November 24, 2016 RSS feed / News

St. Ignace Committee Looks at Options for Its Search for New City Manager

St. Ignace is looking at its options as it searches to find a new city manager to replace Les Therrian, who is retiring at the end of 2017. More...

Case for Electricity Surcharge Delayed; FERC Still Monitoring

The case over who should pay to operate the Presque Isle Power Plant (PIPP) in Marquette for 2014-2015 is still ongoing, but is delayed because of changes at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). More...

St. Ignace Man Jailed for Assault

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With Inspector in Place, City Council Approves New Building Permit Fees

The St. Ignace City Council approved new building permit fees at its meeting Monday, November 21, as the city transitions back to having its own building inspector. Brian Olsen will now inspect construction sites in St. More...

Star Line Working With City of Mackinac Island During Ownership Transition

Star Line is continuing its transition to providing winter passenger service to Mackinac Island following the recent purchase of Arnold Transit Company’s passenger service. More...

Christmas Musicale Is December 4

The St. Ignace United Methodist Church will host the 55th annual Christmas Musicale Sunday, December   4, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.   More...

For the Record...

Prentiss “Moie” Brown, Jr. of St. Ignace served 2.5 years in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. A photograph caption under “Veterans Honored at School Program” in the November 17 edition of The St. Ignace News misstated how long Mr. More...

Thanksgiving Meal Set for Thursday

Mackinaw City’s Church of the Straits will host its annual free community Thanksgiving Day dinner Thursday, November 24. It will take place at the church starting at 12:30 p.m. More...

Les Cheneaux Christmas Open House Is This Weekend and Next

The public is invited to the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum’s annual Christmas Open House and Christmas Tree Auction in Cedarville Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27, and Friday, December 2, through Sunday, December 4.  More...

Les Cheneaux Preschool To Host Christmas Bazaar on November 26

The Les Cheneaux Preschool will host its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. Local artisans will offer their wares. More...

Boiler Malfunction Cancels Class on Mackinac Island

Classes at Mackinac Island Public School were cancelled last week Thursday, November 17, because of problems with one of the boilers that caused flooding in the school. The flooding was discovered Thursday morning just before 7 a.m. More...

Rudyard Historical Society Will Host Christmas Party

The Rudyard Historical Society will host its annual Christmas potluck dinner Thursday, December 1, starting at 6 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. More...

Seth Bernard Trio To Be Featured in Free Concert

The Seth Bernard Trio of musicians, Seth Bernard, Peter Madcat Ruth, and Dan Rickabus, will perform at Mackinac Island Public School at a free concert Wednesday, December 7, at 4:30 p.m. More...

Economic Development Corporation Open House Provides Networking Opportunities

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Student Council Makes Donation to American Cancer Society

At right: The Rudyard Elementary Student Council presents a check Monday, November 21, to Relay for Life Senior Community Manager Molly Paquin for the American Cancer Society, on behalf of the students and staff at Rudyard Elementary School. More...

DNR Schedules Public Hearing for Dec. 6 on Drummond Island

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., to discuss the use of bait for deer hunting on Drummond Island. More...

Troopers Griebel and Rhoda Join St. Ignace Michigan State Police Post

Two new Michigan State Police troopers have joined the staff at the St. Ignace post. Drew Griebel and Ty Rhoda were graduated from the 130th Trooper Recruit School earlier this year and have now come to Mackinac County for their first assignment. More...

Feast or Famine for Food Banks In Michigan at Thanksgiving

In Comstock Park near Grand Rapids, the hunger organization Feeding America West Michigan is doing something it’s never done before for Thanksgiving. More...

State Employees To Meet at Gladstone Dec. 5

The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will gather for a Christmas luncheon and meeting Monday, December 5, at noon at the Terrace Bay Inn at 7146 P Road in Gladstone. More...

St. Ignace Rest Area Will Close for Winter Dec. 5

The St. Ignace Rest Area on southbound I-75 in Mackinac County will close Monday, December 5, and remain closed until April. More...

Victorian Village Houses Offices and Apartments

The Victorian Village complex on North State Street in St. Ignace has been renovated and all of the units are rented. More...

Lovegrove Sentenced To Serve At Least 10 Years in Prison

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DNR: Deer Opener Sees Mixed Results

With an anticipated 500,000 firearm deer hunters afield in search of white-tailed deer earlier this week, early reports indicate varied success across Michigan. Warm weather and fog in some areas seem to have had an effect on deer movement.  More...

Mackinac Island Community Christmas Bazaar Will Begin December 2

Holiday cheer will fill the air on Mackinac Island for the annual Christmas Bazaar next weekend. It will begin with the tree lighting ceremony downtown on Main Street at about 5 p.m. Friday, December 2. More...

EUP Education Retirees Honored

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Lifetime Service Awards were presented to distinguished members of the EUP Alpha Tau Chapter Saturday, September 17, in St. Ignace. More...

VFW Offers Thanksgiving Dinner

The St. Ignace VFW will offer a community turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is welcome. Donations will be accepted.  For deliveries, call 643-9602.   More...

Hiawatha National Forest Service Staff Highlights Upcoming Projects

Local residents and other visitors got a unique look into the operations of the Hiawatha National Forest during its first open house Friday, October 14, in St. Ignace. More...

Holiday Open House at McGulpin Point Lighthouse Is Dec. 3 and 4

A holiday open house weekend is planned at McGulpin Point Lighthouse and Historic Site to coincide with “Christmas in Mackinaw” festivities happening throughout the village of Mackinaw City. More...

Bingo Offered at Hessel School House

Bingo will be offered at the Hessel School House every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. from December   1 to May 25. The school house is at 3206 West Cedar in Hessel.   More...

Holiday Open House Is Dec. 2 in Downtown St. Ignace

The St. Ignace Holiday Open House will be Friday, December 2, in downtown St. Ignace featuring the following events:  Holiday music by G-Man Entertainment will be offered throughout downtown starting at 4:30 p.m.  The St. More...

Jewels of the Straits Red Hat Society Chapter To Meet Dec. 7

The Jewels of the Straits chapter of the Red Hat Society will meet for an early Christmas gathering Wednesday, December 7, at 1 p.m. at the Mackinac Grille Restaurant in St. Ignace. More...

Byway Advisory Committee Schedules Public Meetings

The North Huron Scenic Byway Advisory Committee has completed the first draft of the Corridor Management Plan. More...

Master Gardener Program To Be Offered at Sault Ste. Marie

Michigan State University Extension will offer a seven-week master gardener volunteer program on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: January 21, February 18, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, and May 20. More...

Workers Conduct Autumn Seasonal Maintenance on the Mackinac Bridge

Mackinac Bridge Authority maintenance supervisor Ned McLennan has several jackets in his office, but all of them are streaked with ivory and green paint. More...

MSU Extension Educators Abram and Jarvie Honored

Tracie Abram (right) and Michelle Jarvie, educators with Michigan State University Extension in Mackinac County, were honored at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2016 annual session held in Big Sky, Montana. More...

New St. Ignace Township Board Sworn In

The newly elected St. Ignace Township Board was sworn into office Monday night, November 21. More...

Cody Barowski Completes Air Force Basic Training in Texas

Air Force Airman Cody Barowski was graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.  He completed an intensive, eightweek program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air For More...

Retired School Personnel Will Meet Dec. 1 in Sault Ste. Marie

The Chippewa-Mackinac Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet Thursday, December 1, at noon for lunch in the West Superior Room in the Cisler Center of Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. More...


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