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Local EUP Residents Return Home Inspired by Women’s Marches

Community members traveled to Lansing and Washington, D.C., last weekend, to participate in Women’s Marches in support of women’s issues and a wide range of social programs. More...

Author Tobin Buhk To Speak at St. Ignace Library

Freelance author Tobin Buhk, who specializes in historic true crime, will speak at the St. Ignace Public Library Friday, January 27, at 7 p.m. Mr. Buhk will share stories of murder and mayhem, many set in Michigan. More...

Two Kincheloe Men Arrested and Arraigned for Kidnapping, Assault

Two Kincheloe men have been arrested and arraigned as habitual offenders on kidnapping and assault charges after a woman was sexually assaulted at a home in Dafter Friday, January 13. More...

Father and Son Realize Dream With Opening of Brewery for Straits Area

After years of planning and a few more spent acquiring permits and licenses, the first brewery in the Straits area has opened in Mackinaw City. More...

Students Design Artwork for Mackinaw City 2017 Winterfest

The Mackinaw City Winterfest Art show featured the award recipients from the Mackinaw City Area Arts Council-sponsored Winterfest poster contest. More...

Supplemental Deer Feeding Permits Available

Winter supplemental deer feeding permits are available across the southern section of the Upper Peninsula, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday, January 17.  More...

Reading and Discussion Series Starts February 2

Pastor Jessica Paulsen will lead a five-week reading and discussion series starting Thursday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickford Community Library. More...

Cloverland Electric Cooperative Warns of Phone Scam

Cloverland Electric Cooperative is alerting its members to be aware of a phone scam requiring the person or business to pay their electric bill with a pre-paid debit card, with threats the electricity will be shut off within 30 minutes. More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Reported Down 6.3% for December

December traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was down 6.3% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 197,287 vehicles crossed in December, compared to 210,450 in December 2015. More...

Poker Run, Outhouse Race, Chili Cook-off Bring Winterfest Fun to Mackinaw City

The Up North Boys from Petoskey were a late entry at this year’s Mackinaw Pepsi International Outhouse Race Saturday, January 21, at the Mackinaw City Winterfest celebration. More...

Saints Wrestling Secures Conference Championship

The St. Ignace Saints wrestling team clinched the Straits Area Conference title Wednesday, January 18, after defeating Sault Ste. Marie and Newberry in back-to-back matches at Sault Ste. Marie High School. More...

New Restaurant Rising at Mackinaw CityWaterfront

A new, elevated restaurant is taking shape in Mackinaw City at 201 South Huron Avenue alongside Lake Huron, with plans of opening this spring. More...

After Newberry Winter Games, Special Olympics Athletes Advance to State Games

The 2017 Special Olympics Michigan EUP Winter Games were held in Newberry Thursday, January 19. There, about 20 Special Olympians from the EUP competed in various cross-country ski and snowshoe events. More...

Township Board Meeting Cancelled

The Moran Township Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, at 6 p.m. has been cancelled.  A budget workshop for the 2017- 2018 fiscal year has been scheduled for Thursday, February 16, at 10 a.m. More...

St. Ignace Volunteer Trish Sanders Brings Assistance To Help Businesses Grow

Trish Sanders works at the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce office to help small businesses set up and maintain a Web site. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of January 16 to January 22, 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.  More...

Planning Underway for New Tractor Show in Engadine This Summer Including Parade

The second weekend of August is shaping up to be a big one for the village of Engadine as the community will host its first Engadine Tractor Show. More...

Pickford Library Offers Collection of Children’s Books, Puppets

The Pickford Community Library is now a partner in the Great Start to Quality Resource Center lending library program. More...

Repair Accident Claims Life of Young Germfask Man

An accident claimed the life of Tyler Barker of Germfask Thursday, January 19, when he was working on repairing the groomer in the barn of the Seney Snowmobile Association and a portion of the groomer came loose and fell on him. More...

I-500 Snowmobile Race Activities Start Next Week in Sault Ste. Marie

It’s time to awaken a sleeping giant as the mile-long oval of ice in Sault Ste. Marie will roar to life next week with the world famous International 500 snowmobile race and a full week of activities leading up to it. More...

Assistant Director Moves From St. Ignace Visitors Bureau to Mackinac Island Bureau

The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau is hiring a new assistant director after Quincy Ranville, who had held the position since last April, accepted the position of director for the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau. More...

DNR Creel Clerks Collecting Angler Information This Winter

Anglers fishing this winter could assist biologists by providing information to census takers. Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff will be out interviewing at popular sites, including the Les Cheneaux Islands.  More...

Mobile Pantry Will Distribute Food on January 25 in St. Ignace

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute 15,000 pounds of food to people in need at Little Bear East Arena Wednesday, January 25, starting at 11 a.m. The arena is at 275 Marquette Street in St. Ignace.  More...

Winners Announced From Mackinaw City Winterfest

The Mackinaw City Winterfest celebration took place Saturday, January 21. The winners of the day’s events were as follows:  Mackinaw Pepsi International Outhouse Race (6 Entries)   More...

St. Anthony’s Rock Park, Historical Society Donation Topics of DDA Discussion

The park near St. Anthony’s Rock, a donation request from the Michilimackinac Historical Society, and downtown lighting were discussed at the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority’s Friday morning, January 13, meeting.  More...

Recreation Board Meets To Consider Lighting, Ice Rentals

The St. Ignace Area Recreation Advisory Committee met for the first time since June Wednesday night, January 18, and discussed converting lights to LED at Little Bear East Arena, as well as a proposed gradual increase of ice rental fees.  More...

Cabin Fever Days for Women Will Begin Jan. 26 in Cedarville

Cabin Fever Days for Women will be organized by women of the Les Cheneaux Islands area at various local churches in the coming months.  More...

Top Spellers Announced for Schools; Bee Is February 1

A District Spelling Bee, comprised of schools from St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, Moran Township, and Engadine will take place Wednesday, February 1, at 1:30 p.m., at the St. Ignace Middle School. More...

Forest Management Will Help Secure a Better Future for Generations to Come

Why can’t we just let the forest grow naturally? This is a common question. The shortest answer is: “We can’t afford to.” That’s not merely a matter of money. More...


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