinaw City will be repaired by the Verdin Company, after the Village Council approved hiring the company for the work Thursday, September 3. It is at the corner of East Central Avenue and South Huron Street. More...

Final Arguments in Terpening Case Pushed Back to October

Final arguments in the case of former LaSalle High School band director Stephanie Terpening will be postponed until October to give defense attorney Jesse Williams of Traverse City and Mackinac County Prosecutor Stuart Spencer more time to submit add More...

‘Mobsteel’ Cast to Visit St. Ignace Truck Show

The cast of the NBC Sports Network reality show “Mobsteel,” named for the Detroit car customization shop it profiles, will be special guests at this year’s Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace Saturday, September 19. More...

Downtown Car Show to Accompany Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

Cars will be on display in St. Ignace Saturday, September 19, in the annual Mackinac Sales “On the Waterfront” car show that accompanies the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show. The car show will take place downtown from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Public Hearing on St. Ignace Fireworks Ordinance Will Be at City Council Meeting Sept. 21

An ordinance to limit the hours when class C “display” fireworks can be set off inside the city limits will be reviewed at the beginning of the council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday, September 21, at 7 p.m. More...

Community Events This Week

Wednesday, September 16  Farmers Market, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Lions Den, Curtis  Thursday, September 17  Farmers Market, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Marina, St. More...

Community Barn Dance, Craft Show Open to All This Saturday in Moran

Entertainment will be offered at the 9th annual Barn Dance and craft show at the Gourd Barn in Moran this Saturday, September 19.  More...

Class on Cooking, Foraging Wild Foods Will Be Sept. 19

Wild apples will take center stage during MSU Extension’s fourth “Seasons of the U.P.” workshop. The free program will take place at the St. Ignace Public Library Saturday, September 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.  More...

Ford Model T Snowmobile to Be Displayed

One of its newest exhibits at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway will take visitors back to the very genesis of the machines. More...

DNR to Host U.P. Salmon Fishing Workshop

Women interested in expanding their fly-fishing capabilities will have an opportunity to learn more during a three-day outing on the Carp River in Mackinac County in the Hiawatha National Forest. More...

Ray and Cidney Roth Leave Legacy of Supporting Arts in Mackinaw City

Throughout the last several decades, Ray and Cidney Roth have been regular supporters of various cultural-enrichment programs in Mackinaw City, helping to get organizations like the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council off the ground and working to help t More...

Russo Bike Ride Will Aid Leader Dogs Program

Mackinaw City will be the starting point Monday morning, September 21, for Fort Myers Beach, Florida, resident Tom Russo’s Michigan 400 ElliptiGo Tour bicycle ride. Mr. More...

Treatment to Control Invasive Aquatic Plants Will be Applied to Shorelines in September and October

Portions of shorelines, beaches, and properties will be chemically treated to control invasive aquatic plants, like non-native phragmites, in Clark, Marquette, St. Ignace, Brevort, Moran, Hendricks, Hudson, Garfield, and Newton townships. More...

International Scout Rally Will Bring Encampments and Games to Wilwin Lodge

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, anyone who has ever been a scout, and interested members of the public are invited to peruse the 29th International Scout Rally at Wilwin Lodge in Trout Lake Friday, September 18, through Sunday, September 20. More...

City of St. Ignace Swears in Nick Carter of Big Rapids as New Police Officer

Nick Carter of Big Rapids was sworn in as a City of St. Ignace police officer Friday, September 11 and will replace officer Merlin Doran after Mr. More...

Community Foundation Is Accepting Grant Applications

The St. Ignace Area Community Foundation’s fall grant cycle will accept applications now through Thursday, October 1.  The grants are available to local applicants hoping to fund projects to improve the community.  More...

Treaty Awareness Walk Begins in Rexton September 19

Demonstrators promoting Native American treaty rights and the environment will walk from Rexton to Lansing and then to Washington, D.C. beginning Saturday, September 19. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Mackinac Straits Health System Uniform Sale Is September 25

Health care uniforms will be for sale Friday, September 25, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sault Tribal Health Center lobby on the second floor at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. More...

Jersey Mud Run Is Cancelled

The Saturday, September 26, Jersey Mud Run at Taylor’s Pit north of Cedarville is cancelled, announced organizer Michelle Sheckler. More...

DeTour Christian Church Celebrates 25th Anniversary

DeTour Christian Church celebrated its 25th anniversary Sunday, August 23, by hosting Mel Harrell, the church’s original minister, as a guest speaker. Reverend Harrell has ministered to this area in Sault Ste. More...

Sewer Upgrades Will Begin Soon in Clark Township

In the wake of last winter’s sewer freeze ups, Clark Township will seek either a $120,000 loan for a new sewer lagoon aeration system intended to cut electricity and maintenance costs or a $200,000 loan for the aeration system, upgrades to sewe More...

Local Photographer Dave Kunze To Present Art Exhibit Sept. 22

St. Ignace photographer Dave Kunze will present his work Tuesday, September 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library.  The program is free, and refreshments will be available.   More...

Albany Bar to Host Hospice Benefit Trail Ride September 19

The annual Albany Benefit horseback trail ride will begin at noon Saturday, September 19, at the Albany Bar on M-134 between Cedarville and DeTour to raise money for Hospice of the EUP.  Karen Bennett, owner of the Albany Bar, will host a horseb More...

Jayden Gohl to Be Truck Show Junior Grand Marshal

Seven-year-old Jayden Gohl of Canton will be the junior grand marshal of this year’s Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show in St. Ignace. More...

EUP Special Olympics Fundraiser on Mackinac Island Earns Almost $14,000

One hundred people joined in a fundraiser Tuesday, August 18, to help EUP Special Olympics raise almost $14,000 for local sports programs for Special Olympics, with the assistance of Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, who transported everyone and More...

For the Record...

Swimmers in the Mighty Mac Swim raised $725 for the St. More...

Moran Barn Dance to Feature Antique, Modern Quilts

Between 40 and 50 antique and contemporary quilts will be on display at the Gourd Barn in Moran during the craft show and community dance Saturday, September 19, from noon to 8 p.m.  The quilts are coming from throughout the area and St. More...

Bowling, Pizza, Prizes for Students in Sept. 19 Event

Children from 11 to 14 years old are invited to attend “Strike Out the Violence,” a free bowling event at Gateway Lanes in St. Ignace Saturday, September 19, from, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

LSSU To Host College Night September 17

Representatives from more than two dozen colleges and universities, as well as the armed forces, will be available at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie Thursday, September 17, for the annual Eastern Upper Peninsula College Night. More...

Cloverland Electric Seeks Member Regulation, Community Meetings Scheduled

The Cloverland Electric Cooperative Board of Directors may decide to set the company’s rates, tariffs, and billing rules, rather than going before the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). More...

Dark Sky Park to Host Harvest Moon Total Eclipse

A Harvest Moon Total Eclipse will be viewed Sunday, September 27, at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City. More...

Rod Hesselink Takes First Place in the Annual Slammin’ Salmon Derby

Twenty-four boats were involved in the annual Slammin’ Salmon Derby at Hessel Friday, August 28, and Saturday, August 29. Rain and high winds made for a difficult start, but the weather improved and participants were pleased. More...

Big Mac Fall Shoreline Bicycle Tour Is This Weekend

The Big Mac Fall Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour will take place in Mackinaw City Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20. Saturday’s sightseeing ride is available in 25, 50, 75, and 100-mile distances. More...

Second Year of St. Ignace Snowmobile Show Draws More Sleds, Collectors

The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Show in St. Ignace drew more entries and more interest in its second year Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12.  More...

Accident on US-2 at St. Ignace Hospitalizes Driver

A head-on collision on US-2 at St. More...

Oil Spill Drill at Straits Planned for Sept. 24

Oil spill response drills planned for Thursday, September 24, at the Straits of Mackinac will include 500 participants and 25 vehicles. Helicopters, drones, and boats will be used. More...

Race Around Mackinac Island Supports Kiwanis Projects

Kiwanis Club, Gault Host 1,646 in 8-Mile Race Around Mackinac Island

Bright sunshine, cooler temperatures, and low humidity marked the 45th annual 8-Mile Race around Mackinac Island, making it a gorgeous day for running and walking, participants and volunteers agreed. The event is an annual fundraiser for the St. More...

Community Foundation Grant Applications Will Be Accepted

Applications will be accepted for the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation’s fall grant cycle beginning Monday, September 21, and continuing through Friday, October 16, at 4 p.m., which is the deadline for submitting grant requests.  The Fou More...

Trek the Mighty Mac Auction to Benefit Toy Drive October 3

A live auction to benefit the Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive will be held Saturday, October 3, after Trek the Mighty Mac brings more than 1,000 all terrain vehicles across the Mackinac Bridge and into St. Ignace.  More...


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