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St. Ignace School Board To Meet January 23 at School Library

The St. Ignace School Board will meet Monday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the middle school library. The meeting was originally scheduled for Monday, January 9. More...

St. Ignace City Council Paid $1,700 for Month of November

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,700 for the month of November. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Nordquist Represents Cedarville at Liberty Bowl

Mindy Nordquist, a senior at Cedarville High School, has returned from a trip to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee. Invited to attend on behalf of St. More...

Wage Increases Approved for Ambulance Crews

The Straits Area Ambulance Service has raised wages 2% for emergency medical technicians and paramedics to remain competitive with other area services, such as Emmet County EMS. The decision came at a January 4 meeting in St. Ignace.  More...

Driver Hospitalized After Truck- Train Collision Near Rudyard

Ice and speed were contributing factors in an accident outside Rudyard Tuesday morning, January 3, where a truck slid onto train tracks and was hit by a passing Canadian National Railway freight train. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of January 2, to January 8 the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  .Deputies responded to nine property damage crashes throughout the county, four of which involved car and deer and one in More...

Snow Dyeing Lesson Is Coming Up at Hessel School House

A class teaching snow dyeing fabric techniques and itajime shibori folding methods will be taught at the Hessel School House Tuesday, January 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with Judy Merrill-Smith as the instructor. More...

Pulses of Light Probe Under Michigan To Discover Ancient Sites

Capital News Service. Michigan State University School of Journalism

Archaeologists in northern Michigan have used pulses of light shot from airplanes to double their discoveries.  More...

Tragedy Strikes Local Snowmobile Race Team

For Eastern U.P. fans of snowmobile racing, one of the local teams to watch over the years has been the #34 Polaris of Kovar Racing. Year in and year out, this team has always been one of the top teams in the area in ice oval racing. More...

With Quarters Taped to Vending Machine, Engadine Class Shows That Kindness Counts

Over the last few weeks, there have been many small random acts of kindness taking place in and around the Engadine school system, and many of these acts of kindness have been orchestrated by the sixth grade class as part of their Kindness Counts Com More...

Cedarville Band To Perform at Music Conference

The Cedarville High School Band has been honored with an invitation to perform in Grand Rapids at the Michigan Music Conference.  More...

Water Passages Closed to Traffic By U.S. Coast Guard

Water passages are closed to traffic in three areas: between Cheboygan and Bois Blanc Island, known as the South Channel, Grays Reef Passage, and Pipe Island Passage (east of Pipe Island Shoal and north of Pipe Island Twins from Watson Reef Light to More...

Great Lakes, Wherever They Are, Face Similar Threats

Capital News Service, Michigan State University School of Journalism

The future of the Great Lakes is imperiled, right? Invasive species endangering native plants, animals, and habitat? Check. Agricultural and industrial runoff of toxic chemicals causing pollution and disease? Check. Illegal fishing? Check. More...

Certified Heat-treated Firewood Increases in Popularity

In working with the Michigan Forest Association as their magazine editor, I am regularly exposed to interesting aspects of forestry and the forest industry. More...

St. Ignace Fifth Grade Class Learns About the Scientific Process of Dissection

Fifth grade science students in Pat Lannin’s class at the St. More...

MADD Blasts Michigan’s Drunk-driving Laws

Only Montana’s drunk driving laws are worse than Michigan’s, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The group recently rated all states, giving Michigan just one star out of five and Montana half of one star. More...

Red Cross Blood Drives Will Be At Rudyard and Cedarville

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...

Les Cheneaux Drama Club Weekend Performance Brings Laughter and Ovations

The performance of three oneact comedies by the Les Cheneaux Drama Club last weekend drew both laughter and ovations and illustrated a successful drama program that spans grades 6 to 12 at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. More...

Post Welcomes New Motor Carrier Officers

The Michigan State Police’s St. More...

Laundromat Sign Could Be Retained for New Business

The St. More...

Giles Schlehuber of St. Ignace Takes Job as Legislative Aide in Lansing

Giles Schlehuber, 2016 graduate of LaSalle High School, wasn’t looking for a career in politics, but now finds himself serving northern Michigan from the state capitol. More...

Bowling Team Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Will Be January 18

The St. Ignace high school bowling team will sponsor a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, January 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gateway Lanes and Fred’s Pub in St. Ignace. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children eight and younger. More...

Cornhole Tournament Is January 21 at St. Ignace

The St. Ignace Firemen’s Association will host a cornhole tournament Saturday, January 21, in the Kewadin Shores Casino tent at St. Ignace. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with the tournament starting at 11 a.m.  More...

Winterfest Approaching in Mackinaw City

The 24th annual Mackinaw City Winterfest is right around the corner with activities planned for Thursday, January 19, through Sunday, January 22. Most of the activities, including the annual outhouse races, will take place Saturday, January 21. More...

‘Questions Straight Out of the Bible’ – Anderson Offers Bible Study, Forms Church

It was Tim Anderson’s mission to come to the Eastern Upper Peninsula to establish a new Bible church. To do so, he travelled throughout the area getting people involved.  More...

Bent Ski Snowmobile Challenge Set for Feb. 11

The Bent Ski Classic – Snowmobile Adventure Run will be returning to St. Ignace Saturday, February 11. Organized by the Straits Area Snowmobile Club and the St. More...

Human Trafficking Presentation Will Be January 18

Human trafficking will be the subject of an informational presentation Wednesday, January 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post. More...

St. Ignace Drama Club To Present ‘Alice in Wonderland’

The LaSalle High School Drama Club will perform the play, “The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland,” this weekend on the St. Ignace Elementary and Middle Schoolstage.There will be a 7p.m. More...

The Lure of Ice Fishing Strikes Michigan Anglers as Lakes Freeze Over

Michigan is a place where anglers can take up their rod and fish year-around with the expectation of having fantastic experiences. Winter is no exception, with thousands of lakes open to ice fishing.  More...

Storm Obscures Views, Causes Escort Mode at Bridge

A strong winter storm moved through the Straits of Mackinac Wednesday, January 4, with blowing snow reducing visibility and high winds, causing the Mackinac Bridge Authority to put the bridge into escort mode for an extended period. More...


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