June 29, 2017 RSS feed / News

Summer Events Given Go-ahead by City Council; Sewer Work Problems Linger

Many of St. Ignace’s weekly summer events were formally approved by the city council at its Monday, June 19, meeting. More...

St. Ignace City Council Paid $1,600 for Month of April; $2,680 for May

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,600 for the month of April. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Dark Sky Park Observatory and Event Center Opens in Mackinaw City

Thursday, June 22, was a special day at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park near Mackinaw City as its new Waterfront Event Center and Observatory was dedicated and opened to the public for the first time.  More...

St. Ignace Independence Day To Offer Parade, Children’s Games, Fireworks

Independence Day activities will be Tuesday, July 4, beginning at 1 p.m. with the Ruby Goudreau Memorial Parade through downtown St. More...

Indigo Moon To Perform July 5

The Locals on the Bay concert series starts Wednesday, July 5, with Indigo Moon performing from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Ignace Marina.  The Bayside Live! concert series starts Thursday, July 6, with Rum Boogie performing from 7 p.m. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of June 5 through June 11, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to six property damage crashes, three involving car and deer.  More...

Curtis To Celebrate Independence Day on July 2

Curtis will celebrate Independence Day Sunday, July 2.  More...

Mackinaw City Ready for Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, will bring a day of fun to Mackinaw City as the village celebrates Independence Day. More...

2017 St. Ignace Model Car Show Results

The Midwest Summer Nationals model car show was held in St. Ignace Saturday, June 24, alongside the annual St. Ignace Car Show. This year’s contest drew 23 entries with ribbons, plaques, and model kits awarded as the prizes. More...

St. Ignace Car Show, Love of Cars Brings Friends Together Since 1990

For 27 years, Kirk Brandt, Bill Harper, Mike Heins, Les Howell, Tom West, and Jim Wolicki have been coming to St. Ignace to take part in its annual car show. More...

As Tern Colony Nests at St. Ignace, Human Efforts Help Protect Species

Just behind the St. Ignace Coast Guard station, on the farthest dock beyond Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay, is a protected nesting site for the common tern. More...

Rockabilly Vocalist, Bass Player To Perform at Mackinaw City

Music in Mackinaw will open its season Saturday, July 1, with rockabilly vocalist and upright bass player Delilah DeWylde. The concert will be held in the Roth Performance Shell at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City at 8 p.m.  More...

Lions Club Installs New Officers, Honors Members

St. Ignace Lions Club officers for the new year were installed at the club’s annual banquet at Fred’s Pub Tuesday, June 13. More...

Pastor Tom Penner Reflects on His Experiences in St. Ignace Community

After nearly 18 years serving as pastor of Straits Evangelical Free Church in St. Ignace, the Reverend Tom Penner will move with his family to Valparaiso, Indiana, to pastor Washington Evangelical Free Church.  More...

Artists Wanted To Help Celebrate 100 Years of Elk in Michigan

A poster contest to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Michigan elk has a July 1 notice-of-intent deadline and an August 1 art submission deadline and is open to all ages.  The winning entry will appear on posters and distributed across the coun More...

Public Offers Feedback for New Museum Design

Ten to 15 people, a total of 20 to 30, attended two public meetings earlier this month to ask questions and air any concerns they had about the preliminary design for the new Fort de Buade Museum to be housed in the former Walker Furniture building a More...

Visitors Learn About Law Enforcement at Michigan State Police Open House

Visitors at the Michigan State Police Open House Friday, June 23, tried wearing the heavy coat that Michigan State Police use when working with and training a police dog. More...

Wyman Hired as Mackinaw City Village Manager

Pat Wyman, who has served as the Mackinaw City village police chief and the interim village manager at various times, will now be the permanent village manager. Mr. Wyman told The St. More...

Council Gives McCann Field Lease Extension Final Approval

Extending the city’s lease of the McCann Street athletic field from 2020 to 2040 was finalized by the St. Ignace City Council Monday, June 19, completing a process begun June 5. More...

Clark Township Extends Supervisor Search Seeking More Candidates

Commissioners Deadlock on Appointing Clymer

The search for a new Clark Township supervisor to replace the resigning Gary Reid was a point of discussion at the board of trustees meeting Wednesday morning, June 21. More...

Lee Murdock To Perform at Library

Nationally known musician and folksinger Lee Murdock will perform Great Lakes folk music at the St. Ignace Public Library Thursday,   June 29, at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.   More...

Week of Activities Marks Independence Day at Les Cheneaux

A week of events leading up to the 4th of July celebration is offered in the Les Cheneaux area. Saturday, July 1, begins with a 5-Mile Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Cedarville High School cross-country team. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. More...

Straits Area Concert Band To Perform July 4 in Mackinaw City

The Straits Area Concert Band will perform its traditional 9 p.m. pre-fireworks concert Tuesday, July 4, at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City to open the community band’s Tuesday schedule.  More...

Five Sailboats Compete in Inaugural St. Ignace Race; Morning Sky Claims 1st

Five sailboats competed in the inaugural St. Ignace Yacht Club Classic sailboat race Saturday, June 24. More...

’50s Sock Hop Planned at Curtis Erickson Center for the Arts July 8

A “Lost in the ’50s” sock hop dance will be Saturday, July 8, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis. Tickets are $15 per person. There will be contests and a photograph booth. More...

New Interactive Display at Fort de Buade Museum Focuses on Teaching Children

“We’re a huge historical community, and we want people to see and know the history of St. Ignace,” said Mary Beth Powers, executive director of Fort de Buade Museum in downtown St. Ignace.  More...

2017 Car Show Judging Results

The judging results of the 2017 St. More...

700+ Participate in Wrestling Camp at St. Ignace

Wrestlers listen to instruction for an afternoon of learning skills Monday, June 19, at the annual Boudro Wrestling Camp that was held at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace. More...

HORSESHOE LEAGUE RESULTS

Women’s AA: Demawating Development 29, Chippewa Animal Clinic 28, Ed’s Fish 27, Lisa and Amanda 26, Jodi and Tiffany 25, Huck’s Pub 21, The Bunker 7.  Women’s A: Ashley and Felicia 28, Jo-Jo and Tonya 28, The Orioles 26, More...

Icebreaker Museum Presents ‘Rosie the Riveter’ July 5

A program called “Rosie the Riveter” will be offered Wednesday, July 5, at 3 p.m. at the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum in Mackinaw City. More...

New Lake Trout Regulations Take Effect

New lake trout and splake regulations that went into effect Friday, June 9, liberalize the harvest in four areas.  • In the Lake Michigan lake trout management units of MM 1 through MM 4, lake trout and splake will be managed under a new mi More...

State Park Commission To Sell Three Lots in Hubbard’s Annex

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is offering three lots for sale in Hubbard’s Annex, the first time in its 122-year history it has sold any of the expansive Island property it owns.  More...

Outdoors This Week in the Eastern U.P.

I had a couple of questions from readers about bank fishing for carp, discussed last week. I am more than happy to talk to readers about what I write.  One question was whether carp are “OK” to eat.  More...

Erickson Center Offers Arts Classes in Curtis

A week-long art appreciation class will be offered at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...


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