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Downtowns See Positive Results From Main Street Programs

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City Recreation Board To Meet March 8

The St. Ignace Area Recreation Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.  It had earlier been scheduled for February 8.   More...

Austin Hoolsema of Rudyard Wins Regionals, Advances to U.P. Spelling Bee Finals

Rudyard fifth grade student Austin Hoolsema will advance to the U.P. Finals spelling bee after winning the regional bee Wednesday,   February 22, at Pickford Schools. Students from Sault Ste. Marie, Brimley, Rudyard, Newberry, Three Lakes, St. More...

Winter Carnival Features Icy Polar Plunge To Benefit Engadine School District

At left and below: A Polar Plunge helped raise $2,567 for Engadine Consolidated Schools at the annual winter carnival Saturday, February 25. More...

For the Record...Blackrocks Brewery

The Blackrocks Brewery team from St. Ignace won the 21 and Over Tin Division at the 2017 Labatt Blue U.P. Pond Hockey Championship held in St. Ignace Friday, February 17, through Sunday, February 19. More...

Pickleball Program Sees Interest at St. Ignace Recreation Department

The success of the pickleball program offered through the St. Ignace Recreation Department has led organizers to believe the program will continue past this season. More...

Scout Hester To Speak March 9

Scout Hester, a Cedarville resident and Brimley teacher, will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. Mr. More...

Ice Golf Scramble, Glow Ball Will Be March 3-4 at St. Ignace

The annual Upper Peninsula Ice Golf Scramble will be Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4, in St. Ignace. The event is hosted by the St. Ignace Events Committee.  Friday’s schedule includes registration and beer tasting from 5 p.m. More...

Kewadin Casino Restaurant Voted First at Soup’s On

Josh Orr (from left) with Casino Manager Steve Sprecker, holds the plaque that Kewadin Casino’s Horseshoe Bay Restaurant earned for taking first place at the annual Soup’s On, a fundraiser for the LaSalle High School yearbook. More...

Television Show ‘Wardens’ To Feature Local DNR Officers

Local Michigan DNR officers will be featured in the 2017 season of the television series “Wardens.” Michigan Department of Natural Resources has partnered with the Outdoor Channel on production of the series.  More...

Hawk Count in Mackinaw City Begins March 5

The Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch will host the annual Hawk Count in Mackinaw City, which begins Sunday, March 5, with free public viewing behind the recreation complex off West Central Avenue. More...

Pickford District Announces Honor Roll

Pickford Public Schools  First Semester Honor Roll  More...

Pickford To Discuss Adult Foster Care Home on March 2

A presentation about the new adult foster care home to be built in Pickford will be held Thursday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Yooper Plaid Fest Fundraiser Helps To Raise Money for Historical Society

Angel Leach (from left), Julie Taylor, Nancy Kirby, and Roseanne Boike take part in the Yooper Plaid Fest and Glissant Cook-off at St. Ignace Moose Lodge 999. More...

Winter Family Fun Day To Showcase Straits State Park Saturday

This year’s final Winter Family Fun Day at Straits State Park in St. Ignace will take place Saturday, March 4, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The 7 p.m. ending time is a change from the originally scheduled 8 p.m.  More...

St. Ignace Facility Provides Services for Specialized Adult Foster Care Residents

Next Step Will Be Crisis Unit for Mental Heath Issues

Six people occupy the 10-bed residential unit of St. Ignace Shores, the new facility of Beacon Specialized Living Services in the former long-term care facility for the old Mackinac Straits Hospital building on Burdette Street. More...

Final 3 Superintendent Interviews To Be March 7 on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island residents are invited to meet the final three school superintendent candidates at a reception Tuesday, March 7, at the school. Introductions will be made from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. More...

St. Ignace, Cedarville, Pickford, Rudyard Among Bands To Earn Top Ratings

St. Ignace, Cedarville, DeTour, Engadine, Brimley, Manistique, Munising, Newberry, Pickford, and Sault Ste. Marie schools participated in the district band festival in Sault Sainte Marie, Thursday February 23, and Friday February 24.  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...

LaSalle High School Hosts Annual Blood Drive

Student volunteers at the Red Cross blood drive at LaSalle High School are (from left) Tucker Shepard, Sierra Metz, Beth Rountree, and Allison Smith. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of February 20 to February 26, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  . Deputies responded to nine property damage crashes throughout the county, three of which involved car and deer. More...

Les Cheneaux Lions Club To Host Auction

The Les Cheneaux Lions Club will sponsor its annual Cabin Fever Reliever fundraising auction Saturday, March 4, at the Clark Township Community Center on M-134 in Cedarville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Live and silent auctions start at 6:30 p.m. More...

New Business on Former Laundry Site Hopes to Open its Doors in June

Renovations are underway on the former St. Ignace Laundromat and Dry Cleaners building on South State Street in St. Ignace. In January, Andy and Sue Eskelinen purchased the property. More...

One School, One Book Begins at St. Ignace Schools

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Mackinaw City Mardi Gras Party To Benefit Project Close-Up

Mackinaw City Public Schools Project Close-Up will host a Mardi Gras party Saturday, March 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the banquet room at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. More...

Mackinaw Memorial Parade Fish Fry Fundraiser Will Be March 15

A fish fry to benefit the Mackinaw Memorial Parade in May will be Wednesday, March 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...

Pickford Countertop Business Transitions From One Family to Another

Alex and Mindy Rivers of Pickford recently purchased the custom countertop business formerly owned by Ledy Cabinetry, Inc. More...

Recycling Options Questioned at Meeting

Clark Township’s recycling efforts were a topic of discussion at the Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday morning, February 15. More...

Mackinac Bridge Closes Monday Due to Falling Ice

The Mackinac Bridge experienced its first closure of 2017 Monday, February 27, when ice falling off the bridge’s suspension cables led to the Mackinac Bridge Authority stopping all traffic across the bridge. More...

DNR’s Report All Poaching Hotline Now Accepts Text Messages

Fish and game violations can now be reported to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources by texting.  The Report All Poaching (RAP) hotline (800-292-7800) now accepts text messages in addition to telephone calls. More...

St. Ignace Food Drive To Benefit Local Food Pantry

A food drive to benefit the St. Ignace Food Pantry will be held Friday, March 10, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Family Fare grocery store in St. Ignace. More...

Veterans Town Hall Meeting Is March 9 at St. Ignace

A veterans town hall meeting will take place Thursday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 5144 at 1110 North State Street in St. Ignace. The Oscar G. More...


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