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Diane Patrick Elected To Chair Mackinac County Board of Commissioners

Diane Patrick of Cedarville has been elected to chair the Mackinac County Board of Commissioners, replacing Jim Hill, who has chaired the board for five years. She was nominated by Mr. Hill and approved unanimously. Mr. Hill will replace Mrs. More...

Boynton Trio Will Perform at Library

The Boynton Trio will perform at the St. Ignace Public Library Wednesday, January 17, at 7 p.m.  The group consists of St. More...

Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Activity Report

For the week of January 1 through January 7, the following activity was reported by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office:  • Deputies responded to 19 property damage crashes, 10 involving car and deer. More...

Snowmobile Trail Caretakers Wishing, Hoping, Waiting for More Snow

The snowmobile trails in the Eastern Upper Peninsula are in less than ideal condition, rocky and in desperate need of snow. Those who keep watchful eyes over the trails, like Straits Area Snowmobile Club Vice President Neil Hill at St. More...

Soo Locks Will Be Closed for Winter Maintenance

The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie will be closed from Monday, January 15, through Sunday, March 25. The Army Corps of Engineers will use this time to perform critical maintenance on the lock structures, it announced Monday, January 8.  More...

Fire Call Friday Due to Defective Smoke Alarms

The St. Ignace Fire Department was called to a home on Mackinac Trail in Evergreen Shores Friday, January 5, to respond to fire alarms. The alarms were defective, said St. Ignace Fire Chief Gary Sorenson, and tripped prematurely. More...

Outdoor Activities Celebrated at Winter Trails Day, Stomp the Park

Winter Trails Day Saturday, January 6, came to a close with Stomp the Park at Straits State Park in St. Ignace. More...

Flu Shots Still Available at Health Department, Hospital; Encouraged for Everyone

It’s never too late to get a flu shot, even though flu season is well underway, according to epidemiologists at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. More...

Mackinaw Area Public Library Offers Digital Movies

Mackinaw Area Public Library is offering thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, and audiobooks for mobile and online access through a new partnership with Hoopla Digital. The service began Tuesday, January 2.  More...

St. Ignace School May Seek Special Education Aide

The St. Ignace Area Schools Board of Education will soon consider hiring a part-time paraprofessional to work with special education students in St. Ignace Elementary School. In early January, St. More...

Miller Wins Snowsfest Contest for Second Year in a Row

Les Cheneaux Community Schools fifth grade student Ryane Miller has been selected as the winner in the school’s annual contest to design the button for the annual Les Cheneaux Snowsfest celebration next month. More...

American Red Cross Plans To Host Three Local Blood Drives

The American Red Cross will host blood drives at the following locations, dates, and times:  Rudyard: Friday, January 12, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the Rudyard Township Hall Community Center at 18725 South Mackinac Trail.   More...

State Park Ice Rink Open on Mackinac Island; Winter Activities Planned

The ice rink at Mackinac Island State Park is open for the season, and is available for use anytime.  More...

State Street Proposal Gets Public Hearing Mon.

The St. Ignace City Council has scheduled a public hearing during its regular meeting Monday, January 15, at 7 p.m. in city council chamber of city hall. More...

St. Ignace Marina Parking Lot To Be Kept Clear

The St. Ignace Marina parking lot will be plowed more regularly after it was a topic of discussion at the Wednesday, January 3, meeting of the St. Ignace City Council. More...

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO LEFT US IN 2017

This list, featured annually in The St. Ignace News, memorializes those whose obituaries have appeared in the newspaper during the past 12 months. This list includes 300 persons, whose ages range from six years old to 106. More...

Controlled Burn on Bois Blanc Planned

White smoke rose from Bois Blanc Island Tuesday, January 9, as a controlled fire was burned to clear a lot slated for construction. More...

Lehto’s Pasties To Open Location Downtown

Lehto’s Pasties will soon open a second location in St. Ignace at 624 North State Street, at the corner of Reagon Street. More...

Snowmobile Riders Offer Fundraiser Dinner Jan. 17

The local “For Women Only” snowmobile riders from the Les Cheneaux Snowmobile Club will stage a fundraising dinner Wednesday, January 17, to benefit Easter Seals, an organization assisting those with disabilities. More...

Garen, Welch Named Students of Month at LaSalle

Alicia Garen and Aaron Welch, both seniors at LaSalle High School, have been selected as December Students of the Month by school faculty.  Alicia Garen  More...

Audrey Fick Pens ‘Murder in the Snows’

Inspired by the settings of Cedarville, Hessel, St. Ignace, and Sault Ste. More...

Townsend To Present Historical Talk in Rudyard on January 11

Les Townsend will be the featured speaker at the Rudyard Historical Society meeting, presenting little known facts of local history, Thursday, January 11, at 7 p.m. at the Rudyard Community Center on Mackinac Trail. More...

Birge Nature Preserve Expanding in Les Cheneaux

The Birge/Mertaugh/Nye Nature Preserve Complex just west of Hessel will be expanding by 40 acres, with its new addition to include 2,000 feet of frontage along Steele Creek and a quarter mile along M-134. More...

Litzner To Give Presentation at Baraga Program

A world premiere of an installment of “They Might Be Saints: Bishop Frederic Baraga” from EWTN featuring the life of Bishop Frederic Baraga will be held Friday, January 19, at St. Peter Cathedral at 311 West Baraga Avenue in Marquette. More...

Berkompas, Robbins Honored At Rudyard Christmas Social

The Alpha Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International gathered for a Christmas social December 2 at St. James Lutheran Church in Rudyard. More...

Island Council Continues Search for New Police Chief

Three police chief candidates were scheduled to interview with the Mackinac Island City Council Tuesday, January 9, the latest round in a search conducted since September. The city would like a new chief in time for the summer tourist season. More...


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