At St. Ignace, Residents and Visitors Are Welcome for A Hometown 4th of July



Frog Fest Is This Weekend

Highlights Ecology In Cedarville Area

Environmental awareness, entertainment, and community spirit will be the themes for the 15th annual FrogFest in Cedarville Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A free event hosted by the Les Cheneaux Watershed Council, most FrogFest gatherings will take place on the front lawn of Autore Oil and Propane Company at 11 a.m. FrogFest will offer tables of […]

Mustang Stampede Coming



Mackinaw City’s all-Ford Mustang Mackinaw Mustang Stampede car show will take place in the village from Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12. This year the main car display and the accompanying events, including a car parade across the Mackinac Bridge to St. Ignace, will take place Saturday, July 11. The event is free and open to the public. The […]

Curtis 4th of July: ‘Lots of People, Small-town Feel’



“It’s coming!” yelled Nate Stielstra as he sprinted toward his family along the main street of Curtis Sunday, July 5. He had been waiting for a first glimpse of the “Biggest Little Town Parade in Michigan” and couldn’t be happier to report back. Nate’s family, of McMillan, has attended the parade the past eight years, since before Nate was born, […]

Highway Project To Begin



Bacco Construction Company of Iron Mountain, contractor for I- 75 Business Loop repairs in St. Ignace, is expected to begin work around Monday, July 20. The project will rebuild the road and the overpass across I-75 at the northern end of the business loop. Work will begin at the intersection of North State Street and South Mackinac Lane in Evergreen […]

Mackinaw City and Two Townships Continue to Seek Fire Contract Deal



Mackinaw City, Mackinaw Township, and Wawatam Township are continuing fire contract discussions leading up to the village’s Thursday, July 9, public meeting on the topic. The Mackinaw City Village Council discussed its contract options Thursday, July 2, before scheduling a special meeting for Wednesday, July 8, at 8 a.m. to write up a proposed contract. Both townships have now responded […]

St. Ignace Fire Department Purchases New Protective Equipment



The St. Ignace Fire Department purchased new personal protective equipment for its firefighters, known as turnout gear, with a $61,750 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Each set of turnout gear includes protective pants, jackets, helmets, and boots, and must be replaced every 10 years. The new gear is dark brown, which will show less wear and tear than […]

Lee Chatfield To Host Local Office Hours Thursday, July 10



State Representative Lee Chatfield will be available to meet with people during office hours Thursday, July 9, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Java Joe’s in St. Ignace. He will also meet with people at Willabee’s Restaurant in Brimley from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the same day. No appointment is needed to meet with Mr. Chatfield. He represents […]

Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force Report Expected Mid-July



The Michigan Petroleum Pipeline Task Force report is now expected in mid-July, rather than at the end of June as expected, but a date for the report’s release has not yet been made available by the attorney general’s office, said Brad Wurfel, director of communications for the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Tuesday, July 7. The DEQ expects a meeting […]

Fixing State Roads Becomes Complex Issue for Politicians

Michigan Politics

Seldom have Michigan’s legislative and executive branches had such a complex issue as the current one on how to fix state roads. Potholes abound on roads and on political trails. After long debate, politicians put on the May 5 ballot a complicated Proposal 1 road fix that voters overwhelmingly, and wisely, rejected. Now the state House and Senate, both ruled […]