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Car Customizer Jack Walker Will Be St. Ignace Show Guest of Honor June 24

Famed car customizer Jack Walker has attended the St. Ignace Car Show 15 times throughout his career, but his appearance at the 2017 show will mark the first time he has been honored as the event’s Guest of Honor. His long history in St. More...

At Rudyard, Co-op Has Been Community Hub for More Than 100 Years

The sign that welcomes motorists approaching town reads, “Rudyard. Small but friendly.”  More...

June 24 St. Ignace Car Show Will Feature Drag Racers, Funny Cars, Cacklefest

Next week’s St. Ignace Car Show will include a number of special guests, featured vehicles, and a “Cacklefest” to let the city hear the roar of classic drag racing cars. The main show display is Saturday, June 24.  More...

April Wine Cancels; Ford and Great White To Perform June 24

Performer Lita Ford and hard rock band Jack Russell’s Great White will begin the 2017 Summer Series at Kewadin Casino St. Ignace Saturday, June 24. More...

Astronomy Program Planned at St. Ignace Library for June 17

Kevin Manning, an astronomer, author, and national speaker, will present a program, “Look Up to the Stars,” Saturday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.   More...

11 Students Promoted From Gros Cap School; Look Forward to High School

Eleven eighth grade students were promoted from Gros Cap School in a ceremony Wednesday, June 7.  More...

St. Ignace Library To Host Speaker

The St. Ignace Public Library will host author and nurse Jaimee Gerrie for an evening presentation and book signing Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. Ms. More...

‘Lily’s Tale,’ ‘Lily’s Secret’ Are Newest Projects for Paula McNamara-Underwood

“Lily’s Tale” is the debut book of artist Paula McNamara-Underwood of St. Ignace.  The adventures of a curious little mouse all began last fall. Mrs. More...

DNR Advisory Council Meets in Alger County

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council meets in Munising Wednesday, June 14, to discuss North Country Trail benefits from Iron Belle Trail grants, proposed deer regulations, and a chronic wasting disease update. More...

Ranville Hired as New Visitors Bureau Director

Quincy Ranville is the newly hired director of the St. Ignace Visitors Bureau, and Bridgett Sorenson is the new assistant director.  More...

Lindsey Theut Graduated From Xavier College

Lindsey Theut was graduated Saturday, May 13, from Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, Arizona.  More...

Lighthouse Assembly Offers Vacation Bible School

Lighthouse Assembly of St. Ignace will host a “Cave Quest” Vacation Bible School from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 19, through Thursday, June 22. The program is for children from kindergarten through sixth grade and is free of charge. More...

Edelman, Schlehuber Named Students of the Month at LaSalle High School

Jade Edelman and Sam Schlehuber, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as May Students of the Month by school faculty.  Jade Edelman  More...

2017 Graduates May Apply for Masonic Lodge Scholarship

High school graduates from the Class of 2017 from Cedarville, De- Tour, Kinross (charter school), and Pickford are invited to apply for a $500 scholarship awarded by Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge 590 for post-secondary college or trade school.  More...

HONOR ROLL

DeTour Area Schools   Third Quarter  7th Grade: Isabella DePaul*, Austin Ellis, Claire Kuusinen*, Garrett Newell*, Maddison Shirey, Joseph Winkel*.  More...

Every Spring, History Brings Students to St. Ignace, Island

A long line of students gets off buses at the Star Line parking lot Thursday, May 25, to walk along State Street in downtown St. Ignace near the Marquette Museum of Ojibwa Culture, all part of a school field trip. More...

Cloverland Electric Cooperative Announces Election Results

William LaLonde of St. Ignace, John Sawruk of Sault Ste. Marie, and Virgil Monroe of Manistique were elected to the Cloverland Electric Cooperative board of directors in the annual membership election held during May. Mr. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of May 14 through May 21, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies investigated two larceny complaints.  • Deputies investigated a burglary in Clark Township.  More...

Trail 473 Bridge Replacement Forces Detour to Cut River Road

The bridge that services both State Forest Prout Road and Snowmobile Trail No. 473, which is used for many activities during the summer, is closed for replacement by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. More...

New St. Ignace Sailboat Race Will Debut on June 24

Saturday, June 24, will be a big day in St. Ignace, but not just for the expected reason. The day will see the community’s waterfront turn into a sparkling sea of car wax and roaring engines as owners compete for prizes in the 42nd annual St. More...

Fierce Storm Moves Through Straits; High Winds Cause Outages, Bridge Closure

A system of thunderstorms known as a squall line moved through the Straits area the afternoon of Sunday, June 11, bringing with it winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour, closing the Mackinac Bridge, uprooting trees, causing damage, and leaving thousands o More...

Adult Sewing Class To Be Held At Engadine Library

An adult beginning sewing class will be offered at the Engadine Library in six sessions beginning Monday, June 19, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The last class will be Monday, July 24. The instructor will be Rae Klobucher. More...

Yellow Pattern Spotted in Straits Waters Is Floating Pollen Clusters

Yellow patterns spotted in the water near the Mackinac Bridge Wednesday, June 7, were pollen blown onto the surface of the water, according to Mackinac Bridge Authority Executive Secretary   Bob Sweeney. More...

Tourism Bureau Reprints 23 Years of Lilac Posters

Every Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Poster since 1994 has been reprinted and all will be available for purchase from Island businesses as special souvenirs during this year’s 10-day run through Sunday, June 18.  The Mackinac Island Touris More...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival Underway

The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is underway this week, with the festival’s signature parade Sunday, June 18, at 4 p.m. on Main Street. More...

Two Luxury Cruise Ships Dock in St. Ignace and Mackinac Island

Two luxury cruise ships were docked in the Straits area Wednesday, June 7, drawing the interest of passersby. The Victory I was docked at Star Line Dock #2 (formerly state ferry dock 1) in St. Ignace, and the Pearl Mist was docked on Mackinac Island. More...

LaSalle High School Students Experience Europe Club Trip to Ireland, Wales, France

The LaSalle High School Europe Club took a trip to Europe over spring break, from March 20 to March 30. They visited Ireland, Wales, England, and Paris, France. More...

Bridge Traffic Reported Up 9.9% for April

April traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 9.9% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 249,221 vehicles crossed in April, compared to 226,833 in April 2016. More...

Wyatt Flatt Takes First Place in Essay Contest at Engadine

Wyatt Flatt, Kearra Paquin, and Caitlynn Gehrett of Engadine Consolidated Schools have been named local winners in the 48th annual America and Me Essay Contest. The three students earned first, second, and third place, respectively. More...

Antique, Collectible Appraiser To Be at Drummond, Cedarville

Antique and collectible appraiser Mark Moran will return to the Eastern U.P. for public appraisals at libraries in Cedarville, Drummond Island, and Sault Ste. Marie in late July under a program sponsored by Superior District Libraries.  More...

Volunteers Clear Overgrowth, Rake Leaves at Lakeside Cemetery in St. Ignace

Volunteers cleared overgrowth and raked leaves at Lakeside Cemetery on Graham Avenue in St. Ignace Sunday, June 4. First National Bank of St. Ignace organized the volunteer effort with the assistance of city Department of Public Works staff.  More...


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