September 7, 2017 RSS feed / News

Protecting Consumers From Credit Card Skimmers at the Gas Pump

Numerous law enforcement agencies, along with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), are ramping up inspections and warning drivers statewide after credit card skimmers were found at a mid- Michigan gas station in recen More...

Paddlers Protest Against Line 5 Pipeline, Citing Environmental Concerns

Saturday, September 2, saw Mackinaw City host a series of related peaceful protests against the Enbridge Energy Line 5 pipeline. The protests were organized by a number of Native American and environmental organizations.  More...

American Red Cross To Hold Blood Drive at Rudyard Township Hall

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Rudyard Friday, September 15, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail.   More...

Mackinac Island Police Chief Riccinto Resigns; City Seeking Replacement

Mackinac Island Police Chief Brett Riccinto has resigned, effective November 1, for personal reasons, but said working on the Island has been a pleasure and the police department has improved.  More...

8-Mile Race Around Mackinac Island Is Saturday

Runners and walkers are getting ready for the annual Mackinac Island Eight-mile Road Race this weekend Saturday, September 9. More...

Snowmobile Show To Accompany Tractors

Rare and antique snowmobiles will be on public display when the fourth annual snowmobile show will take place inside St. More...

Plan for New Apartments, Homes Gaining Momentum on Mackinac Island

Consultants are recommending a building with 12 two-bedroom apartments as two Mackinac Island housing committees push forward with efforts to meet the need for more affordable, year-around housing – both individual homes and apartments - for em More...

Rick, Clarlyn Ledy To Host Annual Barn Dance

Ledy’s 11th annual Barn Dance will be Saturday, September 16, at N4130 Black Point Road in Moran. It is open to the public, and participants are advised to follow the signs off I-75 and M-123 to the barn.  More...

Students, Staff Enjoy First Day of School in St. Ignace, Cedarville, Gros Cap

Students weren’t the only ones starting a new “class” on the first day of school. Carolee Frazier was hired as an administrative assistant for St. More...

McLean Family History, Red Owl Will Be Topic at Rudyard Sept. 14

Tina (nee McLean) Kay of Sault Ste. Marie will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, September 14, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. Mrs. More...

Richardson To Speak at Lecture Series

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society’s monthly lecture series will feature William Richardson as its speaker Monday, September 11, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Seven Decades Later, and Nowhere Else He’d Rather Be: Horn Honored on Island

Armand “Smi” Horn began work for Mackinac Island Carriage Tours as a teenager in 1948. More...

For the Record...

In the August 31 issue of The St. Ignace News, in an article titled “St. Ignace Council Hears Zoning Concerns,” it was stated that St. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of August 21 through August 27, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to seven traffic crashes, one of which involved an off-road vehicle that resulted in injur More...

State and Tribal Officials and Candidates Speak Out Against Line 5 at Protest

The National Rally and Protest against Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline in Mackinaw City Saturday, September 2, included a march through the downtown and a series of speeches against the pipeline by state and tribal officials and those seeking More...

All in A Day’s Work on Drummond Island

Moving the Raven Shoe from the water to storage for repairs at Drummond Island Yacht Haven Thursday, August 24, are (from left) Jeremy Vredenburg from DeTour, and Brent Autore of Drummond Island. While this vessel is a smaller one, according to Mr. More...

Coast Guard Station Accepting Hurricane Donations

People who would like to donate to the Hurricane Harvey Flood Relief Effort may drop off their donations at Coast Guard Station St. Ignace. People should bring their items to the front gate of Coast Guard Station St. Ignace at 1075 Huron Street. More...

As Disease Continues To Deplete Bat Population, Houses May Help on Island

Little brown bats, big brown bats, tricolored bats, and northern longeared bats in Michigan continue to suffer the effects of white-nose syndrome (WNS) and their populations continue to decline rapidly.  More...

Arts Dockside Provides Creative Goods, Food, and Fun at St. Ignace Marina

Jim Holkeborg from Grand Rapids said the artwork offered by Neil Hill of St. Ignace was “pretty cool” at Arts Dockside. More...

Cannonball Run Comes Through St. Ignace

The Cannonball Run road rally came through St. Ignace last weekend as its participants passed through the Straits area to visit Mackinac Island. More...

Bouche Named to 2017 Dean’s List

Amanda Bouche of Engadine has been named to the dean’s list for the summer 2017 semester at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.   More...

St. Ignace, Cedarville, Gros Cap Students Ready To Begin New School Year

Fourth graders (from left) Grace Mattson, Tayah Shepard, Varieanna Kingsbury, Addison Winberg, and Avery Visnaw, reconnect in the elementary gymnasium before starting the new school year in St. More...

Volunteers Distribute School Supplies, Food During Project Backpack Event

The Feeding America Truck was available Wednesday, August 30, during Project Backpack at St. Ignace. More...


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