October 29, 2015 RSS feed / News

St. Ignace Mayoral, City Council Candidates Answer Student Questions at Forum

About 50 people attended the October 22 public forum in St. Ignace that gave people a chance to ask questions and gave the mayoral and city council candidates the chance to share their perspectives. More...

Voters Consider Road Millage

Residents of Hudson Township will vote on whether to renew a twomill road tax during the Tuesday, November 3, election. More...

Candy, Costumes, and Halloween Fun Abound at St. Ignace Trunk or Treat

Passing out candy from a pirate ship at the St. Ignace Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 24, were (from left) Joe and Pat Kolet of Garnet and Colleen and Mick Hart of Rexton. More...

Observatory Construction Almost Ready to Begin at Headlands Dark Sky Park

Work has begun at Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City to prepare the site of the future observatory and programming building for upcoming construction. Ground hasn’t been broken yet on the project, but it will be shortly. More...

Mackinac Island Shooting Range Will Open November 3

The Mackinac Island shooting range on British Landing Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

County to Negotiate Huskey Property Purchase

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners will make an offer to purchase the former Art Huskey and Sons Excavating building in St. Ignace. More...

Tax Free Loans Available for Housing Rehabilitation Projects

Mackinac County homeowners who live in their houses may apply for tax-free loans of up to $25,000 for home rehabilitation projects starting Friday, October 30, reports Don Wright of the Chippewa Luce Mackinac County Community Action Agency in St Igna More...

New Mackinaw City Emergency Services Broadcast Tower Is Almost Finished

Work is nearing completion in Mackinaw City on a 350-foot broadcasting tower that will be used by emergency services to improve their radio coverage area. More...

Evidentiary Hearing Rescheduled in Stephanie Terpening Case

An evidentiary hearing in the case of the People v. Stephanie Ann Terpening was rescheduled from Friday afternoon, October 23, to January 8, 2016, at the request of both the prosecution and defense, owing to scheduling conflicts of the attorneys. More...

National Forest Clean Up Day Will Be Oct. 31

The annual Hiawatha National Forest Cleanup Day will be Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed and people interested in taking part will meet in the Little Bear East Arena parking lot at the start of the program.   More...

Public Gets Inside Glimpse of New Kinross Correctional Facility

Families of staff members, retirees from the Michigan Department of Corrections, and politicians received a rare glimpse of the new Kinross Correctional Facility in Kincheloe while it was empty Friday, October 16. More...

Clay Removal Sets Back Business Loop Road Work

The project to rebuild the northern end of Interstate 75 at Evergreen Shores will continue into the first week of November after work was delayed because the soil has more clay content than expected. More...

Fire Hydrant Moved to West Side of St. Ignace First Street

A fire hydrant was moved to the west side of St. Ignace’s South First Street, also known as Service Drive, last week to allow nearby Moran Township residents to tap into the City of St. More...

Katie Eberts Will Sign Copies of Illustrated Cookbook Nov. 7

Les Cheneaux Islands-area artist Katie Eberts has illustrated a cookbook called “Fresh Made Simple.” Developed in association with author Lauren Keiper Stein of Boston, the creation is Miss Eberts’ first book. More...

Holiday Toy Drive Hosting Fundraising Breakfast Nov. 1

The Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive will host a pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa Claus at the Mackinac Grille restaurant in St. Ignace Sunday, November 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Public Encouraged to Take Part in Democratic Process

Questions Posed at Forum Show Topics of Interest

The St. Ignace Candidate Forum was an opportunity for voters and students to pose questions to the mayoral and city council candidates in the election Tuesday, November 3. More...

Ambulance Millage on Ballot

Voters in Garfield Township will vote on a one-year ambulance service tax during the Tuesday, November 3, election. The millage is worth 2.5 mills, or $2.50 for every $1,000 of taxable value, and would be in place for 2015 only. More...

So Much Fun It’s Scary: Local Communities to Host Halloween Events

Saturday, October 31, is Halloween and many local communities have planned special events for the holiday and the days leading up to it. More...

For the Record...

In the October 22 edition, in an article entitled “Public Opinion Sought: Could Fish Farms be Good for Great Lakes?” it was inaccurately reported that Michigan does not have recirculating aquaculture systems in place. More...

Mackinac Island Adopts Intoxicants, Fireworks Ordinances

The Mackinac Island City Council adopted four ordinances Wednesday, October 14, to ban public urination, defecation, and open intoxicants and amend fireworks and snowmobile regulations. More...

Arnold Line’s Catamaran Straits Express Launched for Further Repairs

Arnold Transit Company’s catamaran Straits Express was launched Tuesday, October 20, at the Mill Slip in St. More...

State Assessing Audits in Mackinac County Are Complete

The state has completed audits of assessing practices at all Mackinac County municipalities, and all local assessors are developing and submitting plans to address problems discovered in their jurisdictions. More...

Public Invited to Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber Awards Dinner

The public is invited to the annual dinner and community awards ceremony held by the Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, November 4, at Ang-Gio’s Restaurant in Cedarville. More...

Manistique Homicide Suspect Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

Kenneth Brunke of Manistique, one of the three suspects arrested in relation to a Schoolcraft County triple homicide earlier this year, pled guilty Friday, October 16, to charges of obstruction of justice, a five-year felony, and lying to a police of More...

Snows Heritage Park May Be Included Among Endowed Funds

A common way to fund community projects in Clark Township is by seeking assistance from the Les Cheneaux Community Foundation, which provides funding for several projects and organizations every year. More...

U.P. Study Shows Long-term Impact of Beaver ‘Ecosystem Engineering’

The North American beaver has been called “the quintessential ecosystem engineer,” and any doubters can look at the animal’s long-term environmental impact in the Upper Peninsula. More...

2015 Kindergarten Classes for Les Cheneaux, Mackinac Island, Pickford, DeTour

This 2015/2016 Les Cheneaux Community Schools kindergarten class at Cedarville includes (back, from left) teacher Lauri Pearson, Alexandra Balyeat, Jacob Perkins, Calder Hadley, Christopher Haddox, K More...

Mackinac Island to Develop Local Emergency Response Plan

The Mackinac Island Public Safety Committee is developing a plan that will help the city coordinate and mobilize its response during an emergency. More...

St. Ignace, Mackinac Island Communities, Family and Friends Rally Around ‘Doc’

For 15 years, Tim “Doc” Dockry of St. Ignace has been a fixture on Mackinac Island at Doc’s House of Magic on Main Street, but his absence there this fall has been noticeable. Mr. More...

Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce Puts Priority on Finding New Leadership

Business was up across the board in Mackinaw City this year, the Chamber of Commerce reported at its annual meeting Wednesday, October 14. More...

Rudyard Lions Offer Poker Game

The Rudyard Lions Club will host a Texas Hold-em fixed limit cash game charity poker event in collaboration with the Rudyard High School softball and baseball programs Saturday, November 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. More...


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