December 28, 2017 RSS feed / News

Still No Bids on Mackinac Island State Park Property; Land To Be Sold in 2018

Three state-owned lots in Hubbard’s Annex on Mackinac Island are still up for sale, after the property failed to sell for the second time at public auction this fall. More...

Faster Internet Speeds Coming to Downtown Mackinac Island

People in downtown Mackinac Island are expected to experience faster upload and download speeds with the installation of high speed fiber optic cable. More...

Planning Commission Recommends Moving Bridge Walk to Sunday

The Mackinac County Planning Commission strongly recommends that the Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) consider moving the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk from Monday to Sunday, now that the bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic during the event.  More...

Wildfire Is Unlikely on Island

Moisture, Maturity Among Aspects That Serve To Protect Forest on Mackinac Island, Says Natural History Curator

The untrimmed forest that covers much of Mackinac Island has builtin protections from the kind of wildfire that in the last two years has devastated the warmer, drier woodlands of the Pacific Northwest. More...

Moran Township Approves MDOT Plan for US-2 Warning Lane Near Freighter Dock

The Moran Township Board of Trustees has approved a resolution supporting Michigan Department of Transportation plans for a right-turn lane and warning lights on the south side of US-2 at the entrance to Sand Products Corporation, whose plant is on t More...

For the Record...

In the December 21 edition of The St. Ignace News, a report titled “Laundromat Expansion Complete; No More Waiting,” it was incorrectly stated that Captains Quarters Wash & Dray Dock Coin Laundromat was open 24 hours a day. More...

Mackinac Bridge Traffic Down For the Month of November

November traffic on the Mackinac Bridge was down 1.8% this year, compared to the same month last year. The Mackinac Bridge Authority reports that 263,335 vehicles crossed in November, compared to 268,276 in 2016. More...

Community Enjoys Hearing Choir Perform at Engadine Library Christmas Tea

The Engadine Library hosted a Christmas Tea Wednesday afternoon, December 20. The event was started three years ago by then- Head Librarian Janice Wagner. It features entertainment by the students of Engadine Consolidated Schools. More...

School Board Suspends Student For Remainder of School Year

An unidentified St. Ignace student has been suspended for undisclosed reasons after exceeding the allowable 15 disciplinary points. The action followed a closed disciplinary hearing conducted by the St. More...

Students Display Christmas Cheer at Elementary Concert in St. Ignace

The gymnasium at St. Ignace Middle School was filled with family and friends for the annual Christmas program Wednesday, December 20. More...

St. Ignace School Welcomes Kindergarten Students

The students of Nicki Lee’s kindergarten class include (front, from left) Anden Keiser, Emmie Smith, AJ Babione, Katie Cadotte, MJ Coleman, Savannah O’Brien, Patton Gilmore; (middle) Domi More...

2017 Gros Cap School Kindergarten Class Eager To Learn

At right: Teacher Alyssa Rickley’s 2017/2018 Gros Cap School kindergarten class has 11 students this year, including (from left) Ellianna Edwards, James Horn, Cordell Corrigan, Ronnie Colegrove, Eli Lester, Sydnie Pages, Garrett Laysell, Quinn More...

Huron’s Return Imminent, Says Star Line Ferry

After repairs sidelined the Huron for almost two months, Star Line’s winter ferry could be back in service before the New Year, according to Chief Executive Officer Jerry Fetty.  More...

Search Continues for a Chief Of Police on Mackinac Island

The Mackinac Island City Council has selected three finalists in its search for a chief of police. The search began when Brett Riccinto announced his resignation late last summer. A candidate chosen in November declined to accept the position. More...

Mackinac Island Mayor Appoints Committee for Islands Summit

The creation of a Great Lakes islands coalition has taken a step forward with the appointments of city council member Dennis Bradley, treasurer Rick Linn, Public Works director Mike Olson, librarian Anne St. More...

St. Ignace City Counil Members Paid $1,830 for Month of November

St. Ignace City Council members were paid $1,830 for the month of November. The mayor receives $70 to attend council meetings and $60 to attend committee meetings or represent the city at events. More...

Peterson, Evers, Gross, Bonello Conclude Chamber Work

‘Friends and Family’-- Director Reflects on 32 Years as Crew of 4 Retires

“Leaving is much more difficult than I thought it would be,” said Janet Peterson, who worked her last day as the director of the St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce Friday, December 22. More...

Gros Cap School Students Delight Audience at Holiday Music Program

The Gros Cap School’s second grade class takes to the stage Thursday night, December 21, to perform “I Want to be an Elf” during the school’s holiday music program. More...

Louis Leveille Honored for Four Decades of Coast Guard Auxiliary Service

Louis Leveille of St. Ignace, who has been a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary regional division commander in St. Ignace, Cedarville, Sault Ste. More...

Hessel Sisters Fulfill Dream of Opening Business Together With Pie Company

Shantelle Gough and Linda Cantrell, owners of Twisted Sisters Pie Company in Hessel, are all about family. More...

Mackinaw City Volunteers Wrap Toy Drive Gifts

At right: A team of volunteers from the Mackinaw City Public Schools and the local community came to the Mackinaw City Village Hall Friday morning, December 22, to wrap gifts in preparation for their distribution by the Mackinaw City Police Departmen More...

Free Services Offered for Veterans; Many Have Never Filed Claims

Many veterans who saw combat during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam have never filed claims for any kind of veterans’ benefits, says Phil Presnell, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) U.S. Assistant State Field Service Officer. More...

Stomp the Park, Hike, Bonfire Planned January 6

The public may take part in three local events, or one or two of their choice, to celebrate National Winter Trails Day is Saturday, January 6. Hiawatha National Forest, Straits State Park in St. Ignace, North Country Trail Town St. More...

Farmers and Artisans Market Will Be Held Year-around

The Les Cheneaux Farmers and Artisans Market is held every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hessel School House on Cedar Road. More...

Pennington House Assisted Living in Pickford Receives Donation as Opening Approaches

Construction is almost complete on the new Pennington Home adult assisted living facility and hospice in Pickford. More...


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