December 22, 2016 RSS feed / News

Sault Ste. Marie Tribal Board Restricts Chairman’s Management Authority

The board of directors of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has transferred day-to-day tribal management from the tribe’s chair, Aaron Payment, to executive director Christine Erickson.  More...

Youth Group Travels to Minnesota To Pack Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child

One-hundred-fifty shoeboxes packed with a variety of small toys and toiletries have been sent as Christmas gifts to needy children in Madagascar with the help of volunteers from Glen Memorial Baptist Church in St. Ignace.  More...

Upcoming Holiday Programs at Local Schools

Wednesday December 21  • Engadine Schools Christmas Tea, 1:30 p.m. More...

Straits Lodging Industry Reports Strong Summer

Local hotel room revenues saw a strong year, with a 5% overall revenue increase reported for the year to date in St. Ignace and a 6% overall increase reported at Mackinac Island.  More...

Coast Guard Icebreaking Operations Underway

Icebreaking began Monday, December 19, in response to developing ice conditions in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and along the St. Marys River. More...

Carolers on Horseback Will Entertain at Les Cheneaux Wed.

A group of 12 Christmas carolers will sing on horseback Wednesday, December 21, in Cedarville. The carolers are to meet at 4:15 p.m. at Cedar Cove Assisting Living at 266 Mary L Street. More...

Mindy Nordquist To Attend Liberty Bowl in Memphis

Mindy Nordquist, a senior at Cedarville High School, will attend the Liberty Bowl football game Friday, December 30, at Liberty Bowl Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee, with other homecoming queens from all across the United States. More...

Car Accident Results in Fatality, Closes US-2

A car accident on US-2 claimed the life of an 18-year-old woman, Lyncoln Forbeck, from Freedom, Wisconsin, Thursday, December 15, around 7 p.m., and closed the highway for several hours. A tractortrailer driver suffered minor injuries.  More...

Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive Volunteers Help Families at Christmas

At the Community Action Center here in St. More...

Dark Sky Park To Host Program December 29

A “Snowshoeing After Dark” program will be held Thursday, December 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Headlands Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City. Participants should meet at the park entrance at 15675 Headlands Road.  More...

Gordon the Magician To Visit St. Ignace Library Dec. 27

Magician Gordon Russ will present his “Winter Wonderland Magical Adventure” at the St. Ignace Public Library Tuesday, December 27, at 2 p.m. His magic is all about fun, with comic timing and a unique style of audience involvement. More...

Mackinac Straits Annual Christmas Bird Count Tallies 4,026 Birds

The annual Christmas Bird Count for the Mackinac Straits was conducted Friday, December 16, on a wintery day under cold and cloudy skies. More...

Casinos Will Seek To Hire New CEO

Kewadin Casinos will seek a new chief executive officer to replace Mike Olujic, who resigned Monday, December 12, to pursue a new position that will permit him to spend more time with his family in Arizona.  The Kewadin Casinos Gaming Authority More...

St. Ignace DDA Cancels December Meeting; Next Meeting Is Jan. 13

The St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is unlikely to hold a meeting this month after cancelling its meeting planned for Friday morning, December 16. More...

Lasalle High School Students Participate in Challenge Day Workshop

At left: LaSalle High School sophomores and juniors attend a “Challenge Day” program in the gymnasium, participating in a day-long interactive workshop Tuesday, December 13. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of December 12, to December 18, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  .Deputies responded to a call for a fence post that had been damaged in Garfield Township. More...

Negotiations Committee, Manager Discuss Need To Hire Additional Plant Worker

The need for St. Ignace to hire an additional employee to work at the city’s water plant was discussed at the city council’s Negotiations Committee meeting Friday afternoon, December 16. More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Reported Up 3.1% for November

November traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 3.1% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 268,276 vehicles crossed in November, compared to 260,171 in November 2015. More...

New Community Service Trooper Appointed at St. Ignace Police Post

Michigan State Police Trooper Patrick Janisse has been selected by First Lieutenant Natalie King, commander of the St. Ignace State Police Post, to fill the role of Community Service Trooper for the St. Ignace Post area. More...

City of St. Ignace Weighs Options for Rental Inspections Under New Ordinance

The new housing ordinance passed by the St. Ignace City Council at its Monday, December 5, meeting was discussed further at the council’s Monday, December 12, work session. More...

Snowmobile Safety Class Offered at Cedarville

The Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club will offer a snowmobile safety course Friday, December 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Clubhouse on Blindline Road in Cedarville. More...

Gumdrops, Frosting, and Crackers Turn to Gingerbread Houses in Children’s Hands

Iva Terpening of St. Ignace with the gingerbread house she is making at school Friday, December 16. More...

Kiwanis, YAC Volunteers Pack Christmas Baskets

Many hands make light work, and that proved true Saturday morning, December 10, as volunteers gathered at 7 a.m. to pack 146 baskets with food for needy families in a drive organized by the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club. More...

Planning Commission Looks To Increase Input

The St. Ignace Planning Commission is looking for more community input as it develops a new city sign ordinance, and discussed the matter at its Tuesday, December 6, meeting. More...

Mackinaw City Students Learn About Nature Photography

At left: Seventh through 12th grade students from Mackinaw City Public Schools are pictured here taking part in an introduction to nature photography lesson at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park organized by the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council More...

Local Housing Study Results Show What Types of Housing Are Needed, and Where

The market is favorable for housing developers in the region, according to a study conducted about the housing shortage in St. Ignace and Mackinac Island. More...


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