September 29, 2016 RSS feed / News

Richard McKenzie, Jr. Pleads Guilty To Father’s Murder

Richard Allan McKenzie, Jr., pled guilty in 11th Circuit Court Thursday, September 22, to the murder of his father, Richard McKenzie, 75, who lost his life in a shooting at his home on Mackinac Trail near Carp River in St. More...

5K Color Run and Walk Is Oct. 1

Color the Islands, a 5K Color Run and Walk, will be Saturday, October 1, starting at 10 a.m. at Snows Heritage Park at 207 North Blindline Road in Cedarville. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate. More...

Library To Host Paranormal Society

Engadine Library will host Tim Ellis and Brad Blair of the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m.  More...

New Hotel at Shepler’s Dock To Come Before Mackinac Island Planners

The proposed 35-room hotel that will span the head of the Shepler’s Dock on Mackinac Island will come up again for consideration in October. More...

Cedarville Library To Host October Programs

The Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville will host the following programs in October:  More...

Pickford Lions Club To Celebrate 75th Anniversary October 8

The Pickford Lions Club will celebrate their 75th anniversary Saturday, October 8, at Infinity Family Center in Pickford, also known as R. Galer Funeral Home. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Library Hosts Gourd Artist Pat Harrison October 6

The St. Ignace Public Library will host an open house for gourd artist Pat Harrison Thursday, October 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library.  Mr. More...

Young Writers Workshop Begins October 6 at Pickford Library

Pickford Community Library’s Young Writers Workshop will begin Thursday, October 6. The workshop will meet every other Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Pickford Community Library. More...

St. Ignace Housing Ordinances Ready for Council

The final version of St. Ignace housing ordinance amendments to include ideas heard at a public hearing has been completed and the St. Ignace Planning Commission will present the amendments to the St. Ignace City Council Monday, October 3.  More...

Man Dies in Drummond Island ATV Accident

Sand Lake resident Tyler Francis Butler, 24, died on Drummond Island Friday morning, September 23, after being involved in an allterrain vehicle accident near Lincoln Road. More...

Grant Will Help Hospital With New Program

Mackinac Straits Health System has received a $75,000 grant to support a new program that will aid people with addiction by combining treatment for mental and physical ailments. The money will be used in a care plan that links the St. More...

Adult Foster Care Facility Expected To Open in October

The St. Ignace Shores adult foster care facility and mental health crisis center at the old hospital site on Hombach Street should be open by mid-October, said Beacon Specialized Services CEO Ken Ratzlaff, who is overseeing the project.  More...

Business Plan Competition Open to U.P.

The fifth annual UPWARD Initiative Business Plan Competition has been designed to encourage entrepreneurs to explore new ideas and start new businesses in the Upper Peninsula. The competition is open to all residents in the Upper Peninsula. More...

American Legion Fall Conference Set for October 8 in Little Lake

The 2016 Fall Conference of the Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts, along with the 11th and 12th Districts, will be Saturday, October 8, starting at 9 a.m. at the Little Lake American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake. More...

Open House For Gourd Artist To Be October 5

An open house for gourd artist Pat Harrison will be Wednesday, October 5, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Engadine Library.  Mr. Harrison, known as “The Lord of the Gourd,” is a self-described agricultural artist. More...

New Statue Watches Over Hessel Waterfront

A new bronze statue has been donated for the Hessel waterfront. Titled the “Captain and the Kid,” it has been placed at the end of South Pickford Avenue overlooking the marina. More...

U.P.-Ontario Energy Studies Begin To Help Develop Energy Plans

Two studies that will analyze electric reliability and whether the power grid in the Upper Peninsula can be connected with Ontario have begun, the Michigan Agency for Energy announced Friday, September 23. More...

Ducks Unlimited Banquet Is Oct. 8

The Straits Area Ducks Unlimited Annual Banquet will be Saturday, October 8, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. Cocktails and merchandise viewing is at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. More...

273 Runners Enjoy Beautiful Views As They Race Over the Mackinac Bridge

The third annual Mighty Mac Bridge Race Saturday, September 24, drew 273 runners, who started running the 11k race from Mackinaw City before sunrise, crossing over the Mackinac Bridge and finishing in American Legion Park in St. More...

Workshop on Oral History To Be Offered at Pickford Library Oct. 4

Thomas Henthorn of the University of Michigan-Flint will conduct a workshop on “Collecting Oral Histories in Your Community” Tuesday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickford Community Library. More...

Shipwreck Nameplate of William H. Barnum Donated to Mackinaw City Museum

A unique piece of Straits area history, in the form of a solid brass engine maker’s plate from the sunken wooden steamship William H. Barnum, will be displayed at the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum in Mackinaw City. More...

Business, Start-up Services To Be Highlighted at Soo Open House

An open house to demonstrate services to start-ups and existing businesses will be hosted by the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Wednesday, October 12. More...

Proposed Plan To Expand Shepler’s Mackinac Island Dock Sees Resistance

On any given day during the tourist season, a confused mass of visitors, luggage, dock porters, and carts is unleashed on Main Street when ferries arrive at Mackinac Island. More...

Island’s Problems and Needs Are Many, Citizens Say at Master Plan Meeting

As part of the ongoing review of the City of Mackinac Island Master Plan, the committee overseeing the update held another community workshop Wednesday, September 21. More...

This Week, Enbridge Is Measuring Cathodic Protection on Twin Pipeline at Straits

Enbridge Energy tested the Mackinac Straits crossing of the Line 5 twin pipelines this week, using an inline inspection tool that measures ca- thodic protection. On a chilly and rainy Tuesday morning, September 27, at the Enbridge facility in St. More...

Eagle To Be Released Off Top of the Bridge

A rehabilitated bald eagle will be released back into the wild from the top of the south tower of the Mackinac Bridge, by the Empire raptor sanctuary Wings of Wonder at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 4.  More...

Web Site Serves as Online Storehouse for Regional Stats

A new resource is available for demographic and economic statistics in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, as an online Data Center created by the Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission has been launched.  More...

Mackinac County’s Drug and Safety Program Seeks Donations

The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Department is sending letters asking for donations to help cover costs for its Drug and Safety Program for the children of Mackinac County. More...

Rudyard Will Host Pickford for Volley For A Cure Game Oct. 4

Rudyard will host Pickford for the annual Volley for a Cure volleyball game Tuesday, October 4, at Rudyard High School. A raffle, serving contest, food, and prizes will start at 5 p.m. More...

Dehring Is Alma’s Associate Athletic Director, Administrator

Sarah Dehring, a 1999 graduate of Mackinac Island Public School, was named Alma College’s associate athletic director and senior women’s administrator in July.  For the past five years, she has coached the Alma College varsity volley More...

LaSalle Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Will Be Held October 8

The LaSalle High School Athletic Sports Hall of Fame Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, at 5 p.m., at MI Patio Bar and Grill in St. Ignace. More...


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