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State Lessens Ballast Water Standards To Increase Shipping Competitiveness

Michigan legislators seek to relax environmental regulations on ballast water from oceangoing freighters and bring the state in line with federal standards with House Bill 5095. More...

Line 5 Alternatives Analysis Now Available to the Public

The alternatives analysis for Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 twin pipelines that run beneath the Straits of Mackinac was made public Monday, November 20. More...

Book Store Closing November 27

Monday morning, November 27, will be the end of the line for the Book World store at 52 North State Street in St. Ignace. More...

Loehr Pleads Guilty in Deadly Crash

Curtis resident Andrew Loehr pled guilty in Mackinac County’s 11th Circuit Court September 8 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He is tentatively scheduled for sentencing Friday, December 8. More...

Clark Twp. Board May Be Tasked With Choosing Fire Chief

The Clark Township Volunteer Fire Department is challenged to find a new chief because members are reluctant to step into the position owing to the amount of time that must be committed to the job, Department Chief Administrative Officer Jack Otstot More...

Oncology Care Donation Memorializes LaTaunya Paquin

The St. Ignace and Cedarville offices of U.P. State Credit Union raised $2,714 for the Mackinac Straits Health System Foundation by selling pink ribbons and donating $10 for each loan generated during the month of October. More...

Fire Safety Presented To Students at Gros Cap School

Why did the subject of Darth Vader come up at the recent Gros Cap Elementary fire education assembly? Because the sound of a fully suited-up firefighter wearing breathing apparatus sounds a lot like the evil dark warlord in the Star Wars saga.  More...

Moran Township Declines MDOT Property, But Eyes Different Parcel

The Moran Township Board of Trustees declined an offer from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to purchase a property in the St. More...

Christmas Carol Sing-along Will Be at Gros Cap Church December 7

The Christmas carol sing-along at the Gros Cap Church in Moran Township will take place Thursday, December 7, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner Offered in Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City’s Church of the Straits will host its annual community Thanksgiving Day dinner Thursday, November 23. The free meal at the church is open to all members of the public. More...

Cedarville Doughnut Sale To Aid Junior Class Prom

The junior class at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville is selling doughnuts to raise funds for the prom. Orders will be taken until Monday, December 4, with payment due at the time of placing the order. More...

Sheriff’s Safety Program Seeks Financial Aid

The Mackinac County Sheriff’s Department is sending sponsor request letters asking for donations to help cover costs for its annual Bike and Senior Safety Program for the senior citizens and children of Mackinac County. More...

Three New Healthcare Providers Join Staff at Mackinac Straits; Accepting Patients

Three new healthcare providers have joined the staff at Mackinac Straits Health System and are now accepting patients. Dr. Robert Sharon is the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. More...

Historical Society Welcomes New Board Members

The Michilimackinac Historical Society of St. Ignace welcomed new board members Connie Litzner, Paula McNamara-Underwood, and Dave Kunze following the annual member meeting in October. Mary Alban was also reelected. More...

Curtis Aglow Parade, Craft Show Is This Weekend

Curtis Aglow Weekend activities include a Santa Parade Friday, November 24, at 6 p.m. Hot chocolate will be provided at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis following the parade.  More...

Mackinaw Parade Fish Fry Fundraiser Is November 29

A fish fry to benefit the Mackinaw Memorial Parade in May will be Wednesday, November 29, in the banquet room at Audie’s Restaurant in Mackinaw City from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Interest Continues To Grow In College Credit Courses

Interest in college-credit courses among high school students is rising. In addition to preparing them for college, the classes save students a lot of money because, as part of free high school education, they avoid paying college tuition.  More...

Retired State Employees To Meet

The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will meet Monday, December 4, at noon in the conference room of the State Office Building at 305 Ludington Street in Escanaba. More...

New Appointments Made To Fill Vacancies for Mackinac Island Municipal Boards

Mackinac Island Mayor Margaret Doud announced November 3 her selections to fill six seats on municipal boards and commissions, replacing members who had resigned, retired, and/or moved off the Island. More...

St. Ignace Planning Commission Public Meeting Will Be Nov. 28

The St. Ignace Planning Commission has scheduled a public meeting Tuesday, November 28, at 7 p.m. at the St. Ignace Public Library. More...

St. Ignace City Council Members Paid $1,530 for the Month of Oct.

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,530 for the month of October. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

City Buys Lot Near Tower

Council Packet Deliveries Considered as Result of Citizen Questions; Health Care Savings Discussed

The City of St. Ignace is going to purchase a vacant lot of land between Marley Street and I-75, currently owned by Jennifer Glashaw, for $14,000, the assessed value of the property. More...

Huron Expected To Return Tuesday

Star Line is anticipating the return of the Huron by Tuesday, November 28. The crew at Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, is completing the repairs to the bow and the stern. More...

For the Record...

The starting wage for teachers at Beaver Island Community School is $40,000, not $85,000, as an October 12, 2017 article called “Islands of Great Lakes Join Forces” stated. More...

Mackinaw City Casino Proposal Still Under Consideration

A tribe’s request to expand the Mackinaw City casino has been sent to the Mackinaw City Village Council finance subcommittee for an in-depth review.  More...

Pickford Collector Elmer Bower Shares Wealth of Knowledge About Coins

They jingle in a pocket and they weigh down a purse, but they are essential in almost any cash financial transaction. Coins. Multitudes pass through people’s hands every year with little thought to them. More...

Santa Claus Will Visit Rudyard Community Center December 1

Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the Rudyard Community Center Friday, December 1. More...

Erickson Center Displays ‘Puppets on Parade’

The Erickson Center for the Arts newest gallery exhibit “Puppets on Parade” will be on display starting Monday, November 6, at the Erickson Center in Curtis. More...

Les Cheneaux Preschool Will Host Christmas Bazaar Nov. 25

The Les Cheneaux Preschool will host its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Les Cheneaux Community Schools in Cedarville. Local artisans will offer their wares. More...

VFW Offers Thanksgiving Dinner

The St. Ignace VFW will offer a community turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The public is welcome. Donations will be accepted.  For meal deliveries, call (906) 643-9602.   More...

Immaculate Conception Church in Moran Receives Icon Blessed by Pope

The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moran was chosen by the Knights of Columbus in Michigan as the final home for the Icon of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception that was blessed by Pope Francis in 2013. More...

Szilagy Turns Down Offer; Search Continues for New Island Chief

Captain Darin Szilagy of the Detroit Police Department has turned down a contract offer to become the new police chief of Mackinac Island because the city’s offer cannot compensate for his pension plan. More...

Study Underway To Understand Future of EUP Retail Market

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Telecom Equipment Coming to Snowmobile Museum After Donation

Naubinway’s Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum soon will be equipped with telecommunications equipment allowing western Mackinac County residents and organizations more access to online meetings and classes — the result of a $4,500 Enbridg More...

Clark Township Recreation Plan Online Survey Now Open

The online survey for the Clark Township Recreation Plan is now open. More...

New Early College Program Will Be Offered to EUP High School Students

Students in the Eastern Upper Peninsula will soon be able to take part in the new Early Middle College program at Lake Superior State University (LSSU). More...

Old St. Ignace Telephone Now on Display at Museum

The Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer Museum in Montrose now has on display an old acoustic telephone similar to an early telephone used in St. Ignace in the 1880s. More...


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