5 Candidates Remain as City Wraps Up Manager Interviews

Council To Decide: Appoint New Mayor or Hold Special Feb. Election

The list of candidates for the St. Ignace city manager’s position has dwindled from nine to five and City Council concluded its remaining applicant interviews Monday, November 21. Council may not make its final decision until January and will try to schedule a face-to-face interview with a candidate from New Hampshire who interviewed last week by telephone. Three local applicants […]

Kids Make the Most of First Snowfall



Chamber of Commerce Re-defines Focus on Promotion of Businesses

Split Between Visitors Bureau, Chamber Leads to Fresh Perspective

With the recent split between the St. Ignace Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce, the promotion of St. Ignace is being redefined. Now, the Visitors Bureau will concentrate on its mission to market St. Ignace around the state and beyond and the Chamber will continue its long-standing mission of promoting local business and its development, and assisting […]

Sign of the Season: Channel Buoys Pulled in Bitter Weather



The United States Coast Guard from Sault Ste. Marie removed the last of the channel buoys from the Les Cheneaux Islands Friday morning, November 18. The men battled bitterly cold weather and winds whipped up over the lake by a storm system that dumped four to six inches of snow around the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

Audit: Mackinac Island School in Great Shape

Fund Balance $1.1 Million, Enough To Operate for Year

Mackinac Island Public School’s fund balance, at $1.1 million, is enough to operate the facility for the entire year, auditors reported at the Thursday, November 17 meeting of the Mackinac Island Board of Education. At the end of its last fiscal year on June 30, reported Kari Kortz, a certified public accountant with Rehmann Robson of Cheboygan, the fund balance […]

City Recreation Committee Seeks New Focus for Little Bear Task Force



Improved telephone access, a better Web site, and color brochures are immediate projects being undertaken by the St. Ignace Recreation Advisory Committee toward increasing revenues at Little Bear East Arena and Conference Center. Little else was agreed on at a meeting Wednesday, November 9, however, including whose job it is to promote the ailing facility and what is happening with […]

Gros Cap School To Replace 22 Windows

Plans of How To Manage $124,000 Project Debated

As temperatures drop and winds increase, cold air is blowing through the windows at Gros Cap School, and the school board met Monday, November 7, to consider an estimate by Wolgast Corporation of Saginaw to replace 22 of them. The board ultimately approved the $124,000 estimate by a 3-2 vote, and the expensive proposition sparked a debate over which philosophy […]

Three-Car Accident Kills Naubinway Man



William Tulinsky, 47, of Naubinway was killed in a three-car accident on highway US-2 at Epoufette Bay Road in Hendricks Township Sunday, November 20. Mr. Tulinsky was in his pick-up truck in the west-bound lane of US-2, waiting to make a left-hand turn onto Epoufette Bay Road, when he was rear-ended by another vehicle. The impact sent both vehicles into […]

Engadine Advances to Regional Final

Eagles Have To Beat Tough Cedarville Squad Third Time This Season, 50-39

Engadine advanced to the Class D region 31 championship game with a 50-39 win over Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference foe Cedarville at the Ronald “Bud” Cooper Gymnasium on the campus of Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Monday, November 21. The Eagles played Harbor Light Christian in the title game at LSSU Tuesday, November 22, with the winner taking on either […]

Cedarville’s Young Arraigned on Felonious Assault



Jack Young, 74, of Cedarville was arraigned on three counts of felonious assault Monday, November 21, after threatening residents of Les Cheneaux Village Apartments and a sheriff’s deputy with a knife Friday, November 18. Mr. Young is being held at the Mackinac County Jail in St. Ignace, with a $100,000 posted bond. His next appearance in 92nd District Court will […]