November 30, 2017 RSS feed / News

Refund Destined for Cloverland Electric, But More Charges Loom

Cloverland Electric Cooperative expects to receive about $550,000 in refunds from Wisconsin Energy, but other charges for running the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette are still pending. More...

New Life Breathed Into Community Hoop House Gardens at St. Ignace; Volunteers Needed

Local residents have been working behind the St. Ignace Elementary and Middle School to revive the hoop house gardens, continuing the project’s original mission to engage students in food production. More...

For the Record...

In the November 16, 2017 edition of The St. Ignace News, a photograph caption stated that Milton Tracy St. Onge was a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. St. Onge is, in fact, a decorated U.S. Marines Corps combat veteran of World War II. More...

Les Cheneaux Christmas Open House Is This Weekend

The public is invited to the Les Cheneaux Historical Museum’s annual Christmas Open House and Christmas Tree Auction in Cedarville Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, December 3, from 1 p.m. More...

Find the Gaps and Fill Them In To Help Make Your Community Better, Says Kosor

Meet St. Ignace’s New Downtown Development Authority Director Renee Kosor

From her first job at a Big Boy restaurant when she was 14, to her newest position as director of the St. More...

Community Church Dinner Is Planned For December 2 at Brevort

Trinity Lutheran Church will host its fifth annual Community Dinner Saturday, December 2, at 5 p.m. at the church in Brevort. The dinner is free of charge, and everyone is welcome.   More...

St. Ignace Band Concert Is This Monday

The St. Ignace Area Schools holiday band concert will be Monday, December 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the LaSalle High School gymnasium. The sixth grade, middle school, high school, and jazz bands will all perform at the concert. More...

School Superintendent Contract Extended

St. Ignace Area Schools Superintend Don Gustafson had his contract extended through June 2020 at a special meeting of the school board Wednesday, November 15. The board went into a closed session to consider the evaluation of Mr. Gustafson. More...

Doughnut Sale Will Aid Les Cheneaux 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...

Bowling Team Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Is Dec. 6

The St. Ignace high school bowling team will sponsor a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Wednesday, December 6, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gateway Lanes and Fred’s Pub in St. Ignace. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. More...

Rudyard Historical Society Christmas Party Is Thurs.

The Rudyard Historical Society will host its annual Christmas potluck dinner Thursday, November 30, starting at 6 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. More...

Study Says Expanding U.P. Electricity Grid Too Costly, But Leaves Out Future Growth

Connecting the Upper Peninsula electricity grid to the Lower Peninsula at the Straits of Mackinac or to Ontario at Sault Ste. More...

St. Ignace Hunters Take Canadian Moose

Jay Tremble (left) and his son, John, went moose hunting in the Kenora District of northwestern Ontario, Canada, bagging a bull and cow moose. Each of them is pictured here with the bull moose they shot Saturday, October 28. More...

Local Students Present Projects, Claim Prizes at LSSU Science Fair

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District Mathematics and Science Center held its annual EUP Regional Science and Engineering Fair for 250 students in kindergarten through eighth grade Thursday, November 16, at Lake Superior State Univ More...

Curtis Erickson Center Hosts Grand Marais Chorus December 3

The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis will host the Grand Marais Community Chorus Sunday, December 3, at 2 p.m. in the performance level of the Erickson Center. The program is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted.   More...

Three Achieve Master Mason Degree at Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge 590 raised three Brothers, Stacy Huffman, Brian Decker, and Carl Gundersen, to the Master Mason degree at a ceremony at the Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge October 28, with the help of St. More...

Moose Lodge Hosts Christmas Bazaar December 2

The Women of Moose Lodge 999 will host a Christmas Bazaar Saturday, December 2, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge on Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace. A variety of vendors will be on hand to sell their handmade gifts. More...

Shane Talbot Wins Charter Fishing Trip Raffle

Shane Talbot, 12, won the firstever Les Cheneaux Masonic Lodge 590 charter fishing trip raffle, held earlier this fall, with a ticket purchased for him by his father, John. More...

Mobsteel Car Customization Team Wins Design Award at Famed SEMA Show in Las Vegas

The Mobsteel car customization team, including former St. Ignace resident Steve Ryan, from the Detroit shop recently won a design award at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. More...

Michigan Task Force Recommends Drone Ban on Mackinac Island

Michigan’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force has recommended that use of drones on Mackinac Island be prohibited in a state law that would regulate use of the small, remote-controlled flying craft.  More...

Burger Bash Fundraiser for Mike Wilkins Is Wednesday

A burger bash fundraiser for Mike Wilkins will be Wednesday, November 29, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fred’s Pub in St. Ignace. Admission is $8 donation per person at the door. There will be a silent auction until 7 p.m. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of November 20 through November 26, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to 10 property damage crashes, seven involving car and deer. More...

Santa Claus To Visit Clark Township Community Christmas Party This Weekend

The Community Christmas Party at the Clark Township Community Center in Cedarville will be Sunday, December 3, at 1 p.m. It will include a visit from Santa Claus and caroling. More...

Christmas Musicale Is December 3

The St. Ignace United Methodist Church will host its 56th annual Christmas Musicale Sunday,   December 3, at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.   More...

Ferry Lane, Land Use Discussion Underway at St. Ignace

Considering future land use in St. Ignace, “The question the city needs to answer is, ‘Where does St. More...

Pickford Children Celebrate Library Award

Pickford Public Schools second grade teacher Jessie Metrish (left) and Pickford Community Library Manager Ann Marie Smith show the Top Library banner the library received Friday, October 13, for being designated as a “Top Library” in the More...

No Decision Reached on Mackinaw City Casino Expansion; Discussion Continues

No final decisions were made when the Mackinaw City Village Council finance subcommittee met with members of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tuesday morning, November 21, to continue discussion about a proposal to expand the tribe&rsqu More...

Island’s McGuire Performs in Ann Arbor

Singer-songwriter and former Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau director Mary McGuire will perform this weekend at Guy Hollerin’s in Ann Arbor in a special tribute to the Beatles’ Abbey Road album and a fundraiser for the American Red Cross.& More...

Santa Claus Will Visit Rudyard This Friday

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

American Legion To Meet Dec. 4

The St. Ignace American Legion Post will meet Monday, December 4, at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall in St. Ignace. All members are asked to attend.   More...

Les Cheneaux Culinary School Class Is Largest Yet; Focuses on Farm-to-table Approach - Free Access

The fourth school year has begun at the Les Cheneaux Culinary School in Hessel with a record number of students ready to take on the year-long program. It began September 18 and continues through September 3, 2018. More...

No Changes to City Employee Health Care; Possible Next Year

Despite a 12-percent increase in the premium for next year, the Mackinac Island City Council has decided to renew its current health care insurance plan for municipal employees because the cost partly has been offset by a reduction in the number of e More...

Students To Perform Songs at Curtis Nov. 30

Students at Three Lakes Academy in Curtis and local homeschooled children became songwriters, singers, and recording artists this month with Dan Hall and his “Story Song Creations” workshop. More...

Jenifer Strauss Will Present Workshop at LaSalle Dec. 6

Storyteller Jenifer Strauss will present a physical improvisation workshop for teens who enjoy expressing themselves Wednesday, December 6, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at LaSalle High School in St. Ignace. More...

Mackinaw City Arts Council Receives $7,500 Grant; Membership Drive Underway

The Mackinaw City Area Arts Council has received a $7,500 grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for operations and projects next year. More...

Storyteller To Perform Holiday Program at Gros Cap School

Storyteller Jenifer Strauss will present a program of holiday stories and songs Wednesday, December 6, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Gros Cap School in Moran Township.  It is free and open to the public.   More...

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

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...

Mobile Food Pantry Is December 6

Feeding America West Michigan will distribute free food for those in need at Little Bear East Arena in St. Ignace Wednesday, December 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until food runs out. More...

St. Ignace City Crew Repairs Broken North State Street Water Valve

A section of North State Street between Marquette and Reagon streets was closed for several hours Wednesday, November 22, as a broken valve on one of the city’s water lines required immediate repairs. Workers from the St. More...


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