March 16, 2017 RSS feed / News

Commission Working on Master Plan, Sign Ordinance

All Welcome at Walk To Consider Downtown Signs in St. Ignace Saturday

The St. Ignace Planning Commission met Tuesday, March 7, with development of a new sign ordinance and an updated city master plan as its top priorities. The commission is planning community outreach to gain input for its master plan work.  More...

School Robotics Teams To Compete

Several local schools will be competing in their first high school robotics competition this weekend, Thursday, March 16, through Saturday, March 18. Brimley Cedarville, DeTour, Mackinac Island, Pickford, and St. More...

St. Ignace City Council Paid $1,980 for Month of February

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,980 for the month of February. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Windstorm Stops Semi-trucks and Buses from Crossing Mackinac Bridge

Basketball Teams Get Creative When Wind Stops School Buses from Crossing

A windstorm buffeted the Straits area for several days last week and caused almost 44 straight hours of escorts and partial closures at the Mackinac Bridge, from the morning of Tuesday, March 7, through the early morning hours of Thursday, March 9. More...

Semi-truck and Minivan Damaged in US-2 Crash

No injuries resulted from a crash involving an eastbound semi-truck and a minivan that was on the shoulder of the road eastbound, attempting to make a Uturn in the roadway, that occurred on US-2 near West Duck Inn Road in Manistique in Schoolcraft Co More...

St. Ignatius Catholic Church Will Host St. Patrick’s Dinner Sunday

St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day dinner Sunday, March 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the parish hall. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children six to 12. Children five and younger eat free. More...

Horn Family Looks Forward To Welcoming Guests as New Owners of Sunset Motel

“People expect their room to be clean, but they don’t expect someone to help them plan their trip. That’s what I love to do,” says Armand Horn, new owner of Sunset Motel in St. Ignace.  More...

Gros Cap School’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner Benefit Will Be Thursday

The Gros Cap School’s annual spaghetti dinner to benefit the Bob Buchholz Scholarship Fund will be Thursday, March 16, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. More...

Don Massey Catches Some Waves on Lake Huron This March

When the sport of surfing comes to mind, the images that come with it likely feature a setting along the sun-drenched beaches of California or Hawaii, but that’s far from the only place it is practiced. More...

Enbridge Training on Emergency Response Equipment Takes Place in Cheboygan

The Lamor Arctic Skimmer (LAS) is a new piece of equipment that will be housed in Cheboygan for pipeline company Enbridge Energy, which operates Line 5 at the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Timm Presents Line 5 Data in Soo March 16

Retired chemical engineer Ed Timm will present his views on the safety of two oil pipelines crossing the Straits of Mackinac at a pubic forum in Sault Ste. Marie Thursday, March 16.  More...

Planning Commission Meeting Will Offer Veterans Information

The next meeting of the Mackinac County Planning Commission will take place Wednesday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in the conference room of the Mackinac County Airport at 180 North Airport Road in St. Ignace.  More...

Library To Host Sled Dog Racing Program

Nature’s Kennel Iditarod Sled Dog Racing and Adventures will present “Pulling Together” at the St. Ignace Public Library Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m.  More...

Semi Crashes Near Bridge in St. Ignace

An accident at the Mackinac Bridge involving a semi-truck at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday, March 12, damaged some weigh scale equipment. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of March 6 to March 12, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to eight property damage crashes throughout the county, one of which involved car and deer.  More...

High Winds Cause Power Outages Throughout EUP

Many people in the Eastern Upper Peninsula were without power after high winds damaged transmission lines the morning of Tuesday, March 7, to the morning of Thursday, March 9. More...

Red Cross Blood Drive Will Be Held March 28

The Mackinaw Woman’s Club will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, March 28, from noon to 4:45 p.m. at the St. Anthony Parish Life Center at 600 West Central Avenue in Mackinaw City, across from the high school.   More...

PBS Documentary Will Be Shown At Mackinaw Area Public Library

A screening of the PBS documentary “Iris” by Albert Maysies will be presented Friday, March 31, at 3 p.m. at the Mackinaw Area Public Library.  More...

Lauren Yoder Becomes Member Of National Society of Scholars

Lauren Yoder, a senior at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, has been selected to become a member of The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).  More...

St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo, Gun Show Begins April 7

The St. Ignace Home Show, Spring Expo, and Gun Show will be Friday, April 7, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center in St. Ignace. More...

American Red Cross Will Host Blood Drive in Rudyard 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...

Powwow Honors Great Lakes Waters, Includes Traditional Music and Dancing

One of the ceremonies during the powwow was one honoring military veterans. Drum groups played a song for the veterans, while people stood to honor them as they danced. More...

Lifelong Interest in Freighters Grows Into a Book

Capital News Service Michigan State University School of Journalism

Power is clear in every curve and edge of the freighters that cut through the blue-gray waters of the Great Lakes. More...


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