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On Senate Floor, Gary Peters Calls for Greater Federal Oversight of Line 5

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Line 5 Public Feedback Session Planned for St. Ignace

The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Panel will host three meetings in December for the public to provide input on what steps the state should take regarding the future of Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline. A meeting in St. More...

For the Record...

A November 2, 2017, article called “Economic Alliance Hosts Brownfield Training” incorrectly stated that Mackinac Economic Aliance hosted the program. More...

Benches Overlooking the Straits Are Popular With Everyone

Perched on a bench overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge is a snowy owl. Photographer Steve Baker of Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch said this owl was one of two he saw at Bridge View Park in St. More...

St. Ignace Library To Host Poetry, Music November 17

The St. Ignace Public Library will host Troy Graham and other artists as they perform original works of poetry and music Friday, November 17. They will perform a workshop from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and then a concert and poetry reading from 7 p.m. More...

Expanded Cedarville Harbor Project Coming Together

The pieces are starting to line up as construction gets closer for the upcoming Cedarville Harbor project. More...

Darin Szilagy Chosen as New Mackinac Island Police Chief

Captain Darin Szilagy, night chief and a 22-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, has been chosen by the city council to be the new police chief for the City of Mackinac Island.  More...

Odawa Tribe Asks Mackinaw City to Upgrade Casino Status

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians are seeking to upgrade their Mackinaw City casino.  More...

Squirrel Causes Power Outage In St. Ignace, Mackinac Island

A squirrel that damaged equipment in a Cloverland Electric Cooperative electrical substation knocked out power to 2,000 services in St. Ignace and on Mackinac Island around 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 8.   More...

Blood Drive To Be Held Friday At Rudyard Township Hall

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.   More...

Wolves Remain on Federal Endangered Species List; No Hunts Allowed

This winter, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct a new survey of wolves in the Upper Peninsula, with results to be released in spring 2018. More...

U.P. Hunters Expected To See a Few More Deer

Hunters are expected to have about the same to slightly-better success than last year at bagging deer during the 2017 season, which began last month for archery and starts November 15 for firearms, according to the annual forecast issued by the Michi More...

Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club Gives Members Chance To Share Passion for Hunting

As an active member of the Straits Area Sportsmen’s Club and club president for about four years, Gary Gorniak of Moran works with his fellow members to improve fishing and hunting opportunities for others. More...

Preliminary Bear Numbers Are Looking Good in EUP

As deer season gets ready to begin, bear season has just come to an end. More...

Sandwich and Bake Sale Is Nov. 18

A submarine sandwich and bake sale will be offered Saturday, November 18, starting at 9 a.m. at the Family Fare grocery store in St. Ignace. The six-inch sandwiches are $3.50 each. Proceeds will benefit the Mackinac County Children’s   More...

DNR Conservation Officers Provide Tips For a Safe, Enjoyable Hunting Season

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers encourage hunters to brush up on safety tips and hunting regulations to ensure a safe, enjoyable experience.  More...

Pickford Boy Scouts Participate in Annual Food Drive

At right: Members of Pickford Boy Scouts Troop 3121 participated in the 30th annual Scouting for Food drive the week of October 15 through October 21. More...

Hunters Are Asked To Help the Hungry

From Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh And Phillip Knight, executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan   More...

Seaway Employees Stuck in Bridge Elevator for Hour

Two Seaway Painting employees were stuck in the Mackinac Bridge tower elevator around 8:30 p.m. at their work location below the bridge deck Thursday evening, November 9. More...

Conditions Looking Good for Deer Season

In this area, November 15 is a day that just about everyone knows about. Deer hunters wait for it all year long. More...

Craft Show Will Be Held at Sault High School November 18

A Christmas craft show will be offered at Sault High School Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 80 crafters will be on site.  The school is at 904 Marquette Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie.   More...

Conservation Officers Encounter Oddball Situations During Hunting Season

Sergeant Mike Feagan and Conservation Officer Chad Baldwin were on night patrol along the Boyne River when they saw bright lights coming down the river. More...

Il Mostro Sets Chicago to Mackinac Course Record

A crew of 14 aboard the 70-foot sailing vessel Il Mostro officially set a new world record from Chicago to Mackinac Island, according to World Sailing Speed Record Council. More...

Kevin Evans Is Inducted Into Knights of Columbus

Kevin Evans of Engadine (left) from Naubinway Council 7472 was inducted into the Knights of Columbus September 20 in Sault Ste. Marie. Robert Beaudoin (right) proposed Mr. Evans for membership. (Photograph by James Edward/Knights of Columbus)   More...

Stabenow, Peters Raise Concerns About Line 5 Coating

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters raised concerns about the current conditions of Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline and called for an investigation into whether Enbridge complied with reporting and safety requirements Tuesday, November 7. More...

Painted Portrait of Unknown World War I Soldier Brings Two Families Together

For years, Mollie Boynton of St. Ignace has been enamored with a pastel portrait of an unknown World War I soldier. After recently rediscovering it and with the help of her niece, Michelle Helgesen, she might finally have a name. More...

Schmidt Will Host Local Office Hours

State Senator Wayne Schmidt will be available to meet with people during office hours Saturday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Driftwood Restaurant in St. Ignace. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Schmidt. More...

New Voting Machines Work Well in Clark Township; Board Hears Industrial Park Updates

Clark Township Clerk Susie Rutledge told township trustees November 8 that the municipality’s new electronic voting machines worked very well during their first use by voters casting ballots in a school millage election the previous day, Novemb More...

St. Ignace City Updating Its Recreation Plan; Advisory Board To Be More Active

New LED lights are now in Little Bear East Arena and the parking lot, ice has been made, and three hockey tournaments were held in October, Recreation Director Scott Marshall told the Recreation Advisory Committee Wednesday, November 8. More...

Drama Club To Present Entertainment at Cedarville

The Les Cheneaux Community Schools Drama Club will present a play called “Criminal Intentions” Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, November 19, at 3 p.m. in the old gymnasium at Les Cheneaux Community Schools. More...

Golf Carts To Be Regulated at Richard Crane Memorial Truck Show

Golf-carts and other off-road vehicles such as ATVs will be strictly regulated and allowed only in certain circumstances at future Richard Crane Memorial Truck Shows, say show organizers at St. Ignace. More...

Food Basket Program in Need of Support; Provides Christmas Meals

Monetary donations are needed to support the Christmas Food Basket program coordinated with support by the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club. More...

Veterans Honored With School Assemblies at St. Ignace and Cedarville

Jerry Turley, a 17-year veteran of the United States Air Force, was a featured guest speaker at the Les Cheneaux Community Schools Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning, November 10. Mr. More...

Hunters Dinner at Rexton Township Hall Will Be Offered November 18

The Hendricks and Hudson Fire Department Auxiliary will sponsor a hunters’ dinner Saturday, November 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rexton Township Hall. More...

St. Ignace Hardware Store Is Hosting Big Buck Contest

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A Big Buck Contest will take place at Ace Hardware in St. Ignace again this year during the firearm deer hunting season from Wednesday, November 15, through Thursday, November 30. The contest has been a staple in St. More...

Harvest Dinner Will Be at Raber Township Hall on November 18

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...

Michigan Deer Check Stations Ready for Hunting Season

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will have many deer check stations set up throughout the state for hunters to voluntarily bring in their deer. More...

Mackinac County Christmas Toy Drive Is Accepting Donations

The Mackinac County Children’s Toy Drive is accepting donations for this year’s Christmas distribution. New, unwrapped toys and gifts for children may be dropped off in collection boxes at the following locations: The St. More...

HOME for the Holidays Live Auction Is Friday

HOME for the Holidays Live Christmas Auction will be Friday, November 17, at the Quality Inn on Boulevard Drive in St. Ignace. More...

Michigan Bear Forum Set for December 16 in St. Ignace

The annual Michigan Bear Forum will be Saturday, December 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace.  The forum is a chance for representatives from sportsmen’s clubs, the U.S. More...

Breakfast Fundraiser for Children’s Toy Drive Is Sunday in St. Ignace

A pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa Claus will be held Sunday, November 19, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mackinac Grille restaurant in St. Ignace. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children younger than 10 years of age. More...

Carp Challenge Nets More Than 350 Entries

The Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which sought innovative solutions to stop the movement of invasive carp, received 353 entries from 27 countries, the state announced Friday, November 3. More...

Cut River Bridge Steel Work Finished For the Season

Structural steel work on the Cut River Bridge on US-2 near Epoufette in Mackinac County finished for the season Friday afternoon, November 10. More...

Trapping Continues To Be Challenging, Time-honored Outdoor Michigan Tradition

Anyone who has spent much time in Michigan knows that hunting and fishing have always played major roles in the state’s heritage. Michigan is, and has long been, known nationally for the quality of its outdoor recreation.  More...

No One Injured in Cedarville Semi Truck Incident on M-134

No one was injured Friday morning, November 10, when a semitruck belonging to a seed farm jackknifed in Cedarville at the corner of M-134 and M-129 at about 9:10 a.m. More...

Cloverland Electric Gives Updates at Meeting in St. Ignace

Cloverland Electric Cooperative held an annual member meeting in St. Ignace Monday night, October 23, where CEO and President Dan Dasho addressed the small crowd gathered at Little Bear East Arena, announcing the retirement of St. More...

Les Cheneaux Club Fundraising Brunch Helps To Support Community, Culinary School

This year’s Les Cheneaux Club fundraising brunch on July 3 brought in $10,300, of which the club will donate $8,800 to the Les Cheneaux Community Schools and $1,500 to the Les Cheneaux Culinary School.  More...


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