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Hospital Officials Discuss How To Address Problems Facing Rural Healthcare

Health care remains a hot topic. Not just because of the political climate, but because it effects each and every one of us. Insurance rates, drug costs, and legal issues combine to make it a complex issue. More...

Sault Musician Returns From Nashville for Concert

Melissa Lee Zenker, a 21-year-old musician who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, will return to her hometown from Nashville for a concert and the release of her first album Saturday, April 15, at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. More...

St. Andrew Trial Preliminary Court Date Is Set For April 11

Tuesday, April 11, has been set as the court date for the preliminary hearing of Jacobb St. Andrew of St. Ignace, who is charged with the murder of Barbara Trainor- Hoyt of St. Ignace. Mrs. More...

Insley Hired as City’s New Clerk, Treasurer; Trash Removal Rates To Increase

Assistant City Clerk Andrea Insley has been designated to replace Reneé Vonderwerth as city clerk, treasurer, and finance officer upon Mrs. Vonderwerth’s retirement at the end of the year. More...

Retired State Employees Will Meet at Highland Golf Club

The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will meet Monday, May 1, at noon at the Highland Golf Club seven miles west of Escanaba. All members and guests may attend. More...

Peter Goehring To Perform at Library April 9 in Cedarville

Peter Goehring of Hessel will perform and play the hammered dulcimer Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville. Mr. Goehring has been making and playing the instrument since the mid-1980s. More...

Arnold Freight Company Makes Plans for Summer With Focus on Freight

The 2017 season will be like none before for the Arnold Freight Company, as the Mackinac Island transit firm focuses solely on freight operations, since the sale of its passenger service to Star Line last fall. More...

Program Enables Teachers, Students To Learn New Technology for the Classroom - Free Access

In a world so dependent upon technology, and with regular technological advances, schools of the Eastern Upper Peninsula are providing teachers and students with technology to integrate into the classroom. More...

Sportsmen’s Club Plans Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser To Be April 22

The Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club will sponsor a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday, April 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MI Patio Bar and Grill in St. Ignace. More...

Writers Retreat Is Planned at Curtis May 4-7

The North of 45 Retreat for Writers will be Thursday, May 4, through Sunday, May 7, hosted by the Erickson Center for the Arts and Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn, both in Curtis. The Erickson Center is the primary sponsor.   More...

Community Development Mini-grants Program Will Continue

The Community Development Mini-Grants program will continue in 2017, according to the Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission. More...

Blood Drives Will Be At Cedarville and St. Ignace

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Cedarville Tuesday, April 18, from noon to 5:45 p.m., at the Clark Township Community Center at 133 East M- 134.  A blood drive will also be held in St. More...

St. Ignace, Drummond Island Prepare for Jeep the Mac April 21

The Jeep the Mac all-Jeep crossing of the Mackinac Bridge, and the start of spring events in St. Ignace, is inching ever closer. More...

St. Ignace Library Hosts Silent Auction, Student Study Time

The Friends of the St. Ignace Public Library will begin their annual silent auction Wednesday, April 5, at the library. The auction will end with an open house Thursday, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  More...

McCarthy To Head Up Three Shores CISMA

Mike McCarthy (left) and Nick Cassel of Three Shores CISMA visited St. Ignace Thursday, March 30. They often work in the St. More...

United Way Plans Volunteer Lunch

The United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula will celebrate National Volunteer Week by hosting a volunteer recognition luncheon Tuesday, April 11, at the Cisler Center at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,410 for Month of March

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,410 for the month of March. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt Will Host Local Office Hours April 13

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Thursday, April 13, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Driftwood Restaurant in St. Ignace. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of March 27 through April 2, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to eight property damage crashes throughout the county, six of which involved car and deer. More...

For the Record...

A name was published incorrectly in a Les Cheneaux column of social news in the March 30 issue. It is Pat Lofdahl, not Pat Duncan, who is a patient at Tendercare in Sault Ste. Marie.   More...

Rudyard Boy Scouts Visit State Capitol in Lansing

Boy Scouts from Troop 122 based in Rudyard (from left) Jasper Lieurance, Brenden Durussel, Wyatt Hunt, Brode Hunt, Jackson Wilson, and Caleb Lieurance visit Speaker Pro Tempore Lee Chatfield on the House floor at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing More...

Local Deer Habitat Program To Begin April 29

The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District has been awarded a Deer Habitat Improvement Partnership Initiative grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.  More...

Labor and Human Trafficking Presentation Will Be April 11

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...

Rudyard’s Karen Perkins Is Representing Michigan in America’s Greatest School Nurse Contest

“America’s Greatest School Nurse” might reside in one of America’s smallest towns, right here in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Spring Thaw Interrupts Mail Service on East Lake Road

Every spring as the temperature warms, residents on East Lake Road in Brevort Township find themselves waiting days for their mail. More...

Graymont Chooses LSSU as Grant Administrator

Lake Superior State University will be the grant administrator this year for the Community Development Fund grants from Graymont Mining Company.  Last year, the distribution of the grants was handled by Mackinac Economic Alliance, which declined More...

Rudyard Robotics in Good Position To Qualify for State Finals after LSSU Competition

Other Local Teams Compete This Week

Brimley, Cedarville, Newberry, Pickford, Rudyard, and Sault Ste. Marie competed in their second robotics competition of the season Thursday, March 30, to Saturday, April 1, at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) in Sault Ste. Marie.  More...

Putting EUP Internet on the Map – Data Mapping Should Lead to Improved Service

The quest to improve and expand Internet access in the Eastern Upper Peninsula has taken a step forward with the compiled and mapped results of a broadband survey by the Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning and Development Commission.  More...

Stefanski Named Regional Athletic Director of Year

Adam Stefanski, a coach, athletic director, and assistant principal at Mackinaw City Public Schools, has been selected as Regional Athletic Director of the Year by the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Michigan’s pro More...

Moran Township Board of Trustees To Meet at Tubing Hill April 5

The Moran Township Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, will be held at Doc Holle’s Silver Mountain Tubing Hill at W1931 Cheeseman Road in St. Ignace, not the township hall. More...

Cedarville Library To Host Folk Singer April 17

The Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville will host folk singer and storyteller Adam Miller Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m.  An autoharpist, Mr. Miller accompanies his baritone voice with finger-picking acoustic guitar and autoharp. More...


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