October 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

Mackinac Island’s Bob Carr Seeks To Represent Michigan in the Senate

When reviewing the ballot for the August 7, 2018, primary for U.S. Senate in Michigan, voters on Mackinac Island will recognize a familiar name: Bob Carr.  More...

Sen. Wayne Schmidt To Hold Office Hours October 16 in Mackinaw City

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Monday, October 16, from 11 a.m. to noon at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of October 2 through October 8, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to three traffic crashes, one being private property related, and one involving car and de More...

Jacobb St. Andrew Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge in Pretrial Hearing

Jacobb Floyd St. Andrew of St. Ignace pled guilty to second-degree homicide in Mackinac County’s 11th Circuit Court during a pretrial hearing Friday, October 6, in relation to the death of his grandmother, Barbara Trainor-Hoyt, at her St. More...

U.S. Forest Service Asks: Do Not Leave Trash on Round Island

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Library To 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...

Harvest Dinner, Quilt Raffle Will Be October 15 at Moran

An autumn harvest dinner will be offered Sunday, October 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Church in Moran. The meal is open to the public and consists of a turkey and ham dinner, dessert, and beverages. More...

Road Work Underway in St. Ignace on Ojibway Trail

Ojibway Trail near Little Bear East Arena is being paved. James Halberg of the St. More...

Bennett Paul Is New St. Ignace Patrolman

Bennett Paul is the newest patrolman with the St. Ignace City Police. More...

Andy Stempki Enjoys Fixing Up Former Densmore Boat Built in 1959

The vessel sits off a private beach on Boulevard Avenue near the Straits of Mackinac shore. More...

Lions Club Helps To Clean Up Highway

The Les Cheneaux Lions Club held a Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway cleanup Wednesday, September 20, when a group of 12 people collected 15 bags of roadside litter in just one hour. The volunteers worked west of Pt. More...

Power Knocked Out Briefly in Downtown St. Ignace

The power went out in downtown St. Ignace at 11:32 a.m. Monday, October 9. More...

St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority Looks at Potential Street Light Options

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Heritage Village To Host Ghost Supper Oct. 15

A Ghost Supper will be open to the public Sunday, October 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the pavilion at Heritage Village on Central Avenue west of downtown Mackinaw City.  More...

WinSome Women Fall Retreats Begin Oct. 17; Registration Open

WinSome Women Fall 2017 retreats are open for registration. More...

From Hundreds to Thousands: Great Turtle Provides Help for School

In its first year, 1996, the Great Turtle Trail Run drew about 300 participants and raised a few-hundred dollars to support the booster club for Mackinac Island’s public school. More...

Elementary Students Receive Backpacks at Cedarville

Seventy-five backpacks filled with school supplies were donated to elementary students at Les Cheneaux Community Schools Monday, October 2. More...

Senator Schmidt Talks US-2, Cormorants, and Other Local Issues

State Senator Wayne Schmidt told constituents there may be hope for a flashing 45-mile-per-hour speedlimit sign west of St. Ignace along US-2 during a September 21 round of coffee-hour-style meetings in the Upper Peninsula.  More...

Mackinac Island State Park Offers Annex Lots for Auction Again

The Mackinac Island State Park Commission is once again offering three lots in Hubbard’s Annex for sale at public auction. The lots were offered at auction earlier this summer, but no bids were received. More...

Chinese Restaurant Receives Fresh Coat of Paint

Bill McNamee is putting a fresh coat of paint on the building that housed the former Chee Peng Chinese and Thai restaurant at 416 North State Street, where Mr. More...

Icebreaker Museum Is Conducting Campaign To Raise Funds for Ship Repairs

The staff of the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum in Mackinaw City is conducting a campaign to raise $365,000 for repainting the cutter and restoring its decking. More...

Mobile Pantry To Distribute Food

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace Wednesday, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until food runs out. More...

Chatfield Speaks at Right to Life Banquet

The St. Ignace Right to Life held their 20th annual Banquet for Life Tuesday, October 3, at Little Bear East Arena and Community Center. The event was well attended. More...

Star Line Affirms Commitment to Winter Service

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry officials informed the Mackinac Island City Council Wednesday, September 27, that they fully intend to honor their commitment to operate the winter ferry service between the Island and St. Ignace.  More...

Swimmer From California Dedicates Straits Swim to Parents for Their 60th Anniversary

Miriam Hiser, a 56-year-old San Francisco attorney and avid swimmer who spent childhood summers in the Mackinaw City area, recently swam across the Straits of Mackinac and says she now plans to make it an annual event.  More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Up 2.3%

August traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was up 2.3% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 594,396 vehicles crossed in August, compared to 581,197 in 2016. More...

Construction Has Begun at St. Ignace Park

Construction on the St. Anthony’s Rock park in St. Ignace has begun. Demolition began Wednesday, October 4, as Chad Belonga of Belonga Excavating started tearing out the old foundation of the building that was previously housed on the site. More...

MEA To Host Marketing Workshop October 17

The Mackinac Economic Alliance (MEA) will host a marketing workshop Tuesday, October 17, at 1 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

Bingo Offered at Hessel School House

Bingo will be offered at the Hessel School House every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. beginning October 5 and continuing through May. More...

Pickford Students Help Hurricane Survivors

At right: Katie Zimmerman (left) and Jorja Ledy, members of Pickford Schools’ chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), held a school-wide drive to obtain basic hygiene and first aid items to be sent to survivors of hu More...

Women’s Wellness Weekend To Focus on Friendship, Fun, Health

A Women’s Wellness and Wee Bit O’ Wine Weekend will be held Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. The event is intended to encourage friendship and health among participants.  More...

Rick Peterson Joins Mackinac Island Tourism as Events Manager

Rick Peterson has joined the Mackinac Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau, jointly known as Mackinac Island Toursim, as the new events and membership manager.  More...

Gourd Artist, Magician Coming to Community Library in Cedarville

Gourd artist Patrick Harrison, known as “The Lord of the Gourd,” will demonstrate his pumpkin carving techniques Friday, October 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. More...


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