December 1, 2016 RSS feed / News

Lawful Force Was Used To Protect Lives in Shooting, Prosecutor Says

Lawful force was used and no charges will be filed against Michigan State Police Trooper Justin Clark in the incident that resulted in the shooting of Dean Bruning in Hessel October 4. More...

Trinity Church To Host Community Dinner December 3

Trinity Lutheran Church will host its fourth annual Community Dinner   Saturday, December 3, at 5 p.m. at the church in Brevort. The dinner is free of charge, and everyone is welcome.   More...

Clark Township Christmas Party Is Dec. 4

The Clark Township Community Christmas Party will take place at the Community Center Sunday, December 4, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will include refreshments, a visit from Santa Claus, giveaways, and plenty of Christmas cheer. More...

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest Will Be at Engadine Library

The Engadine Library will host a gingerbread house decorating contest. The houses will be judged and winners will be announced during a Christmas Tea Wednesday, December 21, at 3 p.m. There is no fee to enter the contest. 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...

Community Events This Week

Wednesday, November 30  Free Community Fellowship Meal, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, Engadine.  Celebrate Recovery, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Lighthouse Assembly Church, St. Ignace.  Thursday, December 1  More...

Snowmobile the Mighty Mac Approaching; Visitors Bureau Handling Registration

Saturday, December 17, will be the date of the first Snowmobile the Mighty Mac vintage snowmobile crossing of the Mackinac Bridge. The St. More...

St. Ignace Hope Chest Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Open House

The St. Ignace Area Hope Chest celebrated its 10th anniversary with an open house Thursday, November 17. The Hope Chest provided food to everyone who came through the door from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Holiday Cooking Class To Be Offered in St. Ignace December 5

A cooking class, “A Taste of the Holidays II,” will be offered Monday, December 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the basement of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. More...

LaSalle YAC Students Host Mobile Food Pantries in St. Ignace; Next Is Dec. 14

A Feeding America mobile food pantry will be in St. Ignace Wednesday, December 14, hosted by the LaSalle High School Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the St. Ignace Area Community Foundation. It will be at LaSalle High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Library Hosts Musician Peter ‘Madcat’ Ruth December 9

Grammy Award winner Peter ‘Madcat’ Ruth’s performance at the St. Ignace Public Library has been rescheduled for Friday, December 9, at 7 p.m. Mr. Ruth performs blues, jazz, and American Roots music. More...

Newberry Author To Talk About Book Thursday

Newberry author Paula Vander- Mey will be at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. She will talk about her book, “Kaibab: Family Ties.” The book is set in the Grand Canyon in the early 1800s. More...

Ryan, Cece Are LaSalle Students of the Month

Heather Ryan and Jared Cece, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as November Students of the Month by school faculty.   Heather Ryan  More...

EUPRPDC To Host Meeting at Sault Ste. Marie December 6

The Eastern U.P. More...

In Michigan, Trees Are Being Cleared To Save Forests

Foresters in Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes region are destroying mighty oaks and other trees to regrow hardwood forests.  More...

At the St. Ignace VFW, Volunteers Share A Thanksgiving Feast With Veterans, Community Members

Roasted turkey, fresh rolls, and home baked pies were among the dishes that filled the St. Ignace VFW hall Thursday, November 24, as members and volunteers prepared to feed 50 to 100 veterans, their families, and other community members.  More...

Victorian Christmas in Mackinaw Celebration Will Take Place Saturday

A slice of Victorian-era Christmas cheer will brighten Mackinaw City this weekend as the Heritage Village and the McGulpin Point Lighthouse host the annual Christmas in Mackinaw celebration Saturday, December 3. More...

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar Begins Friday

The Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar begins this Friday, December 2, with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony downtown at about 5 p.m. More...

Santa Claus Plans To Visit Rudyard Community Center December 18

Santa Claus will pay a visit to the Rudyard Community Center Sunday, December 18. Santa will arrive at 2 p.m., with the assistance of the Rudyard Fire Department. He will depart at 4 p.m. to return to the North Pole. Mrs. More...

Upcoming Holiday Programs at Local Schools

Monday, December 5  St. Ignace Area Schools Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., LaSalle High School, St. Ignace.  Wednesday, December 7  DeTour Middle School/High School Band Concert, 6:30 p.m., Gymnasium, DeTour.  Sunday, December 11  More...

Rudyard Lions Club Sponsors Decoration Contest

The Rudyard Lions Club will sponsor its annual Christmas decoration contest for the Rudyard area. Homes will be judged Saturday, December 17. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top three decorated homes in the Rudyard area. More...

Dr. Michael Leveille Practices Medicine in Pensacola, Florida

Dr. Michael Leveille, a 1990 graduate of Engadine Consolidated Schools, started practicing medicine in July 2016 as a hospitalist at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida.  More...

Fallen Police Officer Has Local Ties

Wayne State University Police officer Collin Rose, 29, died Wednesday, November 23, after he was shot in the line of duty the previous day. The fatal shooting occurred after he stopped a man on a bicycle. More...

Les Cheneaux Celebrates an Old Fashioned Christmas With Santa, Tree Auction

Shirley Jewell made several trees, wreaths, and wall hangings for the annual tree auction for the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum. More...

Northwoods Christian Camp Offers Sleigh Rides

Northwoods Christian Camp in Pickford will offer old-fashioned sleigh rides this month on the following dates: Friday, December 9, Saturday, December 10, Sunday, December 11, Friday, December 16, Saturday, December 17, Sunday, December 18, Friday, De More...

Younce Guitar Duo To Perform December 11

Younce Guitar Duo will perform “Twelve Strings of Christmas” at the Les Cheneaux Community Library Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m.  The northern Michigan instrumental duo, consisting of Jerry Younce and his son, Ryan, perform acoustic More...

Pickford Honors Students of the Month

Students of the Month for October at Pickford Elementary School are (back row, from left) Anna Blenkhorn (fifth grade), Jagger Ackerman (second grade), Sorelle Mota (fourth grade), Hunter Belleville (fourth grade), Morgan Barber (third grade), Mac Co More...

Local Students Claim Prizes at Regional Science Fair

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District Mathematics and Science Center held its annual EUP Regional Science Fair for 229 students in kindergarten through eighth grade Friday, November 18, at Lake Superior State University. More...

Michigan Among States Forced To Deliver the Most Services with the Least Funds

Michigan is one of 18 states required to provide the most statemandated services with the least state funds, according to a recent national report. Michigan local governments are among the most economically burdened nationwide. More...

Mackinac Island To Compete Against Put-in-Bay

The Mackinac Island Lakers basketball teams will face off against the Put-in-Bay Panthers of Ohio this weekend. The weekend begins with games Friday, December 2, at Mackinac Island School, with the girls playing at 6 p.m. More...


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