December 29, 2016 RSS feed / News

Falling Ice, Wind Bring Closures at the Mackinac Bridge and Power Outages

Unseasonably warm weather and a strong windstorm resulted in closures at the Mackinac Bridge Monday, December 26, and power outages in other parts of the Eastern Upper Peninsula. About 4,900 EUP residents lost power owing to the storm.  More...

25% of Tribal Housing Units To Be Designated Smoke Free

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has established that 25% of its tribal housing units will be smoke free at each of the nine housing locations across the tribe’s seven-county area. More...

With St. Ignace Firm, Schlehuber Has Goal of Offering Local Jobs To Boost Economy

Russ Schlehuber is a firm believer in achieving one’s potential, especially when it comes to having a job. More...

Improving Talent Pipeline in Local Schools Would Help Boost Economy in Region, Manufacturing Interests Say

The Michigan Manufacturers Association asked for help from Eastern Upper Peninsula businesses to recruit more students into manufacturing jobs during the fourth annual Manufacturing Day luncheon Tuesday, December 13, at Lake Superior State University More...

An Abundance of Earthworms Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Wriggly soil-dwellers may not have the bad reputation of some of their invasive counterparts, but they do have the power to change entire ecosystems.  “It’s ingrained into our education that earthworms are good,” said Chuck Elz More...

Cedarville Drama Club Students To Perform ‘An Evening of One Acts’

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools Drama Club will present “An Evening of One Acts” Saturday, January 7, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, January 8, at 3 p.m., in Cedarville Schools old gymnasium. More...

Sister Donates in Brother’s Name to Pickford Project

In the name of her late brother, Charles Pennington, Mary Jane Pennington has pledged $250,000 over the next three years to Superior Health Support Systems toward the construction of an adult foster care home in their town of Pickford. More...

‘Downtown Mackinac Island’ Captures History Through Photographs

Delving into the architecture of downtown Mackinac Island, Steve Brisson’s 2016 book is a collection of historic photographs that chronicle how the place has developed over time. More...

Gregory Hessler Is New Island Physician

A new doctor has come to Mackinac Island and will serve patients at the Mackinac Island Medical Center year-around. This winter, Dr. More...

Civilians To Learn About Police Work with Citizens Academy

Winter Program at Manistique, Spring Program in St. Ignace

People will get a rare look at how police work is done in the upcoming Michigan State Police Citizens’ Academy program. More...

Wildlife Disease Is On the Rise and People May Be the Culprit

Wildlife disease is on the rise and human beings may be the culprits.  More...

Barthelemy Joins St. Ignace Michigan State Police Post

Tyler Barthelemy of Brevort was graduated as a member of the 131th Michigan State Police Trooper Recruit School Thursday, December 22, and will continue his law enforcement training by working with field training officers at the St. More...

Interested Groups Gather at St. Ignace To Talk About Bear Population and Hunting

Bear numbers are growing, and more bear hunting licenses could be issued as a result.  More...

For the Record...

In the December 22 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article titled “City Council Sets Wages and Budget,” it was mistakenly stated that the St. Ignace Public Library Board had approved raises for the staff of the library. More...

Rudyard Blood Drive Is January 13

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, January 13, from noon to 5:45 p.m., at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail in Rudyard.   More...

Rudyard Elementary School Honors October, November Students of the Month

At right: Students of the Month for October at Rudyard Elementary School are (back row, from left) Aiden Golladay (fourth grade), Ayden Pavlat (fourth grade), Andrew Rice (fifth grade), Eve Cheney (s More...

St. Ignace Elementary Music Program Brings Holiday Cheer and Joy

The St. More...

DNR Is Field Testing Bat Treatments in U.P. for Deadly White-nose Syndrome

The scene was surreal – like something you’d see in a science fiction movie, particularly a Bmovie creature feature. More...

Christmas Tree Donation Honors Willard Luepnitz

St. Ignace’s city Christmas tree stands tall in a light snow downtown Thursday, December 15. Gary and Lisa Bigelow of Moran donated this year’s tree in honor of the late Willard Luepnitz. Mr. More...


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