April 20, 2017 RSS feed / News

Mackinac Bridge Authority To Conduct Rescue Training April 19

A rescue training exercise will take place at the Mackinac Bridge Wednesday, April 19, in preparation for the project to repaint the north tower.  More...

City of St. Ignace Bulk Item Pickup Will Be Held on May 13

The bulk item pickup in the City of St. Ignace will be Saturday, May 13, for city residential customers only. All bulk items must be placed to the curb by 6 a.m. Up to three items are allowed per address.  More...

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs To Aid United Way May 6 and 7

A Children’s Theatre Performance will benefit United Way of the Eastern Upper Peninsula in May in Sault Ste. Marie. More...

Volunteers Needed for Jeep the Mac Dinner April 21 in St. Ignace

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...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of April 10 through April 16, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to two property damage crashes in the county.  • Deputies responded to a trespass More...

Pickford Elementary Announces March Students of the Month

Students of the Month for March at Pickford Elementary School are (back row, from left) Jonas Rivers (second grade), Gunner Bennin (third grade), Keira Lofdahl (fourth grade), Owen McConkey (fourth grade), Maddison Fox (fifth grade), Allison Waybrant More...

Earth Day Presentations Planned in Cheboygan April 22 Include Sea Lamprey Display

Earth Day will be celebrated around the world Saturday, April 22, and a celebration in the local area will take place in Cheboygan that day with the Earth Week Plus Expo from 11:30 a.m. More...

Fundraiser Will Aid Tricia Smith and Family

First Union Church in Cedarville will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Tricia (nee St. Onge) Smith and her family Saturday, April 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church at 179 Hodeck Street. The dinner includes a salad bar and dessert. More...

American Legion Posts To Gather With Legislators

The Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts will sponsor a legislative dinner Saturday, May 6, at the American Legion Post 21 at 212 Washington Avenue in Iron River. It is open to the public.  More...

American Red Cross Blood Drive To Be Held at St. Ignace April 25

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in St. Ignace Tuesday, April 25, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the St. Ignace United Methodist Church at 615 US Highway 2 West.   More...

Bozek Loses Life in Logging Accident North of Engadine

A logging accident took the life of Frank Bozek, 74, of Engadine Wednesday, April 12, north of Engadine near the Luce County Line in Garfield Township.  Deputies were called to the scene just after noon near Brown Road and M-117, where Mr. More...

Mackinac Island Eyes Expansion of Its Busy Recycling Program, Reduces Waste

On Mackinac Island, recycling is far more than an environmental concern. More...

Retired School Personnel Will Meet April 27

The Chippewa-Mackinac Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet Thursday, April 27, at noon for lunch, a business meeting, and a program at the Rudyard Township Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail in Rudyard. More...

Brass Band Presents Concert April 30 in St. Ignace

The Northern Michigan Brass Band, directed by Ralph Schweigert, will present a concert Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. at St. Ignace United Methodist Church. Tickets will be available at the door. More...

Kayaker Visits Mackinaw City in Bid To Circumnavigate Lakes

Kayak racer Traci Lynn Martin is sailing around the edges of all five Great Lakes this year. More...

County Discusses Sheriff’s Office Wages, New Wall Project in Courtroom

Commissioners Investigate Concern About Shelter Staffing

At the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday, April 13, Sheriff’s Office representatives were in attendance to investigate the possibility of an increase in wages. More...

New St. Ignace Police Car Enters Service

St. Ignace Police Department Sergeant Allen Mitchell with the department’s new Ford Police Interceptor Sedan police car Friday, April 14, on Reagon Street. More...

Mobile Pantry To Distribute Food on April 27

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace Thursday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. The LaSalle High School Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the St. More...

PC Pirates Face Off Against Inland Lakes

Friday, April 14, the Pickford/Cedarville Pirates had the tough task of opening their softball season against the Inland Lakes Bulldogs, the Division 4 State Finalist runners-up from 2016. More...

St. Ignace Golfers Take First Place as a Team

The St. Ignace Saints golf team took first place in their first match Saturday, April 15, at Indian River Golf Club, winning the eight-team event by five strokes. St. More...

Mackinaw City Comets Prepare for Softball Season

The Mackinaw City Lady Comets softball team hits the field with no seniors, and with one eighth-grader on the roster this year. Nine of their 10 players return from last year. More...

DNR EUP Citizens Advisory Council To Meet April 20

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council will hear an update on cormorant control efforts, the status of wolf legislation, and several subcommittee reports on issues ranging from deer to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) More...

Green and Gold Revue Will Be Highlight at Engadine Saturday

About 10 years ago, some people with a love for the Engadine school district had an idea to raise some money: They would put on a huge extravaganza. Their idea took hold and that first year was incredible. More...

Shepler’s Ferry Upgrades The Hope and Felicity in Preparation for 2017 Season

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry has upgraded two of its boats for the season ahead, and plans more departures from its Mackinaw City dock this season. More...

Downtown Car Accident Claims Life of St. Ignace Resident

An early morning crash Wednesday, April 12, took the life of St. Ignace resident Jennifer Foster. More...

Remote-Controlled Car Race Coming Up at Casino April 29

The 17th Annual Spring Fling remote controlled car races will take place at the Kewadin Shores Casino Saturday, April 29. More...

Dennis Bradley To Retire From Park Service, Island Airport After Four Decades

Mackinac Island Airport Assistant Manager Dennis Bradley will be retiring from his position in April. 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...

St. Ignace Planning Commission Continues New Master Plan Development

The continuing development of the new City of St. Ignace master plan was the main topic of discussion at the Tuesday, April 4, meeting of the planning commission. More...

‘Saints on the Move’ Afterschool Program Returns at St. Ignace

In its second year, the Saints on the Move afterschool program returns with hopes to teach children about the benefits of an active lifestyle. Organized by the Mackinac County Child Protection Roundtable at St. More...

Ships Carry Not Just Cargo, But Viruses, Into Great Lakes

Ballast water entering the Great Lakes from ships may contain viruses dangerous to wildlife and humans, according to a recent study published by the American Chemical Society.  More...

Rudyard Historical Society To Host Annual Auction April 29

The Rudyard Historical Society will sponsor its annual auction Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the Rudyard Community Center.  Donations may be brought to the township office at any time before the auction. Auctioneer is Henry Jarvie. More...

St. Ignace Lions Club To Host Pancake Breakfast April 23

The St. Ignace Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McDonald’s Restaurant in St. Ignace. Cost is $5 per person. Everyone is welcome.   More...

Goodman Receives Scholarship To Attend MSU

Kaitlyn Goodman of Rudyard, a senior at Sault Area High School, has been awarded a STARR Charitable Foundation Scholarship to attend Michigan State University.  More...

Mackinac Bands To Host Spring Gathering April 22 in St. Ignace

Mackinac Bands of Chippewa and Ottawa Indians will host a spring gathering Saturday, April 22, from noon to 7 p.m. at 15 Grondin Road in St. Ignace.   More...

St. Ignace Plans Downtown Yard Sale June 10

The St. Ignace Downtown Yard Sale will be Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on State Street. It offers an opportunity to shop at many individual yard sales in one location.   More...

Children Hear Easter Message, Hunt for Eggs in Program Hosted by Churches

At left: Pastor Mike Lane of Glen Memorial Baptist Church shares the Easter story with a group of children while parents, grandparents and others listen along in the hallway of St. More...

Easter Bunny Receives Warm Welcome in Naubinway; Children Enjoy Egg Hunt

Many who attended the annual Easter egg hunt at the park at the Naubinway Marina Saturday, April 15, must have thought that the Easter Bunny must have had a direct line to Mother Nature, as a light rain that had been falling all morning abated for th More...

Fat Tire Bikes Offer Year-around Transportation Option on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island has long been synonymous with horses, snowmobiles, and bicycles as the only forms of transportation, other than one’s own two feet. More...

Fisheries Workshop Will Be April 27

A Lake Huron Fisheries Workshop will be held Thursday, April 27, at the Clark Township Community Center in Cedarville beginning at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.  More...

Local Art Featured at Library Silent Auction

Paintings and photographs from local artists, along with books, movies, and even a portable charcoal grill, are currently up for bidding at the 14th annual silent auction at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

Mackinac Island Shares Drone Concerns

Mackinac Island’s unique character is often threatened by the demands of new technology, and drones are one of the newest popular gadgets to cause concern. More...

Engadine Eagles Athletes Honored With Basketball Awards April 6

Members of the Engadine Eagles basketball teams were honored with spring awards Thursday, April 6, at the Garfield Township Hall.  More...

Rudyard Wins Over Manistique in Softball

The Rudyard Lady Bulldogs were not able to practice on the field before their first game, but it didn’t seem to matter as they posted two wins over the Manistique Emeralds, 12-1 and 14-3, Wednesday, April 12, at Manistique.  More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Up 2.4% in March

Even with two partial closures, and one full closure owing to falling ice, 220,533 vehicles crossed the Mackinac Bridge in March, an increase of 2.4%, or 5,177 vehicles, over March last year.  Passenger vehicles towing trailers led the increase More...

Smelt Have Seen Drop in Population Due to Changes in the Great Lakes

With spring comes a lot of questions in the U.P. More...

Misconceptions About Wood-based Energy; Provides Many Benefits for Forest

For most Michigan residents, convenience and price will determine which fuel will heat and cool homes and businesses. For most, whatever is currently in a purchased building is what will be continued. 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...


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