May 11, 2017 RSS feed / News

Proposed Senate Bill Would Allow School Districts To Open Before Labor Day

Newly proposed legislation would allow schools to begin before Labor Day as early as the 2017-2018 school year, reversing a Michigan law that has been on the books for the past 12 years. More...

Eric Blubaugh Appointed To 91st District Court

Eric Blubaugh has been appointed to the 91st District Court by Governor Rick Snyder. The appointment was announced Monday, May 8. Mr. Blubaugh fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Elizabeth Church. More...

Mackinaw City Larceny Leads to St. Ignace Arrest in State Park

A larceny in Mackinaw City Sunday, May 7, resulted in an arrest across the Mackinac Bridge in St. Ignace at the Straits State Park. The suspect’s name has not been released to the public, as he has yet to be arraigned.  More...

Erickson Center for the Arts Plans May 20 Fashion Show

The Erickson Center for the Arts will host a fashion show Saturday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m. at the Erickson Center in Curtis. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for children. Lunch and tea will be served. More...

Essence of Emmet Magazine Series Concludes with Modern History Issue

The four-part Essence of Emmet magazine series that focused on the history of Emmet County and its communities has reached its conclusion with the publication of the final issue in early 2017. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of May 1 through May 7, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies investigated a larceny complaint.  • Deputies investigated two separate cases involving operating More...

Mackinaw City Chamber Moves To New Office; Zook Resigns

The summer of 2017 will be one of change for the Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce. More...

FeedEUP Will Be New Program Bringing Food to Local Area

Feeding America West Michigan will implement a new program known as FeedEUP, which aims to bring needed food to families living in the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District. More...

Volunteers Help To Clean Up Hiawatha Forest

Volunteers from around Mackinac and nearby counties, lower Michigan, and the Coast Guard were among those who gathered Saturday, May 6, at Castle Rock for the annual Hiawatha National Forest cleanup day. More...

St. Ignace Residents Volunteer To Take On Spring Cleanup Throughout City

Above: Local residents (front, from left) Alicia Garen, Sarah Doran, and Allison Colegrove; (back) Nicole Garen, Mark Meade, Steve Ingalls, Gary Sorenson, and Nick Adams gather at St. More...

LSSU President Thomas Pleger Passes Away Unexpectedly

Lake Superior State University President Thomas Pleger passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 7, after undergoing brain surgery in Petoskey. He was 48.  More...

New Job Olympics Program Helps To Teach Local Students Life Skills

At the end of the Job Olympics, several students earned medals for their achievements at the various stations. More...

Splash of Color Fun Run and Walk Aids Rudyard Swimming Pool

The fifth annual Splash of Color Fun Run and Walk at Rudyard will be Sunday, June 11, at 1:30 p.m., sponsored by the Rudyard Pool Committee and hosted by the Rudyard Township Park Board. It will begin and end at the Rudyard Township Park. 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...

Chamber Participates in Highway Cleanup

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce held a Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-AHighway cleanup activity Tuesday, May 2, when a group of eight people collected 34 bags of roadside litter. More...

Bike Friendly Soo Seeks To Improve Community

Bike Friendly Soo, a new community group in Sault Ste. Marie, is inviting community members to find out more about it during two free events at Lake Superior State University: a showing of the movie “Bikes vs. More...

Planning Commission Schedules Final Meeting on Signage

People in St. Ignace can share their ideas and suggestions about current downtown signage and sign ordinances when the St. Ignace Planning Commission have their final stakeholders meeting Wednesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the St. More...

U.P. Residents Could Face Higher Flight Costs Under Budget Plan

Michigan residents and several airports might feel the pinch from a cut in federal funding for the Essential Air Services (EAS) Program under the budget blueprint proposed in March by President Donald Trump and later revised by Congress.  More...

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Will Be This Saturday

The Stamp Out Hunger food drive will be Saturday, May 13. More...

Voters Approve EUP School Millage Renewals in May 2 Local Elections

Voters by wide margins approved millage renewals for the Les Cheneaux Community Schools and De- Tour Area Schools and an override of Headlee Amendment limitations for Pickford Public Schools in area elections held Tuesday, May 2.  More...

High School CTE Program Millage Passes on Mackinac Island with 56%

Mackinac Island voters favored a proposition to launch a high school regional career and technical education program for the Eastern Upper Peninsula by a 59-45 margin, or 56%, in the Tuesday, May 2, election. More...

Public Invited to North Country Trail Walks, Upper Peninsula Hiking Rendezvous

Walks along the North County National Scenic Trail and a talk by veteran hiker and film-maker Alex Maier will be featured at the Saturday, May 13, Eastern Upper Peninsula Hiking Rendezvous that begins at noon at the Castle Rock Trailhead on Castle Ro More...

‘Paper Tigers’ Documentary To Be Shown at St. Ignace Library

“Paper Tigers,” a documentary film directed by James Redford, will be shown Wednesday, May 17, at the St. Ignace Public Library, and again Wednesday, May 31, at the St. Ignace Middle School cafeteria. Both showings will be at 6 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce Dinner Will Be Held on May 18

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

Outdoors: Where People Are, The Wrens Are Not Found

That short burst of tweets you hear from wrens might be the best way to tell if they’re near, but it isn’t the only way.  More...

Pickford Public Schools Presents An Evening With the Arts May 16

Pickford Public Schools presents “An Evening With The Arts” Tuesday, May 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be displays from the art classes and FCCLA. The Robo Panthers will offer a hands-on robotics demonstration. More...

Michigan Farmers Will Soon Begin Planting Acres of Corn

Soon Michigan farmers will start planting millions of acres of corn, cultivating what has become a billion dollar business in the state. Farming is one of the top three industries in Michigan, and corn one of the top crops.  More...

St. Ignace, Gros Cap, Cedarville Schools Announce Honor Roll

St. Ignace Elementary and Middle School   Third Quarter  More...

St. Ignace Planning Commission Discusses Sign Ordinance, Possible Blight Issues

The continuing development of a new sign ordinance was the dominant topic of discussion at the Tuesday, May 2, meeting of the St. Ignace Planning Commission. More...

Rudyard Robotics Team Earns Judges’ Award

Seventeen students and six adults left Rudyard High School at 3 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, for a 12-hour trip to St. Louis, Missouri, for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Championship, Rudyard’s first world robotics competition. More...

Clark Township Fire Department Seeking Additional Volunteers

The Clark Township Volunteer Fire Department is looking to add additional members. More...

St. Ignace Fire Department Conducts Training With New Skid Unit

At right: The St. More...

Students Impress Audience at Spring Spectauclar

Engadine Students again impressed their proud parents and other local residents at the community’s Spring Spectacular, an annual extravaganza that’s a combination talent show and fundraiser which benefits education and school sports.  More...

Les Cheneaux Geranium Sale To Take Orders Until May 15

The deadline to pre-order geraniums and American flags in Les Cheneaux Beautification Committee’s tenth annual sale is Monday, May 15. Items may be picked up at Cedarville Foods parking lot Saturday, May 27, from 8 a.m. More...


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