October 20, 2016 RSS feed / News

Lovegrove Trial Begins in Charlevoix’s Circuit Court

The trial of St. Ignace resident Darrell Lovegrove, who is charged in the traffic death of St. Ignace high school student Mitchell Snyder, has begun in Charlevoix County’s 33rd Circuit Court. More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt Will Host Local Office Hours October 26

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Wednesday, October 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bentley’s B-M-L Diner in St. Ignace. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Mackinaw City ZBA Affirms Permit Issuance at Lakeside Drive Property

Mackinaw City held a court-ordered Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing Thursday, October 6, relative to the ongoing lawsuit against the village by resident Miriam Hiser regarding the construction of a driveway and garage at 726 Lakeside Drive on t More...

For the Record...

In the October 13 issue, in the item titled “LaSalle High School Hosts Junior, Senior Powderpuff Game During Homecoming Week” it stated “The seniors lost the annual Powderpuff game when injuries to the seniors meant they could no lo More...

Waters Rise, Gas Prices Drop, Boats Boom in Summer 2016

Michigan boating boomed this summer as water levels reached nearrecord highs, gas prices stayed low, and the weather invited people to cruise, said boating experts across the state.  More...

Great Lakes Writer Tells Tale of Lake Huron Shipwreck Survivor

Michael Schumacher was born and grew up in Wisconsin and has been living right by the shore of Lake Michigan all of his life.  More...

Beach Renovations Proposed in Brevort Twp.

Citizen proposals for a public beach at Brevort Lake and a new eatery in Moran have received tacit approval from the Brevort Township board of trustees, and the beach proposal will be taken to state and county agencies for their ideas.  More...

Mackinaw City Lions Club Will Host Soup Dinner

The Mackinaw City Lions Club’s ninth annual Soup in a Bread Bowl Supper will be Wednesday, October 26, at the Pancake Chef Restaurant at 327 East Central Avenue from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More...

Foundation Helps With Drainage System, Textbooks

Improvements are being made at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville this fall as $18,000 in grants from the G.R. Lincoln Family Foundation initiated a pair of projects. More...

Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter To Meet October 19 in Rudyard

The Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will meet Wednesday, October 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pure Country Restaurant in Rudyard. It is open to all.   More...

Tent Regulation Zoning Ordinance Approved

New rules regulating commercial tents and other temporary structures go into effect Tuesday, October 18. The Mackinac Island City Council approved the zoning amendment Wednesday, September 28.  More...

Arts Council Brings ‘Marilyn’s Kennedy’ to Island

The historical drama “Marilyn’s Kennedy” will be the featured performance at the Center for the Arts on Mackinac Island Saturday, October 22. More...

NTSB Releases Early Report on Brown Plane Crash

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation is continuing into the cause of a plane crash 20 miles east of Broadus, Montana, Saturday, September 17, that claimed the lives of St. More...

Mackinaw City Looks at Future Options for City Recreation Complex

The Village of Mackinaw City is weighing its options for what to do with the Mackinaw City Recreation Complex as it continues efforts to bring more events and everyday users to the facility. More...

St. Ignace DDA Board Approves Sale of Buildings

A deal for two buildings owned by the City of St. Ignace has been approved by the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and the board expects ownership to transfer before the end of the year.  More...

Fall Leaves and Brush Pickup Starts This Week

The Village of Mackinaw City will sponsor a fall residential cleanup of leaves and brush. Pickup dates will be between Monday, October 17, and Friday, November 11.  More...

Michigan State Police To Take Back Drugs Oct. 22

People may dispose of their unwanted, expired, or unused prescription drugs this Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through a program of the Michigan State Police. More...

Mobile Pantry Will Distribute Food on October 20

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at LaSalle High School Thursday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until food runs out. Students in the Youth Advisory Committee of the St. More...

Brown, Mayle, Metz Named LaSalle Students of the Month

Lydia Brown, Preston Mayle, and Sierra Metz, all seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as September Students of the Month by school faculty. All three students have a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 point scale. More...

Buying Or Selling A Business Seminar Is October 27 at Sault

A seminar on how to buy or sell a business will be offered Thursday, October 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Economic Development Corporation/ Breeder Building/Smartzone at 2345 Meridian Street in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Talks Begin To Preserve Lawn at Mission Point

The lawn at Mission Point Resort, with rolling green grass and many white Adirondack chairs, may be protected by a conservation easement. More...

DNR Citizens’Advisory Council To Meet Oct. 20

The public may attend an Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council (CAC) meeting at the Community Building in Manistique Thursday, October 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be two public comment periods. More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Is Up for July, August, and September

July traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 6.6% this year, compared to the same period last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 604,165 vehicles crossed in July, compared to 566,995 in July 2015. More...

Next Steps in Oil Spill Cleanup Plans Could Be More Buoys, Large Boats

Line 5 at the Straits: More Sophisticated Computer Modeling of Lake Currents Could Be Among Future Tools in Planning Emergency Response

Information about currents and weather patterns, obtained from more buoys strategically placed in and around the Straits of Mackinac, could be used to make detailed computer models of how oil is likely to spread from a pipeline spill, and how to best More...

Historical Society Board Brings On 3 New Members

The Michilimackinac Historical Society elected Stephanie Fortino, Cindy Snyder, and Amanda Garlock to its board of directors Thursday, September 29. More...

After Decades at Star Line, Dave and Pat Ramsay Say ‘Goodbye’

Friends, Star Line coworkers, and former Driftwood coworkers gathered at Mackinac Grille for Dave and Pat Ramsay’s retirement celebration Thursday, October 13. More...

Proposed Hotel at Head of Shepler’s Dock Finds Approval on Mackinac Island

A plan to build a hotel at the head of the Shepler’s Dock at Mackinac Island was approved by the Historic District Commission and Planning Commission Tuesday, October 11, after months of consideration.  More...

Retired School Personnel Will Meet October 27

The Chippewa-Mackinac Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet Thursday, October 27, at noon for lunch and a program at the Pickford Presbyterian Church at 115 East John Street in Pickford.  More...

U.P. Roadside Parks Set To Close for Season Oct. 31

Most roadside parks operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation in the Upper Peninsula will close for the season Monday, October 31, but one park in Mackinac County closed early for facility upgrades. More...

Dinner Set for Veterans at American Legion Post 80

The American Legion Post 80 in Trout Lake will host a free dinner for veterans and their families Saturday,   October 22, at the Trout Lake Township Hall, in honor of the upcoming Veterans Day, which is Friday, November 11. More...

Large Crowd Gathers in Moran To Dedicate Community Park to Susan R. Stelzer

A large crowd gathered in Moran Saturday, October 15, to pay tribute to the late Susan Stelzer as the township rededicated the playground at the Brevort Township Community Park as the Susan R. Stelzer Memorial Children’s Park. More...

‘Touch’ To Perform Motown Sounds on October 22

The group “Touch” will perform at the Cheboygan Opera House Saturday, October 22, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Mackinaw City Receives Grant for New Safety Equipment

The Mackinaw City Police Department and the Mackinaw City Fire Department will soon purchase new equipment after receiving a Safe Community grant from Enbridge Energy. More...

Students Show Spirit With Mock Olympics

LaSalle High School seniors (from left) Callie Kammers, Rosy Shimkovitz, and Jordan Belleville attend Mock Olympics in the school gymnasium Friday, October 7. The contests are part of Homecoming week festivities. (Photograph by Alysse Bentley)   More...

Two Spears Donated to Area Museums

Chesterfield resident Mary Decker (right) stands alongside Museum of Ojibwa Culture director Shirley Sorrels Tuesday, October 11, at the museum’s new longhouse as she holds one of the two Ojibwa spears she has donated to St. Ignace museums. More...

St. Ignace Great Pumpkin Roll Will Return Oct. 29

The Great Pumpkin Roll will return to St. Ignace, and will begin an evening of Halloween activities Saturday, October 29. The Pumpkin Roll will start at 4 p.m. on Goudreau Hill next to City Hall, where children will roll pumpkins down the slope. More...

Pickford Elementary Introduces Students of the Month

Students of the Month for September at Pickford Elementary School are (back row, from left) Teryn Firack (third grade), Levi Vanluven (third grade), Evan Roe (fifth grade), Lily Anderson (fourth grade), Emma Nye (fifth grade), Connor Hope (fourth gra More...

Rudyard Elementary Honors Students of the Month

At left: Students of the Month for September at Rudyard Elementary School are (back row, from left) Hunter St. More...

Pickford PTA Organizes Classroom Supply Drive

The Pickford Public Schools PTA has organized a classroom supply drive to support local teachers and families. More...

Waterfront Meeting Is Oct. 24 at St. Ignace

Reimagining the St. Ignace waterfront will be the topic of a public visioning meeting at the St. Ignace Public Library Monday, October 24, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.  More...


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