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Six on Ballot for City of St. Ignace; Cedarville School District Seeks Millage

November 7 Election

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, November 7. In the City of St. More...

On Mackinac Island, New Map Offers Insight for Land Use

Mackinac Island’s Master Plan Steering Committee has developed drafts of a new land-use map that more clearly differentiates the primary types of properties, identifies pressures placed on the Island’s relatively scarce private land, and More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic for Month Of September on Par With Last Year

Even with lower traffic on Labor Day, when the Mackinac Bridge was closed for several hours for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk, bridge traffic was down only 0.1% this September compared to last September  More...

Les Cheneaux School Seeks Bond for Building, Site Repairs

Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville is seeking the approval of a bond proposal for 1.38 mills for seven years on the election ballot Tuesday, November 7. More...

High Winds Knock Out Power to Some in EUP Tuesday

Strong east to west winds blew down trees and knocked out power to many residents in the Eastern Upper Peninsula earlier this week. As of Tuesday morning, October 24, about 3,900 customers were in the dark, as crews worked to restore power. More...

Court: Paquin Cannot Run for St. Ignace City Council Seat

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, October 19, that Fred Paquin of St. Ignace cannot run for the St. Ignace City Council.  More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of October 16 through October 22, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to five property damage crashes, all involving car and deer. More...

Downtown St. Ignace Streetlights Are Compared

These two photographs were taken two minutes apart Thursday, October 19, around 7 p.m. to show the difference between the proposed new streetlights (left), and the current streetlights. More...

Mackinaw Area Public Library To Present Theatrical Production

A one-man theatrical production, “The Last Man in Merrinsville,” written and performed by Raymond Goodwin, will be presented Friday, November 10, at 4 p.m. at the Mackinaw Area Public Library.  More...

‘Communities that Care’ To Be Reestablished To Promote Well Being of Youth

Great Lakes Recovery Centers of St. Ignace, a non-profit agency that provides mental health and substance abuse services, is seeking to reestablish a program to reduce youth violence, alcohol and tobacco use, and delinquency in Mackinac County.  More...

American Legion Post To Meet Nov. 6

The St. Ignace American Legion Post will meet Monday, November 6, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall in St. Ignace. All members are asked to attend.   More...

New Heater Approved for Clark Township Community Center; Wolverine Statue Set for Park

A new furnace has been approved for installation this fall at the Clark Township Community Center in Cedarville, with air conditioning to be installed next spring. More...

Broadway Tunes Coming to Les Cheneaux at Cedarville High School Concert Nov. 6

The evening of Monday, November 6, will be a special one for the Les Cheneaux Community Schools as the Cedarville High School Band will pair up with some visiting vocalists to perform a selection of well-known show tunes from the Broadway musicals of More...

Les Cheneaux Chamber Dinner Is November 1

The Les Cheneaux Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards dinner Wednesday, November 1, in Hessel at the Islander Bar and Grill. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. More...

State Presents Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum with $300,000 Special Legislative Grant

The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum fundraising campaign received a major boost Monday morning, October 16: a $300,000 special legislative grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. More...

Monument at Lakeside Cemetery Commemorates Life of Commodore Boynton

A monument commemorating the life of Commodore Lewis R. Boynton, a captain on the Great Lakes for many years, has been installed at Lakeside Cemetery in St. More...

Toy Drive Receives Donation From Carol’s Corral Foundation

The Mackinac County Toy Drive received a donation from Carol’s Corral Foundation (CCF) Monday, October 2, in the amount of $212. More...

Connie Litzner Unopposed for Mayor

Incumbent Connie Litzner is running unopposed for mayor of St. Ignace in the Tuesday, November 7, election. The mayor’s term is two years.  Please write a brief introduction about yourself.   More...

Pickford Library Honored in Top Tier for Reading Program

The Pickford Community Library was designated as a “Top Library” in the United States in the 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.  More...

NOVEMBER 7 ELECTION: CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES SHARE THEIR VIEWPOINTS

Benjamin Eisenman   Please write a brief introduction about yourself.  More...

Mackinac Island Gets Second Electrical Lineman

Addition Resolves City Concerns About Response Times During Power Outages

A second lineman for Cloverland Electric Cooperative moved to Mackinac Island in October, answering city council concerns about response time when there are power outages.  More...

Poker Fundraiser Set at Rudyard

The Rudyard Lions Club will host a Texas Hold-em fixed limit cash game charity poker fundraiser in collaboration with the Rudyard High School softball and baseball programs Saturday, November 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. More...

St. Ignace Churches Will Host Hallelujah Night on Halloween

In St. Ignace, Lighthouse Assembly, Glen Memorial Baptist Church, and Straits Evangelical Free Church will host their annual Hallelujah Night on Halloween evening, Tuesday, October 31, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the St. More...

Visitors Bureau Elects Board, Donates to Park

The St. Ignace Visitors Bureau pledged $30,000 to the St. Anthony’s Rock Park project and elected board members at its Tuesday, October 17, meeting.  More...

Mackinac Island Interviews Police Chief Candidates; Looks To Hire During November

Mackinac Island’s Public Safety Committee separately quizzed each of the seven Island police chief candidates about issues such as traffic problems related to bicycles, horses, and snowmobiles, and the importance of cooperation and affability i More...

FERC Rules in Favor of Michigan Parties on Power Plant Issue

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), reviewing the Presque Isle Power Plant case Thursday, October 19, ruled in support of the Michigan parties that have protested how much Wisconsin Electric Power Company (WEPCo) has charged U.P. More...

Cooking Class Offered November 2 in St. Ignace

A cooking class, “A Taste of Comfort: Healthy Salads with Desserts for Fun,” will be offered Thursday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the basement of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church in St. Ignace. More...

Writers’ Read Program Is Oct. 25 At Erickson Center for the Arts

A Writers’ Read program will be held Wednesday, October 25, at 7 p.m. at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis. More...

Clark Township Planning Commission Hears Update on Proposed Airport Development

Five lots near Hessel’s Albert J. More...

Northland Players To Perform Musical Comedy at Cheboygan Opera House

The Northland Players will perform a musical comedy, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” at the Cheboygan Opera House Thursday, October 26, Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28, with all performances at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee Sunday, Octobe More...

Quilt Auction Is November 2 at Rudyard Library

Lillian McBroom (left), president of Friends of Mollie R. Kahl Community Library, and Karla Lumsford show the quilt that will be displayed and raffled at the third annual Live Harvest Auction Thursday, November 2, at 6 p.m. at the Mollie R. More...

Color Run Is October 28 at Engadine

A Color Run fundraiser will be Saturday, October 28, starting at 10 a.m. at the track at Engadine Consolidated Schools. The event is open to all.   A pledge minimum of $10 per participant is required. More...

Rudyard Raises Funds To Upgrade Athletic Fields

Rudyard boys track coach Sean Nicklas is leading a drive to collect up to $500,000 for a badly needed upgrading of his school’s track and football fields.  More...

Red Cross Blood Drive at DeTour Village To Be Held October 30

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in DeTour Village Monday, October 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the De- Tour Town Hall at 260 South Superior Street.   More...

Alford Building Balcony Plans Rejected by Mackinac Island Historic District Commission

Mackinac Island’s Historic District Commission has rejected a revised request from businessmen Andrew Doud and Bob Benser to include one second-floor balcony and three windows, rather than two balconies and one window, in proposed renovations f More...


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