September 14, 2017 RSS feed / News

Future in Question for Locally Used J-1 Visa Worker Program

Chambers of commerce in the Straits of Mackinac area are urging members to tell Congress and the White House they value the federal J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Program, used by many local business owners to fill summer jobs but possibly targeted for ch More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt To Hold Local Office Hours September 21

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Thursday, September 21, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Driftwood Restaurant in St. Ignace and at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City from 5 p.m. More...

Horse Pull, Turkey Dinner, Silent Auction Are Favorite Events at Stalwart Fair

A high point of the Stalwart Agriculture Fair, which has been going on for 112 years, is the horse pulling contest featuring Belgian draft horses like those long used to haul heavy items on farms.  More...

Snowmobile Museum To Dedicate New Library

The dedication of the Bud Knapp/John McGuirk Library, as a part of the J. Armand Bombardier Addition to the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway, will be Saturday, September 16, at noon. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of September 4 through September 10, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to four traffic crashes, two involving car and deer. More...

Celebrate the U.P. Event Will Be This Saturday in Sault Ste. Marie

Celebrate the UP Sault Sainte Marie, co-sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition (UPEC) and The Three Lakes Group of the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club (TLG), will be held Saturday, September 16, from 9 a.m. More...

Brian Lorente Will Return to St. Ignace To Perform at Richard Crane Truck Show

After more than 10 years in the music business and the release of three albums, hometown hero Brian Lorente will return to St. More...

Inaugural Recovery Walk To Be Held in St. Ignace

“I want to see the community take ownership and help people know that there is hope,” said Russell Rickley, chairperson of the firstever St. Ignace Recovery Walk, Thursday, September 21.  More...

Bridge Walk Receives $110,000 in Cash and Supplies From Five Sponsors

MBA To Consider Improvements at October Meeting Held in Mackinaw City

Five companies donated money and supplies totaling $110,000 to the 2017 Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, the first time in the 60-year history of the event the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) has sought sponsorships to offset its growing costs.  More...

Driving Simulator Presented to Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office

Distracted driving is an emerging major problem on the roadways in Michigan and Mackinac County is no exception.  More...

Vintage Mystery Dinner Theater Set at Curtis Saturday

A mystery dinner theater will be held Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17, at 7 p.m. both nights at Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn in Curtis. More...

Affordable Housing Continues To Be a Problem in Northern Michigan

In metropolitan areas across the country, residents face a lack of affordable housing to purchase or rent to fit the wages earned from available local jobs. More...

Pellston Airport To Close Briefly For Runway Work in October

Beginning Monday, September 18, through Friday, October 27, Pellston Regional Airport will be rehabilitating its primary runway. The main runway will close September 18, when all traffic will shift over to the secondary runway. More...

Snowmobile Show Continues To Grow in St. Ignace; Features 68 Sleds

A snowmobile show with 68 sleds was held inside St. Ignace’s Little Bear East Arena Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9, in conjunction with the tractor show. More...

For the Record...

In the August 31 issue, in an article titled “Student Invention Nets National Prize,” it was stated that the sponsor of The Next Great American Inventor Contest was Scholastic. More...

Little Bear East Sports Complex Project Hits Snag

The city has received only one bid for the proposed Little Bear East outdoor sports complex project and Recreation Director Scott Marshall told the city council at its meeting Tuesday, September 5, that it was “extremely high.” Part of th More...

Barn Dance Is This Week in Moran

Ledy’s 11th annual Barn Dance will be Saturday, September 16, at N4130 Black Point Road in Moran. More...

Kemner Named Truck Show Grand Marshal

National Association of Show Trucks (NAST) Executive Director Chuck Kemner has been involved with the Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show since the event’s beginnings in the mid- 1990s. More...

Spectators Enjoy Tractor Parade Over Mackinac Bridge, Show at Little Bear

The 10th anniversary Owosso Tractor Parts Antique Tractor Show and Parade was the event’s biggest one yet: its parade across the Mackinac Bridge Friday, September 8, saw a record 1,466 classic tractors drive from Mackinaw City to St. More...

Mackinac Bridge Tower Painting on Schedule; Work Will Continue Throughout Fall

Repainting the north tower of the Mackinac Bridge is on schedule, and work will continue throughout the fall. So far, painters are a little more than 25% completed, Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) executive secretary Bob Sweeney told The St. More...

Big Mac Fall Shoreline Bike Tour Is September 16

The Mackinaw City Chamber of Commerce again will host the annual Big Mac Fall Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour and Mackinac Bridge Ride Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17. More...

Mackinac Island Honors Fallen Emergency Responders During Patriot Day Service

At right: Emergency responders on Mackinac Island were honored for their service during the Patriot Day ceremony on Mackinac Island. More...


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