December 8, 2016 RSS feed / News

Officials Deal See No Local Problems With Vote Recount; Schuette Files Lawsuit To Stop It

Over the past few days, the recount of the recent presidential election has been much in the news. First, there was a move by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to ask for a recount. More...

Pressure Increases for Action on Line 5, the Sierra Club Says

A federal decision Sunday to halt work on the Dakota Access Pipeline, called for by protestors, means there is more pressure on Michigan officials to shut down the flow of oil through Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac, said the Sierra Club a More...

St. Ignace Residents Share Their Special Memories of ‘Christmas Past’

Several local residents have shared their special Christmas memories of years gone by. Here are a few:  Geri Ostrander  A Gift From Dad  More...

Children’s Christmas Fun Fair Is This Sunday

A St. Ignace Community Christmas Fun Fair will be Sunday, December 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kewadin Casino Event Center on Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace. Free snacks, games, and a cakewalk will be offered, and Santa Claus will be there. More...

Rudyard Christmas Bazaar Will Be December 10

A Christmas Bazaar will take place at the Rudyard Community Center and Fire Hall Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Rudyard Township Park Board.  More...

North Country Trail Hike To Be Offered This Saturday

The Hiawatha Shore-to-Shore Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will sponsor a hike Saturday, December 10. Participants should meet at the Trout Brook Pond Trailhead at 10 a.m. More...

Reporter Stephanie Fortino Takes Position With U-M Biological Station

For four years, Stephanie Fortino has written about life on Mackinac Island and in St. More...

DDA Meeting Is Rescheduled for December 16

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority meeting has been rescheduled from Friday, December 9, to Friday, December 16, at 8 a.m. at City Hall.   More...

Mackinac Straits Christmas Bird Count Is Dec.16

The annual Mackinac Straits Christmas Bird Count, hosted by the Straits Area Audubon Society of Cheboygan, will be Friday, December 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

DeTour Man Dies in Raber Township Vehicle Crash

DeTour resident Benjamin Ray Hilts, 35, lost his life Saturday, December 3, in a Raber Township vehicle accident on M-48 near Townline Road. The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.  More...

Logging Terms Used in the English Language

“Lumbering” is the process of cutting trees and making lumber, such as two-by-fours. That was the primary objective of timber harvest during the historic logging era. More...

Songwriters’ Group To Meet Monthly at Curtis

A “Songwriters’ Group” will meet the last Monday of every month through May 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Erickson Center for the Arts building in Curtis. More...

Green Lights Will Designate Winter Road Maintenance Vehicles in County

There will be a new, more visible sight on roads throughout Michigan this winter as snowplows and other winter road maintenance vehicles have received additional flashing green lights to warn drivers about when they are approaching. More...

DeTour Village and Drummond Island Areas Lose Power Dec. 5

Cloverland Electric Cooperative reports that approximately 2,300 members in the DeTour Village and Drummond Island areas were without power early Monday morning, December 5, mostly because of heavy, wet snow on power lines. More...

More Pregnant Mothers Smoking, With Rates High in Rural Counties

Limited educational resources for smoking prevention and cessation, combined with limitless high-risk addictive substances caused a spurt in women who smoke during pregnancy, policy experts and educators say. More...

Blood Drive To Be Held Dec. 20 In St. Ignace

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in St. Ignace Tuesday, December 20, from noon to 5:45 p.m., at the United Methodist Church at 615 West US-2.   More...

Mackinaw City Works Overtime To Win 2016 Opening Game

The Mackinaw City girls basketball team opened up its 2016-2017 season with a dramatic 36-33 victory against Pellston Wednesday, November 30. More...

Rescuers Locate St. Ignace Man After Search Near Castle Rock

A St. Ignace man who had been missing near Castle Rock during the early hours of Wednesday morning, November 30, was found unhurt and sleeping in a nearby camper later that day after a search by several police and response agencies. More...

Hudson Township Welcomes New Board Trustees

The Hudson Township Board of Trustees includes (standing, from left) Trustee Gary Derusha, Trustee Karen Kerridge, outgoing Trustee David Livermore, (seated) Treasurer Jacquie Prout, Supervisor Al Garavaglia, and Clerk Barb Kerridge. More...

‘Moms Night Out’ Group May Form

A new social group, called “Moms Night Out,” may be established in the St. Ignace area if there is sufficient interest. An initial meeting is set for Tuesday, December 13, at 7 p.m. at the home of Barbara Binzer in St. More...

Mobile Pantry Will Distribute Food on December 14

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at LaSalle High School Wednesday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. Students in the Youth Advisory Committee of the St. More...

Police Department Holding Toy Drive December 21

The Mackinaw City Police Department is holding its 29th annual Toys for Little Ones holiday toy drive this season. This year’s drive will aid nine local children in need, from four families.  More...

Mackinac Island State Park Commission To Meet Dec. 9

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission will meet Friday, December 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Masco World Headquarters in Taylor. More...

Hendricks Township Greets New Board Members

Above: The new Hendricks Township Board of Trustees is made up of (standing, from left) Trustee Ken Collier, Treasurer Cheryl Hood, (seated) Clerk Barb Price, Supervisor Howard Hood, and Trustee Bill Cheesman. More...

St. Ignace Council Discusses Golf Course, Vehicles

The St. Ignace City Council discussed several issues of local concern during a work session Monday night, November 28. More...

Photography Class Offered at Mackinaw City

The Mackinaw Area Public Library will host a digital photography class Monday afternoons at 2 p.m. for five weeks starting Monday, January 9, at the library in Mackinaw City. More...

Bazaar Ushers in the Holiday Season at Engadine With Festive Handmade Goods

The Christmas season began in Engadine with the annual Christmas Bazaar Sunday afternoon, December 4, at the Engadine High School gymnasium. About 45 vendors displayed arts, crafts, and wares.  More...

Storyteller Jenifer Strauss To Speak At St. Ignace Library December 15

Storyteller Jenifer Strauss will present a program Thursday, December 15, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. The program will be filled with heartwarming holiday stories and songs for the entire family to enjoy. More...

Christmas Celebration Ushers in Festive Season

Horse and wagon rides are becoming a traditional feature of the annual Christmas in Mackinaw celebration at Heritage Village. More...

Straits Area Community Cantata Will Be Sunday in Mackinaw City

St. Anthony Catholic Church in Mackinaw City will host the Straits Area Community Cantata Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m. This year’s musical event will include 40 singers from the Straits area, who have been rehearsing since October. More...

White To Offer Skating Lessons at Little Bear

Lynzee White will offer private and group figure skating lessons at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace beginning Monday, December 12.  More...

DNR EUP Citizens’ Advisory Council To Meet December 15

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will hear the latest information on Department of Natural Resources forest roads inventory, an update on eastern U.P. More...

Mackinaw City Celebrates A Classic Christmas With Sleigh Rides, Carols, and Santa

Christmas carols were a featured part of the Christmas in Mackinaw celebration Saturday, December 3, with music inside Heritage Village’s Heritage Chapel capping off the day’s festivities More...


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