October 6, 2016 RSS feed / News

40,000 Tons of Cherries: Rescued Food Helps Feed the Needy in Northern Michigan

Trucks carrying some 40,000 tons of cherries dropped them off last month in Cadillac to fill food bank shelves in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.  It’s part of a statewide effort to reduce food waste and put it to use feeding poor p More...

Board of Commissioners Meeting Is Rescheduled for October 18

The Mackinac County Board of Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, October 13, at 4:30 p.m. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 18, at 4:15 p.m. in the Mackinac County Courthouse Annex.   More...

New Teachers at LaSalle High School Look To Impact Students’ Lives

Following the retirement of LaSalle mathematics teacher Kip Wiersma and industrial arts teacher Nick Hein, the LaSalle School board hired St. More...

Michigan State Trooper Fred Strich Retires

Michigan State Police Trooper Fred Strich received his retirement papers Saturday, September 24, at a party he hosted with Susan Hepker (right), for friends and associates at their home. First Lieutenant Natalie King, commander of the St. More...

Annual Color Run Is This Saturday at Engadine Schools

The second annual Color Run will be Saturday, October 8, starting at 10 a.m. at the track at Engadine Consolidated Schools. The event is open to all students, parents, and community members. A pledge minimum of $10 per participant is required. More...

Seats Without Candidates Cause Problems for Schools, Cities, Libraries

In Michigan, more than 150 local government, school, and library seats lack candidates for this November’s election, according to a preliminary document from the Department of State.  State officials are in the early stages of tallying unc More...

For the Record...

In the caption of a photograph published September 29, “LaSalle High School Marching Band Debuts New Uniforms at Home Game,” two names were listed incorrectly. The correct names of the band students are Jordan Osman and Alicia Garen. More...

Trustee Wellnitz Resigns in Clark Township

The Clark Township Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of both Trustee Gary Wellnitz and Clark Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chet Kasper at its Monday, September 19, meeting. Mr. More...

Marina Looks To Upgrade This Winter

With the onset of cool fall weather, boaters are hauling their crafts into winter storage and city staff at the St. More...

Curtis Library Will Host Author Frederick Stonehouse October 11

The Curtis Library will host Great Lakes maritime historian, author, and lecturer Frederick Stonehouse Tuesday, October 11, at 1 p.m. Mr. More...

Gospel Music Performance Will Be at Methodist Church October 9

The Forester Brothers Family will perform at the United Methodist Church in St. Ignace Sunday, October 9, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy an evening of gospel music, comedy, puppets, and family ministry. A freewill offering will be collected. More...

Vendors and Shoppers Take Part In Last St. Ignace Farmers Market of the Season

Above: Cindy Snyder (from left) and Marian and Rick Mazur buy fresh vegetables from St. Ignace Township’s Cort Dumas at the St. Ignace Farmers Market. More...

Annual Fall Colors Mackinac Bridge Run Is Saturday

The annual Fall Colors Bridge Run across the Mackinac Bridge will take place Saturday, October 8. More...

Trek the Mac Auction Raises $1,300 for Children’s Toy Drive

An auction at Trek the Mac raised $1,300 for Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive Saturday, October 1, at a reception in Little Bear East Arena following the crossing of the Mackinac Bridge. More...

Les Cheneaux Fireman’s Auxiliary Will Sponsor Cook-off Fundraiser

The LCI Fireman’s Auxiliary will sponsor a chili cook-off Friday, October 14, starting at 6 p.m., at the football field at Cedarville High School, before the football game between the Cedarville Trojans and Pickford Panthers. More...

MDEQ Approves Permit to Add Four Helical Supports to Enbridge Line 5

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit Monday, October 3, to Enbridge Pipelines Line 5 (Lakehead) to install four additional helical anchoring support structures on existing parallel pipelines designated as Line 5 on the bot More...

Annual Mackinaw City Chamber Meeting and Dinner Is October 12

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting and dinner Wednesday, October 12, at the Pancake Chef Restaurant on East Central Avenue. The dinner is expected to attract 70 to 90 people. More...

State Police Earn Statewide Recognition

All Troopers Honored at St. Ignace Post as Janicki Singled Out for Individual Award

The Michigan State Police, St. Ignace Post has been named an “Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency” by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for the post’s increased arrests of drunk drivers in 2015. More...

Flu Shot Clinic Offered at St. Ignace October 14

A flu shot clinic will be offered Friday, October 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mackinac Straits Health System Rural Health Clinic in St. Ignace. Participants are not required to be an established patient. More...

Mackinac Bands Will Sponsor Fall Gathering Oct. 8

The Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians will sponsor a Native Community Fall Gathering Saturday, October 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at Bridge View Park on Boulevard   Drive in St. More...

Future Work Laid Out in Mackinaw City Capital Improvement Plan

North Huron Avenue will be repaved in 2017-2018, and a new $1 million emergency services building may be built that year, too, under a new capital improvement plan for Mackinaw City. More...

Library To Host Water Significance Presentation

The Mackinaw Area Public Library will host a presentation Sunday, October 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the significance of water in Lake Huron, Thunder Bay, and inland waterways.  More...

Mackinac County Courthouse Will Be Open to Public for 80th Anniversary

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of its construction, the Mackinac County Courthouse in St. Ignace will host an open house Wednesday, October 12, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Project Gives Children 169 Backpacks

Project Backpack’s distribution day Wednesday, August 31, in St. More...

County’s Smoking Rate Is Higher Than National Average

Local health officials see Michigan’s smoking rates and cancer death rates climb as politicians have diverted practically all of the health department’s smoking education dollars elsewhere.  More...

Speed Bumps Suggested for Clark Township’s Pickford Avenue

Pickford Avenue was the subject of conversation at the Clark Township Board of Trustee’s special meeting Tuesday morning, September 6, as it discussed a complaint by a citizen that vehicles are travelling down the road at too high of speeds. More...

Fort Michilimackinac Fright Night Is This Weekend

Mackinaw City’s Colonial Michilimackinac will close out its 2016 season with its annual Fort Fright celebration Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More...

Observatory Taking Rentals in Advance

The exterior is coming together at the new programming and observatory building at Mackinaw City’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park, shown here with Lake Michigan and the shoreline of the northern Lower Peninsula visible behind it Thursday More...

American Legion Post To Meet This Thursday

The St. Ignace American Legion Post will meet Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall in St. Ignace. All members are asked to attend.   More...

October Begins with 750 Off-road Vehicles Crossing the Mackinac Bridge

During the second Trek the Mac, 1,200 people crossed the Mackinac Bridge, from Mackinaw City to St. Ignace, on 750 off-road vehicles (ORVs) Saturday, October 1.  More...


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