November 9, 2017 RSS feed / News

Former Motel Building Deemed Dangerous by City

The St. Ignace City Council has deemed the property at 734 North State Street, the former Marsu Motel owned by Donald Lawson, a “dangerous” building under the city’s building code. More...

Electric Bicycles Now Allowed on Trails; Mackinac Island Exempted

The City of Mackinac Island and Mackinac Island State Park may continue to regulate electric bicycle use on their roadways under a newly-passed state law that permits them on trails and highways where bicycle traffic is allowed elsewhere in Michigan. More...

Jason Allen Is New Director of Rural Development in Michigan

Former State Senator Jason Allen of Traverse City has been appointed new director for U.S. More...

Darren LaChapelle Receives Excellence Award for Sheriff’s Department Work

Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan has named Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Darren LaChapelle one of this year’s five northern Lower Peninsula recipients of its Excellence in Service Award, for his work with More...

Hunts Open Pastie Shop at St. Ignace

Hunt’s Mackinaw Pastie and Cookie Company in St. Ignace opened for business Monday, October 30, after about 20 months of renovation work at the site on US-2, which formerly had housed other restaurants over the years. More...

Dementia Education Program Is November 14

An education program for people with memory loss, dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease will be offered Tuesday, November 14, from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at Evergreen Living Center at Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace. More...

For the Record...

Some points in a Thursday, November 2, 2017 article called “Public Weighs In On Bridge Walk” should be corrected.  More...

St. Ignace Library To Host Concert

A free concert will be offered Friday, November 10, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. The duo of Jackie Davidson and Gary Brandt will perform folk music.  The concert is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.   More...

Grondin To Speak at Historical Society Lecture November 13

The Mackinaw Area Historical Society’s monthly lecture series will feature Tony Grondin as its speaker Monday, November 13, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

St. Anthony Church Holiday Gift Expo Will Be November 11

The St. Anthony Church Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a Holiday Gift Expo Saturday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish Life Center in Mackinaw City. Admission is free. More...

Local Churches Partner With Ministry Sending Gifts to Children

Churches in St. Ignace, Rudyard and Sault Ste. More...

Friends of Pickford Library To Host Book Sale Fundraiser

The Friends of the Pickford Community Library will host a book sale and Pampered Chef fundraiser Friday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Corks and Canvas Art Class Set at Erickson Center in Curtis Nov. 16

A “Corks and Canvas” art class entitled “Give Thanks” will be offered at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis Thursday, November 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost of the class is $40, which includes all supplies. More...

Mackinac Animal Aid Association Bake Sale Will Be November 11

The Mackinac Animal Aid Association will sponsor a bake sale Saturday, November 11, starting at 9 a.m. at the Family Fare grocery store in St. Ignace. Donated baked goods are appreciated. All proceeds will benefit homeless pets in Mackinac County. More...

Mackinac County VSU To Host Hunters Bake Sale November 12

The Mackinac County Victim Services Unit will host a hunters bake sale at the Family Fare grocery store in St. Ignace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 12.   More...

St. Ignace Community Enjoys Turkey Dinner Hosted By United Methodist Women

Friends (clockwise, from left) Dee Frazier, Kathy Lawnichak, Bethani Baker, and Gail Becker spend time in conversation after finishing their meals. This was Ms. More...

St. Ignace School Recognized for Efforts Toward Energy Efficiency

St. Ignace Area Schools was named a 2017 Leader in Energy Efficiency by the Michigan Agency for Energy and Michigan Energy Office Wednesday, November 1. More...

Clark Sentenced to 10 to 15 Years

Dylon Ray Clark, 20, was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison with credit for time served Friday, October 20, in Sault Ste. Marie’s 50th Circuit Court. More...

Bergman Considers International Workers, Great Lakes, Health Care

Health care, Great Lakes funding, and international workers were among topics considered by Congressman Jack Bergman when he met with about 60 citizens who turned out for a town hall meeting at Marquette Wednesday, October 18.  More...

Book Chain Closing, Including Local Store

Book World is closing all 45 of its book stores, including the store at 52 North State Street in St. Ignace, a victim, the company says, of increased competition from online retailers. More...

St. Ignace Library Announces Winter Hours

Starting Wednesday, November 1, winter hours at the St. Ignace Public Library are as follows: Monday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday,   Wednesday, and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. More...

Firefighters Check in on St. Ignace Restaurant

The St. Ignace Fire Department was called out to Clyde’s Drive In on US-2 Saturday morning, November 4, after smoke was spotted in the structure. St. Ignace Fire Chief Gary Sorenson said there was no fire. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of October 23 through October 29, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies investigated two separate 9-1-1 hang-up complaints.  More...

Les Cheneaux Chamber Members Turn Out To Honor Citizen, Business, Club

Friends and neighbors Mike Patrick of Taylor Lumber Company, his wife, Diane, of Land-N-Sea Marine Sales, and Carla and Ernie Ziemkiewicz of the Spring Lodge and Cottages enjoy each other’s com More...

Les Cheneaux Library Planning Gingerbread House Contest

People wishing to participate in the Les Cheneaux Christmas Gingerbread House Contest should register their gingerbread house at the Les Cheneaux Community Library in Cedarville either Thursday, November 9, from 3 p.m. More...

Bridge Authority Seeks New Toll Software Contractor To Address Problems

Dissatisfied with the slow and incomplete implementation of the new toll software program at the Mackinac Bridge, the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is taking steps to ensure such issues don’t happen again. More...

LaSalle Drama Club To Present Dinner Theater Sunday To Raise Funds for Stage Lighting

Sunday, November 12, members of the LaSalle High School Drama Club will present “Murder at the Pie Auction,” at 6 p.m. at Moose Lodge 999 in St. Ignace. More...

Quilt Show at Pickford Nov. 11

A quilt show will be offered at the Pickford Historical Museum Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Approximately 80 quilts will be on display, including new, antique, theme, hand quilted, tied, and machine quilted. More...

Harvest Dinner Is November 18 at Raber Township Hall in Goetzville

St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church will sponsor a harvest dinner Saturday, November 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Raber Township Hall in Goetzville. The dinner is open to the public. It will include turkey, side dishes, beverages, and pie. More...

Blood Drive To Be Held in Rudyard

The American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Rudyard Friday, November 17, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail.   More...

St. Ignace, Gros Cap, Les Cheneaux Students Dress Up for Halloween Fun

Alyssa Rickley’s kindergarten class at Gros Cap School showed their Halloween spirit Tuesday, October 31, dressing as everything from Princess Bell to a SWAT Team officer. More...


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