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State Police Want Public To Be Aware of Trafficking, Labor Concerns

Employers who hold legal documents, such as passports, that belong to international workers, who keep workers in unsafe housing conditions, or who pay their workers only at the end of the tourist season may be guilty of human trafficking under the la More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,900 for Month of January

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,900 for the month of January. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Mackinac Straits Health Foundation Approves Grants

New equipment and resources will benefit patient care at Mackinac Straits Health System, which received $241,000 from its foundation Wednesday, March 1. More...

Ice Golf Cancelled After Snowstorm Buries Chain Lake

The annual Upper Peninsula Ice Golf Scramble planned for Saturday, March 4, at St. Ignace was cancelled last week, following the Wednesday, March 1, snowstorm that dropped about a foot of fresh snow in the Straits area. More...

Eastern Upper Peninsula Schools Close as Snowstorm Blankets Straits Area with Foot of Snow

Winds in the Straits of Mackinac reached 42 miles per hour Wednesday, March 1, as a snowstorm tore its way through Northern Michigan, dumping a foot of snow. The storm had already begun by sunrise and did not subside until dark. More...

US-31 Road Project Will Reconstruct Pavement Near Levering, Pellston

The Michigan Department of Transportation will carry out a large road reconstruction project this year to rebuild 4.2 miles of US-31 stretching from Levering’s East Levering Road south to Douglas Lake Road in Pellston. More...

For the Record...

In the March 2 edition of The St. Ignace News, it was incorrectly reported that bands participating in the band festival were rated on a scale of I to IV. The scale ranges from I to V. More...

Lee Barnhill Named Grand Lodge President

Lee Barnhill has been selected as the 2017 Grand Lodge president for the International Shipmasters Association. More...

Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show Awards

Award and raffle winners from the Top of the Lake Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show Saturday, February 18, have been announced, as follows:  Show Award Winners  Fun Ride Favorite/Antique: Don Hamilton of Guelph, Ontario, on a Snowbug Baby More...

Helms Named to Dean’s List at Northern Michigan University

James Helms of St. Ignace has been named to the dean’s list at Northern Michigan University for the fall 2016 semester. Mr. Helms is studying nursing.  He is the son of Stan and Chris Helms of St. Ignace.   More...

New Jersey Man Loses Life in Crash on US-2

A New Jersey man lost his life in an accident that occurred when a westbound semi-truck and an eastbound pickup truck collided on US- 2 near Gulliver at approximately 2:31a.m. Friday, March 3.  More...

Rudyard Blood Drive Will Be Held March 17

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive Friday, March 17, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail in Rudyard.   More...

Schools Name Plans for Expanding Career and Technical Opportunities for Students

Tuesday, May 2, a district wide millage for Career and Technical Education will be on the ballots for voters in Mackinac, Luce, and Chippewa counties, as well as Seney Township in Schoolcraft County. More...

Children and Parents Enjoy Activities and Prizes at Family Fun Day

Cash Seeley won a bicycle during the raffle. Other winners included tricycle winner Maja Misic, Kenzey McKerthie, Zoey Phillips, Andrew Babione, and Kaylee Preseau. More...

Powwow at Casino Focuses on Great Lakes

St. Ignace will be the site of an environmentally themed powwow this weekend as the first Honoring Our Waters and Her Protectors Powwow and Round Dance will be held in the tent at the Kewadin Shores Casino Events Center. More...

Mobile Pantry Will Distribute Food March 15

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

Recreation Department Announces Activities

The City of Mackinac Island Recreation Department announces the following activities for this week:  More...

Feldhake, Gulder To Perform at Cedarville Library March 12

Musicians Marty Feldhake and Benjamin Gulder will perform Sunday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at Les Cheneaux   Community Library in Cedarville. The concert is free of charge.   More...

Elections To See School Millage Requests, City Elections on Island

School millages, road proposals, and city officer elections are among the issues that area voters will decide at the ballot box May 2.  More...

Prayer Service at Zion Lutheran Church in Moran Starts March 9

A prayer service, “Prayer Around the Cross,” will be offered at Zion Lutheran Church in Moran five consecutive Thursdays, starting March 9 and continuing through April 6. More...

St. Ignace Lions Club Donates Time to Food Pack Program

Ten members of the St. Ignace Lions Club volunteered at the St. Ignace Middle School Monday, February 27, to pack bags of food for the local Community Food Pack program to feed students. More...

Two Upcoming EUP Road Projects Will Begin this Summer

Drivers in the Eastern Upper Peninsula will see two upcoming road projects in the region this summer. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be rebuilding one mile of the Interstate 75 Business Loop in Evergreen Shores just outside St. More...

Collino Joins Stenson in St. Ignace, Offers Chiropractic Services

For the last 23 years, chiropractor Dom Collino has been helping St. Ignace residents with their alignment and chronic pain problems from his office in Cheboygan. More...

Northland Players To Perform in Mackinaw City During March

The Northland Players will present “Home on the Radio” Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, and again Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of February 27 to March 5, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  More...

City Fills DPW Post With Foreman

St. Ignace Negotiations Committee Drafts Contract

The St. Ignace Negotiations Committee met Tuesday, February 21, to discuss the city’s proposed offer to Utilities Foreman Bill Fraser to have him move up to become the new Superintendent of Public Works and replace the retiring Les Therrian. More...

Antibiotics Rules Create Buzz for Bee Doctors

Michigan State University is hunting for veterinarians willing to treat bees.  MSU’s Pollinator Initiative launched the search after the Food and Drug Administration outlawed over-the-counter antibiotics for all food-producing animals. More...

Comedy To Be Presented at Engadine Schools March 18

“The Music Man, Jr.” will be presented Saturday, March 18, in the gymnasium at Engadine Consolidated Schools. Two shows will be offered, the first at 3 p.m., followed by the second show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. More...

Bentgen, Tallaire Are Students of the Month

Kate Bentgen and Carter Tallaire, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as February Students of the Month by school faculty.  Kate Bentgen  More...

Alarm Calls Fire Department to Engadine School

A fire alarm was inadvertently tripped at the school in Engadine Saturday, March 4, at 4 p.m., bringing the Garfield Township Fire Department and other emergency responders to the school. There was no fire.   More...

Headlands Dark Sky Park To Host Photographer Shawn Malone

Aurora photographer Shawn Malone will bring her art to the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Mackinaw City Saturday, March 18, for a photography lecture and hands-on workshop at the guesthouse from 4 p.m. More...

Children Enjoy the Hudson Township Sledding Party

The annual Hudson Township Fire Department sledding party was held behind the Fire Hall in Garnet Saturday, March 4. More...

Historical Society Cabin Fever Dinner Is Sunday

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society will host its 16th annual Cabin Fever Dinner Sunday evening, March 12, at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Free Showing of ‘Sully’ Will Be Held at St. Ignace Library March 12

“Sully,” a 2016 film about the spectacular emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River by pilot Chesley Sullenberger, will be presented as free entertainment at the St. Ignace Public Library Sunday, March 12. More...

Program on Sugar Bush Processing Is March 11

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society will present a program Saturday, March 11, at Heritage Village in Mackinaw City from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The program, “Native American Sugar Bush Processing,” will be presented by Keith Knecht.   More...


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