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Sea Grant Program Can Help Small Shoreline Communities Like St. Ignace

Small coastal communities are laying the groundwork to bring cash to their waterfronts.  More...

Body of Missing Harbor Springs Man Found on Naubinway Shoreline

The body of Gregory Froede of Harbor Springs was found on the shoreline of Lake Michigan Thursday, October 6. Mr. More...

Mackinac Bands Focus on Environment

Environmental concerns such as protecting the Great Lakes from oil spills and reducing the use of fossil fuels took center stage at an annual gathering of the Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians Saturday, October 8, at Bridge View Park. More...

City Temporarily Suspends Converting Buildings to Housing for Non-family Members

Meeting October 3, St. Ignace Council Also Considers New Manager Search, Lack of Bids for City Hall Steps

No more buildings in St. Ignace can be converted from their current use to residential housing for nonfamily members, according to a temporary moratorium passed by the St. More...

Man Dies in Hessel After Armed Meeting With Police

Dean Bruning, 51, died at his home in Hessel Tuesday night, October 4, when a well-being check by police came to result in him being shot by a Michigan State Police trooper from the St. Ignace post. Two St. More...

Building Inspector Job Could Be Returned to St. Ignace

City Engineer Brian Olsen could be the new St. Ignace building inspector if the state approves the city’s latest application. More...

Law Judge Lisa Gigliotti Serves as Guest Speaker at St. Ignace Right to Life Banquet

Heather Brady (from left), featured speaker Lisa Gigliotti, event organizer MariAn Huhn, and Mary Hobson at the Right to Life banquet in Little Bear East in St. Ignace Monday, October 3. Mrs. More...

Women’s Wellness Weekend Is October 14-16

The Women’s Wellness and Wee Bit ’O Wine Weekend on Mackinac Island is Friday, October 14, through Sunday, October 16. Events will be held at Mission Point Resort Friday and Saturday, October 15. More...

Moran Township Discusses Roadside Mowing, Jail Construction Millage

The Moran Township Board of Trustees approved making its annual $6,000 payment to the Mackinac County Road Commission for mowing services along township roads Wednesday, October 5. More...

Susan R. Stelzer Memorial Park Dedication Is Saturday in Moran

The public is invited to attend a ceremony in Moran Saturday, October 15, at 2 p.m. for the dedication of the Brevort Township Community Park as the Susan R. Stelzer Memorial Children’s Park. More...

Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry Coming to Pickford Oct. 13

The Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry will be in Pickford Thursday, October 13, when free produce, dairy products, and baked goods will be distributed for those in need in Chippewa and Mackinac counties, starting at 11 a.m.  The mobile pantry w More...

Pickford Historical Museum Will Be Open Through October

The Pickford Area Historical Museum is open in October on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and for special hours by appointment. For more information, call (906) 297-3013 or (906) 647-9633.   More...

Autumn Harvest Dinner Will Be Held Sunday at Moran Church

An autumn harvest dinner will be offered Sunday, October 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Moran. The dinner is open to the public. The meal consists of a turkey and ham dinner, dessert, and beverages. More...

Library Offers Wreath Making Workshop

A fall wreath-making workshop will be offered at the Engadine Library Thursday, October 13, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Melanie Chaffin and Diane Selinger will lead the workshop. Supplies will be available at cost. More...

Heavy Lift Helicopter Visits St. Ignace Airport

A classic Sikorsky S- 58JT helicopter flown by Illinois’ Midwest Helicopter Airways visited the Mackinac County Airport Tuesday, October 4, for an overnight rest after it was used to lift heavy air conditioning units onto the top of a Meijer st More...

LCI Fireman’s Auxiliary To Host Open House Oct. 17

The LCI Fireman’s Auxiliary will host an open house Monday, October 17, at 6 p.m. at the Clark Township   Fire Hall in Cedarville featuring a Jaws of Life rescue demonstration. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available. More...

Crowd of 100 Watches ‘Mighty Mac’ Eagle Released Near Mackinac Bridge

A bald eagle, dubbed Mighty Mac, flew to freedom at Bridge View Park in St. More...

Mackinaw City Heritage Village Ghost Supper Will Be Oct. 16

A Ghost Supper will be open to the public Sunday, October 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the pavilion at Heritage Village on Central Avenue west of downtown Mackinaw City.  More...

Work Begins To Expand County Airport Parking Lot

Work has begun to repave the entryway and expand the daytime parking lot at the Mackinac County Airport. Paving is expected to take place next week. More...

Lovegrove To Be Tried Next Week

The case against St. Ignace resident Darrell Lovegrove is scheduled for a one-week jury trial next week in Charlevoix County’s 33rd Circuit Court. More...

New Emergency Backup Generator Installed at Garfield Township Hall

A new emergency backup generator has been installed at the Garfield Township Hall in Engadine. More...

St. Ignace Students Enjoy Autumn Day

First grade student Trevor McClure concentrates on a sand-digging project at recess. Trevor says it has taken him “hours” to dig this hole in the sandbox. (Photographs by Alysse Bentley) More...

For the Record...

In the September 22 issue of The St. More...

Fall Projects Underway Around St. Ignace

Kevin LaChapelle, working for Kevin Matson, builds a deck Wednesday, October 5, for Seth Patterson, who recently moved into this house on Truckey Street. (Photograph by Alysse Bentley)   More...

‘Somewhere In Time’ Fans To Gather

Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island will host the 26th Somewhere in Time Weekend Friday, October 28, through Sunday, October 30. More...

Hudson Township Hall Receiving Exterior Renovations

The Hudson Township Hall in Rexton will soon have a new look as the exterior is being renovated with new siding and four rebuilt decks, as well as increased energy efficiency. More...

Students Learn About Leadership With Mobile Food Pantry Project

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) of the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation will host the Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry Thursday, October 20, at LaSalle High School on Portage Road, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Hiawatha National Forest Open House at St. Ignace Is Oct. 14

The Hiawatha National Forest will host an open house at the St. Ignace/Sault Ste. Marie Ranger Districts office in St. Ignace Friday, October 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Painting Among Fall Projects Underway Around Town

Tom Della-Moretta paints his store, The Gold Mine, in downtown St. Ignace. Included in his project are replacement of the 50- year-old overhang, updated lighting, and changing the color palette to attract more people. More...

Art Classes Offered at Mackinac Island Oct. 17

A children’s painting class will be offered Monday, October 17, at 3:30 p.m. at the Mackinac Island Community Hall. Later that day, a Paint and Patter art class will be offered from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., also at Community Hall. More...

Pickford Library Makes Plans To Celebrate Sixth Birthday Oct. 20

The Pickford Community Library will celebrate its sixth birthday Thursday, October 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the library. The celebration is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.   More...

Brevort Township Library To Host Paranormal Society October 18

The Brevort Township Community Library in Moran will host Tim Ellis and Brad Blair of the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m. Mr. Ellis and Mr. More...

ORV and ATV Safety Class Offered October 22

A free certification safety training course for riding off-road and allterrain vehicles will be offered Saturday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Ignace Middle School. More...

US-2 Lane Closures This Week for Soil Boring Work

Soil boring work to install monitoring devices was tentatively scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 11, at two locations along US- 2 between the Cut River Bridge and Hiawatha Trail. The project will require closing the eastbound lane and shoulder. More...

Demolition Approaches for Melody Motel in Evergreen Shores

The Melody Motel on the shore of Lake Huron in Evergreen Shores will soon be no more as its demolition is pending. A demolition-prepared excavator was already parked on site Sunday evening, October 9, waiting to take down the structures. More...

Lamprey Control Planned for Martineau Creek

Lampricides will be applied to Martineau Creek in Mackinac County to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom. Applications will be conducted on or about Sunday, October 9, to Thursday, October 13, in accordance with state permits. More...


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