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Amid Persistent Line 5 Pipeline Worries, State Promises Impartiality

Reports Due in June on Risk Analysis, and Alternative Options

Awaiting the findings of statecommissioned studies that will determine its future, the controversial Enbridge Line 5 still rests on the floor of the Straits of Mackinac, pumping crude oil and natural gas from Superior, Wisconsin, to Sarnia, Ontario.& More...

Unique Genealogy Resources Available at Library

The St. Ignace Public Library offers a genealogy resource room, where people can access records through a card file that serves as an index of some longtime St. Ignace family information, digitized archives of the St. More...

Family Fun Day Offered at Straits State Park

Winter Family Fun Day at Straits State Park in St. Ignace will be Saturday, February 11, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. More...

Bunke Racing Goes Back-to-Back at 49th Annual I-500 Snowmobile Race

The driver lineup of Minnesota’s Gabe and Taylor Bunke and Alberta’s Aaron Christensen won their second-consecutive International 500 snowmobile race Saturday, February 4, in Sault Ste. More...

Headlands Dark Sky Park To Host Program Feb. 11

A program, “The Romance of the Stars,” will be offered Saturday, February 11, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the guesthouse at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City. More...

Friends of Pickford Library Seek Paper Goods Donations

The Friends of Pickford Community Library, in honor of Valentine’s Day and February as “Library Lovers Month,” is asking the community for donations of paper towels, bathroom tissue, facial tissue, tall drawstring kitchen garbage ba More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of January 30 to February 5, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  .Deputies responded to 10 property damage crashes throughout the county, six of which involved car and deer. More...

St. Ignace Recreation Advisory Committee To Meet on March 8

The St. Ignace Area Recreation Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, has been moved to the original date of Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Little Bear East Community Center.   More...

Mackinac Animal Aid To Hold Bake Sale February 18

The Mackinac Animal Aid Association will sponsor a Valentine’s Day bake sale Saturday, February 18, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Family Fare grocery store in St. Ignace. More...

Mackinaw Memorial Parade Fish Fry Fundraiser To Be February 15

A fish fry to benefit the Mackinaw Memorial Parade in May will be Wednesday, February 15, at the Pancake Chef Restaurant in Mackinaw City from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.   The cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. More...

Reception for Two Artists To Be February 10

A reception for two Rudyard artists will be Friday, February 10, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Alberta House Arts Center in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

State Parks Job Fair at Mackinaw City Is Feb. 25

A job fair for summer positions in local state parks will be offered Saturday, February 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. More...

Donation Aids County Snowmobile Patrols

The sale of snowmobile trail maps raises money that helps fund county sheriff snowmobile law enforcement programs, and this year, Mackinac, Luce, and Chippewa counties each received $1,000, while Schoolcraft and Alger received $500. More...

A Fisherman’s Family Comes to St. Ignace: Project Traces Hagen History

The Hagen family has widely branching roots in the Brevort and St. 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...

Vintage Snowmobile Ride To Be Part of Snowsfest

Saturday, February 18, local snowmobile enthusiasts will take part in a vintage snowmobile ride as part of the festivities for the 2017 Les Cheneaux Snowsfest. Meeting at 10 a.m. at E.J. More...

Knitting Circle Fundraiser To Benefit Library

A knitting circle fundraiser hosted by Friends of Pickford Community Library board member Melanie Greenfield will be Sunday, February 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Archery Barn at 519 West 20 Mile Road in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Germfask Men Arrested for Breaking and Entering

Two Germfask men have been arrested and were arraigned in Mackinac County 92nd District Court Thursday, February 2. More...

Poet and Musician To Perform at St. Ignace Library on February 10

The St. Ignace Public Library will host a program called “Dancing Off the Page, an Evening of Nature Poetry Set to Music,” Friday, February 10, at 7 p.m. at the library. More...

Mackinaw City Area Arts Council Organizes Display at Airport

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council has organized a new art display at Pellston Regional Airport featuring 45 photographic images from the recent introduction to nature photography class held for seventh through 12th grade students from Mackinaw City More...

15,000 Pounds of Food Distributed at St. Ignace Through Mobile Pantry

Sixty volunteers helped pack 15,000 pounds of food and distribute it to more than 200 people at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Wednesday, January 25. More...

New Garbage Truck Enters St. Ignace Service; First in Upper Peninsula

St. Ignace residents will be seeing a new garbage truck on city streets as Waste Management has assigned a brand-new 2017 Mack LR613 truck equipped with the new Curotto-Can can-lifting gripper system to operate here. More...

Top Spellers Advance After Area Schools Compete

Wednesday, February 1, students from St. Ignace, Engadine, Gros Cap, and Mackinac Island schools met at St. Ignace Middle School for the annual district spelling bee championships. More...

Red Hat Society To Meet Feb. 11

The Jewels of the Straits chapter of the Red Hat Society will meet for dinner and to see a play Saturday, February 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. The play is a comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. More...

LaSalle High School Jazz Night Is March 11

Dinner, accompanied by performances from St. Ignace high school musicians, will be offered on Jazz Night Saturday, March 11, to benefit the LaSalle High School music program. Music starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. More...


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