June 8, 2017 RSS feed / News

City Council Approves Football Field Lease; Auditor Says Finances Are Good

The St. Ignace City Council approved an extension of the St. Ignace Area Schools property lease used for its McCann Street Athletic Field, the home of the Saints football team, at its Monday, June 5, meeting. More...

No One Hurt as Pickup Trucks Collide on Mackinac Bridge

No one was hurt in a two-vehicle collision that closed the Mackinac Bridge for 2.5 hours early Sunday, June 4.  More...

Council To Narrow Candidate Field for Second Interviews

At a work session scheduled for Monday, June 12, the St. Ignace City Council will discuss the field of candidates for city manager and select three of them for a second round of interviews. More...

Six Graduates From Mackinaw City Say Farewell to High School Years

The six students in the Mackinaw City Class of 2017 said farewell to their high school years before a gymnasium of their families, friends, and teachers Saturday, June 3, during the annual graduation ceremony. More...

Great Lakes Boat Builders Celebrate Commencement on Beautiful Day in Les Cheneaux

The 10th class of wooden boat builders was graduated from Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville Saturday, May 27, a perfect sunny day in the Les Cheneaux area. More...

Les Cheneaux Distillers Opens Its Doors, Offering Something New in Cedarville

A business partnership that has been working for more than a year to redesign a store building and secure permits to offer locally made beer and spirits has now opened its doors at Cedarville, and will employ 15 to 25 people. More...

Cameras To Be Installed on Cut River Bridge June 7

The Michigan Department of Transportation will install bridge monitoring equipment on the US-2 Cut River Bridge in Mackinac County Wednesday, June 7, and Thursday, June 8. More...

Kayaking Excursions, Wildlife Programs Among Aldo Leopold Festival Highlights

A group of kayakers take to the waters of Hessel Bay Friday, June 2, after getting lessons from Woods and Water Eco Tours instructor Joe LaFata. More...

Bob Tagatz To Speak at Mackinaw Library for Lecture Series June 12

Bob Tagatz, resident historian and concierge at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, will speak at the Mackinaw Area Historical Society’s monthly lecture series Monday, June 12, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

St. Ignace Road Work Continues

Road improvements are underway in St. Ignace, using taxes approved by voters in 2013. More...

Mackinac Island Documentaries To Air on Public Television June 8

Two documentaries featuring Mackinac Island will be aired on public television Thursday, June 8.  “Ice Bridge: Mackinac Island’s Hidden Season,” will be shown at 8 p.m. More...

Resurfacing Project Underway On M-80 in Chippewa County

Work was scheduled to begin Monday, June 5, for the project to resurface about eight miles of M- 80 from I-75 to M-129 in Chippewa County, apply pavement markings, and upgrade concrete sidewalk ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards More...

100 Plus Miles of ORV Trails To Open Soon in Mackinac County

Paul Gaberdial, Eastern Upper Peninsula trail coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, said he expects 108 miles of new offroad vehicle trails in Mackinac County to be open by mid-June.  More...

Repair Work Reveals History of St. Ignace Building

Sliva Construction crews removed part of the siding of the building on the corner of North State and Reagon streets Tuesday, May 30, for repair, revealing the wording spelled in brick on the original building, “Pemble Bros.” The site serv More...

Free Fishing Weekend Is June 10, 11

Free Fishing Weekend will be offered Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, in Michigan. Everyone in Michigan, including both residents and non-residents, can fish without a license. All other fishing regulations apply.   More...

1st Session for Railroad Grade Improvement Will Be June 14

The first visioning session for the recreation pathway will be Wednesday, June 14, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. Light snacks and soft drinks will be served. The meeting is open to the public.  More...

Rachel Blakley Is New 4-H Coordinator for Mackinac County

While 4-H has been around for years, “it isn’t just about raising animals and agriculture” any more, according to Rachel Blakley, the new 4-H program coordinator for Mackinac County.  More...

Reusch Offers Reading at Mackinaw City Library

The Mackinaw Area Public Library will host Michigan author Vincent Reusch Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the library for a reading of his Upper Peninsula-sets short story entitled “Plastic Fantastic.”  More...

45 Seniors Graduated from Rudyard High School; Look Forward to Future Plans

Family members, friends, and relatives were treated to musical selections, words of wisdom, and the usual pomp and ceremony as 45 seniors were graduated June 4 at Harris Kahl Gymnasium in Rudyard High School’s class of 2017.  More...

Sea Lamprey Control Planned for Brevort River

Lampricides will be applied to the Brevort River in Mackinac County to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom on or about Friday, June 16, through Friday, June 30, in accordance with state permits. More...

Annual Garage Sale Raises $2,400 for Homeless Pets

The Mackinac Animal Aid Association held its seventh annual Garage Sale fundraiser Saturday, June 3, raising more than $2,400.  “This was the second highest total raised since we started doing the garage sales,” said organizer Andy V More...

Mackinaw Pirate Ship Good Fortune Brings Family-friendly Fun to the Straits

Pirates are invading the Straits of Mackinac this spring and summer, but these pirates are all about fun and family.  “It will be like Disney on the Straits,” said Deidre Phillipson, the manager and head pirate for the Mackinaw Pirat More...

Les Cheneaux Lions Host Picnic During Aldo Leopold Festival

Les Cheneaux Lions Club members gathered early at the Cedarville park in preparation for the annual Aldo Leopold Community Picnic Sunday, June 4. More...

Show To Bring Cars, Music, Parade

St. Ignace Car Show June 22-24

A Detroit-based Motown group, Thrill and the Thrillettes, will join several northern Michigan bands as entertainment during the 42nd annual St. Ignace Car Show to take place Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 24. More...

Bridge Rally Will Begin Antique Car Show

Original and restored classic and antique vehicles will make their way in to St. Ignace for the 21st annual Antiques on the Bay show Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17. They will be displayed to the public all day Saturday at the St. More...

Big Mac Bicycle Tour Coming Up This Weekend

The Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour will take place this weekend, including a bicycle ride through northern Michigan Saturday, June 10, before a special bicycle crossing of the Mackinac Bridge Sunday morning, June 11. More...

April Wine To Perform at St. Ignace Casino June 24

Canadian rock band April Wine and rock performer Lita Ford will begin the 2017 Summer Concert Series at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. More...

Enbridge Energy Prepares for Line 5 Pipeline Hydrostatic Testing

At right: This large water tank has been constructed on Enbridge Energy property alongside Boulevard Drive in Moran Township in advance of the company’s upcoming hydrostatic tests on its Line 5 pipeline underneath the Straits of Mackinac. More...

Oldest Active Freighter Sails Through Straits of Mackinac

On a weekend often dedicated in the Straits of Mackinac area to looking back at history, it was only fitting that Saturday afternoon, May 27, saw the steam-powered lake freighter Alpena sail through the area. 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...


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