October 5, 2017 RSS feed / News

Copies of Public Information Become Cheaper in St. Ignace

St. Ignace City Council updated its city policy concerning Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, pursuant to a state law enacted in 2015. During its September 18 meeting, council approved fees for providing public records to the public. More...

To Continue, Sportsmen Need New Members

The longstanding Sault Ste. Marie sportsmen’s club, responsible for community projects, including the Sault Ste. Marie Kids Fishing Pond, is poised to disband if new blood isn’t found in the coming weeks.  More...

Hessel Centenarian Nellie Lindberg Shares Early Memories, and a Mystery

Nellie Lindberg turned 100 years old June 21. More...

Electric Bicycles May Be Allowed on State Highways, But No Changes on Mackinac Island’s M-185

State lawmakers are considering a bill allowing electric bicycles on state highways, except on Mackinac Island, where electric bike riders need a permit. More...

New Batch of Snowmobile Trail Maps Coming

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Council decided September 20 to have 15,000 new trail maps printed, learned that member organizations are finding water on their trails this fall, and expressed concerns about a new state duescollection method i More...

Gospel Sing Will Be October 8 At Northwoods Christian Camp

The Eastern U.P. Church of Christ will host a gospel sing Sunday, October 8, at 3 p.m. at the Northwoods Christian Camp in Pickford. The program is free, and everyone is welcome.  The church pastor is Tim Anderson.   More...

Michilimackinac Birch Bark Canoe Launched From Windermere Point

At right: Howard Kimewon is pictured (from right) with Michilimackinac Historical Society Executive Director Mary Beth Powers (sitting), Michilimackinac Historical Society President Bill Peek, and Jo More...

Fright Night Program Closes Out Fort Season

Mackinaw City’s Colonial Michilimackinac will close out its 2017 season with its annual Fort Fright celebration Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More...

Dinner Show, Dancing Offered at Curtis October 14

A dinner show, “Under the Harvest Moon,” and dancing will be Saturday, October 14, at the Erickson   More...

Amy Polk Opens Applecore General Store at Cedarville To Offer Michigan Products

Otis, the golden retriever, may greet you at Applecore General Store.  The nine-year-old dog comes to work every day with his owner, Amy Polk.  The store, at 708 West M134 in Cedarville, is where Ms. More...

Bridge Walk Report To Be Part of Wed. County Planning Commission Meeting

The Mackinac County Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, October 4, at 2 p.m. in the meeting room at the county airport in St. Ignace. More...

Chippewa County EDC Celebrates Airport History, Redevelopment

The closing of Kincheloe Air Force Base September 30, 1977, was far from the end for the community, as the creation of the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) helped spur a variety of new developments, including the Chippewa County More...

New US-2 Pure Michigan Byway Designation Reception Is Friday

The public may attend an announcement of the new US-2 Top of the Lake Pure Michigan Byway Friday, October 6, at 1 p.m. at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum at W11660 US-2 in Naubinway.  More...

Upper Peninsula American Legion Fall Conference Will Be October 7

The 2017 Fall Conference of the Upper Peninsula Association of American Legion Posts, along with the 11th and 12th Districts, will be Saturday, October 7, at American Legion Post 136 in Menominee. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Service   More...

Islands Link Forces To Tackle Their Unique Challenges

BEAVER ISLAND—You could close your eyes and think you were hearing the economic and political challenges facing any rural Michigan community - lack of affordable housing, good paying jobs, public transportation to education, and healthcare.&nbs More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of September 25 through October 1, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to four traffic crashes, two involving car and deer, and two reporting injuries.  More...

Council Denies Paro Street Rezoning Request With Questions About Utilities, Development

Downtown Streetlight Project Pushed Back Until Spring

The St. Ignace City Council denied a request from property owner Dean Baker to rezone his property on Paro Street from R-1 to R-3, at its regular council meeting Monday, October 2. The decision agreed with a recommendation to deny from the St. More...

Author Will Speak at St. Ignace Library

Author Bibiana Krall will be at the St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, October 11, at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.   More...

Fire Chief Asks, ‘Want To Buy a Raffle Ticket?’ And Ends Up With Equipment for Eastern U.P.

A simple question led to a local volunteer fire department receiving an unexpected bounty of needed equipment.  Raber Fire Chief Bruce Johnson was attending the annual Michigan Fire Inspectors Conference in September when he asked fellow confere More...

Workman To Speak at Rudyard

Annelise Workman will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting Thursday, October 12, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. Mrs. More...

Library Will Host Gourd Artist Oct. 12

The St. Ignace Public Library will host gourd artist Patrick Harrison Thursday, October 12, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the library.  Mr. More...

Fall Colors Bridge Run Will Be October 7

The ninth annual Fall Colors Bridge Run across the Mackinac Bridge will take place Saturday, October 7. More...

Raber Fire Department Chicken Dinner Is Saturday

The Raber Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chicken dinner and raffle from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at the Raber Township Hall at 16315 East M-48 in Goetzville.  More...

Headlands To Host Harvest Moon Music Program

Mackinaw City’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park will host a music and dancing program with the band Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy, a group of local musicians, Friday, October 6, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in its Waterfront Event Center. More...

Naubinway Museum Earns $11,250 Grant

Naubinway’s Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum has been awarded an $11,250 operational support grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.  The grant requires an equal match, which More...

Educators Support EUP Imagination Library

The Imagination Library of the EUP has received a contribution of $345 from educators in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. More...

Moran Township Hears Gros Cap Church Update; Considers Area Improvements

Exterior repainting of the 1918 Gros Cap Church has been completed and new acrylic glasswork and signs created by local artist Ken Gillmore for the exterior of the structure were scheduled to arrive later in September, Moran Township resident Janis H More...

Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum Adds Bud Knapp John McGuirk Library

This year’s swap meet and auction at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway, held Saturday, September 16, included the dedication of its new Bud Knapp, John McGuirk Library  More...

‘Anatomy of a Murder’ Exhibit On Display at Erickson Center

An exhibition, “The Making of ‘Anatomy of a Murder’: Hollywood Comes to Marquette County,” is on display at the Waterfront Gallery at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis. More...


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