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DNR Says Line 5 Dynamic Risk Study Failed To Highlight Key Issues

More information about environmental impacts of an oil spill at the Straits of Mackinac should have been included in the draft report by Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, some state officials say. More...

Two County Commissioners Participate in Federal Program

Two of the five Mackinac County commissioners are in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of the White House Intergovernmental Affairs office. It serves as a liaison between the White House and the state and local governments.  More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,690 for Month of June

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,690 for the month of June. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

34th Annual Ironworkers Festival Coming to Mackinaw City This Weekend

Ironworkers from across the United States and Canada will get their moment in the sun this weekend in Mackinaw City as the village hosts its 34th annual International Ironworkers Festival. More...

Pickford Hay Days Parade, Treasure Hunt, Music Provide Fun for Families

The Pickford Hay Days parade brought special attention to six area World War II veterans Saturday, August 5. More...

Steel Band To Perform at Mackinaw City

Music in Mackinaw will host The Gratitude Steel Band Saturday, August 12, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Roth Performance Shell at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City.  More...

Lights Going Out Across the Straits, Mackinac Bridge for Night Sky Challenge

The fifth annual Lights Out Across the Straits dark sky challenge will take place Friday night, August 11, pitting St. More...

St. Ignace Coffee Shop To Open This Wednesday

Jenny Campbell (left) and Harbor Hope Coffee manager Samantha Hohnstadt test out the new machines in preparation for the grand opening of the coffee shop to be Wednesday, August 16. More...

St. Ignace Bank Has New Windows Installed

The large windows facing State Street at First National Bank in downtown St. Ignace were being replaced Thursday, July 27. The older windows were beginning to fail, said bank CEO Jim North. More...

‘Moana’ To Be Movie by the Bay This Sunday at St. Ignace Park

Movies by the Bay will feature “Moana” Sunday evening, August 13, at dusk at the American Legion Park in downtown St. Ignace. Admission to the outdoor movies is free and audience members can bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. More...

Mackinaw City Heritage Village Celebrates 19th Century Life; Raffle Winners Announced

Raffle winners during the 12th annual Mackinaw Area Historic Festival were as follows: Nancy and Barry Dean of Mackinaw City won $3,000. Vic Callewaert of Mackinac Island won $1,000. Stu Gerow of Mackinaw City won $300. More...

Cardboard Now Being Recycled in St. Ignace

Planning Commission Chairman Betsy Dayrell-Hart, attending the St. More...

Greniers Have Been Creating Boat Show Posters Since 2003

A poster is commissioned each year to commemorate the annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show and Festival of Arts held in Hessel. More...

Parkinson Support Group Meets Tuesday at McLaren in Cheboygan

The Cheboygan Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, August 15, at 1 p.m. in the third floor conference room at McLaren Northern Michigan-Cheboygan Campus. The address is 740 South Main Street in Cheboygan. More...

Sault Tribe Grants Total More Than $700K

Upper Peninsula police and fire agencies, public schools, public universities, and indoor and outdoor recreation programs are among the organizations that will share more than $700,000 in required donations from the Sault Ste. More...

Sea Lamprey Control Planned

Lampricides will be applied to Hudson and Seiners creeks in Mackinac County to kill sea lamprey larvae burrowed in the stream bottom on or about Tuesday, August 8, through Friday, August 25, in accordance with state permits. More...

State Forest Prout Road Bridge Replaced With Box Culvert

The bridge that serves both State Forest Prout Road and Snowmobile Trail No. More...

Les Cheneaux Yacht Club To Host Ensign National Championship August 14-17

The Les Cheneaux Islands have long been a well kept secret from the masses, but if you were to talk to someone who has visited, and ask them to describe the sights indicative of the area, they would describe the many boathouses lining the channels, t More...

C-130 Aircraft Flies Above St. Ignace on Training Mission

People in St. Ignace who looked skyward at about 6 p.m. Sunday, August 6, had front row seats to watch as a four-engine military C- 130 Hercules transport aircraft made several passes above the city. More...

US-2 Closed at Cut River Bridge

Highway US-2 is closed at the Cut River Bridge in Mackinac County because of backups and traffic congestion at the bridge while work is underway, and a detour is in place. The closure began Saturday, August 5.  More...

Early Use of Copper To Be Focus of Program at Historical Society

Susan Martin will speak at the Mackinaw Area Historical Society’s monthly lecture series Monday, August 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Chapel at Heritage Village at 1425 West Central Avenue in Mackinaw City.  More...

Community Volunteer Effort Brings Antique Wooden Boat Show Together at Hessel

Organizing and executing the Les Cheneaux Antique Wooden Boat Show each year in Hessel is a big undertaking that requires many volunteers and the support of local community organizations. More...

Two Concerts Set at St. Ignace Marina

Two concerts offered this week at the St. Ignace Marina will be performed by Indigo Moon and The Derrell Syria Project. All concerts are free and begin at 7 p.m.  Locals on the Bay will feature Indigo Moon Wednesday, August 9. More...

Daniels, Edwards Open ‘Historic Totem Village’ Featuring Locally Handmade Items

Ron Daniels and Elizabeth Edwards are operating a shop called Historic Totem Village at the former site of Totem Village on US-2 west of St. Ignace. More...

Marcia Muldoon Named 2017 Paralegal of the Year

Marcia (nee Mundt) Muldoon of Sarasota, Florida, was named 2017 Paralegal of the Year by the Florida Bar, Solo and Small Firm Section. She was selected for her efforts and high standards of professionalism.  More...

Birch Bark Canoe Building Underway at St. Ignace August 12

Fort de Buade Museum in St. Ignace is sponsoring the construction of two birch bark canoes.  The framing work is taking place beforehand at the Mulcrone Car Wash, in the empty bay. More...

Red Cross To Host Blood Drive On August 22

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in St. Ignace Tuesday, August 22, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Kewadin Shores Casino at 3015 Mackinac Trail.   More...

MINI Owners Show Off Unique Car Decorations at St. Ignace Event

The third MINI on the Mack car parade across the Mackinac Bridge hit the road in St. More...

Street Project Wrap-up Continues To Drag On

City Manager Les Therrian updated the city council Monday, August 7, on continuing sewer repair issues between the city and local contractor Maverick Construction, noting letters have been sent to Maverick about work that needs to be done on the gran More...

Cool Vehicles Ready To Shine in Cedarville

Les Cheneaux Car Show Is Friday

The fifth annual Les Cheneaux Islands Car Show, featuring a wide variety of classic and sporty vehicles, is coming to downtown Cedarville Friday, August 11. The main event will run from noon to 4:30 p.m. More...

Artists To Display Work at Festival of the Arts in Hessel Saturday

Sixty-four vendors have signed up for the Festival of the Arts that accompanies the annual Les Cheneaux Islands Antique Wooden Boat Show this Saturday, August 12, on the waterfront in Hessel. More...

St. Ignace Walkers Help North Country Trail Chapter Earn $2,000 Grant

Tucked behind a door next to the Fort de Buade Museum is the Hiawatha Shore to Shore Chapter of North Country Trail Association office. More...

CC on the Rocks To Perform In Downtown St. Ignace Friday

CC on the Rocks will perform Friday, August 11, at Bike Night, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown St. Ignace. Bike Night is free and open to everyone. It takes place at the parking lot of First National Bank’s main branch. More...

Sgt. Chris Groty Retires after 21 Years in Mackinac County

After nearly 21 years working for Mackinac County as a law enforcement officer, Sergeant Chris Groty has called it a career. He began his career September 9, 1996, on Mackinac Island and worked his last day July 27. More...


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