March 30, 2017 RSS feed / News

With H2B Visa Cap Reached, Area Businesses Preparing for a Possible Shortage of Workers

With a federal cap on temporary foreign workers reached early this year, some local tourist businesses are evaluating whether they will have to open later, reduce services, or change the way they operate. More...

Cormorant Control Is Needed Again at Les Cheneaux Islands, Several Local Organizations Say

The issue of migrating cormorant birds nesting in the Les Cheneaux Islands remains a concern for residents in Clark Township. More...

Freebairn New President of Historical Society

Cathy Freebairn of Carp Lake has been elected to serve as the new president of the Mackinaw Area Historical Society, taking over from Susie Safford following her four years in the position.  “It’s kind of daunting, as there is quite More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of March 20 through March 26, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to two unrelated calls regarding suspicious situations.  • Deputies investigated o More...

Eby, LaJoice Named Students of the Month

Hannah Eby and Connor LaJoice, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as March Students of the Month by school faculty.  Hannah Eby  More...

Sault Ste. Marie EDC To Sponsor Construction Summit April 4

The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation will sponsor a construction summit Tuesday, April 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lake Superior State University’s Superior Room in Sault Ste. More...

Behind That Romantic Stand of Pines, a History of Abuse of Landscape

Long before “Pure Michigan” lured tourists and vacationers to northern Michigan, images of pristine forests and sparkling streams were doing the same thing, even if what tourists would see was neither pure nor pristine.  More...

Automated Alert Saves St. Ignace School From Water Damage

A coil on a heater broke at St. More...

US-31 Reconstruction Work in Emmet County To Start April 3

Work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 3, for the $5 million project to reconstruct 4.2 miles of US-31 from Douglas Lake Road in Pellston north to East Levering Road in Levering, and to realign a curve south of Ball Road.  More...

‘Weeder Woman’ Mary Madigan Named Historical Society’s Volunteer of the Year

Carp Lake resident Mary Madigan was named the Mackinaw Area Historical Society’s Volunteer of the Year during the organization’s annual Cabin Fever Dinner Sunday, March 12. President Cathy Freebairn complimented Ms. More...

Roller Derby Triple Header Is This Saturday in Mackinaw City

The local River City Renegades flat track roller derby team will begin its season as part of a tripleheader of competition Saturday, April 1, inside the Mackinaw City Recreation Center. More...

Trojan Booster Club To Sponsor Wine Tasting Fundraiser April 8

The Trojan Booster Club at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville will sponsor a Michiganmade beer and wine tasting fundraiser Saturday, April 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Islander Bar in Hessel. More...

U.P. CWD Task Force Working To Inform Public About Deadly Deer Disease

Hunter Groups, Others Working on Response Plan Consensus

With the potential threat of chronic wasting disease spreading to the Upper Peninsula from across the Wisconsin border, or by other means, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, hunter groups, and others are working cooperatively to try to pro More...

Jehovah’s Witnesses To Host Free Events at St. Ignace Kingdom Hall

A special service called “Peace, Health, and Prosperity” will be offered Tuesday, April 11, at 8 p.m. at St. Ignace Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at W1600 M-123, two miles west of I-75 Exit 352.   More...

Engadine Library To Host Folk Singer Adam Miller April 20

The Engadine Library will host folk singer and storyteller Adam Miller Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m.  More...

Abduction Attempt Reported At Engadine Monday Afternoon

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating an attempted child abduction in Engadine Monday afternoon, March 27. More...

Mackinaw City Recreation Center Repurposed To Offer New Options

The upgrading of the Mackinaw City Recreation Complex at 507 West Central Avenue has been completed as the village strives to expand the building’s recreation options and rebrand the structure as an all-purpose venue for both the enjoyment of r More...

‘Parents, Know What Apps Your Children Are Using,’ Michigan State Police Advise

Police are advising parents to be aware of the social networking applications, or “apps,” their children and teens use online, because they can result in youth finding themselves in unsafe situations.  More...

For the Record...

In the March 23 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article titled “Taxi Regulations, Spring Cleanup Are Discussed by Council,” it was mistakenly stated that Sherolyn Litzner is the operator of the Straits Taxi Service, but Ms. More...

County Approves Business Loop Easements

The state highway department will gain easements to three properties along the north end of the I- 75 business loop in St. 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...

April 19 Fish Fry Fundraiser To Benefit Parade

A fish fry to benefit the Mackinaw Memorial Parade in May will be Wednesday, April 19, 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...

Soo Locks Open, 2017 Great Lakes Shipping Season Begins

The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie opened Saturday, March 25, marking the beginning of the 2017 Great Lakes shipping season.  More...

Trafficking Presentation Will Be Held April 11 in St. Ignace

A presentation on human trafficking will be offered Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Quality Inn on Boulevard Drive in St. Ignace. More...

Rivera To Study AP Computer Science in Philadelphia

Mackinaw City Public Schools teacher Lisa Rivera has been selected to travel to Philadelphia in August to learn the curriculum to teach the school’s new Advance Placement Computer Science class. More...

Dodgeball Tournament Set at Little Bear East Arena April 14

A dodgeball tournament is coming up at St. Ignace, and is open to everyone. The Battle at the Bridge Dodgeball Tournament will be at Little Bear East Arena and Community Center Friday, April 14, at 6 p.m. Hosted by the St. More...

St. Ignace Job Fair Will Be Held April 11 at Little Bear East Arena

The St. Ignace Job Fair will take place Tuesday, April 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center at 275 Marquette Street in St. Ignace.  More...

Mackinaw Raptor Fest Coming Up April 7-8 in Mackinaw City

The second annual Mackinaw Raptor Fest is coming up in Mackinaw City from Friday, April 7, through Sunday, April 9. Preregistration is required to attend all parts of the event with 180 spaces available and about 160 already filled. More...

Falling Ice Results in Mackinac Bridge Closure March 24

A freezing rainstorm moved through the Straits area Friday, March 24, and the icy buildup that resulted led to a closure of three hours and 39 minutes at the Mackinac Bridge. The closure ran from 1:33 p.m. to 5:12 p.m. More...

DNR Seeks To Improve Deer Wintering Habitat in Upper Peninsula

Private landowners interested in maintaining or improving deer wintering habitat can learn how they can help, and about cost-share programs, at a meeting Tuesday, April 4, at the Kinross Township Hall, hosted by the Michigan Department of Natural Res More...

Lions Club Seeks LaPonsie Award Nominations

The Rudyard Lions Club will present an annual Russell LaPonsie Community Service Award to a graduating senior from Rudyard High School who has shown a commitment to community service throughout the course of their high school career.   More...


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