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Les Cheneaux: Peter Goehring and the Unique And Lively Sounds of the Hammered Dulcimer

The sounds of the hammered dulcimer rang out with gusto in the silent library, but somehow even at high volume, the rhythms and melodies brought a soothing, meditative tone. More...

Cloverland Electric Cooperative Announces Board Candidates

Cloverland Electric Cooperative has seven members running for three board seats in 2017. The ballots will be mailed to all members in May. Members of the cooperative vote for a member to represent them on the board of directors. More...

St. Ignace DDA Meeting Has Been Rescheduled for April 20

Because of the Good Friday holiday, the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority meeting has been rescheduled from Friday, April 14, to Thursday, April 20, at 8 a.m. at City Hall.  The meeting is open to the public.   More...

City To See Council Seats on Ballot

In the City of St. Ignace, three city council seats and the mayoral seat will be up for election this year.  At a council work session Monday, April 10, Councilman Steven Paquin announced that he will not run for reelection this year. More...

Dockside Display for Historic Replica Welcome Gets ZBA Approval in Mackinaw City

The plan to display the historic replica sloop Welcome on the waterfront in downtown Mackinaw City is moving forward, after the Village Council approved a variance for it during a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday, April 6. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of April 3 through April 9, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to three property damage crashes throughout the county, all of which involved car and deer.&nb More...

For the Record...

In the April 6 issue, it was incorrectly stated that the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association named Munising as the Class C girls basketball team of the year. The St. Ignace Saints are the Class C team of the year. More...

Learning About Birds of Prey, Raptor Fest Draws A Crowd in Mackinaw City

The second annual Mackinaw City Raptor Fest took place in Mackinaw City Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, with strong attendance and good weather combining for a successful program about the birds of prey that live and migrate in the area. More...

Child Found After Wandering Into Woods Sunday

A local five-year-old boy was found unharmed after he became separated from his parents while fishing in Brevort River Sunday, April 9. The child had lost his glasses and went into the nearby woods to look for them. More...

Cedarville’s Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools district has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. More...

Easter Bunny Is Coming to Naubinway April 15

This coming Saturday, April 15, the Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance at the park at the Naubinway Marina. Once again, the Big Mack Pack Snowmobile Club will sponsor his appearance and an Easter egg hunt. All children are welcome.  More...

Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet Set for May 13

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will hold its 15th annual conservation and sportsmen’s banquet Saturday, May 13, at Little Bear East Arena and Community Center at 275 Marquette Street in St. Ignace. More...

Cedarville Library To Host Children’s Programs

Children age five and younger are invited to a program at the Les Cheneaux Community Library every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Learning about music, art, nursery rhymes, and the alphabet will be presented. More...

Discussion Continues About New Cedarville Store

Discussion is continuing in Cedarville about the proposed development of a new Dollar General store in the community. More...

St. Ignace Library To Host Folk Singer Adam Miller April 13

The St. Ignace Public Library will host folk singer and storyteller Adam Miller Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. Mr. Miller sings and performs lively finger-picking acoustic guitar and autoharp melodies. More...

LaSalle High School Shield Robotics Team Tests Its Skills in Shepherd Competition

The LaSalle High School Shield robotics team tested its skills at Shepherd over the weekend, Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, finishing in 17th place and being chosen to be part of an alliance during the competition.  Merlin Doran is lead More...

Easter Services Are Planned at Wildwood Mennonite Church

Wildwood Mennonite Church will celebrate Easter at worship services Sunday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and children’s activities will be offered from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. More...

Raider Robotics of DeTour Compete in Final Competition in Marysville

Raider Robotics of DeTour competed in their final competition, Thursday, April 6, to Saturday, April 8, in Marysville. They finished with a record of 5-7 and qualified 27th of 40 teams. More...

Moran Township Says No to Possibility of Medical Marijuana-related Businesses

Board Sees Updated Ski Hill Property

A resolution that could have allowed for the opening of medical marijuana-related businesses in Moran Township was voted down by its Board of Trustees Wednesday, April 5. More...

St. Ignace Eighth Grade Girls Place First at Pi Day Competition

A team of five eighth grade girls from St. More...

Downtown Pinwheel Parade Is Planned For April 27 at St. Ignace

To mark April as Child Abuse Awareness Month, a pinwheel parade will be held in St. Ignace Thursday, April 27, from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children and chaperones will walk from the St. Ignace Marina starting at 9:45 a.m. More...

Volunteers Needed for National Forest ‘Cleanup Day’ May 6

Volunteers are needed to join in the annual Hiawatha National Forest “Cleanup Day” near St. Ignace Saturday, May 6, starting at 9 a.m. More...

Could Recent Trump Order Reverse Need To Shut Down Presque Isle Power Plant?

Cloverland Electric is hopeful that a recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump could reverse the decision made by Wisconsin Energy to close the Presque Isle Power Plant (PIPP) by 2020, which Cloverland says will ultimately cost its loc More...

Mackinac Island Ponders Protection of Motor Vehicle Ban

Electric scooters and other vehicles to accommodate people with handicaps are coming under increased scrutiny on Mackinac Island, as the city sees growing conflicts between its ban on motorized vehicles and its duty to provide transportation for visi More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt Will Host Office Hours April 13 in St. Ignace

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...

Vendors Share Their Products, Talents, and Skills at the St. Ignace Home Show

Kyle Hansut (left) and Andy Whitmore of Indian River Sports Center provided information about recreational vehicles at the St. Ignace Home Show. More...

Restaurant Workshop Will Be April 25

A restaurant workshop is planned for Tuesday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the basement of the Huntington Bank Building at 511 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie. Admission is $25 per person. More...

Troopers Call Attention to Distracted Driving

Police are reminding drivers that “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” during national Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.  More...

Mackinac County Continues To Investigate Attempted Abduction

Deputies from the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate an attempted child abduction that occurred Monday, March 27, at Engadine. More...

Lohff Sees Opportunity for Hands-on Education as Island School Superintendent

Robert Lohff returns to Mackinac Island with a commitment to give each student the opportunity to excel in school.  “I want to try to reach every kid,” he says, and the district’s small size, 68 students in K-12, means he and t More...

Library To Host Folk Singer Miller April 20

The Engadine Library will host folk singer and storyteller Adam Miller Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m.  Mr. Miller accompanies his baritone voice with finger-picking acoustic guitar and autoharp.  The concert is free and open to the public. More...

Churches Hosting Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

An Easter egg hunt will be held for children through sixth grade Saturday, April 15, at St. Ignace Elementary School, beginning at 1 p.m. More...

Social Media Workshop Set for Business Owners

Business owners in the community who would like to learn more about how to correctly market their products and services on social media have the opportunity to learn from an experienced business and marketing consultant. More...

Chamber of Commerce Dinner Will Be May 18

The annual St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce dinner will be Thursday, May 18, at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

Cottage Food Law Workshop Offered at Rudyard

A Cottage Food Law workshop will be offered at the Rudyard Township Hall Wednesday, April 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The class is sponsored by the Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) Food Safety Team and MSU Product Center. More...

Fish Fry Fundraiser To Benefit Mackinaw City Parade April 19

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...

Mackinac Island’s Great Lakers Robotics Places 28th in Competition at Shepherd

The Great Lakers robotics team from Mackinac Island made the long trip to the central Lower Peninsula at Shepherd over the weekend Friday, April 7, to Saturday, April 8, for a robotics competition, and took 28th place among 40 teams.  Susan Benn More...

Lajoie Family Scrapbook Shows A Picture of St. Ignace History

The first Lajoie in St. Ignace was Louis Bareilles dit Lajoie. Louis was born in Quebec, probably the son of Augustin Bareilles dit Lajoie and Euphrosine Belanger, from the Maskinonge area of Quebec. More...

Rudyard, Brimley Robotics Teams Qualify for State Finals

Robotics teams from three schools in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, The Rudyard Nerf Herders, The Deceivers of Brimley, and The Instigators from Sault Ste. Marie, have qualified for the state finals in robotics.  More...

Volunteers Needed for Jeep the Mac Dinner April 21

Volunteers are needed to help with a dinner for the Jeep the Mac participants Friday, April 21, at Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center in St. Ignace. Four bartenders are needed from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. More...

Straits Area Offers a Safe Harbor for Freighters

The Interlake Steamship Company freighter Lee A. More...

St. Ignace Library Hosts Silent Auction, Student Study Time

The Friends of the St. Ignace Public Library began 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...

Roller Thursdays Bring Open Skate Back to Little Bear Arena

A new “Roller Thursdays” program offers a chance for families and friends to spend time together while roller skating. The activity will be available Thursday, April 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

Blood Drives Will Be Held 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...


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