May 4, 2017 RSS feed / News

Speed Limits Will Soon Increase on 1,500 Miles of Michigan Highways

Speed limits for 1,500 miles of Michigan highways, including I-75 from Bay City to Mackinaw City and St. Ignace to Sault Ste. Marie, will soon increase as the result of a bill passed by lawmakers and signed into law late in 2016.  More...

Local Vietnam Era Veterans To Be Honored May 20 in St. Ignace

Local veterans who served during the Vietnam War era are invited to take part in a special ceremony in St. Ignace to honor their service to the country. The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration is open to any veteran of the U.S. More...

Pipeline Safety Advisory Board Will Meet in June in Petoskey

The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board will meet Monday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Petoskey Middle School in Petoskey. There will be a public comment period from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Drama Club To Present Play This Weekend

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools Drama Club will present “Footloose/Remix” Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in the Cedarville Schools old gymnasium. More...

MSHS Foundation To Host Geranium Sale Fundraiser

Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation’s annual geranium sale will be Friday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The geraniums, which cost $4.50 each, will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. More...

Local School Districts Announce 2017 Commencement Dates

Local high school graduations will take place in May and June, with the earliest Saturday, May 20. DeTour Arts and Technology seniors will walk in the combined graduation ceremony that day with DeTour High School students beginning at 2 p.m.  More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of April 24 through April 30, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to two property damage crashes.  • Deputies investigated two separate reports of m More...

City Council, Companies Seek Solution To Get Rid of Smelly Trash Bins at Dock

The ongoing issue of dumpsters full of Mackinac Island garbage being left at the Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry dock in St. Ignace led to a discussion on what can be done about it at the St. Ignace City Council’s Monday, May 1, meeting. More...

LaSalle High School Inducts New Class Into National Honor Society

LaSalle High School inducted a new class into the Prentiss M. Brown Chapter of the National Honor Society Monday, April 10, in the high school cafeteria. More...

EUP Intermediate School District Honors Area Employees of the Year

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District’s employees of the year were announced in Sault Ste. More...

Sanborn Is Manager at Hiawatha Club

Doug Sanborn is the new manager at the Hiawatha Sportsman’s Club. More...

Remote Controlled Racers Speed Through Spring Fling at St. Ignace

Spring Fling racers control their vehicles from an elevated platform as their short-course trucks rocket around the track during the event at the Kewadin Shores Casino. More...

Volunteers Needed for Spring Cleanup Day May 6

A spring cleanup day will rely on volunteers improving their town by picking up trash that has accumulated over the winter Saturday, May 6, at St. Ignace.  More...

Grant for Cedarville Harbor Project Approved

A grant agreement for the upcoming Cedarville Harbor construction project was approved by the Clark Township Board of Trustees at its Wednesday morning, April 19, meeting. More...

Mackinaw City Color Fun Run Will Be Saturday

The fourth annual Mackinaw City Magical Color Fun Run will be Saturday morning, May 6. The rain-or-shine event will feature both a 5K fun and one mile walk.  More...

Kwiatkowski Will Perform at Library May 7 in Cedarville

Gordon Kwiatkowski will perform Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville. Mr. Kwiatkowski plays classic Americana and folk music on ukulele, harmonica, and guitar. More...

Five Will Run for Three St. Ignace City Council Seats Nov. 7

The November 7 election will see St. Ignace city voters electing a mayor and three city council representatives. More...

Northern Michigan Correctional Facilities Are More Than Just Prisons

Last year, under very unfortunate circumstances, state leaders closed the Pugsley Correctional Facility to help balance the budget.  More...

Treasurer Strickland Reelected To MTA Board of Directors

Newton Township Treasurer Marilyn Strickland will continue to represent township officials in Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, and Schoolcraft counties as District 4 director on the Michigan Townships Association Board of Directors. Ms. More...

St. Ignace Lions Club Will Host Auction May 6

Two of the cupcakes for sale at the St. Ignace Lions Club fundraiser Saturday, May 6, will have a special proclamation baked in them, said Lions Club member and chair Kayla Pelter. There will be 60 cupcakes sold, at $5 each. More...

Downtown St. Ignace Pinwheel Parade Puts Focus on Preventing Child Abuse

St. Ignace Police Chief Mark Wilk waves from his police vehicle to children taking part in the pinwheel parade against child abuse and neglect Thursday, April 27. The St. More...

Jackson Man Arrested After DeTour Road Rage Incident

A man from Jackson was arrested in Chippewa County Wednesday, April 26, on felony firearm and drug charges after a road rage incident near DeTour. Christopher Wayne Strine, 30, was arraigned in Sault Ste. More...

For the Record...

In the April 27 article called “Jeep the Mac Grows in Popularity,” two photographs and their captions did not match correctly in the newspaper’s print edition. More...

Kiwanis Club Presents Money Management to LaSalle High School Seniors

Seniors at LaSalle High School had an opportunity to learn about money management, credit cards, filing taxes, and other everyday financial matters at a workshop presented by the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club at school Wednesday, April 12.  More...

Fundraiser Will Be May 12 in Cedarville for Dunn

A whitefish dinner and silent auction to raise money to aid local resident Randy Dunn will take place Friday, May 12, in Cedarville from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Union Church. Donations will be accepted at the door. More...

Les Cheneaux Lions Aid Girl Scouts

Les Cheneaux Lions Club president Greg Wagner (right) presents a check in the amount of $300 Monday, April 10, to troop leader Becky Harrison, who accepted the donation on behalf of Les Cheneaux area Girl Scouts Troop 5183. More...

MEA Will Offer Business Workshop Tuesday

Business Professionals Will Be Presenters in Program at St. Ignace

Mackinac Economic Alliance will sponsor a workshop for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs Tuesday, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the St. Ignace Public Library. The topic is “How to Start and Grow Your Business.”   More...

Mackinac Economic Alliance Wants To Set Up Mentoring, Hire New Director

Offers May 9 Business Workshop At St. Ignace

Among efforts underway now by the Mackinac Economic Alliance is the search for a new director to lead the economic development group based in Mackinac County, along with its initiatives to develop more affordable housing and better Internet access in More...

Program Offers Assistance with Car Seats

At right: Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Isaac Harrigan helps St. More...

Chamber of Commerce Will Host Community Breakfast

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce annual Community Breakfast will be Thursday, May 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Mackinaw Reception and Conference   Center in St. Anthony Catholic Church at 600 West Central Avenue. 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. Volunteers will meet at the Castle Rock parking lot, rain or shine. More...

Scrapbook Crafters Join Together To Raise Funds for St. Ignace Food Pantry

Crafters gathered at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Wednesday, April 19, to finish projects and raise funds for the St. Ignace Food Pantry. “St. More...


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